Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles will be holding a punk rock panel this Saturday followed by the opening of two punk-themed exhibitions, “Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper,” curated by Toby Mott, and “It’s Great To Be In New Jersey,” curated by Gardar Eide Einarsson. In addition to the two curators, critic Read More
When you think about it, most of the really good comic books have been in some way associated with the U.K. Nearly every title written by Alan Moore and Grant Morrison is worth reading, and Neil Gaiman has his moments too.
It’s not entirely odd, then, that the most comic book-centric salute to 9/11 is Read More
C24, a new 9,000 square foot gallery, will open September 9 on West 24th Street in Chelsea. The street is essentially the mainline of the gallery district, housing some of the most storied and important galleries in the city including Gagosian, Metro Pictures, Mary Boone and Andrea Rosen.
C24 will be dedicated to “presenting outstanding Read More
If you’re feeling bored with lackluster summer gallery openings, Partners & Spade’s “The Playboy Commission,” which opens July 15 and is up for the rest of the month, sounds a little more, uh, charged. The show consists of large-scale prints of Playboy centerfolds culled from the magazine’s archives. The prints were selected by Read More
“We have without a doubt the greatest piece of conceptual art that was ever done in the world.”
That was how Herb and Dorothy Vogel described Robert Barry’s Closed Gallery, a 1969 piece consisting of three invitations to gallery shows in Amsterdam, Turin, and Los Angeles printed on simple white cards. They informed the Read More
Recycle, reuse, conserve, go green, go organic—all the exhortations of today’s pop-environmentalism—have been anticipated by artists, as two current exhibitions prove.
1. SLEEPING 2. EATING 3. KEEPING WARM. As declarations of priority go, B. Wurtz’s handwritten list Three Important Things (1973) is disarmingly modest, and emblematic of his down-home style. While numerous artists have salvaged Read More
AT AN OLD WAREHOUSE on Washington Street last February, the Los Angeles-based street artist RETNA stood in a dimly lit room with 20-foot ceilings surrounded by his black-and-white canvases filled with symbols that looked like hieroglyphics, illuminated sporadically by camera flashes. The show was called “Hallelujah.” It was Fashion Week, which meant collectors, curators and Read More
In the first room of “First Mark,” Peter Nadin’s first show in New York since 1992, which opened last night at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, there are seven framed canvases splattered with wax and paint and honey, a violent outburst of dull color that looks like it is exploding out of the flat surface. They Read More
In the 19th century, Great Britain used gunboats to address its trade imbalance with China. It must have seemed clear enough who was doing what to whom. But in the 21st century, things are more complicated. The gunboats remain ready, but the more visible weapons—if they are weapons—have so far been children’s television characters. In Read More
Claustrophobia isn’t quite the right word when the tunnels go on forever. Using the endless and endlessly unwelcoming tiled surfaces of the New York City underground, George Tooker’s painting Subway gets at a dread that seems, despite its broad resonance, particular to the year in which it was painted, 1950.
A woman in a red Read More