Reviewing Artforum’s Advertisements: May 2012

  • This month’s Artforum is pleasantly plump, filled with ads for Frieze New York and strong May shows. It’s the summer preview issue, and also features a number of thoughtful tributes to Mike Kelley, from Kim Gordon, Ann Goldstein, Tony Oursler and others. There’s a nice top 10 from Mexico City–based artist Adriana Lara too. (She’s a fan of the BBC’s Creatures of the Deep documentary.) In the slide show at left, our favorite ads in a month that was rich with them.