MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) right now is exhibiting a photographer by the name of Sam Taylor Wood whose stuff I have seen in a Chelsea gallery once, but I thought her $50K photo's when she is still fairly unknown were a little out of touch with the market, even if they were pretty cool pieces of art.Â The MOMA show is called Stillness, which once you read this seems appropriate.
However, I have a friend who saw one of her newest pieces (in London) which MOMA is now currently displaying in NYC which is a continous loop of the British soccer star David Beckham sleeping, so the film is about an 8 or so hour loop. It turns out that it is pretty boring from what I gather but the idea that I could sit next to David Beckham as he sleeps is pretty much a dreamy riot.Â I desperately need to make a trip to NYC but the Turner Prize (which I am going to get to see for the first time, yay, it is big if you are an artist) seems to be a little more important.Â The show is up until November 28th.
From her bio:
The artist is well-known for the way in which she examines emotional isolation through highly choreographed photographic scenes - she has been exhibiting her videos and photographs in group exhibitions since 1991 and had her first solo show in London in 1994.Â The wife of art dealer Jay Jopling, Sam Taylor-Wood, at 35, is the youngest artist ever to have a retrospective at the Hayward, having been shortlisted for the Turner prize in 1998. Her recent work - which is viewed as her best - is haunted by her experience of cancer and much of it can be viewed at the exhibition.