Readers of AM have long seen our coverage of Joshua Liner Gallery’s outstanding lineup of exhibitions. Now, prepare yourselves for a new era. Previously on the third floor of the 548 W. 28th st. arts building in Chelsea, the gallery has recently moved to a prime street-level space next door (540 W. 28th St) and is set to launch a new set of exhibitions this Thursday that will utilize the entire upgraded 2,600 sq. ft. of real estate. We snuck in as the construction crews […]
This Thursday March 21st, London-based artist Charming Baker will return to Los Angeles for his first showing in five years. For his show Entitled Lie Down I Think I Love You, the artist has made a new series of works exploring the unpredictable nature of love. Charming also has challenged himself to work on a much larger scale, so to exhibit this new series, he enlisted the help of Milk Studios and their plane hanger. This robust show contains mediums such as oil on canvas, linen, wood […]
Opening at Jonathan Levine Gallery was Polish-born and New York-based Olek. With a fresh exhibition entitled The End is Far, the artist made her second appearance with the gallery and a return to New York City after touring around the world visiting such places as Brazil, Poland, Washington DC and London. This time, Olek took over the main space with one of her signature crochet installations: a dining room covered wall to wall, including the china, overflowing fruit bowls, wine bottles and goblets. Utilizing this hand […]
Our latest Art Focus article introduces the work of Chinese photographer Yao Lu. In particular, his latest series of digitally modified photographs entitled New Landscapes caught our eye – featuring transformed piles of garbage covered in green protective netting tricking the eye (with the placement of additional items) to see traditional Chinese landscape paintings. The work makes a powerful political statement as to the cost of the rapid urbanization of China juxtaposed against the beautiful scenery that has been lost forever because of said modern development. […]
More stories from the week ended March 17: David Choe painted in the streets of Mexico City last week with Dhear. The Met is being sued for allegedly tricking people into paying for admission. Keith Haring Foundation claims that 165 pieces of Haring art in Miami exhibit are fakes. Cooper Union says tuition will stay free for now. Picasso’s Child with a Dove heads overseas to its new private owner as export bar is lifted. Serbian police have recovered Rembrandt’s Portrait of the Father. Four […]
Dutch artist Piet Janssen, aka Parra, brought a new body of work to Jonathan Levine Gallery for his debut exhibition there. Entitled Tracy Had a Hard Sunday, this series was composed of works on canvas and paper as well as sculptures, and gave the audience a dose of the provocative post-pop visuals that we’ve come to expect from the artist. The show exemplifies Parra’s unique vision and skill with his sexy imagery and signature palette of vibrant reds and blues. The artist took some time to draw […]
After a great post-Sandy inspired mural by How & Nosm (covered), it’s time for a new artist to take on the iconic Bowery & Houston wall. Legendary graffiti and fine artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured), was tasked to put his hybrid street & Lichtenstein-inspired style on this marquee location for New Yorkers to admire. Pulling from his deep arsenal of urban experience, Crash lived up to his reputation as he hit the ground running. As you can see above from the concept sketch that he shared […]
Continuing on our visual overview of this gigantic fair… Similar to previous years, this year’s Armory show took place over both Pier 92 and 94. Roughly, the former showcased a refined selection of art from the Modern period, while the latter hosted the much larger group of galleries displaying contemporary works. Regardless at which pier you started off, the cornucopia of blue chip works were enough to ensnare the most seasoned art fair attendee for hours on end. Check out part two of our first day […]
Ukranian duo Interesni Kazki have been splitting up recently on separate side trips, with each working on some of their own projects. This latest set of murals were painted by AEC in Varkala, a coastal town in India including the piece seen above - Fishing With The Sun. Take a look at the other pieces as well as more detailed pics below… Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
Gagosian pulled out all the stops at this years’ Armory show. And by “all the stops” we mean a small handful of modest-sized works by Andy Warhol (at a combined value of around 20 million dollars) and one gigantic 33′ x 7′ camouflage piece produced by Warhol in the latter part of 1986. There has been quite a buzz about this superbooth, but it’s only fair to put this wallpaperfest into the proper perspective. It was definitely a power-house art cluster with auction busting works […]
It’s that time again in the Big Apple! Spring is here and so is the Armory Art Show. This flagship fair held on the West Side of Manhattan leads a week of nonstop visual action, as collectors from around the globe fly into NYC to storm the fair in hopes of acquiring works from their favorite artists. Blue chip galleries such as Gagosian, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner brought some of their brightest artists in an effort to woo collectors to their booths. AM joined […]
It’s always interesting to watch artists work on collaborations as they try to meld their different techniques and imagery together in a coherent fashion. One of the more successful artists in doing this is street artist and photographer JR (see his joint ventures with Vhils, Os Gemeos, André, Liu Bolin, and José Parlá in the past). The latest artist to work with the French photograffeur is NY-based sculptor Daniel Arsham featuring JR’s famous eye pasted inside Arsham’s sculptural elements. Discuss JR here. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.