New Museum Spring Gala 2019

03 April, 2019, 8:00pm EDT (Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St, New York)

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Lot 3

Pipilotti Rist

Open My Glade (Flatten), 2000 (still)

Single-channel video installation, silent, color; 9 min.
Estimate $75,000 - $85,000

Bid on the exclusive opportunity to be the subject of the first-ever commissioned portrait by Pipilotti Rist.

Over the past thirty years, Pipilotti Rist has achieved international renown as a pioneer of video art and multimedia installations. Her mesmerizing works envelop viewers in vibrantly colored kaleidoscopic projections that fuse the natural world with the technological sublime. Referring to her work as a “glorification of the wonder of evolution,” Rist maintains a deep sense of curiosity that pervades her explorations of physical and psychological experiences. Her works bring viewers into unexpected encounters with the textures and forms of the living universe. Her 2016 New Museum exhibition, “Pixel Forest,” was one of the most popular exhibitions in the Museum’s history and appeared on numerous year-end “Best Of” lists including one in the New York Times. She is a visionary artist whose work continues to delight and inspire audiences around the world. Although her work has long used the image of her own body as its starting point, Rist has never before produced a portrait of another individual. This auction offers the possibility to own a work by one of the most important living artists, which will surely have a historic place within her groundbreaking career.

© Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine

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