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Jerry Saltz Triumphs Over TriBeCa’s Art World Ascendance

September 18th, 2019

Jerry Saltz pens a piece in NY Mag this week trumpeting the return of the TriBeCa art scene, as a range of galleries open in the neighborhood. “Against all odds, can New York have a good art neighborhood with a walkable density of galleries?” He asks.  “Galleries with wooden floors, flaws, and funny footprints, which are more like where artists actually make art than all those perfect, concrete-floored slick showrooms?”
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Whitney Breaks Ground on Monumental David Hammons Sculpture

September 18th, 2019

The Whitney has broken ground on David Hammons’s Day’s End (2020), a permanent install across from the museum in the southern edge of Gansevoort Peninsula.  The piece is referred to by the artist as a “ghost monument” to Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1975 work of the same name in the same location.
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Ragnar Kjartansson Interviewed on Making ‘The Visitors’

September 18th, 2019

The Guardian’s running series of highlights of 21st Century arts features Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors, calling it the best artwork of the 21st Century so far.  “It has a special place in my heart, but it was such a feelgood piece that I had to make some really dark shit afterwards,” he says of his work. “No artist has a favorite piece. Maybe you can pick one when you’re really old – but it’s something I’m super proud of. It took on a life of its own.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero image via www.flickr.com/photos

[image via www.flickr.com/photos]

Fernando Botero (born April 19, 1932 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a Colombian neo-figurative artist, self-titled “the most Colombian of Colombian artists” early on, coming to prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1959.

Abu Ghraib 50, 2005 image via www.hwaethwugu.com

Abu Ghraib 50, 2005-image via www.hwaethwugu.com

Fernando Botero’s Abu Ghraib

After Velasquez, 2005 oil on canvas image via rawartint.wordpress.com

[image via rawartint.wordpress.com]

Hand, Madrid image via http://commons.wikimedia.org

Hand, Madrid image via http://commons.wikimedia.org

Una Coppia, 1999 image via www.worldgallery.co.uk

Una Coppia, 1999 image via www.worldgallery.co.uk

He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word, choosing what colors, shapes, and proportions to use based on intuitive aesthetic thinking. This being said, his works are informed by a Colombian upbringing and social commentary is woven throughout his work.

[Bio via Wikipedia  Entry]

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