Quote of the day (Updated)

Russian Socialite Dashu Zhukova opened a new exhibition of contemporary art at her gallery in Moscow, called the Garage. It is housed in one of Russia’s architectural masterpieces, the former Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, designed in 1926 by the architect Konstantin Melnikov. It is the largest exhibition venue in Moscow.

The exhibit features pieces from the François Pinault Foundation Collection, including art by Jeff Koontz and one of my personal favorites, Subodh Gupta. Check out his piece below, called U.F.O.

He has been called India’s Damien Hirst, which I think is demeaning and not even apt.

During a two hour symposium following the exhibit,   artist Francesco Vezzoli drew a comparison between his use of celebrity and Koons’s Michael Jackson works; the dapper Italian found it important to add, “I personally do not like to claim that I have integrity.”

What a breath of fresh air! If only more artists and public figures would emulate this candor!

Update:   I forgot to mention artist   Marion Tampon-Lajarriette, who was also in attendance. Her name alone is Art, is it not?

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11 Responses to Quote of the day (Updated)

  1. Jill says:

    Now that is a quote worth immortalizing!! (sp?)

  2. Danielle says:

    That is an amazing quote. I wonder if that’s what he actually meant….

  3. susie_bubble says:

    I was supposed to go to this event in Moscow….must look amazing in person…

  4. Sister Wolf says:

    Jill -Sp looks perfect, like everything else about you.

    Danielle – I want to think it is!

    Susie B – Aww, too bad you couldn’t make it. Shit! Was it the ankle?

  5. Love that quote! I’m going to make it my personal motto.

  6. Sister Wolf says:

    Iheartfashion – Hahaha! ME too!

  7. drollgirl says:

    love that sculpture up there! just fab!!!!

  8. All I need is for that magnificant sculpture to drop on my in-laws because I too have no integrity anymore.

  9. Sister Wolf says:

    drollgirl – it is! I think It’s made from copper kitchen things.

    Agh – What’s integrity? But you should drop a Damien Hirst thing on them, if you really hate them.

  10. Robert P. Costa says:

    I don’t give a shit what Vezzoli says, his recent work is shit. I saw it at the Gagosian gallery in Chelsea.

  11. Steven says:

    Indeeds Subodh is a replica of Damian Hirst, Arman Fernandez and Jeffkoons. He has a reputation even in India to copy works form unknown artist in India who are never know in west! he has a huge following of investors who have no clue about art! a maket darling for sure! downfall has already started wait till it falls flat! this work u like abve is a replica of one of Arman’s works. Do a search on google for Arman fernandez you will get all truth out!

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