Monday, February 28, 2011

KiptonART Launches the Interior Design Studio!

KiptonART has officially launched the highly anticipated Interior Design Studio. This new feature created for gives interior designers the ability to add art into unique, customized client portfolios that can be shared quickly via email. Each client portfolio with the Interior Design Studio is archived into an easy to navigate system providing access to over 8,700 images and 1,550 registered artists worldwide. This interactive tool is a cutting edge system that gives design professionals an opportunity to sort art based on price, medium, theme and fit into overall budget requirements. For more information, visit

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Artist Project New York starting March 17th!

Rachel Kearns, Out of Darkness
Deborah Lader, On Thin Ice
Serge Strosberg, Queen of the Jungle

The Artist Project New York is a fine art exhibition of work by over 150 unrepresented international artists, where mediums range from painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture. This four day event begins March 17th at Pier 92 in New York. Produced by MMPI, The Artist Project New York presents a rare opportunity to view and purchased a juried selection of work by emerging and established talent. For more information, visit

Saturday, February 26, 2011

KiptonART Spring Has Sprung! Exhibition

Please join KiptonART and Cirkers Fine Art Storage for a delicious combination of great art and great food in a great space.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH  9:30am-12noon
Cirkers Fine Art Storage   444 W. 55th Street (between 9th and 10th)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Shay Kun at VOLTA NY

Congratulations to KiptonART Artist Shay Kun who will be featured at VOLTA NY representing the Le Montagne Gallery as their featured artist. This solo exhibition will be in booth F1 on the 11th Floor, 7W - 7 West 34th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue). The exhibition will run from Thursday March 3rd through Sunday March 6th. For more information visit

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lu Magnus Gallery, An Evening of Fashion

Agathe de Bailliencourt, Je m'en fous 6, 2009. Acrylic, pastel and pencil on canvas, 60" x 100"

THE LU MAGNUS GALLERY is hosting a series of evenings/happenings in collaboration with the Brooklyn-based Etta Place. This Saturday from 7 until 9pm An Evening of Fashion will be showcasing the work of 5 emerging designers and their models. Participating designers include Afterlife, R+R, The Sway, Upashe and Stephen Zerbe. For more information, visit
The Lu Magnus Gallery is located at 55 Hester Street, New York, New York 10002

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Powders, A Phial, and A Paper Book

Powders, a Phial, and a Paper Book opens March 3rd, 6-8pm
Marlborough Chelsea, 545 West 25th Street, New York, New York

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

David Zwirner Gallery proudly presents the first New York exhibition of fashion photography by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. the exhibit is made up of photographs selected from eleven editorial projects the artist did for W Magazine from 1997 to 2003. During the time he was working with then W Magazine Creative Director, Dennis Freeman, diCorcia traveled to places like Cairo, Paris, Bangkok, Hanvana, Sao Paulo and New York for his carefully stage photo shoots. Read more...

Philip-Lorca diCorcia, W, November 2003, #12, 2003. Archival Print pigment print, Framed: 39 x 49 inches, Edition of 15. DICPH1480. Image Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

Friday, February 18, 2011

CLOSING THIS WEEKEND: Sigmar Polke at McCaffrey Fine Art

Sigmar Polke, Roter Fisch, 1992. Courtesy of McCaffrey Fine Art
Sigmar Polke, who died last June, has a posthumous show at McCaffrey Fine Art on the Upper East Side. The show is called "Checklist", and consists of drawings, photos, and mixed-media paintings. The show is tiny (8 works total), but provides a concise survey of the artist's talent. Read more in KiptonART Magazine.

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time

Edward Hopper serves as the focal point in this exhibit that traces that history of realism in American Art from 1900 to 1940. The Whitney Museum seeks to put Hopper in the context of his contemporaries who were exploring styles similar to his iconic realist works. This exhibit shows the tie between Hopper's urban scenes and the New York spirit of the Aschan School, the simple abstraction of the Precisionists, the nationalism of American Scene painters, and others in over 80 works.

Edward Hopper, New York Interior, ca. 1921. Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1200. Copyright Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Robert E. Mates.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Serge Strosberg featured in The Artist Project New York

KiptonART Artist Serge Strosberg will be participating in the upcoming art fair The Artist Project New York. Strosberg will be showing recent work at booth 400, pier 92 March 17th - 20th.
The Artist Project New York is a new Art Fair to New York with over 150 participating international artists. The Artist Project will be located at Pier 92/55 Street at West Side Highway, New York City. View Serge Strosberg's KiptonART Portfolio

Monday, February 14, 2011

KiptonART Featured Artist Interview with Monika Sziladi

Interview with Artist Monika Sziladi

At what age did you know you were an artist? What was the first work of art you created?
Eight, perhaps. My first draft of an omelet. Poured two eggs into what must have been at least half a bottle of hot oil.
As a KiptonART Rising Winner, what do you hope will happen for you this year?
What everyone else does, I suppose; opportunity in whatever comes from it... Thank you for the shows that have happened thus far.
Read more in KiptonART Magazine.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York


Pop Culture and Religion collide in Francesco Vezzoli's contemporary remixes of  fifteenth- and sixteenth- century Madonna-and-child paintings. In this exploration of a recurring theme Gagosian Gallery is dimmed in solemnity and transformed into a Renaissance Chapel. A tromp l'oeil stained glass portrait beckons you to the alter, but on closer inspection, you realize Jesus' face has been photo-shopped with a stranger's visage. Read more...

Francesco Vezzoli, Crying Portrait of Naomi Campbell as a Renaissance Madonna With Holy Child (After Cima da Conegliano), 2010. Inkjet print on canvas, cotton and metallic embroidery, fabric, custom jewelry, watercolor, make-up and artist's frame. Image Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection

As a gift, noted philanthropist and collector Emily Fisher Landau pledged over 300 works of art to The Whitney Museum, including those from The Fisher Landau Center of Art. In this exhibit, the museum displays the work acquired through this gesture and showcases the talent of some of the greatest modern and contemporary artists exploring issues tackled in art since the 1960s. Read more...

Ed Ruscha, Give Him Anything and He'll Sign It, 1965. Oil on canvas, 57 1/2" x 55 1/4". Promised gift of Emily Fisher Landau. Copyright Ed Ruscha. Image courtesy of The Whitney Museum of Art.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Museum as Hub: The Accords

This exhibit at the New Museum is a multi part experiment exploring curatorial practices and international collaboration. The fifth floor of the museum is conceptually linked with "Museum as Hub" partners in Cairo, Eindhoven, Mexico City, and Seoul. Starting with the prompt (and title of the exhibition), "An accord is first and foremost only a proposition" artists Yael Bartana, Dora Garcia, Waeil Shawky, and Carey Young create works that riff on legal language through proposals, manifestos, agreements and declarations. Read more...

Wael Shawky, Telematch Sadat (still), 2007. Video. TRT: 14 Minutes. Courtesy of the artist. Image Courtesy of The New Museum.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

KIPTONART ART TALK with Interiors Designer Caroline Cummings-Rafferty

Who are your favorite KiptonART artists? Why?
I love a lot of the work on Right now I am intrigued by artists who are creatively pushing digital boundaries while somewhat adhering to the rules of classical composition. I admire the way Ysabel LeMay's works resemble those of tradition still-lifes. In fact, she composes them in a similar way through her process of compiling objects (in her case, elements of many photos) digitally to create such a dynamic visual composition. I am also crazy for her use of vibrant colors. Read more...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

You Before All

Daniel Cooney Fine Art Presents Carrie Levy, You Before All. Opening reception is Thursday, February 17th from 6:00-8:00pm. The exhibition will run until April 9th. Daniel Cooney Fine Art is located at 511 West 25th Street, #506, New York, NY. For more information visit

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Montauk Club to host a night of arts featuring KIPTON CRONKITE

The Montauk Club is pleased to announce an evening celebrating the arts as a part of our acclaimed reading series, No Book Jackets Required. Four independent curators - KiptonART Founding Director Kipton Cronkite, Lauren Miller of Lu Magnus Gallery, Independent Curator and Phillips dePury's Anne Huntington and nAcsent Art Co-founding Director Jennifer Wallace - will discuss challenges currently faced by curators and artists in finding alternate spaces for exhibitions, programming and sales. Read more about this upcoming event in KiptonART Magazine.

Weekend Art Picks, New York

The Great Upheaval
This weekend the Guggenheim opens an exhibit showcasing some of the best modern artists from their collection. The exhibition highlights art created in the time leading up to and during World War 1. over 100 works show movements from Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc's Der Blue Rieter group to the recognition of Cubism in France. Read more...

Fernand Leger, Nude Model in the Studio (Le model nu dans l'atelier), 1912-13. Oil on burlap. Solomon R. Guggenhiem Founding Collection 49.1193. Copyright 201 Artists Rights Society, New York/ADAGP, Paris. Image Courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

WILLOUGHBY’S Announces Canon EOS Discovery Day

Willoughby's Camera is proud to announce that it will host a Canon SLR Photography Session with Canon U.S.A. on February 10th, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm. Registration and dinner is at 5:30pm and RSVPs are mandatory, please Willoughby's at 212-564-1600 x 500 for more information. The event is open to Willoughby's clients, Canon fans and photography enthusiasts. Read more in KiptonART Magazine

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Luis Camnitzer

El Museo del Barrio New York presents a retrospective of Uruguayan conceptual artist, Luis Camnitzer. In over five decades Canmitzer has worked in a huge variety of mediums including installation, printmaking, drawing, and photography. Furthermore, he has showcased his talent as an influential creator, critic, writer, theorist, teacher, and curator. Read more...

Luis Camnitzer, Landscape as an Altitude (El pais aje como actitud), detail, 1979. Black and white photograph, laminated. Photo by Peter Schalchli, Zurich. Copyright Luis Camnitzer. Image courtesy of El Museo del Barrio New York.

Friday, February 4, 2011

KiptonART Art Talk with Art Enthusiast Ann Lydecker

Ann Lydecker is an active and established member of New York's vibrant Art Industry. Prior to joining Cirkers and Hayes Fine Art Storage and Logistics as Director of Worldwide Sales, she founded Metropolitan Advisors.

Who are your favorite KiptonART Artists? Why?
I am a friend of Stephan Fowlkes, and really believe in his future as an artist. I've also discovered several other painters and photographers on KiptonART whose work I'm curious to see in person because it looks good online, such as Joseph Conrad-ferm and Jane Frances Lloyd.
Most importantly, I'm excited to see the upcoming exhibition of 2011 KiptonART Rising Winners which will be featured at Cirkers Fine Art Storage for a brunch during Armory Arts Week on March 5th from 9:30am until 12noon. Read more in KiptonART Magazine

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Of Beauty and Being

Chem and Reid presents an exhibit by collaborative artists McDermott and McGough who are known for re-imaging different historical eras and styles. In this show, the artists focus on the 1940s and 1950s, referencing the advertisements that targeted women during that time. Their photographs are printed with a technique perfected during the 30s and 40s which emphasized immaculate staging and saturated hues. McDermott and McGough replicated this style in a series of photos embodying the sleek elegance of luxury advertisements. Read more...

McDermott and McGough, Dreaming Without a Dream to Dream of, 1955, 2010. Tricolor carbon print, 30" x 24 1/2". Edition of 7 Image courtesy of Chem and Reid.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's Not About You

It's Not About You, work by Trey Speegle is opening next Thursday, February 10th from 6-8pm at Benrimon Contemporary. This is Trey's first solo exhibition at Benrimon and will be up through March 5th. For more information, visit

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Designers at New York Fashion Week

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (Feb. 10-17) welcomes a new crop of designers to Lincoln Center for the Fall 2011 shows. Designers, magazine editors, top models and celebrities flock to New York for previews of the Fall's best looks. This year IMG Fashion Worldwide is proud to announce many emerging designers looking to make their name on the world's biggest fashion stages. Read more...