New York-based artist Daniel Arsham celebrates his 20 years of collaboration with gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin through a double exhibition at the Perrotin galleries in Paris and New York. This retrospective, titled "20 Years / 20 Ans", will highlight key moments in Arsham's career, including an upcoming collaboration with Star Wars.
The exhibition will feature a series of new weathered sculptures made from Hydrostone and quartz crystals, as well as a new series of paintings created with an impasto paint specially developed by the artist to evoke Renaissance textures. Emmanuel Perrotin, who played an integral role in the artist's growth, said in a statement that he met Daniel when he was just 22 and was immediately attracted to his incredible talent and his distinct vision.
The exhibition will also include never-before-seen sketches Arsham made on hotel stationery, as well as his iconic works “Falling Clocks” and “Veiled Poem” which manipulate the surfaces of the gallery walls. Nostalgia has always been a common thread throughout Arsham's 20-year career, and this exhibition is no exception.
Patrick Moore, director and curator of the Andy Warhol Museum, noted that the nostalgia in Arsham's work is not "sweet and easy nostalgia", but rather a somewhat dark reminder that the great wonders of life and of American popular culture are a thing of the past.
The "20 Years / 20 Ans" exhibition will begin at Perrotin Paris from September 2 to October 7, then continue in New York from September 6 to October 14.
- Perrotin Paris, 76 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
- Perrotin New York, 130 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
For more information, you can visit the Perrotin gallery website .