Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld Brings Out A Hip Crowd For Nicolas Pol: Sick Atavus Of The New Blood

by guestofaguest · May 6, 2011

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    Vladimir Restoin Rotifeld transformed the industrial setting of 560 Washington Street into a guerrilla museum space to present artist Nicolas Pol's Sick Atavus of the New Blood last night. Carine Roitfeld, Sante D'Orazio, Natalia Kills,  Derek Blasberg,  Michelle Harper, Stephen Gan, Lisa de Kooning, Stefano Tonchi, Lorenzo Martone, and Douglas Friedman were just a few guests in attendance.

    Nicolas Pol, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld

    Michelle Harper

    Andrej Pejic and Niki Mnray

    Becka Diamond

    Julia von Boehm

    Lorenzo Martone and Douglas Friedman

    The Paris-based artists work i pits the classical with the delinquent. The show features 20 new paintings and 16 drawings. Pol describes the work as:

    "Boxes are vanities. Hollow like skulls, Vanities of human enterprises, technological progress or power. Computers make fake easy. They are the laziest way to make metaphysical statements. Beyond pessimism. Is it really the builder or the destroyer that cares for the future?"

    Cake Felon/Acrylic, oil, silkscreen on canvas

    Truthsick/oil on canvas

    Virgin and Child/ Oil, Acrylic canvas