The demand for imperfectly shaped, whimsical sculpture has certainly risen over the last two years, and this work by artist #RoxyPaine did remarkably well @phillipsauction. "Scumak (S2-P2-016)" (2002) sold for more than double the pre-sale estimate in the house's New Now contemporary art sale. #AMLAuctionWins
The setting sun gleams behind "Ferment," the 56-foot stainless steel tree displayed on the south lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Installed in 2011, the sculpture took more than three years to produce. Internationally-acclaimed artist Roxy Paine created the piece, and he has 25 other Dendroid-style sculptures displayed around the world. His art contrasts organic and artificial, exploring the uneasy relationship between nature and technology.
New discovery; in all the years coming here, never went to east side of sculpture garden... #purelove and this reminds me of my favorite sculpture @ crystal bridges. By #roxypaine . #kansascity @nelsonatkins
‘I wasn’t interested in the beauty of a mushroom, or in its form – casting a mushroom didn’t interest me at all – what interested me was fungus as another way of understanding the world’ – Roxy Paine.
Roxy Paine’s absurdly meticulous trompe-l'œil sculpture, ‘Untitled (Meteor with Amanita)’, is a highlight of our First Open Online auction. Offering almost 300 artworks by emerging and established artists, bidding is open until 18 July.
Roxy Paine (b. 1966), ‘Untitled (Meteor with Amanita)’, 2009. Estimate: $10,000–15,000.
First Open Online: Post-War and Contemporary Art online auction, 9–18 July.
Friends on the East Coast. If you happen to be in Pennsylvania this week or visiting in the coming months, stop by the Brandywine River Museum of Art to see the Voynich Botanical Studies included in Natural Wonders, a group exhibition curated by Suzanne Ramljak. The exhibition boasts an impressive schedule of public programs and it remains on view through October 21.
“In co-opting the aesthetics of nature, the artists in Natural Wonders reveal a shrewd understanding of nature’s various guises and permutations. Offering seductive encounters with natural phenomena, the works in this exhibition will encourage viewers to examine prevailing notions about the natural world and the impact of human intervention. These sublime evocations are at once a tribute and a warning, signaling both the wonders and dangers lurking beneath nature’s sumptuous façade.”
detail from: Miljohn Ruperto & Ulrik Heltoft, ‘Voynich Botanical Studies, Specimen 02v Leto’, (2017), silver gelatin print on fiber-based paper, Sheet: 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in (50.2 x 40 cm), Frame: 25 1/4 x 21 1/4 in (64.1 x 54 cm)
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