As if of-the-moment art, delicious food, and sweeping polo fields weren’t enough of a draw, the 70-degree sunshine ensured that the beautiful people turned out for Nate Lowman’s opening yesterday at the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT. (In fact the only person notably absent from a crowd that included Richard Prince, Urs Fischer, Eli Broad, Larry Gagosian, Leelee Sobieski, and Eugenie Niarchos was Peter Brant II, who is apparently on lock-down by his parents following his post-election Twitter snafu.) Lowman’s show is entitled “I Wanted To Be An Artist But All I Got Was This Lousy Career” (some lousy career!) and features an array of appropriated pop culture motifs, including oversized air fresheners, digital prints of oil rigs, and a series of tow-truck pulls, refashioned as crucifixes. But it was O.J Simpson’s infamous white Ford Bronco, which Lowman had borrowed for the event and parked on the lawn (beside Fischer’s monumental sculpture “Big Clay”), that garnered the most buzz—if only for its celeb appeal. “Oh, is that art?” asked Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez. Well, you decide.
<img alt=”blog-nate-lowman-02.jpg” src=”http://www.wmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/w/blogs/thedailyw/blog-nate-lowman-02.jpg” width=”550″ height=”385″ class=”mt-image-center” style=”text-align: center; display: block; margin: 0 auto 20px;” /Left to right: Jen Brill and Lazaro Hernandez; Lowman’s work on display
Photos: Billy Farrell Agency