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Omer Fast Sees Avid Protests Over Installation in Chinatown

October 21st, 2017

Chinatown Art Brigade Outside James Cohan, via GuardianArtist Omer Fast is facing a backlash over his current installation at James Cohan in Chinatown, which replicates a shuttered Chinese business. “Chinatown is a 150-year-old thriving community that people built on their own,” says protest organizer Betty Yu. “When an artist equates our culture as garbage, it’s really insulting to the community.”
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Bloomberg Profiles Growing Market for Young Women Artists

October 21st, 2017

NADA ART FAIR MIAMI BEACH 2010_RACHEL UFFNER GALLERYAn article in Bloomberg this week profiles the young women artists seeing their stars rapidly on the rise in the current market, and the increased demand for women artists that has many wondering if a sea change is underway in the market. “Maybe this is the time of the women,” says galleries Rachel Uffner. “They are really good artists. They’ve been working for a while. And they keep making better and better works.”
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Carolee Schneeman Reflects on Early Work in Harper’s

October 21st, 2017

Carolee Schneeman, via ArtforumCarolee Schneemann is featured in Harpers this week, as the artist prepares to open a retrospective exhibition at MoMA PS1 in New York, and reflects on her early life dealing with sexism while training as a writer and artist. “Only an ideal physical body could manage to subvert the traditional expectations of pleasing the male gaze,” she writes. “If our bodies didn’t look appealing we couldn’t have gotten subversive messages through them. We would’ve been laughed away or dismissed as feeble pornographers.”
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Cecily Brown

Cecily Brown image via www.lipsticktracez.com

image via www.lipsticktracez.com

Cecily Brown (born 1969 in London) is a British painter. She has a great respect for art history and her works reveal her reverence and high regard for artists such as Francisco de Goya, Nicolas Poussin, Willem de Kooning, and Joan Mitchell while incorporating into her works her distinct female view point.

Teenage Wildlife, oil on linen image via www.artfacts.net

Teenage Wildlife, oil on linen image via www.artfacts.net

The Fugitive Kind, 2000 oil on linen image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

The Fugitive Kind, 2000- oil on linen

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

New Louboutin Pumps, 2005 image via theluckycharm.wordpress.com

New Louboutin Pumps, 2005

[image via theluckycharm.wordpress.com]

Pyjama Game, 1998- oil on linen image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

Pyjama Game, 1998- oil on linen

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

Brown’s work has attracted the attention of collectors including Elton John and Michael Ovitz. She has become known for her painting style suggestive of abstract and abstract expressionist painters such as de Kooning and Oskar Kokoschka. Sexuality and attraction are important themes in her work, which she explores through semi-figurative and abstract means.

[Bio via Wikipedia  Entry]

Artist’s Links:

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/cecily-brown

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/cecily_brown.htm

More info about the artist coming soon.

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