The RISD Museum Acquires In the Span of a Long Breath I by Derek Weisberg
In the Span of a Long Breath I, 2015
Plaster and mixed media
48,25 x 66,05 x 60,95 cm (19” x 26” x 24”)
The RISD Museum in Providence, RI recently acquired a sculpture by Derek Weisberg In the Span of a Long Breath I for its permanent collection. The sculpture can be found in the exhibition catalogue " Masques & Bergamasques ” published in March 2020 by Éditions Lord Byron pp. 68-69.
Derek Weisberg is a contemporary visual artist working in Brooklyn, NY. A native of Benicia where he was raised, CA Weisberg attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA where he graduated with a BFA in 2005. He was greatly influenced by the works of Californian artists such as Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Barry McGee amongst others, and he has also worked with highly esteemed artists such as Stephen De Staebler, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Manuel Neri. In the Span of a Long Breath I is typical of Neri’s influence on his work.
Weisberg’s works have been shown recently by the Emmanuel Barbault Gallery at Intersect Chicago along with works by François Fleury, Shizue Imai, River Valadez, and Paul Joseph Vogeler. He’s currently preparing an upcoming solo exhibition in NYC.
About The RISD Museum
Southeastern New England’s only comprehensive art museum, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design—also known as the RISD Museum—was established in 1877. Its permanent collection of more than 86,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art from every part of the world—with objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and art of all periods from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, up to the latest in contemporary art.
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