arting’ around.

contemporary art

IMG_4573 (1)Jackie Mock, Paint collected from Various New York City Subway Stations, 2013 @ the Spring/Break Art Show. artist website here. 
nam june paikNam June Paik, Video Chandelier X, 1990 @ James Cohen Gallery.
IMG_0150Gerhard Richter, 11-Scheiben (11-Panes) (886-3), 2003 @ High Museum of Art in Atlanta. 
IMG_4418Janet Cardiff, The Forty Part Motet, 2001 @ the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. 
yossi miloAssaf Shaham, installation view of Division of the Vision @ Yossi Milo Gallery. 
photoshowclose up of photographs from Social Photography IV, a collection of cell phone photographs @ Carriage Trade
phillip stearnsPhillip Stearns, Fragmented Memory, 2013 @ Onishi Gallery with Partner, NYFA. 
ps1Samara Golden, The Flat Side of the Knife, 2015 @ MoMA PS1.
IMG_0144Chris Olfili, Installation view of Night and Day @ New Museum.
also this.

sold soul.

Art, exhibitions

I love contemporary art auction week not just for all the excitement the sales generate among every realm of the art world but because the auctions give a chance to see rare works that have been hidden away for years in  private collections.  Perhaps these works  will go right back to a private owner after the auction, but for these few weeks it’s nice to see such a wide variety of art in one easy to look through space. Here are some of my picks from Sotheby’s Contemporary sale tomorrow night. 

525N09037_75ZNTMark Bradford, Mithra 2008.

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Cy Twombly, Untitled 1971.

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Andy Warhol, The Statue of Liberty 1986.

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Takashi Murakami, Blue Skull Painting 2012.

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Martin Puryear, Untitled 1986.

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Gerhard Richter, A.B. Courbet 1986.

i found the world so new.

Art

Gerhard Richter, Betty, oil on canvas 1988.

This painting was given to me today in the form of a farewell postcard from one of my bosses at SMOCA. I thought it was beautiful and love Gerhard Richter. Today was my last day as a curatorial intern and I cannot even begin to express how truly wonderful the last year has been there. So I guess i’ll just borrow a quote from good ol’ Gerhard, though I am positive in context, he is referring to painting.

The tough part is always at the end. The beginning is always easy.