This autumn Christie’s presents Thierry Noir: Techno, an immersive music-inspired installation by the iconic Berlin artist Thierry Noir, organised in collaboration with fabric — London’s legendary nightclub.
Thierry Noir moved from France to Berlin in the 1980s and became the first artist to paint long stretches of the Berlin Wall on which he developed his distinct visual language. Since then, the artist became inextricably linked to the Berlin underground scene. Just as music is the heartbeat of the German capital, it pulses in every aspect of Noir’s life and work. He sees art as performance, often drawing parallels with the performative characteristic of a musician or a DJ. The colours, lines, energy and rhythm in his paintings mirror the hypnotic sound of techno music.
"It is an honour for me to collaborate with fabric London on this project. In 2019 I painted some walls inside the club and then there is also a painting of mine hanging at fabric in the entrance. DJs are the heroes of the night. They jam with notes like I jam with colours."
Unveiling new paintings created exclusively for Christie’s over the past year, journey into Noir’s vividly coloured visual universe and be transported to the booming techno scene in Berlin. The public exhibition is open between 28 September and 2 October with free entry at 8 King Street in London.
We're also collaborating on the free closing party on 2nd October, with fabric resident Bobby. set to play a DJ Set.
More info about the exhibition here.