Nick Cave's Tondo Installation Images

Nick Cave's Tondo Installation Images

One particular memory that has stuck with Nick Cave from his childhood is lying on the ground with some of his seven brothers, looking up at the stars on summer nights and trying to make out the constellations. “It’s right there, look!” he recalls exclaiming to his siblings. “It’s that place of innocence where something so mundane can be so transformative.” Those starry memories inspired Constellation (2006)—a flat, circular work he calls a “tondo”—which offers a kind of fantastical view of the cosmos.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is a special ticketed exhibition on view June 9-September 22, 2013.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible through the significant support of Vicki and Kent Logan, U.S. Bank, and PB&K Family Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.

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Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Installation of Constellation in Anschutz Gallery.

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Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Installation of Constellation in Anschutz Gallery.

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Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Installation of Constellation in Anschutz Gallery.

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Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Installation of Constellation in Anschutz Gallery.

© the artist and courtesy the artist, photo courtesy Denver Art Museum

Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Installation of Constellation in Anschutz Gallery.

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Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Installation of Constellation in Anschutz Gallery.

© the artist and courtesy the artist, photo courtesy Denver Art Museum

Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Installation of Constellation in Anschutz Gallery.

© the artist and courtesy the artist, photo courtesy Denver Art Museum

Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Installation of Constellation in Anschutz Gallery.

© the artist and courtesy the artist, photo courtesy Denver Art Museum

Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Installation of Constellation in Anschutz Gallery.

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Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Anschutz Gallery

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© the artist and courtesy the artist, photo courtesy Denver Art Museum

Head Installer John Lupe provides scale for the final placement of Cave's Soundsuit.

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Nick Cave, Constellation, 2006, mixed media including beaded and sequined sweaters and gowns. Anschutz gallery

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Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2013, mixed media including mannequin, fabric, ceramic birds, metal flowers and antique gramophone. Anschutz gallery

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