“Meet the Artists” was an extraordinary collaborative project by Jake and Dinos Chapman, George Condo, and Paul McCarthy. The four artists were invited by RS&A of London to collaborate on the creation of eight paintings and a set of etchings over a period of one year. The project commenced in March 2006 when one large canvas, one small canvas, and one etching plate were delivered to each artist’s studio—two in London, one in Los Angeles, and one in New York. The artists then had one month to paint before their paintings and etching plate were collected and rotated to the next artist, in a prearranged sequence. Each participating artist got the chance to be first, second, third, and fourth in the sequential makeup of the works.
The ideal of collaborative creativity is at the heart of the creative experience. In the 1920s, the Surrealists played the game Exquisite Corpse, in which a number of artists came together to create a single work of art. In the 1960s, Fluxus artist George Maciunas produced Fluxkits and Fluxboxes, a single container of multiple works of art. In the 1980s, Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, and Jean-Michel Basquiat joined forces to create “physical conversations in paint,” single canvases on which all three artists painted together. More recently, Paul McCarthy worked closely with fellow artists Mike Kelley and Jason Rhoades.
“Meet the Artists” was a unique project as the artists were engaged in a collaborative exercise that was executed in the solitary environment of their own studios.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
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