Prepping for Miami (Mixed Greens @ PULSE!)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Mixed Greens @ PULSE Miami
We'll see you there.
Stay tuned for Courtney's rundown on all of the fairs. It won't be nearly as thorough as Art Fag City's (they already have an itinerary posted!) You can read about Courtney's Miami 2009 experience here, here, here, here, here and here.
Fatta Cuckoo & Agents of Change
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
There's a lot happening this December (yes, it'll be DECEMBER tomorrow). Keep your eyes peeled for Fatta Cuckoo, a new restaurant venture by Mixed Greens' Leah Tinari. And if you know Leah, you'll know that this will surely be worth checking out. 63 Clinton Street, NYC...Opening sometime in December...
Also be sure to mark your calendars for Agents of Change: Artists and Sustainability, a panel discussion Co-hosted by ArtTable and ecoartspace. Info below:
When: Dec. 10, 2010, 6-8pm
Where: Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Parsons The New School for Design, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
Event Details & RSVP here
TAGS: events / mixedgreensartists
Monday, November 29, 2010SHOUT OUT:
To Curbs & Stoops, for their coverage of Leah Tinari's exhibition Perfect Strangers.
To The Squid List, for their announcement of Mark Mulroney's upcoming exhibition I'm Trying Really Hard at Ever Gold Gallery.
TAGS: mixedgreensartists / shoutout
Monday, November 29, 2010
I spent a lovely Thanksgiving holiday this past week in Los Angeles where I had the opportunity to visit Stas Orlovski's studio (above). Orlovski's upcoming exhibition of new work opens on March 24, 2011 at Mixed Greens.
Just before I left for the holiday, Mixed Greens celebrated the opening of Alexander Reyna's window installation LoveHateNow. Above: Heather, Zander and Steven check out the multimedia windows from street level on a freezing day.
Here's a closer look at the Duratrans and video-projection. It's best viewed from street level between the hours of 3-6pm (when it's darker outside).
TAGS: mixedgreensartists / studio / windows
ART for the Holidays
Friday, November 19, 2010
It's that time again...
ArtInfo has a holiday gift guide this year, although it's only slightly art-related.
The New York Times has a list of suggested Art Books to buy for that someone who-has-everything.
And 20x200 has gone to the trouble of sorting out prints for every type of person in your life: the sportman, the foodie, the bookworm, the nature-lovers, even the colorblind.
This type of thing is a great idea for affordable, unique works.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Miami shipment is ready for pickup. Courtney almost died under the boxes.
Lawrence and Alexander Reyna are installing the window installation, LoveHateNow, while Leah Tinari works on finishing touches for Perfect Strangers.
Reminder: OPENING RECEPTION this Saturday, 6-8pm at Mixed Greens
TAGS: installation / mixedgreensartists
Lilliputian Art and other interesting links
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Heather and Monica were late to work today because they were on an art tour...and obviously had a difficult time exiting the building.
In other news:
How far would you go for art? This guy is ready to surgically implant a camera in the back of his head.
Ahhh, the illusive Art.sy. We've requested an invitation. We eagerly search for a better description. This is still the only info we've got.
Busy, busy week
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
It's a very busy Tuesday at Mixed Greens. We're in the middle of laying out Leah's show (bottom pic) AND packing for Miami (top).
I'm giving the ROB CARTER AWARD to Travis and Lawrence for their efforts in packing up our Miami shipment.
It's that time again...
Monday, November 15, 2010
INSTALLATION DAY. Mark Your Calendars: Leah Tinari's Perfect Strangers opens this Thursday BUT THE RECEPTION IS SATURDAY, 6-8PM, at Mixed Greens.
We've got a lot of unpacking and packing going on around here today...packing up for Miami. If you're planning on being in Miami for the fairs, be sure to stop by our booth at Pulse!
TAGS: artfair / installation
Art Law Mixer TONIGHT @ Mixed Greens
Friday, November 12, 2010
Cardozo Art Law Society is hosting the FIRST EVER Art Law mixer event this Friday night (November 12) at Mixed Greens Gallery.
Art Law students from Brooklyn Law, Cardozo, Columbia, Fordham, Hofstra, and NYU have come together to help create this event.
The party is open to everyone - artists, lawyers, and art law enthusiasts alike!
Date: Friday, November 12 TODAY
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Mixed Greens Gallery, 531 WEST 26TH STREET, 1ST FLOOR, New York, NY
Price: $10 (including 1 free drink, with proceeds going to support CALS activities)
Check out the event on facebook!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Sorry for the brief blogging hiatus earlier this week. I was in Amarillo, TX for a few days (that's Palo Duro Canyon above). I'm happy to report that Amarillo has it's fair share of public art to visit.
That's the Cadillac Ranch (find it on a map here). The Cadillacs are buried in the ground at "an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt".
IN OTHER NEWS:
Be sure to stop by Mixed Greens to see Mary Temple's Among Friends and Enemies as well as Julianne Swartz's Close. Both shows close tomorrow at 6pm! Also at the end of it's run is the incredible window installation CMIKB by Scott Kiernan. Check it out while it's still on view (viewable from 26th street).
Be Forewarned: If you try to visit the Underbelly Project, you'll probably be arrested.
OOOooohhh, catalogs going online???
The Weaponizing of Modern Art ??
Thursday, November 11, 2010Here's a fascinating article on the use of art as psychological warfare.
SHOUT OUT to Ben for pointing it out to us at The Pit.
panel discussion recap: E-commerce and the art market
Thursday, November 11, 2010Collect+Art+Delete: E-commerce and the art market, a panel discussion organized by FIT’s Art Market graduate students, took place last Friday night. The panelists were: collector Ron Dominguez; artnet.com’s Gracie Mansion; David Grosz from Pace Gallery & Artifex Press; and gallerist & VIP Art Fair founder James Cohan. The moderator was art advisor & NADA co-founder, Sheri Pasquarella.
Here are some highlights from the evening:
The topic that came up most and seemed to be on everyone’s mind was Cohan’s new VIP ONLINE Art Fair. (VIP stands for “Viewing in Private,” but Cohan said his daughter suggested “Viewing in Pajamas.”)
Some facts about the VIP Art Fair logistics:
- works will be shown in relative scale so viewers can get an idea of size
- all art work is shown in 2-D. There are no 3-D features and no way to virtually “walk” around like you would a normal art fair.
- Cohan mentioned a partnership with Art21 to produce artist videos .
- Participating galleries are available through an IM chat feature and through video chat.
- Galleries are encouraged to be online and available for a minimum of 12hrs a day, ideally about 18hrs.
What is the cost of a virtual booth at the VIP fair? They range from $5,000-$20,000 in price, and come in small, medium, and large sizes. The larger your “booth,” the more “wall” space you have for displaying work. Galleries have a limit to how many works they can “hang” at a time, but they can change them as needed. Galleries can also have “back rooms” to reserve certain works.
There is no E-commerce feature. That’s right, you can’t actually buy anything directly from the VIP Art Fair. Cohan explained this by saying that the fair is about interacting with collectors and cultivating relationships. Panelist David Grosz supported this notion by saying it “wouldn’t feel right” to have E-commerce for the direct purchase of works through the VIP fair website.
Gracie Mansion provided a contrasting argument when she mentioned that she sold a Richard Prince Joke painting through a jpeg on artnet.com. Gracie also mentioned that contrary to the popular belief that buying artwork should be a slow, calculated process, and that clients want to see works in person, that most of her collectors have requested a “Buy-It-Now” feature.
Cohan even pointed out that auctions and traditional art fairs are built around the idea of impulse and competition in vying for art, so why no E-commerce with VIP?
Moderator Sheri Pasquarella also mentioned that 10 years ago, many galleries scoffed at the thought of even having a website, and today it is essentially a required standard. So it is possible that as time goes on, and the Internet becomes more and more engrained in our daily lives, that future generations may not think of buying art online as any different than buying anything else online. This brings up a great question….what makes buying art online different?
A few notes about the other panelists:
Ron Dominguez collects primarily emerging, illustrative works, many of which he has discovered via Internet research. He also has bought a lot of work from Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Ron has used Facebook as a tool for discovering new artists (although he mentioned that they often seek him out.) He has even purchased art through Facebook, but only works worth a couple hundred dollars.
David Grosz is part of Pace Gallery’s new online entity Artifex Press, which is producing digital catalog raisonnés for artists like Sol LeWitt and Agnes Martin. Grosz also mentioned that Pace has had four iphone apps, and that their most successful ones have been the free ones.
Overall, the discussion was a friendly narrative between panelists. Interesting conversation, but it would have been nice to see some debate or opposition. This is definitely a relevant topic that will continue to evolve and influence the art market.
FYI- Lindsay Pollock was in attendance and live-updated on Twitter from the event. You can read her synopsis in tweet form here.
Friday is Fun Day
Friday, November 05, 2010
Bubblewrap Fiasco from Mixed Greens on Vimeo.
This is an oldie, but a goodie. How do you get the massive bubblewrap roll from the gallery into the Pit?? You use Heather as a human spool. We wrapped the entire roll around her to get the roll inside, and the video above is of us re-rolling the bubble roll. Innovative thinkers!
Sound of Art (Party)
Friday, November 05, 2010Paddy Johnson's THE SOUND OF ART will be celebrating the record release and launch of The Sound of Art limited edition LP.
When: November 18th, 7pm
Where: Santos Party House
Tickets: Purchase here (the sooner, the better)
Tuesday, November 02, 2010WSJ covers the LA Art Boom.
Tyler Green covers The Blue Nude.
NYTimes covers the Underbelly Project.
!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE !!!
Panel Discussion: E-commerce and the art market
Monday, November 01, 2010For the entire semester the FIT Art Market graduate program has been planning a symposium, and all of their hard work comes to fruition this Friday night. If you're reading this blog, there's a good chance you'll be interested....
Collect+Art+Delete: E-commerce and the art market is a panel discussion about not only the effects of the internet on the art market, but more specifically the art of buying art online.
WHO: The panelists will include gallerist and VIP (ONLINE) Art Fair founder, James Cohan; collector Ron Dominguez; David Grosz of Pace Gallery and their new online project Artifex Press; and Gracie Mansion of artnet.com. Art advisor and NADA co-founder Sheri Pasquarella will be the moderator.
This event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Friday, November 5, 2010 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, D Building, 27th Street & 7th Ave.
WHAT: Over the last 20 years, art galleries, dealers and collectors have used the Internet to experiment with techniques for viewing and buying art, some with more success than others. The emergence of art sales transacted fully online, whether by auction or direct purchase, raises many new questions for dealers, collectors and artists.
Collect + Art + Delete brings together a distinguished art world panel to discuss the effects of e-commerce on the art market. This discussion will address the impact online art sales have on connoisseurship, gallery and auction house functions, transparency, and any shifts in who buys art and for what purpose.
You can learn more at www.fitnyc.edu/collectartdelete.
Monday, November 01, 2010
Don't forget to VOTE tomorrow. Since we're all in an election mood, I thought I'd post this inspirational message from friend and artist George Boorujy (with his permission). We're totally on your page, George!
Remember that time when we elected Barack Obama president? The general feeling was ,"Whew! That was HARD! (brushing hands off) Who needs a drink?!"
And do you also remember having this little feeling in your head - maybe it was even a BIG feeling - that now everything was going to be fine? We could get back to work and let everything take care of itself. We got a good guy in the White House, now everything will work out.
Wrong. Do you think Karl Rove just sat around after he got his first little victory? No. No he did not. It took A LOT of effort - concerted effort - to move this country so far to the right. And one little presidential election, regardless of how historic, is just one step.
As has been widely noted, this election cycle has been completely bat-shit crazy. People who previously wouldn't have been considered a realistic contender for town dog catcher are actually on the ballot. And actually have WIDE support. It's easy to laugh at them because they are indeed clownish buffoons, but I remember laughing my ass off about George W Bush during the Republican primaries. In fact, I remember thinking it was such a shame he'd be out of it so soon because he was hilariously stupid and funnier than anything on Saturday Night Live at the time.
Who's laughing now?
In order for us to pull ourselves out of what is a horrible hole, we need to reject the path that put us here. Obama has been in office for two years. People complain about him not being able to get anything done. Well, why do you think he hasn't been able to get anything done?! Seriously, anything he wants, the Republicans block. And if more of them get in, even LESS will get done.
The phrase "our economy is in the ditch" has been used quite a bit. Well, you know what? It needs to stay in the ditch. We need to build a NEW economy, not patch together the old one to keep it running for a few more years until it's in the ditch again. I don't want to get too side-tracked on my plan for rebuilding the economy, but rest assured, I have one ;)
Also one of the most important things we can do is to repeal the Bush tax cuts. Anyone against this is nuts. Seriously. Let's just do a little imagination game here...
I want you to think back... ah yes, back... back to the 90's. There was some Mariah Carey on the air, you were hearing things about an internetcyberweb, and the wealthy were all living in cardboard boxes by the side of the road.
What? You don't remember that last part? Hmmmm... I wonder if that's because that never happened. Because they were STILL RICH without the Bush tax cuts. And will still be filthy rich - in fact richer - when they are repealed.
"But hey", you may be thinking, "What about me? I remember Bush sending me a check for 383 dollars." Cool. Yeah. 383 dollars. So you going to pay for health care, private school, national defense and road maintenance with that 383?
The funny - or pathetic - thing is, that the most staunchly Tea Party, Republican, anti-Big Government places in this nation actually receive the most tax dollars. For a small example, New Jersey gets $0.61 for each tax dollar it puts in, whereas Mississippi gets $2.02. You can look this stuff up. It's crazy. As crazy as people at Tea Party rallies shouting about how the government better keep their damn hands off my Medicare. sigh...
OK. I'll end my rant. Basically ;) And URGE you to vote. Vote Democratic. I don't even care if it's the lesser of two evils. THAT STILL MEANS IT'S THE LESSER. When you're steering a boat the size of this country you have to do it incrementally.
Now, if you're not from New York, feel free to stop reading now. If you ARE from New York I got something to say. What a shocker, huh?...
VOTE FOR CUOMO!
I know Paladino is down in the polls, but I want him to get such a resounding ass-kicking that it will send a powerful message to whack-jobs everywhere. Make no mistake, this guy is bad news. Unless, of course, you're a racist homophobe with no idea how sustainable economies are built. Then he's awesome.
This is a guy who, after a string of suicides by homosexual teens called homosexuality "not a viable lifestyle." Not viable, huh? As in "not live-able"? As in an endorsement for suicide among gay teens? Cool. Nice logic, Paladino. Also - good job on the bestiality and racism!
And one more issue that has not gotten enough attention - the Marcellus Shale natural gas upstate. This is a potential resource. This could provide energy. But it could also destroy the environment upstate and POISON OUR DRINKING WATER IN NEW YORK CITY. That's right. Potentially poison the drinking water for over 8 million people. Paladino wants to start drilling immediately. THIS IS A BAD IDEA. Do we need more disasters and death in the fossil fuel business? How about first asking people to use less energy? You know, just for starters?
OK. So sorry this has been such a long rant. I really thought I was just going to say, "VOTE!" But then I got going, and those of you who know me well know how I get when get going...
So Vote! And don't vote for any jackasses! You know who I'm talking about...
Your friend (even after this I hope),