Lehmann Maupin would like to announce "L'Art de Vivre," an exhibition organized by Josh Baer and Suzanne Demisch with artworks and furniture selected with the eye of a "collector" and presented with a personal narrative.
Together, the furniture and artworks represent a unique and personal collection of 20th Century artistic creation.
The artworks, which Baer describes as "seminal" or "pivotal," are not unique works but are central to the history of each artist in the exhibition. They range from the period of Marcel Duchamp's Boite-en-valise and Man Ray's Electricite, which he produced for the French electric company, to recent wallpaper by British artist Sarah Lucas. Other Artists included are Joseph Beuys, Bruce Nauman, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Gober, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley, Andy Warhol, Chris Burden, Ed Ruscha and Fischli Weiss.
The furniture can be described as sculpture with a use and also represents the artists' overall expression of their body of work. The selection includes works by Atelier A, John Chamberlain, Donald Judd, Francois Xavier + Claude Lalanne, Sol Lewitt, Gerrit Rietveld, Giacometti, Charlotte Perriand and others.
Josh Baer is a private art dealer, publisher of The Baer Faxt newsletter and recently curated the Chris Burden exhibition at Zwirner & Wirth. Suzanne Demisch is also a private dealer specializing in 1960s and 70s decorative arts and design.