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Bjarne Melgaard's Latest Adventure and a Spin Through Tokyo

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 9:48 AM

"New York-based Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard is a prolific, profane and much-admired polymath," reads the opening line of the press release for Luxembourg and Dayan's latest exhibition, "A New Novel by Bjarne Melgaard." Melgaard's work has never relied on embracing aesthetic beauty or subtlety. He works in nuances, perhaps with...

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Marfa '12, A Trip to the Moon: A Weekend of Aliens and Astronauts

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 6:06 PM

Over Memorial Day weekend, a select few eschewed beaches and mountains traversing through a barren wasteland to a Mecca in West Texas known as Ballroom Marfa. The organization hosted their annual benefit dinner and concert, titled, "A Trip to the Moon: A Weekend with Aliens and Astronauts."


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Enough Of Avedon?

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 9:02 PM

Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, poets, New York, December 30, 1963
Courtesy Gagosian Gallery and The Richard Avedon Foundation

In "Richard Avedon: Murals and Portraits," Gagosian has staged one of the most alluring curatorial arrangements of the season. As if exhibiting...

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How to Ride a Subway: The Magical Mystery of Martin Wilner

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 4:05 PM

If you're ever lucky enough to be sitting on the subway next to a round-faced, bald man in a pressed white shirt, suspenders, large glasses, and a pocket full of pens, his head on a subtle swivel, scribbling in a small notebook then there's a good chance you're witnessing on...

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Chelsea Round-Up

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 1:52 PM

In today's art world, one so often hears about some awe-inspiring, seemingly novel concept for a work of art, installation, or performance only to be quickly let down by whatever physical manifestation appears implanted within gallery walls. In Chelsea today, several stalwarts have managed to produce work that stands alone,...

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Kessler's Blue Period

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 8:28 AM

For The Blue Period at Salon 94 Bowery, Jon Kessler furthers his interest in the psychology of isolationism with exquisitely crafted multimedia components from collaged works on paper to large-scale, interactive kinetic video and sound-sculptures.


In creating this truly immersive environment...

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The Weight of Neshat

(3) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 8:17 PM

Shirin Neshat's latest series of photographs presented along with a video installation at Gladstone Gallery perpetuate her study of the underlying conditions of power within socio-cultural structures in the Middle East. Born in Qazvin, Iran before immigrating to the United States in 1974, Neshat's artistic practice has focused on the...

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Void Filled: "..." at The Hole

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 2:34 PM

Featured in "..." at New York's The Hole (312 Bowery), alongside a selection of "new abstraction" by Kadar Brock, Matt Jones, and Scott Reeder, Sam Moyer shines with her large, tonal paintings treated with bleach and dye. Moyer conceives of each picture as an optical illusion with seemingly woven cloth...

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Jacobsen's Counter and Culture

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 11:11 AM

Mediating between art and life, Paul Jacobsen considers '60s and '70s counter cultures while engaging with his own multi-media practice. Raised in the mountains of Colorado by hippie parents and exposed to feminist groups, back-to-the-land comestible culture, "new age" spiritual awareness, and antiquated birth techniques, Jacobsen's work has consistently drawn...

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Basel Beach Alive (SLIDESHOW)

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2011 | 1:23 PM

This week, the W South Beach played host to a series of lavish events hosted by the likes of Aby Rosen and Diddy in celebration of the art world's annual exodus down south for Art Basel Miami Beach.

Last night, Andy Valmorbida, artist Raphael Mazzucco and Executive Editors Jimmy...

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Rauschenberg's Treasures

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 12:17 PM

Beyond his own critically acclaimed and highly sought after multi-media works, Robert Rauschenberg's unrelenting pursuit of an array of creative mediums from collage and assemblage to printmaking, performance, composition, and dance remains only a part of what made him a sage of the 20th century art world.

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What's going on? Chelsea Round Up!

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 12:21 PM

A slathering of shows opened up over auction week, so we have compiled a shortlist of this season's second round of shows. Plan a visit to Chelsea this weekend!

Don't miss:

Installation featuring Neo Rauch, Das...

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Johnson's Glass House illuminates The Four Seasons

(1) Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 2:07 PM

For the benefit of Philip Johnson's famous "Glass House," the eponymous foundation in association with David Zwirner has mounted in ten prints by critically acclaimed photographer James Welling in the lobby gallery of the quintessentially New York Four Seasons Restaurant.

Courtesy the artist...
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Picasso Aside, Braque's Modernism

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 4:20 PM

Up the stairs and past the steel gates of Acquavella's 79th street townhouse lies a compilation of veritable masterpieces. However aesthetically varied, these paintings testify to Georges Braque's innate ability to constantly reinvent and reconceive his own artistic practice. Curated by Dieter Buchhart, formerly of the Kunsthalle Krems, "Georges Braque:...

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Constraining Cubes, Harnessing Anarchy, and the Genius of David Smith

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 12:33 AM

"David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy" clearly presented too good an opportunity for the Whitney to pass up. Curated by Carol S. Eliel for LACMA, the exhibition arrives in New York only five years after the Guggenheim's "David Smith: A Centennial" which effectively accounted for much of Smith's multifarious career. However,...

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Exhibition Spotlight: Invitation to the Voyage

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2011 | 3:57 AM

Invitation to the Voyage
September 10 - October 8, 2011

"Invitation to the Voyage," titled after Baudelaire's whimsically hopeful poem, strikes out as an attempt to establish historical precedent for a number of figurative works rendered by artists working today. The exhibition takes advantage of the tremendous resources—i.e., the...

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Aid for Haiti

(1) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 4:30 PM

Early in September, David Zwirner opened its doors to preview "Artists for Haiti," an upcoming benefit auction at Christie's sponsored by the dealer and Ben Stiller. Zwirner came on board after visiting the disaster-stricken country almost a year ago. "I was reluctant at first, but once we hit the ground,...

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Ray's A Laugh: Responses To Ray Johnson's Work

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2011 | 2:43 PM

In Ray's A Laugh, curated by Leo Fitzpatrick, a selection of contemporary artists respond to the work of collage and correspondence artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995). Here, another generation of New York tricksters and trendsters including Nate Lowman, Hanna Liden, Adam McEwen, Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Josh Smith, Leo Fitzpatrick, and...

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Lyonel Feininger: At The Edge of The World

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 9:39 AM

Taking a step back, we must consider the peculiarity of producing a Feininger retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Despite his upbringing in New York, a technicality that allows the museum to claim him as their own, the artistic vision presented by curators Barbara Haskell and Sasha Nicholas...

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David Zwirner: 'The House Without the Door '

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2011 | 6:18 AM

Finding inspiration in Emily Dickinson's poem Doom is the House without the Door, this exhibition considers the idea of the home as a charged, psychological space. Frequently identified with her family's home, where she produced much of her work, Dickinson has been described as an "eccentric recluse, wedded to her...

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