Art Books

Sophie Calle Will Sign Copies of ‘The Address Book’ [Updated]

Calle. (Courtesy Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Artist Sophie Calle will be in New York on Nov. 7 to sign copies of The Address Book, one of her infamous early works. The book compiles a series of essays Ms. Calle wrote in 1983 for the French paper Liberation, based on an address book she found in the streets of Paris. Rather than return the book to its owner, one Pierre D., she called his contacts and asked them about him with the object of “[getting] to know him through his friends and acquaintances.” The Address Book, now being published for the first time in its entirety in English by Siglio Press, is set to be released on Oct. 31. [Update: Wed. Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m.] This event has been rescheduled and will now take place on Saturday Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. Read More


Paula Cooper Gallery to Hold Benefit for Obama

Ms. Cooper in her gallery in 1971. (Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery)

On June 28, Paula Cooper Gallery will host the event Artists & Writers for Obama. Tickets range from $1,000 to $2,500, which will get you into a private pre-reception, and there are a limited number of $100 tickets available. Jonathan Safran Foer and Jonathan Franzen are special guests. My Brightest Diamond, who recently performed at the Kitchen benefit this spring, will provide the music. Here are a few of the host committee members, basically the cream of the crop in the categories of “artists” and “writers”: Read More

The Clock

Times Announced for Next New York Showing of ‘The Clock’

Still from Christian Marclay's The Clock. (Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery)

Well, here’s a reason to stay in New York during the dead zone of July and August: Christian Marclay’s 24-hour film The Clock, which counts down the hours and minutes of a full day in real time using clips from movies and television that depict time passing, will be screened at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium July 13 through Aug. 1. It will be shown Tuesdays through Thursdays 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and continuously starting Fridays at 8 a.m. through Sundays at 10 p.m. Like most commercial galleries, it won’t be open for business on Mondays. Read More

Spring Arts Preview

Top 10 Gallery Shows for Spring 2012

'Untitled (Fold)' (2011) by Tauba Auerbach. (Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York)

Tauba Auerbach at Paula Cooper
Opens May 5
This is unquestionably the season’s most anticipated show by a young artist. After trompe/Op painter Tauba Auerbach’s dealer, Jeffrey Deitch, left town to head L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art two years ago, while her work was on view at the last edition of the Whitney Biennial, she was courted by numerous high-profile dealers but settled on Paula Cooper. She has been weaving to make paintings recently, and focusing increasingly on color, but details remain scarce on her latest developments. “I paint and paint and then destroy nine out of ten paintings,” she recently told an interviewer when asked about her projects. “My standards are increasingly hard to meet.” Read More


9 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before Feb. 4

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Talk and Screening: “An Evening With Andrea Fraser” at MoMA
Andrea Fraser–whose work has included a videotaped sexual liaison with a collector and an impersonation of an alc0hol-fueled speech by artist Martin Kippenberger, and who has been tapped for this year’s Whitney Biennial–will discuss her work and screen a few videos of her performances. –Andrew Russeth
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 7 p.m., $12 Read More

Art Books

Tauba Auerbach Makes a Pop-Up Book

Tauba Auerbach's pop-up sculptures. Courtesy Printed Matter.

Last night at Printed Matter in Chelsea, the artist Tauba Auerbach debuted [2,3], a pop-up book. It was quite a serious pop-up book, mind you, with over-sized dimensions and considerable heft. Men were walking around the space and moving boxes that housed Ms. Auerbach’s creation—which has a print run of 1,000 copies—and as they did, their faces turned red and wrinkled and the veins in their necks bulged. Read More