Urethane foam, plastic, feathers
40 in. x 85 in. x 60 in. / 101.6 cm. x 215.9 cm. x 152.4 cm.
#2 of 3 unique versions
The image is a digital rendering of the artwork being produced at the time.
Born in Milan, Paola Pivi is a contemporary artist best known for her playful and thought-provoking installations and sculptures. Commingling the familiar with the alien, Pivi often works with commonly identifiable objects that are modified to introduce a new scale, material or color, challenging the audience to change their point of view. Animals are often cast as protagonists in Pivi’s world—she draws upon their perceived characteristics and instills them with human mannerisms. In her art, polar bears sprouting multicolored feathers practice yoga, hang from trapezes, and engage with one another, ranging from life-sized to miniaturized. With a bold and distinctive style, Pivi is considered one of the most impactful artists of her generation.
Pivi has had a successful international career, exhibiting her work in museums and galleries around the world. Her numerous solo exhibitions include You Know Who I Am, The High Line (2022–2023), and Free Land Scape, Perrotin (2022), both in New York, New York; Paola Pivi: I Want It All, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2022); We are the Alaskan Tourists, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark (2020); and Art with a view, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida (2018). The artist has been exhibited at venues such as Aspen Art Museum, Anchorage Museum, and MoMA PS1 in the U.S.; Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Germany; Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; and Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Fondazione Prada, and the XLVIII Biennale di Venezia, Italy. The artist lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska.
Courtesy of the artist, Perrotin Galleries, and MASSIMODECARLO.
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