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John Currin

Abstract vs. Figurative

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Among the most well known and commercially successful American artists today are Kehinde Wiley and John Currin, both figurative painters of amazing skill, and both drawing inspiration from the art of Old Masters.

FRIEZE FRAMES: 3 Videos Spotlight the Latest London Mega-Fair

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

Currin's encyclopedic and often amusingly eccentric grasp of classical paintings shown in slides made an overflowing audience into rapturous fans.

The Art Fairs of Frieze Week 2013

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

It's London's turn in the great art fair cycle, and Frieze and its satellites have descended upon the British city for the eleventh year. As expected, the powers behind Frieze have a world class line up of special exhibitions, film and a sculpture park that will pair contemporary and historical pieces.

YoungArts Comes to LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

The level of professionalism from these young artists was both stunning and inspirational, and provided great hope for those of us devoted to the future of the arts in America.

Where Do Important Artists Come From?

David Galenson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Simply put, important new artists are most likely to emerge in the same cities where important artists have emerged in the recent past. And even more narrowly, in recent decades important new artists have been most likely to emerge from the same academic institutions that have produced important artists in the past.

Ray Caesar 'Dangerous Inclination' In LA

Susan Michals | Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts
Susan Michals

("La Chasse" courtesy of Gallery House Ray Caesar) Ray Caesar is weird - but if you're familiar with his work, you probably already know that. One ...

Top 10 Portrait Picks From The London Auctions

Bruce Helander | Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Next week, London hosts contemporary auctions organized by Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips de Pury. While there are gems on the docket like Warhol'...

Porn As Performance Art?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK--Pornography has long been an au courant subject for contemporary art -- see John Currin, Marilyn Minter, or Richard Prince -- but it's rare ...

BLOG WATCH> Daily Serving on John Currin: "It's All About The Boobs"

dailyserving.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The biggest snow job in history is how high art in Western culture has largely been about ogling T&A under the guise of mythological allegory. Work by...

Highlights This Week: Art's Cup Runneth Over

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

'Tis the holiday season, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we on the Arts page are thankful for a lot. From the perfect pecan pie to table decorating...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Not Your Great-Grandfather's Nudes: John Currin's New Paintings at Gagosian Gallery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: John Currin WHAT: John Currin, New Paintings WHEN: November 4 - December 23, 2010 WHERE: Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10...

ART BOOK: Steve Martin's New Book 'An Object Of Beauty'

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Walking down Madison Avenue on a sunny afternoon last week Steve Martin had the look of a movie star in thin disguise, wearing tinted glasses and a ch...

PHOTOS: CULTUREZOHN: Jean Pigozzi's Gagosian Gallery Show, Johnny STOP!

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-11-12-muham.jpgIf memoir is the art form du jour of twenty first century art, then Johnny Pigozzi is the master of photo-memoir, shameless in his pursuit of the beautiful people.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: 'In The Company Of Alice Neel' At Victoria Miro Gallery

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

"In the Company of Alice" review from ARTINFO Victoria Miro, London http://www.victoria-miro.com/ Through July 30, 2010 "In the Company of Alice Nee...

Vice Founder Suroosh Alvi, John Currin, Louise Bourgeois All Living Large In East Village

The New York Observer | Max Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Vice is cooler than your cool uncle's cool uncle. It has photographs of naked polyglot brunettes, impeccably cruel music reviews, crueler Dos and Don'...

Culture Zohn: Elizabeth Peyton Lets People In

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2008-10-14-PULL.jpg Juxtaposed with the highly colored rock stars and fashionistas, the portraits are notable for the virtuosity and the way they make their subjects look utterly contemporary.