Posts Tagged ‘New York’

STREET LIFE | ENDLESS SUMMER WITH KENNY SCHARF AT THE PLAYLAND MOTEL, ROCKAWAY BEACH

August 28, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Living Pop Art legend and all-around eternal sun god, Kenny Scharf has returned to his street art roots with a vengeance in recent years, firmly reasserting his rightful place at the top of the pantheon of the pioneers of NYC aerosol art. He's been on a tear with the Montana cans this summer, and perhaps no project was more immediately gratifying than his new mural for freewheeling hipster beach retreat, the Playland Motel in Read More

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LAST LOOK | SKARSTEDT GALLERY’S MIGHTY “SUMMER EXHIBITION,” NYC

August 26, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Wrapping up imminently is Skarstedt Gallery's stunning eponymous Summer Exhibition, a group show at their Chelsea gallery featuring five iconic paintings by George Condo, Martin Kippenberger, Richard Prince, David Salle, and Albert Oehlen, representing each artist’s unique relationship with narrative and figurative painting ranging from 1985 through 2011. Though revealing vastly different messages and Read More

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MUST SEE SHOW | “VARIATIONS IN ABSTRACTION” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY, NYC

August 26, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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While Summer in NYC is a decidedly chill affair to say the least, the esteemed Skarstedt Gallery has been presenting incredibly strong shows for the few New Yorkers left in the city, including the current tour de force group show, Variations in Abstraction. Featuring works by Andy WarholGeorge Condo, Read More

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MUST-SEE | “JEFF KOONS: A RETROSPECTIVE” AT THE WHITNEY, NYC

July 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Oceans of ink have been spilled (mainly in New York) debating the merits of the world's highest paid artist, aka: The King of Pop (Art), Jeff Koons. And while it's easy to denigrate the artist for his banal imagery, inhumanly slick finishes, and factory production line, there's no debating Koons' lasting influence on the art world (for better or worse) or, most importantly, the joy his work brings to Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JEFF KOONS’ “SPLIT ROCKER” INSTALLATION AT ROCKAFELLER CENTER

June 25, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It wouldn't be summer without some attention-grabbing public art at Rockefeller Center, and this season Jeff Koons' enormous Split Rocker piece will be taking a turn entertaining the tourists & salarymen. Standing over 37 feet high, and covered in over 50,000 live Read More

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FILM | JEFF KOONS’ PHILOSOPHY OF PERFECTION BY MATT BLACK

June 18, 2014  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

Filmmaker Matt Black visits living Pop Art legend Jeff Koons at his incredible New York factory ahead of the opening of his Whitney Museum career retrospective on June 27th for a closer look at the intense level of perfectionism and detail that goes into every single multimillion-dollar masterpiece.

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STREET LIFE | THE NEW HOUSTON & BOWERY WALL BY COPE 2 IN NYC

May 21, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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The wall at Houston & Broadway has been a street art institution since the 80s when Keith Haring inaugurated it with his legendary mural. Since then, it's hosted paintings by modern masters like Os Gemeos, Maya Hayuk, and Shepard Fairey, and as of last week, the OG South Bronx-based graffiti writer COPE 2 who just wrapped up work on his own mural made up of layers of colorful pop elements and his own signature along with the tags of Read More

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ART MARKET | RAYMOND PETTIBON HITS THE MILLION DOLLAR MARK AT SOTHEBY’S

May 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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As familiar blue chip names like Koons, Warhol, and Basquiat continued their assault on the wallets of the world's most conspicuously consuming oligarchs at massive auctions at the big houses in NYC last week, it was nice to see a piece by OG punk artist Raymond Pettibon surpass the million dollar mark for the first time as part of the Read More

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MUST-SEE | MARK FLOOD’S “INSIDER ART FAIR” AT ZACH FEUER, NYC

May 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Set smack dab in the week when blue chip art pieces by artists like Barnett Newman ($84M), Basquiat ($35M), Andy Warhol ($63M), and Mark Rothko ($66M) brought in outrageous & record-setting sums at auctions in NYC by Christies and Sothebys, artist Mark Flood opened his own tribute to the phenomenon on Tuesday with his Insider Art Fair Read More

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ICONOCLASTS | MARK FLOOD’S “AVAILABLE NASDAQ SYMBOL” AT ZACH FEUER, NYC + NEW WORK AT FRIEZE ART FAIR WITH STUART SHAVE

May 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the two best shows currently on display in NYC is Houston-based artist Mark Flood's fantastic Available Nasdaq Symbol currently on view at Zach Feuer Gallery (the other is another show by Flood titled the Insider Art Fair right next door, but we'll get to that in another post). Taking square aim at both the government, technology, Read More

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