By Dan Duray 4/23 4:01pm
Vanity Fair just posted the trailer for Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes, the artist’s first feature film, which debuts in select cities next month.
You can watch it yourself below. It’s a bit like Steve McQueen’s transition to feature length work, in the way it introduces the artist’s style to narrative, only substitute Pokémon for sex addiction. Read More
By Dan Duray 4/23 12:37pm
DNAInfo reports that Helly Nahmad’s lawyers have submitted a pre-sentencing memo in which Mr. Nahmad suggests several philanthropic, community service-oriented alternatives to prison, among them teaching the homeless about art, following his guilty plea to a federal gambling charge this fall. Read More
‘I Don’t Want to Talk About Where the Rastas Came From': Richard Prince’s ‘Canal Zone’ Press Release Is Spot-On
By Dan Duray 4/22 12:49pm
Early next month Gagosian will once again show Richard Prince’s “Canal Zone” paintings. The show marks a victory lap for the artist and the gallery, which have spent the years since the works’ 2008 debut defending them in a copyright lawsuit from photographer Patrick Cariou, whose ethnographic photography served as an element in some of these collage pieces. Read More
By Dan Duray 4/22 9:40am
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
Opening: Justin Matherly at Paula Cooper
The sculptor, based known for his massive sculptures, will be presenting “small-scale abstract works.”–Michael H. Miller Read More
By Dan Duray 4/15 8:41am
“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