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5 October 2017
I find myself back in NYC for my BF Jill Bernstein’s daughter’s wedding – taking some time out on my favourite Jeppe Hein bench
The next day we headed over to Jack Hanley Gallery on the Lower East Side to teach Poju how to use virtual reality with a work by Jess Johnson, definitely worth a visit!
Then all the fun begins - home sweet home. My first stop is Simone Subal Gallery where collection artist Emily Mae Smith’s ‘The Sphinx or The Caress’ was on show. Such an exciting body of work with her narrative language expanding to include some neo classical and symbolist paintings
Then it's off to Whitechapel Gallery for the Thomas Ruff opening
Time to check out Torbjørn Rødland’s show ‘The Touch That Made You’ featuring a wealth of uncanny photographs of portraits, still lifes and landscapes
Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Yana Peel were on hand to welcome their guests including Jack Whitten who had opened the previous night at Hauser & Wirth
The gorgeous Wade Guyton posing with me at the opening of his Serpentine show ‘Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged’. He used Epson printers to create large scale paintings and smaller works on paper – perfection!
Then in the evening Kelley Walker gets his moment at Thomas Dane Gallery. Using imagery from previous works along with the addition of 1980s Calvin Klein advertising campaigns featuring Jerry Hall and Brooke Shields. I particularly liked the 3D polished metal work ‘Sleepy’ 2017. It’s so great to have four artists we have spent the previous fifteen years collecting opening in London, Wade Guyton, Kelley Walker, Seth Price and Thomas Ruff who was included in our previous photography show ‘You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred’
Back at Hauser & Wirth behind the scenes was the most stunning sculpture by Ron Mueck
It was lovely to visit Toby Ziegler’s ‘The Genesis Speech’ at the Freud Museum. The show was inspired by Lindsay Anderson’s 1982 film ‘Britannia Hospital’ resulting in an array of 3D printed Perspex sculptures. My favourite was ‘Martyrdom in the Swinging Sixties’ which is the Christogram, the hand of Christ spelling out its own name
Over at ZC HQ it was great to see Rebecca Ackroyd getting ready for her Invites show. Here she is working on ‘Carriers’, one of three graphite-grey Jesmonite sculptures featuring an array of textures and techniques
Finally time to chill before our annual commission hrm199/Haroon Mirza opens and the Frieze frenzy begins. The newly released chick flick SPF-18 directed by Alex Israel, available on iTunes, was filmed at my friend’s house in Malibu. The film was full of great music and beautiful colours reflecting LA at its best!
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