The recently released list of galleries to join Art Miami continues to make this fair a remarkable assemblage of innovative works by emerging and established artists. Here's an accounting of noteworthy new exhibitors that caught my attention.
American artist Richard Prince's current show at Gagosian Gallery in New York, "New Portraits," features 37 images taken from other peoples' Instagram accounts, which have been enlarged to roughly 4 x 6 feet and printed on canvas.
Art has a way of sneaking up on us, getting under the skin and stripping off the confusion, cowardice and fear that holds us back from our most authentic actions. The artist's approach takes many forms from stealthy to direct.
I was dumfounded to read Ariella Budick's comically misguided Financial Times review of the MoMA's Lygia Clark show, calling it, "a curiously hermetic affair." Dismissal of the unknown is not what one hopes to find in an art writer.
Not a trick question: Are artists' 'employees,' or are they 'independent contractors?' There are reasons why artists may want them to be a little bit of both. Many employers, including artists, prefer to forgo the paperwork and payment of employee taxes.
If you were standing in front of this sculpture in a museum, you wouldn't dare touch it. But here, on the terrace, people comfortably rest their behinds on this great work of art, which is probably exactly how Rauschenberg wanted it to be.
I've just returned to New York from a ten-week stay in Brazil, where I found the cultural scene energized by a whirlwind of gallery openings, art fairs and special exhibitions. Lingering in my memory are several moments that together afford, I think, a nice mosaic view of Brazil right now.
Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.
When I received a last-minute invitation to attend an intimate discussion with Dave Matthews and Beezy Bailey on their new collaborative exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery, instead of sending in a RSVP, I responded, "You had me at Dave Matthews."
Although much of his career is defined by television comedy, Norman Lear does not come off as a jokester. He is a careful listener, and when he speaks he uses precise gestures that complement his complete-sentence style of talking.