From June 2009 through June 2010, Ryan McGinness hosted 50 parties in his studio in downtown Manhattan. Each party took place on Friday night and had a different theme.
With this project, he endeavored to create genuine parties with no hidden agenda—parties for the sake of parties, with absolutely no sponsorship. He was interested in the idea of party as medium and vehicle for creating content. To that end, each party was based on a different concept or theme, aimed at creating real interactions between guests.
Ryan McGinness Ryan McGinness is an American artist, living and working in New York, New York. Known for his extensive vocabulary of original graphic drawings that use the visual language of public signage, corporate logos, and contemporary symbology, McGinness is credited with elevating the status of the icon to fine art through the creation of his paintings, sculptures, installations, and books. The New York Times noted, “In the past decade, McGinness has become an art star, thanks to his Warholian mix of pop iconography and silk-screening.” His work is in the permanent public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Cincinnati Art Museum, MUSAC in Spain, and the Taguchi Art Collection in Japan.
Publisher: Standard Press
Extent: 500 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 1.25 in.