понедельник, 4 июля 2011 г.

Aaron Young

Aaron Young art in Purple Fashion Magazine. LA-raised, he is one of the most uncompromising and fearless artist of the decade. 

For his final undergrad project at San Francisco Art Institute in 2000, multimedia artist Aaron Young made a video of a motorcyclist doing tire burnouts in Diego Rivera's former studio space. "It almost got me kicked out of school," he says. "But my professor stood up for me." Four years later, Young was vindicated when MoMA snapped up the piece for $5,000. The throttle on his career has been open ever since. In 2006 he was selected for the Whitney Biennial, and the following year Tom Ford threw the after-party for Young's performance piece Greeting Card, in which 13 bikers carved skids and whirls into 288 plywood panels on the floor of New York City's Park Avenue Armory—while spectators watched in gas masks. Young's pieces now fetch six-figure sums. "I find it really tough to swallow when collectors resell my work for a shitload of money," he says. "Not because I'm not getting it. It just kills the purity." Next up is an enormous gold-dipped Roman chariot impaled on a 30-foot column inside Rome's 2,000-year-old Teatro di Marcello—"the biggest thing I've ever done," Young says. Don't expect that to be true for long.

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