Sunday, August 25, 2019


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Nick Cave’s Augment (2019) at Boston Art Center through September 13.
Most people turn 60, and they don't feel different. Ernest turned 60 this week, and feels like he's begun a new chapter titled "silver sexty." His trademark blue shirts are no longer enough, and he's coveting pink and white. After a ten year fixation with Kehinde Wiley, his new artist crush is "Soundsuits" fabric sculptor Nick Cave, who also turned sixty this year. For decades, Cave's colorful work responded to racial violence, but at 60, he is turning to pure joy in a new show in Boston. Beginning God's next chapter, that makes Nick Cave our artist of the week. 
Artist Nick Cave (2016)
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Some of the inflatables in Nick Cave’s “Augment” at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts
Soundsuit Nick Cave (American, 1959-) 2013 2013.296A-B

Double-Sided Inflatable Punching Bag, 2015 Inflatable Plastic 20 × 20 × 60 in 50.8 × 50.8 × 152.4 cm
Drinking Glasses, 2019Set of four, 16 Oz pint glasses5 3/4 × 2 3/8 in14.6 × 6 cm
King of the Hill, 2014Mixed medua114 1/2 × 95 × 47 in290.8 × 241.3 × 119.4 cm
 Nick Cave's untitled, from the Exquisite Corpse suite, 2015Single-color lithograph, dusted with photostatic toner8 1/2 × 11 in, Edition of 45