taittinger). The new gallery, which specializes in the works of mid-career artists, occupies 5,000-square-foot 154 in a space formerly used by the music venue the Living Room (bloomberg). The Wall Street Journal praises the 20-foot-high ceilings which allow Taittinger to present large-scale museum-quality works (wsj). One "veteran art reporter" called the place "perhaps the best-lit gallery" he ever had seen (observer).
Yesterday my wife and I attended their Taittinger`s opening reception. Unfortunately that evening New York´s weather showed her naughty side. Snow, sleet & icy rain made the streets slippery which seemed to reduce the number of visitors. As we arrived shortly after 6pm the crowd was much thinner than usual. But we enjoyed the event anyway.
The show is called "Sinthome" (through March 29). I like the mixture of paintings & sculptures and the blend of different styles and ideas. I think the combination is well done and reflects the exquisite taste of the owner. It also wakes the appetite for the coming exhibitions.
Above this paragraph you can see "Antaktopia" by the Ukrainian artist Alexander Ponomarev, who lives and works in Moscow (2011, Graphite on navigational maps 40.15 x 31.49 in (102 x 80 cm)(ponomarev).
Sewing Course For Elephants
This work is called "I'm as close to you as your eyelashes" by Haluk Akakce (2015, Acrylic on wood panel, 95.27 x 59.45 in (242 x 151 cm) (haluk).
Here another painting by Haluk Akakce, named "Sewing course for Elephants" (2015, Acrylic on wood panel 30.32 x 24.01 in (77 x 61 cm).
The French artist Théo Mercier named this sculpture "Oeufs de Paques" (2015, Ceramic, concrete 30.71 x 19.68 in (78 x 50 cm) (theo-mercier).
The Chinese artist Wang Du created the sculpture above this paragraph, called "Weather Report (2007, Resin, acrylic 47.24 x 72.83 x 57.09 in (120 x 185 x 145 cm) (wang-du).
Théo Mercier, the creator of these masks, called his collection "Damoiseaux d'Avignon" (2015, Wood, PVC 88.19 x 150 x 24.01 in (224 x 381 x 61 cm).
I am looking forward to the coming exhibitions.
PS. The pictures are taken with a point-and-shoot camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7) which doesn`t get the images perfectly. If you go to the gallery you will get a much better impression.