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Carl Plansky, Self Portrait, 2005. Oil on panel, 18 x 14 inches. Courtesy of Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, NY where the work was on exhibition, September 25 to November 20, 2010 as part of the exhibition, Carl Plansky & Friends
Golden Artists Colors acquires Williamsburg Paint and marks occasion with show of Carl Plansky and friends ...
 
David Salle, King Kong, 1983. Acrylic, light bulb, oil/canvas, wood, 123 x 96 x 26 inches. The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut, Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery, New York © David Salle, Licensed by VAGA
Upcoming lectures and panels in New York ...
 
Alexi Worth, The Formalists, 2008. Oil on screen, 54 x 36 inches. DC Moore Gallery
Artists and scholars let rip at SVA, the Studio School, the National Academy, et al, with new season of lectures and panels around town. ...
 


New Chief for Frick Reference Library


The Frick Collection announces the appointment of Dr. Stephen J. Bury to the post of Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian and the Frick Art Reference Library.  Dr Bury has been at the British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom, as the Deputy Director and Head of European and American Collections, Maps, Music and…


Joan Mitchell Remembered in a Three-Day Symposium


A three-day symposium in New Orleans celebrates the life and work of Joan Mitchell April 9-11, 2010.  Co-organized by Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, this gathering will feature art historians, friends of Mitchell and film screenings.  Additionally, three exhibitions bring together the three major bodies of her work: paintings at…


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Artists Design Themes for Google’s Chrome Browser


Chrome, Google’s flashy new web browser, is now offering themes designed by artists such as Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, Tom Sachs and Dale Chihuly. What’s a theme?  It’s the thing behind the webpages you are looking at.  All you usually see is that little strip on top, a gray bar.  New themes by artists, designers…


Jill Sigman, who is also performing at SITE Festival this year, in a piece from 2009

Bushwick SITE Fest set for March 6 and 7


Arts in Bushwick celebrates the diversity of live art with SITE Fest: a rollicking two-day, multi-venue interdisciplinary art festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7.  Now in its second year, SITE investigates the Brooklyn neighborhood’s amazing variety of theater, dance, music and performance art enacted in an urban setting. SITE Fest will take place at…


Published by anonymous (later identified as Charles Sarka) A Song Without Music, 1921 Ink and watercolor on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches each page (total 40 pages)

Jack the Pelican to fly no more


The gallery scene in Williamsburg will get less colorful in a few weeks as, after eight years, Jack the Pelican Presents is closing its doors.  When asked by artcritical about this decision, owner and former art critic Don Carroll gave the expected answer: economic downturn, drop in sales, and increased rent.  In addition, due to…


Claire Fontaine, Change 2006. Twelve twenty-five cent coins, steel box-cutter blades, solder and rivets, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin. Photo: the artist

Panel Discussion at MIT examines Performative Art


The MIT List Visual Art Center presents The Annual Max Wasserman Forum on Contemporary Art.  This year’s forum, titled Parody, Politics and Performativity, brings together several practicing artists and experts on performative practices.  The 2010 Wasserman Forum will include a panel discussion with artists Tino Sehgal, Tania Bruguera and the collective artist Claire Fontaine, moderated by…


Daniel Heyman, I Did Not Have a Beard 2008. Gouache and pencil on paper, 29 x 41 inches. Courtesy List Gallery, Swarthmore College

Symposium explores Artists in Wartime


Swarthmore College presents Artists in Wartime: Bearing Witness / Shaping a Response,series of events consisting of two concurrent exhibitions, a symposium and poetry reading that explore the role of contemporary artists who focus on war and other crises of politics on Saturday, March 20. The symposium, moderated by Janine Mileaf, Assistant Professor of Art History at…


Please DO use your cell phones in the Museum


The Brooklyn Museum made a new mobile Web application available to museum visitors on August 26. This interactive program has a number of features and mainly acts as a personalized museum guide. Visitors can create individualized tours of the museum by calling up images from the museum’s online image archive that are formatted specifically for…


Apropos Labor Day: A Fair on Governor’s Island


A short and free ferry ride will take Manhattanites and Brooklynites to an island wide exhibition of the work of over 150 international independent artists and galleries. The Second Annual Governors Island Art Fair will be open to the public every weekend September 5-27 from 11am to 6pm. Ferries to Governors Island are available from…


Hyman Bloom


The 97 year old Hyman Bloom passed away August 26. His work is included in the current exhibition at the Phillips Collection, Paint Made Flesh, reviewed at artcritical by David Cohen, while a traveling exhibition of his work opens September 13 at Yeshiva University Museum. A full tribute and review will follow at artcritical. Back in…