Posts Tagged: Damian Hirst

ART OF THE INTERIOR: MARIANNE BOESKY AT HOME

I was thrilled to see gallerist Marianne Boesky’s Chelsea apartment on the cover of the recent Galerie magazine. The fifth edition of the new magazine focuses on readers who have a passion for art and design curated by founder Lisa Fayne Cohen, editor at large Margaret Russell and creative director Matt Berman.  Getting a glimpse into how major collectors live, how the works of art are placed, how they are juxtaposed against other works and enhanced by their surroundings has always fascinated me. 

DAMIAN HIRST: TREASURES FROM THE WRECK OF THE UNBELIEVABLE AT THE VENICE BIENNALE

“You have to step over the boundaries sometimes just to find out where they are.” -Damian Hirst

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been mesmerized by the fantasy of lost treasure. It all began with a beach trip where my little brother and I found a “real life” treasure on one of the North Carolina barrier islands. To a 5 and 3 year old, we could not believe our luck. After hearing the stories of pirates, shipwrecks and buried treasure from our cousins, we were convinced this dilapidated box was indeed pirate booty. An ancient treasure map of the island fell out as we opened it along with old coins, rusted nautical instruments, and other items from the “ship.” It was not until years later we discovered that our fun-loving mother had concocted this adventure with the help of aunts, uncles and older cousins to make our summer unforgettable.

I was incredibly intrigued to read about Damian Hirst’s “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” that he had spent over 10 years working on for this year’s Venice Biennale. Lauded as the most expensive exhibition ever created, the show has created much fanfare and controversy in the art world….as only one of Damian Hirst’s can. Always pushing boundaries, the artist’s concept for the show is pure fiction….created in Damian’s imagination and brought to life in a palazzo on The Grand Canal in Venice.

As luck would have it, I happened to be in Venice the opening weekend off the show and got to see the mind-blowing exhibition first hand.  Special thanks to artist and curator Brad Thomas for letting me know about the opening date. See below for the show notes and more details about this imaginary treasure…

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: THE ART LOVER

The most spectacular gifts are those that truly reflect the personality the recipient. For those with discriminating tastes, I have rounded up some of my favorite finds for the art lovers on your list….The next best thing to having an original hanging on your wall!

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Damian Hirst Plates from MOMA

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Cy Twombly’s Paradise

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Emilio Pucci Ornaments from MOMA

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Alex Prager Crowd #10 Puzzle from MOMA

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Victor Vasarely Zebra Box from Artware Editions

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Henri Matisse The Cutouts from MOMA

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Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye Lego Set from MOMA

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Modern Art Dish Towel from Artware Editions

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Domino Set by David Shrigley from Artware Editions

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Pantone Artist’s Notebook from MOMA

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Christmas Ornaments by William Wegman from Artware Editions

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Doggy Radio by Yoshimoto Nara from Artware Editions

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Cuff Bracelet by Raul Gabriel from Artware Editions

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Clock by Damian Hirst from MOMA

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Chess Set by Man Ray from Artware Editions

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Sol LeWitt Yarmulke by Artware Editions

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Barbara Kruger Beach Towel by Artware Editions

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Ambien Pillows from Chrissy Conant from Artware Editions

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I Am Become….Plates by Damian Hirst

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Tree by Fred Tomaselli from Artware Editions

And if you have be an extra nice this year, perhaps Santa might bring you your own Yves Klein…

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All items listed can be found at MOMA and Artware Editions.

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