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You Only Live Once

On February 7th 2013, 21c Museum Hotels chairman and co-founder Steve Wilson turned 65 years young.

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Family and friends, colleagues, artists and performers from all over the world joined Steve to celebrate in style. Louisville-based photographer Ross Gordon was on hand to capture the excitement, energy, and entertainment of the evening. My Predicted Lifetime, an electronic ticker-tape artwork by Austrian conceptual artist Werner Reiterer, keeps numerical track of Wilson’s purported life span. Developed from information provided via a questionnaire about family history and personal health and habits, Reiterer creates a site-specific piece both witty and wondrous whose permanent site is the subject of the work. Happy Birthday, Steve; carpe diem one and all!

> Peek behind the scenes at the party

Exhibited Works

Ross Gordon (American)
Cibachrome prints, 2013

Werner Reiterer (Austrian)
My Predicted Lifetime, 2010
Electronic countdown