Intriguing
Ieva Iltnere

New York

During a solar eclipse, as in this Ieva Iltnere’s drawing, time stands still. Are you  in Japan or New York? Perhaps both.

Gift package:

·        Ieva Iltnere Aptumsums  (Eclipse) (2017), pencil on paper, 24 x 35 cm;

·       3 nights in the legendary New York landmark and most jazzy hotel The Carlyle – A Rosewood Hotel - Premier room with VIP welcome amenity and breakfast for two included;

·        Special arrangement - a half-day private guided tour of New York’s art world by an Art Professor;

·        hand-written calligraphic greeting for the recipient.

TOTAL PRICE FOR ART & EXPERIENCE: 6800.00 € for 2 travelers

Ieva Iltnere (1957) is one of the most striking and creatively ambitious Latvian artists of her generation. She uses an intimate setting to talk about deep and serious themes. The iconography that the artist employs, featuring a highly individualized style, is clearly apparent in the drawing entitled Aptumsums (Eclipse) which uses the same motif that appears in the large-scale painting Kolekcija (Collection) – the iconic shiny black dog by the Japanese artist Yoshimoto Nara. However, this time, instead of gazing at the painting, it’s looking at the eclipse of the sun rather than Malevich’s Black Square.  By playfully quoting works by other celebrity artists Iltnere encourages us to ruminate on the nature of contemporary art, currently ruled by irony, paradox and quirkiness. By the way, the dog, in precisely this same pose, was first installed in New York, on the roof of the Marianne Boesky Gallery.

·  Rooms and a free upgrade to the next room category are subject to availability

·  The Art as a Gift package can be upgraded with suite categories, additional nights and other private services for a supplement.