Paola Pivi’s Fluorescent Feathered Polar Bears Invade New York’s Galerie Perrotin

Straight out of a children’s coloring book, these life-sized feathered bears are currently on display at Galerie Perrotin’s inaugural show in New York City on Madison Avenue.
The bear exhibit by Italian artist Paola Pivi, titled Ok, you are better than me, so what?, depicts these colorful animals relaxing in whimsical poses. New Yorkers can see them in their full-feathered glory until October 26 or take the bold bears home for a cool $90,000.

“I had a dream of a polar bear and a grizzly bear dancing with each other but didn’t want to kill two bears to make happy dance art,” said Pivi who worked with a Canadian taxidermist to create these foam sculptures.

Galerie Perrotin founder Emmanuel Perrotin is renown in the art world for identifying emerging artist, having been one of the first art dealers to work with Takashi Murakami.

Pharrell Williams attended the Galerie Perrotin opening in September, where he revealed that he was working on some sculpture work of his own.

Photos: My Modern Met

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