Sábado, 12 de Abril de 2008
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"While George Michael waits for Banksy to tag his English mansion, his partner Kenny Goss holds up the Texas end of the art fortune.

"Most people initially freak a little bit about Sebastian, then they stare and stare at it and they say, 'That's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen," said Kenny Goss about Damien Hirst's "Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain" (above) which Goss and his partner George Michael purchased last summer and which is now on display in Dallas at a Hirst-curated show at the couple's gallery.

Goss and Michael are also giving back to the community: "The foundation will be awarding two $5,000 scholarships to students at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, one in Michael's name for music and one in Goss' name for art. There are also two more $5,000 scholarships offered, one for Dallas-Fort Worth area students, the other for students statewide."

Said Goss: "We want to expose the Dallas art community to work that they've quite potentially never seen if they weren't able to travel, these works that in some ways may be a little controversial for one thing, a little strong. But let's face it, art a lot of times is about sex, love, death, loss.""

 

 

in Towleroad

 

 


 

"A bit of Britain has arrived in Texas, thanks to English pop star George Michael and his Texan partner Kenny Goss. The couple are displaying their collection of edgy, contemporary British art at their sleek gallery in Dallas' hip uptown area - just north of the skyscrapers that define the city's distinctive skyline. "We want to expose the Dallas art community to work that they've quite potentially never seen if they weren't able to travel, these works that in some ways may be a little controversial for one thing, a little strong," Goss said. "But let's face it, art a lot of times is about sex, love, death, loss."

The Goss-Michael Foundation's gallery is showcasing works by Damien Hirst, including his Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain - a black calf encased in a formaldehyde solution, its body pierced with arrows. "Most people initially freak a little bit about Sebastian, then they stare and stare at it and they say, 'That's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen'," Goss said.

The show, curated by Hirst, also features Bitterness, which at first looks like a textured canvas and then reveals itself to be composed of dead flies in resin. Another piece shows a dove caught in flight in a formaldehyde solution. The work of Hirst has brought everyone from art students to parents with their children. "People love it. The first month of Damien's show, there was a line out the door," Goss said. Goss and Michael, who have been together for about 12 years, split their time between homes in London and Dallas. "It works great for us," said Goss. "We live in Britain almost all the time. We have a house here. So we collect amazing art in Britain, bring it to Dallas and everybody gets to see it. It keeps us busy in both places."

 

in Daily Star

 



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