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Morning Links: White Album Edition

The White Album. (Courtesy FACT gallery)

Studies show that—despite the rapid appreciation in value of works by Lucien Smith, Oscar Muillo, Israel Lund, Alex Israel and others, and the fact that dealers are selling these works months after purchase and barely a year after their creation for up to ten times what they were once worth—the art market is no more Read More

Charity

Brant Foundation Partners with Free Arts NYC to Give 100 Homeless Kids a Tour of the Dan Colen Exhibition

Dan Colen, with Peter Brant, at the Brant Foundation last May. (Photo Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Most of the children involved with the Department of Homeless Services have surely never imagined a place like the Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, Connecticut, the massive estate that contains a barn-turned-art museum, a lush green polo field, and masterful sculptures dotting the property—not to mention the Jeff Koons Puppy across the street. Read More

Expansions

In First Move of Inevitable Worldwide Expansion, Arty Workspace NeueHouse to Open in Los Angeles

The future site of the Los Angeles NeueHouse (Courtesy os Angeles Public Library Photo Collection).

Neuehouse, the members-only workspace and host to many a screening, press conference and panel discussion, will expand to Los Angeles early next year, the company announced today. In what’s the first expansion since the flagship opened in its sumptuous Flatiron headquarters—a hip mahogany-lined club room that’s serves as low-key office space for a “curated” group of high-paying habitués—NeueHouse will Read More

Kenny Schachter

Won’t See You Tuesday…

Imagine: artworks by stars Alex Israel, Wade Guyton and Richard Prince, laid to rest. (Rendering by Kenny Schachter).

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator and writer. His writing has appeared in books on architect Zaha Hadid and artists Vito Acconci and Paul Thek, and he is a contributor to the British edition of GQ. The opinions expressed here are his own.

The current resale market for contemporary art has the attention span of a teenager. To switch metaphors, it’s a nuclear hot potato. How many of today’s 25 hottest will be tomorrow’s stone coldest? It’s always in the back of my mind that the pretty young painting things of today can suddenly become progeroid, stricken by a premature aging ailment in their early market lifespans. Read More

Review

Man Up: Macho Men Take Upper East Side Galleries—Too Much Testosterone?

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THE UPPER EAST SIDE ART SCENE sure is getting wild. Long the preserve of the staid and genteel (old masters, modern masters and the like), the neighborhood has recently been seeing more adventurous fare. Three gallery shows that exemplify the trend—and a fourth farther uptown—are of work by artists who share elements of the same profile: the bad-boy avant-gardist with machismo to spare, rebelling against aesthetic conventions, social norms or both. Read More

Openings

There’s Something About Mark Flood: Cameron Diaz Turns Up for ‘Hateful Years’

Dan Colen, Mark Flood and Cameron Diaz at the opening for Mr. Flood's 'The Hateful Years,' 2012. (Courtesy Mary Barone)

Barry Manilow and David Lee Roth—present in the form of grotesquely distorted photo collages—weren’t the only celebrities at the opening of artist Mark Flood’s career survey, “The Hateful Years,” at Upper East Side gallery Luxembourg & Dayan the other night. Cameron Diaz was on hand, and paused to pose for photographer Mary Barone (remember her people pics from the sadly now-defunct Artnet magazine?) along with Mr. Flood and the artist Dan Colen. Read More