Posts Tagged ‘New York’

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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ON EXHIBIT | MARC QUINN’S CONTORTIONIST KATE MOSS AT CHRISTIE’S, NYC

May 12, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On public display this week at Christie's auction house in NYC where it will be auctioned off as part of the Post-War & Contemporary Auction on May 14th is British artist Marc Quinn's incredible sculpture of a contortionist Kate Moss. Titled, Myth (Venus), the Read More

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QUICK LOOK | KAWS’ SNOOPY SERIES AT FRIEZE ART FAIR NYC

May 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy KAWS (aka: Brian Donnelley), debuted a new series of his simple black & white Snoopy paintings at Frieze Art Fair NYC with Emmanuel Perrotin last week to the delight of fans. Here's a quick look: Read More

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FIRST LOOK | “JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT DRAWING: WORK FROM THE SCHORR FAMILY COLLECTION” AT ACQUAVELLA NY

May 9, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week in NYC at Acquavella Gallery is an incredible show of mostly previously unseen original drawings by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. From the collection of one the artist's earliest supporters, couple Herbert & Lenore Schorr, the show features Read More

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