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Adam McEwen

I want to live, 2016


Limited edition Gloves
One size 
Edition of 20 Signed by the artist




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About the product 

A limited edition pair of gloves designed by British-born artist Adam McEwen for House of Voltaire. Crafted by hand, these classic flared-fit gloves come in a soft buttery-tan shade, with the underside of each glove featuring an embroidered ‘scar’ across its wrist. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s gothic tale ‘Frankenstein’ - McEwen has entitled the piece “I Want to Live”. 

About the artist

Adam McEwen (b. 1965 London, United Kingdom; lives and works in New York). contemporary British artist whose Conceptual pieces fall between painting, sculpture, and installation. Previously working for The Daily Telegraph as an obituary writer, his most famous works include those written for living luminaries— Jeff Koons and Kate Moss among them. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Show is Over, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK (2013); Crash, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK (2010); The Last Newspaper, The New Museum, New York, NY (2010). He lives and works in New York. McEwen is represented by Gagosian, London; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Petzel, New York; and Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.