Enjoy our candid interview with notorious artist Andres Serrano.
Take refuge from New York’s arctic temperatures by visiting the New York Public Library’s delightful Al Hirschfeld exhibition.
Hirschfeld’s signature work, defined by a linear calligraphic style, made his name a verb: to be “Hirschfelded” was a sign that one has arrived, one had made it on Broadway. During a career that spanned an impressive 80 years, his work appeared in The New York Times, on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art and on album covers, and movie posters.
For the first time, the largest library collection of Hirschfeld artwork are brought together in The Line King’s Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library.
The exhibition runs through Jan 4, 2014.
During the 1960s, artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol used screen printing as an art-making process. The commercial technique was combined with mass media as the subject matter and grew into Pop Art.
Since the days of Pop Art, Contemporary artists continue to use screen printing as a medium to create mass quantities of art work.
Ada With Orange Hat
Alex Katz’s Ada with Orange Hat is one of the artist’s most iconic and popular screen prints. Indeed, Ada with Orange Hat has made such an indelible impact on our popular culture that it is credited with being the inspiration for many fashionistas and hat designers!
Sneak peek: Legendary artist Andres Serrano and his wife paid us a visit this afternoon. Catch the interview on artnet.com/insights
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela, pictured here in a 1994 portrait by Jürgen Schadeberg.
Following an extraordinarily strong May auction season, led by Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Sale, much of the art world was left wondering how the historically successful November sales would pan out. From the start, expectations were high as both Christie’s and Sotheby’s announced the consignment of a number of blockbuster works: more than 30 pieces of Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary Art individually yielded preliminary estimates of over US$10 million. These works soon became the foundation for one the most exciting and successful auction months of all time
Ink Art at the Met
Last night, we attended the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s latest exhibition, Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China. Curated by Maxwell Hearn for over five years, the around 70 multimedia pieces shown provide a comprehensive overview of the Chinese contemporary ink paintings.
"By examining them through the lens of Chinese historical artistic paradigms, layers of meaning and cultural significance that might otherwise go unnoticed are revealed,” explained Maxwell Hearn.
The beautiful exhibition demonstrate how China’s ancient pattern of seeking cultural renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Although all of the artists have transformed their sources through new modes of expression, visitors will recognize thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes in their creations that have meaningful links to China’s artistic past.
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Dec 11, 2013 - April 6, 2014.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela, a man seen as a global symbol of reconciliation, is pictured here in a 1994 portrait by Jürgen Schadeberg.
Museum Mondays: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ink Art: Past as a Present in Contemporary China opens this Wednesday, December 11th. The exhibit will feature thirty-five Chinese artists, including Zhang Huan and it’ll be on view through April 6, 2014.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas .. and we’re already planning our Holiday getaway! Whether you’re staying in the city our traveling, here are a few of our top cultural picks from New York to Hong Kong.
The Top 10
We discovered the top 10 most expensive works of fine art sold at auction around the world in November. Leading the list is Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ which was sold for a record-breaking $142 Million at Christie’s New York.
In total, the top 10 artworks are worth $596.9 million - check out the entire list.
Interview With Tim Rollins & KOS
Our senior specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art sat down with Contemporary artist Tim Rollins and Angel Abreu and Rick Savinon, two of the original members of Kids of Survival (K.O.S.), at New York’s Lehmann Maupin Gallery.
Tim Rollins collaboration with K.O.S. began in the 1980s while teaching at after-school workshops in the South Bronx. Working closely with teenagers labeled with various learning disabilities, Rollins creates collaborative works heavily influenced by art history and literature. Since its inception, the group has exhibited extensively around the world, and Rollins continues to work with students in New York City through the program.
Installation in Miami
During this year’s Miami Art Week, Markowicz Fine Art is presenting 'The Art Garden', an incredible public installation of monumental sculptures by Israeli-French artist Idan Zareski from his Big Foot Family series.
His huge feet evoke the roots of our past, our anchor to earth, reminding humanity that we are all from the same planet. Bigfoot carries his awareness message about cultural differences and origins in a peaceful way, throughout a journey that includes stops in Costa Rica, Colombia, USA, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, and France.
Location: 85-92 NE 40th Street, Miami FL 33137 – Miami Design District. Go!
When at the Ritz
During this years Miami Art Week, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and Diana Lowenstein Arts Gallery are collaborating for an Art Basel limited installation suspended center stage above the hotel’s lobby. The monumental installation titled “Light and Paper” is the work of German sculptor Angela Glajcar and is intended to evoke an emotional reaction to the inanimate object.
While you’re there, between drinks and dinner, tour the $2 million dollar contemporary art collection of Latin American and European artists displayed throughout the Ritz, which are on loan from the private collection of Wynwood curator Diana Lowenstein.