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					KEVIN BERLIN
PROJECT : MARK MILLER GALLERY LOGO
DATE : AUGUST 17 2010
DESIGN : LUISA FAZIO


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   DESIGN: LU FAZIO
   PHOTOS: STEVEN JEAN
   BAG PHOTOS: GARY MAMAY
KEVIN BERLIN
    double happiness



                 FU XIN GALLERY
                      SHANGHAI
      february 21 - march 4, 2009



         MARK MILLER GALLERY
              NEW YORK CIT Y
  october 27 - de cember 1 , 2010
INTERVIEW,
Art critic and curator, Professor Wu Hung and Kevin Berlin
ART ASIA, ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, 2008
HAMPTONS TELEVISION, New York

 KB:    We’re here with Wu Hung. He is an art history Pro-        WH:      Exactly. And speed. The speed of growth . . .
 fessor from the University of Chicago . . . ART ASIA . . .?
                                                                  KB:      It seemed like every two months a year passed-
 WH:    This is a very interesting place. Very exciting. First    something like that.
 time in Miami they have a fair like this . . .
                                                                  WH:      Exactly. So fast. I am teaching here, and doing
 KB:    Why Now? Why not 5 years ago? Why not 5 years             shows here and also a lot of shows in China. So you feel
 in the future? What has been building up . . . what has          the difference in speed.
 been happening?
                                                                  KB:    If you’re not as familiar- what should you be looking
 WH:    You know China was a very closed country. It took         for if you came to the ART ASIA event? What should you
 many years to become global. And actually started in the         look for first? A couple of thoughts or ideas of what to
 90’s that people really began to know what is happening          look for first . . .
 in China, especially Chinese art. Contemporary Art beca-
 me a big thing, very big thing. Now I can see many, many         WH:     I think you must rely on your instincts. Because

 dealers here, they handle Chinese art. Not only do the           here is not a museum. A lot of galleries handle a lot of

 galleries specialize in Chinese art, but you go to other         artists. Just trust yourself. You can see many different

 places and see a lot of Chinese art.                             styles, many different artists. Now, if you find something
                                                                  really interesting you can talk to the people there and get
 KB:     How much has to do with politics and economy?            to know more about the artist’s background. I feel that’s
 How much has to do with the heart and soul of what the           the best way.
 Artists’ want to talk about?
                                                                  KB:    Wonderful. And what’s next? . . Just tell us a little
 WH:    I think both. There are a lot of things Artists want to   more about the future?
 say. They are very skilled. They are very well trained and
 they are very good artists. In the country also art market       WH:    The future . . . I feel the commercial side of contem-

 is opening up - the economy is becoming stronger. There          porary art will definitely continue. But many people here

 are more demands, more collectors.                               have begun to study contemporary art more seriously ...
                                                                  in college, through museums or through more serious
 KB:     I just came back from Shanghai. It was my very           shows . . . the different levels . . . many aspects. I feel
 first time.                                                      contemporary Chinese art will become gradually better
                                                                  understood in the West
 WH:    How interesting . . .
                                                                  KB:    Thank you. Thank you very much.
 KB:     I was shocked . . . the one thing that really captu-
 red my attention was the idea of “growth.”
      DOU BLE H A P P INES S
SHANGHAI / NEW YOR K C IT Y
 I am thrilled to be marking the expansion of the Mark Miller Gallery with internationally renowned artist
 Kevin Berlin and his dynamic show DOUBLE HAPPINESS.

 Beyond the captivating beauty of his paintings, I believe the important socio-political messages his
 works represent will be of great interest to viewers in New York City.

 DOUBLE HAPPINESS comes to my gallery straight from exhibition on famous Moganshan Lu in Shanghai,
 China. The exhibition is presented through compelling large-scale oil paintings where artist Kevin Berlin
 unveils his discoveries about the search for happiness he found in Shanghai within the stories and
 objects encountered. DOUBLE HAPPINESS features 60 of Berlin’s most recent works, divided into
 three groups - “Steamed Buns and Double Happiness,” “Cigarettes and Cash” and “Bags.” Each
 painting tells a story.

 In Chinese, the translation of “Double Happiness” signifies both “marriage” and the name of a cigarette
 brand that has been popular in China since the 1920’s. The title of the exhibition is based on the
 artist’s experience when he discovered a crushed empty pack of “DOUBLE HAPPINESS” cigarettes lying
 in the street on his first day in Shanghai. The resulting artworks have been featured in Shanghai Daily,
 ArtZine China, and Smart Shanghai.

 New York’s historic Lower East Side has always been a “Gateway of America” a “new frontier” for people
 and ideas. I am delighted to welcome Kevin Berlin’s show into our vibrant neighborhood.




 Mark Miller

 October 27, 2010




                                                         Mark Mille r, Lower E ast S ide NY C 2010
steamed
buns
& double
happiness
Kevin Berlin, STEAMED BUNS (小笼包), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 88.5x77.5 in
Kevin Berlin, STEAMED BUNS #2 (小笼包#2), 2009, diptych oil on canvas (油画), 120x76 in(60x76 in each)
Kevin Berlin, DOUBLE HAPPINESS (detail) 双喜(细节), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 60x76 in
Kevin Berlin, DOUBLE HAPPINESS (双喜), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 60x76 in
Kevin Berlin, EAST MEETS WEST (东西相遇), 2009, diptych oil on two canvas (油画), 177x76 in(88x76 in each)
cigarettes
& cash
LEFT: Kevin   Berlin, PANDA (熊猫), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 61x81 in
RIGHT: Kevin   Berlin, POCKET MONEY (零钱), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 11.5x15.5 in
Kevin Berlin, EAST MEETS WEST #2 (东西相遇#2),
2009, diptych oil on two canvas (油画二幅), 94.5x59 in(47x59 in each canvas)
Kevin Berlin, LOST HEAVEN (23 Pack Installation) 失去的天堂(23盒组画), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 118x55 in(10.5x14 in each)
Kevin Berlin, LESSER PANDA (小熊猫), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 61x81 in
Kevin Berlin, CHUNGHWA FILTER KINGS (中华王牌烟), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 61x81 in
Kevin Berlin, YUN YAN (云烟), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 61x81 in
Kevin Berlin, KING SIZE (大前门王牌烟), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 61x81 in
Kevin Berlin, PEONY (牡丹), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 88.5x118 in
Kevin Berlin, POCKET MONEY #2 (零钱#2), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 11.5x15.5 in
Kevin Berlin, MONEY IS A WOMAN, CASH IS A NAKED WOMAN (金钱是女人,现金是裸体的女人),
2009, oil on canvas (油画), 11.5x15.5 in
Kevin Berlin, EAST MEETS WEST #3 (东西相遇#3), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 11.5x15.5 in
bags
Kevin Berlin, XL SPRING COLLECTION #2 (XL春季新款#2), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 51x59 in
Kevin Berlin, COCO (香奈儿), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 47x41 in
Kevin Berlin, OCO, 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 47x41 in
Kevin Berlin, MENS COLLECTION #2 (男士收藏#2), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 48x72 in
Kevin Berlin, LADY F (F女士), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 47x41 in
Kevin Berlin, GOOD COMPANY (良友), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 46x41 in
Kevin Berlin, 69,69,69, 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 46.5x41 in
Kevin Berlin, NOT A PRADA (不是PRADA), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 47x41 in
Kevin Berlin, PLADA IN RED (红色PLADA), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 68.5x78.5 in
Kevin Berlin, GUCCINISSIMI (非常GUCCI), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 46x41.5 in
Kevin Berlin, J'ADORE (我疼你), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 46.5x41 in
Kevin Berlin, IT BAG (BROWN) 最"in"包包(棕色), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 47x41 in
Kevin Berlin, IT BAG (BLUE) 最"in"包包(蓝色), 2009, oil on canvas (油画), 47x41 in
KEVIN BERLIN
Rochester, New York, 1965.

Presidential Scholarship, Honored by President Reagan at The White House, Washington. D.C. 1983.
Yale University, B.A., New Haven, Connecticut, 1987.
Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom, 1988.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS :
Buzz Aldrin, Kim Basinger, Henry Buhl, Jimmy Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton,
Harold and Pat Gelber, Jane Joel, Quincy Jones, David Letterman, Howard M. Lorber,
Luciano Pavarotti, Ron Rice, Nick Studds, General Motors Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines,
Hawaiian Tropic, Resistol/Stetson Hats, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts
and Nat Sherman Intl.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS :
Mark Miller Gallery, “Double Happiness,” New York, New York, 2010
RVS Fine Art, “Kiev Days / Kiev Nights,” Southampton, New York, 2010
RVS Fine Art, RVS Fine Art, “One Fish…Two Fish,” Southampton, New York, 2009
Parus Business Centre, “Kiev Days / Kiev Nights,” Kiev, Ukraine, 2009
Fu Xin Gallery, “Double Happiness,” Shanghai, China, 2009
RVS Fine Art, “Berlin, Rossi & Petrov,” Southampton, New York, 2008
GalleryBar, “Slaves of Fashion,” New York, New York, 2007
RVS Fine Art, “Slaves of Fashion,” Southampton, New York, 2006
Heller Gallery, “Heroes,” New York, New York, 2005
RVS Fine Art, “All Dressed Up With No Place To Go,” Southampton, New York, 2005
Fairfax Gallery, “Snacks Over Manhattan,” Royal Tunbridge Wells , United Kingdom, 2005
RVS Fine Art, “Wine and Chocolate,” Southampton, New York, 2004
RVS Fine Art, “From Russia With Love,” Southampton, New York 2003
Gallery Facade, “Sex and Drugs New York,” Paris, France, 2001
RVS Fine Art, “Orchids and Goldfish” Southampton, New York, 2001
Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, “Downtown Bellybuttons,” New York, New York, 2001
RVS Fine Art, “Sex, Cellphones, and Late Nights,” Southampton, New York, New York, 2000
Hit the Road Gallery, “Snacks Over Manhattan,” Chicago, Illinois, 2000

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS :
Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2010
Sandra Neustadter Gallery, “Art Palm Beach,” Palm Beach, Florida, 2010
McNeill Art Group, “Red Dot Art Fair,” Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida, 2009
Fu Xin Gallery, “Shanghai Baby,” Shanghai, China 2008
Rush Arts Gallery, “Art For Life,” New York, New York 2008
Boss Invitational, “Sex and Drugs New York,” Waregem, Belgium 2004
Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, “The Colossal Strappy Sandal,” New York, New York, 2000
Mark Miller Gallery, “New York Contemporary,” New York, New York, 2000

Currently lives and works in Florence, Italy and Southampton, New York.
Kevin Berlin
PHOTO: KATARZYNA ZILL
DATE : AUGUST 17 2010
DESIGN : LUISA FAZIO


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