Marc Newson approaches design as an experimental exercise in extreme structure and advanced technologies, combined with a highly tactile and exacting exploration of materials, processes, and skills. As an industrial designer, his reach is broad and diverse, from concept jets and cars to watches, footwear, luggage, and aircraft interiors. Since the outset of his career, he has also produced beautifully crafted, limited-edition furniture, including the now-iconic Lockheed Lounge (1986). In a world where the distinctions between art and design are becoming increasingly blurred, Newson is a trailblazer, having pursued parallel activities in exclusive and mass production for more than twenty years.
Newson was born in 1963 in Sydney. He graduated in 1984 from Sydney College of the Arts. Newson’s work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, including 150 Years of International Design, Vitra Design Museum, Berlin (1993); Sièges en Vedette, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland (1994); 13 After Memphis, Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany (1995); Blend Collection, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (1996, traveled to Design Museum, London); Marc Newson, Jasper Morrison and Michael Young: Design, Reykjavík Art Museum—Kjarvalsstadir (1999); Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2001); Design Museums of the World, Neues Museum, Berlin (2003); The Incredible Elastic Chairs of Samuel Gragg, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Delaware (2004); Big Bang: Destruction et création dans l’art du XXe siècle, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2005); Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2006); Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2013); and Make Yourself Comfortable, Chatsworth House, England (2015). Recent solo shows include Bucky: De la chimie au design, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (1995); Design Works, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (2001); Kelvin 40, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2004); Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (2004); Design Museum, London (2004); and At Home, Philadelphia Museum of Art (2013).
Newson lives and works in London.
September 14–October 16, 2010
West 21st Street, New York
February 12–June 10, 2009
980 Madison Avenue, New York
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September 18–October 25, 2008
Red October, Moscow
March 4–April 19, 2008
Davies Street, London
October 19–28, 2007
Barvikha Luxury Village, Moscow
January 25–March 3, 2007
West 24th Street, New York
Fairs, Events & Announcements
Bono, the driving force behind (RED), invited artist Theaster Gates and architect Sir David Adjaye to cocurate a selection of contemporary art and design that will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on December 5, 2018, during Art Basel in Miami Beach and Design Miami/ 2018. Gagosian will present a preview exhibition of the works at the famed Moore Building in Miami, which will open on World AIDS Day, December 1.
Artists donating works include Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Wangechi Mutu, Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson, Christo, Sean Scully, Marilyn Minter, Frank Gehry, Guillermo Kuitca, and Teresita Fernández, among others. In addition, Adjaye and Gates will create unique pieces for sale.
Proceeds from this year’s auction will support community-based programs in Africa through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, while also providing assistance to fight HIV through community-strengthening programs in Chicago with Theaster Gates’s Rebuild Foundation. For additional information, please contact Lidia Andich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seattle Art Fair
August 2–5, 2018, booth A09
CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle
Gagosian is pleased to present Out of This World: Artists Explore Space, a booth curated by Larry Gagosian for the 2018 Seattle Art Fair. The presentation gathers works that reveal artistic and scientific explorations of the cosmos. Featured artists include Richard Avedon, Andisheh Avini, Chris Burden, Alexander Calder, Vija Celmins, Ellen Gallagher, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Neil Jenney, Mike Kelley, Yves Klein, Vera Lutter, Brice Marden, Marc Newson, Nam June Paik, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Taryn Simon, Yves Tanguy, and Andy Warhol, among others.
Ed Ruscha, Even Though He’s Light Years Away, His Heart Belongs to Me, 1963 © Ed Ruscha
Our Lives in Tubes
Through December 30, 2018
FRAC Grand Large—Hauts-de-France, Dunkirk, France
Tubology: Our Lives in Tubes offers a totally new reading of the FRAC Grand Large collection from the 1960s up to the present day, and speculates about the prerequisites for rendering art and design relevant to a society mutating at high speed. Work by Marc Newson and Taryn Simon is included.
Taryn Simon, Research Marijuana Crop Grow Room, National Center for Natural Products Research, Oxford, Mississippi, 2007 © Taryn Simon