Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Limited Edition Photographs

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a new limited edition series in collaboration with the Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi. These striking large-format photographs celebrate the spirit of interconnected creativity that pulsed throughout the East Village in New York in the 1980s.

Limited Edition Photographs

Bill T. Jones, Image A, 48" x 80", edition of 5

Bill T. Jones, Image B, 48" x 80", edition of 5

Bill T. Jones, Image D, 48" x 80", edition of 5

Bill T. Jones, Image E, 48" x 80", edition of 5

Bill T. Jones, Image F, 48" x 80", edition of 5

Bill T. Jones and Keith Haring, 20" x 16", edition of 25

Inside a London studio in 1983, artist Keith Haring began painting directly on choreographer Bill T. Jones' body with white acrylic paint. The body-drawing process lasted over four hours. Next, Tseng Kwong Chi photographed Jones’ spontaneous movements throughout the studio. The collaboration among the three artists culminated in a series of striking large-format photographs that celebrate the spirit of interconnected creativity that pulsed throughout the East Village in New York in the 1980s.

Five photos from this series will be on display at YBCA as part of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company 30th Anniversary Exhibition from Sep 20–Nov 3, 2013. Each photo is an edition of five digital C prints, 48” x 80” with a 1/8” plexi face mounted with Dibond Back and wood brace. Additionally on offer is a 20’’ x 16" silver gelatin print of Keith Haring and Bill T. Jones in a limited edition of 25. The photos are accompanied by a certificate of authentication from the artist’s estate.

Please contact Emily Lakin for more information at membership@ybca.org or 415.321.1320.

Artist Bios

Tseng Kwong Chi (1950-1990) was born in Hong Kong and immigrated with his family to Vancouver as a teenager. He studied art in Paris before moving to New York in 1978. His work is included in numerous public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Walker Museum of Art in Minneapolis, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Most recently, his photographs were included in the exhibition Keith Haring: The Political Line at Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Bill T. Jones (1952-) is an American choreographer, dancer, and the artistic director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. He has received major honors ranging from a 1994 MacArthur "Genius" Award to the Kennedy Center Honors in 2010. In 2007, he won a Tony Award® for Best Choreography for his work on the musical Spring Awakening. He is the director and choreographer for the much acclaimed Broadway production FELA!

Keith Haring (1958-1990) was an American artist and social activist whose work engaged and influenced New York City’s vibrant street culture. Between 1980 and 1989, he participated in renowned international survey exhibitions such as Documenta 7 in Kassel, the São Paulo Biennial, and the Whitney Biennial as well as produced more than 50 public artworks in dozens of cities around the world. Haring's imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century. Most recently, Keith Haring: The Political Line was shown at Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and 104 (Centquatre) in Paris.

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