Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim bought his first piece of art, a Picasso sketch, at just 12 years old. A native of Germany, he grew up in a family of collectors and artists and was always very intrigued by the art world. Still, he never thought he could make a career out of collecting.
Popular culture has long revered The IT Girl. That particular intriguing, smart and beautiful gamine. The cool chick with style and substance and class and pedigree. Well, in this politically correct day and age, Simply put – the IT Boy is the masculine ideal that all men want to be, and the guy that all the women want to be with. We now seek to celebrate The IT Boy. Or in this case, this particular New York City man-about-town and the talk of Manhattan as we speak by the name of Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim.
Last night, Miami Heat star athlete, Chris Bosh, was among the many art fanatics that came out to celebrate POWERHOUSE'S 1st annual Herradura cocktail party featuring works by acclaimed artist, Laura Kimpton of Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim's HG Contemporary gallery.
As Donald Trump continues to hit the campaign trail ahead of the November 8 presidential election, it’s natural to expect him to make public appearances. Don’t be fooled by the planned presidential-style motorcade in New York at 1 p.m. on October 25, however: British artist Alison Jackson has enlisted a Trump impersonator for a pointed performance art piece.
An interview with Cuban artist Williams Carmona.
What’s the significance of this new show?
Well, in my almost 30 years as a visual artist, this exhibition represents an iconographic roadmap of the forces that shape today’s world, while bringing to the surface a very personal moment of social rationalization derived from the experiences I have lived in and out of Cuba. These works ine ably highlight the crude and controversial e ects of globalization; they are replete with elements that are political, social, religious, and even, intimate, in nature. In order to shock the conscience of my spectators, while awaking their curiosity, I have also included my collectors from all over the world, so as to make their presence inescapable throughout the show.
Globalization and the Cuban diaspora are recurring themes in your work, how do you incorporate them in this show?
A very frequent theme in my work is the now-commonplace Cuban diaspora, which I portray with a full sense of patriotic responsibility. The “balseros” (drifters at sea), the displaced, the immigrants, whatever their motivation, the ones who return because they have no choice, and other related themes that I have made my own, are all predominant in my artistic vision. The ones who are to blame for everything that’s going on in the world right now are more like tragic clowns or caricatures of times bygone, the interpersonal relations and the morality of earlier epochs are dwindling, as is our preoccupation with our fellow men. As a conscious creator, I see no borders in the psychological or moral hierarchies as they stand in today’s world. A rumba, or a guaguanco, an Adam, or an Eve, it’s all the same. It no longer matters what you represent to others, you can shape yourself to be who you want or aspire to be.
When HG Contemporary’s inaugural show is a solo exhibit of acclaimed street artist RETNA’s work, you know it’s a gallery with a distinct point of view. That guiding direction comes mainly from the Chelsea gallery’s director, Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, who has been visiting museums since he was four years old, getting carted around the Louvre with his art-obsessed mother and internalizing her penchant for the arts.
Hoerle-Guggenheim opened HG Contemporary in 2014 with the aforementioned RETNA exhibition to incredible acclaim. Since then, he has brought together an eclectic and thoughtful group of artists for a roster of group and solo exhibitions, often with a bold, playful pop culture bent that belies his genuine love for art.
HG Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present the latest works by Cuban artist Williams Carmona.
Titled “Mas se perdió en Cuba” (More Was Lost in Cuba), the show will be on view at 527 West 23rd Street Chelsea beginning June 16th.
Williams Carmona will present a diverse selection of works that include sculptures, paintings, drawings, installations, and ink drawings, each work meticulously conceptualized to reflect the artist’s current state of mind.
Williams Carmona was born in La Habana, Cuba in 1967 and studied at the Universidad de Bellas Artes in La Habana, Cuba. Like many of his contemporary colleagues, he decided to leave Cuba in the 1990s because of the strict restriction he felt on his artistic freedoms, especially concerning his social, cultural, and economic world views. His search for his own artistic values in the midst of the constricting attitude of the country was the turning point that caused him to search for greater perspective and the freedom to express himself as he desired. Since 1999 he has lived and worked in Puerto Rico, exhibiting at various galleries, museums, and in curated exhibitions. Carmona’s early works were large in size and expressionsitic, but his newer works have evolved into his new style of expression which he has dubbed “Tropical Surrealism,” which incorporates a new form of universal history, more intimate and compact in size. Wherever there is an important historical occurence, he creates a reflective parody of the people and hidden events within the occurence in an incisive way.
This is Carmona's first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Opening Reception: June 16th, 2016, 6 - 9 p.m.
En el estudio del artista cubano Williams Carmona sus obras de arte comparten la misma importancia que las fotografías de sus familiares y amigos, que están colocadas en las paredes.
Hay imágenes del pintor con su hija Lola, de un año y medio, otras de familiares cercanos, de amigos y también hay varias en las que aparece con figuras artísticas, como Alejandro Sanz y Ricardo Arjona.
La HG Contemporary Gallery de Nueva York inaugurará el 16 de junio la exposición Más se perdió en Cuba del artista cubano Williams Carmona.
El autor presentará una selección de piezas que incluyen escultura, pintura, dibujo e instalaciones, según informa la galería. Es la primera exposición en solitario del creador en esta galería.
In New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, a growing crowd watches a mirror image of a common street scene. There’s a tow truck and a car, but instead of removing it from an illegal parking space, the truck is lowering it into place, on the sidewalk in front of HG Contemporary Gallery. It’s a late-model VW Beetle in black, but it’s a little hard to tell, because it’s barely recognizable under all the multicolored graffiti, the work of Nelson Saiers.
Celebrity fashion designer Domenico Vacca has opened a 10-storey retail destination just off Fifth Avenue that comprises a boutique for men’s and women’s fashion, an Italian espresso bar and cafe, a barber shop, a beauty salon, a private members-only club, and 30 serviced apartments. Boasting neighbors such as Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, The Plaza and of course the Museum of Modern Art, the flagship for Vacca, who famously dresses the actor Jeremy Piven in “Entourage,” opened on May 3 — a significant upgrade from his first New York boutique, which opened up the street, next to Cipriani, 13 years ago.
The luxurious oasis of brown leather sofas even acts as an art gallery with rotating exhibitions, curated by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, who runs the HG Contemporary gallery in Chelsea.
All of the art in The Time Nyack is curated by the HG Contemporary, founded by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim and specializing in bold, process-oriented work by emerging and established artists. The artists featured specifically at The Time Nyack include Alexander Yulish, Raphael Mazzucco, Nelson Saiers, Russell Young, Maximilian Wiedemann, and Pixelpancho.
Along with death and taxes, another certainty in life is math. In light of this, I hope to bring new meaning to April 15 as the birthday of Leonhard Euler. Born in 1707 to a pastor and pastor’s daughter in Basel, Switzerland, he was a devout Christian throughout his life, but chose the abacus over the cloth as a profession. This career would produce three of the top 5 most important equations ever, including arguably the most beautiful (according to a 1988 Mathematical Intelligencer poll), leading many to believe him to be the greatest mathematician ever. It is even more remarkable that he was able to accomplish this with impaired vision for most of his life. He began going blind in his 30’s, becoming completely blind in his 50’s. He actually became even more prolific after his blindness, earning comparisons to Beethoven whose deafness did not slow him.
As an artist, I draw my inspiration from many sources, from the Ethiopian Civil War to the crossing of the Rubicon, from Cezanne to Shakespeare, but given my background in mathematics, I regularly find myself exploring the lenses and tools that mathematics affords us. As one of mathematics’ greatest innovators, Euler is one of these inspirations for me.
Anyone familiar with the art world knows that there exists a complex, incestuous relationship between fine art and finance. Both deal in valuing things that can be hard to objectively appraise, and both can be confoundingly volatile. Plus, finance dudes, with their insatiable appetites for wealth and status, are flocking to art galleries and auctions these days.
Nelson Saiers further unites the two: The former derivatives trader and hedge fund manager gave up his lucrative career to become an artist last year. He now paints—wait for it—financial crises.
Two weeks ago his show of 20 paintings opened at HG Contemporary in Chelsea. The exhibition, suggestively titled “Inside Wall Street,” has a three-fold mission. The works look at the inside of his algorithm (the intellectual property that built his hedge fund into a very successful one), the inside of his fund, which he wound down recently to focus exclusively on art, and inside Wall Street itself.
INSIDE WALL STREET Offers a Glimpse into the 2008 Crisis through the Lens of the Math and Algorithms That Run Wall Street
NEW YORK, April 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nelson Saiers—artist, math Ph.D., and former hedge fund manager—walked away from Wall Street roughly a year ago. His art exhibition at HG Contemporary Gallery, 527 W 23rd Street in New York City, uses parts of his actual hedge fund trading algorithm to comment on the Financial Crisis of 2008, Madoff, and other large-scale financial motivators and events.
Nelson Saiers made his name as a star Wall Street quant. Now his paintings and sculpture targets the chaos of financial markets
Art and mathematics may seem worlds apart, but to study forms, lines, and shapes is also an education in balance, precision, and geometry.
Harmony between the aesthetic and the abacus goes on display this week in New York at a show of former hedge fund manager Nelson Saiers’ art. Saiers left his perch in 2014 as a star quant to dedicate time to math-based art, and his show targets the chaos inherent in financial markets. Lessons gleaned from trading are ubiquitous themes in his paintings and sculpture. At times, he converts his money-making equations into splashes of Braille, inserting brooding commentaries straight onto canvas. In one painting, he deploys his trading algorithms to conjecture what might have happened to the CBOE Volatility Index—the so-called fear gauge—after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914.
Killer Content has acquired the film and TV rights to Louise O’Neill’s novel “Only Ever Yours” with plans to develop the property as a film and TV series.
O’Neill’s debut novel was a YA hit in the U.K., where it was published last year. “Only Ever Yours,” released in the U.S. in May, is a dystopian story of a finishing school for girls where technology is used to enforce extreme standards of beauty and conformity.
Killer Content was formed last year through the merger of Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler’s Killer Films with Glass Elevator Media, a content incubator launched by Adrienne Becker.
“Only Ever Yours” is designed to be a bigger-budget film than Killer has fielded in the past. The indie stalwart’s latest pic, Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” has been generating awards buzz. It’s set for release Nov. 20.
Killer Content is working with the newly launched nonprofit Two Brass Brads to finance “Only Ever Yours.” Two Brass Brads is described as non-profit organization that creates “socially relevant” content that will be released in tandem with activist campaigns and educational efforts.
Among the org’s supporters is Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, whose Hoerle-Guggenheim art gallery is hosting a book party for O’Neill in New York on Wednesday.
Haute Living hosted combined two popular Art Basel concepts – the talk and the dinner to great effect on Tuesday night at Tamarina Miami in Brickell. Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim lead a discussion about the intersection of art and luxury brands, a perfect subject considering that Miami Art Week has evolved into the ultimate branding opportunity for the world’s luxury houses.
It's the sort of outfit which would cause a scandal if Her Majesty wore it. Elizabeth Hurley - who plays a fictional Queen in E!'s spoof series The Royals - stepped out on Monday in a see-through lace top at the premiere of the second season in NYC. The 50-year-old model and actress defied her age in the black sheer top which showed off her fabulously fit figure.
A true queen, on TV and IRL! Elizabeth Hurleystepped out to celebrate the second season premiere of The Royals on Monday, Nov. 9, at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in NYC, wearing a completely sheer, lace top that showcased her incredible body.
London-based artist Massimo Agostinelli's new show of work "Anagrams" is currently on view at Hoerle-Guggenheim gallery in New York (open through November 11). The Show includes works done with lenticular printing, so that names and phrases overlaid on imagery of pop culture icons transform as a viewer moves around them.
On 27 October, Sotheby’s New York held a presale cocktail reception in anticipation of the night’s main event: Elephants Forever, an auction, in partnership with Maclaren, of 22 contemporary artworks. Hosted by Owen Wilson, the event raised more than $1 million to benefit two organizations: Elephant Family, dedicated to saving endangered Asian elephants, and Space for Giants, whose mission is to preserve open habitats for African elephants.
As is NYC nightlife tradition, a venue signals that Something is inside via a velvet rope and careful assistants clutching the guest list in front of it. Last night, Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in Chelsea upped the expectations. Gallery director, Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, opened Massimo Agostinelli’s “Anagrams” exhibit with a shiny red Aston Martin DB9 outside and a celebrity host, R&B singerMaxwell, who was playfully dressed in a red Paul Smith suit. Mr. Hoerle-Guggenheim—decked out in black with a manly modern-James-Bond presence—collaborated with his social but private friend, Maxwell, after the gifted Now musician glimpsed and loved Agostinelli’s “Now I Won” piece from his “Palindromes” exhibit in London this past May. (“Lonely Tylenol” on 15 5 15 for the Brit wits.)
At one time or another, we all played with anagrams, and had fun while rearranging the letters of a word or a phrase to produce a new one. This type of wordplay we all know and love, has inspired artist Massimo Agostinelli to create a series of works focusing on the enigmatic meaning of expressions associated with famous people and iconic objects. These works will be presented at Anagrams exhibition, that will be on view at Hoerle – Guggenheim Gallery in New York. For the upcoming show, the artist merges changeable phrases and classical and pop culture imagery by employing a unique art technique of lenticular printing.
Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery is pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition of London-based artist Massimo Agostinelli entitled Anagrams. A unique series of works referencing the hybrid and mysterious meanings of words associated with icons of popular culture will open with a special reception hosted by internationally-renowned recording artist Maxwell on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.
Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery is proud to announce a partnership with Cuban artist Williams Carmona. Carmona’s works are distinctively original, building on the relationships between culture and his own heritage. Carmona’s bold usage of color along with his varied use of mediums make his works even more pronounced, and the references he incorporates within his work give a fresh glimpse into his unique perspective.
An exhibition of Rolling Stones-inspired artwork and memorabilia put on by the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery at the new Edition Hotel in New York on Tuesday night received over 1,000 RSVPs.
The party was thrown in honor of the seminal rock outfit's 50th birthday, a fact that's enough to make pretty much anyone feel ancient.
Like most high-profile events that reach capacity early, the scene at the door quickly devolved into bedlam. "A lot of them were turned away or forced to wait without ever getting in," an anonymous source told Page Six, which had the story. "It was a madhouse."
After serving over half a century as the best band in the world, the Rolling Stones are still the source of inspiration and entertainment for several generations. Last night that came in the form of a new art show presented by Hoerle-Guggenheim and WhitewallMagazine, in which the venerated band was again immortalized through a collection of paintings, hand-written lyrics, and even guitars that have lived more than most people.
The collection, which included pieces by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, was spread out over the third floor of the ever-buzzing EDITION hotel, but it was still a challenge to get a good look at the work with so many guests filling up the large space. A long line formed outside the hotel, with people eager to get a peek at the show, but also to rub shoulders with the stylish guests including Mr. Brainwash, Harif Guzman, and the EDITION's very dapper Ben Pundole.
Over 1,000 people RSVP’d for an exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Rolling Stones on Tuesday.
“A lot of them were turned away or forced to wait without ever getting in. It was a madhouse,” said a spy of the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery show at the Edition hotel.
Artist Jumping Bull created a Stones tongue installation of Coke cans. A collector bought a Ronnie Wood guitar for $10,000, and a “tech CEO” offered $80,000 for one of the band’s Grammys.
Also there were Mr. Brainwash, Harif Guzman and Scott Lipps.
Some of these may be painted black. Works by artists including Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood will highlight the New York Edition and Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery’s “Celebrating Over 50 Years of History” exhibit featuring art that was inspired by the Rolling Stones. The exhibit will be feted at the New York Edition on Madison Ave., Tuesday night. Other artists on display include Geronimo aka Jumping Bull, Ian Wright and Russell Young.
This weekend, Jason Dussault is overseeing what will likely become one of the most memorable public-art projects in the city's history.
The celebrated mosaic artist and 500 volunteers from Telus were at David Lam Park creating a 12-metre by four-metre mural. It will feature a character he has named Barker the Evergreen standing in front of letters spelling out the word Vancouver.
"Most artists have to sneak out in the middle of the night to get their art on walls and streets," Dussault told the Straight. "I'm very fortunate that I don't have to risk arrest by trying to get my art up on the walls. I want to thank the city and Telus for doing this because it's something they don't have to do."
Mr. Brainwash (aka Thierry Guetta) is many things: a street artist, a filmmaker, and a real estate investor. He's been rumored to be Banksy, or alternatively, an invention of the famously anonymous street artist, after starring in the 2008 film, Exit from the Gift Shop.
Despite, or because of, these rumors, Mr. Brainwash continues his work as a street artist, taking on projects in cities around the world. New York seems to be a special place for the French expat, who currently lives in Los Angeles, but just bought a space under the High Line. He recently teamed up with Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery (see artnet Asks: Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, Gallery Director) to unleash his creativity on the interior of the newly launched New York Edition Hotel. The only problem? He has a mere three hours to get the job done, and isn't sure yet what to do, exactly. We sat down with Mr. Brainwash to discuss the project, his celebrity fascination, and of course, Banksy.
Luxury real estate firm, RLTY NYC celebrated the grand opening of its SoHo office at 518 Broadway on Monday, May 11th with an unprecedented collection of artwork curated by Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery. The company also disclosed its partnership with the gallery to provide fine art advisory services to its premier clientele.
“We are honored to expand RLTY NYC’s presence into SoHo,” stated Mr. Benalloul. “We believe that the aesthetic of our new office space will foster camaraderie between our local art and real estate communities, and we look forward to the continued evolution between our two fields.”
"Guns have long had an extraordinary and terrible influence over us," artist McCrow writes on his website. "There are those who glorify them, those that subjugate through them and those who suffer by them."
This connection between man and weapon serves as the focal point of his most recent exhibition, "History Interrupted, The Art of Disarmament” at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery. The show puts on view a collection of 20 decommissioned AK47s and other small arms, collected from regions of conflict around the world -- the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Palestinian territories, Iraq. McCrow renders the firearms useless, lacquering, polishing, and staining the guns until they resemble imposing sculptures hanging on the gallery's walls like a benign canvas.
NEW YORK, NY - McCrow’s “History Interrupted, The Art of Disarmament”
is opening April 30th, 2015 at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery located at 527 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011. The show, which will be open to the public through May 28th, features McCrow’s latest work from weaponry procured directly from areas of conflict and then decommissioned. McCrow wants people to look beyond their new representation to acknowledge the dark story each weapon carries with it; to challenge our sanitised view of guns, our reaction to their being in front of us and with that of our own morality.
AMERICAN ARTIST & MATH WHIZ NELSON SAIERS TO OPEN
THE SECOND PART OF 1
Former Hedge Fund Manager To Launch Second Show on the Heels of a π (Pi) Day Preview Alongside Acclaimed Graffiti Artist Retna
New York, NY. February 24, 2015 – Nelson Saiers—artist, math whiz, polymath, and former hedge fund manager—is opening his sophomore show, the Second Part of 1, at Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, from April 8 to April 21, 2015. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Wednesday, April 8 from 6 to 8 pm. Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery is located at 527 West 23rd Street in Chelsea.
Whoever said art and algorithms are mutually exclusive? Almost a year ago, Nelson Saiers left his hedge fund, Saiers Capital, and turned his attention to a seemingly more creative venture: the full-time pursuit of art.
Saiers, who received his Ph.D. in mathematics at the ripe age of 23, pursued a successful career at Deutsche Bank before becoming chief investment officer of his own financial firm. Now, the self-anointed “mathematical artist" has harmoniously transitioned fromalgebraic topology to painting.
NELSON SAIERS TO OPEN POP-UP EXHIBITION CELEBRATING π IN AND BEYOND MATHEMATICS
“The Original Art Basel” by Nelson Saiers.
"I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Sir Isaac Newton
In anticipation of a very special π (Pi) Day, artist and mathematician, Nelson Saiers, has prepared dual pop-up exhibitions focused on this ubiquitous number. The doors for both will open Saturday, March 14, 2015, or 3.14.15, at 9:26 AM (that is, 3.1415926, or the first eight digits of π) at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, 527 West 23rd Street in Chelsea to celebrate this unique occurrence in the modern calendar. This exhibition will include an exclusive preview of Saiers' latest work.
Saiers uses some of the most profound Pi-related equations and theories, combined with social commentary, history, and literature, to create visually-stimulating and thought-provoking works of art. Inspired by Newton’s childlike view of himself, Saiers recalled his earliest discovery of math and created much of this collection with crayon and construction paper. The abstract forms share the beauty of mathematical simplicity, but also take the viewer on a journey to explore the famously irrational number that defines circles and is fundamental to statistics, fractals, thermodynamics, mechanics, and electromagnetism.
Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, the director of Chelsea gallery Hoerle-Guggenheim, has acquired an impressive array of important modern and contemporary artists for a gallery as young as his—it opened its doors on West 23rd Street for the very first time early this Fall. The gallery's most recent acquisitions include seminal works by artists RETNA and Peter Beard. Also of note in the collection are the rich color-laden canvases of Natvar Bhavsar as well as a few choice works by Warhol, John Lennon, and Dalí.
The Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery marked its opening in style with a beautifully curated Chinese New Year celebration. The festivities included a traditional dragon dance set against the backdrop of expansive RETNA canvases, and a dinner with fortune cookies.
Gallery director Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim and NY Projects president Yung Hee Kim greeted guests to this Chinese carnival, which was stylized by New York fashion icon Di Mondo.
NEW YORK, NY - RETNA’s “Articulate & Harmonic Symphonies of the Soul” at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery is opening February 13th, 2015. The solo show includes RETNA’s most important pieces of recent years and a careful selection of his newest works on canvas by the artist. The show will be up at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery on 527 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011, through March 12th, 2015.
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The Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery is proud to announce its most recent additions to the New York collection, including works by RETNA, Peter Beard and Nelson Saiers.
The gallery also features masterpieces on paper by the Indian born artist Natvar Bhasvar. His unique composition of dried pigments "Poetics of Color" can currently be viewed at the gallery.
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We are pleased to announce the opening of our amazing New York gallery space located at 527 West 23rd Street.
The current group show on display has works by RETNA, Peter Beard, Ronnie Wood, Nelson Saiers, and Natvar Bhavsar.