“Activist investor Daniel Loeb, who is fighting to win control of three board seats at Sotheby’s, on Monday raised the temperature by saying the current board has failed and that its attacks on him are ‘false’ and ‘misleading.’” [Reuters]
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Opening: Sherrie Levine at Paula Cooper
New Levine! You excited? I am. —Dan Duray
Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Opening: Julian Schnabel at Gagosian
Always curious to see what this guy does next. —D.D.
Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Chez Perv” at Team Gallery
Team Gallery presents an exhibition featuring Gardar Eide Einarsson, Matias Faldbakken and Oscar Tuazon, the name of which is taken from a New York Post headline about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex scandal. —Michael H. Miller
Team Gallery, 47 Wooster Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “The New Romantics” at Eyebeam
This new exhibition will look at “the ways in which contemporary artists using digital media engage the body, representations of nature, poetic irony, and expressions of individuality as originally expressed in 19th Century Romanticism … Just as the Romantics responded to the industrial revolution, this group of artists are similarly responding to the current information revolution.” A night of performances will go down on April 25. —Zoë Lescaze
Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.
Opening: “Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: equinimod & costumes” at 303 Gallery
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s first show at 303 (and first in a New York gallery) will feature the artist’s personal wardrobe. —M.H.M.
303 Gallery, 507 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Opening: “Marie Lorenz: The Valley of Dry Bones” at Jack Hanley Gallery
For her third show at the gallery, the venturesome Marie Lorenz will premiere a new five-channel video called Ezekia, which “tells the story of a group of women exploring the shore of a lost city.” Should be a great one. —Andrew Russeth Read More
By Dan Duray 4/09 3:55pm
Rachel Sussman, Tavares Strachan, Annina Rüst, John Craig Freeman and Taeyoon Choi and E Roon Kang have won LACMA’s 2014 Art + Technology grants, the museum announced today.
Each grant comes with “monetary and in-kind support for projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies.” Full release follows.
By Dan Duray 4/09 3:44pm
T: The New York Times Style Magazine today has a photographic tour of Hauser & Wirth Somerset, the latest branch of the mega-gallery, which opens this summer in rural England.
“In this instance, business and pleasure mix beautifully,” the article says. True enough! You’ve got Paul McCarthy wallpaper, a Pipilotti Rist chandelier installation, a mural Read More
By Dan Duray 4/08 11:49am
Milton Esterow, the owner of the 112-year-old art magazine ARTnews since 1972, has sold the publication to the Russian art market analyst and investment banker Sergey Skaterschikov. The deal was finalized earlier this morning. The magazine was bought by Mr. Skaterschikov, through his investment vehicle Skate Capital, for an undisclosed sum. Read More
By Dan Duray 4/08 9:00am
TUESDAY, APRIL 8
Opening: Group Show, “Legs” at National Exemplar
Featuring Keith Sonnier, Justin Adian, Adam McEwen, Julia Benjamin and Hanneline Rogeberg. What’s not to like? —Dan Duray
National Exemplar, 381 Broadway, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More
By Dan Duray 4/04 8:58am
Gagosian will show Richard Prince’s legally contentious “Canal Zone”
Here’s an interview with Robert Longo ahead of his two gallery shows:
“On Moby-Dick: ‘I’ve been really interested in Moby-Dick, which is
kind of the genetic code of America. There’s an article by Chris
Hedges about how the United States is like the Pequod–I didn’t intend
it be, but some of the artwork became like the ship.’” [WSJ] Read More
By Dan Duray 4/02 6:00pm
A chunk of Don DeLillo’s most recent novel, Point Omega (2010), is a lengthy description of watching Douglas Gordon’s video installation 24 Hour Psycho at the Museum of Modern Art. Falling Man (2007), Mr. DeLillo’s novel about 9/11, focuses on a performance artist who compulsively acts out the iconic Associated Press photograph of a man jumping to his death from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Cosmopolis (2003) follows Eric Packer, an asset manager who wants to buy the Rothko Chapel, through various bacchanalia in the backseat of his limo—including a sexual encounter with his art adviser—driving through Manhattan. Read More
By Dan Duray 4/02 12:56pm
Early this afternoon Judge Carol Edmead ruled in New York’s Supreme Court that she will let stand a temporary restraining order that prevented Seagrams Building owner RFR Holding LLC from moving a tapestry painted by Pablo Picasso from its Four Seasons restaurant.
The decision marked a victory for the New York Landmarks Conservancy, which owns Read More