Start your day in the best possible way: with some Graffiti and Street Art (and maybe some coffee)
Don’t miss the madness! In the latest episode of The Madness Of Art, Jim gets caught jaywalking while holding a Charlie Hewitt (American, b.1946) piece. The New York City police officer who catches him happens to be an artist. What will Jim think of his work?
Icons & Motifs
These longer days of summer are perfect for gallery hopping! This weekend, we’re browsing exhibitions that delve into Asian cultures and their manifestations.
Meeting Alexander Balos
We sat down with Alexander Balos, founder of Stock In Art, to chat about American and European Modern Masters and how the internet has changed the business.
The Madness of Art
In The Madness of Art video series, gallery owner Jim Kempner chronicles the madness of day-to-day happenings at Jim Kempner Fine Art.
In the latest episode, Jim looks through his exhibition inventory catalogue and contemplates whether or not he should add red dots, which imply that an artwork has been sold, to entice potential clients.
Here’s a quick shout-out to all of the fantastic new members of our gallery network, artnet Galleries!
1. Abington Auction Gallery—Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
2. Ackerman’s Fine Art—Purchase, NY, USA
3. Art GK—Washington, D.C., Annandale, VA, USA
4. The Barakat Gallery—West Hollywood, CA, USA; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; London, United Kingdom
5. BARBARIAN-ART GALLERY—Zurich, Switzerland
6. Gallerie Citi—Burlingame, CA, USA
7. Feature Inc.—New York, NY, USA
8. GLOBE GALLERY—Weybridge, United Kingdom
9. Magno Arte—La Libertad, El Salvador
10. Meem Gallery—Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11. Galeria Oscar Cruz—São Paulo, Brazil
12. The Project Room—Chicago, IL, USA
Pictured: Banksy, Girl with Balloon - unsigned, 2004, courtesy of GLOBE GALLERY
Today, New York’s Art Projects International is opening their latest show, Summer Selections, which includes a beautiful selection of gallery artists.
There are plenty of shows to enjoy on some of those long summer days and evenings. Click through to discover some more gallery openings.
Mountains and Water
The “Love of nature, love of natural surroundings, love of quietness… Love of the simplicity of Chinese water colour paintings” inspired Water Poon's latest exhibition, Mountains and Water.
There is a quiet beauty inherent in Poon’s paintings, but what is striking is the awareness of the sense of space when viewing these pieces. This heightened awareness of space comes from both the unusual composition and framing of the images.
If you’re in Vancouver, don’t miss the opening reception with the artist at Art Beatus, from 11:30 to 6 p.m.
Over the past 15 years, the British capital has solidified its position in the world of large art fairs and, according to new figures, 31% of art dealers’ global sales in 2012 came from art fairs.
Hiding in the City
Add this new exhibition to your gallery hopping schedule! Famed artist Liu Bolin is releasing the first works of a new series, Hiding in California, at new York’s Eli Klein Fine Art tonight. Also on show will be new works from his Hiding in New York series, including an image in front of the harbored aircraft carrier Intrepid, as well as his collaboration with French Street artist JR!
Mask is opening tonight at Eli Klein Fine Art and is accompanied by the release and signing of Liu Bolin’s new book, Being Ghost.
The Madness of Art
Watch an all new season of The Madness of Art!
In episode 1, art dealer Jim Kempner’s (difficult) new client is interested in purchasing a Warhol. Which Warhol work will she choose?
Frustrated & Futile
"Viola has become the Rembrandt of the video age." – Laura Cumming
If you happen to be in London tonight, don’t miss Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures, a museum-scale exhibition of nine new works by famed video artist Bill Viola.
Created on location and in the artist’s studio in southern California, the show presents three bodies of work: the Frustrated Actions, the Mirage, and the Water Portraits series. Through these works, Viola engages with complex aspects of human experience, including mortality, transience, and our persistent (and some may say futile) attempts to truly and objectively understand ourselves and the meaning of our brief lives.
Preview Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures atBlain|Southern tonight, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Whether you’re enjoying Venice or are en route to Basel, take a moment to peruse and enjoy the latest members of our gallery network!
1. AIKE - DELLARCO—Shanghai, China
2. AFA—New York, NY, USA; Belcastel, France; Las Vegas, NV, New Orleans, LA, USA
3. Ansorena Galería de Arte—Madrid, Spain
4. ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN—London, UK
5. Castle Gallery—Lisburn, UK
6. Compagnia dell’Arte—Serravalle, Republic of San Marino
7. Edelman Arts—New York, NY, USA
8. Feedback Ltd.—New York, NY, USA
9. Ivorypress—Madrid, Spain
10. James Lisboa - Escritorio de Arte—São Paulo, Brazil
11. Lawrie Shabibi—Dubai, United Arab Emirates
12. The Nevica Project-—Chicago, IL, USA
13. Raphaël Lévy Marchand d’art – Art dealer – Kunsthändler—Zurich, Switzerland
14.Zipper Galeria—São Paulo, Brazil
Pictured: Lawrie Shabibi—Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Golden Lion For Sehgal
Berlin-based artist Tino Sehgal has won the Golden Lion for best artist at this year’s Venice Biennale, the world’s most prestigious Contemporary Art event.
The art world equivalent of an Oscar, Sehgal received the award for his performance piece in which a few people hum and beatbox while moving on the floor. The jury praised Sehgal “for the excellence and innovation that his practice has brought opening the field of artistic disciplines.”
Discover more of his work at Marian Goodman Gallery.
According to gallery owner William Morrison, the new exhibition showcases Perlowsky’s depth and versatility, including vibrant drip paintings on mirror, bold stripe paintings on wood, and works on paper. “The new stripe paintings are particularly striking, executed with a precision and thoughtfulness that only Perlowsky could achieve,” Morrison said.
Stop by the opening reception on Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.