I’m colorblind. How’s it look to you?
L’HORLOGE DIOR 3019
I had this phone in the 80’s. Now its reformed into Pink Selenite and Quartz.
🇬🇷 The Venus de Milo was discovered by accident less than a mile from here.
Who’s been to the 🔮 cavern?
Between 3007-3010 I made a series of paintings of Altered Sculpture from Antiquity. The concept of a collapse in time is still present in a new series of Alterations of historical sculpture I’m working on now. This work is made of Quartz and Selenite crystal, the second image is a gouache on mylar painting.
Good Morning 🇬🇷
This is a smaller version of the floor excavation. I added a glass surface so you can walk over the works.
I always look for iconic objects to cast, things I feel resonate beyond their original intention. I wanted to do cars for a few years and decided the first two that I made would be from my favorite movies. This is a Crystalized 1961 Ferrari GT California from the Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The work is now in a collection that includes other cars by Artists such as Keith Haring, Richard Prince, Barbara Kruger and many others.
The PINK CRACKED BEAR edition SOLD OUT on my website in 30 seconds! However, I saved a select amount of them to be available exclusively tomorrow at 5 pm CEST at @mocomuseum in Amsterdam where my exhibition “Connecting Time” is on view.
Who had one?
I’m colorblind but apparently Tori arranged my bookshelf in a rainbow?
The @dior mens jewelry team told me about this idea almost a year ago. They found some 19th century pendants that unfolded like a book. Their idea was to take the Crystal Eroded Sculpture I made of Christian Dior’s book and turn it into a necklace pendant that could be taken off and worn as a bracelet. The execution by @yoon_ambush and her team, wow 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 @mrkimjones 💫
Sketch vs. Reality. About 10 years between them.
These paintings are part of a series I made 10 years ago that brought my work in conversation with Sculptural Antiquity. I have recently been granted access to an archive of molds of works from the @museelouvre that date back thousands of years. The results will be shown next year with @emmanuelperrotin in Paris 🗿⛏
I made a Limited Edition of only 20 pieces of the @nas Lost Tapes 2 Crystal Eroded Cassette. Nas and I will be donating the entire $200K proceeds from the sale to Charity. I will be giving $100K to @thecooperunion and Nas will be giving $100K to his Elementary School in Queens NY. The full album comes out This Friday! 🗯
A couple thousand pounds of geological materials transformed into objects you know. A visitor remarked, “It’s like time traveling and being able see your life in a history book”
A series of broken shapes in the walls begin as an abstract hole and finish in the shape of a figure. Part of my exhibition Perpetual Present at @how_art_museum in Shanghai. 🇨🇳
I spent the last year restoring and renovating this 1969 @normanjaffe House with my @snarkitecture team. Every detail was considered, from Norman’s notes on the cedar wood finish which we located in his original drawings, to the Japanese inspiration he found serving in Japan in the 1950’s.
Much of my current work is in three dimensional space, however I studied Painting at @thecooperunion. Most of my earliest works used painting to depict imagined scenarios in which nature and architecture collide in a timeless image. There is a sense in the works that things are in a state of movement between construction and destruction. This same entropic ethos can still be found in much of my sculpture where time and materials play between the past, present, and future.
A functioning Archeological Excavation and Laboratory is part of my Museum exhibition in Shanghai. Workers will be excavating items from our current era as they would be found 1000 or 10,000 years from now. The objects such as Guitars, Cameras, and computers which have been transformed into crystal are rigorously studied, documented, and reconstructed in the laboratory. The computers used to document the findings are from the 1980’s creating a further collapse and conflagration of linear time. @how_art_museum
I debuted a series of new large scale bronze works in Shanghai at my exhibition @how_art_museum. The works were scaled up from smaller hand made sculptures and finished with traditional Bronze patinas that reference historical sculpture. For me they embody a confusion of time, past and future collected together in a problematic and confounding scenario. The exhibition will be on view through October 3019.
I created a full scale active Archeological Excavation site in the floor of the Museum at my show in Shanghai. Viewers who enter will witness as members of my team slowly unearth and study contemporary objects made of crystal and ash. This paradoxical time situation is further enhanced in the adjacent laboratory in which the objects are studied with outdated computers and other vintage technologies. @how_art_museum 🧪 🔬
The largest work I have created to date will greet viewers as they enter my exhibition at @how_art_museum / Weighing in at over 4,000 lbs, it took nearly 2 years of work to complete this work in Bronze. I hope you can come and see it in Shanghai!
En Route to Paris. 🇫🇷 Airline lost my luggage last trip so the essentials go in the carry on from now on.
I grew up in a tropical climate so I love wide leaf plants. What are your recommendations for wide leaf plants that survive indoors in NYC?
A couple paintings made in the old studio. 🎨
This 100 Square foot room was my apartment from 2008-2011. I couldn’t afford the studio and a separate apartment so I built this. It was only accessible by climbing a ladder through a hatch in the ceiling of my studio. It didn’t have any windows so @snarkitecture made a lightning system that would slowly illuminate with the sunrise. The walls were covered in 25,000 hand-painted spheres and there was an integrated heating/cooling system that pushed air through the spaces between the spheres. @jr took this picture sometime around 2010. 🖖🏼
It took me a few years but I tracked down a very rare original Kuwahara BMX from the movie E.T. and cast it in bronze. Next step is chasing the erosions, adding crystal and patina. I will be showing the final work later this year with @emmanuelperrotin
I first discovered @normanjaffe’s work when I was in school at Cooper Union. His work for me sat between a strict formal Modernism and something more in tune with nature and I was transfixed. He explained that light was one of his primary materials and used stone and wood to shape and reflect it. His structures were shaped by the land they rested on and often flow with the landscape or frame a view, a tree, or the ocean. The experience of entering and moving through his buildings is paramount. He said “ Houses are deep, rich, sonorous, stirring, melodic, dreamlike, romantic journeys”.
My exhibition at Moco in Amsterdam will run through September 21st 3019. Over 150,000 people have been🤯
Moving Architecture Circa 3006 - 3009
If you’re trying to scare the children, it won’t work.
Its like the Future never even happened
The largest Exhibition of my work to date opens on June 28th 3019 in Shanghai at @how_art_museum / I look forward to seeing you there. 🇨🇳 💫