Based in New York’s art-rich Chelsea district, with satellite offices in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Milan, Beyer Projects engages with artists in the early phases of their projects to publish sculpture and artist editions. Established in 1998, over the years Beyer has worked collaboratively with a range of contemporary artists—including big names such as the late John Baldessari, Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois, Chris Burden, Rebecca Horn, Sol LeWitt, and Claes Oldenburg—to expand and enhance their practice.Read More
Providing a broad spectrum of assistance to artists, including funding, in-depth research, concept development, production management, and getting works into public and private collections, this publisher helps artists develop ideas from anything between basic first sketches and detailed maquettes.
Beyer Projects works with several internationally known contemporary sculptors and mixed-media artists, including Rachel Whiteread, Chuck Close, Richard Tuttle, Tony Cragg, Jeff Koons, and Anish Kapoor. John Baldessari worked on a significant number of projects with the publisher, starting with his first ever sculptural work Beethoven's Trumpet (with Ear) Opus # 127, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135 (2007)—a combination of resin, fibreglass, bronze, aluminium, and electronic components. A complex design, speaking into the suspended bronze trumpet that protrudes from the sculpted ear on the wall triggers a short Beethoven quartet piece to play. Also included on Beyer Projects’ roster are mid-career artists such as Julião Sarmento, Tom Sachs and emerging names including Thomas J. Price, Ana Prvacki, Agnieszka Kurant, Tavares Strachan, Ahmed Alsoudani, David Adamo, and Petra Cortright.
A recent project involved Beyer Projects working with Price—a contemporary figurative sculptor exploring the subtle languages of the face and body, and social hierarchies and expectations—to create an edition of sculptures entitled Cover Up (The Reveal) (2018). The work, cast in bronze with a perspex base, uses Euro-American forms and aesthetics to depict fictional modern-day black males caught in ‘“in-between” moments’ of genuine, unchecked emotions. The very technical process of creating these figures has been intrinsic to the artist’s practice—as he explained in conversation with Ocula’s Tendai John Mutambu, ‘not to talk about how something is made would be to ignore part of the work.’
Working with a range of established names, Beyer Projects’ collaborations with prominent contemporary artists have featured in various major international art events including Frieze London; Art Basel; The Armory Show, New York; and the Venice Biennale. Not limited to gallery spaces, Beyer also works with artists producing public art installations, such as a number of the pieces by English sculptor Julian Opie installed in New York’s City Hall Park for his exhibition Animals, Buildings, Cars, and People (2004); or Thomas J Price’s Network (2013) sculpture, installed outdoors at Old Street Yard in London in 2017.
For John Baldessari, processes of cropping, alteration, and erasure would come to define his practice.
RoseLee Goldberg discusses the history of performance art and her ongoing support of artists in realising ambitious live performance work through the Performa Biennial, which is set to launch its eighth edition in New York on 1 November.
Thomas J Price discusses his first solo show in Canada at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Ordinary Men (22 June–2 September 2019), which challenges the absence of Black bodies within the traditions of classical sculpture.
The works in the collection and in the 'Chaos' show reflect the actual reality of the world. I just felt that given what’s going on right now, we needed to do a show like this.
Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois, Rachel Whiteread, Gerhard Richter. These may not be names that spring to mind when you think of the British Museum, but they all have work filed away in its extensive archive of prints and drawings. 'Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now' lifts a lid on a lesser-known collection at a museum renowned...
The art market seems to defy most conventional laws of economics, but has historically obeyed the law of supply and demand, prizing the rare above what is easily come by, and the unique above all. Increasingly, however, even this principle is looking wobbly, as art that comes in multiples gains in appeal and value.
Five winners of the Turner prize are demanding an end to BP's sponsorship of the National Portrait Gallery, stepping up the campaign against big oil's involvement in the arts. Antony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread, Anish Kapoor, Gillian Wearing and Mark Wallinger are among a group of almost 80 leading artists, including winners of the BP portrait...
Jeff Koons is back. The American artist and art commerce kingpin has just opened his latest show at Oxford's Ashmolean, the world's oldest public museum. Seventeen significant works – 14 of which make their first appearance on UK soil – span the artist's career and radically distinctive oeuvre including Equilibrium, Antiquity and Gazing Ball...
This film accompanies a solo exhibition of sculpture, animation and work on paper by British artist Tom Price (4 January–27 April 2014), including the open-air premiere of Network, the young artist's largest bronze to date.