Andrew Russeth

Editor of GalleristNY

Morning Links: Martial Raysse Edition

'Snack,' 1964. (Photo by Art Digital Studio/Luxembourg & Dayan)

Katya Kazakina on the current enthusiasm for “forgotten artists” like Martial Raysse and Germaine Richier. “I said goodbye to America a long time ago,” Mr. Raysse said. “This kind of recognition is sweet.” [Bloomberg]

Zuni Indians ask Europe to return their art. [NYT]

“Was a $3.7 million painting taken out with the trash?” [WSJ] Read More


AICA-USA Announces Awards, Zwirner’s Reinhardt Exhibition Takes First Place for New York Commercial Show

Number one. (Courtesy David Zwirner)

The United States section of the International Association of Art Critics has announced the winners of its annual awards, which were voted on by its more than 400 members. David Zwirner’s superb Ad Reinhardt show, organized by Rob Storr, took top honors in the Best Show in a Commercial Space in New York category, with Gagosian’s “Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959,” organized by John Elderfield, garnering second place. Read More

On View

‘Paul P.: The Homosexual Lovers Throughout the Ages Party’ at Broadway 1602


Over the past decade, the artist Paul P. has established himself as a Victorian aesthete, a master draughtsman and a connoisseur of nostalgia. He has depicted romantic, Old World scenes and dewy-eyed portraits of young men, often topless, his careful handling of pencil and paint obscuring their origins in 1970s and ’80s pornography. In the course of becoming his generation’s John Singer Sargent, he has hazarded charges of preciousness but has almost always managed to stay one step ahead of the twee by coming at the past from oblique emotional and artistic angles. Read More

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Reviewing Artforum’s Advertisements: April 2014

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Artforum, April 2014

Hot stuff in this April issue of Artforum. Perhaps hottest of all? Christine Mehring on Sigmar Polke’s storied 1976 Düsseldorf retrospective, which was organized by none other than Benjamin H.D. Buchloh. (Polke made a rather unexpected intervention in the show.) Also cool: a Top 10 from Pauline Oliveros, J. Hoberman on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Michael Snow show and quite a bit more. Read More


Morning Links: Batman Edition

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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