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World’s leading artists exhibit together in NYC & Paris

Bernadette Corporation, Creation of a False Feeling, 2000. Inkjet print, sheet, 70 1/2 × 49 13/16 in. (179.1 × 126.5); image, 60 11/16 × 47 1/16 in. (154.1 × 119.5). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2014.10. Courtesy the artists and Greene Naftali Gallery

New York’s Whitney Museum of Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris collaborated to present artworks, selected from the noted collection of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, in celebration of American and European works from the 1960s to the present day. Simply titled, Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, the exhibition features renowned pieces by, among many others, Diane Arbus, Robert Gober, Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, and Christopher Wool, the exhibition will also include recent work by artists such as Liz Deschenes, Sam Lewitt, Laura Owens, Frances Stark, and Bernadette Corporation.

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Yellow), 1994–2000. Mirror-polished

Of the 800 works included in the gift from Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, 500 will enter the Whitney’s permanent collection, and approximately 300 will become part of the collection of the Centre Pompidou.

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner is organized by Elisabeth Sussman, curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Christine Macel, chief curator and head of the department of contemporary and prospective creation, Centre Pompidou, with Elisabeth Sherman, assistant curator, Whitney Museum of American Art.

The exhibition is on display at the Whitney Museum in New York until March 2016, it will travel to the Centre Pompidou in Paris thereafter.

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

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