By Stephanie Murg – Unbeige

We’ve followed “Stages,” the Nike-sponsored art exhibition to raise awareness and funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, from its Los Angeles launch toits Paris debut, and now the show has opened stateside in a dazzling installation at New York’s Deitch Projects. The aim of Stages, named for a term that can describe the progression of cancer or a cycling competition, is nothing short of “uniting the worlds of art, philanthropy, and sport in a unique celebration of human potential” through the newly commissioned works of 23 artists, a diverse bunch that includes Ed Ruscha, Cai Guo-Qiang, Christopher Wool, KAWS,Jules de Balincourt, and Rosson Crow. Armstrong hatched the idea with Nike president and CEO (and fellow art collector) Mark Parker to “offer artists a forum in which to convey the Livestrong ideals and portray what the movement means to them and how they see it changing the world.” [Read More]