NEW YORK, NY.- In collaboration with i-D Magazine, Christie’s has announced that it will host a pioneering exhibition in New York, supported by Gucci, celebrating the recent publication of  the Taschen 600-page book entitled SOUL i-D.

From July 16 to July 30 2009, Christie’s New York will showcase the final leg of a three year international exhibition tour, unveiling the highlights of this highly laudable visual anthology in the United States. The brainchild of Terry and Tricia Jones, founders of i-D magazine, this innovative exhibition will be assembled in the form of a suspended eye at the centre of the gallery, proffering a window into the heart and soul of modern society.

Displayed in the Christie’s galleries in Rockefeller Center, this thought-provoking exhibition will encompass a vivid display of photography, anecdotes, personal experiences, advice and wisdom as featured in SOUL i-D. This best-selling book presents insights and contributions from some of the most creative names in contemporary fashion, music, art and design including Ron Arad, Giorgio Armani, Bono, Neville Brody, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, David LaChapelle, Chris Martin, Alexander McQueen and Yoko Ono.

This ground-breaking exhibition is traveling internationally over the course of three years. Its worldwide tour began in Europe at the Galerie Azzedine Alaia in Paris in November 2008 following its return to native British soil at Christie’s South Kensington in March, it then traveled to Milan during Salone Internazionale del Mobile, and it will now cross the Atlantic to New York where it will be displayed for two weeks at Christie’s galleries in the Rockefeller Center.

Amy Cappellazzo, International Co-Head for Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s, commented, “Christie’s New York is thrilled to be working with i-D Magazine and Gucci on this innovative and thought-provoking exhibition, presenting photographs, personal insights and wisdom from contemporary artists and designers. We are proud to support such a unique project as a complement to our longstanding belief in the accessibility and approachability of all art that passes through the doors of Christie’s.”

Soul i-D is a 600-page visual anthology of ideas and images featuring personal insights and contributions from some of the most creative names in contemporary fashion, music, art, and design. Looking at issues that affect all of our lives, from family values to global responsibility and personal lessons learned to inspirational survival stories, all of the best special projects are here—and with the mix of quirky irreverence that has been part of the i-D vocabulary since its launch by Terry Jones in 1980.

Chapters include:
Family Future Positive – what are our support systems in this first decade of the 21st century?
Beyond Price – what are the things we have in our lives already that money can’t buy? (wish lists were not allowed!)
Learn and Pass It On – things we have learned in our lives that we would like to pass on to other people.
Safe+Sound – inspirational stories of people who have come through difficult times in a positive way.

About the editor:
Tricia Jones started her career as an infant school teacher, teaching from 1968-85. Involved from the very beginning of the i-D story as the “maker of pasta”, looking after the students who worked on the earliest issues of i-D, her role changed and developed as the magazine grew. Tricia began working as editor of special projects for i-D in 1998 with Family Future Positive. Since 1988 Tricia has also acted as producer on Instant Design’s promotions and advertising campaigns including Bogner’s Fire & Ice, Yohji Yamamoto’s Y’s and Y-3, and more recently Emperor Moth from Moscow.

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