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Georgia O’Keefe Museum Acquires Rare Work by Artist

May 28th, 2016

The Barns, Lake George, via NPRThe Georgia O’Keefe museum has acquired a rare 1926 work by the artist, an abstracted landscape that showcases her expressive craft outside of her more traditional subject matter, and captures the country home of her and her husband Alfred Stieglitz.  “Of the subjects O’Keeffe pursued at Lake George in the 1920s—her most prolific decade—the various barns on the Stieglitz property most directly connect her to the interests of various members of the Stieglitz circle and other American modernists to identify distinctly national subjects,” the museum said in a statement.
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David Shrigley Planning Massive Gravestone Installation in Central Park

May 28th, 2016

David Shrigley's Memorial, via NYTDavid Shrigley will install a version of his work Memorial at Central Park this summer, a towering gravestone with a grocery list engraved across its surface.  “He’s best known for a unique drawing style that makes satirical comments on everyday interactions,” says associate curator Emma Enderby of the Public Art Fund, which commissioned the piece. “It’s absurd, it’s funny but it’s also sad and poignant.”
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Katharina Grosse to Install Massive Paint Work in Rockaways

May 28th, 2016

Katharina Grosse's rendering for Fort Tilden, via NYTArtist Katharina Grosse will create one of her signature paint spatter installations on the aquatics building at Fort Tilden Beach this summer, part of MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! event. The work will coat the decaying building in flashes of bright colors, while emphasizing its architectural style.
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Andreas Gursky

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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.

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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.

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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

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