Saturday, 6 February 2010

Facing East

Recent Works from China, India and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection

A big thank you to Frank Cohen, the "Saatchi of the north" for sharing some of his collection with us. The Facing east collection is genius. I had the opportunity to witness "The Big Kiss" 2007 by Chen Lei shown in the picture. A boy sharing a passionate kiss with a polar bear.

"The big kiss" 2007 Chen Lei

Other pieces shown in the collection are the life size elephant lying on the floor with skin that is made completely out of bindis. It is called "the skin speaks a language not its own" 2006 by Bharti Kher. The almost gimmicky "Matrix" 2007 by Ha An based on the movie Matrix.

The "London Mayfair House" (2006), an artist's studio installed in the gallery by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

The extremely prolific Japanese artist Takashi Murakami with a vibrant painting the "Army of Mushrooms" (2003).

Thank you again Frank Cohen.

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