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New psalm prints by Damien Hirst

November 30, 2015 by Mary

Other Criteria are pleased to unveil five new psalm prints, also available in glitter, at Art Miami Booth C9, on the 1st of December at 5.30pm EST.

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Hirst’s Psalm prints draw directly from the butterfly collages of his larger gloss paintings. With the butterfly wings separated and ordered in a mandala-like pattern, their arrangement mimics the precision of a collector’s display. Also calling to mind the exquisite stained glass of Europe’s great cathedrals, the wings of these creatures unite the celestial and the earthly to present us with the possibility of beauty in death.

These new psalms will be exhibited in our London, Ilfracombe and New York stores from the 2nd December.

Michael Craig-Martin: Transience

November 24, 2015 by Mary

25 Nov 2015 to 14 Feb 2016

This winter, the Serpentine presents an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin, one of the best-known British artists of his generation. This is the first solo show of Craig-Martin’s work in a London public institution since 1989.

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Michael Craig Martin, Untitled (light blurb), 2014
Acrylic on aluminium, Private Collection
Photo: Mike Bruce, courtesy of Serpentine Gallery

This exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin will bring together works from 1981 to 2015, including his era-defining representations of once familiar yet obsolete technology; laptops, games consoles, black-and-white televisions and incandescent lightbulbs that highlight the increasing transience of technological innovation. The exhibition will also feature new wallpaper that has been conceived especially for the exhibition.

From the earliest work in the show, a wall drawing first produced in 1981 (the same year that the first personal computer was made available), to a painting from 2014 that depicts the minimal lines of an iPhone, Craig-Martin’s work has recorded the profound impact that electronic technology has had on the way we consume and communicate. The exhibition explores the seismic shift from analogue processes to digital technologies that informed the production and distribution of new kinds of objects in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Craig-Martin's early works explored the conceptual possibilities of contemporary art, testing the boundaries between functional and functionless forms. The introduction of digital technology in recent years has resulted in the breakdown of the relationship between form and function, a process that Craig-Martin captures in his depictions of successive inventions, from the battery to the cassette to the laptop.

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Michael Craig-Martin, Fake
Limited edition print available at Other Criteria

Craig-Martin has participated in a number of Serpentine events and group exhibitions: Memory Marathon (2012); Map Marathon (2011), Wall to Wall (1994), Here and Now: Twenty-three years of the Serpentine Gallery (1993); Objects for the Ideal Home: The Legacy of Pop Art (1991); Vessel: Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics (1987); Summer Show 5 (1976, as selector) and Art as Thought Process (1974). He also produced a new map, linking the Serpentine’s two buildings, to celebrate the opening of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in 2013.

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 2AR

The Humble Hanger

November 19, 2015 by Mary

True Rocks in collaboration with Rachel Howard are presenting their limited edition jewellery. “The Humble Hanger” is available in 18 Carat Yellow or Rose Gold, the pendants are in editions of 50 each in small & large. Each one comes with an engraved signature & numbered on an 18 Carat gold tag. The jewellery is made in London.

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The Humble Hanger, Rachel Howard & True Rocks, 18 Carat Gold Pendant

Rachel Howard says ‘The Humble Hanger is a celebration of the overlooked and commonplace, its function is taken for granted whereas here The Humble Hanger is honouring the workaday, elevated to something more grand. The simplicity of the wire hanger is beautiful; a few bends and a couple of twists. The Humble Hanger is also an object that eludes to the human body, eliciting perhaps loss, absence and love.’

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Rachel Howard, Ink on Paper, 2015

Howard graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University, in 1991. She is both an abstract and figurative painter. 2015 has been a busy year with her first solo museum exhibition in the UK at the Jerwood Gallery, and group shows at other public spaces including Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge UK, 21er Haus Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria, Drawing Room, London and presently Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960 from the Permanent Collection, Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina, USA. Howard’s work can be found in a variety of public and private collections.

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Rachel Howard, Ink on Paper, 2015

True Rocks Jewellery was established in 2014 by Emily Bradbury & Dawn Hindle of Ibiza Rocks & Pikes fame.

True Rocks reflects Emily and Dawn’s lifestyle & influences including music, fashion & most importantly art. True Rocks are passionate about working closely with todays leading British artists to create unique jewellery.

Their philosophy is “jewellery with attitude, wear it with confidence”. True Rocks Jewellery is available for purchase at www.truerocks.com or contact emily@truerocks.com.

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Rachel Howard in collaboration with True Rocks © photo Elina Simonem

Other Criteria at Art Miami 2015, Booth C9

November 17, 2015 by Mary

America’s foremost contemporary art fair is returning for its 26th edition this December, maintaining its title as the original and longest-running Miami art fair. As the No. 1 ranked international art fair for attendance in the U.S. and second-most attended globally, Art Miami attracts more than 85,000 new and established collectors, curators, museum professionals, press and art world luminaries annually to its 200,000 square foot pavilion in the Wynwood Arts District.

Art Miami will be kicking off the Miami Art Week celebration with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, December 1, from 5:30PM to 10:00PM, presented by Merrill Lynch and once again benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami. The fair will be open to the public December 2-6.

Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries for acquisition in collaboration with a highly vetted selection of international galleries, and will continue to preserve its well-known reputation as Miami’s premier anchor fair in 2015.

Art Miami’s 2015 line-up will feature 120 galleries from 19 different countries, presenting important modern masters and blue chip contemporary artists, as well as the most sought after living artists from the around the world.

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Harland Miller, I am the one I've been waiting for, 2015
Watercolour, acrylic and oil on paper (153 x 122 cm)

Other Criteria is returning to the fair with an exhibition of new releases and rare works by Damien Hirst, Harland Miller and Gary Webb.

The Art Miami Pavilion Midtown
Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

Preview: December 1st, 5.30pm - 10 pm
Fair: December 2nd - 5th, 11am - 8pm & 6th, 11am - 6pm