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. ...

Monday, September 7th, 2009

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…

Monday, September 7th, 2009


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…

Monday, September 7th, 2009

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…

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Distinguished Service Order, Contd.

The benefit gala season is upon the art world, making it the turn of distinguished artists, patrons, and scholars to bask in a little glory. The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art is presenting their medal to Richard Artschwager, Douglas S. Cramer and Jack Lenor Larsen while art critic and curator Klaus Kertess receives the Lawrence A….

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Chie Fueki Ron, 2009. Acrylic and mixed media on paper on wood, 60 by 72 inches. Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Mr. Warren’s Profession

In the back room at the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea, a Norman Foster glass and steel table struggles to keep up with the streamlined efficiency and grace of its occupant: a svelte, always impeccably attired gentleman who demurely works away with elegance and diligence. This is Ron Warren.  First time visitors sometimes wonder if,…

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009



According to two adjunct faculty in the Fine Arts Department of the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons the New School for Design, approximately one third of the adjunct faculty, 12 teachers out of 42, have been abruptly fired. The nine adjunct faculty who were fired or given the Orwellian status of ‘non-rehired’…

Friday, March 27th, 2009


Bernie and Larry: Soon to be cellmates?

Larry Salander has been newly dubbed the Bernie Madoff of the art world. He now sits in prison awaiting trial for a 100 count indictment. It is alleged that Salander would sell 50% interest in paintings to multiple parties even though he did not own the paintings, use paintings he didn’t own for collateral for…

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009


Andy’s Beemer

In 1979, Andy Warhol hand-painted a BMW M1 and decided that it was “much better than a work of art”. The car, which Warhol covered with red, blue, green, and yellow strokes that blur together to suggest speed, is currently on display in Grand Central Terminal, along with three other artist designed cars, including ones…

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009


Yale Art Loot

A 53 year old as yet unidentified heroin addict stole upwards of 39 paintings from various locations, including Yale’s Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and the New Haven Free Public Library. The accused would steal the paintings by stuffing them under his clothes and then bring them to a drug house, where he…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009


Artist Working in Oils

There is a new twist in the corpse as art material thread of contemporary art history. Russian artist Andrei Molodkin, whose work will appear in this year’s Venice Biennale, and whose current exhibition at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery (through April 11), has developed a technique to transform corpses into crude oil that can be turned into…