Dustin Yellin STAGES 2009 New York City
Nike x LIVESTRONG‘s STAGES exhibition has opened in Deitch Studios on Friday night in NYC. Featuring the same outstanding line up from the Paris show; Tom Sachs, KAWS, Jose Parla, Richard Prince and Ed Ruscha, the New York leg of the exhibition has picked up a few more artists to join the team; Futura and Dustin Yellin. Here we get a look at the Brooklyn based artists work that is on show and what he has to say about the STAGES art exhibition and what it means to be involved.
Dustin Yellin, on his piece for STAGES: “Lance Armstrong and the Livestrong Foundation contacted me about STAGES, I guess Lance had been aware of my work for some time. I met him as part of this show, and these two pieces were made specifically for STAGES. I was thinking about the body and how cancer affects it and how disease in general affects it. The body is this perfect machine, and we’re continuing to figure out ways to fix it and build it back up again. These are life-size humans that are pretty much all ink and resin.