Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

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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MUST-SEE | “LARGE SCULPTURES” BY KEN PRICE AT MATTHEW MARKS, NYC

June 10, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The late sculptor Ken Price was a seminal LA artist whose first solo show was in 1960 at the legendary Ferus Gallery where he quickly became part of a developing art movement that included artists such as Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, John Altoon, John McCracken, Robert Irwin and Ed Ruscha. Price would have three solo shows during the short time Ferus was open, and by the mid-1960s was a Read More

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OPENINGS| LUCIEN SMITH’S CAMOUFLAGE PAINTINGS IN “TIGRIS” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY, NYC

May 20, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The resurgence of camouflage as a major theme in modern fashion has been a long-developing trend that's only intensified in recent years with the vintage vietnam "tiger camo" pattern being the most revered of the innumerable designs, especially in the world of streetwear. Bringing this trend to the formalized art world is 25-year-old Brooklyn-based artist Lucien Smith whose new show of 11 large scale tiger camo paintings titled Tigris opened 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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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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PERFORMANCE | JR’S “LES BOSQUETS” PREMIERES AT THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET

May 9, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Best known for his global Inside-Out public art program, French wunderkind JR brought his streetwise vision to the world of dance for the first time last week when his first-ever ballet, Les Bosquets debuted at the New York City Ballet. Coordinated 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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