Ashley Bickerton – Ornamental Hysteria

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Ashley Bickerton – Ornamental Hysteria (Signed)
Hardback 2017
140pp
315 x 240 mm (13 x 10 inches)
Foreword by Hugh Allan
Essays by Paul Theroux, Nicola Trezzi, Roddy Bogawa/Ashley Bickerton
Published by Other Criteria

Bali-based artist Ashley Bickerton (born 1959) rose to prominence in the early 1980s as part of New York’s East Village art scene with his vibrant abstract works critiquing consumer culture and the commodification of the art object. Alongside Jeff Koons, Meyer Vaisman and Peter Halley, Bickerton pioneered what was called the “Neo-Geo” movement with his unconventional paintings devoid of Expressionist brushstrokes. Featuring works that span the duration of Bickerton’s career thus far, from the earlier consumerist works up to the recent tropically-colored mixed-media paintings of exotic, erotic fantasies and nightmares, Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Hysteria draws from works in Damien Hirst’s Murderme collection. This fully illustrated book offers a thorough survey of the artist’s diverse body of work and includes essays by novelist Paul Theroux and art critic Nicola Trezzi, as well as a conversation between Bickerton and the filmmaker Roddy Bogawa.

Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Apocalyptic at Newport Street Gallery, London
21 April – 20 August 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) – Untitled, 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988)
Untitled, 1982
Oil stick on paper
42⅝ × 30 in (108.3 × 76.2 cm)
Estimate: £1,000,000–1,500,000

From the collection of Adam Clayton from U2. This work is offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 7 March at Christie’s London.

Christie’s

Everything Falls Faster Than an Anvil – Curated by CHEWDAY’S

Everything Falls Faster Than an Anvil
Curated by CHEWDAY’S
Catharine Ahearn / Alistair Frost / Philip Guston / Ella Kruglyanskaya Tala Madani / Yoan Mudry / Marlie Mul / Yoshitomo Nara / Claes Oldenburg / Oliver Osborne / Carl Ostendarp / Torbjørn Rødland / Paul Thek / Peter Wächtler / John Wesley
8 May — 18 June, 2014
Pace Gallery, London

CHEWDAY’S

Mark Grotjahn – Pink Cosco Installation at Gagosian Gallery, London

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MARK GROTJAHN Untitled (Yellow Cosco II Mask M40.l), 2016 Painted bronze 59 1/2 x 33 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches 151.1 x 84.5 x 92.7 cm

MARK GROTJAHN Untitled (Yellow Cosco VII Mask M40.o), 2016 Painted bronze 59 1/2 x 33 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches 151.1 x 84.5 x 92.7 cm

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MARK GROTJAHN Untitled (Yellow Cosco II Mask M40.l), 2016 Painted bronze 59 1/2 x 33 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches 151.1 x 84.5 x 92.7 cm

Mark Grotjahn
Pink Cosco

Gagosian Gallery, London

Mark Grotjahn – Untitled (Pink Cosco I Mask M40.a), 2015

Mark Grotjahn Untitled (Pink Cosco I Mask M40.a), 2015 Painted bronze 59 1/2 x 33 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches 151.1 x 84.5 x 92.7 cm

Mark Grotjahn
Untitled (Pink Cosco I Mask M40.a), 2015
Painted bronze
59 1/2 x 33 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches
151.1 x 84.5 x 92.7 cm

Gagosian Gallery, London

Melodrama – Luxembourg & Dayan

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MELODRAMA, Act 1: London
24 June – 20 August 2016

MELODRAMA is an exhibition in two acts taking place between Luxembourg & Dayan’s London and New York gallery spaces. The show includes seven sculptures and a series of photographs that function as characters in a melodramatic play. Cloaked under commonplace appearances, the works perform dramatic attitudes, generate heightened emotions, and pervade pathos into the gallery space.

Act I: London. Pino Pascali’s ‘fake sculpture’ Coda di Delfino (1966) seems to have already escaped the gallery into the wall leaving nothing more than a trace of its tail. Maurizio Cattelan’s Untitled, taxidermied horse (2007) follows Pascali’s dolphin with a leap of its own, into the opposite wall of the gallery. The plot thickens with Fischli & Weiss’s inanimate black rubber Heart (1987), which lies still on a pedestal, hidden and over- looked like a character in one of Beckett’s plays; the show, however, must go on. Finally, a series of metic- ulous photographs by Franco Vimercati from his Ciclo Zuppiera (1983) generate, as the saying goes, ‘a storm in a tea cup’. These black and white photographs of a soup terrine transform a domestic object into a tragic and melancholic timeless diva.

In New York from 14 July – 17 September, the scene is set with Vincenzo Gemito’s 19th Century bronze bust placed in an unpredictable dialogue with a Jeff Koons cast bronze sculpture. At the same time, Urs Fischer faces a work by Richard Serra, each experimenting with weight and balance – a solid grounding facing precarious uncertainty. End of Act Two.

MELODRAMA was conceived in collaboration with curator Francesco Bonami with the aim to examine structures of exaggerated narratives and performativity in the medium of sculpture. Following the gallery’s recent survey of Alberto Giacometti’s pre-war sculptures in London, and a show of César’s works from the 1960’s in New York, MELODRAMA is the third exhibition in Luxembourg & Dayan’s season of sculptural investigations, a project that traces the blurry line that lies between materiality and imagination in the realm of sculpture.

Luxembourg & Dayan

Richard Hamilton – Cadaqués

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Installation view
Richard Hamilton
Cadaqués
David Zwirner, London, 2016

White Rainbow

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White Rainbow Gallery, London

Monocle Café, London

Monocle Café London

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