I recently stopped by the new Hauser & Wirth outpost on 18th Street in Chelsea. Intending to peruse the Dieter & Bjorn Roth exhibition (which I will review shortly in my Art Blanche column), I was pleasantly surprised to discover this Martin Creed installation taking over the entryway.
Creed (b. 1968) is most well-known for his Minimalist, Conceptual works of art such as Work No. 227, the lights going on and off, which won him the Turner Prize in 2001. The work's title is self-explanatory: Creed orchestrated a 5 seconds on/5 seconds off light cycle in and empty room.
This site-specific installation (Work No. 1461) is anything but empty, featuring a dramatic motif of tape lining the walls. Evoking the work of many other artists, from Barnett Newman and Donald Judd, to Aakash Nihalani, Creed's installation is a multifacted, colorful experience.
Blouse: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg (I love this version from Opening Ceremony)
Mohair Coat: H&M
Purse: Maison Martin Margiela x H&M Leather Glove Purse
Boots: United Nude
[Photos by @kay_elle_pea.]