Phaidon Store, 83 Wooster Street, New York, United States of America
Date: 5 November 2010
Launch event for 'Luc Tuymans: Is It Safe?'
6.30 - 8.30pm
With his muted palette, conspicuous brushwork and idiosyncratic approach to history, Belgian-born Tuymans is often credited with having changed the course of contemporary art, influencing a whole generation of figurative painters.
Is It Safe? was produced in close collaboration with the artist and covers a suite of seven thematically linked bodies of work produced between 2005 and 2010. Weaving together a range of photographic source images, from Disneyland to Big Brother, these works tell the banal but terrifying story of our times in Tuyman's chilling vision of history painting. The monograph includes more than 100 new paintings, many previously unpublished, and features introductory text by Tuymans as well as essays by Mexican artist Pablo Sigg and Belgian art historian Gerrit Vermeiren.
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Luc Tuymans is currently the subject of his first major retrospective in the US (now on show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago until 9 January 2011) and the co-curator of A Vision of Central Europe at Brugge Centraal (until 23 January 2011).
From 6 November David Zwirner will be holding an exhibition of Tuymans' latest work at their 525 west 19th street gallery. Luc Tuymans: Corporate will run until 21 December.