Friday, December 31, 2010

"BALENCIAGA: SPANISH MASTER" at New York's Queen Sofia Spanish Institute

New York's QUEEN SOFIA SPANISH INSTITUTE is hosting "Balenciaga: Spanish Master", a retrospective of designs by the late fashion maven, through February 19, 2011. The show features more than 70 garments and accessories by Cristobal Balenciaga whom Christian Dior called "the master of us all". "Balenciaga: Spanish Master" is the work of many of fashion's living legends. It was conceived by Oscar de la Renta, it was curated by Vogue's European Editor-At-Large, Hamish Bowles and set designer Stefan Beckman took the lead on the exhibition design.

A Balenciaga flemenco-inspired evening dress from 1951. Photo by Henry Clarke/Vogue © Condé Nast

Thursday, December 30, 2010

DEAN PROJECT presents Carol Peligian "Sosomuch"

DEAN PROJECT Presents Carol Peligian - Sosomuch
Opening Reception is Thursday January 6th, 6-9pm 
Exhibition is from January 6th through February 12th

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Peter Schlor at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art

Peter Schlor, Ucanca, 2009. Fine Art Pigment Print

March 31 - May 14, 2011
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt - For more information, visit

Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork through February 13, 2011.
Over the past twenty years, New York-based Sculptor Charles LeDray has created a body of work using materials such as cloth, carved human bone and glazed ceramics. This major survey includes work from the 1980s to the present. LeDray's technique of sewing, carving bone, and throwing clay pots find precedents int he traditions of folk art and visionary art. For more information, visit

Charles LeDray, Overcoat, 2004. Fabric, wood, metal, paint, plastic, and thread. Collection of Tom and Alice Tisch, New York. Photograph by Tom Powel. Courtesy of Sperone Westwater. Image Courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art

Monday, December 27, 2010

Take a Peek, New Art on KiptonART

Lynsey Cooke, The Intricacies of Home. 36" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas. Price Available Upon Request

Ezzaldin Shahrori, Green Back Ground. 36" x 51", Oil on Canvas. $2,000

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Felix Gonzalez-Torres on Kawara
December 11, 2010 through January 22, 2010

Andrea Rosen Gallery, 525 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. For more information, visit

Image Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery

We've moved Uptown but not out of your life...

Friday, December 24, 2010

"The Edge" Photographs by Alexander Gronsky

APERTURE is pleased to show the work of Alexander Gronsky, the winner of the 2009 Aperture Portfolio Prize, in his first New York Solo Show. The purpose of the prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography. The Edge is up through Tuesday, January 11, 2011.
Aperture Gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, New York.

Alexander Gronsky image courtesy of Aperture Gallery

Ezra Stoller at Yossi Milo Gallery

YOSSI MILO GALLERY is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by EZRA STOLLER. Opening reception is Thursday, January 6, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at 525 West 25th Street, New York. For more information, visit

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pamela Pecchio "On Longing, Distance and Heavy Metal"

Daniel Cooney Fine Art presents Pamela Pecchio: On Longing, Distance and Heavy Metal
January 6th through February 12th, Opening Reception is Thursday, January 6th from 6-8pm
Daniel Cooney Fine Art is located at 511 West 25th Street, #506. For more information, visit

An Englishman in New York

An Englishman in New York: Photographs by Jason Bell

Inspired by some of the 120,000 English men and women living in New York City, photographer Jason Bell has identified and photographed leading British born figures setting the cultural agenda in New York.
Jason Bell graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1989 but had already decided on a career as a portrait photographer.
This exhibition will be up through April 17, 2011. For more information visit

Jason Bell, Zoe Heller. Courtesy of Jason Bell

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bernard Knaus Fine Art Featuring the work of Ralf Peters

The Ralf Peters exhibition will be on view February 3rd through March 26th at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information visit

Photos: Ralf Peters, Tree #1 and Tree #2, 2010. C-Print, Cherry Wood Frame. Courtesy of Bernhard Knaus Fine Art

MoMA Presents "Global Lens 2011"

GLOBAL LENS 2011, January 13-28, 2011
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters
MoMA in collaboration with the Global Film Initiative, presents Global Lens 2011, the eighth annual touring film exhibition created to encourage film making in countries with developing film communities. The selection of nine programs, each from a different country, includes films developed with seed money from GFI. For more information, visit

Image caption: Ouchis Dgeebi (Street Days). 2010. Georgia. Directed by Levan Koguashvili. With Guga Kotetishvili. Courtesy of Global Film Initiative.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mat Collishaw: Magic Lantern

The V and A Museum in London commissioned artist Mat Collishaw to animate the Museum's architecture with a work of haunting beauty. A monumental zoetrope (the device first designed in 1834 to project a rapid succession of images to stimulate motion) is the result. Magic Lantern transforms the Museum's edifice into a beacon of light, brought to life by fluttering moths visible from duck each evening. The commission is accompanied by a small replica zoetrope which will animate the John Nadejski Garden during the day.
On view through March 27, 2011. For more information, visit

Mat Collishaw, Midnight Icarus, 2010. Courtesy of Mat Collishaw.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Chagall's "America Windows" returns to Chicago Art Institute

Looking for a sanctuary from the cold this winter? Enjoy the return of Chagall's America Windows at The Chicago Institute of Art. The Art Institute welcomes back one of it's most loved treasures in their vast collection. In 1987, America Windows were made forever famous by their appearance in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Following five years of an intensive period of conservation treatment and archival research, America Windows have now returned to view and stand as a centerpiece of the collection. For more information, visit

Marc Chagall. America Windows, 1977. A gift of Marc Chagall, City of Chicago, and the Auxiliary Board, commemorating the American bicentennial in memory of Mayor Richard J. Daley. © 2010 Artists Rights Society , NewYork/ADAGP, Paris.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Spanish Manner at The Frick

The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya through January 9, 2011.
" Spanish draftsman  of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries created works of dazzling beauty and inventiveness. Though often well versed in the traditions of Italy and Flanders, artists on the Iberian Peninsula developed their own signature techniques and departed from academic conventions of representing the human figure." [The Frick]
The Frick is located at 1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, 212-288-0700

Image Above: Francisco de Goya y Lucenintes, Regozijo (Mirth) c. 1816-20, brush and ink with wash and chalk, The Hispanic Society of America, New York.

Take a Peek, New Art on KiptonART

Yu Zhang, Cheer and Good. 64" x 46", $25,000
Martin Tsien, Reincarnation 1 of 8. 15" x 7", Photography. $1,500
There is always something new on Our artists upload new work everyday. Take a peek on our homepage

Saturday, December 18, 2010

We've moved Uptown but not out of your life...

Weekend Art Picks, Courting Controversy

Student Protests in the UK
Meanwhile, across the pond, students are protesting massive cuts in education spending which would result in huge increases in the cost of university. The departments taking the biggest hits is the Arts. In fact, government funding to art schools has been completely cut. I repeat, "institutions that offer only courses relating to arts will receive no money." [Telegraph]  Read more of this Weekend's Art Picks in KiptonART Magazine.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Joseph Conrad-Ferm's work featured in new Lords Hotel

KiptonART Artist Joseph Conrad-Ferm currently has his work  featured in the new Lords Hotel that recently opened on November 21st in South Beach Florida. The photograph shows hotel  owner, Brian Gorman siting in from of Conrad-Ferm's My Valentine. All featured work is available for purchase at

Weekend Art Picks, Courting Controversy

Do not adjust your Internet. It is not the 1980's. But, given the recent controversy at the Smithsonian, one would be forgiven in thinking that the culture wars were back. On November 30th, prodded by the Catholic League, Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) and Eric Cantor (R-VA), demanded that the National Portrait Gallery remove David Wojnarowicz's video, "Fire in My Belly" from a current exhibition. Members of the religious organization found the video's strong sexual imagery and inclusion of Jesus covered in ants to be offensive and a direct affront to Christians during Christmastime. Sadly, the Smithsonian was quick to acquiesce to the demands and the video was removed from the exhibit. Although the Smithsonian is a public institution, this exhibit was privately funded. Read more "Weekend Art Picks, Courting Controversy" in KiptonART Magazine.

David Wojnarowicz, Silence = Death. Courtesy of The Estate of David Wojnarowicz and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York. Photo Andrea Sterzing.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The OPEN CALL is now accepting submissions

3rd Ward is accepting submissions for THE OPEN CALL through tomorrow December 17th, 2010 11:59pm EST. They are offering the ultimate artist experience: 3-month live/work New York City Residency, $5,000 cash grant and access to resources to help the winner create a body of work to present in their own solo exhibit at 3rd Ward. Click here for more information.
They are accepting artistic submissions of all mediums, including sculpture, installations, painting, drawing, photography, design, illustration, film, video, animation, performance and sound. Conceptual proposal are also accepted.

The Curiously Free this Friday, December 17th

The opening of The Curiously Free is taking place this Friday at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery located in Stamford, Connecticut. Featuring work by over a dozen artists, be sure to RSVP at

Artwork by Peter Konsterlie

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Nobody's Property" at Princeton University Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum presents Nobody's Property: Art, Land Space, 2000-2010 Through February 20, 2011

This is the first exhibition to systematically explore an important development in contemporary art: the emergence of a new generation of environmental artists.
For more information, visit

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadinna, Land Mark (Foot Prints), detail 2001-2. 12 digital C-prints. Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

ARCOmadrid celebrates 30 years

ARCOmadrid's 30th Anniversary promises an exciting mix of collectors, galleries, institutions and curators.
February 16th - 20th, 2011  For more information visit

Celebrating it's 30th Anniversary, ARCOmadrid is the year's opening event for players in the contemporary art world. Galleries, collectors, institutions, curators and other experts will be traveling to Madrid from around the world for an event lending a major focus to Latin America, Russia and young emerging galleries from Europe.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Intimate Immensity" at DEAN PROJECT

DEAN PROJECT presents Yigal Ozeri curates Intimate Immensity Group Exhibition December 11th through December 31st
Dean Project is located at 511 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001. For more information contact

Monday, December 13, 2010

John Baldessari: Pure Beauty

John Baldessari: Pure Beauty at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 9th, 2011

This is the first major U.S. exhibition in twenty years to survey the work of the legendary American artist John Baldessari, widely renowned as a pioneer of conceptual art. For more information visit

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, New York

This first retrospective in the United States of a great American painter, sculptor and pioneer in the creation of environments and installations, Paul Thek,  seeks to bring his work to a wider audience by including many pieces never before seen in the U.S.
Read KiptonART's Weekend Art Picks

Paul Thek, Untitled (Hand with Ring) 1967. Wood, plaster, paint and metal, 7 5/6 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Travels at Soho Photo Gallery
Photographer Rick Sammon displays a series of photos documenting his travels to places like Cuba. The artist states, "I travel to take pictures and I take pictures to travel. My camera has opened doors for me in more than 100 countries - allowing me to picture strangers in strange lands and sites and scenes that are foreign to most people.
Read this Week's Art Picks in KiptonART Magazine.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Evoquer at Wendt Gallery

In this exhibition artist Casey Baugh focuses on the iconic image of the "fashion model". In a departure from a previous style of using classic, soft imagery, Baugh chooses to create portraits with a harder, more modern image. Instead of using the "girl next door", the artist chose professional models in carefully planned photo shoots, experimenting with different lighting schemes and poses. Read this Weekend's Art Picks in KiptonART Magazine

Thursday, December 9, 2010

511 Holiday Focus on Photography

First Annual 511 Holiday Focus on Photography this Saturday, December 11, 2-6pm. Enjoy a day of art, exploration and gallery talks hosted by the photography galleries of 511 West 25th Street. Participating dealers will be available to discuss the joys of giving photographs for the holidays!

James Kennedy Featured at No L Open House

Get in the holiday spirit with the No L Open House this Friday, December 10th, featuring work by KiptonART Rising Winner James Kennedy. For more information, visit

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

S.O.S/State of Security, New York Premier

Last Thursday, December 2nd, MoMA's Celeste Bartos Theater hosted the New York Premier of Diamond Lane Film's S.O.S/State of the Security. This documentary by Academy Award-Nominated director Michele Ohayon investigates the failures of the U.S. National Security prior to and since 9/11. Read more about the premiere in KiptonART Magazine

Come Celebrate the Holidays with KiptonART

'Tis the Season to enjoy great art and good friends. Come toast KiptonART's move to the Upper East Side before we close the 75 Wall Street Space.
Monday, December 13, 2010    6:30-10:00pm
KiptonART Gallery   75 Wall Street
Also, don't miss Starbucks coffee on us!
December 1 - December 13 (Monday-Friday) from 3-5pm

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Light the Night" tonight in the Financial District

Join KiptonART and over a dozen downtown businesses as we celebrate the holiday season with food, wine, spirits, great discounts and great art. The KiptonART Gallery will be staying open late this evening until 8pm. Come by and enjoy the current exhibition featuring work by our 2011 KiptonART Rising Finalists and Winners. They best part is we are offering a 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT on all work purchased in the month of December. We look forward to seeing this evening! For more information, visit

Monday, December 6, 2010

"Shadow" new video work by Slater Bradley in collaboration with Ed Lachman

Shadow is a new video by Slater Bradley in collaboration with Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Ed Lachman. the primary inspiration for this new video work is the unfinished Hollywood Film Dark Blood (1993), which was never completed due to the untimely death of it's star, River Phoenix. Shadow represents a type of prologue to the original film. For more information, visit the Whitney Museum of Art. This video will be on view through January 23rd, 2011.

Slater Bradley and Ed Lachman, Production Still from Shadow, 2010, High-definition video, color, five-channel surround sound. Collection of the artists, Image Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of Art.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, Miami


Lowe Art Museum Brunch- Art Basel Miami

The museum's director Brian Dursum hosts an art lecture which includes the viewing of their temporary exhibits The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art Works on Paper and Usable Art: African Aesthetics in Daily Life from the UM Lowe Art Museum. Read more of our Miami Art Picks in KiptonART Magazine.

Andrew Kreps, New York, Andrea Bowers, Educate, Agitate, Organize, 2010, Courtesy MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, Miami


Art Conversations: Latin America, The Collector as Catalyst - Art Basel Miami
Agustin Coppel, Ella Fontanais-Cisneros, and Rodrigo Moura explore the Latin American Art Scene and the role private collectors have over public institutions in shaping the discussion of contemporary art.

Lecture Series - Art Miami
Throughout the day lectures by Lino Tagliapietra, David Cassera, and Asher Edelman discuss work, collecting "primitive art," and the State of the Market respectively.

Read more of today's Weekend Art Picks for Miami in KiptonART Magazine

Atmosphere, 2009 Oceanfront, Courtesy MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.

Friday, December 3, 2010

KiptonART Guide to the Miami Art Fairs

All eyes in the Art World are on Miami as hundreds of galleries, artists, collectors, curators and enthusiasts converge on South Beach for Art Fairs until Sunday, December 5th. The centerpiece of this week's events is Art Basel Miami Beach, the sister fair of the all-important European event Art Basel in Switzerland. Other important art fairs spread across the city include the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Art Fair, Art Miami, and Design Miami. For those of you lucky enough to escape the gloomy rain in New York, inches of snow in London, or the inferior weather of other cities for the sun and sand of South Beach. Enjoy the KiptonART Guide to the Miami Art Fairs in KiptonART Magazine

Jorge Mendez  Blake, There is no Easy Way From the Earth to the Stars, 2010, OMR, Mexico, Meessen De Clercq Bruxelles; Courtesy MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.

Weekend Art Picks, Miami


Art Conversations: Public/Private, Museums In The Digital Age - Art Basel Miami
Peter Reed of MoMA, Lauren Cornell of the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Maxwell L. Anderson for the Indianapolis Museum of Art discuss how museums can use digital media and stay relevant in the digital age.

Design Talk: Heritage and Identity - Design Miami 
W Magazine Editor-In-Chief Stefano Tonchi moderatues a panel with Creative Director of Yves Saint-Laurent Pilati, celebrated architect David Adjaye, and New York Director of Gagosian Gallery, Louise Neri discuss how their personal histories, nostalgia, and romanticism influence their work.
Read more of today's Art Picks for the Miami Art Fairs in KiptonART Magazine

Image: Atmosphere, 2009 Art Basel Conversations, Courtesy MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Celebrate the Holidays with KiptonART

Reach Miami

Reach presented by artennae global art consulting, is a group exhibition of mixed media visual artists created to foster creative connectivity and provide a place for creative's working in diverse mediums to showcase their unique point-of-views.
Featured artists include Sue Bishop, Barron Claiborne, [dNASAb], Amy M Kupferberg, Mckay Otto, Susan Plum, Rhett Ryan, Benari Stewart, Aron Williams, Troy Woods and Jordan Michael Zuniga.

Reach assembles in Miami from December 1-5, 7-10pm. Surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, Reach  is taking place at Wynwood Lofts Art Complex located at 250 NW 23rd St., Space #203, Miami, FL 33137. RSVP: For more information visit

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fidi Association presents "Light The Night" in The Financial District

We look forward to seeing all of our friends and patrons at the FIDI Association event next Tuesday, December 7th. Over a dozen downtown businesses are staying open late and offering many things to celebrate. Enjoy a chocolate tasting at La Maison Du Chocolat, Bellinis and Hors D'oeurves from Cipriani Wall Street at the Tiffany & Co., mini treatments and facials at The Spa Andaz Wall Street, a chance to win lunch with KiptonART Founder Kipton Cronkite, plus much more. All participating businesses are located in the Financial District. For more information, visit KiptonART Events

1500 Gallery presents Claudio Edinger

Starting today, December 1st, 1500 Gallery will be exhibiting the most recently completed body of work by renowned Brazilian photographer Claudio Edinger. Sao Paulo Ambiguous shares color photographs of Edinger's hometown of Sao Paulo which are shot on large format film with a Sinar 4 x 5 camera, using the technique of selective focus.

Sao Paulo Ambiguous will be on view through March 26, 2011. The opening reception is tonight from 6-8pm. 1500 Gallery is located in New York City at 511 West 25th Street #607. For more information, visit the 1500 Gallery website.