Scenes from Urs's opening
Among those who attended the opening of Urs Fischer’s mega-show “Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty,” at the New Museum earlier this week were Chuck Close, Tony Shafrazi, Gavin Brown, Cindy Sherman, Jeffrey Deitch and Matthew Higgs. Among those who didn’t: the 36-year-old Swiss artist himself. Whatever the reason, the attendees seemed more than satisfied with the array of works on exhibit, including, on the 2nd floor, the dazzling optical maze of Service a la francaise (2009), composed of fifty chrome boxes onto which the artist silkscreened a dizzying array of images, from a Balenciaga shoe to a giant pear.
Photos by Ryan James MacFarland.
Click HERE to see our previous Gallery Go-Round coverage, including openings for Juergen Teller, Anselm Reyle and Kehinde Wiley.