Archive for July, 2009

Go See – London: Eva Rothschild at Modern Art gallery, through August 22, 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Eva Rothschild Good Times Modern Art Gallery London
Good Times, Eva Rothschild on view at Modern Art Gallery in London. Via Modern Art

Stuart Shave/Modern Art Gallery is currently showing sculptures by Eva Rothschild. The Dublin born artist lives and works in London and her work is represented by the Modern Art Gallery.  Her work has been exhibited in the London gallery in a 2008 group show curated by Alexis Vaillant. Recently Eva Rothschild has been commissioned to fill in the Duveens space by Tate Modern. The show at Stuart Shave/Modern Art Gallery closes August 22, 2009.

Related Links:
Go See: London: Eva Rothschild Tate
[Art Observed]
Eva Rothschild Exhibition [Modern art]
Eva Rothschild awarded Tate commission [Guardian]
Eva Rothschild Bio [The Saatchi Gallery]

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Us Women (Detail), Eva Rothschild at Modern Art Gallery. Via Modern Art

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Go See – London: Yuri and Konstantin Shamanov (aka the Chapman brothers) "Good News" in Orel Art, through September 26, 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Hang This Rebel, Konstantin Shamanov Chapman Orel Art
Hang This Rebel, Konstantin Shamanov (Chapman). Via Orel Art

Orel Art, a gallery in London that specializes in Russian contemporary art, hosts an exhibition titled “Good News!”  The show presents works that are no longer dictated by the fluctuating ideas on what is considered “good” or “bad” art; ideas that have been defined throughout Russian history by the equally fluctuating reigning political regimes. The gallery attempted also, to showcase works that break free from the habitual presence of national identity in Russian art.  There is, however, a catch. “The break from national identity” may have exceeded the expectations of Orel Art. Shamanov brothers, whose work is at the core of the exhibit, are really the British Chapman brothers. The show ends September 26, 2009.

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Exhibition View “Good News” show in OrelArt, sculptures by Shamanov (Chapman) brothers. Via Orel Art

Related Links:
Yuri and Konstantin Shamanov bio [Orel Art]
Jake and Dino Chapman bio [White Cube]
How to of Britain’s leading artists duped the art world by pretending to be Russian [Daily Mail]
What a Sham… [Guardian]
Artistic Gags with Yuri and Konstantin Shamanov [This is London]
Unmasked, the famous brothers whose disguise duped art world [This is London]
Jake and Dinos Chapman sham exhibition Good News [Times online]
Good News, Galérie Orel Art, London [Financial Times]

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Chapman brothers disguised as fictional Yuri and Konstantin Shamanov. Via Artchronika

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Go See: London – ‘WALKING IN MY MIND’ at the Hayward Gallery, through September 6, 2009

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Pipilotti Rist, Extremities (smooth, smooth), Walking in My Mind, the Hayward Gallery
“Extremities (smooth, smooth),” Pipilotti Rist’s contribution to “Walking in My Mind,” the Hayward Gallery. via The Guardian.

Currently showing at the Hayward Gallery are the minds of ten artists — or, at least, how the artists feel they can represent the melding of product and creative process.  Ten installation artists from around the world are featured in the show.  Some are relative newcomers who are showing new pieces at the Hayward, like Swedish Bo Christian Larsson and Japanese Chiharu Shiota, who exhibit for the first time in London, and Dutch artist Mark Manders, who shows for the first time in a major British exhibition. Others are more well-established, including Yayoi Kusama and Turner prize-winner Keith Tyson, as well as the late controversial American artist Jason Rhoades.  Also exhibiting are Charles Avery (UK), Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland), and Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland).

Related links:
Hayward Gallery: Walking in My Mind
Art Review: Walking in My Mind Hayward Gallery, London SE1 [The Observer]
Thoughts go astray at the Hayward Gallery’s Walking in My Mind show [The Guardian]
Dark delights from the lonely mind of Japanese genius Yoshitomo Nara [The Independent]

Yoshimoto Nara, Walking in My Mind, Hayward Gallery
Yoshitomo Nara in “Walking in My Mind.” Via The Guardian.

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Don’t Miss – London: Piotr Uklanski “Brut” at Gagosian Gallery, Through July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Piotr Uklański’s “Untitled (Pink Placenta)” 2009 via Gagosian

The Gagosian Gallery will be presents Piotr Uklański’s first solo exhibition in London since 1998 entitled “Brut.”  The title of the exhibition refers to the term art brut, conceived by artist Jean Dubuffet in 1945 and roughly translates as “rough” or “crude” art.  The show, which opened June 11th, debuts contemporary mediums of work envisioned by Uklański’s interest in a certain set of European aesthetics and politics from the post-war era. The exhibition runs through July 31, 2009.

Related Links:
Piotr Uklański “Brut” [Gagosian Gallery]

Piotr Uklański’s “Untitled (Lava)” 2009 via Gagosian

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AO Onsite Auction/Event Review: The 16th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit, Watermill, New York. Saturday July 25, 2009

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Terence Koh Simon De Pury Watermill Benefit Hamptons
Terence Koh and Simon De Pury at the 16th Watermill Summer Benefit. Photo by Patrick McMullan

Robert Wilson greeted his guests as they arrived at the 16th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit- an event he choreographs every summer in order to raise funds for the artistic community to which he is the director. The evening included a silent auction, a live auction hosted by Simon de Pury – Chairman of Philips de Pury auction house, over 10 art installations interpreting this years theme “Inferno,” dinner,  theater performances of various genres and attendance by many from the worlds of art, fashion and music.

Related Links:
Hot as Hell At Watermill
Fire Starters at Watermill Benefit [WWD Lifestyle]
Isabella Rossellini shows for Water Mill Benefit [Newsday]
Flaming Creatures [ArtForum]
The 16th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit Hot As An “Inferno” [Hamptons]
About Watermill Center [Watermill Center]
The 16th Annual Watermill Summer Auction and Benefit [Art Observed]

16th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit and Auction
Attendees walk the trails behind the 16th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit and Auction at the Hamptons, all photos by Art Observed unless noted

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Go See – New York: ‘WHITE NOISE’ at James Cohan Gallery through August 12, 2009

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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From “White Noise,” a group show at the James Cohan Gallery.

The James Cohan Gallery is hosting “White Noise,” a show that incorporates pieces by various artists that focus on silence.  Can one write silence? portray it in art? Is silence merely the absence of sound or an entity in itself? These are among the questions which the performance artists, painters, photographers, installation artists, and video artists of “White Noise” confront, in an exhibition that features an additional four new works specially commissioned for the show.  Nick Cave, Simon Evans, Brendan Fowler, and Fred Tomaselli present exhibition-specific works, alongside those by well-known artists Laurie Anderson, Robert Morris, Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono, and more.

Related links:
James Cohan Gallery : WHITE NOISE
Exhibition of Sounds to be Looked at and Objects to be Heard at James Cohan Gallery [artdaily]

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Jack Pierson, “Silence,” at James Cohan Gallery.

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Go see – Zürich: John Baldessari “Raised Eyebrows / Furrowed Foreheads: Part IV” at Mai 36 Through August 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

John Baldessari Raised Eyebrows Furrowed Foreheads: Two Arms Pointing in Opposite Directions Mai 36
Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: Two Arms (Pointing in Opposite Directions), John Baldessari. Via Mai 36

Mai 36 Gallery in Zürich is currently exhibiting works by John Baldessari. Baldessari is one of the leading figures in the contemporary American art scene with more than 200 solo shows to his name, numerous awards and retrospectives of his work. He also is a teacher who has influenced generations of artists. John Baldessari’s series “Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads” are currently being shown at Mai 36, the exhibition closes August 8, 2009.

Related Links:

Mai 36 Galerie: Press Release [Mai 36]
John Baldessari at Mai 36
[Contemporary Art Daily]
John Baldessari [John Baldessari Website]

John Baldessari Exhibition View Mai 36
John Baldessari Exhibition View at Mai 36. Via Mai 36

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Newslinks for Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Exhibition View Chapman brothers Shamanov
Exhibition View, Chapman Brothers faux show Good News! at Orel Art. Via Times Online

British Art Brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman’s fake identities, art movement, and exhibition as Russian artists is on view after a quiet opening [TimesUK]
Gallery owners reveal the difficulties of running their business in times of the economic crisis
[Forbes], yet some of L.A.’s resilient galleries find opportunities in the crisis: such as reduced rent [Los Angeles Times]

Sothebys Kandinsky
Wassily Kandinsky’s ‘Dramatic and Mild,’ estimated to sell between $6-8 million at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Fall Auction via ArtDaily

Part of the Arthur Sackler Collection is to be auctioned this fall by Sotheby’s, including a rare Kandinsky painting [ArtDaily]
Christie’s sales fell 35% in the first half of the year, though the auction house accounts for 61% of all global auction sales
[Bloomberg] and a breakdown of Christie’s first half results [Art Market Monitor]

Cindy Sherman Vogue
Cindy Sherman’s self-portait for Vogue

Cindy Sherman takes a self-portrait for Vogue in couture, parodying the magazine’s many domestic fashion spreads [Vogue via Economist]
Basquiat Reebok
Basquiat Reeboks via Solediction

Reebok releases a line of high tops featuring the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat [Solediction]
A charity auction in September to raise funds for orphans in Africa will featureworks by prominent YBAs such as Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley, as well as David Bowie, while also including work by South African artists like Marlene Dumas as well as emerging artists [Independent]

Damien Hirst Lance Armstrong bike
The bike Damien Hirst designed for Lance Armstrong to ride in the last stage of the Tour de France via Daily Mail

PETA outraged over Damien Hirst’s use of dead butterfly wings on Lance Armstrong’s bike [Daily Mail]
Richard Prince buys a townhouse on the Upper East Side for $11.5 million
[NY Observer]
The pop-up Lola Gallery opens in Southampton
[Vanity Fair]

Bill Viola’s ‘Ocean Without a Shore,’ which premiered at the church of San Gallo at the 2007 Venice Biennale via FAD

Bill Viola has been commissioned to create two altarpieces for permanent display in St Paul’s Cathedralin London [FAD]
A new program offers a master’s degree in international art crime [NY Times]
Chelsea art dealers predict that the presence of the High Line will kill the art scene there

Eli Broad
Billionaire art collector Eli Broad via Forbes

Forbes names the top ten billionaire art collectors, including François Pinault, Eli Broad, and David Geffen [Forbes]
In related, Vice Chairman of Forbes, Christopher “Kip” Forbes, selling 36 works through private transactions [Bloomberg]
In further related, a growing number of collectors prefer private transactions, the publicity can come after the deal is made [Bloomberg]

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Carsten Höller at the Double Club, Via Guardian

Carsten Höller’s Double Club  “modern day Studio 54″ moving to Paris from London [Guardian]
As visitors wait in line for up to 3 hours, the Banksy show in Bristol extends its visiting hours into the evening [Evening Standard]

Will Cotton Studio
Will Cotton’s studio via Whitewall

A look inside Will Cotton’s studio [Whitewall]
Tracey Emin tells in her interview the difficulties she had to face: from tapeworm to family troubles
[Times Online]
An interview with Eric Fischl on 9/11 and bull fighting in his Soho studio [Artnet]
An almost conclusively thorough article on Dash Snow
[NY Times]

Go See – London: Gilbert & George ‘JACK FREAK PICTURES’ at White Cube Mason’s Yard and Hoxton Square through August 22, 2009

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

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Gilbert & George, “Jackshit,” at White Cube Mason’s Yard.

The White Cube is hosting Gilbert & George’s “Jack Freak Pictures,” the largest series ever by the artists.  Both the Hoxton and Mason’s Yard galleries will be home to the paint collection, of selections also showed at Berlin’s Arndt & Partner.  The exhibition quite literally makes freaks of Jack as in the Union Jack.  Set in the East End of London, “Jack Freak Pictures” is peopled with medals, maps, street-signs and other recognizable symbols of British identity.  The series is in line with other works by Gilbert & George, who subsume identity questions surrounding sexuality, religion, and nation into the provocative colors which their grid pictures confine.

Related links:
Gilbert & George, the Terrible Two, Freak Out in London Shows [Bloomberg]
Gilbert and George: the odd couple [The Guardian]
How Gilbert and George make history [The Guardian]
Gilbert & George: The Jack Freak Pictures, White Cube [The Independent]
Gilbert & George: ‘There’s nothing wrong with patriotism’ [Independent]
Gilbert and George’s Jack Freak Pictures Arrive in Berlin for First Solo Exhibition in 14 Years [Artdaily]
Arndt & Partner – Jack Freak Pictures

The Telegraph on Gilbert & George’s “Jack Freak Pictures,” currently showing at White Cube.

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Go See – Aix-en-Provence, France: 'Picasso/Cézanne' at Musée Granet through September 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

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Paul Cézanne, “Gardanne (vue verticale)” (1886), showing as part of “Picasso/Cézanne” at Musée Granet. Via the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Showing at Musée Granet are paintings by Picasso and Cézanne.  Organized in collaboration with the Communauté du pays d’Aix and the Réunion des Musées Naitonaux, the show comprises more than a hundred paintings, drawings, watercolors, engravings, and sculptures.  The exhibition closes on September 27.

Related links:
Musée Granet – Aix-en-Provence
Granet Museum Opens Exhibition Focusing on Subtle Links Between Picasso and Cézanne [Artdaily]
Pablo Picasso’s Château de Vauvenargues [The Telegraph]
Summer of Picasso [Wall Street Journal]

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Picasso’s “Le village de Vauvenargues” (1959), showing as part of “Picasso/Cézanne” at Musée Granet. Via atelier

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Go See – Philippe Parreno ‘MAY’ at Kunsthalle Zürich through August 16, 2009

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Philippe Parreno, Kunsthalle Zürich, May
From “May,” a Philippe Parreno show at Kunsthalle Zürich.

On view at Kunsthalle Zürich are works by video artist Philippe Parreno.  This is the first of a series of retrospectives of the artist, to be hosted successively at Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and the CCS, Bard College, New York.  The exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich runs through August 16.

Related links:
Kunsthalle Zürich
Philippe Parreno [bio courtesy Air de Paris]
Solo Exhibition for Philippe Parreno at Kunsthalle Zürich [Artdaily]
Vernissage has video of Philippe Parreno’s “May.”

More images and story after the jump.


Go See – New York: ‘Your Gold Teeth II’ curated by Todd Levin at Marianne Boesky Gallery through August 15, 2009

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Marianne Boesky - Your Gold Teeth II - Installation View
Installation view of ‘Your Gold Teeth II’ via Marianne Boesky

“Your Gold Teeth II”, an exhibition curated by Todd Levin and named after a Steely Dan song, is being shown in the Marianne Boesky Gallery through August 15, 2009. Including eminent works by featured artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yoko Ono, Rosemarie Trockel, and Franz West, the pieces display a juxtaposition of art and craft where “boundaries are being tested, and rules of art conducted are being subverted…by craft itself.” In his curator statement, Todd Levin explains just how the art is challenged in Your Gold Teeth II-not through a deliberately simplistic method which has become a prevalent theme in the art world (as in the recent Whitney Biennial and Unmonumental exhibitions) but through the art itself.

YOUR GOLD TEETH II [Marianne Boesky]
Art in Review
[NY Times]
Summer in the City: Group Shows [ArtInfo]
Bones’ Beat: Chelsea Summer Season Begins with Your Gold Teeth II at Marianne Boesky [Village Voice]

Franz West - Paßstück
Franz West’s ‘Paßstück’ via Marianne Boesky


Don't Miss – Brussels: Luc Tuymans 'Against the Day' at Wiels Contemporary Art Center through August 2, 2008

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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Luc Tuymans, “Against the Day I,” courtesy of Wiels, which is hosting a show by the artist.

The Wiels Contemporary Art Center is now hosting Luc Tuymans’s first solo show in Brussels.  “Against the Day” features twenty new paintings, completed specifically for the show.  This is the culmination of a triptych which began with “Les Revenants,” a series about the Jesuit order, and “Forever. The Management of Magic,” about Disney and its influence mass media.  After its close at Wiels, the exhibition will travel to Rooseum-Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Related links:
Wiels Contemporary Art Center – Luc Tuymans “Against the Day”
Against the Day: Luc Tuymans Opens at Wiels, the International Laboratory for Creation and Diffusion of Contemporary Art [Artdaily]
Luc Tuymans: Against the Day [Art Review]
Luc Tuymans Captures the Moment [Wall Street Journal: interview]

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Luc Tuymans, “Against the Day II,” courtesy of the gallery.

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Go See – New York: Black Acid Co-op at Deitch Projects Through August 15, 2009

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe, Black Acid Co-op, Deitch Projects-
Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, Black Acid Co-op installation view via Deitch Projects

Until August 15, “Black Acid Co-op,” a collaboration between New York artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, transforms Deitch Projects’ SoHo space into a series of interconnected room-size installations, creating a walk-in simulation of the grungy interior of a house whose occupants have been producing crystal methamphetamine.  After signing a liability waiver, visitors penetrate into a warren-like series of rooms and corridors, ranging from a greenhouse, a charred kitchen, or a Chinatown variety store, that give off a strong vibe of decrepitude and paranoia.  In this labor-intensive and highly-detailed project, Freeman and Lowe transform medicine into meth, detritus into art, gallery space into drug den.

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Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, Black Acid Co-op installation view via Deitch Projects

Related Links:
Exhibition Page [Deitch Projects]
Down a Rabbit Hole to Meth and its Dysfunction [NY Times]
Acid House
“Black Acid Co-op” at Deitch Projects []


AO Auction/Event Preview -Watermill, New York: The 16th Annual Watermill Summer Auction and Benefit July 25, 2009

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Inferno Watermill Hamptons Annual Summer Benefit
Manaus, Christophe Schlingensief. Inferno, this year’s theme of the 16th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit. Via Hamptons

The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation’s sixteenth Annual Summer Benefit will take place on July 25th in the Hamptons.  Robert Wilson, its Artistic Director, envisages an event that will include various installations, theatrical performances and auctions all framed by this year’s theme- Inferno.  An auction in support of artistic programming at the Watermill Center conducted by Simon de Pury, Chairman of Phillips de Pury auction house, will certainly be one of the highlights of the evening.

Related Links:
Inferno: The Sixteenth Annual Watermill Summer Benefit [Artdaily]
Sixteenth Annual Watermill Summer Benefit [The Watermill Center]
About Watermill [the Watermill Center]
16th Annual Watermill Center Benefit [Artinfo]
Summer Is a-Kooning In: We Preview Watermill Benefit Goodies!
Simon de Pury [Bigthink]
Welcome to Watermill – a review of last year’s (2008) Watermill Benefit [BIZBASH]

Peyton Julian, Elizabeth Peyton. At the Annual Watermill Benefit this year
Julian, Elizabeth Peyton. At the Annual Watermill Benefit this year. Via Watermill Center

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Go See: Leverkusen, Germany – Candida Höfer ‘PROJECTS: DONE’ at Museum Morsbroich through August 2, 2009

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Projects: Done, Candida Höfer, Museum Morsbroich
From “Projects: Done,” the Candida Höfer show at Museum Morsbroich.

The Museum Morsbroich is currently showing 14 projects by the photographer Candida Höfer.  “Projects: Done” will draw from both famous series by the artist, including “Twelve” (2001), and relatively unknown work, like the 1973 photographic collection “Flipper.” The show runs through August 2.

Related links:
Museum Morsbroich
Candida Höfer: Biography [courtesy Rena Bransten Gallery]

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Don’t Miss – New York: Huang Yong Ping at Barbara Gladstone Gallery through July 31, 2009

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Huang Yong Ping, Tower Snake, Barbara Gladstone Gallery
Huang Yong Ping, “Tower Snake,” at Barbara Gladstone Gallery.

The Barbara Gladstone Gallery is hosting a large-scale installation by Huang Yong Ping.  This is the artist’s second show at the gallery, following an exhibition in  2007.  “Tower Snake” was created specifically for the 2009 show, which closes on July 31.

Related links:
Gladstone Gallery
Eyeteeth has video of the exhibition here

Huang Yong Ping, Tower Snake, Barbara Gladstone Gallery
Huang Yong Ping, “Tower Snake,” at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery.

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Go See – Paris: Lance Armstrong and Nike Livestrong ‘STAGES’ at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin through August 8, 2009, Featuring works and Tour de France bikes designed by Andreas Gursky, Yoshitomo Nara, Christopher Wool, Tom Sachs, Ed Ruscha, Rosson Crow, Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Aaron Young, JR, Jules de Balincourt, Kaws, Richard Prince and others

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

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Ed Ruscha’s ‘Vital to the Core’ via STAGES

On view now at Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris is ‘STAGES,’ a fundraising exhibition organized by Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong, featuring artists such as Ed Ruscha, Shepard Fairey, Richard Prince, and a number of others. The exhibition runs concurrently with the Tour de France, which ends on Sunday, July 26th. In addition to the gallery exhibition, which is planned to tour the world after its run at Emmanuel Perrotin, Livestrong has teamed up with Nike and Supertouch to curate a line of artist-designed bikes for Lance to ride during the Tour. Those artists include KAWS, Yoshitomo Nara, and Damien Hirst, who designed the bike for the final stage of the Tour de France. ‘STAGES’ runs July 15-August 8, 2009 at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, after which it will open at the Armory Center in New York on October 2, according to the LA Times.

Shepard Fairey Bike Lance Armstrong
The Bike Shepard Fairey designed for Lance Armstrong via Supertouch

Hirst to Help Lance Armstrong’s Health Charity Raise $4 Million [Bloomberg]
Damien Hirst Has Designs on Lance Armstrong’s Bike [NY Times]
Nike Livestrong STAGES Exhibition
[High Snobiety]
Preview: Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin [Arrested Motion]
Lance Armstrong x Nike Sportswear – “Stages” Touring Art Exhibition Supporting Livestrong [Arrested Motion]
Lance Armstrong x Nike Sportswear “Stages” Touring Art Exhibition [Hypebeast]
Lance Armstrong x Trek x Damien Hirst Stages Project Bike [Limited Hype]
Marc Newson for Lance Armstrong – TREK Art Bike [Freshness]
Lance Armstrong’s New Trek Madone Bikes By Kaws & Barry McGee [High Snobiety]
Tom Sachs‘ Lance’s TequilaBike For Girls [The World’s Best Ever]
Stages exhibition, Paris [Wallpaper]
Interview: KAWS @ Stages, Paris
AFC+: Will Damien Hirst Remind Lance Armstrong of His Mortality?
[Art Fag City]
Lance Armstrong rides bike decorated by Damien Hirst
[Art Review]
L.A. artists lend a hand to Lance Armstrong [LA Times]
Livestrong x Stages | Recap [Limited Hype]
Trek Lance Armstrong STAGES Bike by Yoshitomo Nara [Hypebeast]

The bike Yoshitomo Nara designed for Lance Armstrong for the Tour de France via Hypebeast

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Don’t Miss – Zürich: Peter Fischli/David Weiss at Eva Presenhuber through July 31, 2009

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

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Untitled (Sleeping Puppets), Peter Fischli/David Weiss at Eva Presenhuber

The Eva Presenhuber gallery in Zürich is currently showcasing works by Peter Fischli and David Weiss.  The gallery has previously worked with the duo in 2005 and 2007.  The show will feature video, sculpture, photography and more by the duo. One of the videos being shown is a short film where the artists are wearing animal costumes yet assume roles and engage in experiences that stay within the realms of humans.  The show closes on July 31.

Related links:
The Odd Couple – Interview with Peter Fischli and David Weiss [Frieze]

Eva Presenhuber

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Chain, Peter Fischli/David Weiss. Via Eva Presenhuber

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Don’t Miss – Frankfurt: ‘CARAVAGGIO IN HOLLAND: Music and Genre in the Paintings of Caravaggio and the Utrecht Caravaggists’ at The Städel Museum through July 26, 2009

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Dirck van Baburen, Young Man Singing, Caravaggio in Holland, The Städel Museum
Dirck van Baburen, Young Man Singing (1622), part of the current exhibition at The Städel Museum. Via Art Knowledge News.

Through July 26, The Städel Museum is showing forty works by Caravaggio and his contemporaries in genre, the so-called Utrecht Caravaggists. Sponsored by Stiftung Flughafen Frankfurt/Main für die Region, the exhibition includes paintings by Henrick Terbrugghen, Gerard van Honthorst, and Dirck van Baburen, whose 1622 painting of a disheveled musician recently joined the Städel’s holdings.

Related links:
Caravaggio in Holland – Current Exhibitions – Städel Museum
The Städel Museum shows Caravaggio in Holland: Music and Genre in the Utrecht Caravaggists [Art Knowledge News]

Caravaggio in Holland, Coronation with Thorns, The Städel Museum
Caravaggio, The Coronation with Thorns, at The Städel Museum. Via ArtTattler.

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Go See – Berlin: Daniel Richter ‘OH LA LA’ at Contemporary Fine Arts through August 1, 2009

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

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Daniel Richter’s Angel of Death Metal, part of “Oh La La,” an exhibition of the artist’s works at CFA Berlin.

CFA Berlin is currently showing paintings by Daniel Richter.  “Oh la la” will be the artist’s sixth solo exhibition at CFA Berlin, which has represented him since his first solo show there in 1995.  Other works by the artist are also on display at Essl Museum, Klosterneuberg.

Related links:
CFA Berlin – CFA Exhibition – Daniel Richter – “Oh la la”
Daniel Richter [Artinfo]

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Daniel Richter, Frag Mal, Eiene Frau, at CFA Berlin.

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Go See – New York: “6 works, 6 rooms” John McCracken, Fred Sandback, On Kowara, Dan Flavin, Sol Lewitt, Richard Serra on view at David Zwirner Gallery through August 14th, 2009

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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John McCracken, Swift, 2007. Via David Zwirner Gallery

6 works, 6 rooms is an installation that currently occupies two of David  Zwirner’s gallery spaces. The amount of space that the show affords each work allows for novel consideration of each individual piece and the movements, Conceptualism and Minimalism, to which the works are attributed. The exhibition features the work of Dan Flavin, On Kowara, Sol LeWitt, John McCracken, Fred Sandback and Richard Serra.

6 Works, 6 Rooms [David Zwirner Gallery]

Dan Flavin-Zwirner
Dan Flavin, Monument 4 for those who have been killed in ambush, 1966. Via David Zwirner Gallery.


Newslinks for Monday, July 20th, 2009

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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Dash Snow and his daughter Secret via TinyVices

Following Dash Snow’s untimely death early last Tuesday morning, articles such as this one from The Guardian labeled Snow as an “art icon.”   The Independent cited the artist as “a mythical hero of an artistic underworld.”   There was a cynical editorial on Dash Snow from Canada [Toronto Star via Art Market Monitor]   And within 48 hours of Dash Snow’s death, New York Magazine speculated on the market for his work, and later that that his work might be pulled from an charity auction in Watermill next weekend. Terence Koh dedicated a performance in the UK [The Moment] and Brazilian street art duo OS Gemeos dedicated their Houston and Bowery mural to the artist [NYMag] There was an extensive image collection of the artist and his work from Tiny Vices. and finally a eulogy from the artist’s friend Glenn O’Brien [Purple-Diary]

John Baldessari
A work by John Baldessari via the Tate

The Tate Modern will launch a major John Baldessari retrospective, his first in the UK, on October 13th [Tate]
Bob and Roberta Smith and Wolfgang Tillmans will be Tate trustees

Zevs bombing the Armani store with his dripping Chanel Trademark via SlamXHype

Graffitti artist Zevs arrested in Hong Kong before a major gallery show [SlamXHype]
In related, 3 are arrested for conducting a counterfeit Banksy printing operation [The Art Collectors]

David Byrne Playing The Building Roundhouse Theater London Mockup
A mockup of London’s Playing the Building installation via David

David Byrne reprises his downtown New York Playing The Building sound in architecture installation at London’s Roundhouse August 8th through the 31st []

The video for Madonna’s ‘Candyshop,’ featuring video by Marilyn Minter via YouTube

Marilyn Minter’s Green Pink Caviar is used as a video backdrop for Madonna’s song “Candyshop” [Artnet]

Tate Modern Herzog de Meuron
A rendering of Herzog de Meuron’s expansion to the Tate Modern via World Architecture News

Much publicized plans to expand the British Museum and the Tate could be tabled as funds come into question [TimesUK]
A look at some of the recent graduates and potential YBA’s at Goldmith’s degree show in London [GuardianUK]

Olafur Eliasson speaks about using space and light via Ted

An engaging video of Olafur Eliason speaking about perception [Ted]
The Wall Street Journal has an excerpt from the book Provenance, which documents one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery
[Wall Street Journal]

Lawrence Salander
Lawrence Salander via Bloomberg

Lawrence B. Salander was arrested for the 2nd time for what the Manhattan District Attorney called the biggest art fraud in New York history [Bloomberg]
A video interview with American painter Ellsworth Kelly
[The Art Newspaper]

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova via Fashion Week Daily

According to rumors, Moscow curator Dasha Zhukova and 2008 mega-collector Roman Abramovich have split [Fashion Week Daily]
Christie’s has an iPhone app, offering access to its calendar and catalogs, and soon a live-bidding component

Simon De Pury
Simon de Pury via Harpers Bazaar

Simon de Pury, chairman of the auction house Phillips de Pury revealed as Judge on the upcoming Bravo/Sara Jessica Parker art-world reality show [NY Times] and video of the around-the-block line in New York to apply to be on the show recently [NYArtBeat]

Go See – London: ‘BOULE TO BRAID’ at Lisson Gallery Through August 15, 2009

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Donald Judd, Nicholas Logsdail, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery
Donald Judd, Untitled, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery. Via the Telegraph

The Lisson Gallery is hosting “Boule to Braid” through August 15.   The exhibition draws exclusively from the collection of Nicholas Logsdail, Lisson Gallery’s young founder.  Featured are Carl Andre, Paul McCarthy, Donald Judd, Tony Cragg and more.

Related links:
Lisson Gallery – Exhibition – Boule to Braid: curated by Richard Wentworth
Art Sales: dealer who opened Saatchi’s eyes [the Telegraph]
Richard Wentworth on ‘Boule to Braid’ [Interview,]
Boule de Braid: Private View with Adrian Searle [Guardian]

Tom Sachs, Supreme Allied Commander Moon Rock Box, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Tom Sachs, Supreme Allied Commander Moon Rock Box, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery.