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Nick Cave

Lot number: 1

Details: Untitled

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Inkjet print

73 x 36.5 in (185.4 x 92.7 cm)

Edition 3 of 5 with one AP



Provenance: Donated by the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery

Artist biography:

Born: 1959, Missouri

Nick Cave began his graduate studies at North Texas State University and received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art at Bloomfield Hills in Michigan.

An American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist, the artist is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. Cave's first Soundsuit was made of twigs. Other typical materials include dyed human hair, sisal, plastic buttons, beads, sequins, and feathers. The finished pieces bear some resemblance to African ceremonial costumes and masks. His suits are presented for public viewing as static sculptures, but also through live performance, video, and photographs.

Recent solo exhibitions include, Meet Me at the Center of the Earth (2011) at the Seattle Art Museum in Washington, Soundsuits (2010) at Studio la Città, Verona, Pattern ID, featuring Soundsuits (2010) at the Akron Art Museum, Ohio. The artist has also participating in select group exhibitions across the USA. Nick Cave was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in 2008, the Artadia Award in 2006, The Creative Captial Grant in 2004 and 2002, the Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 2001, and Faces in the Filed in 2000 as well as many others. He resides in Chicago and is director of the graduate fashion program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Nick Cave is represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery

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