Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jeff Koons to Curate New Museum Exhibit

Jeff Koons - seen most recently with his dog-balloon sculptures - will, for the first time, play curator of an exhibit to show in February 2010 at the New Museum on The Bowery. The exhibit will showcase works from the collection of Greek art collector Dakis Joannou, a close friend of Koons. In fact, the collection, which will make its U.S. debut, includes some of Koons's most iconic pieces. The exhibition will be the first in a series titled "The Imaginary Museum," a chain of events that will showcase private collections of contemporary art that have never before been exhibited publicly.

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Image courtesy of The New Museum.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Press Release: Beyond Black White and Gray

September 12 - October 10, 2009
L & M Arts

Jo Baer, Dan Flavin, Mark Grotjahn, David Hammons, Mark Handforth, Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Sol LeWitt, Liza Lou, Agnes Martin, Paul McCarthy, Robert Morris, Ad Reinhardt, Anselm Reyle, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Frank Stella, Gunther Uecker, Andy Warhol

L & M Arts is proud to announce Beyond Black, White, and Gray, a retroactive and contemporary look at this reductive aesthetic, inspired by the historic 1964 exhibition curated by Samuel Wagstaff for the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.

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Image courtesy of L & M Arts, LLC.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Museum Watch: September Exhibitions

Many must-see exhibits hit the New York museum scene this month. Be sure to check out some of the highlights below before time runs out!

Kandinsky - Guggenheim Museum
Monet's Water Lilies - MoMA
Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction - Whitney Museum
Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans - Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Image courtesy of MoMA.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Made To Measure

We've all heard Twain's expression "clothes make the man," a fashion platitude recited forward and backward for generations.  This age-old concept of the mercurial man changing face and metamorphosing his identity with articles of clothing--or "power suiting"--is the bedrock of artist Greg Lauren's latest work, "Alteration."  At 28 Wooster Street (formerly Guild and Greyshkul), Greg has created a simulacra of "sociological couture" that blurs the lines between art gallery and fashion retail boutique.  Last Thursday's exclusive opening drew close friends and members of kin--David Lauren and Lauren Bush; Dylan Lauren; and Jerry Lauren, Greg's father and Executive VP of Menswear at Ralph Lauren--along with hunky actor Gerard Butler, Parker Posey, Samantha Mathis (whom we all remember as the Xanax-popping Courtney Rawlinson in American Psycho), fashion photographer Sante d'Orazio, art collector and philanthropist Beth de Woody, and Greg's lovely wife, actress Elizabeth Berkley.

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Catch a Glimpse of Abi Ferrin

Inspired by her work with the Costa Rica-based Rainforest Recovery Initiative, Abi Ferrin’s most recent ready-to-wear and swimwear collection, which she showed in New York last week, featured hand-painted tropical prints and waterfall-like structural effects. This December, Ferrin will travel back to Costa Rica to train women who live in the area to help create parts of the line. Ferrin says her goal is to empower women in need by teaching them marketable skills and giving them an independent source of income.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Featured Gallery: Hasted Hunt Kraeutler

Name of Gallery
: Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, 537 West 24th St. NYC 10011

: Joseph Kraeutler, Sarah Hasted, Bill Hunt

: Photographs of all eras

Why did you decide to open a gallery?

In a time when most galleries have been struggling, My partners and I have been thriving in our areas of expertise. This combined with the premier location we managed to secure, has resulted in a move against the general grain in the field of cutting back.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Off the Wall at the Royalton

The downtown art scene moved to midtown last night as David LaChapelle and Whitewall Magazine transformed the Royalton Hotel in a chick nightclub overflowing with everyone from coll kid Aimee Phillips to art-world heavyweights Paul Kasmin and Andres Serrano. LaChapelle was on hand to celebrate the launch of Whitewall's Fall 2009 Issue, which features him alongside Karl Lagerfeld, John Chamberlain, and Peter Brant.
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Image Courtesy of Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan

KiptonART Featured Artist: Julie Combal

KiptonART Featured Artist Julie Combal has exhibited in New York City, Paris, France and Japan. Combal's work is in private collections around the world, and she recently completed a print-making fellowship at the Manhattan Graphics Center in New York City. Please enjoy what she has to share about her current work and take this opportunity to read her answers to the five questions we ask every artist.

"My current projects focus on the discordance between the chaotic, beautiful natural world and the human desire to control and challenge it. I am looking at nature, natural disasters and weather and their effect on man. I focus on the elements of light, texture and color to create an atmosphere wherein on e meditates on the beauty of the natural elements while also reflecting on the tension between man and his natural environment." -Julie Combal

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Historical Spider Silk Exhibit Debuts in New York

Tonight was the "Unveiling of the Spider Exhibit" at the American Museum of Natural History where a spectacular, 11-foot long golden-hued cloth made by over 1 million spiders made its New York debut thanks to Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley. Their partnership, which had not been tried for more than 100 years, gave Heather Graham, Tinsley Mortimer, Eric Vilency, Susan Shin, Sean Lennon and Countess de Lesseps an opportunity to support an extraordinary project.

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Tom Sachs Inspired By James Brown

Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs, artist and sculptor, gave a tour to the Whitney Artists Council yesterday evening where he guided members throughout his studio including a conversation around his latest series focusing on musician James Brown. Most who know Sachs, think about images of Hello Kitty and remember stories of his infamous Space Program at Larry Gagosian’s Beverly Hills gallery in 2007. This energetic, and handsome, 43 year-old gave hope that the art world is not dead. Sachs demonstrated how he completed an incredible series of intricate installations around Mr. Brown’s personal memorabilia including a fully operating music system, sit down hair dryer (like your grandma’s) and an open briefcase displaying an authentic James Brown passport purchased at auction. Whitney patrons Joanne Cassullo, Lisa Anastos, Patti Kim, Allison Wiener, Cecilia Wolfson and Philae Knight were among the members who rolled out to share in this special opportunity. At the of the evening, there was talk about how quickly tickets to the Whitney Studio Party on October 19 are selling so if the Sachs studio visit was any indication of what’s to come, the Whitney will have another sellout and massive party for art-loving New Yorkers.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Joshua Seidner: POWDERBURN

Powderburn titled after a racial slur, is a performance piece that follows one man from his sun-burnt, war-torn homeland to an unnamed country in which cultures clash in cracked basements, men become brothers become enemies, and a class system assigns him the forever role of exoticized, eroticized, animal-like performer. As the performance (and performer) descends towards a construct that is intentionally volatile and unraveled, a persistent video camera becomes increasingly representative of the "audience;" it is through the constant gaze of this audience that each dance and demo becomes less sport and more spectacle.
Joshua Seidner
Powderburn, Tuesday September 29, 7pm at The Watermill Center.
Reservations Required.

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Where the Wild Gnomes Are

Just recently I was invited to Gnome World, an installation by a friend of KiptonART, Michael Fredo. This art piece was not in a gallery space or art museum and did not reside in a collector's home, I was heading to the artist's apartment/recording studio. This was intriguing to me as I have always had a soft spot for Gnomes since my 4th grade teacher introduced me to Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet's Gnomes. Fredo's apartment was small and tidy with nothing out of the ordinary except a wall full of recording equipment. I could see the kitchen and bathroom and there wasn't much else. Where was Gnome World?
Read more about Gnome World and Michael Fredo in KiptonART magazine.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Finalist Selection Underway for 2010 KiptonART Rising Artists!

(New York, NY - September 16, 2009) - KiptonART is currently working with our curatorial team to narrow down a list of finalists for KiptonART Rising 2010. Last year, KiptonART Rising was launched during Art Basel in Miami with Asprey at the Setai with a reception of over 250 patrons of the arts. Since 2008, KiptonART has grown and expanded by providing unique exhibition opportunities, sales through private commissions and access to art buyers and collaborative opportunities giving artists access.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Final Fashion Cho

By the end of Fashion Week, we are all downtrodden. Collections blur into one another and that extra glass of champagne is probably no longer the best idea, or it may be the only way to get through the last round of shows. For the final moments some may need something with a slower pace, perhaps reaching to a niche of clientele other than the young fashionistas. This is exactly what Cho Cheng presented for his 2010 Spring/Summer looks last Thursday. As you entered the intimate space of the Salon at Bryant Park, the room was filled with a calming dim blue lighting that would enhance the themes of Cheng's collection. Click here to read more.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lance Bass Supports KiptonART Artist Mark Johnson at BOFFO Opening

Last night was the opening of Objective Affection where five KiptonART artists Jade Doskow, Melissa Fleming, David Mellen, Damaris Drummond and Mark Johnson showcased their work in front of over 800 people. BOFFO directors/curators Faris Al-Shathir and Gregory Sparks put together an enormously successful event where over 90 artists and designers had an opportunity to showcase their work in a 14,000 square foot former printing factory on the waterfront in Brooklyn Heights. I caught up with pop singer and actor Lance Bass, who rolled out to support artist Mark Johnson. Read the full story here...

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

School of Visual Arts (SVA) Creating Annual Award for Female Photographers

This week, Kipton Cronkite sat down with Stephen Frailey, Chair of the Photography Department at New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Editor-in-Chief for Dear Dave Magazine. Mr. Frailey explained how SVA has created an online auction honoring Tracey Baran, a young SVA photographer who died last year. At only 33, Baran had been compared to Nan Goldin and Ryan McGinley and reputation soared before her death. Baran had six solo shows, including a major exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago in 2002. The proceeds of the online auction will create an award which SVA will give to a young female photographer from the U.S. each year. To view the photograph by Tracey Baran and bid in the online auction, there are only 11 days left so hurry before it's too late. Read more here...

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Press Release: Joseph Cornell at L & M Arts

L&M Arts is pleased to represent the Estate of Joseph Cornell. In celebrating his oeuvre, we invite you to view a special installation of the artist's work on view at the gallery.

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) fashioned intimate worlds within his boxed assemblages and collages, incorporating art history, music, literature, ballet, theater, film, astrology, and natural science. Truly a collector, Cornell used objects he found in and around the New York City area to create his works, treating each object as a precious rare heirloom. The end results are truly magical, often surreal, and invite us to engage our own imagination.

Please note: Cornell viewings are by appointment only.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 5:30 and by appointment. L&M Arts is located at 45 East 78th Street between Park and Madison Avenues. For additional information please contact the gallery at +1.212.861.0020 or visit our website:

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Press Release: Paola Hernandez Debuts Spring 2010 Collection During New York Fashion Week

Mexico City-based designer Paola Hernandez brought her Spring 2010 Collection to new York Fashion Week, showing 20 looks in a unique presentation format at the Inn at Irving Place.

Guests (including
Lydia Fenet, Martin Dawson, Lucia Tait and Chadwick Bell) sipped Tanteo jalapeno margaritas as they moved throughout the three rooms of the quaint Inn . Models were assembled in vignettes: playing chess, backgammon and scrabble, drinking tea, reading books, etc. The scene underscored Hernandez’s vision for the collection, which was inspired by intellectuals and the contributions they make to society and human consciousness-at-large by bringing forth new ideas. Appropriately, the hair (styled by Cutler) was modeled on the iconic Albert Einstein. (Photo: Hatnim Lee)

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Press Release: HASTED HUNT welcomes Joseph Kraeutler as a partner

Effective today, HASTED HUNT will become HASTED HUNT KRAEUTLER. The gallery is relocating to 537 West 24th Street, ground floor level. HASTED HUNT KRAEUTLER will open to the public on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

HASTED HUNT KRAEUTLER will have an inaugural reception on Tuesday, October 6th, from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the new partnership and gallery space with the international debut of "Edward Burtynsky: Oil". The artist will be present.
This exhibition is produced in conjunction with an accompanying monograph from Steidl and a major show for Mr. Burtynsky at the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington DC.

537 West 24th Street is the ground floor gallery space formally occupied by Charles Cowles.

Read more about Hasted Hunt welcoming Joseph Kraeutler in KiptonART magazine, and stay tuned for the KiptonART interview with Joseph Kraeutler.
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Expected Greatness from Tibi

On Tuesday Designer Amy Smilovic took us into her natural element with Tibis Spring Summer 2010 collection being pure fun. A 90s take on the classic Charles Dickens novel Great Expectation was the inspiration with viewers encouraged to envision the supermodel goddess Christy Linda and Naomi strutting the represented by Bruna, Alana and Arlenis.

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Mario Moya shows his Spring 2010 Collection The Joust. Her modern day armor

On September 15th, 2009 at 6:00pm, designer Mario Moya presented his Spring 2010 Collection at 497 Greenwich St, New York. This collection is joust inspired, integrating the fearless warrior into sexiness through cutting-edge silhouettes that originated during medieval times.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Top 10 NYC Events Recommendations from Alliance for the Arts


Thursday through Saturday on two consecutive weeks, artists from the Netherlands and the United States turn Governors Island into a performance art colony (beginning September 10 and September 17).


Larry Keigwin and Peter Quanz each create a new work set to the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet Steve Reich. Keigwin + Company and dancers from Royal Winnipeg Ballet perform September 11 & 12. Steve Reich participates in the discussion on the evening of September 12.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tied Up at Carlos Miele

"Finally a bit of color,” gushed Keren Eldad (who seems to be my seat partner this week at the shows) as the collection began. Most Spring/Summer shows have started with hues of soft pale primaries while adding sporadic shocks of shades in the mix towards the finale. Alternatively, Carlos Miele's line was comparable to a familiar sunset: beginning with a bright luminescence and finishing suddenly with a blur of an unrecognizable and lost horizon. Click Here to Read More...

KiptonART: Current Projects

KiptonART has selected various artists to exhibit works in locations found throughout New York City. Congratulations to all of those participating!

KiptonART is happy to announce our curatorial partnership with the internationally renowned furnishing corporation McGuire. Five unique artists are displaying personal works in the New York flagship McGuire showroom and store located at 200 Lexington Ave, on the corner of 32nd St. Artist's selected include: James Kennedy, Eric Klemm, Naho Kubota, Marc Dimov, Joyce Lee. Three of the selected five artists are 2009 KiptonART Rising Artists (a small group of KiptonART members who have been awarded this title for their dedication and talents)

James Kennedy, Untitled

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Ralph Rucci Steals the Shows, Butterfly Effect at Vivienne Tam

I need to be honest. Saturday night I experienced something so moving and inspiring tears began to stream down my face. I fully understand why fashion can be an art form. Though I have argued this point with professors and fellow peers in the past, I’ve never had personal accounts to back up my claim: until this moment. Chado Ralph Rucci presented the performance of New York Fashion Week that ended with a standing ovation by audience members such as Martha Stewart and Vogue’s Editor at Large Andre Leon Talley. Read More Here...

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Genius On Keyboards Storms the Charts

Tonight I heard 22-year-old Grammy nominated jazz pianist, Eldar Djangirov, perform to a packed audience at the Jazz Standard in NYC. I received news that “Virtue”, Eldar’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to his 2008 Grammy nominated “Re-Imagination”, is currently #17 on the Top Billboard Jazz Chart and #1 CMJ most added artist. Over the last week, Eldar and his band mates Armando Gola and Ludwig Afonso have performed a series of performances in New York and a private performance for over 300 patrons who attended the KiptonART Foundation event with partners ELLE and Longchamp. Not since my childhood memories of keyboard spasms from hot bands from the 80s, have I felt such attraction to a performer who handles the keyboard as naturally as eating and breathing. I continue to be mesmerized by how easily and quickly Eldar's fingers roll across the keyboard. The classical training by his mother and influence from his father's love of jazz, has given Eldar a unique sound and style that continues to garner critical acclaim. During the performance, I also chatted with singer Paula Valstein who recently was a contestant on "Kochav Nolad," Israel's version of "American Idol.” Although eliminated from the competition on August 2, she has hit the U.S. music circuit full force. This evening, she explained how she just returned from performing for students at Pepperdine University in Malibu. No doubt the students were amazed by Valstein's ability to connect and charm while creating pleasurable experiences of bone chilling vocals that stick in your head for days. After Eldar finalized his set, we sat down for Q&A to talk about what was on his mind and what he has planned next. I called it a night after mingling with Producer David Lai, ICM's Mitch Blackman and multi-talented Kirk Yano. Read the full interview here...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

KiptonART Featured Gallery: On Stellar Rays

On Stellar Rays, Lower East Side, NY

Owner: Candice Madey
Specialty: Contemporary art

Why did you decide to open a gallery?
I was planning the gallery for many years, and I finally reached a place where I had a number of artists with whom I really wanted to work. One day I went to the Lower East Side to get a sense of the types of spaces and prices, so when I found my space on Orchard, I knew it was going to be the place where all this experimentation could play out. It has a great energy.

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Yigal Azrouël & Luca Luca Spring 10 Collection

Friday’s rain was the perfect opportunity to pull out my leather biker boots, fitting right in with the cool styles of Israeli designer Yigal Azrouël. I have a soft spot for Azrouël, as his last season was the first Bryant Park show I ever attended. His line is reminiscent to the original street styles of Tel Aviv with layered lightweight tops and paneled pants. Karen Eldad, who was decked out in the designer’s dress, noted that, “Yigal clearly understands a woman’s body.” This season he revealed more body conscious looks than ever before.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Wintour-Woman Cometh

Another world exists backstage at Bryant Park during fashion week. Emotions seemingly run higher than the towering Louboutins. The players are caught in a frenzy with aggressive photographers rampant on voyeuristic pursuits, while sleep-deprived designers stress over the details on a finished garment. A parade of frocks, tights, tulle and jumpers are in line to go marching down the aisle and McGrath-ist artists paint faces on the quiet match-stick-thin girls from global countries of Belarus and Brazil. A nervous voice perks up in a sea of murmurs, "has Anna arrived yet?" The chaos slows down, and the question is repeated with the greatest sense of urgency while a shot of the iconic bobbed woman flashes on the screen.

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Monique Lhuillier Spring 10 Collection, BONUS Menswear SPURR and Fashion Nights Out

I christened the first official day of fashion week, on Thursday, with the Monique Lhuillier spring/summer 2010 collection at the auction house Christie's. In prior collections Lhuillier tended to focus more on a conservative buyer with gowns ideal for benefits or, of course, the Oscars. With the new looks, Luhuillier has branched out to a much more current market by appealing to the younger crowd.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Designer Chadwick Bell Debuts Spring 10 Collection During New York Fashion Week

Chadwick Bell debuted his Spring 2010 collection yesterday at ilili, transforming the restaurant into an intimate venue for his show. The crowd was chock full of bold face names from the worlds of fashion and art.

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KiptonART Featured Artist: Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming, Flow I

Melissa Fleming is a visual artist living and working in New York City. Her work explores the duality of the visible and invisible, the relationship between realism and abstraction, and the interplay of art and science. KiptonART has taken this opportunity to get a closer look at the artist behind the scientific, calming and unsuspecting glances of the natural world to which Fleming builds her focus. Take this opportunity to read her answers to the questions we ask every artist in the KiptonART online magazine!

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Keith Lissner 2010 Spring/Summer Collection

Keith Lissner’s presentation, held on September 9th, was a sweet overture for the 2010 Spring/Summer Fashion Week. He is a designer for the youthful social set of New York, creating perfectly demure and gossamer looks. Lissner (a Midwestern Jewish boy who you eventually want to introduce to your mother) ventured elsewhere to bridge a Western style to the Eastern feel of India for his demi-couture collection. Read more here...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

STATES OF UNION at Morgan Lehman Gallery

Alix Smith, States of Union #15

Alix Smith, States of Union #10

Alix Smith is opening a whole new world for herself this evening, starting with her first solo show, States of Union, at the Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York. The basis of this project is conceptual portraits and how they relay (or relate) to identity. Hashing out the idea(s) behind this project was a long process for Smith. She loves using photography because it captures something and is representative. Based on classic portraiture, Smith shows homosexual unions are really no different than conventional, heterosexual pairing. These images seem overtly familiar as Smith attempts to redefine the conventional definition of family.
This show is just the start for this particular project. After opening at the Morgan Lehman Gallery, States of Union will be traveling for the next 4 years to small towns and big cities. Along the way, Smith will be adding more images, accumulating a larger body of portraits. This has been made largely possible by the NYFA.
Check out the opening this evening at Morgan Lehman Gallery from 6-8pm.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there

Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Ordung und Reinlichkeit (Order and Cleanliness), 2003-2009.

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there is an exciting exhibition based on the premise art is not a code that needs breaking. The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents this group show that is a celebration of not knowing and unlearning. Artists included are: Anonymous, Sarah Crowner, Frances Stark, Matt Mullican, Bruno Munari, Giorgio Morandi, Rachel Harrison, Peter Fischli & David Weiss plus many more.

Join in on the" playfulness of being in the dark" that this show so well brings to the participant. If you are not going to be in St. Louis the rest of the year, be aware that this show will be traveling to Lisbon, Detroit, London and Amsterdam after it leaves St. Louis in January 2010.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Katz at Peter Blum Gallery

Alex Katz, Christy 2006

Alex Katz, Vincent 2008

Alex Katz, Sahn 2008

More Katz... and for those in New York, a definite must see at the Peter Blum Gallery!

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Monday, September 7, 2009

"Finished Drawings" by Alex Katz

Alex Katz, Alex 2008

Alex Katz, Kristen 2008

Recently opened at the Peter Blum Gallery in New York, Alex Katz: Drawings features 26 of Katz's "finished drawings". Carter Radcliff describes these drawings as "paintings in black and white". Featured subjects are Katz's wife Ada, friends and family, models and famous figures in the art world. Katz is all about the crop of an image, and to him, "appearance is much more interesting than how I feel about something… The emphasis is on the optical.” Don't miss these works that have not been previously shown in New York. Alex Katz: Drawings will be showing through October 24th.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

IMC Exposition opening this week!

The 3rd IMC (Interactive Multimedia Culture) Exposition invites to New York City some of the world's leading new media artists, designers, and research institutions - those passionate about the urban screens and mobile technologies that are shaping the future of Digital Out-of-Home media.

The 3rd IMC Exposition explores how our relationships to our cities and to each other are being completely transformed by new media. Focusing on cutting-edge interactive billboards, video art, immersive environments, video games, 3D maps, and mobile technology, the exposition will feature media art and innovative technologies, many of which can be controlled by the audience via body movement, voice, and cell phone. All of these works encourage creativity, enhance communication, and increasingly blur the lines between virtual / real.

The IMC Exposition is at The Studio IMC Lab and Gallery (7th Floor, 95 Morton Street, New York), opening on Thursday, September 10th at 6PM and running through Monday, September 14th. More info at

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Etant donnes

Quoted by Jasper Johns as "one of the strangest works of art in any museum", Etant donnes: 1 la chute d'eau, 2 le gaz d'eclairage celebrates it 40th anniversary of it's public unveiling and installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This was a surprise gift to the museum, in accordance with Duchamp's wishes, it joined one of the largest collections of his works. The doors may seem simple enough, but the experience is all too memorable once you "peep" through the two little holes in the center of the door.
In celebration of this anniversary, the museum presents the first exhibition to study the genesis, construction and reception of Duchamp's final masterwork. With over 100 works, Etant donnes pulls together an extraordinary assemblage of related works including books, works on paper and photographs.
For over 20 years Duchamp worked in secrecy on this assemblage, not until after his death was it discovered in his studio. This work is untranslatable via photograph or written word. It is an unforgettable experience that can only be Duchamp. This exhibition will be at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through November 29, 2009.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

The Torment of St. Anthony... catch it before it's gone

Michelangelo's first painting is on display at the Metropolitan Museum through this coming Monday. Definitely a treat to see "a first" of this great master(as so claimed by his biographer). Michelangelo's The Torment of St. Anthony is a copy of a famous engraving by artist Martin Schongauer. The painting has been under much scrutiny due to discoloring varnish and over paints. To accompany this masterpiece is a technical examination and scholarly analysis done by the museums conservators and curators. Take a bit of time this holiday weekend to escape to a place of "firsts" and try and imagine where he was thinking this would take him.

Above, The Torment of Saint Anthony
, ca. 1487–88. Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Lent by The Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Press Release: The Point Suite Art Ball

A Gala to Benefit the Point Suite Art Book

Join New York trendsetters and art lovers at the Studio 450 penthouse on September 24, 2009 for a swank soiree celebrating the upcoming Point Suite Art Book.

As red-carpet-ready guests and socialites soak in the striking Hudson River views, they will dance the night away to the sounds of one of the city's hottest DJs. The fun will continue long after the last glass of champagne has been poured, as guests will be invited to an exclusive after party and receive gift bags filled with luxury items.

The Point Suite Art Book will display works of forty talented emerging artists, and will contain all-original essays discussing the artists, their work, and the current artistic climate.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Robin Baker Leacock's A Passion For Giving
A Film About Kindness, Generosity and Hope

Documentary features Dan Aykroyd, Ross Bleckner, Henry Buhl,
Run DMCs Darryl McDaniels, Alexandre De Lesseps, Gael Greene, John Sykes,
Richard Branson and more

New York, NY (August 19th, 2009) - Filmmaker Robin Baker Leacock's new documentary A Passion For Giving takes a closer look at the importance of giving and its impact both locally and globally. The film is produced and directed by Baker Leacock and filmed by Emmy-award winning director/cinematographer Robert Leacock, whose credits include Madonna's Truth or Dare and Al Pacino's Looking for Richard. The private screening of A Passion For Giving will take place on Thursday September 3rd at the Ross School in East Hampton.

"A Passion For Giving is about the simple gesture of giving," said Baker Leacock. "My hope is that this film will encourage people to act -- whether giving of time or money, helping people, animals or the environment. That is the coolest thing, the most fun thing people can do right now or ever is to help other people."

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Shifiting Time Zones

It's unfortunate that we have to see the doors of Galleria Emi Fontana close for good, but we are given quite a treat with the Milan-based gallery's final exhibition. A solo show by installation artist Liliana Moro, one of the first artists that the gallery represented and exhibited in its first year back in 1992, will bring a final applause to an innovative venue.

Emi Fontana is switching time zones and will be bringing her talent and charm to Los Angeles, next stop, West of Rome. The West of Rome organization is an alternative to standard museum and gallery spaces and explores a span of urban spaces. Each exhibition/installation/event is presented in a venue that speaks to it's needs and depends on the nature of the each artist's project. Keep an eye out for Emi Fontana's innovative activities in the City of Angels.

Above, Olafur Eliasson, To Day, 2005 from Meant To Be Lived In, the inagural show of West of Rome, Inc.

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