There’s a Sheep Station in Chelsea (Yes Seriously)
In this city, one of the most fashionable in the world, we are surrounded by trendy shops, bars, bodedas, etc., but animal farms (and we mean real animals but your neighbor with questionable hygiene) are virtually non-existent, so when you get wind of a sheep station you take notice.
Last week, Michael Shvo and Paul Kasmin Gallery, hosted the official opening party at Getty Station for François-Xavier Lalanne’s Sheep Station. The outdoor celebration included (naturally) barbecue by Chef Daniel Boulud, drinks and serious art lovers gawking at the works and sheep sculptures.
The sheep station, albeit faux, located in Chelsea, is a public art program conceived by real estate developer and art collector Michael Shvo to bring outdoor exhibitions to a broad audience in the center of the High Line arts district and we assume encourage a love of animals. The sheep station along with 25 of Lalanne’s iconic epoxy stone and bronze ‘Moutons,’ are currently on display at the Getty Station and is open to everyone from now until through October 20, 2013. This exhibit showcases the largest collection to ever be shown publicly in an outdoor presentation.
Take a look at some of the pictures from the evening (Via BFA):