Despite the massive hype leading up to the event, Ben Stiller and David Zwirner’s Artists For Haiti charity auction at Christie’s this evening exceeded expectations with the 27 works offered selling for a collective $13.7 million, beating an earlier estimate of $10 million.
Last night downtown New York was seemingly transplanted wholesale for a show at the OHWOW gallery in Los Angeles. Post 9-11 featured Dan Colen, Terence Koh, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Agathe Snow, and Aaron Young, and the Patrick McMullan photos showed a few familiar faces that seemlessly managed to infiltrate the Read More
Soho Eckstein, South African artist William Kentridge’s self-portrait as beneficiary of white privilege, is feeling nostalgic for the clarity of a well-turned lie. Eckstein, as always, remains in Johannesburg, but Mr. Kentridge’s latest stop-motion animated portrait of him is playing at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.
Onto the film’s title, “Other Faces,” fall two Read More
Artists tend to be visual, not verbal, but once in a great while, they’ll talk about their work. No explanations promised, of course, but any of these events will boost your contemporary art cred, and knowledge.
The Whitney Museum of American Art
Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
This Wednesday, Adam D. Weinberg, the 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
A probably not pregnant Mary-Kate Olsen hung out in a "faux abandoned meth lab" with boyfriend Nate Lowman at Art Basel Miami Beach last week. [Intelligencer, P6]
Brad Pitt thinks it’s "inappropriate" for Angelina Jolie to make friends with the couple’s household staff. [Read More
Chace Crawford is no East Coast elitist! The Gossip Girl star told reporters that Sarah Palin is "quite attractive" before refusing to "talk politics." [US Weekly]
Lydia Hearst is expected to continue with Fashion Week, despite being sent to the hospital for kidney stones on Tuesday. [P6] Read More
Whatever do they put in the water at Paul Sevigny’s Beatrice Inn? Booze! (We just got feeling back in our legs, ourselves.)
Basically it seems the giant multiheaded monster of New York celebrity heads to the West Village watering hole every other weekend to savor its salad days with a side of Read More