Andrew Russeth

Editor of GalleristNY

Morning Links: Batman Edition

(DC Comics)

Jeff Koons, Bruce Weber and Julian Schnabel are among a number of artists participating in a Fabergé-sponsored  city-wide egg hunt. [NYT]

Scientists are analyzing old landscape paintings to determine air population before complex meteorological measurements were made. An excerpt: “When the Tambora volcano in Indonesia erupted in 1815, ash and gas spewed into the atmosphere, producing bright red and orange sunsets in Europe for several years. This is evident in the paintings of the British master J. M. W. Turner.” [NYT]

That time that Batman was overcome by a mysterious force that made him paint. [New York] Read More


12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 6

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THURSDAY | Opening: Julian Hoeber and André Kertész at Zach Feuer


Performance: Donelle Woolford, “Dick’s Last Stand” at The Kitchen
(Fictional) Whitney Biennial artist Donelle Woolford will reenact a censored Richard Pryor stand-up routine from 1977. Lot of layers here: “Instead of Richard Pryor playing Richard Pryor playing Mudbone, Dick’s Last Stand is Woolford playing Richard Pryor playing Richard Pryor playing Mudbone—across generations and in drag!” Feels appropriate for April Fool’s. —Zoë Lescaze Read More

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Here’s the 2014 Outsider Art Fair Exhibitor List

(Courtesy OAF)

After years of taking place in the heart of winter (late January to early February last year), New York’s Outsider Art Fair will occur this year in May, at the same time as the third edition of the Frieze Art Fair. It’s scheduled to run at Center 548, the former Dia Art Foundation building, from May 8 through 11, and will feature 47 galleries.

The full list of exhibitors is below. They range from established purveyors of self-taught art, like Cavin-Morris and Ricco/Maresca, to contemporary-art-focused galleries, like Marlborough Chelsea and ZieherSmith. Read More


Next Up on the Lower East Side: Kristen Lorello Gallery

Works by Higgins and Occhionero. (Courtesy the artists and Kristen Lorello)

The address 195 Chrystie Street, between Stanton and Rivington Streets on the Lower East Side, has been home to a practice space for the No-Neck Blues Band, the very tiny gallery Art Since the Summer of ‘69 (which billed itself as “the smallest gallery in the world”) and, recently, a branch of Eleven Rivington. Now it’s getting a new gallery, an eponymous operation by Kristen Lorello, a former associate director at Eleven Rivington. Read More


Terms of Art: Looking at the American South, the Studio Museum Considers the Insider-Outsider Divide


The 28-year-old artist Jacolby Satterwhite has reached a milestone in his career, with his work included in the current Whitney Biennial. For his mother, it has been a different story. “She has over 10,000 drawings; they’re stacked up to the ceiling,” Mr. Satterwhite said in a phone interview last week. Patricia Satterwhite, who is 63 and lives in Columbia, S.C., has for years been making sketches of products, often fanciful and slightly frightening, that she proposes selling on cable shopping channels. Diagnosed with a mental illness, she has not left her home in years, and her work has never been shown. Read More

On View

‘Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties’ at the Brooklyn Museum

Emma Amos, 'Three Figures,' 1966. (© Emma Amos / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo by Becket Logan)

“We didn’t want a dream, we wanted a revolution,” the sculptor Mark di Suvero says in the catalog for this utterly captivating exhibition. “The art establishment ignored us. Pop art was just starting up. We were against capitalism.”

“Witness” thrusts you back into the world he is discussing in that passage, the 1960s of civil-rights struggles and political violence. Expertly marshaling its art (by names big and still too small), documentary photography, fashion and music, the show channels a time when the stakes were enormous—life and death—and when artists were digging in, serving as committed spectators and activists, testing what could be represented and how. Read More

Manifesta 10

Here’s Manifesta 10′s Artist List

König. (Courtesy Goethe-Institut)

Russia may not be hosting G-8 summits anytime soon, but it is sounding like it will still get to welcome Manifesta 10 to St. Petersburg in June. The Manifesta Foundation, which organizes the roving European biennial, has said that it is committed to the city, and today released a list of 53 artists that curator Kasper König has tapped for his exhibition. Read More