Last week, on behalf of My Modern Met, I was invited to the beautiful Mondrian LA hotel to check out a specially curated pop-up gallery by Artspace.com. What separates Artspace.com from all the other online art shops out there is that they collaborate with top museums (Guggenheim, Brooklyn Museum), galleries and cultural institutions to provide an amazing collection of contemporary art. With price points between $250 and $4,500, the art isn't too far out of reach, yet it has that elegance and sophistication to it where you feel as though you're seeing cutting-edge work from today's rising stars.
The gallery features a 16-piece collection of limited edition works compiled exclusively for the hotel. Highlighted pieces include compelling, unstaged Polaroid photographs from Jeremy Kost that expose the reality of celebrities and fashion and art elite with uncompromising immediacy. Other works of note come from Nick Cave, who turns sundry materials, such as cast-off clothing, flea market discoveries, and dyed human hair, into transformative “soundsuits” that double as sumptuous sculptures.
Additional artists in the collection include Daniel Rich, Ross Bleckner, Rebecca Graham, Alexis Rockman, Rebekka Guleifsdttir, Doug Geraghty, Clifford Ross, Kim Keever and David Levinthal.
Open to the public from now till June 15th, 2011, the exhibit is a cool and different way to experience art. If you're in the LA area, make sure to check it out. Also, head on over to Artspace.com if you're looking to dress up your home with some contemporary art or if you need to find a swanky gift for your art enthusiast friend.