Animals

The Cutest Animals Ever (Included in Artworks)

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Darren Bader's goat at Andrew Kreps Gallery, 2011

It’s been one brilliant season for animals in art.

After years of taxidermy sculptures, live creatures are en vogue. Darren Bader offered up an iguana and adorable cats at his MoMA PS1 show. Bjarne Melgaard hired two adorable five-and-a-half-month-old white tigers to model collars made by designer Ms. Fitz for his show at Ramiken Crucible. This summer, Nina Beier will present “a performance in which a live dog plays dead as it lies on a Persian rug” at Metro Pictures. No doubt there will be more animal art on the horizon. Read More

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It’s All Happening at the High Line Zoo

The Highline Zoo at night (Courtesy Highlinezoo.com)

If you walk the High Line park at night, you’ll see emus, elephants and psychedelic monkeys in mid-swing, all aglow. And this is without the use of hallucinogens. A group of artists including Sun Bae, Stuart Braunstein and Jordan Betten have transformed a Chelsea rooftop, between West 27th and 28th Streets, into a glowing sculpture garden with sound and video. Read More

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Joan Miró’s ‘Étoile Bleue’ to Lead Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sale

Joan Miro, "Peinture (Etoile Bleue)," 1927 (Courtesy Sotheby's)

Peinture (Étoile Bleue), a 1927 painting by Joan Miró is one of Miro’s most important works to come to market and it will lead Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in London on June 19, 2012. The painting, set against a brilliant azure background, is part of his ‘dream paintings’ cycle, a series of works created at the height of Miró’s engagement with the Surrealist movement. Others in the cycle are in the collections of the Metropolitan, the Tate Gallery in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Read More

Armory Week 2012

The Art Advisers Take Center Stage

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High-flying art advisers Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner typically move gracefully through art fair openings, chatting with clients and dealers and then quickly moving on. However, at the Independent last night, they were up against the wall, not moving, arms spread. A photographer was snapping their picture. Read More

Happenings

8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before Feb. 18

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 | Opening: Charles Atlas, "The Illusion of Democracy," at Luhring Augustine

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Event: “Public Storage Blues” with Anthony Haden-Guest
The so-and-sos at Public Storage sold Anthony Haden-Guest’s 34-year accumulation of papers, books, art, music and clothes and everyone’s favorite arts writer has decided to fight City Hall with a little help from John Perry Barlow, Richard Kaplan, Peter & Nejma Beard, Mary McFadden, Christo, Read More