Mid-Summer Dream Opening Animal Theme, Southampton 2007 (Renovation Complete), 2007
48 x 69 1/2 inches (121.5 x 183.5 cm)
Jessica Craig-Martin (Born: 1963 Hanover, NH). Lives and works in New York, NY
Craig-Martin has worked for Vogue and Vanity Fair, and has become celebrity artist. She is also on the board of Directors at The Art Production Fund who has curated “the Van der Woodsen loft” for Gossip Girl.
The artist rarely let the audience identify the subject’s faces, and she also photographs “the moment”, or part of clothes or a party. By doing so, Craig-Martin tells details about the society’s superficial way of living or thinking, and also their obsession of the surface.
“Renovation Complete”, first time featured in Episode 8, Season 2. Outside Serena’s bedroom.
Jessica Craig- Martins photograph “Showing Pink” featured first time in Episode 5, Season 2.
In the same episode Lily’s art-dealer picks out art for decoration of the Van der Woodsen apartment. Jessica Craig –Martin has been chosen for the kitchen wall. Other artist who has been picked out is Kiki Smith for the hall, Richard Phillips by the stairs, and Ryan McGinley next to the fireplace. In the background; Prada Marfa special edition sign by Elmgreen & Dragset.
Watermill Center, benefit Gala 2007, (Showing Pink), 2007.
32 1/2 x 49 3/4 inches (82.6 x 126.4 cm)
“New Jeans, New Pool”, first time featured in Episode 10, Season 2. Chuck Bass’s bedroom at the Van der Woodsen loft.
Real Estate Brokers, Southampton 2007 (New Jeans , New Pool), 2007
34 1/2 x 49 3/4 inches (87.6 x 126.4 cm)
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
Christian Dam Galleries, Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway