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Exhibition: Fiona Banner at Tate Britain

“I remember long sublime walks in the Welsh mountains with my father, when suddenly a fighter plane would rip through the sky, and shatter everything. It was so exciting, loud and overwhelming; it would literally take our breath away. The sound would arrive from nowhere, all you would see was a shadow and then the plane was gone.
At the time harrier jump jets were at the cutting edge of technology but to me they were like dinosaurs, prehistoric, from a time before words.”
Fiona Banner

Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010, by Fiona Banner,
at Tate Britain, 28 June 2010 – 3 January 2011

Kulango Pounder Spoon at Sotheby’s Auction

The recent Oceanic and African Art Auction at Sotheby’s in Paris included this Kulango Pounder Spoon from Côte d’Ivoire.

Kulango Pounder Spoon, Hammer Price: € 78,750, Oceanic and African Art Auction,
Sale PF1017, Sotheby’s, Paris

Marc Newson Works at Phillips de Pury Auction

The upcoming Design auction at Phillips de Pury in New York includes some important early works by Marc Newson as well as some more recent prototypes.

Top to Bottom:
Pod of Drawers, 1987, by Marc Newson
Fiberglass-reinforced polyester resin core, blind-riveted sheet aluminum, paint. Produced by Basecraft for Pod, Australia. From the edition of ten plus two artist’s proofs and one prototype. Estimate $300,000-500,000

Prototype Micarta desk, 2006, by Marc Newson
Linen phenolic composite. Prototype for the edition of ten plus two artist’s proofs.
Estimate $150,000-200,000

Prototype Voronoi Shelf, 2006, by Marc Newson
Bardiglio marble. Prototype for the edition of eight plus two artist’s proofs.
Estimate $100,000-150,000

Event Horizon Table, 1992, by Marc Newson
Enameled aluminum, polished aluminum. Produced by Pod Edition, UK. Artist’s proof for the edition of ten. only example produced with a yellow body. Estimate $250,000-350,000

Marc Newson Works, Design Auction at Phillips de Pury & Company,
June 9, 2010, New York

Unstable Variables by Kjell Varvin

“Frequent manipulations of insignificant objects in a naked corner of my studio for digital documentation and publication on the internet as temporary installations in the context of art.”

Unstable Variables, by Kjell Varvin, Installart

Photography: Horizons by Bruno Cals

Horizons, a series of architectural photographs by Brazilian photographer Bruno Cals, will be on view at 1500 Gallery. The six photographs in the exhibition are part of a personal artistic project that Cals, a well-known fashion/advertising photographer based in São Paulo, Brazil, has been working on since 2008.

The photographs in the Horizons series are suggestive of something beyond the record presented. The images of the buildings in São Paulo, Tokyo and Buenos Aires explore the limits of two-dimensionality, and articulate a radically different perspective on a commonplace visual scenario. In expressing this fresh point of view, Bruno Cals has invoked contrasting themes of possibility versus impossibility, presence versus emptiness, and search versus satisfaction.

Horizons, by Bruno Cals, May 6-July 31, 1500 Gallery, New York

Exhibition: Richard Neutra in Europe

Austro-American architect Richard Neutra (born 1892 in Vienna, died 1970 in Wuppertal), one of the most important representatives of “classic Modernism”, was best known for his houses in Southern California. His designs combined light metal structures with stucco elements to create light, pervious ensembles, which he embedded with great sensitivity in carefully arranged gardens and landscapes.

For the first time ever architectural projects will be shown that he realized in Europe in his 10 final creative years (1960 – 1970). He created eight villas, four in Switzerland, three in Germany and one in France.

Richard Neutra in Europe: Buildings and projects 1960 – 1970, 8 May – 1 August 2010, at MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany
Photography (top to bottom): Iwan Baan, Karl-Hugo Schmölz, Unknown, Charles E. Young Research Library UCLA, Martin Hesse, and Martin Hesse.

Kugeln from depotArt

depotArt is a showcase for computer generated art. Most pieces in a series are similar yet different. Limited edition of 10.

Kugeln, from depotArt

Exhibition: 36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

Exhibition: 36RECYCLAB/Alexis Cladière, at Lasecu, Lille, France, March 6 – April 24

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