Thursday, September 22, 2011
Above: Pablo Helguera's
cartoon at ArtWorld Salon
pretty much sums up my feelings about the upcoming Art Fair season. If you're in Los Angeles, be sure to check out the Mixed Greens booth at the PULSE LA Fair
, September 30th - October 3rd
at the Event Deck at LA Live.
The American Folk Art Museum
has been saved
. And it didn't even have to (gasp) deaccession anything.
news, Bondi Road
won't be serving any.
over at Modern Art Notes (MAN)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
: a group of five to six individual artists who, as a collaborative, focus on site specific public interventions that activate communities.
SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT!
Friday, September 16, 2011
"Taylor allegedly sold the collector more than 100 paintings
-- including works that he falsely claimed were by artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko -- for a total of more than $2 million
..." Read the full article at the LATimes here
More than 100 works...with at least 1 painting
by the Impressionist Master himself, and at least 3 paintings
by Modern Masters, and we're only talking about $2 million? This reminds me vaguely of the "Rembrandt" Hotel Heist
...where the Rembrandt was claimed to be worth (a mere) $250,000. The authenticity (and provenance) of that work are now being closely reconsidered
Buyer Beware: if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
reports on the Dutch "march for civilization"
(response to government cuts in arts funding) and the ad placed by artists in the NYTimes
In case you wondered what that new sculpture (the elephant?) is that has recently appeared in Union Square, you are not alone. The Art Newspaper
answers all of your questions here
The Moving Image Fair
has announced its list of exhibitors
over at Winkleman
Lindsay Pollock's Art Market Views
has not been updated since July 25th
...I believe my suspicions about its demise may unfortunately be true. I'm sure AiA is keeping her very busy.
And Michaele Salahi was not kidnapped
Friday, September 09, 2011
Above: still from Breanne Trammell
's Yves Klein Blue Jeans
either has a verrrry dry sense of humor
, or is more aligned with easy business than the business of art. "They say crime doesn't pay? Well, crime is OK on eBay"--YOWSAHS.
Williamsburg is dead? (An interesting breakdown
of the Brooklyn neighborhoods, re: the art scene.)
uses the Whitney's
move downtown as a chance to retell the history of Tom Krens
. An oldie, but a goodie.
And lastly, since this week is dedicated to reflecting on September 11th
and the ripple effects of that day, this NYTimes article
was a particularly interesting window into the designers whose Fashion Week
presentations were affected that season.
TAGS: fridayfunday / news
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
On September 10th, Sonya Blesofsky
will be participating in the Brooklyn Arts Council's
special interactive tribute to the September 11th attacks. Watch a video about it here
. And read a more in-depth explanation of the project here
is moving into Deitch'
s old space.
Stop the presses: Lady Gaga
just made a Polaroid
project..."with participation by" James Franco
(among others). He's really making the rounds these days.
Accounts of art looting
in the aftermath of the Oslo bombing
in coming days, I'll post pics from the Venice Biennale
AND will discuss:
1. Why the British Pavilion reminded me of Sleep No More
2. Why I don't have any pictures of the Canadian Pavilion
3. Why one should not wear silk in Venice in August
4. The mysterious pigeon installation throughout the main pavilion in the Giardini (I spent the first 10 minutes thinking a Hitchcockian scenario was brewing)
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I couldn't agree more with the opening line of the Artinfo
article: "First there was an earthquake, then the hurricane, and now... the return of Bravo's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"! Harbingers of end-times are aplenty this week, it seems." Bravo's Work of Art
is back for Season 2
. I suppose this season has a chance of turning the show around--I was glad to see at least a few of the names on the list of participating artists. I'm already positive that Sucklord
will receive more attention for his name than anything else.
In some rather ridiculous Thursday reading
, a gallerist
accuses a SpongeBob
animator of hiring his personal band of "martial arts experts"
to attack her. Oy vey.
And this latest Damien Hirst story
sounds rather, um, painful. Oy.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Well folks, we felt the earthquake
. Did you?
This got me thinking about the thousands upon thousands of artifacts and artworks lost to natural disasters, such as the recent earthquakes in Japan
In other eyebrow-raising news, Scope London cancelled
....due to political unrest
Thursday, August 11, 2011
posted an article this morning that was heart-wrenching to read, and I'm sad to say, not too far off from what I expected would come to light ever since Ai Weiwei's release from prison
. Some of the terrible details of his detention (hooded for 80 days, in a windowless cell with prison guards
) can be read here
It is my hope that the more this story is shared and brought to light, the more we can effect positive change on governments who treat their citizens this way.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Spotted ads for this "shark beer" all over Thailand. They must celebrate Shark Week
too. (Countdown: 2 weeks and 2 days)
In case you missed the opening of Cabin Fever
last night, you can get a glimpse of the crowd and the festivities here
And some reading for your weeekend:
The sommelier stole a LOT
of art. Not surprisingly.
Helmut Lang ripped up works
from his archive??!?!?!? Art or no art, my heart is aching.
If you're looking to have a glass of wine on the High Line
, now you can! Courtesy of The Porch
TAGS: funday / news / sharks
Thursday, June 23, 2011
We *heart* Humble Arts Foundation
, and hope you do to. To show your love, please donate
($12 donation will make a major difference, but obviously any amount is welcome and very generous!)
support support support!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
We've all heard of a museum without a venue (NJMoCA)...what about a museum without art? Watch the hilarious video above. I, for one, can't wait to visit the ideas.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Look for the heart shaped icons
on or around various High Line water fountains and elevators
. You might just experience an unexpected surprise by Julianne Swartz
TAGS: news / swartz
Monday, June 20, 2011
I believe we're only 41 days
out from SHARK WEEK 2011.
I can hardly wait! In case you missed this story
back in May, National Geographic's Shark Men
caught Apache (and released him safe and sound). Apache is the largest Great White to ever be caught!
In non-shark news, Jerry Saltz
thinks today's young artists are recycling old favorites
. Been there, done that??
TAGS: news / sharks
Friday, June 03, 2011
Humble Arts Foundation
has announced a new photography grant: the Spring/Summer 2011 New Photography Grant
. The $1,000 grant award will provide funding to one photographer to support project related costs.
Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2011, 11:59, PST
for more info and submission guidelines.
Gentle reminder that this weekend is Bushwick Open Studios. Click here
for info on the many events (and a handy dandy map). In addition to open studios there are a number of exhibits and art related events, including Curbs and Stoops "Active Space"
. Check it out. And don't let the L-train-outage
stop you (you can also click the main info link above for other train directions)
June 3 -5, all over Bushwick
Art Forum Berlin
is apparently DUNZO
. (uh...any word on reimbursement for application fees???)
Paddy Johnson's posting photos
from the Biennale