John Zinsser




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The Armory Show 2010: A photo journal

Monday, March 8th, 2010

AGAINST THE WIND CHAMPAGNE ON ICE A remarkable swell took place after the doors opened, and not just fare-goers making for the various courtesy bars. The powerful and glamorous A-list crowd amassed quickly, imbibed, and prepared to consume art. The mood was generally upbeat and optimistic, if not exactly replicating the feeding frenzy of the…


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MoMA’s After-Party for The Armory Show: A photo journal

Monday, March 8th, 2010

IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR A young, buoyant crowd, enlivened by the day’s nonstop art crush, landed on West 53rd Street to let loose at The Armory after-party to benefit The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. A VIEW FROM A BRIDGE BACKED BY MOMA DONORS PERFECT CRANIUM THREE MUSES MUSTACHIOED CONNECTION…


The Art Show 2010: A photo journal

Monday, March 8th, 2010

FORTIFIED ART VAULT Timed to open the same week as The Armory Show on the piers, the ADAA’s long-running fair is Blue Chip city, with high-end historical and contemporary offerings. The name confusion between the two fairs is an ongoing source of befuddlement to the general public—and probably part of some larger, intentional strategy. ROLLING…


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The Independent Show (West 22nd Street) A photo journal

Monday, March 8th, 2010

ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER The neon sign over the door by Paris-based collective Claire Fontaine suggests a Dante-esque Divine Comedy awaits. “Part consortium, part collective,” is what Independent art fair called itself, as launched by gallerists Elizabeth Dee (X Initiative, N.Y.) and Darren Flook (Hotel, London). Making use of the former Dia Art Foundation’s…


Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone at the New Museum and Mary Heilmann: Some Pretty Colors at Zwirner & Wirth

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Heilmann often seems be daring herself to do something truly “awful”—only to find beauty in it…The accumulated brushmarks and open drips make her act of painting transliterate into a kind of crime of passion.


Untitled (Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object at Gagosian Gallery

Friday, October 17th, 2008

This adventurous photography survey, pairing historical and contemporary examples of sculptural construction and assemblage as subject matter, includes David Smith, László Moholy-Nagy, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, James Welling, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand and Wolfgang Tillmans.


THE MIAMI DIARIES – John Zinsser’s dispatches from the fairest city

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Even for seasoned navigators, there’s a lot of getting lost to be done in Miami, with everything oriented NE, NW, condo towers being built everywhere blocking one-way streets. Looking for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) near downtown, we first passed a group of boxy nightclub buildings. These are the after-hours places, which pick up…