05.17.07 through 06.04.07
Jean Prouvé’s Maison Tropicale
This public exhibition of French designer Jean Prouvé’s 1951 prototype Maison Tropicale is set at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge on the banks of the East River in Long Island City. One of the designer’s visionary pre-fabricated constructions, the Maison Tropicale will be auctioned at Christie’s New York on June 5 and is estimated to realize between $4 to $6 million. For directions or more information please contact Christie’s press office at 212.636.2680 or Stas’ Kmiec’ by e-mail or at 212.889.0808.
41-98 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, 11101
06.01.07 through 06.21.07
Javier Irturbe: Architect and Painter
Javier Iturbe is a self-taught artist whose work expresses his personal philosophy. Buildings, figures, violins, butterflies, and other elements interlock and overlap to create a metaphorical pastiche. Born in Bilboa, Spain, in 1945, Iturbe’s paintings are bold in color and form and resemble a sprawling jigsaw puzzle. While the characters and forms are easy to discern, interpreting the relationship between them is usually left up to the viewer.
530 West 25th Street, Chelsea
The Cooper Union’s End of Year Show
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture presents a five-week exhibition of student works ranging from architectural drawings and detailed scale models to computer aided renderings of famous sites and emerging developments.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
7 East 7th Street, NYC
Fabrication, On Display
This exhibition explores the roles of material, form, and decoration in defining the relationships between the viewer and the viewed, display and displayed, in the conventional gallery environment. It features full-scale, digitally fabricated prototypes produced by graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture in an elective seminar taught by Ben Pell.
Municipal Art Society
7 Madison Avenue at East 51st Street