NEW YORK, NY.-
In collaboration with i-D Magazine, Christies
is announced that it will host a pioneering exhibition in New York, supported by Gucci, celebrating the recent publication of a 600-page book entitled SOUL i-D. From July 16 to July 30 2009, Christies New York will showcase the final leg of a three year international exhibition tour, unveiling the highlights of this highly laudable visual anthology in the United States.
Displayed in the Christies galleries in Rockefeller Center, this thought-provoking exhibition will encompass a vivid display of photography, anecdotes, personal experiences, advice and wisdom as featured in SOUL i-D. This best-selling book presents insights and contributions from some of the most creative names in contemporary fashion, music, art and design including Ron Arad, Giorgio Armani, Bono, Neville Brody, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, David LaChapelle, Chris Martin, Alexander McQueen and Yoko Ono. The brainchild of Terry and Tricia Jones, founders of i-D magazine, this innovative exhibition will be assembled in the form of a suspended eye at the centre of the gallery, proffering a window into the heart and soul of modern society.
This ground-breaking exhibition is traveling internationally over the course of three years. Its worldwide tour began in Europe at the Galerie Azzedine Alaia in Paris in November 2008 following its return to native British soil at Christies South Kensington in March, it then traveled to Milan during Salone Internazionale del Mobile, and it will now cross the Atlantic to New York where it will be displayed for two weeks at Christies galleries in the Rockefeller Center.
Amy Cappellazzo, International Co-Head for Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie's, commented, Christies New York is thrilled to be working with i-D Magazine and Gucci on this innovative and thought-provoking exhibition, presenting photographs, personal insights and wisdom from contemporary artists and designers. We are proud to support such a unique project as a complement to our longstanding belief in the accessibility and approachability of all art that passes through the doors of Christies.