Armory Week 2012
Armory Week 2012
Last Saturday afternoon, the artist Rob Pruitt, who is known for his glittery paintings of panda bears and his tongue-in-cheek, Golden Globes-style “Art Awards,” was signing books, naked, in the Karma bookstore, in the West Village. He sat at the head of a table arrayed with copies of his 2010 volume Pattern and Degradation, each with a custom cover. One was composed of multiple books of matches. One came with a pair of handcuffs. One was sandwiched between copies of the New York Yellow Pages. As a fig leaf he employed a stuffed animal panda bear.
This week, Gallerist had all kinds of fun. Beginning at the piers for the Armory, we continued on to the Independent in Chelsea and then the Dependent Art Fair at the Comfort Inn on Ludlow Street, where hordes of people crammed into tiny hotel rooms to catch sight of all the ways emerging galleries made Read More
Work of Art
Last Friday marked the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Statue of Liberty.
By a remarkable coincidence, the Public Art Fund announced this past weekend that artist Rob Pruitt’s chrome statue of Andy Warhol, a symbol of hope and freedom in its own right, which had been scheduled to end its six-month residency at the northwest corner of Union Square park this month, will remain there until May 13, 2012.
In this week’s installment of a certain Bravo reality television show, viewers nationwide were confronted with a fatal jet-skiing accident, sexual harassment, a discussion about the appropriate setting in which to consume a Pimm’s No. 1 Cup, and lots of boobs. Surprisingly enough, however, there were no real housewives involved. The television program of which I speak is actually Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, and thankfully a real artist (guest judge Rob Pruitt) dropped by before the hour ended and steered the show in the direction of, you know, ART, albeit for like 12 seconds.