Affectionately referred to a “Warhol’s Children” in an in-depth New York Magazine article from 2007, the group of New York outcasts from the so-called “Bowery School” – including Dan Colen and Dash Snow (and Ryan McGinely, though not included in this event) – represented a new generation of provocative, scandalous, unique, and talented artists. Add Nate Lowman, another New York artist who represents the same ideals of the group of risk takers, into the equation with Colen and Dash and you have Three Amigos.
Organized by Massimo De Carlo, together with Ludovico Pratesi as coordinator, the event shines a spotlight on this new breed of now blue chip artists with three different solo shows from three internationally renowned American artists at three different culturally significant Roman venues. An unprecedented and ambitious project that sees Dan Colen at Palazzo Rospigliosi, Nate Lowman in the American Academy in Rome, and Dash Snow at the Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), in his first posthumous museum exhibition. The significance of the venues selected by the curators reflect the growing importance of this group of misfits turned contemporary art power-players. The trifecta of shows opened September 20th and runs straight through December 11th, so it behooves anyone located in or around Italy to get to Rome and experience this ambitious, yet surprisingly under-the-radar project in person.
Check out a sampling of the three artists works exhibited in their respective shows after the jump.