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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

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Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 138   

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Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, 09/21/19–02/16/20

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Michael Kagan: I Was There When It Happened

Edited by Todd Bradway. Foreword by Pharrell Williams. Text by Alison Byrne, Matthew Israel. Interview with Bill Powers.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Michael Kagan: I Was There When It Happened.'

Inspired by a lifelong fascination with space exploration, Michael Kagan paints iconic scenes of astronauts and NASA rockets

Growing up in Virginia Beach near the first NASA field center, Michael Kagan (born 1980) learned early in life to look toward the sky for inspiration. Now based in Brooklyn, the artist uses historical NASA photography as source material for his paintings of rockets blasting off into the atmosphere and astronauts touching down on lunar landscapes.

Heavily textured with layers of oil paint, Kagan's work brings a sense of tactile closeness to the otherworldly subject matter without sacrificing its awe-inspiring mystery. This clothbound accompaniment to Kagan's exhibition at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art presents a selection of the artist's paintings from the past decade, dedicated to space imagery and F1 racers. It features a foreword by collaborator and fellow Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams, an essay by Matthew Israel and an interview by Bill Powers.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Michael Kagan: I Was There When It Happened.'

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Michael Kagan & Bill Powers in Conversation at New York Academy of Art

Michael Kagan & Bill Powers in Conversation at New York Academy of Art

Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 PM, the New York Academy of Art presents painter Michael Kagan in conversation with gallerist and critic Bill Powers, in celebration of Kagan's new monograph, I Was There When It Happened, published by Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. The conversation will be accompanied by a visual presentation and followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
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Michael Kagan Book Launch and Signing Event at The Billionaire Boys Club NYC Flagship Store

Michael Kagan Book Launch and Signing Event at The Billionaire Boys Club NYC Flagship Store

Thursday, September 26, from 3–7 PM, Billionaire Boys Club, the premium streetwear brand created by Pharrell Williams, presents its second collaboration with artist Michael Kagan. The capsule officially kicks off with the launch and signing of Michael Kagan: I Was There When It Happened at the Billionaire Boys Club NYC Flagship Store. In partnership with The League, the event will feature giveaways of signed T-shirts, a special 1-of-1 skate deck customized by Kagan, a limited edition Kagan print and one slipcased, signed and numbered limited edition of the book with a silk-screened cover.
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