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|
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|