SAN ANTONIO, TX - Artpace and Neiman Marcus are pleased to announce a site-specific Artpace Window Works exhibition, the first in Neiman Marcus's history. Artpace 11.1 Window Works artist Joshua Bienko's installation, inspired by his ongoing series Ever So Much More So, will be unveiled on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. The display showcases Christian Louboutin stilettos hand-painted by Bienko. The five-inch designer heels feature photorealistic recreations of iconic works by contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons detailed on the infamous red soles. "Neiman Marcus is proud to make history with Artpace through this project as it is a cause we truly believe in," says General Manager Tom Wensinger. The retail leader and contemporary art center have a history of working together through Artpace's annual fundraising gala and special in-store events at Neiman Marcus's La Cantera location. "Artpace could not be more thrilled to be working with Neiman Marcus through this Window Works exhibition," says Mary Heathcott, Interim Managing Director at Artpace. "They set the standard in San Antonio as dedicated supporters of the arts and art education." The Neiman Marcus exhibition will be open for one week in honor of Joshua Bienko's long-term installation in the contemporary art center's Main Avenue window gallery, on view through May 1, 2011.
This exhibition was made possible by Artpace San Antonio and Neiman Marcus.
Exhibition Related Events
Official Press Conference
February 9, 2011, 11am
Join Artpace's Interim Managing Director Mary Heathcott and Neiman Marcus General Manager Tom Wensinger in unveiling this historical project.
Red Soul Soiree
February 10, 2011
$25 suggested donation
Step out in style on Thursday, February 10 for a Red Soul Soiree, where art and fashion collide. This swank party, sponsored by San Antonio Tidbits and Neiman Marcus, will celebrate the work of WindowWorks 11.1 artist Joshua Bienko. Featuring loads of fresh red flowers and an all-red menu of sushi, beef tenderloin, red velvet cupcakes, "haute chocolate" spiked with cayenne pepper, and more by LM Cocktail Catering, the Soiree will also showcase a Neiman Marcus trunk show of red-soled Christian Louboutin shoes, and a fun photo booth with photographer Erik Gustafson.
Artpace San Antonio serves as an international laboratory for the creation and advancement of contemporary art. Artpace believes that art is a dynamic social force that inspires individuals and defines cultures. Our residencies, exhibitions, and education programs nurture the creative expression of emerging and established artists, while actively engaging youth and adult audiences.
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