1. We caught up with downtown art dealer Rick Rounick to chat about his new show and how Haring and Basquiat transformed New York.

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  2. The inspiration for this celebratory image by Vik Muniz is Claude Monet’s famous full-length painting of his wife, 'La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume)' (1876) that now hangs in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston.

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  3. Gallery Hopping

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    Spring has finally come to New York City and we’re making the most of these first few balmy days with leisurely strolls through the gallery districts. 

    This week, New York based Gemini G.E.L. at Jonio Moisant Weyl will be showcasing a special group of  Robert Rauschenberg prints called the Hoarfrost Editions. The name of this series is derived from the unlikely but delicate image of ice crystals congealing on top of a fragile blade of grass. This image is important because it is reflected in the very composition of the prints in this series. All of the eight works on display are built on a foundation of either silk or chiffon only to be topped with printed material. In the case of these works, the support material is lighter than the printed material in the same way that a blade of grass is lighter than a crystal formation. One cannot support the other and yet the effect is one of beauty because the crystal produces a glistening glow just as the prints produce soft wave-like motions at the slightest movement of a passerby. Rauschenberg is deeply concerned with the notion of the effect in these works. This group of prints is also significant because they convey Rauschenberg’s attitudes about artistic practice through their composition as well. Rauschenberg completed this series of prints between the years 1974 and 1976 in collaboration with the Gemini G.E.L  workshop. Rauschenberg believed strongly in the collaborative nature of printmaking and in keeping with this belief continued to make prints out of this workshop up until the time of his death. In effect this exhibit is a meditation on practice and process in the world of the artist. Be sure to go see this exhibit, Robert Rauschenberg: Hoarfrost Editions 1974. It is on view now through the 23rd of May.

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    Just a few more to take your pick from: 

    Miami, FL

    Trompe le Monde at Markowicz Fine Art, April 17 – May 17, 114 NE 40th Street, Miami, FL

    New York, NY

    Cai Jin: Return to the Source at Chambers Fine Art, April 17 – May 24, 522 West 19th Street, New York, NY

    New York, NY

    LAUNCH OF FIRST CHARITABLE FOUNDATION FOR HIGH END ART at UNIX, April 17 – April 17, 532 West 24th St, New York, NY

    The Primary Form of Painting at De Buck Gallery, April 17 – June 8, 545 West 23rd Street, New York, NY

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  4. The top 25 women in the art world, from Dasha Zhukova to Yoko Ono

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  5. How the global market for Old Masters and Impressionist artworks are seeing a drop as the art market becomes increasingly focused on the postwar and contemporary art sector.

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  6. Valued at $20-30 million, this 1981 masterpiece by Jean-Michel Basquiat, from the Reiner Family Collection, will be on offer at the post-war and contemporary evening auction at Christie’s on May 13. 

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  7. Rhona Hoffman Gallery

    Specializing in art that is conceptually, formally, or socio-politically based, Rhona Hoffman Gallery is showing the work of Susan Hefuna this spring. 

    Born in Cairo and raised in Egypt and Germany, Hefuna discusses her personal experience living between the two cultures, through symbolism and visual metaphors in her work. Coalescing her interests in video, performance, and drawing, Notations, her second show at the space, highlights her longstanding fascination with maps, networks, architectural forms, and structural and cultural codes. 

    If you’re in Chicago this Spring, don’t miss Notations at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, April 12- May 31, 2014. 

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  8. If you happen to be in Portland, Oregon, there are only a few days left to catch Attic Gallery’s beautiful show, Road Trip - Acrylic Paintings by Sandra Jones Campbell and Oil Paintings by Z. Z. Wei

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  9. Matisse at Tate Modern

    “An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, a prisoner of style, a prisoner of a reputation, a prisoner of success,” wrote Henri Matisse in his book Jazz (1947). It was with this book that the French painter, then already in his seventies, radically challenged his own practice

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  10. No, that’s not an Instagram photo. It’s a 112-year-old print known as a cyanotype, which involves a specialized chemical process that imparts the slightly surreal, cerulean blue tint.

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  11. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bids. There is only one day left in our Jeff Koons auction. 

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  12. If you’re in Seattle and debating on how to spend one of those rare, luxuriously free afternoons, look no farther. Immerse yourself in the world of Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, a beautiful space that strives to bring the best in contemporary arts to the Pacific Northwest through a roster of nationally recognized artists from the region and beyond.

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  13. An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, a prisoner of style, a prisoner of a reputation, a prisoner of success.

    Henri Matisse 

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  14. From Hollywood to the art world, the new celebrity art collectors

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  15. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bids. There are only two days left in our Jeff Koons auction. 

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