Sadie Coles HQ
11 April – 26 May 2018
Sadie Coles HQ presents Nudes, an exhibition focusing on the nude body in sculpture, painting and photography.
Works by thirteen artists, spanning five decades, examine the versatile and paradoxical power of the nude body, whether as an ancient motif or a mirror of contemporary attitudes. The body passes through different shades of meaning – idealised, erotic, comic and vulnerable.
Many of the works in Nudes deconstruct the traditional opposition between the ‘naked’ and the ‘nude’ – that of defensive exposure versus the confidence of the nude body. #FrankBenson ’s Human Statue (Bronze) (2009), a hyper-real replication of a bronze-painted street performer, straddles both.
The double bluff of a ‘human statue’ – life masquerading as art – twists back on itself. A similar conflation of classical and everyday resonances is discernible in #DonBrown ’s porcelain statuette Yoko XXXVI (2013), in which the ‘pure’ white medium and swivelling pose are offset by the individualizing details of Yoko’s hairstyle and platform shoes. In a new painting by #BornaSammak , Pool Party (2018), executed in heat-press vinyl and embroidery, the dignity of the nude comically evaporates: an undressed man urinates before a backdrop of cut-out scenery.
In several cases, the nude carries narrative associations. In #WilliamNCopley ’s La Paloma (1972), a naked woman (rendered in curving outlines and planes of colour) dances beside a window while a white dove flies up to her breast – anticipating the dynamic movement and erotic charge of #LauraOwens ’s painting Untitled (2012). #AngusFairhurst ’s Pietà (1996) transposes the nude body of the artist into an absurdist recreation of the biblical scene. Naked and playing dead in the hands of a lifeless costume, Fairhurst constructs a self-portrait that is knowingly staged (the cable release for the camera can be seen trailing from his hand) yet disarmingly raw.
The recurring formula of the reclining female nude is reprised and subverted in works by #SarahLucas and #UrsFischer . In Lucas’s Nude No. I (1999), coconuts, underwear and a scrubbing brush are spread across a table to represent a prostrate female...
‘Untitled’, Laura Owens, 2012
An exhibition at Sadie Coles ending 26 May looks to one of art history’s longest standing subjects: the nude. Presenting the work of thirteen artists spanning five decades, the show considers the diversity of representations, drawing both on ancient motifs and contemporary attitudes. Highlights include Elizabeth Peyton’s ‘Alice Neel 1931’, a beautiful depiction of a contemplative female subject painted from a black and white photograph, and Richard Prince’s ebullient canvas ‘Free Love #93 ’, in which a Playboy cartoon is enveloped by one of the artists own ‘hippie drawings’. It also features Sarah Lucas’ iconic ‘Nude 1’, a display of coconuts, underwear and a scrubbing brush spread across a table in a crude simplification of the female body, intended as a comical but also searing critique of the male gaze.
#FriezeHighlights || After seven years at #FriezeLondon , @AlliedEditions has arrived at #FriezeNewYork . The collective of non-profit institutions (London’s @WhitechapelGallery @StudioVoltaireLondon @camdenartscentre and @icalondon and New York’s @ArtistsSpace, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, @SculptureCenter and @SwissInstitute) have launched a series of specially commissioned works by promiment contemporary artists exclusively at Frieze, with works available from as little as $120! All works have been donated by the artists and proceeds will directly support the organisations’ exhibition and education programmes. Artists featured include #JennyHolzer#GeorgeCondo#JeffElrod#BrianCalvin#CerithWynEvans#JoanJonas#ElizabethPeyton#JacquelineHumphries#MarikoMori and many more! 📸: @alliededitions
Elizabeth Peyton, Colin, 2018, lithograph, 22.5 x 18.5 in. $2,000 now live on our website, see link in bio to purchase. Colin de Land was an influential gallerist and close friend of the artist. The print was commissioned to support an upcoming exhibition @ccsbard that looks at the legacy of de Land's gallery, American Fine Arts, Co. and Pat Hearn Gallery 1983-2004.
Art+Culture Projects and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College are launching this limited edition Elizabeth Peyton lithograph at Allied Editions, Booth C10, during Frieze New York this Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6 to benefit a major exhibition opening at the Hessel Museum of Art this summer. More details at artandculture.com. Image: ‘Colin,’ 2018. @artandcultureny @ccsbard @alliededitions @friezeartfair #ElizabethPeyton#CCSBard#Frieze#lithograph
We are pleased to launch a new Elizabeth Peyton print @friezeartfair this week on Allied Editions booth C10, stop by to see it in person along with Editions by Tom Burr, George Condo, Mark Dion, Jeff Elrod, Joan Jonas, Rachel Harrison, Mary Heillmann, Jacqueline Humphries and Mariko Mori all benefitting @ccsbard See link in bio for more details
💫👏#CounterEditionsAtHome Congratulations to @therosedeal on opening their newly refurbished hotel and restaurant in Deal, Kent! Look out for prints by @countereditions including this stunning #ElizabethPeyton#lithograph#therosedeal#kent
Thursday (Tony) (2000)
Edition of 300
2 colour lithographic print on silkscreened pearlescent ground, printed on Somerset Velvet 300 gsm.
62 x 49 cm (24 x 19 in)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Les nombreuses irrégularités.
Tatiana Trouvé & Katharina Grosse
Il s’agit de la quatrième et dernière exposition au sein du cycle UNE, initié par #MurielMayetteHolz , sous le commissariat de Chiara Parisi (@chiaraparisi9900) .
UNE est un projet ambitieux qui, à travers la confrontation artistique, interculturelle et générationnelle, a donné lieu à des collaborations et enchevêtrements surprenants, permettant une vision contemporaine de l’Académie de France à Rome. Depuis février 2017, UNE a permis des rencontres uniques : @yokoonoofficial avec @clairetabouret ; #ElizabethPeyton avec #CamilleClaudel et #AugusteRodin ; #AnnetteMessager et la « présence » de #Balthus .
En partant de positions et styles en apparence très éloignés, @katharina_grosse et @tatianatrouve ont également créé pour ce cycle un dialogue inédit et inattendu. Grâce à leurs projets respectifs, différents mais complices et complémentaires, les deux artistes nées dans les années 60 ont bouleversé les limites des espaces de la Villa Médicis.
Katharina Grosse et Tatiana Trouvé
Les Nombreuses Irrégularités
Du mardi au dimanche
De 10.00 à 19.00
jusqu'au 29 avril 2018
🔖 Entrée : 6 €
Want to watch a cool film with me on it? There’s The Sparrows on @netflix It was my first award nomination when 9 for supporting Actress. It’s a great film with @kevinsorbofc #milliebobbybrown#zendaya#elizabethpeyton
Dark Incandescence by Elizabeth Peyton.
@gladstone.gallery. Peyton is a contemporary American painter best known for her intimate, small-scale portraits of friends, celebrities, and historical figures. Her work addresses notions of idolatry and obsession. In reference to her interest in portraiture, her work has been compared to Robert Mapplethorpe and John Currin. #elizabethpeyton#gladstonegallery