"The Olympic Spirits" at POP! In The City I

Following the London 2012 Olympics, come celebrate the sporting spirit in Singapore at the ION Orchard Art Gallery. Singapore pop art specialist gallery, Pop and Contemporary Fine Art will be presenting “The Olympic Spirit” Exhibition by Burton Morris, featuring paintings commissioned by the International Olympic Museum of Lausanne for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

35 stunning, hand painted with acrylic, works on canvas of the Olympic collection will be shown in Asia for the first time, after having been shown in the world renowned “Chelsea Piers” in New York. The Olympic Collection has also been shown internationally at public venues and also at the Hickory Museum of Art.

Through Morris’ distinctive bold and fun style, his paintings are a colourful take on three themes related to Olympics: the Ancient Games, fair play and Olympic athletes. Morris’ presentation of the Olympic theme gives the viewer a sense that art can be enjoyable, simple and a pleasant experience.

Artitute had the pleasure to meet it’s founder, Saskia Joosse and asked her a few questions. The ever stylist and elegant Ms Joosse shared with Artitute alittle about herself, how she set up Pop and Contemporary Fine Art and the inspiration behind the 2 part, 1 month art exhibition about Burton Morris and The Olympic Spirit at the Ion Art Gallery. And most importantly, what would she hope visitors will take away after they visit the exhibition.

Exclusive interview with Pop and Contemporary Fine Art by Wei Teck

Ms Saskia Joosse shared with us about “The Olympic Spirit” by Burton Morris

About Ms Saskia Joosse and Pop and Contemporary Fine Art

Ms Saskia Joosse shared with us about which existing Artist to look out for at the POP! In The CIty I & II exhibitions at ION ART GALLERY

Ms Saskia Joosse shared with us about Challenges of putting up an exhibition.
“The Olympic Spirit” by Burton Morris, happening at ION Art Gallery, 03~17 Oct 2012

“The Olympic Spirit” will be the first exhibition in the two part series of the month long celebration of, "POP! In The City I and II" at The Ion Art Gallery, at Level 4 of the ION Orchard Mall, from the 3rd till the 30th October 2012.

Following "The Olympic Spirit", "POP! In The City II" continues it’s showcase of stunning Contemporary Art works, and in particular Pop Art, by popular artists such as Andy Warhol, Burton Morris, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, Damien Hirst and Roy Lichtenstein. The works on exhibit will comprise of both print, unique canvas, paper, mixed media and sculpture works.

To complement the exhibition Pop and Contemporary Fine Art will also be screening several art documentaries. Click here for more info on the documentaries.

Get swept up in the Olympic Spirit this October!
None of the artwork on display for “the Olympic Spirit” POP! In the City – I will be available for sale.

About Pop and Contemporary Fine Art

Pop and Contemporary Fine Art was founded in 2008, by Saskia Joosse after many years in the art industry as private art dealer and writer. The gallery is now located in the heart of Orchard Road at Palais Renaissance, one of Singapore’s premier shopping venues.

Pop and Contemporary Fine Art features some of the biggest names in the art world including Andy Warhol, Burton Morris, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, Jim Dine, Damien Hirst, Robert Longo, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein and Takashi Murakami. Our additional services include: hanging solutions, fine artwork placement and selection consultancy, Art exhibitions onsite and offsite coupled with Art talks and presentations.

EXHIBITION TITLE: “The Olympic Spirit” – POP! In The City I
DURATION: 3rd October to 17th October 2012

DURATION: 20th October to 30th October 2012

OPENING HOURS: 10am – 10pm Daily
VENUE: The Ion Art Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard Mall, 2 Orchard Turn
PHONE NUMBER: +65 6238 8228 (Ion Art Gallery), +65 6735 0959 (Pop and Contemporary Fine Art)
WEBSITE: www.popandcontemporaryart.com

Editor’s note: Video interview and photographs by Wei Teck