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Leila Heller Gallery at VIP Art Fair 2.0

— February 2012

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Ran Hwang, Two Love Tree, 2011 Buttons, pins on wooden panel, 47 x 71 in (120 x 180 cm)

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3–8 February 2012

New York, NY – For the second edition of the VIP Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery will highlight work from both emerging and established artists from the USA, Middle East, Europe, and Asia.  The VIP Art Fair can be viewed exclusively online at from February 3 – 8, 2012.

The exhibition will feature a number of new works by gallery artists, including Negar Ahkami’s Hyperbolic, 2011, Ran Hwang’s Two Love Tree, 2011, and Roya Akhavan’s Entrapped, 2011. Ayad Alkadhi will be represented by Spring, 2011, a large, mixed-media work that will be debuted in conjunction with the artist’s first solo exhibition, Umbilical, on view at Leila Heller Gallery’s Chelsea location from 2–25 February 2012.

A monumental bronze sculpture by Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Body Armor II, 2010, is a powerful symbol of femininity, embodying the artist’s playful take on traditionally masculine and rigid protective gear. Hovnanian’s ‘armour’, however, is formed around the soft curves of the female body.

Leila Heller Gallery will also feature works by Shiva Ahmadi, Faig Ahmed, Shoja Azari, Kezban Arca Batibeki, Ghasem Hajizadeh, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Shahram Karimi, Farideh Lashai, Alexis Laurent, Gayle Mandle, Leila Pazooki, Rolf Sachs, Soody Sharifi, Iké Udé, and Firooz Zahedi.

Through innovative technology, VIP 2.0 will connect visitors with the very best in contemporary art, enabling communication and engagement on a global scale, 24 hours a day, throughout the event.


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