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Overtime: Jan 25 – Jan 31

More stories from the week that ended Jan 31 (click on bolded words for more information): Ken Johnson reviews the Flatlands show at Whitney Museum of American Art. Above: Jamian Juliano-Villani. RIP: Thornton Dial, who passed away at the age of 87. RIP: Yon Pich, who passed away at the age of 81 from complications of an infection. RIP: Howard Koslow, who passed away at the age of 91. First trial to arise from Knoedler Gallery’s forged artworks features Rothko painting bought by Domenico De Sole and his family. WSJ also […]
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Overtime: Dec 28 – Jan 3

More stories from the week that ended Jan 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Njideka Akunyili Crosby billboard now on display across from the Whitney museum. Artinfo remembers those that passed away in 2015. RIP: Eugenie Schwartz, aka Ersy, who passed away at 64 from complications following ulcer surgery. Preservationists making 3D records of threatened heritage sites in effort to preserve for future generations. France will start to control imports of archaeological works and create refuges where museum collections and recovered goods can be held. Townhouse Gallery and Rawabet Theater in […]
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Openings: Jeff Koons – “A Retrospective” @ Whitney Museum

Last weekend, New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art premiered its retrospective of American artist Jeff Koons. Simply entitled A Retrospective, this exhibition bears significant importance to both parties. For the Whitney, it represents the last exhibition to be held at this original location before moving to their new home in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan in the spring of 2015. For Koons, it’s the first time in a career which spans 5 decades in which he’s had a museum show in a city that he calls […]
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Streets: Yayoi Kusama – New York (Part I)

Yayoi Kusama has a long and complicated relationship with NYC. It started in 1957 when she moved out to the Big Apple and set out to make a name in the world of art. Spanning three decades, Kusama stayed until 1973 when she returned to her home country of Japan. Now with her recent retrospective at The Whitney Museum in full swing, Kusama has set to reclaim the city which was her second home. The first project we want to share with you is set up […]

Teaser / Videos: Alexander Calder – “Calder’s Circus” @ The Whitney Museum

Starting this Friday (Dec.9), New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art will be pulling one of their permanent collection’s most beloved works out of storage and putting it back on display. Calder’s Circus was created by Alexander Calder while he was living in Paris in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He transformed simple, everyday materials such as wire, cork and wood into all the settings and participants found in an actual circus—only miniaturized to fit within a few portable suitcase. Calder began giving performances […]

2010 Whitney Annual Gala & Studio Party

AM recently attended the Whitney American Museum’s Annual Gala and Studio Party celebration. The focus was to raise funds to continue the goal of supporting emerging and established American artists. Not only did the event raise more than $2.65 million this year with the help of art patrons all over New York and the US, the gala was also a celebration for a new project which will bring the Whitney to the Meatpacking district of Manhattan. Being in the digital age, it seemed the theme was to […]

Preview: “Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time” @ Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum will be holding an exhibition to feature Edward Hopper and many of his contemporary peers from 1900-1940. Focusing on this period of time when massive changes were occurring in America, artists such as Ed captured the sweeping transformation across the nation in both rural and urban areas. In case you’re wondering who else is a fan, maybe you’ll remember Banksy taking a page out of Hopper’s famous “Night Hawks” (here). This show opens October 28th. Check out a preview after the jump.

Preview: The 2010 Whitney Biennial

Art critic Charlie Finch just posted on artnet one of the first reviews of the 2010 Whitney Biennial, which officially opens tomorrow. As each Biennial is an attempt to take the pulse of contemporary art in America, it is usually a challenging show, spanning all mediums, which typically offers at least something of interest for any art lover. However, it seems that Finch thinks a little more highly of this Biennial, ending his review “This is not only the greatest of Whitney Biennials, it is […]

Whitney Announces 2010 Biennial Picks

It’s that time of year again, when the Whitney makes an important announcement regarding the Whitney Biennial.  Last year at the exact same time, it announced the curatorial team for its 2010 Biennial.  Today, the much-anticipated list of artists, which includes Robert Williams, Aurel Schmidt, and Tauba Auerbach, was announced.  Curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari chose a diverse range of artists who work across all different kinds of media and subject matter.  Eleven artists make their return from previous Biennials.  In what could further […]