Ever since Walead Beshty parted with his longtime New York gallery, Wallspace, last year, rumors have abounded about where he would end up, with the names of no fewer than three different Chelsea shops floating around at various points. However, an answer has finally arrived. Petzel will announce today that it has taken on the Los Angeles-based artist.
Charline von Heyl paints with impeccable balance: consistency of tone, harmonious symmetry of color and weight, and a reverence for flatness create a kind of melodramatic opacity, a performance whose function is to conceal what it seems to reveal.
Later this month, the New York–based British artist Nicola Tyson, who is known for her slyly humorous, psychologically compelling figurative paintings, will have a new book published in a limited edition by her New York and London galleries, Petzel and Sadie Coles HQ. Titled Dead Letter Men, it includes letters she’s written to a number Read More
Last fall, right after Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York, observant Manhattanites may have noticed that odd posters had appeared along some of their city’s streets. Pieces of striped paper, with the stripes precisely spaced, had been posted to walls and billboards around downtown without any explanation. There was no brand name—no text of any kind. Just stripes. One with bright aquamarine and white stripes popped up about a block from this writer’s apartment, on Avenue A near East 14th Street. About a week later, they were gone.
Earlier this week, the striped posters began popping up again. They are the work of 74-year-old French artist Daniel Buren—he calls them affichages sauvages (savage postings)—and he’s been installing them around various cities for nearly five decades. The stripes are always the same size, exactly 8.7 centimeters across. The posters in November were timed to coincide with a two-gallery show at Bortolami and Petzel in Chelsea, which was scuttled by Sandy. Two months later, that show is finally coming to fruition.