Saturday, July 31, 2010

Weekend Art Pick, Last Chance to See "Fine Future Perfect"

Today is your last chance to come down to KiptonART's Access Space at 75 Wall street to view the current group show "Fine Future Perfect", curated by Stephen Frailey.  The show consists of work by mostly photographers provided glimpses into the future of art.  On August 5th, KiptonART will open to the public its new exhibition, "My Secret Garden."  The gallery will be open today from Noon-4pm.

Images in the current exhibition: Richard Williamson, The Cabinet, 11" x 14", C-print, $700; Reed + Rader, Jupiter Mission, Mixed Media/Installation, Price Available Upon Request

A Night to Make Your Soul Pop!

Next Wednesday, August 4th, Soul Pop University presents "A Night to Make Your Soul Pop", a cocktail reception and fundraiser to support the empowerment of creative youth across the globe. Hosted at 75 Wall Street in conjunction with KiptonART, featuring our exclusive preview of the new exhibition,  "My Secret Garden".
Find out more about "My Secret Garden"
Learn more about "A Night to Make Your Soul Pop"

Friday, July 30, 2010


Artists, there is only 1 day left to register to be considered for KiptonART Rising 2011! The six artists to receive the honor will be awarded a vast amount of privileges. This past year all six Rising Winners sold work through KiptonART, while accomplishing many other notable achievements.

Click here to learn what the KiptonART Rising Program can do for your career as an artist!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Vote for KiptonART Artist Janet Rutkowski

KiptonART Artist Janet Rutkowski is currently taking part in a competition that could win her $5,000. This Brooklyn based competition awards her not only the stipend but a chance to be featured in a gallery exhibition with the organization. Be sure to support Janet by going to and vote for her work! Rutkowski's work was recently featured at the KiptonART Access Space at 75 Wall Street, New York.

See more of Janet's work at
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Janet Rutkowski, Rift, 16"x14", Sculpture

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Haus Interior Celebrates Their One Year Anniversary

Haus Interior, an interior boutique in Nolita, celebrated its one year anniversary this past Thursday, July 22nd.
The evening was hosted by Nina Freudenberger, Annie Churchill, Will Heath, Luigi Tadini, Lauren Goodman, Bettina Prentice and Antonia Thompson.
Guests included Vogue's Valerie Boster, socialite Annabel Vartanian, Real Housewives of New York City cast member Alex McCord, hotelier Sean McPherson, Sarah Basile, Fashion Designer Timo Weiland.
Hause Interiors is a collaborative team of young designers based in New York City. With a shared creative vision, interdisciplinary approach and experience, they work with clients on various scales from private residences to their custom furniture line.

Above, Left; Serena Merriman and Nina Freudenberger, Right; Serena Merriman, Darrel Hartman and Anastasia Rogers

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

KiptonART Rising 2010 Testimonial, Avery McCarthy

 Avery McCarthy, There Are No Stars Here VI,  40"x 40",  Photography, $2800
 Avery McCarthy, There Are No Stars Here X, 40"x 40", Photography, $2800

What has being a KiptonART Rising Artist meant for your career?
I sold my first work through KiptonART to violinist Joshua Bell, and subsequently to various other collectors.  The sales has allowed me to purchase equipment and set aside time that I am currently using to create more work. Read  Avery McCarthy's Testimonial
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Vanessa Noel Presents PASSAGES, a KiptonART Exhibition at The Seven Seas Gallery

 Check out images of the PASSAGES exhibition at Vanessa Noel's Seven Seas Gallery in Nantucket, curated by KiptonART.  Works by KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner Julie Combal, Marc Dimov, Zac Gross, William T Hillman, James Kennedy, KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner Avery McCarthy, Jonathan Pozniak, Paul Seftel and Jim Sperber are hanging inside the traditional space.
Atmosphere entering the gallery
 Jim Sperber, Under the Boat, 24"x24", Mixed Media, $3,450
Orange Machine, 24"x24", Mixed Media,  $3,450
Blueberry Fields, 24"x24", Mixed Media, $3,450

Sunday, July 25, 2010

KiptonART Rising 2010 Testimonial, Julie Combal

Artist Julie Combal spoke with our team about her past year experiences as a KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner.  Congratulations Julie, it has been wonderful watching your career blossom!

What has been your best experience with KiptonART?
My best experiences have been; expanding my collectors and developing relationships with the KiptonART staff and artists.

What one word describes your KiptonART experience?

Read more from Julie Combal in KiptonART Magazine

Above, Julie Combal, Carry Me Through The Waves, 12"x12", Oil on Canvas, $1,000

Silvia Casilli: New Art on KiptonART

Silvia Casilli, The Enchanted Mountain 1/9, 8"x8", Oil on Wood, $581

Silvia Casilli, Memory of a Dance, 32"x16", Oil on Canvas, $1680

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Introducing Andaz Wall Street's new Farmers Market

Lower Manhattan is going green more than ever before-- green vegetables, that is. There are now eight farmers markets in the square mike below Chambers Street, including the recently opened Andaz Wall Street Farmers Market-- the first run by a hotel in New York City--and the World Financial Center Greenmarket in Battery Park Park City.
Andaz Wall Street Farmers Market, 75 Wall Street (between Water and Pearl Streets) is open Saturdays, 8am until 3pm, July through November. The Andaz Wall Street Farmers Market is run by acclaimed Chef Maximo Lopez May, who will also offer monthly cooking classes using ingredients from the market. For more information visit

KiptonART Approved!
Above, Shoppers enjoy Fulton Stall Market at South Street Seaport.

Weekend Art Picks, San Francisco

Now, It's About What You Can't See - Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, California

How's this for different... Four female artists will join together for Now, It's About What You Can't See, an exhibition examining absence through different art forms. Photographs found from various estate sales inspired Mara Baldwin to create a drawing with a haunting representation of a longing for the American dream. She used space to form a ghost, symbolizing lost opportunity.

Read more Weekend Art Picks for San Francisco in KiptonART Magazine.

Chechu Alava, Jeune Fille (2009)
Photo Courtesy of Triple Base Gallery

Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, San Francisco

Machination - 5 Claude Gallery, San Francisco, California             
A futuristic robot with a smooth, silver body stands on top of an amp box, wearing a wooden barrel similar to ones people used while doing "barrel stunts" at Niagara Falls. The paradox of the new age metal sculpture and old wooden barrel leads to questioning definition of art in Machination, an exhibition at 5 Claude Gallery. The show is made up of distinctive kinetic sculptures crafted from every day waste products. The emphasis of the works is to illustrate the changing meaning of art...

Click here to read this Weekend's Art Picks in KiptonART Magazine
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Photo courtesy of 5 Claude Lane Gallery: Jeremy Mayer, Bust IV; Photo courtesy of Triple Base Gallery

Holy Frick!

In honor of The Frick Collection's 75th Anniversary, KiptonART explores the halls of the Upper East Side establishment and the history of its famous artworks.

Stark white walls in overbearing rooms built for hoards of daily visitors challenge outsiders to feel welcome in a typical museum. However, The Frick Collection, unlike the other galleries stationed on Museum Mile, has managed to remain more Home-y than institutionalized. Perhaps because this is not a typical museum. Though more lavish than a dwelling of ones own, The Frick invites all to explore its mansion as a guest rather than a visitor. True the fine antique furnishings are roped off, not allowing those gazing in awe to rest their impressed minds. And true, unlike yours at home, the Frick's own living room houses old masters, Japanese porcelain statues and, most notably, a 1480 painting by Giovanni Bellini. The painting, St. Francis in the Desert (1480), is considered one of the best-preserved early renaissance paintings in the Western Hemisphere. The image shows St. Francis in rapture while receiving the stigmata, a powerful message.
Read more of Holy Frick! in KiptonART Magazine

Above, Giovanni Bellini, St. Francis in the Desert, oil and tempera on poplar panel
Image Courtesy of The Frick Collection

Thursday, July 22, 2010

KiptonART Featured Gallery: Hamburg Kennedy, Southampton

Name of Gallery: HKP Hamburg Kennedy Photographs and Gallery
Owner: Marla Hamburg Kennedy
Specialty: Contemporary Art + Photography
How would you describe the work your gallery specializes in?
Both blue chip and emerging contemporary artists and 20th Century photography; we do not represent artists per se. We have a very extensive inventory and a collection that is available for sale but we act as art advisers to clients and find works outside of our collection that best suits their needs, tastes, and budget. We do not have any agenda other than to find the best [works] at the best [price] for our clients.

Read more of HKP's interview in KiptonART Magazine
KiptonART Approved!

Above, recently acquired photograph at the Hamburg Kennedy Gallery, Hiroshi Sugimoto, under $500

Keren Moscovitch, Art Coach

KiptonART would like to recognize a wonderful service that newly joined curatorial board member Keren Moscovitch provides for artists who are looking to take their creative process to a deeper level. Moscovitch a graduate from the School of Visual Arts, was first introduced to KiptonART in 2005 when founder Kipton Cronkite selected her to be in the website's inaugural exhibition at The W Hotel in Times Square. Since that time, Moscovitch has remained a supporter of KiptonART, selling work and gaining exposure.
Read more about Keren Moscovitch in KiptonART Magazine!

KiptonART Approved!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Settlement Reached Over Nazi Stolen Schiele

After 12 years, one of the art world's longest possession disputes is coming to an end.  The disagreement was Egon Schiele's Portrait of Wally (1912), a painting stolen in the midst of World War II.  A settlement of $19 million has been reached...

Read full article in our Online Magazine
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Courtesy of AP: Egon Schiele, Portrait of Wally

Cohen Design Centers To Host KiptonART Rising Finalists

Cohen Design Centers are supporting up and coming artistic talent by hosting KiptonART. There will be 20 Finalists from the KiptonART Rising 2011 Program that will make their debut in New York on October 5, 2010 at Andrew Martin Ltd. in the ground floor of the D and D Building. The exhibition gives each of the 6 Winners chosen a chance to embark on a traveling tour to Cohen Design Centers in Miami (January 2011), Los Angeles (March 2011) and Houston (April 2011). In an effort by Cohen Design Center to help support the most sought out emerging artists, the collaboration is exclusive through KiptonART's online artist registry and platform.
Entries for KiptonART Rising 2011 are open until July 31st and registration details are available here.

Read more about this exciting opportunity with KiptonART.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Message From Our Founder

KiptonART is in the business of ART. We have vast knowledge, experience and for the arts and creative endeavors.
Since 2005, has grown into a go-to global resource for artists, collectors and taste makers with an eye for art, aesthetics and style. KiptonART is now a village and resource where emerging artists and collectors can gather to exchange ideas helping support artists one by one. We're proud to deliver daily content from all spectrums of the art world via our Blog and Online Magazine. Read more from Kipton Cronkite in the Online Magazine.

Meet Maura Gaughan

Meet KiptonART Magazine's newest contributor, Maura Gaughan.

Maura Gaughan is a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. The prestigious journalism program drew Maura out of her small, suburban town located outside of Philadelphia to the desert and she has since fallen in love with the Southwest. With a passion for learning, Maura has joined KiptonART to apply her love of writing and videography to the vast world of art and philanthropy.
Check out Maura's KiptonART Contributions.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

KiptonART Featured Artist Interview: Jim Sperber

Who/what is your biggest influence or inspiration right now?
When it comes to my current work, the biggest influence is Jackson Pollock, but perhaps not in the way one might think. Poor Pollock, he happened upon a new way to paint and he has been given great accolades in the annuls of art history for it. There is looseness in this method of painting, which I admire and a control to it's layering of color and balance, however it remains, for me, slightly simplistic, a bit too loose. During his career this "drip" method came to be what he was known for and is identified with, however his work was not always this way, having spent many years working with brushes in a more controlled style. Yet once "he cracked the egg" this was all the art community was interested in and demanded of him. Read more of Jim Sperber's interview on

If you're in Nantucket this summer, be sure to check out Jim Sperber's work  in Passages, now up at the Seven Seas Gallery.

Jim Sperber, Bay Shore Breeze, 36"x36", Mixed Media

Guy Bourdin hits the books

Book publisher Steidl is set to release "In Between" next month, the highly anticipated Guy Bourdin tribute including over 200 of his images. This monograph reassembles many of Bourdin's original editorial layouts as they were published in French Vogue, British Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, spanning his fashion photography work from the 1950's to the 1980's.  KiptonART Approved!

Above Image Courtesy of

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Serge Strosberg at Galerie Xavier Nicolas Paris

KiptonART Artist Serge Strosberg is currently showing in a group show, "Cabinet de Curiosites" at Galerie Xavier Nicolas in Paris.

Artists included: Nicolas Berniere, Nathalie Miquel, Michel Portier, Arnaud Cohen, Olivier de Coux, Edline, Paul Reimert, Zaric, Fenel et Arno, Parsy-Debons.

Galerie Xavier Nicolas is located at 12, Rue des Coutures Saint Gervais, Paris behind the Picasso Museum.

Check out Serge Strosberg's Portfolio.
KiptonART Approved!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Art on KiptonART

Elisabeth Danielle, Crossing the Street, 24"x20", Photography

Debra Frieden, Rasta 02, 14"x11", Photography

There has been an abundance of new art uploaded to the KiptonART website the past several weeks. Be sure to keep checking back to see what's "new" with your favorite KiptonART Artists.

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KiptonART's own Emily Korman is currently showing at the Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton Group Show, running through August 15, 2010. Below is an atmospheric shot of the gallery.

Artists included: Christopher Astley, Chick Bills, Dianne Blell, Phillip Estlund, Noah Becker, Pia Dehne, Jameson Ellis, Kimberley Hart, Bob Wade, Alexis Rockman, Marc Swanson, Guerra De La Paz, Tracey Baran, Sebastian Errazuriz, Alinka Echeverria, Robert S Neuman, Steven and William, Richard Pasquarelli, Holton Rower, Scott Hunt, Margaret Evangeline, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nono Bandera, Alice Hope, Walton Ford, Robert Beck, Skylar Fein, Charles Parness

Above, artwork by: Steven and William, Emily Korman, Richard Pasquarelli, Holton Rower

Friday, July 16, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, New York

NYC Graffiti at Benrimon Contemporary Gallery

It is a modern argument: Is graffiti vandalism or art?  NYC Graffiti is a new exhibition that invites everyone to make that decision for him or herself.  The gallery is interactive, allowing visitors to "tag" an old subway door and go through the process of a graffiti artist at work...
Click here to read the full Weekend Art Picks in out Online Magazine
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Martha Cooper, Art vs. Transit, South Bronx1982, Digital C Print, 21 5/8 x 33 1/8 inches

Paul Seftel at Art Santa Fe

Paul Seftel, Manhattan Project, 24"x36", Serigraph, $1950
Paul Seftel, Stampede, 27"x32", Serigraph

KiptonART Artist Paul Seftel will be showing at the Art Santa Fe Art Fair with Volume Black this weekend. For more information: KiptonART Approved!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Performance and the Male Nude No.6

Daniel Cooney Fine Art presents Jessica Yatrofsky's Performance and the Male Nude No. 6 Tonight, July 15th at 7pm. 511 West 25th Street, #506, New York, NY 10001
KiptonART Approved!

Back to New York at HP Garcia Gallery

KiptonART Artist Stephen Fowlkes is currently part of a group show at the HP Garcia Gallery located in Midtown New York. Mix up your lunch hour with a gallery retreat.

You can also view Stephan Fowlkes work at the KiptonART Access Space at 75 Wall Street.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Artist Jade Doskow reflects on being a KiptonART Rising Winner

KiptonART interviewed artist  Jade Doskow about her experience winning KiptonART Rising 2009.
Sign up as a paid registered artist by July 31 to be considered for KiptonART Rising 2011

What has been your best experience with KiptonART?
I've enjoyed the shows I have had work in around New York and the different publicity opportunities; all have been very helpful for me overall career.

Click here to read the Interview in KiptonART Magazine.
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Jade Doskow, Paris 1889 World's Fair, 30" x 36"

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

KiptonART Artist Ula Einstein showing at Heidi Cho Gallery

KiptonART Artist Ula Einstein's current exhibition, As You Like It (Part II) is now up at the Heidi Cho Gallery in Chelsea NYC though August 15th.
Einstein has installed the second chapter of PULSE - Uncertainty and Change along with works on paper.

Check out Ula Einstein's KiptonART Portfolio.
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Ula Einstein, Pulse - detail mixed media traces of past works and future uncertain works.

NOT A GALLERY celebrates at The Bulls Head Barn

At the beginning of this month, NOTAGALLERY.COM, held an opening party for its pop-up summer home at The Bulls Head Barn in Bridgehampton. over 100 young Hamptons socials attended the event, sipping on a selection of local wines from the Wolffer Estate and listening to the upbeat retro remixes by BAKER. This unique space, located just off of Main Street in Bridgehampton, is open to the public all summer through September 12th, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6pm.

KiptonART Approved!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Baring It All For Art

First thing first: I am not an exhibitionist. Okay, sure, I like to display my cleavage. But I've never flashed my boobs a la Girls Gone Wild, or competed in a wet t-shirt contest, or displayed my birthday suit at a nude beach. I'm from Iowa for crying out loud. Certain ex-lovers of mine probably wouldn't even be able to pick my naked body out of a lineup. And yet, at 6:00a.m. on June 22, 2009, I found myself standing buck-ass naked on a freezing beach in Montauk with 300 other naked people. And it didn't feel weird at all. In fact, it was freaking awesome. Here's how it happened...
Read more about Elizabeth Kuster's experience in KiptonART Magazine.
 KiptonART Approved!

Image courtesy of ArtNet: Spencer Tunick, Montauk 1, C-Print, Represented by Salomon Contemporary

Sunday, July 11, 2010

World Cup Inspired Art

For the second time in history, the World Cup commissioned a licensed art project. The collection is called The Official Art Poster Edition, featuring artists' interpretation of the tournament. German marketing agency, Brands United, produced the work and hundreds of international artists submitted their work, with only 17 selected for the campaign. Of the artists selected, eight are South African natives. Among the international list are acclaimed artists Romero Britto, William Kentridge and Zhong Biao...

Read the entire article in KiptonART Magazine
KiptonART Approved!

Above, Isolde Krams Red Elephant

Overview of Art Sales: June 2010

Bon Duke, Proenza Schouler, 20"x24", C-print

Julie Combal, Bergy Belt, 48"x36", Oil on Canvas

Avery McCarthy, There are No Stars Here XVIII, 40"x40", C-print

Saturday, July 10, 2010

KiptonART Featured Artist Interview: Andrew Matusik

Check out KiptonART's interview with Featured Artist, Andrew Matusik, a newly registered KiptonART photographer.

Who is your biggest influence or inspiration right now?
Cindy Sherman

What is the first thing that comes to mind after an opening?
My life is a  never ending check list. After a show... I am moving on to the next project.

Read the entire interview in KiptonART Magazine.
KiptonART Approved!

Andrew Matusik, Radiance in F-Sharp Minor, Photography, 46"x36", $5,500

Friday, July 9, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, American Art Fairs

July 9 - 11

This weekend ArtHamptons will be showcasing 7,00 works of art worth $300 million from 95 galleries found worldwide.  Already on its third year, the international fine art fair is quickly securing its rightful place as one of the top new art events in the country.  No surprise there as the area has hosted studios for a number of famous 20th century talents such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning...

Read more in our Online Magazine
KiptonART Approved!

Whitney Member Saturday Night

Member Saturday Night
July 10, 6:30-8:30pm
7pm Private Performance with Min Xiao Fen
7:45pm Tour of Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield

Explore their current exhibitions away from the daytime crowds and enjoy a glass of wine at the cash bar. Pipa player Min Xiao Fen will interpret Christian Marclay's score Shuffle beginning at 7pm on the fourth floor gallery. Following the performance, a Whitmey Teaching Fellow will head you through the beautiful landscapes of painter Charles Burchfield in the third floor gallery.

Charles Burchfield, The Song of the Katydids on an August Morning, 1917. Watercolor, gouache, graphite, colored chalks, and pastel on off-white wove paper, 18 x 21 3/4 in. Karen  and Kevin Kennedy Collection.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Possible Velazquez Found at Yale

Yale University stands in the upper echelon of academia with recent news buzzing that the institution is housing more than scholars.  An oil painting found in storage at the University's Art Gallery has amassed speculation that an early Diego Valazquez masterpiece has been sitting undiscovered for decades...

Read more in our Online Magazine
KiptonART Approved!

Image courtesy of The Los Angeles Times; The Education of the Virgin, Yale University

A Tangled Mess at The Met

A cocktail on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the perennial must-do of summer in the city. Yearly, new sculptures are installed and exhibited from April to October. Highlights of past displays include a grouping of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Brueggen works, some very brash Jeff Koons, and a few soaring Frank Stellas. The sculptures are a wonderful addition, but the majority of people truly go for the booze and the view. So when the artwork is not only heinous, blocking the Central Park view and amking the line to the bar an even tighter crush than usual, the must-do becomes a don't-do.
Read A Tangled Mess at the Met in KiptonART Magazine.
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

KiptonART For Sale: "Blueberry Field (detail)" by Jim Sperber

Jim Sperber, Blueberry Field (detail), 24"x24", Mixed Media, $3450

Jim Sperber is one of the KiptonART Artists featured in the upcoming exhibition, "Passages" opening at the Seven Seas Gallery in Nantucket this Saturday, July 10th.