NYC Benefit Auction 2017
The Gossips (Bird in Hand), 2017
IKEA LOMVIKEN frame, spray paint, acrylic paint, glass, cardboard, matte polypropylene, ink
24 × 35 1/4 inches
Philadelphia-based Alex Da Corte, who enchanted our audiences with his technicolor survey Free Roses at MASS MoCA last year, has created a new series of works inspired by Norman Rockwell’s painting, The Gossips. Da Corte reimagines the iconic Rockwell with images from a Philadelphia barbershop poster depicting various hairstyles. The work donated to MASS MoCA’s auction is related to a large work that will soon be on long-term view in B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building.
Alex Da Corte was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1980. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking/Fine Arts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art. He has had recent solo exhibitions around the world, including a major exhibition at the Secession, Vienna; David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, and Maccarone, New York, since his breakout at MASS MoCA.
Courtesy of the artist and David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
Estimated value: $5,000
The November 7 live auction will be conducted by Eric Widing, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Americas. All net proceeds from the auction support MASS MoCA. To place an absentee bid, fill out this form, and email it to Emily Daunis at email@example.com by 4pm on November 7.