G O S E E: R O B E R T I R W I N:
whitney museum of american art, new york
through 1 september 2013
Part of the Whitney’s collection, Scrim veil—Black rectangle—Natural light, made specifically for the Museum’s fourth floor, “became a kind of legend, though many vistors at the time failed to see it. ‘People would step out of the elevator, say, Hmm, empty room, and hop back in before the doors shut,’ Mr. Irwin recalled." The commission has not been shown since its 1977 debut, a essential moment that would set the course for light and space artist Robert Irwin. A large-scale installation that engages the iconic Breuer building through natural light that emanates from the large window in the fourth floor gallery space is accompanied by a digitized version of the original Robert Irwin 1977 catalogue, which includes a combination of photography, project plans, and theoretical texts such as Irwin’s seminal essay ‘Notes Toward a Model’ in which he discusses his thinking about aesthetics, perception, conception, experience and compounded abstraction.
I N S I D E w i t h M A T E R I A L L U S T
preview now through the 5th of June - auction June 6th.
Ettore Sottsass’s Del Diavolo Mirror above is just one of several thoughtfully curated pieces in WRIGHT’s exclusive Important Design Auction June 6th. Richard Wright’s 30 years of experience has made the Chicago Auction House the ‘go to’ for collectors cultivating an extensive collector base specializing in design and art of the 20th century. Material Lust got the opportunity to go INSIDE with Richard Wright as he prepares for auction day.
G O S E E: LINE VAUTRIN: 100 years of magnitude
MASON GERARD new york, may 16th - june 21st 2013
"Line Vautrin, a revered French artist of the 20th Century once dubbed ‘the poetess of metal’ by Vogue… Vautrin’s artistic signature is very much in evidence in this extraordinary highly personal collection of her extremely rare and intricate detailed boxes. Carefully amassed over more then 40 years, it’s the largest of its kind to ever reach the market. It began with decades’ worth of romantic gifts from the collector’s father to his mother, with the son often brought along on visits to both Vautrin’s boutique and her legendary Marais atelier in the 50s and 60s."