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OLYMPIC TITANS

Posted on June 30, 2012 by admin

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat worked on a series of collaborative paintings between 1983 and 1985. Olympic Rings was among the paintings they produced together, inspired by the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. Between clusters of Warhol’s Olympic rings, Basquiat imposed a bold, dark, mask-like head, like a medallion in a link chain, undoubtedly an allusion to African-American star athletes of past Olympic Games, such as Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos. Gagosian London will host this wonderful work of art. A good chance to stare at the these two art titans while London’s Olympic Games.

Gagosian London – From June the 19th till  August  the 11th 2012

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ALBERT OEHLEN

Posted on June 11, 2012 by admin

Gagosian Rome hosts an exhibition of large-scale drawings by German born artist Albert Oehlen. By using charcoal as only tool, and drawing  vigorous lines, Oehlen’s work has some kind of raw elegance, typical of compositions made of informal gestures. Lines which seem bold and impulsive create Oehlen’s narrative dimension and form of imagination. A good opportunity to discover a great artist.

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