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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
 
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 ...
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
 
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 ...
Saturday, September 11th, 2010
 
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. ...
 

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Marlene Dumas, Reinhardt's Daughter, 1994. oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 39 3/8 inches. Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

Loose Talk Costs $$$


Can sharing a bit of gossip cost you $8 million?  It might if you are high-powered art dealer and gallery owner David Zwirner. It all started when Miami collector Craig Robins resold a painting, Reinhardt’s Daughter, (1994) by Margaret Dumas through David Zwirner’s Chelsea gallery in 2004.  Zwirner apparently told the South African artist about…

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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Literally, the End of Metaphor


The downtown Brooklyn gallery, Metaphor Contemporary Art had its final show in March 2010.  The owners, Rene Lynch and Julian Jackson, have been wearing two hats since the gallery space opened in October 2001—both artist and dealer/curator.  After almost a decade of the balancing act of “being both” they have decided to dissolve the physical…

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Ordway Winners Announced


Hazma Walker, writer/curator, and Polish video artist Artur Zmijewski are the winners of the 2010 Ordway Prize.  The award, named for naturalist, philanthropist and arts patron Katherine Ordway, comes with an unrestricted $100,000 cash prize.  It acknowledges the contributions of a mid-career curator/arts writer and artist whose work has had significant impact on the field…

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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…

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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…

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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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…

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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…

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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…

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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…

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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…