The Shindigger, Parties
Any party at the New Museum is sure to be filled with tall, lithe beauties, but last night’s might beat the rest: a fête celebrating tennis star Maria Sharapova‘s new line of shoes and accessories for Cole Haan, co-hosted by Interview magazine. In one of the pairs of stacked heels on display in the museum’s Read More
Chinese artist Chu Yun’s sleeping beauties may be the most buzzed-about piece in the New Museum much-hyped “Younger Than Jesus” triennial, but Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas’s OMG Obelisk is the hottest. It features a tall, nondescript black column exclaiming OMG in blue lights, to almost deadpan effect. On either side of the column, steel Read More
Sleep in public for $10 an hour! That’s the offer that lured hundreds of young women (18-40 only please, with active health insurance) to try out for This is XX, a “living sculpture” by the Chinese artist Chu Yun, 33, currently showing at the New Museum. I auditioned in order to write a story about Read More
Art Info reports that the New Museum has added an Elizabeth Peyton portrait of future first lady Michelle Obama to an exhibition of the artist’s work. The painting, titled "Michelle and Sasha Obama Listening to Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention August 2008," was hung yesterday on the museum’s fourth floor.
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The big museum show in New York this weekend, the one not to miss, is the Mary Heilmann retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Organized by Elizabeth Armstrong, a curator at the Orange County Museum of Art, where the show originated, "Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone" runs until January 26.
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I was never big on Altoids — they’re a bit too chalky, a little too fresh, perhaps. But I would be chewing the hell out of those things if they made me $25,000 richer, as they did the four individuals (one of them a New Yorker) whom the New Museum has named the winners of Read More
Lance Armstrong seems to be working very hard to snuff rumors of a fling with Ashley Olsen. Both guests were at last night’s Calvin Klein-hosted “First Look” party—held to celebrate the opening of the Bowery’s New Museum—but the once-lappy couple avoided each other like SARS. Sadly, we couldn’t be there to recoil. But Jim Shi Read More
Start lining up on the Bowery: the New Museum’s grand reopening on Dec. 1 will be celebrated with 30 consecutive hours of continuous free admission. Feel like viewing Ugo Rondinone’s culture Hell, Yes! at 3 a.m.? Tickets are required and can be ordered at www.newmuseum.org. Paper tickets can be picked up at will Read More
Some works of art are ahead of their time, some are of their time, and some behind the times. Some art is said to be timely. And, of course, great art is supposed to be timeless-an adjective I’m not about to use in describing the sculpture of William Tucker (in part because it sounds too Read More
For almost as long as I can remember, I’ve heard disgruntled people in the art world say of a work of art that greatly distressed or disgusted them: “It’s a piece of shit.” I may have indulged in such an indelicate metaphor myself from time to time, but never before in print. There is, after Read More