NEW YORK – Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to present “Still Life and Kicking,” a group show curated by Dodie Kazanjian for Vogue. The exhibition will be on view at 534 West 21st Street from 10 May through 8 June 2007.
Motivated by an interest in how contemporary artists might challenge, subvert or recast the time-honored tradition of the still life, Kazanjian has chosen to exhibit works by 14 artists. Many of the works were commissioned by Vogue and photographed for the magazine’s June issue.
The participating artists are: John Baldessari, Maurizio Cattelan, John Chamberlain, Paul Chan, Chuck Close, George Condo, Rachel Harrison, Sherrie Levine, Elizabeth Peyton, Pipilotti Rist, Hannah Von Bart, Dan Walsh, Lawrence Weiner and Franz West.
Vogue’s Editor at Large and the Director of Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, Dodie Kazanjian lives and works in New York. Still Life & Kicking is the third gallery exhibition organized by Kazanjian for Vogue. In 2003, Deitch Projects inaugurated their SoHo space with Self Portraits: A Vogue Portfolio and Mitchell-Innes & Nash exhibited Nudes in Vogue in their Chelsea gallery in 2005.