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Ugo Rondinone, ‘Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature’, On view at Rockefeller Center, New York City, April 23 , June 7, 2013, Public Art Fund
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Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature, On view at Rockefeller Center, New York City, April 23 , June 7, 2013

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New York
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Public Art Fund
New York

Presented by Nespresso, Organized by Tishman Speyer and Public Art Fund

Presented by Nespresso, Organized by Tishman Speyer and Public Art Fund

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Sculpture
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Photo: James Ewing, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY
Ugo Rondinone
Swiss, b. 1964
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Ranging from installations to psychedelic paintings to large-scale drawings, Ugo Rondinone’s eclectic work balances on the razor’s edge between euphoria and depression. His signature incandescent colors and Pop references, as in his rainbow-hued and neon-lit sign pieces, turn cultural clichés (“Hell, Yes!”) into material for a contemporary Arte Povera, recycling old catchphrases, repurposed cement, or cast-off clothes. Similarly, his sculptures often transform everyday objects by casting them in bronze, giving them an artificial permanence that both underscores and denies their perishability. Rondinone represented Switzerland in the 52nd Venice Biennale.

Ugo Rondinone, ‘Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature’, On view at Rockefeller Center, New York City, April 23 , June 7, 2013, Public Art Fund
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature’, On view at Rockefeller Center, New York City, April 23 , June 7, 2013, Public Art Fund
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About the work
Public Art Fund
New York

Presented by Nespresso, Organized by Tishman Speyer and Public Art Fund

Presented by Nespresso, Organized by Tishman Speyer and Public Art Fund

Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
Photo: James Ewing, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY
Ugo Rondinone
Swiss, b. 1964
Follow

Ranging from installations to psychedelic paintings to large-scale drawings, Ugo Rondinone’s eclectic work balances on the razor’s edge between euphoria and depression. His signature incandescent colors and Pop references, as in his rainbow-hued and neon-lit sign pieces, turn cultural clichés (“Hell, Yes!”) into material for a contemporary Arte Povera, recycling old catchphrases, repurposed cement, or cast-off clothes. Similarly, his sculptures often transform everyday objects by casting them in bronze, giving them an artificial permanence that both underscores and denies their perishability. Rondinone represented Switzerland in the 52nd Venice Biennale.

Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature, On view at Rockefeller Center, New York City, April 23 , June 7, 2013

Location
New York
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