Friday, July 17, 2009
Through the brand Livestrong which is now well established worldwide with over 70 million yellow wristbands sold to date, "Stages" is an art show which aims to engage and involve the creative community in the fight against cancer. Essentially, Lance Armstrong and Nike have teamed up again to put on this show for a very worthwhile cause.
"It will project hope, strength and commitment to millions and carry the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Campaign all over the world. I am humbled by the effort and energy given by so many to bring STAGES to life.“ said Lance Armstrong.
The idea behind the exhibition involves the collaborative efforts of twenty accomplished and unique international artists to offer twenty original and diverse works of art in response to the devastating disease with a distinct focus on the subject of survivorship.
Here’s the line-up of talent onboard:
Cai Guo-Qiang, Rosson Crow, Jules De Balincourt, Dzine, Shepard Fairey, Andreas Gursky, KAWS, Geoff McFetridge,Yoshitomo Nara, Catherine Opie, José Parlá, Raymond Pettibon, Lari Pittman, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Kenny Scharf, Eric White, Christopher Wool, Aaron Young.
The show commences today in Paris at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin before moving on to States in a few months. Here are a few of the pieces which caught my eye...
For more info hit here!