Sunday, December 27, 2009
BALTIMORE, MD.- The Baltimore Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Cézanne and American Modernism, brings together 16 dazzling landscapes, still lifes, and portraits by the French master with more than 80 paintings, watercolors, and photographs by artists such as Max Weber, Alfred Stieglitz, and Marsden Hartley to show Cézanne’s profound impact on American artists at the beginning of the 20th-century. Along with the BMA’s two great Cézanne paintings, "Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from the Bibémus Quarry" and "Bathers", the exhibition showcases outstanding works from public and private collections throughout the U.S., including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This nationally traveling exhibition is a special ticketed event that includes complimentary audio tours for both adults and kids. "Cézanne and American Modernism" is co-organized by the Montclair Art Museum and The Baltimore Museum of Art and is on view in Baltimore February 14 through May 23, 2010.
For more, click HERE.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Red, Yellow, Blue Painting
In 1964, Brice Marden developed a technique of mixing melted beeswax with oil paint in order to reduce the shine of the paint and to increase the tactility of the painted surface. Marden brushed on the mixture and then smoothed it with a spatula and a knife, building up layers to create a dense surface that both absorbs and reflects light. First drawing on a subtle palette of gray and muted tones, and later on stronger richer colors and multi-panel combinations, he established his artistic reputation with this technique. He likened his triptych beeswax paintings, including Red, Yellow, Blue Painting, to musical chords.
Brice Marden (b. 1938, Bronxville, New York; lives and works in New York)
Red, Yellow, Blue Painting, 1974
Oil and beeswax on fabric
74 x 72 in.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Barry Lowen Collection
Decisions about which photograph to exhibit or print are frequently the end result of an editing process in which the artist views all of the exposures he or she has made on a contact sheet—a photographic proof showing strips or series of film negatives—and then selects individual frames to print or enlarge. Repetition, seriality, and sequencing—inherited from the contact sheet—are evident in all of the works on view.
The exhibition includes photo-based works from sixteen featured artists in the Whitney’s collection. The work of David Wojnarowicz and Paul McCarthy present the contact sheet as a work of art, while those of artists such as Andy Warhol, Harold Edgerton, and Robert Frank play with its repeating forms. Other works call to mind the format of the contact sheet, such as Bernd and Hilla Becher’s typological study of industrial water towers and Silvia Kolbowski’s grid of appropriated images of female fashion models. Works by contemporary artists such as Rachel Harrison and Collier Schorr in their continued interest in the contact sheet, despite perhaps growing trends toward digital photography, reveal the residual and sustained effects of this process.
This exhibit runs until January 3, 2010 so hurry and visit The Whitney!
Image Credit: David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992), Untitled, 1988. Synthetic polymer on two chromogenic prints, 11 × 13 1/4 in. (27.9 × 33.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Photography Committee 95.88. Courtesy of The Estate of David Wojnarowicz and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
AP) - An independent theater company that had once planned to move to Ground Zero will get a new home designed by famed architect Frank Gehry in New York City's theater district.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that the city would contribute $25 million toward the $60 million Signature Theatre.
The theater is known for devoting an entire season to the work of a single playwright. It was one of four groups that were to have anchored a performance space at the World Trade Center site.
The theater will be housed in an apartment and hotel complex on West 42nd Street. The complex will include three theaters, rehearsal studios, a cafe and a bookstore. The theater is slated to open in 2012.
Mr. Gehry's work includes the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009
These works are part of a new series addressing political issues as well as global warming. Check out more from Banksy in the newest issue from SLAMXHYPE magazine.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
LOS ANGELES - The largest exhibition in more than twenty years devoted to photography of the Civil Rights Movement opened at the Skirball Cultural Center on November 19, 2009, in its West Coast premiere. Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968 features images that helped change the nation: they shed light on injustices prevalent in America at the time, promoted solidarity among citizens, and dramatically increased the momentum of the struggle for equal rights. Road to Freedom will remain on view at the Skirball through March 7, 2010.
The exhibition displays approximately 170 photographs by more than thirty-five photographers drawn primarily from the High’s permanent collection, which includes one of the most comprehensive holdings of civil rights–era photography in the country; many have never before been displayed to the public. Exclusively for this Southern California presentation of Road to Freedom, the Skirball has developed a new section focusing on Los Angeles civil rights history, with new loans from the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive in the Department of Special Collections at the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. Among the local events portrayed are the picketing of Kress Store in Pasadena in 1960, the march on Pershing Square on March 14, 1965, and the Watts Riots of 1965.
Also on view at the Skirball will be Breach of Peace: Photographs of Freedom Riders by Eric Etheridge. This companion exhibition displays more than a dozen contemporary portraits by photographer Eric Etheridge of Freedom Riders, as they came to be known. In 1961, these young women and men converged on Jackson, Mississippi, to challenge state segregation laws and were arrested and convicted of the charge "breach of the peace." Etheridge’s images of the Freedom Riders, now senior citizens, will be displayed alongside their original mug shots. Breach of Peace originated as part of the High Museum’s Road to Freedom exhibition, but has been expanded for the Skirball presentation to encompass related historical objects, including student activist buttons and newspaper clippings. Breach of Peace will open simultaneously with Road to Freedom, on November 19, and will remain on view for an extended period through April 11, 2010.
To continue reading the article, click HERE.
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Gary Lynch, Publisher, I.D. Magazine
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
CLIC GALLERY presents a book signing for
BANDE À PART
New York Underground 60’s, 70’s, 80’s
to accompany a group show
CURATED BY FABRICE COUILLEROT AND ROBERTA BAYLEY
featuring photography by
Roberta Bayley / Leee Black Childers / Stephanie Chernikowski / Danny Fields /
Godlis / Bobby Grossman / Billy Name / Anton Perich / Marcia Resnick
Thursday, December 10th, 5 - 8 pm
Clic Bookstore & Gallery
424 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013
BANDE À PART is a documentary record of the brilliant, anarchic spirit of downtown New York in the late 60s through the early 80s, photographed not by some journalist covering the ‘counterculture’, but by the participants themselves. These photographers lived the scene, and they have compiled their incredible shots of Blondie, Suicide, the Velvet Underground, the Ramones, the New York Dolls, the Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, and David Bowie, on stage, backstage and just messing around. BANDE À PART is Basquiat and Mapplethorpe, glam rock and No Wave, CBGBs, Max’s Kansas City and the Factory--an extraordinary record of a long-gone time and a place in New York City history.
The show runs through January at Clic Gallery.
Limited edition and archival prints from $1,200 to $5000.
Contact 212-219-9308 for sales.
Tue-Sun 12 pm - 7 pm
Source: Angharad Coates @ CLIC Gallery
Coming to the Legion of Honor in December
Robin Wander email@example.com 415.750.2604
Cheryl McCain firstname.lastname@example.org 415.750.3554
Jill Lynch email@example.com 415.750.3553
San Francisco, September 2009—Cartier and America covers the history of the House of Cartier from its first great successes as the “king of jewelers and jeweler to kings” during the Belle Epoque through to the 1960s and 1970s, when Cartier supplied celebrities of the day with their jewels and luxury accessories. Derived mainly from the private Cartier Collection housed in Geneva, the spectacular array of more than 200 objects includes jewelry of the Gilded Age and Art Deco periods, as well as freestanding works of art such as the famous Mystery Clocks. With an extensive variety of jewelry forms—ranging from traditional white diamond suites to the highly colored exotic creations of the 1920s and 1930s—Cartier made its mark with the ingenuity of its designs and its exquisite craftsmanship. The exhibition, open December 19, 2009, to April 18, 2010, is exclusive to the Legion of Honor.
Marking Cartier’s 100 years in the United States, the exhibition concentrates on pieces owned by Americans, including a pair of rock crystal and diamond bracelets worn by Gloria Swanson in the movie Sunset Boulevard, Daisy Fellowes’s famous “Tutti Frutti” necklace, and the exotic flamingo brooch made for the Duchess of Windsor. Private lenders in the United States and France have contributed significant pieces to the exhibition. For the first time, an American museum will feature the personal jewelry of Princess Grace of Monaco from the time of her wedding to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, in 1956. These, generously lent by H.S.H. Prince Albert II, include her engagement ring—a 10.47-carat emerald-cut diamond set with two baguette diamonds mounted in platinum––a grand diamond necklace, and more informal gold brooches in the form of birds. The Lindemann Collection of Palm Beach is sharing some of its incomparable clocks, and the Hillwood Museum in Washington, D.C., is lending jewelry made for cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, a longtime Cartier patron. Post’s brooch, one of the most spectacular pieces of jewelry made in the 1920s, incorporates Indian carved emeralds, one of which dates from the Mughal era.
Exhibition curator Martin Chapman declares, "This is a great opportunity to see some of the finest pieces of jewelry, clocks, and works of art by the legendary firm of Cartier—made for Americans or made in America.”
Norton Simon Museum of Art says:
In conjunction with the installation of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s stunning Comtesse d’Haussonville, 1845, on loan from The Frick Collection in New York, the Norton Simon Museum presents Gaze: Portraiture after Ingres. This exhibition of close to 150 paintings, sculpture and photographs from the Norton Simon collections traces artistic engagements with portraiture following Ingres’s influence in the early to mid-19th century through to the present day, and examines why this genre, so seemingly laden with restrictions and expectations, appealed to some of the greatest avant-garde painters in the history of art. The exhibition includes such artists as Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, among many others.
WHEN: Oct 30 – Apr 5, 2010
WHERE:Norton Simon Museum of Art
411 West Colorado Blvd
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Photographer David LaChapelle, along with Wolfgang Roth & Partners Fine Art, presents his latest works of "Cars an Money." Each of the five works contain wordage from automotive advertising and makes one think of the concept of "luxury" versus "materialism." This show is opened until February 13th, 2009 so check it out before its final days.
Wolfgang Roth & Partners
201 NE 39th Street
Miami, FL 33137
“On designing a window-display of Maison Hermès, I intended to express people’s daily ‘movements’ with a suspicion of humor. There are moments when I perceive a hidden presence of a person in the movements born naturally in daily life. I created a design where one can perceive someone behind the scarves as if life were being breathed into them. The window is designed with an image of woman projected on to a monitor. The scarf softly sways in the air in response to the woman’s blow.” – TY
Monday, December 7, 2009
With its hacked contours, staring interrogatory eyes, and general feeling of instability, Les Demoiselles is still a disturbing painting after three quarters of a century, a refutation of the idea that the surprise of art, like the surprise of fasion, must necessarily wear off. No painting ever looked more convulsive.
+++Robert Hughes, art critic+++
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon), Pablo Picasso, 1907, oil on canvas
WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 6-8 pm
WHERE: Chair and The Maiden, 19 Christopher Street, Greenwich Village (NYC)
WHAT: PABLO POSADA PERNIKOFF exhibition
NEW YORK, NY.- Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery are presenting simultaneous exhibitions of the photographs of Bruce Davidson. The exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery, entitled East 100th Street, The MoMA Show as Curated by John Szarkowski in 1970, is a re-creation of The Museum of Modern Art’s groundbreaking 1970 exhibition of forty-two photographs by the highly regarded Bruce Davidson. The photographs in the exhibition are the actual prints, presented in the exact manner in which they were shown at MoMA in 1970. On view through 2 January, 2010.
Davidson’s East 100th Street constitutes a significant social document. During 1967 and 1968, Davidson photographed on a New York block that in the 1950’s had the reputation of being one of the worst in the city. He was first attracted to the area because of the work of the Metro North Association, a committee of residents that were actively involved in trying to improve their neighborhood. Through this association and with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Davidson gained access to the people on the block. About this work Szarkowski wrote, “He has shown us true and specific people, photographed in these private moments of suspended action in which the complexity and ambiguity of individual lives triumph over abstraction.” In appreciation for their cooperation, Davidson gave prints of his photographs to hundreds of residents of the block. Many of these people attended the opening of the exhibition at the museum.
The exhibition at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery celebrates the fifty-year career of Bruce Davidson, with representative works from many of the artist’s well-known essays. Photographs from Time of Change (1961), Brooklyn Gang (1959), Circus (1958), Subway(1980) as well as recent images will be exhibited. For this exhibition, Davidson has produced large format prints, many for the first time. The scale and position of the new Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery provides an opportunity to re-contextualize Davidson’s work. Of his show Wolkowitz said, “Bruce Davidson has had a profound influence on contemporary photography over the last five decades. We are excited to have the opportunity to showcase this legendary photographer’s work in the heart of Chelsea’s contemporary art district and to introduce it to a much wider audience.”
Both galleries are also celebrating the Steidl publication of the three volume opus entitled Outside/Inside containing over 800 photographs that span Davidson’s entire career.
Also on exhibit at the Howard Greenberg Gallery are the recently published limited edition portfolio entitled Bruce Davidson: Central Park in Platinum. The fourteen images in the portfolio were made during many of Davidson’s explorations of the park that began in 1991 and continue to this day.
Bruce Davidson was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1933. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University. When he completed military service in 1957 he worked as a photographer for Life Magazine and in 1958, became a member of Magnum Agency. He has had one-man exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, The Walker Art Center, The International Center of Photography, The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, The Aperture Foundation, and The Foundation Cartier-Bresson in Paris He has received numerous grants and awards including two grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography in 2004 and the Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Arts Club in 2007. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications and his prints have been acquired by many major museums worldwide. He has also directed three films.
Davidson continues to lecture, conduct workshops and produce astounding images.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Photographer Yonehara (of HYPEBEAST family) will have a pop-up showing with The Fourthwall during Art Basel Miami 2009. This exhibition runs December 3rd until December 6th. For more information, go to:
Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
VALENCIA, SPAIN - José Cendón's photographic exhibition "Fear in the Great Lakes" emerges from the collaboration between the Fundación por la Justicia and the IVAM. It gathers photographs that show the work of this Galician photographer in psychiatric hospitals in the African Great Lakes region. José Cendón tries to show to society the consequences of war in civil population by means of these photographies. He obtained the World Press Photo 2007 Award (category of Contemporary Issues) and the Pictures of the Year Awards. The exhibition will remain opened until the 3 January, 2010 at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art.
For more, click HERE.
Presents you Warmth, an event to launch and benefit NY Cares Coat Drive. The event will be hosted by Valcarcel designers, Peter Valcarcel and Arianna Ward on December 1st at Chair And THe Maiden Gallery in downtown New York City. They have asked guest to bring lightly worn or new coats to donate to less fortunate New Yorkers this winter.
Fashion photographer Sebastian Smith collaborated with Valcarcel and Chair And The Maiden to create the photograph of Peter and Arianna used for the event. Asigned print will be auction during the event.
Friday, November 27, 2009
The Emptiness Left by a Denial of the Use for which it was Intended
8.5"x11"($20) | 11"x14"($50) | 17"x22" ($200) | 30"x40"($50)
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Ever wanted to spy on your favourite rock stars in those precious minutes before or after they perform? An intimate new photography book, "Backstage" by Valérie Jodoin Keaton does just that, capturing Beck, Rufus Wainwright, Smashing Pumpkins, the Dandy Warhols, M.I.A., Jack White - who, says Keaton, was more "tan" than than she expected - and dozens more. Some portraits from the book are also part of "Who Shot Rock & Roll", a photo exhibit showing at the Brooklyn Museum through January 31st, 2010.
For more, click HERE.
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
55 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 11217
212 925 4631
Image credit: "Top Hat Trick", 2009, Oil on canvas, 96 x 66 in
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Title: PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE & FINE PHOTOGRAPHS
Date: December 8, 2009
Time: 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM
Exhibition: Thurs., December 3, 10-6
Fri., December 4, 10-6
Sat., December 5, 10-4
Mon., December 7, 10-6
Contact Person: Daile Kalpan
About The Photograph:
Sale 2199 Lot 350
ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984)
"Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico." Silver print, 13x17 6/16 inches (34.2x44.2 cm.), mounted to period Strathmore Illustration Board measuring 20x24 inches (50.8x60.9 cm.), with Adams's signature, in pencil, on mount recto and his signature, "Yosemite National Park California" hand stamp, title and inscription "For Val Sarra! 1948--at last!!!!," in ink, on mount verso. 1941; printed 1948
Ansel Adams's position in the pantheon of master photographers is assured by his magisterial studies of the American landscape. "Moonrise over Hernandez" is his most famous and revered photograph. The beautiful print offered in this lot, in which Adams rendered the clouds and sky subtly, in a range of gray tones, was created in 1948. It is believed that fewer than 10 photographs with this delicate tonal quality were produced and three are now in collections of The Getty Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, NY and Princeton University Art Museum. The photograph is mounted, signed and inscribed to Valentino Sarra, a photographer and W.P.A. poster designer, who was a friend of Adams. Sarra apparently ordered the picture after seeing it in Camera Annual.
The subject matter of the picture, a cemetery whose white crosses seem to be lit from within, is richly symbolic. A serene and waxing moon, the presumed source of the glowing light, appears in the background. It has been said that the scene "…punctuate the meeting of heaven and earth."
The picture was actually shot on October 31, 1941, Halloween day, at 4:05 PM, the late afternoon. Interestingly, Adams could not recall when he actually made the photograph, claiming it was sometime between 1941-44. A scientist at the High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, Colorado, determined the date and time based on the moon's position in the sky.
The story associated with the picture is the stuff of legend. After a discouraging day in the field with his son and an assistant, Adams was driving home, when he "saw an extraordinary situation--an inevitable photograph! I almost ditched the car and rushed to set up my 8x10-inch view camera . . . but I could not find my exposure meter! The situation was desperate: the low sun was trailing the edge of clouds in the west, and shadow would seem to dim the white crosses." Adams had pre-visualized the image, managing to capture the picture before the sun set and light irrevocably shifted.
Although much has been written about this iconic picture, little has been said about the process by which he made the photographic print. In addition to the soft tonal range, each version of Adams's earliest photographs is cropped uniquely. The inventor of the Zone System, a photographic technique used to determine the widest range of print tonality Adams, a consummate technician, was in the best position to manifest the relationship between how the photographic subject is visualized and its final form as a photographic print.
Adams remarked that it was difficult to craft photographs from the original negative, which is why prints from this period are uncommon. In December 1948 he reprocessed the negative, increasing the density in the foreground. Later prints, from the 1960s-1970s, depict a scene with greater contrast, in which the sky appears dramatically darker.
The photograph was gifted to a New York Collector in the late 1960s. The image has been reproduced in:
Ansel Adams: Classic Images, 32.
Photography in America, 130-131.
Photography from 1839 to Today, 643.
Masterworks of American Photography: The Amon Carter Museum Collection, 125.
Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection, 37.
Ansel Adams (1972), 63.
Ansel Adams at 100, 96.
Ansel Adams: The Grand Canyon and the Southwest, frontispiece.
NADA Art Fair Miami Beach
December 3-6, 2009
The Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Book launch and signing on Saturday December 5th, 2:00-4:00 pm
for new Brendan Fowler book, CANCELLED, published by 100% at
RENTAL's NADA Art Fair booth 500
120 EAST BROADWAY 6TH FL NEW YORK NY 10002
Friday, November 20, 2009
“This major career retrospective on Tim Burton (American, b. 1958), consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series, considers Burton’s career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator. Following the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work, the exhibition presents artwork generated during the conception and production of his films, and highlights a number of unrealized projects and never-before-seen pieces, as well as student art, his earliest non-professional films, and examples of his work as a storyteller and graphic artist for non-film projects. The opposing themes of adolescence and adulthood, and the elements of sentiment, cynicism, and humor inform his work in a variety of mediums—drawings, paintings, storyboards, digital and moving-image formats, puppets and maquettes, props, costumes, ephemera, sketchbooks, and cartoons. Taking inspiration from sources in pop culture, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as a spiritual experience, influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics.”
This exhbition runs from November 22, 2009-April 26, 2010. For more information, click HERE.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Imaged credit: Abduzeedo