Front Cover of St-Barth Weekly N°434 - December 30, 2020.

The artist Philip Colbert with his Very Pop - oversized inflatable lobster sculpture 

Published by St-Barth Weekly - Local News in English
Edition N°434 - December 30, 2020 (Font Cover and Page 12)

 

 

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Starting 2021 with a POP!


Watch out for some unusual sightings in Saint Barth. Rumor has it that the oversized inflatable lobster by renowned artist Philip Colbert has landed on the island, and is due to mysteriously appear to launch the New Year. 

 

Known for his fun, bright Pop Art laced with references from art history, Philip Colbert brings art into the everyday and his fun pop universe is the perfect positive start to 2021.
 

The installation, which has already travelled to Seoul, Hong Kong, and last year appeared on the Gstaad Palace roof is due to drop into St Barth for some winter sun on January 1, 2021. Where will you be and will you get a selfie with the artist’s alter ego? Be part of its journey and the island’s art adventure and keep your eyes peeled as you head around the island on the first day of the year. 

At the initiative of Space Gallery St Barth, the Very Pop  - oversized inflatable lobster sculpture by British artist Philip Colbert is due to drop into St Barths for a winter sun on January 1, 2021.

Colbert is known for creating a "World of Art" across sculpture, painting, clothing, and performance and digital art to create a unique contemporary voice, and was described by Andre Leon Talley as "the godson of Andy Warhol.” The artist—represented by Space Gallery in Gustavia and NYC—will also be exhibiting some new works as part of a group exhibition. The show will include pieces from his flower series that recall the flowers of Warhol and some other fun mini canvases, beautifully rendered in sequins. 

Philip Colbert Popcorn, 2014 Sequin on canvas (39.76 x 59.06 in / 101 x 150 cm)

Colbert is one of the fastest emerging contemporary artists of the moment, with some of the most influential collectors in the USA, Middle East, Asia, and Europe beginning to collect his work. He has received international press coverage from The New York Times, GQ, and Forbes to name a few. To date, his work has been featured in major institutions including Tate Modern in London, The Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Not to be missed this winter while on island.
 

Visit Space Gallery to view his
paintings and share your photos
with the lobster using the hashtag
#lobsterinparadise 

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