Friday, April 11, 2008


Former Wham star George Michael and his partner Kenny Goss are displaying their contemporary art collection in a Texas gallery. The Goss-Michael Foundation's exhibition, in the couple's gallery in Dallas, Texas, is currently showcasing edgy pieces by British artist Damien Hirst, including his work "Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain," featuring a black calf whose body has been pierced with dozens of arrows.Goss says, "We want to expose the Dallas art community to work that they've quite potentially never seen if they weren't able to travel, these works that in some ways may be a little controversial for one thing, a little strong."But let's face it, art a lot of times is about sex, love, death, loss."Native Texan Goss, who has been with the singer for 12 years, says the gallery enables the pair to share a portion of Britain's art scene with a U.S. audience: "It works great for us. We live in Britain almost all the time. We have a house here."So we collect amazing art in Britain, bring it to Dallas and everybody gets to see it. It keeps us busy in both places."

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