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W est Chelsea also brings the much- b u z z e d - a b o u t bronze sculpture of Aussie duo, Sydney-based Gillie and Marc. The married collaborators, Gillie and Marc Schattner, are globally prolific sculptors with an environmental stance who often self-fund their six-figure sculptural tableau to make public art available to enliven streetscapes and bring joy to passersby. Their respective art doppelgängers, WHO LET THE DOGS OUT: GILLIE AND MARC'S CANINE ART STARS W est Chelsea is f i n a l i z i n g i t s curated art pavilion for The Halles, but expect it to headline a selection of international and national talents on the street-art/ graffiti scene, plus the addition of blue- chip masters of significant pedigree sourced from the secondary market. Three Austin artists of national cred will also make personal appearances, live-painting murals inside and outside the Art Halle: Mila Sketch, Cody Hooper, and Ash Almonte. NO WHITE WALLS A CONCISE HISTORY: A-TOWN TO NYC F ounded Fall 2020 under the direction of long-time Austin gallerist Lisa Russell, West Chelsea Contemporary boasts plum spaces in the heart of the Texas and New York action: an enviable 7,800-square-foot white cube at Rabbitgirl and Dogman, rendered in bronze, serve up a jolt of pop fervor wherever they appear, from Greenwich Village to Rockefeller Center. The most endearing of these creations may be the long-eared, human- sized Paparazzi Dogs — jauntily attired anthropomorphic canines who wield cameras. Now members of Gillie and Marc's Paparazzi Pack make appearances when a pair of sculptures pop up, courtesy of West Chelsea Contemporary, at The Halles. 1009 West 6th Street in Austin and a 2,500-square-foot flagship at 231 Tenth Avenue in the heart of West Chelsea along the NYC High Line. For the full lineup of West Chelsea Contemporary events at The Halles, head to and Mila Sketch in action, Pasadena, Texas Gillie and Marc's Paparazzi Dogs, in Greenwich Village, 2016 123

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