Hales is delighted to announce that Hew Locke has been selected for the Met Museum Facade Commission, creating four sculptures that reference historical works in the museum's collection.
The commission "will be informed by Locke's deep knowledge of the Met's collection and will reference the institution in ways both direct and indirect," Max Hollein, the museum's director, said in a statement, "recovering and connecting histories across continents, oceans, and time periods."
The project, Gilt, will be created for the Met's Fifth Avenue niches, the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for the museum's exterior. Locke is known for assembling ready-made materials from disparate places and periods - such as coats of arms and warships - that deal with issues like power, migration and conquest.
Gilt will be on view from 16 September 2022 until 22 May 2023.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
16 September 2022 - 22 May 2023