Thursday, December 07, 2006

Tonight @ The Raleigh: Kenny Sharf

In conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, renowned pop artist Kenny Scharf will launch a special exhibition and event December 7, 2006, at 10 PM, poolside at the legendary Andre Balazs-owned art deco hotel The Raleigh on Miami Beach. The exhibition kicks off with an interpretative dance by Scharf and a group of fellow artists, and features a single work of art and marks the second public showing of a mixed-media installation known as the Astral Uber Cumulo Nimbus Atlantian Express: a flawless 1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille - with only 5,200 original miles - that is a psychedelic collision of past and future. It is reminiscent of the artist's 1985 black light installation for Art in Action, at the Sogetsu Museum in Tokyo, Japan, where Scharf's customized 1973 Cadillac, Dream Car exhibit opened in a celebration that included performances with friends Ann Magnuson and John Sex.

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