April 18, 2012
Venus Envy: 
Black Box Venus, 1990, by Al Hansen, the Beat poet/Fluxus artist/actor/composer/cool cat (who was the granddaddy of, and big influence on, the musician Beck). The piece, crafted from cigarette butts, looks like the meeting of the Venus of Willendorf and Eva Hesse (via Joseph Cornell and Xu Bing). It’s part of ”the spirit level,” a group show featuring 19 artists curated by impish Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone at both venues of the Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea, which also includes Kim Jones, Jay DeFeo, and a number of other cult-figure creators, better known and lesser known. Catch it before it closes Saturday.
Copyright Al Hansen/Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

Venus Envy: 

Black Box Venus, 1990, by Al Hansen, the Beat poet/Fluxus artist/actor/composer/cool cat (who was the granddaddy of, and big influence on, the musician Beck). The piece, crafted from cigarette butts, looks like the meeting of the Venus of Willendorf and Eva Hesse (via Joseph Cornell and Xu Bing). It’s part of ”the spirit level,” a group show featuring 19 artists curated by impish Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone at both venues of the Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea, which also includes Kim Jones, Jay DeFeo, and a number of other cult-figure creators, better known and lesser known. Catch it before it closes Saturday.

Copyright Al Hansen/Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

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