Last Chance to see Rudy Shepherd
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to see Rudy Shepherd's Psychic Death @ Mixed Greens.
Friday Fun Day: ironing paper bags
Friday, April 27, 2012
Yep, you read that right. Chuka is currently ironing Trader Joe's bags for an upcoming super secret project. TGIF.
Reading for Thursday
Thursday, April 26, 2012Mr. Brainwash has another suit against him. Surprise, surprise.
The NYTimes has some insight into artist Dawn Kasper's experiences at the Whitney (where does she go to the bathroom??)
Apparently the Frieze New York tent has tent enthusiasts gettin' REALLY excited.
Amazing new site with historical photos of NYC...seems it's quite popular already.
Undercover is big with artists these days. See here and here.
Frieze is for hipsters...or not
Monday, April 23, 2012Frieze New York seems to be catering to a very specific crowd:
FOOD: by Frankies Spuntino, Fat Radish, Roberta's, and obvi Intelligensia coffee...this is nice mix of various hipster vibes: LES/Bushwick/Venice, CA.
ALCOHOL: by The Standard Biergarten. Oooh, feels like laid-back, pre-summer prepping at a Meatpacking venue. Very casual. No signs of rose' here.
HOTELS: Wythe and Hotel Americano are both high on the suggested list. What this says about the visitor: "not afraid to stay off the beaten path" a/k/a "I have a car service lined up for the weekend." On the other hand, I like the rather affordable hotels included on this list.
ENTERTAINMENT: The Mulberry sponsored VIP dinner will feature a performance by Lana Del Rey. This is a nice pairing of high and low.
TICKETS: But can the hipsters come out to Randall's Island when the tickets are $40??? I see that the reduced rate is $25, but still!
And more ridonkulous Monday reading...
Monday, April 23, 2012Yep, that girl on the cover of Playboy works at Hole Gallery.
But the painting specifically said to steal it.
Somehow, identifying the sarcophagus as being a "wooden painted box" doesn't sound too far off from, say, calling Dan Flavin's sculptures "fluorescent light bulbs" when dealing with a customs form.
How on earth did I miss this?!?
Monday, April 23, 2012Kenny Schachter leaves Gagosian in whistle-blower fashion. Excellent reading here. Wait, parody?? How is Gagosian reacting to this?
Brooklyn Artists Ball!
Thursday, April 19, 2012The Mixed Greeners ventured out to the Brooklyn Museum last night to celebrate the Artists Ball with Kimberley Hart! We even sneaked a peek at her table-setting at the dinner upstairs.
An interactive video installation by artist Nicole Cohen allowed party-goers some photo opportunities in the Brooklyn Museum foyer.
Chuka's faux interior scene was very contemporary-rustic...
While Courtney and Heather found themselves in the Pirates of the Caribbean backdrop.
More photos of the insanity after the jump...
TAGS: exhibitions / hart / parties
Expect the Unexpected- Art on the High Line
Wednesday, April 18, 2012While you’re bustling down the High Line this month be on the look out for small pieces of art. As part of a spring program the High Line presents their very first group exhibition, Lilliput, that places artwork in unusual places along the walkway of the park.
I was so surprised to find these little installations peaking out of the plants, and popping up where I least expected them.
Finding these pieces is like a game of hide-and-go-seek, but one especially interesting as it makes the High Line even more fun to walk along than it already was.
love. this. blog.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012wrapit-tapeit-walkit-placeit
Brooklyn Artists Ball TONIGHT
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Images above are from the Brooklyn Museum's Flickr feed--artist Kimberley Hart assembles her Purple Martin Houses and paper logs for her table at the Brooklyn Artists Ball, happening tonight!
This year’s Ball celebrates women artists and the fifth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
TAGS: exhibitions / hart
Wednesday, April 18, 2012Tell me that you don't find these two news stories conflicting: Alec Baldwin suggests we, America, better our support of cultural institutions by doing things "the Italian way", and yet at least one museum director in Italy is resorting to burning his permanent collection in order to stir up some attention and funding from their cultural minister.
Alex Baldwin's story here.
Burning paintings in Italy here.
Something tells me the truth of both situations lies somewhere in the middle. Both Alec Baldwin and Italy are known for their, shall I say, eccentricities.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012Can Invader sue for this? Because this Russian was obviously ripping off his work.
Olafur Eliasson projected he'd need One Million GBP to fund a website project. That's about two million dollars. Outrageous. He should have proposed a free Tumblr.
BAM Art Auction!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Bidding is going on NOW, www.BAM.org/auction through Sunday, April 22 at 6pm
Check. It. Out.
*and mini shout out to Tamara Gayer who has an amazing drawing up for auction!
TAGS: benefit / news
Friday Fun Day: Guest Blogger Becca
Friday, April 13, 2012
Upon a casual springtime stroll through Chelsea today I made a stop in the Leila Heller Gallery, which caused both confusion and awe as I realized that I was gazing upon a mass amount of delicately placed buttons, beads and pins.
These pieces are sure to make button collectors jealous.
April 5 - 27, 2012
SHOUT OUT: Brooklyn Museum
Thursday, April 12, 2012SHOUTING OUT to the Brooklyn Museum for their tweet about the upcoming Brooklyn Ball, and Kimberley Hart's table scape. Here's a link to the Brooklyn Museum flickr describing Kimberley's project for the Brooklyn Ball!
TAGS: hart / shoutout
More Fun Day
Friday, April 06, 2012
Day drinking in the office for Monica's birthday!
Happy Friday Fun Day.
Friday Fun Day
Friday, April 06, 2012
Hyperallergic brought Dorm Daze to my attention.
Dorm Daze, as described by Hyperallergic, is a Facebook project: "London/LA-based artist Ed Fornieles created a world within Facebook of 35 characters who acted out a fictitious three months of college, with a series of dramas, like a college basketball star and math geek involved in a drug ring and the unrequited love of two fraternity guys. In the “trailer” for the project, a Gossip Girl-like character narrates the highlights of the three-month intervention. The piece clearly blurs boundaries between how we perform a persona on social media and how actors create personas on stage." Read more about it here.
Visit Ed Fornieles' site here.
TAGS: fridayfunday / news
Elisa Jimenez @ Mixed Greens!
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Elisa Jimenez made a surprise trip to Mixed Greens--just brought a bundle by! Mini Pop Up! Check out the Hunger World here. And connect with Elisa here at Facebook!
$300,000? Mr. Hannity, you were ripped off.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012Artist Jon McNaughton is suddenly getting some press these days. And not the good kind. And yes, I know that bad press is good press. Anyhooo, the painter, who I will admit I've never heard of, is suddenly popping up in my Google Reader all over the place. Why? Because he loves to hate on Obama in his paintings.
In fact, the two article headings on my screen right now are: "Anti-Obama Paintings Selling for $300000" (New York Magazine) and
"Man Who Painted Obama Burning The Constitution Selling His Art For Six Figures" (Business Insider).
I wasn't so much struck by his content (ok, ok...Obama burning the Constitution did get an eye roll out of me), but it was his price point that had me blinking my eyes to make sure I read that right. $300,000...where did that number come from?! Jon McWho? Where does a price like this come from? So I decided to do a little research, starting with the artist's website.
Here we are: at McNaughtonArt.com. At first glance, I'm reminded of Thomas Kinkade. Some of Kinkade's works fetch high prices, so maybe McNaughton is basing his price point on exactly that: a comparable peer group. The "about the artist" gives a bit of background on where he's from, where he studied art, but there's no traditional CV. In fact, no mention of his artwork being shown anywhere, other than this very website. NOTABLE: over 30,000 fans on Facebook. Wow.
Also NOTABLE, in the "about the artist" section is a series of questions, one of them being "what is Giclee?" Despite the very technical answer, this is a word that usually has everyone in the contemporary art world screaming POSTER. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
This site is getting me nowhere--I don't see anything priced anywhere near $300,000. I suppose the answer to my question is that it may have been priced at $300,000 simply because Mr. Sean Hannity (the reported buyer) was willing to pay that. This kind of media speculation about pricing in the art world isn't helping anyone. Morley Safer has added to this incorrect assumption with a recent edition of 60 Minutes, lending to the impression that prices are pulled out of thin air.
Watch the 60 Minutes here.