The last time we were able to experience Walton Ford’s work in person in New York was in 2011 when he blew us away with his surreal portraits of King Kong as well as his well known naturalistic paintings. This time around, the American artist’s return to Paul Kasmin Gallery featured large scale watercolors of his chosen creatures in unusual and and ironically unnatural urban and outdoor settings. As per his usual practice, the pieces were embellished with notes, but for the first time included musings from the […]
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Another booth we enjoyed at the main fair this year during Basel Week Miami was the work on display from Paul Kasmin Gallery featuring an eclectic mix of artists like Ivan Navarro (above), Kenny Scharf, Walton Ford, David LaChapelle, Erik Parker, and more. In particular, we enjoyed the special section from Navarro which included a set of optical illusion-based works from the Impenetrable series (made from fluorescent lights, resin, mirror) that mesmerized viewers as they peered down into the “depths.” Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
Overtime stories of the week: Walton Ford artwork and design featured on Rolling Stones album cover. James Rosenquist’s latest exhibition inspired by fire that destroyed his studio and everything in it. RIP: Terry Richardson’s mother Annie Lomax. See photos he took of her last day at Terry Richardson’s Diary. RIP: Tony Goldman. He was known for such things as the Wynwood Walls & creating the Bowery Mural. Painting bought at flea market for $50 may turn out to be a work by French master Pierre-Auguste Renoir. […]
For those who were as enamored as we were with Walton Ford’s new King Kong-inspired work at a recent show in New York (covered), you may want to pick up the most recent copy of Whitewall Magazine. Not only does it feature multiple covers and a studio visit with KAWS, the winter issue also has photos of Ford in-studio as well as an interview. Another photo (taken by Jesse Shadoan) after the jump
A couple weekends ago in Chelsea, we attended this year’s Editions|Artists’ Book Fair, which brought together contemporary fine art print and art book publishers and dealers from around the world. There were so many amazing editions to see, including a new limited edition print by Fred Tomaselli created especially for this year’s fair. See all our pics from the fair, after the jump.
Last Thursday, Walton Ford opened his latest exhibition at Paul Kasmin, entitled I Don’t Like to Look at Him, Jack. It Makes Me Think of that Awful Day on the Island. Taking its name from the 1933 film King Kong, the show includes three Kong-sized works on paper, capturing the beast in several facial expressions. In addition, Ford displays a series of paintings that are more representative of his modern-naturalist style. Based off a quote from John Audobon’s memoirs in which he recounted a childhood […]
Last Thursday, Chelsea’s Paul Kasmin Gallery hosted the opening of an exhibition of new large-scale watercolors by Walton Ford. At first glance, those not familiar with Ford might mistake his contemporary works for those of 19th century naturalist and painter John James Audobon. The similarity is intentional. However, instead of merely cataloging species as Audobon did, Ford uses the familiar visual language of the well-known wildlife artist and other early natural history artists to depict historically-based allegories of the violent collision of man and nature. […]