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Matisse Challenged By Painting: Surprise!

“Unbeknownst to many, painting had rarely come easily to Matisse.” This quote, from Rebecca Rabinow for the Metropolitan Museum’s presentation about the show, Matisse in Search of True Painting, reminds me of the story of the emperor who had no clothes. Really, he struggled to create these horrendous works? Amazing. We all agree that he’s […]

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Bernini Terracottas at the Met

Bernini is probably one of my all time favorite sculptors. I want to say that he’s one of my favorite classical sculptors, because there are many other sculptors whose work I also greatly admire and am inspired by. They would fall into categories such as modernist sculptors, contemporary video sculptors, installation artists, etc. But Bernini […]

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The Murder of Crows

A sound installation recently presented at the Park Avenue Armoury, The Murder of the Crows by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller was one of the most incredible installations I have seen recently. Set in the drill hall of the armory,  a space of 55,000-square-feet, the installation was just a tiny proportion of the space. […]

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Printing Error: Paper Jam at Source

Wade Guyton OS at the Whitney was a huge disappointment, but not for the reasons you think.  I went to see the show today with a friend and former colleague whom I first met when I arrived on the shores of this intense city looking for a job in the art world, and my partner, […]

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Professional Curators Needed, Please!

I recently went to the GoBrooklyn community-curated open studio project. An incredibly cool concept, in partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, and using a mobile app— the public was invited to travel around Brooklyn to view artists in their studios. You had to check-in to at least 5 studios before you were eligible to nominate artists. […]

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Pussy Panties and Boys Who Tuck

So we were coming back to the car, after having had some dim sum in Chinatown. We had found a parking place on Orchard St, a rare find because parking is scarce in that part of town. And we stumbled upon Strange Loop Gallery which was not open when we arrived. The exhibition on view […]

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Joel Shapiro Video Interview

(View mobile version of Joel Shapiro video here.) I had the pleasure of documenting an interview with Joel Shapiro at the Paula Cooper Gallery this past winter. The gallery had a retrospective of his work on display and artist Jenny Snider organized a question and answer meeting with her fellow artists-in-residence at the Marie Walsh […]

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Dan Flavin: Installation Artist

I finally get it. It’s amazing when something becomes so clear after I had thought that I had it all figured out.  I have never been a fan of Dan Flavin’s work. Despise would have been an accurate description of my feeling towards the work.  At least until this show.  To me it was always […]

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Shepard Fairey: Idiot or Art World Bad Boy?

So I woke up this morning thinking about this venue of artblogging, and I came upon the article in the NY Times about Shepard Fairey confessing to a copyright violation for using an AP image in his famous “Obama Hope” poster. Of course I, like everyone else in America is familiar with the poster and […]

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John Currin’s Imperfect Studies

So I realize that this post is quite a bit late, given that it is now October, and John Currin Works on Paper, A Fifteen Year Survey of Women was up at the Andrea Rosen Gallery over the summer.  But I thought that it would be good to write about it anyway. So again, I […]

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