Lance Armstrong and Nike united earlier this year to launch the global art exhibition STAGES. Inspired by Lance and his fight against cancer, over twenty renowned artists have donated their time and creativity to express the LIVESTRONG message and raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which is committed to empowering people affected by cancer. The result is a unique celebration of human potential bringing together art, philanthropy and sport. The work of each artist is available for purchase with proceeds directly benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
The show features some of the world’s most accomplished and promising international artists, including Ed Ruscha, Cai-Guo Qiang, Richard Prince, Catherine Opie, KAWS, Eric White, José Parlá, Christopher Wool, Tom Sachs, Dzine, and Rosson Crow. After its debut in Paris at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in July during the Tour de France, STAGES will have its official New York opening hosted by Deitch Projects on October 30, 2009. In New York, the Brazilian artists Os Gemeos, also known as “The Twins”, Futura, legendary for his contributions to early NYC graffiti culture, and the enigmatic 3-D painter, Dustin Yellin, have all created unique works that join the exhibition.
STAGES will be open to the public in New York: October 31 through November 21, 2009. Will definitely stop by to check this out before it ends. The show will move to Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach in early December.
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New York, NY 10013
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 12-6pm