Space Oddity:

Geomagnetic Flying Machines (1988),by Lebbeus Woods, the Cooper Union professor of architecture and more, whose visionary fantastical futuristic Borgesian Piranesian early drawings are at Friedman Benda gallery in Chelsea. Catch the show before it closes Saturday. 

Courtesy Friedman Benda and the artist. 


From September 11 through October 15, 2014 Friedman Benda will present its first Christopher Le Brun exhibition.

Friedman Benda will open its 2014 fall season with ’Christopher Le Brun: New Paintings’, an exhibition of new paintings by the celebrated British artist and President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Christopher Le Brun. 

Known for his highly charged and evocative imagery, the paintings in Le Brun’s ‘More Pomp! More Wonder!’ revolve around embedded and over-painted imagery, speaking of his ever-evolving debate on what painting can aspire to be.

Congratulations to the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for another successful year of fundraising. Thanks to their hard work we will be conserving two priceless works within our collection, adding new art, and supporting elementary school visits. Want to be a part of this? Click here to join Philly’s most culturally engaged young professionals.

“Cabbage Chair (Mixed),” 2008, by nendo. Photograph courtesy of Friedman Benda.

The scatter shelf is composed of 5mm black acrylic shelves in a grid form, stacked in three layers and slightly displaced. The resulting shelving unit is not only structurally strong but creates a visual effect in which objects placed on the shelves appear as though caught in a spider’s web when viewed from the front.

When viewed on an angle, the glossy acrylic face creates a series of reflections within the shelves, making the ‘opaque’ acrylic appear to be transparent.
The diffused reflections caused by the 'surfaces’ shine and form also separates and scatters the view behind the shelving unit, creating a completely kaleidoscopic effect. 

Nendo will show the new piece at Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery in London during the Frieze Art Fair, and Friedman Benda in NY from November 10th