~GAVIN & URS rock TONY !!
. . . . GAVIN BROWN & URS FISHER …. rock !! TONY SHAFRAZI !!
RICHARD BELZER aka DET. JOHN MUNCH – tries to get to the bottom of the smoke & mirrors, not to mention the VIAGRA-laden waterfall – running down the long entry stairwell – at TONY SHAFRAZI GALLERY. ok ok GAVIN BROWN & URS FISCHER have rocked the island – AGAIN !! . . . . but ROB PRUITT’S ‘Viagra Falls’ stole the show !! (first posted/home page 5/13/2008)
‘WHO’S AFRAID OF JASPER JOHNS?’
A SHOW CONCEIVED BY URS FISCHER & GAVIN BROWN
MAY 9 – JULY 12, 2008
TONY SHAFRAZI GALLERY – 544 WEST 26 STREET – CHELSEA, NY
URS FISCHER, ALEX ZACHARY, and GAVIN BROWN at the opening.
. . conceived is the right word – how to explain it, is another !!
take one big part trompe l’oeil “wallpaper” of SHAFRAZI’S previous show, (‘FOUR FRIENDS’) – by URS FISCHER; an integrated display of several hand picked GAVIN BROWN gallery artists; a sprinkling of hi-lites from PETER BRANT’S blue chip collection; and a light hearted hand painted pink and blue scroll by LILY VAN der STOKKER – and you begin to get the picture… but you gotta go see it = to believe it.
TONY SHAFRAZI and LOU REED.
who’s real and who isn’t ?
RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA, who has work in the show, with SHAFRAZI security, ANTONIO VARGAS.
what’s real and what isn’t ?
and, yes that’s a FRANCIS BACON in the middle.
LILY VAN der STOKKER, of the pink & blue … Buh !
just the right touch to make sure this heavyweight conception takes flight !!
ROB PRUITT constructed a waterfall down the long entry stairs. if you want the 21st C equivalent of LSD in the lemonade pitcher – grab a handful of this rushing water – its got over 1,000 crushed VIAGRA pills in its coursing stream.
ROB PRUITT’S – ‘VIAGRA FALLS’ !!
ROB PRUITT’S – 2 story ‘VIAGRA FALLS’ – greets and astounds, when you enter & when you leave !!
PETER BRANT – his face says it all – !!
and that’s before – this week’s hugely successful auction results starting rolling in.
SIMON de PURY. likewise. in fact, he was overheard saying that: “this was one of the best shows he had ever seen” – and, that’s saying a lot.
SIMON de PURY is head honcho of PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY/the auction house.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, MAY 9, 2008