BAM 150 Benefit Prints

 

In partnership with Artspace.com, the leading online contemporary art marketplace, BAMart is proud to introduce two new limited editions to celebrate BAM's 150th anniversary.

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On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, we released Save The Country Now by Deborah Kass, and on Thursday, November 3, 2011, we released Where all Harmonies are Tuned by Marcel Dzama. Both of these artists are generous supporters of BAM and also Brooklyn residents. Both prints are sized at 12x17 inches and are in signed and numbered editions of 150. Proceeds will directly benefit BAM.

About Deborah Kass

Artist Deborah Kass finds inspiration in artists like Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman and Louise Bourgeois from whom she borrows words and deliberately appropriates styles. Her current body of work, Feel Good Paintings for Feel Bad Times, illustrates lyrics from Broadway show tunes, pop music, and classic American songs. These paintings convey positive messages in celebration of the middle class and American culture. Kass chose Broadway as a reference point because she finds it definitively American, optimistic, and personal. One of her most famous series, the Warhol Project from 1992–2000, employs Warhol’s style to celebrate Kass’s personal heroes, including singer Barbra Streisand and artists Cindy Sherman and Elizabeth Murray. Deborah currently shows her work at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, in New York, and is in the permanent collections of both The Whitney Museum and The Museum of Modern Art in New York

About Marcel Dzama

If there were such a thing as an indie draftsman, then Marcel Dzama would be it. Known for working in a wide range of media, Dzama creates collages, dioramas, and large-scale polyptychs that depict fanciful, anachronistic worlds full of humans, animals, and hybrid creatures. His work, which looks like something you might stumble upon in an antique shop, has not only been published in McSweeney’s, the bible of Dave Egger’s generation of writers, but it has also appeared on the album covers of The Else by They Might Be Giants and Guero by Beck, as well as in the music videos for songs by Bob Dylan and the Department of Eagles.

Dzama collaborates often with other artists, and his work is collected by many of the gods of Hollywood and modern independent cinema—Spike Jonze, Steve Martin, Jim Carey, Brad Pitt, and Viggo Mortensen, to name a few. Dzama is showing his work currently at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York, as well as in the permanent collections of The Guggenheim in New York, The Tate Modern in London, and The Corcoran Gallery of Art in D.C.