KiptonART Newsletter | Issue 45
June 1, 2010
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For the next six months, KiptonART will be operating out of 75 Wall Street, a new "Access Space" that will host a series of openings and events.  On June 9th, the space will open to the public with the "Fine Future Perfect" exhibition curated by Stephen Frailey.   While waiting for the opening, head over to Salomon Contemporary and see artworks created by the six KiptonART Rising 2010 Winners.  KiptonART is traveling around this summer to explore artists both in the states and internationally.  Featured artist Jordan Wilson launched our New Mexico artist studio visit, while Edward Vilga did the same in Los Angeles.  Five KiptonART artists with Parisian roots donated artworks for the American Friends of the Louvre event in New York, including Vincent Edmond Louis, who is in Paris opening a show on June 3rd.  Leyla Murr in the United Kingdom currently has two exhibitions.  And if you happen to be in New York for the month of June, check out the top 10 picks from Alliance for the Arts!
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Opening to the public June 9th, KiptonART will be launching its new 6 month "Access Space" at 75 Wall Street, in the ground floor retail space connected to the Andaz Hyatt Hotel.  For our first exhibition "Fine Future Perfect" running through July 31st, KiptonART will be featuring photography and multi-media art by: Bon Duke, Ina Jang, Naho Kubota, Christian Mendez, Skye Nicolas, Reed + Rader and Richard WilliamsonWatch Video to hear more about the new 75 Wall Street space.

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Naho Kubota, Lisa, C-print

Salomon OpeningFEATURED GALLERY VIDEO: Salomon Contemporary

Check out the new video posted online about the Salomon Contemporary exhibition displaying works by the six KiptonART Rising 2010 Winners.  

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Jordan WilsonFEATURED ARTIST: Jordan Wilson

Q: What is the first thing that comes to mind after an opening?
Jordan Wilson: Complete satisfaction and relief

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Jordan Wilson, Leslie, C-print, 20" x 16"
Edward VilgaKiptonART L.A. Studio Visit Recap: Edward Vilga

On April 29th, KiptonART held its first L.A. studio visit with photographer Edward Vilga to wonderful success.  For those who missed, watch Edward explain his work.

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Erica SimoneKiptonART Artists Donate Works for American Friends of the Louvre Benefit

Diane Detalle, Vincent Edmond-Louis, Simone Lourenco, Erica Simone and Serge Strosberg are five artists who currently live in New York and have Parisian roots.  They are also KiptonART members who have graciously contributed works to be auctioned off at the Young Patrons Circle of American Friends of the Louvre benefit on June 3.  The funds are being raised to help restore the most famous Museum in the world.  Merci beaucoup!

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Erica Simone, The Kiss. C-print, $2,500

Vincent Edmond LouisVincent Edmond-Louis Opening in Paris

On June 3, KiptonART artist Vincent Edmond Louis will be hosting the opening of his exhibition "Famous/Unknowns" at the Galerie de l'Europe in Paris, France.  Acting like a coloring book, Vincent's black-and-white photographs reveal personalized text written over the portraits of people he has met: some famous and others unknown.  The exhibition runs through the June 12th, located at Galerie de l'Europe, 55 rue de Seine.

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Vincent Edmond Louis, A Broken Heart?, C-print, 16" x 20"
Leyla MurrLeyla Murr: Showing in Leeds, UK

KiptonART artist Leyla Murr is currently displaying paintings in the city of Leeds, UK at SHINE, while also exhibiting in a group show at Harlequin in North Yorkshire.  Outside the UK her work has been shown in galleries around the world, including New York.  Murr's eye-catching abstracts combine color and shape to create calm atmosphere and beautiful tones.

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Leyla Murr, Pertrushka, 30" x 20", Acrylic on Canvas
June Art Picks from Alliance for the Arts

1.     World Science Festival: Strangers in the Mirror
Neurologist Oliver Sacks and photorealist painter Chuck Close-geniuses from opposite ends of the creative spectrum-share their experiences of living with a curious condition known as "face blindness," or prosopagnosia.

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LouiseThis Newsletter is dedicated to the immensely talented Louise Bourgeois.  Truly an original, Bourgeois will leave a legacy of work spanning over half a century.  The world has lost one of its most daring artists but will forever benefit from her vision.  Louis Bourgeois 1911 - 2010.

Louise Bourgeois, Be Calm, etching on paper

dance with the dancers

Celebrate the New York City Ballet's 'Dance With The Dancers' Benefit on Monday, June 14th at the David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center.  Come dressed in your summer finest and ready to groove to DJ Donna D'Cruz!  Purchase tickets here. 

DANCE WITH THE DANCERS is a unique opportunity for young New Yorkers across the fashion, social, film, business and performing arts world to interact personally with New York City Ballet dancers.  Join us on June 14 for an unforgettable evening to celebrate our remarkable dancers and their talent.  

Members of New York City Ballet's Young Patrons Circle, a special group for patrons of the arts in their 20s and 30s, enjoy exclusive benefits and an intimate view of New York City Ballet, including discounts on DANCE WITH THE DANCERS tickets. Become a member now and take advantage of their special discount ticket.

Tables - $10,000, $5,000 $3,000
Tickets - $500, $300
Young Patrons Circle Discounted Tickets - $225

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