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FIAC Coverage

Following the Frieze week in London (covered here), AM headed off to Paris to visit the FIAC, the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain in Paris at the Grand Palais, host to 168 galleries. While Frieze focuses exclusively on contemporary art, the FIAC also combines early 20th century modern art with the contemporary. Of interest, Karl Lagerfeld designed the booth of Zurich’s Gallery Gmurzynska for the Rebels curated by Isabelle Bscher and featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol as well as Banksy and Scott Campbell. […]

Art Focus: Matthew Cox

This week, our Art Focus is on Philadelphia-based Matthew Cox, whose series of medical x-rays and embroidery recently caught our eyes. The Parsons and Otis trained artist has taken radiographs and stitched back in his imagined content partially over the skeletal elements leading to an intriguing new mesh of reality and the imaginary. For those interested, Embroidered X-Rays will be showing at the Packer/Schopf Gallery (Booth E-407) this year at PULSE in Miami, part of Art Basel Week. This particular series of works is just one […]
Presentation of works by Judith Bernstein. The Box, Los Angeles

Frieze Art Fair 2011: Highlights (Part II)

Following our earlier coverage of London’s Frieze Art Fair, AM made a return visit before it closed last weekend to spend a few more hours considering the curation and presentation of exhibitor booths along with the individual works on display. See more commentary and additional photos of what caught our eye after the jump. By way of advance notice, in more traditional working environments, a couple of images (especially in the gallery section) would probably be deemed NSFW. So don’t blame us if a colleague […]

Frieze ’11: Highlights (Part I)

As Frieze Art Fair drew to a close last Sunday, featuring over 170 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world, we have picked up some of our favorite in no particular order: Mary and Child sculpture entitled the Milk of Human Weakness by Jake and Dinos Chapman (previously covered) at White Cube Gallery. Mark Ryden’s painting at Kasmin Gallery. Marc Quinn’s fingerprint painting at Gallerie Theaddeus Ropac. Ryan McGinley pictures at Alison Jacques Gallery. Realistic installations from Nordic duo Elmgreen & Dragset, with Galerie […]

Beyond Eden 2011 Overview

A couple weekends ago, along with PULSE and Art Platform, Los Angeles hosted another art fair, Beyond Eden, at the LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. This third rendition of the annual event drew over 5000 visitors who witnessed a special special presentation honoring the art and accomplishments of Anthony Ausgang as well as took in the offerings of Thinkspace, La Luz De Jesus, Copro Gallery, T.A.G. Gallery, Gallery Nucleus, and C.A.V.E. Gallery. Also rounding out the attractions, were a show from Cannibal Flower,  […]

Overtime: Oct 10 – Oct 16

Robbie Conal goes on NPR to talk about Occupy Wall Street and other subjects Video: watch Part 3 of Sotheby’s Your Art World documentary series. The WSJ chats with Dean Sobel, the first director of the Clyfford Still Museum. NYTimes on Apple and Job’s product design legacy.  It has 25 products in the MoMA collection. Victor Pinchuk plans to build a new contemporary art space in Kiev. The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery may be threatened due to strike. Occupy Chicago protests […]
Bemused onlookers as a woman starts screaming at the end of Wednesday's preview

Frieze ’11: Overview

London’s Frieze week kicked off properly on Wednesday 12 October with the preview for Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park. AM has long been a Frieze enthusiast. The calibre of its exhibitors and their booths makes most other contemporary art fairs look provincial in comparison. Conscious of the international spotlight, the big fish bring out the big guns and do whatever else they can to retain their dominance, while the ambitious smaller galleries pull out the stops to try raising the bar even higher for […]
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Frieze ’11: White Cube Gallery

The recent opening of a third gallery space in London confirms White Cube ongoing strength, and its presence at the Frieze Art Fair is nothing less than spectacular. The booth features some impressive works by the gallery’s roster of artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapman, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky, and Tracey Emin to name a few. In particular, what caught our eye included The Chapman brothers presenting a controversial version of Mary and Child entitled the Milk of Human Weakness, while the bronze […]

Art Platform ’11: Ai Weiwei

As we walked out the elevators last week to head into the main exhibition hall for Art Platform, something caught out attention in the side atrium. Imagine our surprise and delight as our eyes laid on Ai Weiwei’s Snake Bag, one of his most moving and intriguing works. The undulating 55 feet long serpent is created from 360 children’s backpacks and commemorates the deadly 2008 Sichuan earthquake. When the artist – activist saw the scattered backpacks in the rubble left by the thousands of children […]

Preview: Frieze ’11 – Alison Jacques Gallery

Alison Jacques Gallery returns to the Frieze Art Fair this year and its booth features some amazing works by the gallery’s impressive roster of artists. Highlights include new large photographic pieces by Ryan McGinley (also see Team Gallery booth), which will be shown alongside works by the London gallery’s roster of artists, such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Lygia Clark, and Thomas Zipp.  Make this booth a destination if you are visiting the fair. See more preview images after the jump…