Wiseman Studio Newsletter, November 2019
There have been a number of exciting developments at Wiseman Studio and with David’s work in the past months and even more that lie ahead.
In the spring, David presented a new body of work at Kasmin Gallery, which marked our first collaboration with the gallery. The solo exhibition included a number of new furniture works, as well as unique sculptures. If you missed the opportunity to see it in person, we’ve included images, a checklist and some accompanying press.
David’s new Lost Valley Wallpaper—a work based on a large drawing of a dream world populated with cavorting monkeys, rushing waterfalls, soaring trees, draping pendants, and undulating vines—was a highlight of the show and is available through the studio. He’s finalizing designs for his second wallpaper, which we’re excited to share in a few months.
David and his friend Spencer Nikosey of the leather goods brand KILLSPENCER have just collaborated on a limited-edition briefcase. For this piece, David created hardware using cast bronze with inlayed petrified wood. The bag is aptly named the Fletcher Briefcase, after the street that connects David’s and Spencer’s studios. A limited number has been made in time for the holidays and can be purchased directly from KILLSPENCER.
David’s Owl on Branch, 2012, is included in Christie’s upcoming La Ménagerie sale on November 12, along with work by Diego Giacometti, Les Lalanne, and others. More information is available here.
We’re completing David’s first monograph which will be released by Rizzoli this spring. Titled David Wiseman, it will be a sumptuous hardcover book, presenting an overview of 15 years of work, including a number of David’s site-specific commissioned works and new furniture. He’s written an essay that expounds his ideas and process, as have critics and art historians Mayer Rus, Bobbye Tigerman, and Susan Weber.
And finally, the new studio is nearing completion! We look forward to moving into the space before year-end and expanding our production, presentation, outreach and education work.
Ari and David