Last May, at Christie’s New York, the painting Park Avenue Façade by Abstract Expressionist Michael Goldberg soared to $461,000, well above the $100,000 to $150,000 estimate set by the auction house. The new artist’s record was set by Michael Rosenfeld, the Manhattan gallery owner who represents Goldberg’s estate. The art dealer said he regularly buys Read More
Dimitris Daskalopoulos, the Greek entrepreneur, mega-collector and benefactor of art institutions the world over, will receive the Leo Award, an annual honor presented by Independent Curators International, Gallerist has learned. The award, which is named after the dealer Leo Castelli, will be presented to Mr. Daskalopoulos at a gala dinner and auction in New York this Read More
Earlier this month, Guild Hall, a nonprofit exhibition space in East Hampton, opened an exhibition of the work of painter Chuck Close. The 27 works in the show all feature his trademark, mostly large-scale portraits of himself or his artist friends. There are ink drawings from the 1970s, several oil paintings, a Japanese-style woodcut, silkscreen Read More
Kiki Smith will be the third artist to be featured in the Public Art Fund’s “Last Lot” series, which brings art to a deserted lot in Times Square at 8th Avenue and West 46th Street, the project’s organizers announced today.
Ms. Smith will place a series of stained glass stars statues in the lot that range from “18 inches to six feet in height and are a kaleidoscope of hand-blown, translucent, iridized, modeled, and cathedral glass,” according to a press release.
Interview just put out a chat between Kiki Smith and Jenny Holzer that’s very worth reading.
Though Andy Warhol was notoriously private, a new exhibition at the New York gallery Affirmation Arts, “Warhol: Confections & Confessions,” shows 53 images from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, none of which has ever left Pittsburgh. Eight of the pictures, one of which shows Andy Warhol skating, have never before been exhibited. [WSJ]