Rev Up Your Engines for Michael Kagan: Pole Position at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Michael Kagan, “Pole Position,” 2024. Oil on linen; 60 x 45 in (152.4 x 114.3 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Venus Over Manhattan Gallery.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Pole Position by artist Michael Kagan. Pole Position debuts Kagan’s exhilarating Formula One portraits, a series which features racecar drivers and their machines. This work represents a significant shift for Kagan, diverging from the depictions of astronauts, spacecrafts, cockpits, and mountaintops which first brought him acclaim. The title, Pole Position, refers to the lead car on the starting grid, as determined by the fastest driver during qualifying races.

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