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An artist, poet, performer and cultural icon, Smith’s passionate engagement with the world has led her to diverse forms of expression. Whether in images, words, or music, her works remain intricately connected, despite the diversity of forms. Her subjects and themes are simultaneously, or by turns, political, spiritual and metaphysical. Smith’s oeuvre encompasses irreverence and solemnity, defiance and tenderness, the elegiac and the celebratory, constantly returning to homage to her creative heroes. This booth seeks to engage with this important theme in her work and will include a large selection of Smith’s drawings and photographs.
In 2008, Smith was the subject of Patti Smith Land 250 at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporaine, Paris, and Written Portrait - Patti Smith at Artium Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Strange Messenger: The Work of Patti Smith, a 300-work retrospective, was organized by The Andy Warhol Museum in 2005 and traveled to numerous venues including the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and the Museum Boijsman Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
Her work has also been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum Eki, Kyoto; Haus der Kunst, Munich; the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels and the Pompidou Center in Paris.
Smith’s latest book, Just Kids, a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies, is scheduled to be released in January 2010 by Harper Collins.
Her 1975 album Horses, established Smith as one of most original and important musical artists of her generation and was followed by nine releases, including Radio Ethiopia; Easter; Dream of Life; Gone Again; and Trampin'.
Patti Smith: Dream of Life, a documentary film by fashion photographer and filmmaker Steven Sebring, was released by Palm Pictures in September of 2008 and will receive its television premiere on the PBS series P.O.V. on December 30, 2009. A collaborative project with Steven Sebring entitled Objects of Life will open at Robert Miller Gallery on January 6, 2010 soon after the film airs.
Also on view will be an important early painting by Jackson Pollock, Naked Man (ca, 1938-41), photographs by the poet and artist Victor Hugo, pastels by Joan Mitchell, photographs by Brâncuşi, two important paintings by Lee Krasner, and a set of Cy Twombly’s iconic Roman Notes (1970). Two double portraits by Diane Arbus, another influence, are of figures that Smith has referenced in her art and are taken in Arbus’ classic style. Finally, the booth will also include a selection of important early works and later portraits by Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith’s longtime friend and collaborator.
Patti Smith: Homagea thematic exhibition of poet/rocker Patti SmithRobert Miller GalleryArt Basel Miami Beach 2009 December 3 – 6, 2009Booth BO3
New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) presents two special advance screenings of Astro Boy--a modern take on the iconic character created by Osamu Tezuka, whose original Astro Boy introduced the world to Japanese anime. He is considered one of the most visionary and gifted animators of all time. The film will be screened on Sat & Sun, Oct 17 & 18, 2009, starting at 11:00am at IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue (at West Third). Post-screening Q&A with director David Bowers will be held at both shows.
The 95 min. all-new CG-animated 2009 film features a star-studded voice cast including Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Samuel Jackson, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Charlize Theron and Nicolas Cage as Dr. Tenma.
Read more: Astro Boy Pre-Release Screening
The second installment of Art of Rebellion is visiting NYC October 17th after a successful run in Santa Monica earlier this year. The show features renowned gig poster artists showing painted Iron 883 tanks and signature poster art along with photographs by Adam Wright and Steven Stone.
The Harley-Davidson® sponsored Art Of Rebellion New York show brings together 10 iconic artists including Art Chantry, Brian Ewing, Derek Hess, Dirty Donny, Frank Kozik, Harpoon, John Van Hamersveld, Lindsey Kuhn, Tara McPherson and The Pizz at la.Venue (608 W. 28th Street) from 8 pm to Midnight on Saturday, October 17th, 2009.
At this opening night event each artist will paint one Harley-Davidson Iron 883TM gas tank and will also have their own signature posters on display and for sale at the show.
[Original creation above by Frank Kozik for Art Of Rebellion NYC Show]
In addition, check out a day in the life of Art Of Rebellion artist Tara McPherson in her Brooklyn studio: http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=dark+custom&init=quick#/video/video.php?v=796784111100
As the Art Of Rebellion New York approaches, online fans can enter to win their own event poster. To enter, visit Dark Custom on Facebook or follow on Twitter to answer the artist question of the day:
A portion of the proceeds raised from tank sales will be donated to the CUE Art Foundation--a 501(c) (3) non-profit forum for contemporary art that gives artists, students, scholars and art professionals resources at many stages of their careers and creative lives Pick up a poster or splurge on a tank; either way, a chunk of the proceeds go to the CUE Art Foundation.
Meet the Art Of Rebellion New York artists and see their work: http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/Content/Pages/Dark_Custom/dark_custom_art_rebellion.jsp For more information, go to: www.h-d.com/darkcustom
Art Of Rebellion New YorkIncluding: Art Chantry Brian Ewing Derek Hess Dirty Donny Frank Kozik Harpoon John Van Hamersveld Lindsey Kuhn Tara McPherson The Pizz la.Venue608 W. 28th StreetBetween 11th & 12th Ave.New York, NY 10001Tel: 212.967.9636e-mail:
Opening: 8 pm to Midnight Saturday, October 17th, 2009
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