The New Museum Hosts Preview Of Urs Fischer Opening

by ERIC UGLAND · October 28, 2009

[All photos by DAVID X PRUTTING for PMc] Last night saw the opening of Swiss artist Urs Fischer's first solo American museum show at The New Museum. Fischer's installations are generally temporary, for example, the house he built with loaves of bread or his series of female nudes cast in wax and set alight. This show continues his explorations, with an immense labyrinth built inside the museum, replete with everyday objects.

More story and photos below...Various luminaries from the art world, including filmmaker John Waters, artist Hope Atherton, photographer and painter Chuck Close and others marveled at the experience, then partied the night away at the Interview hosted After Party.

Gavin Brown, Hope AthertonJohn Waters Gavin Brown, Hope Atherton, John Waters

Chuck Close, Suzanne Scott, Lisa Phillips, Massimo Gioni Chuck Close, Suzanne Scott, Lisa Phillips, Massimo Gioni

Sadie Cole, Clarissa Dalrymple, Michael Joo Sadie Cole, Clarissa Dalrymple, Michael Joo

Cindy Sherman, David ByrneBill Powers Cindy Sherman, David Byrne, Bill Powers

The After Party!

Emma Hall, Knight Landesman Brian Ermanski "The Prince of Elizabeth" Emma Hall, Knight Landesman, Brian Ermanski "The Prince of Elizabeth"

Cynthia Rowley, Bill Powers, Meredith Darrow Cynthia Rowley, Bill Powers, Meredith Darrow

Peter Brant II, Diana Picasso, Klaus Bisenbach, Peter Brant Peter Brant II, Diana Picasso, Klaus Bisenbach, Peter Brant

Rebecca Guiness, Christopher Bollen Rebecca Guiness, Christopher Bollen