Openings

The Cory Arcangel/Ryan McGinley After-Party Will Be Boozy Viewings of Home Alone and Gremlins Sequels

"Hillary / Lakes" (2014) by Cory Arcangel (Courtesy Team Gallery)

Typically, what follows an gallery opening reception is a relatively small, relatively civilized dinner at a restaurant nearby. Or, perhaps, there’s some sort of a party at some new hotspot downtown. People drink, eat, talk, schmooze, etc. You know the deal.

Sometimes, though, something much better happens. Sometimes a gallery will rent out a movie Read More

galleries

José Freire Talks Team Gallery’s New Los Angeles Space, its First Expansion Outside New York

An installation from "tl;dr" at Team Gallery, 47 Wooster Street (Courtesy Team Gallery)

An intriguing notice recently appeared on the website of Team Gallery, the Soho institution that represents Ryan McGinley, Cory Arcangel and others. “team (bungalow),” it said. “306 Windward Avenue, venice ca 90291.”

Could it be that Team, a New York-only stalwart for all of its 18 years—first in Chelsea before moving 83 Grand Street in 2006 Read More

artists

Ryan McGinley: ‘Everyone Looks Sexier With Their Clothes On’

Ryan McGinley (Courtesy PatrickMcMullan.com)

With Rizzoli releasing Ryan McGinley’s first major monograph this month, titled Ryan McGinley: Whistle for the Wind, Bullett magazine decided to profile the artist for its summer “Sin” issue. In the article, the itinerant artist, who is known for photographing young people while they are nude and doing things like climbing trees and riding in trucks, says that he is often confused for a pornographer. Read More

Openings

I’ll Paint Yours if You Paint Mine: The Hole’s ‘Portaits of a Generation’

One of the portraits in "Portraits of a Generation." (Courtesy @Kathygrayson)

Recent art history is filled examples of artists painting their compatriots. Think of Philip Pearlstein doing Andy Warhol, or Warhol doing Joseph Beuys. More than 100 more examples are about to join that tradition, thanks to the Hole gallery’s director, Kathy Grayson, who has asked scores of artists—including Yoko Ono, Ryan McGinley, Terence Koh, Tim Noble and Sue Webster (downtown types, for the most part)—to portray each other for a show that opens tomorrow, called “Portraits of a Generation.” Read More

television

Identifying the Artists on Morley Safer’s Segment, One Bon Mot at a Time

Ryan McGinley video at Team Gallery at Art Basel Miami (Still from 60 Minutes)

In all the hubbub over Morley Safer’s segment on 60 Minutes in which he trashes the art world on a visit to Art Basel Miami Beach, a follow-up to his 1993 dig at the industry, one thing we haven’t heard much of, at least not from Mr. Safer, is the names of the artists he shows in his segment—like Ryan McGinley, who made the video of a scantily clad woman holding a make-shift blowtorch, or Mike Kelley, responsible for the installation of sewn stuffed animals and Jennifer Rubell, whose interactive life-size sculpture of Prince William makes an appearance. And while Mr. Safer presents these works as emblems of his confusion and dismay at what has become of the art world, we can’t help think what a thrill it is to see Paul McCarthy’s large pink sculpture of a libidinous dwarf, White Snow Dwarf (Bashful), on national broadcast television. Savoring the moment with a few more artists, here’s a breakdown of some more work we found in the segment, each one paired with one of Mr. Safer’s signature bon mots at the time of their appearance. Read More