Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

BEST IN SHOW | ELLSWORTH KELLY’S SUBLIME MINIMALISM AT MATTHEW MARKS, NYC

June 15, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

 

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On the verge of legendary modernist painter Ellsworth Kelly's ninety-second birthday he has filled all four of Matthew Marks’ Chelsea spaces with epic new abstract minimalist works that show the nonagenarian operating remarkably at the peak of his Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | LISA YUSKAVAGE’S NUDE WONDERLAND AT DAVID ZWIRNER, NYC

May 19, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at powerhouse gallery David Zwirner is a beautiful show of new paintings by Lisa Yuskavage unlike anything else you're likely to see this season. For the uninitiated, Yuskavage's works merge popular culture and a deep engagement with the history of art. Widely associated with a Read More

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FAIR PLAY | FRIEZE ART FAIR NEW YORK 2015 RECAP

May 17, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Summer's not exactly known as high season in the art world mecca of New York, but for the fourth year now, Frieze art fair has proven to be the kickoff event of the summer season. Bringing together over 190 galleries from around the world, the fair (the NYC edition is a sister show to the original Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | YAYOI KUSAMA “GIVE ME LOVE” AT DAVID ZWIRNER, NYC

May 12, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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86-year-old Tokyo-based artist Yayoi Kusama—recently named the World's Most Popular Artist based on museum show attendance— is nothing short of a force of nature. Working at least six days a week in her studio as she has since the 1950s, Kusama feels the pressure of time and uses it to fuel her Read More

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FIRST LOOK | CHRISTOPHER WOOL AT LUHRING AUGUSTINE, CHELSEA & BUSHWICK

May 12, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Badass Art World legend Christopher Wool has built a controversial career around a body of inscrutable tonal abstract and text-based work that has captured the hearts & minds of a growing mass of art lovers, both accredited and amateur (while ringing the cash register to record heights along the Read More

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LAST LOOK | ROBERT IRWIN “CACOPHONOUS” AT PACE GALLERY, NYC

May 6, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Since the 1960s, pioneering Light & Space movement artist Robert Irwin has emphasized experience as an extension of the perceptual in his illuminated works. For his  current must-see exhibition Cacophonous ending this week Pace Gallery in NYC, Irwin has produced eight immersive Read More

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STREET LIFE | NASTY NECK FACE GRABS TAKEOUT IN CHINATOWN, NYC

April 21, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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He's been laying low for a minute now, but the original street demon Nasty Neck Face is back in action in LA & NYC, where he left his mark with an OG-style burner in Chinatown. Don't forget, Satan Always Wins... Read More

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LAST LOOK | CAITLIN KEOGH “THE CORPS” AT MARY BOONE GALLERY, NYC

April 21, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On view for two more weeks at Mary Boone Gallery in NYC is The Corps, an excellent new body of work by nascent artist Caitlin Keogh, a painter whose work plays with, and undermines, the traditional relationship between technical illustration and painting. The Corps presents a new group of paintings that depict Read More

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STREET LIFE | RON ENGLISH BRINGS BACK THE HOUSTON & BOWERY MURAL WALL

April 19, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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It's been a year since the legendary graffiti wall at Houston & Bowery in NYC saw the light of day, but this weekend it reemerged from an ongoing construction project to be coated by longtime Supertouch buddy & notorious Popagandist Ron English in his garish tribute to the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KEHINDE WILEY “A NEW REPUBLIC” RETROSPECTIVE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSUEM

April 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For over 13 years, L.A. native Kehinde Wiley has been mashing up classical old master compositions with modern black subjects to create his own brand of modern neo-classicism that is equally loved and reviled by fans and critics alike. Polarizing as his intricate, kitsch-laden grand-scale paintings may be, their place in the annals of modern art history has been firmly solidified by Read More

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