Sunday, December 27, 2009

Baltimore Museum of Art | Influences | PAUL CEZANNE

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.

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Source: AKN

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MOCA | 30 Works for 30 Years | BRICE MARDEN red yellow blue painting

Brice Marden

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


Portfolio | ELZA JO VAN REENEN | Glitter Felt Cats


Last Chance | A FEW FRAMES...| Whitney Museum of Art

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

FRANK GEHRY | Theater in NYC | 2012

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

First Look: BANKSY | New Camden Regent's Canal Works

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

The Skirball Cultural Center | Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement | 1956–1968

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.

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I.D. MAGAZINE | 1954-2009

“Ceasing publication of an iconic brand like I.D. is never an easy decision, but there are several forces that have worked against its sustainability. Certainly the downturn in print advertising has contributed to this decision, but other factors include the fragmentation and specialized information needs of I.D.’s core readers (product designers) and the plethora of information resources available to them – some for free (online and B2B) and others that are highly specialized and targeted to specific industries served.”

Gary Lynch, Publisher, I.D. Magazine

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BANDE A PART | Clic Gallery | photography

CLIC GALLERY presents a book signing for

New York Underground 60’s, 70’s, 80’s

to accompany a group show

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

CARTIER and AMERICA | Legion of Honor Museum

Coming to the Legion of Honor in December

Media contacts:
Robin Wander 415.750.2604
Cheryl McCain 415.750.3554
Jill Lynch 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 | GAZE | Portraiture after INGRES

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

DAVID LACHAPELLE | "cars and money"

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

TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA | Maison Hermes | Japan

“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

SourceL Designboom

Monday, December 7, 2009

REAL TALK: 12.07.09

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

sneak flicks | ART BASEL MIAMI 2009

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chair and the maiden gallery | PABLO POSADA PERNIKOFF | opening

WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 6-8 pm

WHERE: Chair and The Maiden, 19 Christopher Street, Greenwich Village (NYC)


Howard Greenberg Gallery | Bruce Davidson | 1970s photography

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.

Source: AKN