Fashion Week 2011
The sculptor John Chamberlain has been around since the early ’60s. He had a corrugated-steel piece sitting on the floor of Andy Warhol’s original Factory, and he had one prominently on display at Max’s Kansas City right through the heyday of the sex, drugs and music.
The artist recently surprised onlookers by leaving Pace, his Read More
Rodarte, created by the Mulleavy sisters Laura and Kate, is one of the most exclusive shows during fashion week. The company is a tightly run ship and they strictly ration the invitations. Even the location of the event is cloaked in secrecy and the address is only sent out to editors and photographers at the Read More
After losing a villa in Budapest, being imprisoned by both Germans and Russians, and immigrating to New York, Tibor de Nagy, with John Bernard Myers, founded a marionette company. It failed as a marionette company but reemerged, in 1950, as the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. In honor of its 60th anniversary this year, Read More
What’s creepier than a platinum, diamond-encrusted human skull? A platinum, diamond-encrusted infant skull, of course!
Shock-jock artist Damien Hirst is notorious for his 2007 sculpture “For the Love of God,” a human skull cast entirely of diamonds which he tried (unsuccessfully) to sell for £50 million.
Now, he’s at it again. Perhaps out Read More
Dan Colen’s new show at Gagosian on West 24th Street is, by far and without reservation, the hottest spectacle of the fall season–not because of the show, but because of the intense debate it has created. It is not an exaggeration to say that the exhibition has been the topic, for good or ill, of Read More
Last night at the Gagosian Gallery’s opening reception for Gregory Crewdson’s latest photography series Sanctuary, a humbly dressed A.O. Scott seemed slightly out of place as the Upper East Side types packed the room.
Mr. Scott will host a Times Talks panel with Mr. Crewdson in October and, at the artist’s invitation, penned an essay Read More
A handful of gallery shows that matter this month.
Gagosian Chelsea Gallery
555 West 24th Street
Dan Colen’s debut at Gagosian Chelsea choked the street with crowds on opening night Thursday. Larry Gagosian himself walked outside to cull the crowd, like a nightclub manager, for the people who really belonged inside (pulling in Read More
Over the past few weeks, flatbed trucks sent out from Gagosian Gallery have been picking up motorcycles and newish skateboard ramps at sites all around the Metropolitan area. One of the ramps, flipped upside-down, will make up a monumental sculptures in artist Dan Colen’s solo debut at Gagosian Chelsea in September. The motorcycles Read More
It’s time we had a talk about Damien Hirst. I know, I know. Mr. Hirst, who was born in 1965 and came to prominence in the London art scene of the late 1980s as the first among equal of the Young British Artists, has for so long been ascending to the kind of fame perversely Read More
Pablo Picasso has always been easy to hate. Renowned as a protean talent who changed the course of Western art, he’s equally renowned for his many and egregious personal failings. Such a charged figure seems beyond the realm of apathy, but the redoubtable Spaniard has, in recent years, become a bore. Marquee value all but Read More