For the art fair NADA Miami Beach 2012, the artist Devon Dikeou created walk-in installation called Not Quite Mrs. De Menil’s Liquor Closet. It’s an interpretation of collector Dominique de Menil’s famous closet in Houston, Texas, that’s not only filled with alcohols, but also with artworks. In her own version of the closet, Devon Dikeou presents her artworks from her own collection: Drawings, paintings and objects by artists such as Jeremy Deller, Marcel Dzama, Richard Artschwager, Dan Colen, Tracy Nakayama, Rainer Ganahl, Spencer Finch, and many others. In this video, Brandon Johnson, Managing Editor of Zingmagazine provides us with a short introduction to the piece.
Devon Dikeou is an artist as well as a collector and editor/publisher of Zingmagazine. She studied at Brown University, Providence, and School of Visual Arts, New York City. Solo exhibitions include The Hole (Postmaster Gallery, New York City, 1994); Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking, (MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland, 2003), It’s Déjá Vu All Over Again (179 Canal, New York City, 2010).
Devon Dikeou: Not Quite Mrs. De Menil’s Liquor Closet / NADA Miami Beach 2012. December 6, 2012.
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