Jeff Koons stands in from his Tulips sculpture in front of Christie’s at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Tulips is the most complex and colorful sculpture of the artist’s Celebration series. The five meter bouquet of seven polychrome tulips will be on view at Christie’s 20 Rockefeller until tonights evening sale – Tulips is estimated to bring in 20-30 million dollars.
An exhibition, entitled Holy Shit, of assembled sculptures by musician Alan Vega, who with Martin Rev founded the iconic underground band Suicide in New York in the early days of Punk music, is currently on view until November 24, at Galerie Laurent Godin, 5, rue du grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris. See more photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]
Skarstedt Gallery presents the White Paintings by Richard Prince comprising ten paintings from the series executed during the early 1990s. Prince’s White Paintings are raw and energetic in comparison to his more straightforward “re-photographs” of the 1970s and the Monochromatic Jokes of the 1980s. In the White Paintings, handwritten and printed jokes mingle with gestural marks, silkscreened imagery, and graphic fragments all strewn across a white-pigmented backdrop. White Paintings will be on view until December 15, 2012 at Skarstedt Gallery, 20 E 79th St, New York, NY
Salon 94 Bowery features Jules de Balincourt’s first solo show with the gallery, Ecstatic Contact, comprised of 6 new large-scale paintings. Known for his abstract and figurative paintings of utopian, dystopian and marginalized communities as well as American politics, de Balincourt breaks new ground in an exploration of collective global anxieties. In his studio, de Balincourt simultaneously paints up to 10 works. Without preparatory drawings, he intuitively moves from painting to painting, allowing one to influence the next. This new body of work addresses the uncertainties of contemporary human life. Ecstatic Contact will be on view until January 13, 2012 at Salon 94, 243 Bowery, New York, NY.
Shizaru Gallery presents Bad For You, an exhibition of contemporary art curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. Composed of artists based primarily in America, Bad For You seeks to capture the panoramic strand of contemporary art that deals with the exhibition’s eponymous title. Artists include Robert Longo, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Aurel Schmidt, Andy Warhol and more. On view until November 23, 2012 at Shizary Gallery, 112 Mount Street, London, England. See more photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès presents an exhibition called Resolution of Reality, a solo exhibition by Joo Choon Lin. The iconic pop tune from the 1980s was a premonition of the dawn of a technological era. While our experiences today are greatly connected to the extraordinary pace of technological advancement, it has produced a vast amount of waste in its wake. Joo Choon Lin’s Resolution of Reality resurrects these forgotten electronic gadgets in her latest construction of scenarios, portraying technology’s fragile life cycle. This site-specific installation on the third floor of the Hermès store in Singapore explores the unlikely relationship between technology and nostalgia, both fundamentally incompatible concepts by definition – technology incites change whereas nostalgia resists it. Resolution of Reality will be on view until December 16 at Third Floor, Hermès, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore. See more photographs after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Pop Pop Bang is a collaboration between creative director Anna Burns and the photographer Thomas Brown. Through the use of various mediums the pair have curated an exhibition that explores the masculine world of B-Movies and juxtaposed it with the traditional British landscape. Using the themes of said movies – girls, guns and explosives – and twisting it against a very British backdrop these two challenge not only the premise of each subject but also the use of their chosen medias. The duo created a wall of umbrellas displaying elements of the classic B-Movie and located them within three landscapes – one being the forest, then London’s docklands and finally the grounds of Suffolk Manor house. See the short film after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents the solo exhibition of Damien Hirst, the Mentor Artist of the Future Generation Art Prize. Entitled Two Weeks One Summer, the show is embedded into the context of the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, Hirst presents a series of eleven dynamic new paintings he has been working on since summer of 2010. The exhibition will be open from November 3, 2012 till January 6, 2013 in the PinchukArtCentre.
The PinchukArtCentre is exhibiting 21 shortlisted artists for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. The exhibition focuses on the presentation of newly produced works giving a chance for nominated artists to show off their most advanced position. It offers a remarkable view on the new tendencies and artistic practices of the next generation of artists.The exhibition will be open from November 3, 2012 till January 6, 2013 in the PinchukArtCentre (Kiev, Ukraine). The Main Prize Winner receiving $100 000, will be announced at the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012 by an international distinguished jury in Kiev, Ukraine.