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Press Conference For "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno" at Sky Art
Photo by Shaugn & John/Freedom Agency
Press Conference For "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno" at Sky Art
Photo by Shaugn & John/Freedom Agency
John Giorno at the press conference For "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno" at Sky Art
Photo by Shaugn & John/Freedom Agency
Michael Frahm, Nicolai Frahm at New York premiere of "Ugo Rondinone I ♥ John Giorno"
Photo by Tiffany Sage/BFA
Nicolai Frahm, Michael Frahm at the New York premiere of "Ugo Rondinone I ♥ John Giorno"
Photo by Tiffany Sage/BFA
Max Wolf at the New York premiere of "Ugo Rondinone I ♥ John Giorno"
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Michael Stipe, John Giorno at the after party celebrating "Ugo Rondinone & John Giorno" at PUBLIC
Photo by Samantha Deitch/ BFA
Atmosphere at the New York premiere of "Ugo Rondinone I ♥ John Giorno"
Photo by Tiffany Sage/BFA
John Giorno at the press conference For "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno" at Sky Art
Photo by Shaugn & John/Freedom Agency
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Celebrating “Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno” in New York

By Nicole Gabe

June 27, 2017

On June 21, “Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno” simultaneously debuted at 13 locations in New York City. The multi-part exhibition presents the exceptional life and work from the poet, performer, and political activist, John Giorno. “I ♥ John Giorno” was created by Giorno’s husband, Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone.

The summer solstice and the artists 80th birthday coincide with the presentation. Opening receptions were held across institutions in New York, such as: Howl! Happening, The Kitchen, Hunter College Art Galleries, Red Bull Arts New York, Sky Art, Swiss Institute, White Columns, and 80WSE Gallery. In the evening, an after party was held at PUBLIC, where guests were able to enjoy music by Matthew Higgs. The location was special because Giorno’s 222 Bowery loft was just around the corner, where he resided for over 50 years.

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Press Conference For "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno" at Sky Art
Photo by Shaugn & John/Freedom Agency

Special guests included Michael Stipe, Richard Bosman, Phong Bui, Angela Bulloch, Anne Collier, Matthew Higgs, Billy Sullivan, Joan Wallace, Freema Agyeman, Roberta Amon, Victoria Bartlett, Stanley Buchthal, Felix Burrichter, and many more.

Partners of the exhibition include Harry Burke, Jay Sanders & Jamie Stevens (Artists Space), Simon Castets (Swiss Institute), Michael & Nicolai Frahm (Sky Art), Jane Friedman (Howl! Happening), Lisa Phillips (New Museum), Tim Griffin (The Kitchen), Matthew Higgs (White Columns), Risha Lee (Rubin Museum of Art), Sarah Watson (Hunter College Art Galleries), Max Wolf (Red Bull Arts New York).

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Press Conference For "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno" at Sky Art
Photo by Shaugn & John/Freedom Agency

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John Giorno at the press conference For "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno" at Sky Art
Photo by Shaugn & John/Freedom Agency
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