The hit CW TV Show GOSSIP GIRL and Manhattan non-profit Art Production Fund are teaming up for a collaboration between contemporary artists and a television series. This season Gossip Girl will feature the unveiling of the van der Woodsen-Bassfamily's art collection, which includes works by 14 contemporary art works luminaries such as Richard Phillips, Marilyn Minter, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley and Karen Klimnik. GOSSIP GIRL Executive Producer Stephanie Savage and Art Production Fund Co-Founders Doreen Remen and Yvonne Force find that it is an ideal partnership. Says Remen, "Exhibiting artworks in this context is a way to engage people in their daily lives; a chance to generate a spark of interest that may grow into something thought provoking and mind opening."
Art Production Fund (APF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Projects include: SHOW, Vanessa Beecroft, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1998; PLAN B, Rudolf Stingel summer 2004, Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall and The Walker Art Center; Prada Marfa, Elmgreen & Dragset, Valentine, TX, 2005, permanent; Greeting Card, Aaron Young, Park Avenue Armory, 2007; Electric Fountain, Noble & Webster, Rockefeller Plaza, 2008; The Whitney Biennial, Park Avenue Armory, 2008.
GOSSIP GIRL premieres on Monday, September 1st from 8:00–9:00 PM ET on The CW. Filmed in New York and based on the popular series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, “Gossip Girl” is from Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Paramount Television Inc. with Executive Producers Josh Schwartz (“The O.C.”) & Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), Bob Levy, Leslie Morgenstein (“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”), John Stephens (“The O.C.”), and Co-Executive Producer Joshua Safran.Download PDF