On a recent Friday afternoon, I was sitting with Gary Indiana in the empty East Village sports bar around the corner from the apartment he’s lived in for about 35 years. I smiled politely while he told me that he “didn’t get fucked in the ass until age 19.” The Counting Crows were on the Read More
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 M.H. Miller 4/17 9:12am
“Controversial human zoo to be recreated as art project in Oslo.” [The Art Newspaper]
Germany has restituted a painting taken during World War I—”a period whose art losses remain little known.” [The Art Newspaper]
At the Milwaukee Art Museum, “staff wanted more gallery space, even if it meant ruining Jim Read More
By M.H. Miller 4/15 11:58am
When Christie’s sends out a news flash with a phrase about how an upcoming auction “encapsulates the gritty underbelly-esque side of Contemporary art,” and said release is illustrated with work by Andy Warhol (estimated price: $7.5 million to $9.5 million), Jeff Koons ($9 million to $12 million) and Martin Kippenberger (again, $9 million to $12 Read More
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 M.H. Miller 4/10 8:47am
Creditors are pressuring the Detroit Institute of Arts to sell work from its collection, lining up $2 billion in bids for the museum’s collection. The city has proposed transferring the institution to a nonprofit in exchange for about $800 million from nonprofits. [Detroit Free Press]
When SFMOMA reopens after it’s expansion and renovation in 2016, it is Read More
By M.H. Miller 4/09 3:19pm
In a surprisingly candid interview with Los Angeles Magazine, billionaire philanthropist and Los Angeles cheerleader Eli Broad has this to say about Jeffrey Deitch, the former director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, where Mr. Broad is a lifetime trustee:
“Look, before, at MOCA, we had a director who couldn’t control the Read More
By M.H. Miller 4/08 3:26pm
A Florida pastor was convicted on Tuesday of trying to sell five fake Damien Hirst paintings to an undercover police officer. According to The New York Times, the pastor, named Kevin Sutherland, also “dabbled in art dealing.” He was found guilty of second degree attempted grand larceny and faces up to seven years in prison Read More
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 M.H. Miller 4/03 8:58am
Knoedler forgery lawsuit names art historian Oliver Wick as defendant. [NYT]
Artists from around the world come out in support of Ukraine. [The Art Newspaper]
Two stolen paintings–by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard–hung in an Italian factory worker’s kitchen for nearly 40 years. [The Guardian]
“Yet there has Read More