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In a further art-relevant touring from Lance Armstrong’s widely succesful STAGES initiative, a collection of artwork under the STAGES moniker will be showcased at the Deitch Projects in New York. This event compliments the currently seen bike-centric showcase at The Armory as well. Full details including contributing artists can be seen in the press release below with a preview of Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Tree With Yellow Blossoms” work as a preview to the event.

Lance Armstrong and Nike united earlier this year to launch the global art exhibition STAGES. Inspired by Lance and his fight against cancer, over twenty renowned artists have donated their time and creativity to express the LIVESTRONG message and raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which is committed to empowering people affected by cancer. The result is a unique celebration of human potential bringing together art, philanthropy and sport. The work of each artist is available for purchase with proceeds directly benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

The show features some of the world’s most accomplished and promising international artists, including Ed Ruscha, Cai-Guo Qiang, Richard Prince, Catherine Opie, KAWS, Eric White, José Parlá, Christopher Wool, Tom Sachs, Dzine, and Rosson Crow. After its debut in Paris at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in July during the Tour de France, STAGES will have its official New York opening hosted by Deitch Projects on October 30, 2009. In New York, the Brazilian artists Os Gemeos, also known as “The Twins”, Futura, legendary for his contributions to early NYC graffiti culture, and the enigmatic 3-D painter, Dustin Yellin, have all created unique works that join the exhibition.

STAGES will be open to the public in New York: October 31 through November 21, 2009. The show will move to Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach in early December.

Deitch Projects
489 Broome St.
New York, NY 10013
TEL: 212.343.7300
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 12-6pm

Image Credit
Cai Guo-Qiang
“Tree With Yellow Blossoms”
Gunpowder on paper, mounted on wood
As a for-panel folding screen. 230cmx310cm.
@Cai Cuo-Qiang

Contributing Artists
Cai Guo-Qiang, Rosson Crow, Jules De Balincourt, Dzine, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Andreas Gursky, KAWS, Geoff McFetridge, Yoshitomo Nara, Catherine Opie, Os Gemeos, José Parlá, Raymond Pettibon, Lari Pittman, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Kenny Scharf, Eric White, Christopher Wool, Dustin Yellin, Aaron Young

About the Lance Armstrong Foundation
At the Lance Armstrong Foundation, we fight for the 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. There can be – and should be – life after cancer for more people. That’s why we kick in at the moment of diagnosis, giving people the resources and support they need to fight cancer head-on. We find innovative ways to raise awareness, fund research and end the stigma about cancer that many survivors face. We connect people and communities to drive social change, and we call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. Anyone anywhere can join our fight against cancer. Join us at www.LIVESTRONG.org.

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