Must See - Surfaces of Every Day Life @ Ikkan Art Gallery
Frank Stella's Cinema de Pepsi
Andy Warhol's Myths(Multiple)
A new art gallery in Singapore has opened with a bang, bringing in museum-quality pieces of contemporary art that are probably some of best presented together for a very long time in the city-state. From a large, pink Andy Warhol and a giant installation by Yayoi Kusama to a small Jackson Pollock, there are some serious works by top masters that are given proper display space in the huge industrial space of Helutrans (it underscores how inappropriately low the ceilings of the Singapore Art Museum are for contemporary art). All the works are for sale, but collectors will have to have deep pockets. Prices range from about S$20,000 for a small print to $$9.5 million for the Warhol, with many pieces averaging around S$2-3million. I particularly liked Tracy Emin's Blinding (a snip at around $100,000), Roy Lichentstein's Yellow Cliffs (which looks like his take on a Chinese landscape) and a resting, brown Matisse (feeling a bit lonely amonst all the pop art). The exhibition until Jun 5 is definetly worth a trip to Keppel Road.
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen's Leaning Fork with Meatball and Spaghetti II, 1994