Nike Stages private reception at Deitch gallery new york

edward kim and our sweet richard chai
zac posen christopher niquet
david selig cecilia dean brian malloy
my favorite piece in the show, tom sachs
tom sachs demonstrating the piece to lance

jose parla and jeffrey deitch

this past friday’s opening at the deitch projects was rather involved. it was the follow up to the paris mash-up openning at the galerie emmanuel perrotin that I missed and have been cursing myself ever since. the mixture of sports stars like lance armstrong and fashion gurus like richard chai and the girls from threeasfour made it a fun evening. even mr. andre saraiva poped in for a fag or two.

the work was quite nice but rather oddly curated. i was under the impression that one could get arrested in new york for putting kenny sharf and ed ruscha in one room. but apparently not. aside from that there were some impressive mixture of streeters and heavy hitters. raymond pettibon next to gursky, shepard fairey next to gai guo-qiang… tom sach’s bicycle titled “lances tequila bike for girls” was quite an amusement piece and perhaps my favorite. funny and cool. my second favorite piece was eric whites “foyer”… i couldn’t help but think of john baldessari’s balls!!

it was a good evening which was eventually topped off by sushi, plenty of sake and my favorite… sesame ice cream…

show is on display through november 21. don’t miss it. other works included pieces by: jules de balincourt, KAWS, richard prince, christopher wool, aaron young, futura, and others. all artwork on display, available for purchase, with proceeds directly benefiting the lance armstrong foundation for cancer. by dd