Eddie Martinez 1977 –

Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez and his wife, sculptor Sam Moyer are showing their works in the garden of the Landcraft Garden Foundation. The exhibition was curated by Ugo Rondinone, who is a member of the Landcraft Garden Foundation Art Advisory Board.

Martinez’s work has been doing exceptionally well in the art market in the last few years. His auction record was set in November 2019 when the large canvas High Flying Bird, 2014 sold for $2.02 million.

His paintings and drawings, like his sculptures, are both figurative and abstract. They combine objects that he finds on the streets around his Brooklyn studio. The sculptures are finished with oil, enamel, and spray paint. While nonrepresentational, they suggest human and animal forms that parallel those found in his paintings.

The Landcraft Garden Foundation is located in Mattituck, New York, on Long Island’s East End, in the heart of the North Fork’s wine region.

Sculpture in the Garden 2022: Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez showcases 14 sculptures by the couple, with 11 by Martinez and three by Moyer. The exhibit is currently on display and will run through October 29, 2022.

Ugo Rondinone 1964 –

Best known for his sun paintings and silkscreens, Ugo Rondinone has also created large, impressive sculptures.

Seven Magic Mountains, one of Rondinone’s most admired sculptures, is undergoing routine restoration.

The sculpture is located ten miles south of Las Vegas, surrounded by mountain ranges. It’s comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high.

It was originally installed in 2016, and was meant to be on display for only two years, but has been so well received, that its exhibition time keeps getting extended.  It received a painting restoration in 2019. About 1,000 sightseers a day visit the amazing sculpture. Seven Magic Mountains will continue to be open to the public through 2026, according to the Nevada Museum of Art.

Derrick Adams 1970 –

Derrick Adams has spent much of his career focused on the importance of relaxation and leisure in the Black community. Tiffany & Co. has chosen Adams to be their first collaborator for Atrium, a program the company hopes will inspire social change.

Adams created a collage for the project titled I Shine, You Shine, We Shine.The work incorporates the iconic Tiffany blue. The collage will be auctioned off on the digital art platform Artsy. All profits from the sale will go towards Adams’ new artist residency The Last Resort Artist Retreat, set to open in his home town of Baltimore next March. The Retreat will be an invitation-only venue, where artists can choose to work or just relax.

Please contact us if you would like more information about the works of Eddie Martinez, Ugo Rondinone, Derrick Adams or any of the fine art work available at VFA.


References:
Kristen Tauer. Eddie Martinez and Sam Moyer Bring Their Work Together Out East. Women’s Wear Daily. July 8, 2022.
Landcraft Garden Foundation Announces Sculpture in the Garden 2022/Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez/June 4-October 29, 2022. June 04, 2022.
10 Standout Lots on Artsy This Week. Artsy Editorial. June 14, 2022.
Barbara A. MadAdam. Eddie Martinez: Inside Thoughts. The Brooklyn Rail. February 2021 Issue.
Ugo Rondinone on Art, Life & Everything In Between. Artspace Editors. August 11, 2022.
Taylor Lane. Seven Magic Mountains limits access for routine restoration. Las Vegas Review Journal. July 27, 2022.
With 40+ New Installations, Qatar Present More Than 100 Major Works of Public Art Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. PR Newswire/Cision. August 10, 2022.
Camille Ohio.Tiffany & Co. Launches Atrium, a New Social Impact Platform. Elle Decor. August 4, 2022.