Musician and artist André Heller fabricated a falsely attributed Jean-Michel Basquiat for sale at TEFAF in 2017, Art News reports. “In retrospect, the whole thing is, firstly, a childish prank. Secondly, it is naturally showing off. And thirdly, it is a stupid mixture of fiction and truth,” he says. “Just a private fairy tale.”
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New York – Tunji Adeniyi-Jones: “Emergent Properties” at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery Through November 23rd, 2022November 18th, 2022
On view this month in New York, painter Tunji Adeniyi-Jones presents his third exhibition with Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, a show titled Emergent Properties that continues and expands on the artist’s long-standing interest in printmaking—particularly lithography and monotype work—as a formal and conceptual inspiration for new large and small-scale, oil on canvas paintings.
Painter Issy Wood mines a complex visual lexicon throughout her work, walking a fine line between pop observations and meticulous studies of form and space that make her canvases instantly compelling and intricate in their gathered meanings and constructions. The artist’s work continues in this vein this month at Michael Werner Gallery in New York, where the American-born, British artist presents a body of new paintings. Read More »
For painter Firelei Báez, abstraction takes it cues form alchemy; gesture and material commingling in the artist’s hands in order to realize new spaces, new forms, and new ways to see the world. Incorporating this concept into senses of the body and of the world, her works tug at the notions of how we live, and how we might rethink the material of life through new modes of transformation. This notion sits at the core of the artist’s work in her new show at James Cohan, where a series of canvases explore these modes of thought in detail. Read More »
Berlin – Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: “Panoramism and the Abstract Sector” at Esther Schipper Through December 23rd, 2022November 15th, 2022
On view this month in Berlin, Esther Schipper presents Panoramism and the Abstract Sector, artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s tenth solo exhibition with the gallery. Continuing the artist’s ongoing exploration of artistic, emotional and intellectual geneaologies, extending from prior shows in 2021 and this year, the show takes the form of a 30-meter long 180°-degree curved panorama, especially conceived for the exhibition, with imagery spilling over onto a custom-printed carpet, and printed pillow books. Read More »
Marking the artist’s first solo show in Europe, Amy Sherald, the American painter and portraitist has opened a major suite of new paintings at Hauser & Wirth London. Bringing together a selection of both small-scale works and large, monumental pieces, the show is Sherald’s largest to date with the gallery, and a shining example of her abilities in translating and expressing powerful emotional landscapes and intricate relationships through a simple, elegant color palette and meticulous use of space. Read More »
On this month at Timothy Taylor Gallery in New York City, artist Kiki Smith presents a selection of new works focusing on sculpture, drawing, collage, and wall works from the 1990s that draw together Smith’s study of the human body and the natural world. Presented in a new, temporary exhibition space at 211 West 19th Street in Chelsea while the gallery renovates a new 6,000-square-foot gallery in Tribeca that will open next year, the show offers a new series of possibilities and opportunities for the artist’s work. Read More »
Debuting a suite of large-scale paintings and works on paper executed in the last two years of his life, Pace Gallery has opened Late Paintings, a testament to artist Sam Gilliam’s commitment to abstraction. Conceived together with the artist prior to his death in June of 2022, the exhibition occupies the entirety of Pace’s Hanover Square gallery, and marks the first-ever solo exhibition for the artist’s work in the United Kingdom. Read More »
Marking his latest engagement and exploration of the intersections of history, pop culture, and the dialogues of art history that are bound within the former, artist Adrian Ghenie presents The Fear of NOW, is an exhibition of new oil paintings and charcoal drawings at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. He fuses the profoundly personal with the art historical, bridging the abstract and the figurative to examine the impact of the Digital Age on the human condition.
On view this month in New York, Petzel Gallery presents a series of new works by painter Emily Mae Smith, marking the artist’s debut solo exhibition with the gallery. The painter, who blends the surreal and cartoonish with a meticulous study of space and form to create otherworldly scenes that draw on tensions between the imagined and known world. Read More »
On view this month in New York, Lehmann Maupin presents an exhibition of new work by London-based artist Do Ho Suh. Working across various media, including sculpture, drawing, photography, and film, Suh engages ideas of home, memory, psychic space, and displacement. In this exhibition, Suh expands on his exploration of the politics and subjectivity of memory, a concept that has remained central to his practice over the last 25 years. For this exhibition, the artist returns to his long fascination with the role of public monuments, using his signature approach towards fabric to create replicas and embellishments of items, spaces and bodies.