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Hans Ulrich Obrist Tops ArtReview’s “Power 100″ List

October 20th, 2016

Hans Ulrich Obrist, via The GuardianThe annual ArtReview “Power 100″ list for the art world has been released, with curator Hans Ulrich Obrist topping the list for the first time since 2009.  “Obrist’s project is perfectly suited to a globalized, networked age,” the magazine writes.  He is trailed by Documenta 14 curator Adam Szymczyk and Iwan and Manuela Wirth.

Schukin Collection Set for Paris Exhibition

October 20th, 2016

sergei-shchukins-mansion-in-moscow-via-art-newspaperThe Art Newspaper spotlights the arrival of over 100 Modernist masterworks of the Sergei Shchukin collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the first time this many of the works from the renowned Russian collection have been shown together outside the country.  “All curators working on the Modern period dream about staging a Shchukin exhibition,” says Anne Baldassari, former director of the Musée Picasso in Paris. “It’s one of the great pioneering collections that has never received a comprehensive presentation.”
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NADA New York Moves to March During Armory Week

October 20th, 2016

NADA at the Deauville, all photos by Art ObservedNADA will move its annual New York edition to March in 2017, aligning the event with the Armory Show, and taking place at the Skylight Clarkson North, a venue at 571 Washington Street in Hudson Square.  “NADA is always looking for new ways to bring contemporary art to the public on behalf of our international exhibitors and membership base,” says executive director Heather Hubbs. “We’re looking forward to this venture with Skylight Clarkson North, and returning to the west side for our sixth edition of NADA New York in March.
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Andreas Gursky

Hong Kong, Island via Artnet.
b. 1955
Lives and works in:

Düsseldorf, Germany

Represented by:

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Education includes:

Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

Gursky is a German photographer famous for his large and highly-textured photographs that provide a high point of view. He is fascinated with the relationship of people and space. Though not working in definitive series, his work can often be linked by motif. Often, his photographs, which capture a wide-angled view of a vast subject, feature an array of patterns. These patterns, which seem to be one of the most definitive qualities of his work, are not staged or posed, but are instead naturally occurring and captured from an odd or dramatic angle.

Copan via Sauer Thompson.

Signature works include the 1993 Paris, Montparnasse, which portrays the large, grid-like exterior of a large building while simultaneously allowing voyeuristic views into each curtainless window. More recently, he has incorporated computer editing into his art, frequently creating larger subjects than the initial photograph provides.

His work, 99 Cent II Diptychon, a dizzying photograph of row after row of candy and other disposable goods on display at a 99-cent store, sold for $3.3 million in 2007 and holds the record for the highest price paid for a photograph taken by a living photographer, via MOMA.

UBS Collection at Mori Art Museum [ArtObserved]

Wikipedia Entry

More info about the artist coming soon.