MEET COSMIC ART SIBLING GUILLAUME LEVY-LAMBERT

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Guillaume Levy-Lambert’s path to art-making was indirect, until flashes of divine intervention revealed his strong conceptual convictions — and a universe of cosmic siblings. Co-Founder of The MaGMA Collection and Singapore’s Art Porters Gallery, Levy-Lambert is a fixture at museums and galleries globally. One day, he and his then-new boyfriend (now husband of two decades) were in Los Angeles at MOCA, checking out a selection of works by one of his favorite artists, Roy Lichtenstein. When he saw the 1962 painting Desk Calendar, his world changed forever. The pages of the eponymous blotter were open to May 21, 1962 — Levy-Lambert’s exact birthday. Only one date is circled — October 26, his partner’s birthday. In the notes is a New York phone number, which Levy-Lambert subsequently procured and through which he embarked on a years-long project interviewing the surprisingly large number of people from around the world who upon seeing the painting felt compelled to call the number for their own inscrutable reasons and not knowing what to expect.

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