Go See: Red October Chocolate Factory at Gagosian in Moscow, September 18 through October 25, 2008

September 19th, 2008

Baroque Egg with Bow
(2006), Jeff Koons via Gagosian

New York art magnate Larry Gagosian brings an eclectic mix of avant-garde art to Moscow in his new show, For What You Are about to Receive. Entitled in spirit of the Bolshevik revolution, “Red October” is the name given to the former chocolate factory in which Gagosian Gallery will showcase over 100 works by approximately 50 post-war artists. Never-seen works by Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor, Cy Twombly, Richard Serra, and Edward Ruscha will be included in addition to works by Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Takashi Murakami, Aaron Young, and Yayoi Kusama. A statement by the gallery maintains that the exhibition, “investigates the twin pillars of twentieth century art: the readymade and pure abstraction, reflecting on the sublime through a self-conscious engagement with material and process.” For What You Are about to Receive is Gagosian’s second showing in Moscow, following an auspicious exhibit at Barvikha Luxury Village one year earlier. The show also inaugurates “Red October” as a new contemporary arts center in Moscow, however, Gagosian denies inquiries about opening a permanent establishment in the city.

Gagosian Plans Moscow Show in Former Chocolate Factory [Artinfo]
For What Your Are About to Receive
Gagosian To Host Second Moscow
Exhibit [NYSun]
Gagosian Gallery in Moscow

Want to be splashed by a cellular shower
(2008), Takashi Murakami via Gagosian

The opening featured new york-based artist Aaron Young’s choreography of a dangerous motorcycle-based performance piece entitled Arc Light. Viewers observed a team of motorcyclists maneuver on a specially installed platform. The resulting skid-marks and tire-burns created, “an amplified expansion of Jackson Pollock’s famous action paintings” said Gagosian (AO has exclusive video of Aaron Young’s motorcycle performance in New York here). Insight?, Gagosian’s first show in Russia’s capital city, was able to sell 70% of the pieces on display which included works by Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Glenn Brown, John Currin, Philip Taaffe, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko.

Arc Light Performance
(September 17, 2008), Aaron Young via Gagosian

Eclipse of the Sun
(1975), Roy Lichtenstein via Gagosian

Double Headed
(1973), Alexander Calder via Gagosian

Passing Winter
(2005), Yayoi Kusama via Gagosian

Figurine de Londers I
(1965-1966), Alberto Giacometti via Gagosian


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Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner Katherine Sherrington announced that her Motor Vehicle Department received a report from the Georgia Department of Revenue that an August audit found 100% accuracy in the Tax Commissioner’s license plate and disabled placard inventory, as well as no misprints of tags or missing vehicle decals.

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“I am proud of my staff’s diligence in maintaining an accurate inventory as part of our dedication to service for the citizens of Gwinnett County,” Sherrington said. The Tax Commissioner also conducts her own internal audits at each of her motor vehicle tag offices, and each office has a designated employee to track and report on tag, placard and decal inventory.

All five of the Tax Commissioner’s tag branches, as well as her central warehouse facility, were reviewed in the state audit, which took place over a three-day period. It was conducted by five state auditors.