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Monday, August 11, 2014

Art Lovers

“ArtLovers”, the current exhibit at the fabulous Grimaldi Forum (Monaco), is simply Brilliant! Bellissimo!! 
It's a labyrinth of fun and fabulous, disturbing and explosive art from the collection of Pinault, representing thirty-three artists and forty major works by artists like Maurizio Cattelan, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Rudolf Stingel, Damien Hirst, Giulio Paolini, Yan Pei-Ming, Zhang Huan, Sturtevant, Charles Ray, Bertrand Lavier, Jonathan Monk, Sherrie Levine...the list goes on. Sculptures, paintings, mixed media, film. More.

The grand opening and icon for the show is Jeff Koons' Hanging Heart (Red/Gold, 1994-2006, high chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating)

It's a pathway into the diversity of explicit or intimate dialogues carried on between works of art, and their reinterpretations by artists, past and contemporary. And YOU, the viewer.

Takashi Murakami

Douglas Gordon

Piotr Uklanski

This show "... underlines the beautiful idea of the co-presence of several works in the heart of a single one, the fact that when one is in front of a work of art, it’s not the only work one is looking at, but several, and perhaps all the works of art ever done. What it expresses most of all is the fact that this relationship between art works is placed, in the vision of the artist and especially in the vision of the viewer, under the sign of pleasure, of the game and of the love of art."  Martin Bethenod (Curator), remarks recorded by Nathalie Varley.

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