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)
For more of Colin's work, visit 20 x 200 now!
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
I remember flying to New York from Atlanta on Valentines Day 2005 and walking through Central Park with my lover and marvelling at these amazing structures. I did not quite understand the concept, well I was walking outside in the cold and rain, but upon arrival in Atlanta I carefully researched and took a liking to them. I was devastated to hear of the lost of yet another artist this year; seems like every time I turn around another artist has passed. I received the following email update from TIME: Looking Around:
We got news this morning of the death of Jeanne-Claude, the artist and creative partner of Christo. They are of course the husband-and-wife team who wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin, ran a vast curtain fence for miles across the northern California landscape and created the completely enchanting New York City project called The Gates. She died yesterday of complications due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was 74.
For more, click HERE.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
PULSE Miami and Artlog Present
The Annual Miami in New York Party
When: Thursday, November 19th 8:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street in New York
Why: Join PULSE Miami, Artlog, and The Contemporaries for this annual Chelsea Art Museum Collector's Party. This social evening is an incredible opportunity to meet other art lovers, enjoy a special three hour open cocktail bar (cocktails by celebrity mixologist, Alex Ott) and music by DJ Megraw as we celebrate PULSE Miami and the upcoming Miami Art Fairs. Artlog will also be announcing many exciting developments with the Artlog platform and previewing Artlog Live. Debuting at PULSE Miami, Artlog Live is a Twitter and SMS based interactive guide that will showcase all the happenings surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach. Stop by booth P-03 at PULSE Miami to experience the new Artlog platform for yourself.
Tickets: This is a 21+ open bar ticketed event. $25 in advance ($35 at door).
For discounted tickets please use the following code when purchasing tickets online: PULSEVIP
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Sotheby's Institute of Art announces Short Courses in New York
Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York
570 Lexington Avenue,
New York, NY 10022
Behind the Scenes at Sotheby's: From Loading Dock to Auction Block
Dates: December 4th Includes a guided visit to the Magnificent Jewels Auction Exhibit
Time: Friday, 9:30 – 12:30pm
See for yourself how priceless artwork follows a secure path from the loading dock to the auction house sales room. Specialists reveal how they acquire and evaluate property, and will take you on a tour of the current exhibition and the private, behind-the-scenes world of the auction house.
Modernity: Romanticism to Impressionism
Dates: January 27, February 3,10,17,24, March 3
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Develop a greater level of expertise by studying the most well-known, and significant developments in nineteenth-century European painting: Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism.
The Gallery Business: New Trends in New York
Dates: January 29, January 30
Time: Friday 10:00am -2:30pm, Saturday 11:30am – 4:30pm
Take an inside look at the current state of the New York contemporary gallery business, and the recent rise of the Lower East Side gallery scene. Visit the galleries to meet the pioneering generation behind this emerging and exciting art hub.
Legal Perspectives: The Life Cycle of a Work of Art
Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2
Time: Tuesdays, 6.30 - 8.00pm
Ever wondered what you needed to know about art law? Understand key legal concepts such as intellectual property, copyright, and provenance that are crucial for anyone involved in the art world.
Introduction to Contemporary Art
Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9.
Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm
In the past fifty years contemporary art has become one of the most exciting and crowded fields in New York's cultural life. Join us for a guide to contemporary art, surveying all the trends and movements that have shaped the period, and tracing how the market for art has kept pace.
Art Marketing: Concepts, Techniques and Trends
Dates: February 4,11,18,25, March 4, 11
Time: Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Master the principles and practice of art marketing, from standard marketing approaches to important fast-paced tactics - ever evolving daily in the Web 2.0 world
The Art of the Lens: Aesthetics & the Market
Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
Time: Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
With photography, from Ansel Adams to Andreas Gursky, continuing to have a growing presence in private and public collections, develop a discerning eye by examining the major movements and key figures that have influenced 20th and 21st century practice.
Magnificent Jewels: Beauty & Brilliance
Dates: Monday, April 19, Tuesday, April 20, Wednesday, April 21
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Attend the Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels auction with your own fine jewelry expert, who will guide you through the fascinating and fabulous world of precious gemstones, colored stones, and brilliant diamonds..
Experience Art in New York: Fine Galleries, Corporate Art Collections and Public Spaces
Dates: Friday , April 23, 30, May 7, May 14
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
This spring discover exciting works of art in public and private settings around the city through a series of guided art lectures. Examine the work of artist's as diverse as Thomas Hart Benton, Robert Rauschenberg and E.V. Day.
For information on our Short Courses in New York contact Maria
Figueroa, Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York, 570 Lexington
Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Tel: 212 517 3929, e: publicprogramsNY@sothebysinstitute.com
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DJ Disco Wiz & Jamel Shabazz will engage us in a multi-media dialogue, “cipher” style, featuring the first ‘mixed plate’ beats to those styles rocked in the 80’s. Wiz’s recent biography It’s Just Begun (co-authored with Ivan Sanchez) will serve as a point of departure to discuss the life of the first Latino hip hop DJ.
Our recently inaugurated Carmen Unanue Galleries, which house El Museo’s Permanent Collection, will be open for program’s attendees to visit from 6pm- 9pm!
About this Series:
Taking a new or recently published book as its point of departure, each session of In Our Lingo brings together Latino authors in conversation with filmmakers, artists, and writers, all sharing their views on the themes and issues addressed in the work. It's a candid, intimate dialogue, giving audiences an inside look at the forces behind contemporary Latino/a literature.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
HOOKER. WHORE. SLUT.
TRAMP. PROSTITUTE. CALL GIRL.
PIMP. FLOOZY. STRUMPET.
There are hundreds of descriptive words to attempt to "define" and pigeonhole sex workers, but on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 the Museum of Sex will be reinventing all of these preconceived notions, and exploring the perils, pitfalls, and pinnacles of sex work.
The Museum of Sex invites you to join us at 7:00pm for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Xaviera Hollander, the legendary "Happy Hooker" and David Henry Sterry, the editor of HOS, HOOKERS, CALL GIRLS, AND RENT BOYS a new, critically-lauded sex worker anthology featuring short stories and poems from the Olympians of sex workers. The anthology has been featured on the front page of the New York Times Book Review, and includes contributions from well known sex workers such as Annie Sprinkle the art-porn priestess. With special guest stars Veronica Vera and Usherettes from Miss Vera's Finishing School of Boys Who Want to Be Girls, this event explores the intrinsic interwoven relationships between love, sex, power, companionship, and money.
DAVID HENRY STERRY
David Henry Sterry is the author of 11 books, a performer, activist, Huffington Post regular, and a man who hasn't worn matching socks in years. David is author of the bestselling Chicken, which is being made into a series by Showtime. Prior to becoming an author, David was a professional actor, industrial sex technician, comic, and screenwriter.
Xaviera Hollander's first book, The Happy Hooker, was an instant worldwide bestseller in 1971. She has since published 18 other books and has been a sex columnist ("Call Me Madam") for Penthouse Magazine for the last 35 years. Her recent projects have included the award winning documentary Xaviera Hollander, 'The Happy Hooker'- Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary and The Happy Hooker Musical which is being developed by the well known Australian composer Warren Wills.
To purchase advance tickets please call 212.689.6337 x115 or send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance as tickets will sell out quickly.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Blu is one of those street artists that always makes an effort to create pieces that are socially relevant to the area he is working in (ie Milan and Taranto). Combine this with superior artistic skills, his flair for black humor, and an imagination that knows no limits, it’s no surprise he has become the superstar that he is today.
For more, click HERE.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
PULSE Miami 2009 at The Ice Palace
Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, 2009
Entering its fifth season, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will move to Miami's Ice Palace this December with an expanded presentation of international galleries and programming. The new venue provides PULSE with an enhanced platform for their signature programming series, including the launch of a new performance program featuring daily outdoor concerts. Held from Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, 2009, the fair will run concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach.
The Miami debut of PULSE Performance will feature daily performances and concerts by young emerging artists such as Maria Jose Arjona, who was recently invited to be part of a workshop with Marina Abramovic, and whose daily performances will be among the highlights of the new programming. Notable musical talents in the outdoor concert and performance series include The Vivian Girls, The Blow, and Exene Cervenka.
Additionally, PULSE will present its signature program of large-scale sculptures and installations throughout the fair's exhibition halls and lawn, as well as the PULSE Play> video lounge curated by João Ribas, Curator of Exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA. Danny Baskin and Andy Schrock, featured in PULSE PRESENTS at ACADEMY 2009 hosted by Conner Contemporary Art, have also each been awarded space to present new projects at the fair.
Each year, one artist featured in IMPULSE, the section of the fair dedicated to solo artist presentations, is awarded a $2,500 cash prize. This year's PULSE Prize will be awarded in honor of Adriaan van der Have, Founder and Director of Torch Gallery, who was an inspiring force in the art world for his dedication to the promotion of emerging artists. The winner will be announced Friday, December 4, 2009 during the PULSE Party at PLUNGE at the Gansevoort South.
PULSE Miami 2009 Exhibitor List
55, Shanghai; Angell Gallery, Toronto; Angles Gallery, Santa Monica; Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York; Baró Cruz, São Paulo; Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt; Bitforms Gallery NYC, New York; Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Florence; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; BravinLee Programs, New York; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; Conner Contemporary Art, Washington; Conrads, Duesseldorf; Davidson Contemporary, New York; DCKT Contemporary, New York; Dean Project, New York; EDS Galeria, Mexico City; Espacio Contemporary, New York; Dean Project, New York; EDS Galeria, Mexico City; Espacio Liquido, Gijon; Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna; Rosamund Felsen, Santa Monica; Fred, London; FTC. Berlin, Berlin; Caren Golden Fine Art, New York; Guidi & Schoen Arte Contemporanea, Genova; Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, New York; Pippy Houldsworth, London; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus; La Industria, San Juan; Gallery Joe, Philadelphia; Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong; Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY; GalerieKleindienst, Leipzig; Kopeikin Gallery, West Hollywood; Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland; Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque; Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami; Lyons Wier Gallery, New York; M+B, Los Angeles; Maior Pollença, Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca; Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco; MasART Galería, Barcelona; Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York; Nina Menocal, Mexico City; Mkgalerie Rotterdam; Berlin; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; Mixed Greens, New York; Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica; Morgan Lehman, New York; Nieves Fernández, Madrid; One and J. Gallery, Seoul; Open Gallery, London; Pierre François Ouellette Art Contemporain Inc., Montréal; P·P·O·W Gallery, New York; PDX Contemporary Art, Portland; Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padua; Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid; Emmanuel Post, Leipzig; Postmasters, New York; Max Protetch, New York; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin; Galerie Jean Luc & Takako Richard, Paris; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; Galerie Roemerapotheke, Zurich; Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Madrid; Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Schroeder Romero, New York; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago; Galeria SENDA - Espai 2NOU2, Barcelona; Siemens_artLab, Vienna; Sienese Shredder Editions, New York; Silverlens Gallery, Manila; Charlie Smith London, London; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco; Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul; Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York; Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg; Torch, Amsterdam; Virgil de Voldere Gallery, New York; Von Lintel Gallery, New York; Rick Wester Fine Art, New York; Winkleman Gallery, New York; Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, New York; Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York; Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Luxembourg, Paris; Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York; Zürcher, New York, Paris.
IMPULSE Miami 2009 Exhibitor List
2x2projects, Amsterdam; AMT │ Torri & Geminian, Milan; Artericambi, Verona; Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin; Black & White Gallery, New York; CTRL, Houston; Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, New York; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles; Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York; Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago; Andrew Rafacz, Chicago; Lyle O. Reitzel, Miami, Santo Domingo; Spinello Gallery, Miami; Galeria Valle Orti, Valencia.
"I paint very large pictures. I realize that historically the function of painting large pictures is painting something very grandiose and pompous. The reason I paint them, however – I think it applies to other painters I know – is precisely because I want to be very intimate and human. To paint a small picture is to place yourself outside your experience. However you paint the larger picture, you are in it."
-Mark Rothko (born Mark Rothkowitz)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Pierrot the musician, dressed in an immaculate white costume which contrasts with his black mask of the commedia dell'arte, sits in a room with brightly patterned walls. In 1910 Severini joined the Futurist movement, a group of artists and writers who expressed the dynamism of the modern world by presenting machines and figures in motion, and went on to create some masterpieces of Futurist art. He was much influenced by Georges Seurat, evident in his use of pure colour, and became friends with a number of Cubist artists, including Pablo Picasso.
The calm composition of this painting and the precision ans care with which Severini has executed the stiff folds of Pierrot's outfit, his rubbery hands and the guitar, marks the artist's movement away from the influences of Futurism and Cubism and towards a rekindling of the Neo-Classical spirit which dominated Severini's work until his death.
See: Balla, Boccioni, Greuze, Picasso, Seurat and Terbrugghen
Phaidon Limited Press (2001). The Art Book (p.425). Hong Kong.
Photo credit: artsheaven.com
Turning 15 this year, JUXTAPOZ magazine are giving back to the community with a celebratory event that encompasses a charity art auction. The event will take place on November 14th and include over 140 different artists with the end goal of raising the funds to purchase five homes and constructed by a network of local Detroit workers. In addition select artists will also be involved in the remodeling process. For more information check the press release below which comes courtesy of Upper Playground. A look into the bidding can be seen here.
JUXTAPOZ ART & CULTURE MAGAZINE TURNS 15 AND THROWS CHARITY ART AUCTION AND EVENT IN LOS ANGELES HOSTED BY UPPER PLAYGROUND
THE BIG PAYBACK, Juxtapoz Magazine’s 15th Anniversary Art Auction is now live and you can bid on pieces online at CharityBuzz.com.
On November 14th, from 7 PM to 11 PM, all of the pieces that are a part of the auction will be on display at the Factory Place Arts Complex. To attend this must see show with works from over 140 artists including Matthew Barney, Swoon and WK Interact, please RSVP to RSVP@SASTUDIOSGLOBAL.COM.
Proceeds from “The Big Payback” auction will support the goal of purchasing five homes and employing local Detroit contractors, electricians, plumbers, and carpenters to perform the renovations. Selected artists will also be invited to participate in the remodeling.
The event aims to raise the consciousness of both the problems of people disenfranchised by the nation’s economic crisis, as well as encourage a sense of community in the art world and inspire people to effect positive social change in their own communities.
JUXTAPOZ Art & Culture Magazine 15th Anniversary Charity Art Auction and Event
FACTORY PLACE ARTS COMPLEX
1330 Factory Place, Bldg A
Los Angeles, CA 90013
7PM to 11PM
RSVP Gallery, located in CHI-Town, have now added specially designed logo pins to their gallery's store. Available in four colors (pink, neon green, flourescent organge and matte black) and at only $12USD, you can purchase one by clicking HERE.
1753 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647