American Artist Roxy Paine Installs "Inversion" in the Billy Rose Art Garden at the Israel Museum


JERUSALEM.- James Cohan Gallery announces the installation of Inversion (2008), by American artist Roxy Paine, as part of the Israel Museum’s Billy Rose Art Garden this past January 2011. Inversion was acquired by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem through a gift by Jill and Jay H. Bernstein, New York, to the American Friends of the Israel Museum. Rising 42-feet tall and hand-constructed out of over 7,000 metal plate, pipe, and rod stainless steel elements, Inversion was the first of Paine’s sculptures from his Dendroid series in which the dendritic form appears upside down, all of its weight resting on the smallest and finest limbs. This work was the first in the series to not require a foundation and thus proved to be a breakthrough in the artist’s development of subsequent works such as Maelstrom (2009), exhibited at the Iris and B. Gerald