Where form meets function

Galerie Perrotin opens this month in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The gallery, which has two sister locations in Paris and Hong Kong, represents contemporary artists like Tashiki Murakami and Kaws. The New York location opens with a month-long exhibition by Italian artist Paola Pivi, whose playful work is collectively titled, “OK, you are better than me, so what.”

The installation marks Pivi’s first comprehensive solo exhibition in the United States as she takes over two floors of the gallery. The ground floor is home to a fleet of fluorescent feathered bears, each with their own quirky title like “It’s not fair” and “I never danced before.” Downstairs houses a large ATM-like sculpture called “Money Machine (true blue, baby I love you),” that spits out coins and one-dollar bills every minute (which visitors are allowed to take). We suggest a visit if you are in the city.

Find more information on the gallery and artist here or visit the space at 909 Madison Avenue.

Photography: Thomas Welch/ & Guillaume Ziccarelli courtesy of Galerie Perrotin

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