Sarah Sze: Acrobat
Acrobat (2023) is a limited-edition print by Sarah Sze, produced with Phaidon and Artspace in celebration of Sarah Sze: Paintings, the first comprehensive monograph of the artist’s paintings, published by Phaidon. Proceeds from the sale of the print will be donated to Free Arts NYC and Breakthrough Collaborative to support programming and access to arts education.
Rooted in Sze’s multidisciplinary practice and inspired by sources from both the physical and digital worlds, Acrobat combines layered constellations of rendered and found images with hand-torn collage and gold-leaf embellishments. Each limited-edition print comes presented in a custom case and is accompanied by a luxury edition of the monograph, which is numbered, signed by the artist, and housed in a cloth slipcase.
Sze remarks, “I’m interested in the idea that an image can have this quality of being alive in the making or alive in the dying. It’s something that I’m interested in all of the work. So what I want is the images, and the paintings, and the prints to feel as if you see their construction, and you see their deconstruction. The process of looking is one of putting things together to create your own structure within the image and also seeing that structure fall apart.”