Here and Now is a selection of 23 recent color works Ari Marcopoulos has created for V1 Gallery, with the gallery also showing a selection of older works, putting the new work in perspective and introducing a bit of history here, at Marcopoulosʼ first exhibition in Denmark. Among the older works are a portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a self-portrait with the actor and skater Justin Pierce, a group of street photos, and a large collage of contact sheets from Marcopoulosʼ seminal ʼ90s New York skateboarding series.
Ari Marcopoulos currently has a show with Kavi Gupta (May 5th) gallery in Chicago. Other recent
exhibitions include 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York, USA; This Week, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France; Abandoned Sleep, Ratio 3, San Francisco, USA; Street and Studio: From
Basquiat to Seripop, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria and Ari Marcopoulos: It Might Seem Familiar, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Here and Now will be accompanied by a new Marcopoulos publication, which has been specially made for the exhibition, and an essay on the artist by writer and exhibition co-organizer William Pym.