Opening - ART PLURAL, new high-end gallery in Singapore

Two high end art galleries have opened in Singapore in as many weeks and the latest one is centrally located and right across from the Peranakan Museum on Armenian Street.

Julian Schnabel's work reflecting in a table by Ron Arad
ART PLURAL Gallery, which presents contemporary art paintings and sculptures as well as design pieces, is spread generously over four floors that have just been renovated with plenty of tall windows streaming in natural light.
Qui Je
Its rostrum of artists is also quite impressive, with works by David LaChapelle, the photographer du jour, Indian duo Thukral and Tagra, Chinese artist Qiu Jie, to name a few. There are several pieces by Botero, mainly drawings, and one Picasso painting. I was particularly taken by a large mix-media painting by Manolo Valdes, who is better known as a sculptor, who is here cutting and mixing canvas and paper in a beautiful way (the top photo doesn’t give it justice).

There is also a superb (older) painting by Julian Schnabel and some interesting sculptures by Marc Quinn (I’ve never liked his Orchid painting series, but these as sculptures really work). Prices start at $10,000-15,000, but many pieces will average $1-2 million, not as expansive as the works at Ikkan Art Gallery, but still for big wallets. The gallery is quite discreet in its frontage, but well worth a visit to see these unusual pieces.

sculpture by Marc Quinn