Gagosian has two outstanding shows on at the moment. Picasso: Mosqueteros, a musuem quality presentation of Picasso paintings from the late years of 1963 – 1973. Yayoi Kusama, massive abstracted paintings of vibrant coloured tiny loops contrast with the installation Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity. Also called the Infinity Room, Kusama plays with relation of the viewer within these engaging optical environments.
At Gagosian Gallery, “7 Days / 7 Nights,” an exhibition of fourteen photographs from the Seascapes series by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Where sea and sky merge, Sugimoto created this series where the horizon blurs and then gradually sharpens in each successive photo. One room is white and brightly lit, the other is black and each photo illumated by a spot light.
St. Paul’s, Duomo, set of 8 silk screen prints, glazed the sprinkled with diamond dust. Damien Hirst interprets famous church stain glass by kalidescopic butterfly silkscreens. This is a refreshing change from typical Damien Hirst oeuvre. The Gagosian Madison Avenue, gives us a small Hirst show romantic illusion to relgion, beautiful works. I saw a recent exhibition at the White Cube where Hirst used the same technique with silkscreened blood cells, collaging human hair and scalpel blades upon the canvas […]