At the start of a new season, as hundreds of galleries throw open their doors on new exhibitions, the New York art world can feel enormous, unwieldy even. But then one finds oneself walking to an opening at Mary Boone’s 57th Street gallery during the early hours of Fashion’s Night Out, and the whole art scene feels rather quaint.
“I’ve been on this total kick with pipe cleaners lately,” the artist Nick Cave said excitedly. “They’re just”—he paused—“Ah! I’m telling you, they’re just amazing!”
It can take years, even decades, for an artwork to move from an artist’s studio to a commercial gallery to a museum, and few pieces ever make that complete trip. However, New York-based artist Mel Kendrick has managed to accomplish that feat in under a year.
Less than three months after four hulking concrete sculptures Read More
Trying to prove that Los Angeles is an art world center second to none, as the organizers of “Greater LA” have done by bringing the work of several dozen LA artists to a loft on lower Broadway seems, at first, like an unwitting irony. So does proposing that a center can be “distinctly horizontal”–i.e., decentralized. Read More
The Lunch CROWD
On Friday, the weather was so wonderful, everyone was in a great mood. The sun filtered through the chain curtains–it was perfect! Martha Stewart came in for lunch. We had to open the restaurant early for her because she arrived at 11:30 a.m.! So it was a Martha Stewart day. She looked better than ever. Read More
According to the Wall Street Journal the art market has officially burst. With prices dropping 30 percent and auction houses’ stocks plummeting, layoffs are inevitable. Galleries are closing. And the effects are rippling through the community of collectors, dealers, and the artists themselves.
Mary Boone keeps telling us that Read More
Last night, when we spotted petite power-gallerist Mary Boone enjoying a cocktail at the Guggenheim (where the bi-annual Hugo Boss prize was awarded to Palestinian multimedia artist Emily Jacir), we wondered what the woman who contributed to the overhyped art scene of the ’80s thought of the the currently deflating art market.
Last night, Parker Posey said she had a cold.
“Can you tell?” the actress asked in an earnest tone. No, we assured her. And it was true. Considering the flight of otherwise red-faced, smooshy-coiffed guests who had just braved a blizzard to attend the New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball, Ms. Read More
Are you a start-up entrepreneur looking to dive into Chelsea’s art scene? Are you Chelsea royalty like Mary Boone or Leo Koenig and looking to expand your gallery empire?
Well, if so, it’s time to give Eastern Consolidated a call. The brokerage firm is marketing a space at 511 West 21st Street, right near the Read More
How much experience can be embodied in a rectangular patch of color? If we’re to believe Helen Miranda Wilson, whose recent paintings are on display at the DC Moore Gallery, quite a lot. Each of Ms. Wilson’s smallish panels (the biggest is 16 by 20 inches) is an accumulation of smaller rectangles of various hues. Read More