A love letter for Rachel Whiteread’s Untitled (Fictions).
Reblogged from SFMOMA.
Aaron Young Excitement is Just Around The Corner, 2008
In case you were ever wondering “Hyde and Dana seem to be such good friends, I wonder what they have in common”*
I present, exhibit A:
The wreckage of a chain link fence dipped in 24K gold. Expresses my sentiment EXACTLY for the next week in Art in LA- Just around the corner: Photo LA opens with David La Chapelle hosting a party, then Aaron Young (who is, himself, a work of art, btw) at Gagosian in Beverly Hills…not to mention the gift of Rachel Whiteread at the Hammer Museum! Thank you 2010.
*I know that yall weren’t wondering that, but I got excited when she posted this because it reinforces friendship. And that is important.
Last night was the Rachel Whiteread opening at Gagosian Beverly Hills. It was amazing. A lot of little precious items cast in chalky pastels and bronzes. Very different than the white/resin that I am used to seeing from her, but in a very good way. I am going to have to go back to really look at the pieces since I was just in and out last night since I had to be at a book signing on the other side of town.
*Side note: I scored such a sweet parking spot last night.
“Color confuses me. Every day when I get up, I have to think about it. I love color, but there are too man decisions to make. Am I an aesthete? Is color about necessity for me in my work— Or is it simply a product of what I am thinking about? I try not to dwell on it; if I did, I would only ever use black and white.”
— Rachel Whiteread