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The exhibition catalogue of Gavin Turk at Newport Street Gallery. Currently showing – until 19th March 2017. RRP £25
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This fully illustrated catalogue is published on the occasion of ‘Now’, a solo show of work by Jeff Koons presented at Damien Hirst’s exhibition space, Newport Street Gallery, London (May – October 2016). RRP £50
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Polly Morgan is an accomplished taxidermist who uses her skills to create work in a contemporary context. In this work she continues her series, using taxidermy snakes.
The Complete Spot Paintings is the first and most significant documentation of Damien Hirst’s iconographic spot paintings and this comprehensive publication spans his career. Every spot painting Hirst has produced is included in this substantial publication with over 99% of them illustrated. RRP £195
These Colin Glen works are available to view at a private space and examine a sterling silver ball, specifically using silver point on jesso. These are available to view by appointment only by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Left to right: Books–Various artists; The Rape of Persephone Wallpaper–Damien Hirst; All You Need is Love–Damien Hirst; Psalm Prints–Damien Hirst; Butterfly Etching–Damien Hirst; Tassel Garlands–Confetti System; Scarves–Misha Milovanovich; Deckchairs–Damien Hirst; Spot Clocks–Damien Hirst
LOVE IS A BIRD LOVE IS A BURDEN–Sarah Lucas and Olivier Garbay
VIPP spot bin–Damien Hirst
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Vases–Eduardo Sarabia; For the Love of God print–Damien Hirst; Receive Thy Message–Adam Dix; Ghost–Boo Saville; Dark Black Heaven (Nite Time)–Damien Hirst; Egle–Ross McNicol; Girl on Swing, Santa Maria in Sanita, Naples–Johnnie Shand Kydd
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Public reception: Friday 22nd March 2013, 6-8pm
Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
Until 20th April 2013
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to collaborate with Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld on a two-person exhibition pairing long time gallery artist Ashley Bickerton and Nicolas Pol together for the first time. The exhibition presents a dialogue between two distinctive and wildly imaginative artists, born of different generations, who draw upon a similar reactive nature to construct vibrant, fantastical, and often times, otherworldly images of apocalyptic proportion.
Ashley Bickerton’s work from the late 80s and early 90s was fueled by a critical assessment of America’s obsession with consumerism; created in reaction to the sleek packaging, corporate branding, and growing reliance on technology that dominated the cultural landscape at the time. His object-based sculptures, or “Culture-scapes,” from this period were angry, defiant constructions covered in logos and seemingly built to withstand apocalyptic devastation. Bickerton’s move to Bali in 1997 paralleled a dramatic visual shift to figurative painting and sculpture. As an expat, he found the “idyllic” paradise to be “riddled with corruption, greed, snarling Third-World traffic and a booming 21st century economy.” His new work depicting scenes of modern-day hedonism, carried out by fictional characters of a surreal and hallucinatory nature, portray a world lacking in morality, one that has moved beyond redemption. Five works by Bickerton, spanning a twenty-year period, will be featured in the exhibition, including four paintings and an early sculpture from 1992 entitled Seascape: Floating Costume to Drift for Eternity III (Elvis Suit).
A similar sense of absurdity and dark humor plays into Nicolas Pol’s paintings of obscure visions where sin and forbidden fantasies run wild. Six new canvases reveal a vast array of historical references, ranging from medieval times to modern scientific advancements, as well as artistic styles, dating from the Renaissance to present day. Like Bickerton, Pol constructs allegorical fictions rife with sexual innuendo, disillusionment and malevolence. His central characters are often skeletal depictions of the fallen man struggling for salvation. In Grey Martus, a group of overly stimulated island inhabitants attempt to exorcize themselves from surrounding evil. Pol also returns to his fictional world Neverlodge, half brothel, half adult amusement park, in the painting Fat Man and Little Boy on NL Map, where scenes from a nuclear disaster are juxtaposed against a map of the artist’s sinister play land.
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On view January 20–March 31, 2013
The artist-design firm CONFETTISYSTEM works in a multivalent environment that resists simple categorization by discipline. The firm creates set designs, objects, and interactive installations for a range of partners including corporate clients, musicians, and art institutions. Comfortable in an advertising campaign, on a concert stage, or in a gallery, their work can be regarded as sculpture, design, and product–a confluence that is unconcerned with differences of commercial enterprise and nonprofit, the varying demands of function and aesthetics, and distinctions between consumer and connoisseur.
For MoMA PS1’s two-story gallery, CONFETTISYSTEM (Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, est. 2008) has created an immersive environment inspired by the mechanics of theatrical staging and fly systems. Evoking theatrical scrims and curtains, 100 Arrangements features new and older design elements by Andersen and Ho that are suspended from above and can be adjusted to varying heights to produce nearly endless permutations. The work serves as a performance space, playing host to live events that are part of MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions program. The variable environment can be reconfigured to best suit each event, highlighting a compositional system that allows for a functional design.
CONFETTISYSTEM has art directed and created installations and sets for numerous fashion brands as well as musical acts Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Beyonce. In addition to decorating for private celebrations and working as creative consultants for numerous private labels, CONFETTISYSTEM has created custom design work for The New York Times, American Ballet Theatre, Opening Ceremony, Lanvin, Other Criteria UK, and Pop magazine with Gagosian Gallery, among others. For the past three years, CONFETTISYSTEM has created custom stage sets for MoMA PS1’s Warm Up music series.