Opening Night: Charming Baker "Lie Down I Think I Love You"
British artist Charming Baker debuted his his largest solo exhibition at Milk Studios Los Angeles last night. Entitled Lie Down I Think I Love You, the exhibit showcasing new work exploring the unpredictable nature of love, is comprised of 20 paintings as well as prints and sculptures. Baker also unveiled a sculptural installation depicting an oversized plastic toy passenger plane. Never having produced a work on such a scale before, this marks a new phase in the artist’s oeuvre.
Notable attendees included entrepreneur and Hammer Museum Board of Trustees member Kevin Wall, Hammer Museum’s David Morehouse, LACMA’s Abby Bankser, MOCA’s Director of Communications Lyn Winter, The Gagosian Gallery’s Candy Coleman, actors Rosamund Pike, TJ Thyne and Rose Mcgowan, musicians Anthony Kiedis, and Flea.
The Daily Telegraph recently proclaimed that ‘Baker has enjoyed one of the swiftest rises the art market has seen in recent years.’ His work commands the attention of some of the world’s most significant art collectors including Damien Hirst, Alberto Mugrabi, Frank Cohen and Harry Blain.
To coincide with ‘Lie Down I Think I Love You’ Jealous will be curating an accompanying print room at the venue, featuring 5 brand new print releases and a pop-up studio space, printing exclusive small releases each day throughout the exhibition.