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
Dana Jennings takes a look at a number of new art books, including ones by Robert Longo and Ryan McGinley, whose photographs, she writes, “are songs of innocence.” [NYT]
Shepard Fairey’s new mural is unveiled in London’s “Pleasure Garden.” Here’s a slide show of some of the other street art on view. [The Guardian]
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.
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.”
Frieze Week has arrived. The New York debut of the British fair runs on Randall’s Island May 4–7, opening to VIPs on May 3. But there is plenty more on offer over the next few days: satellite fairs like NADA and Pulse, sure, but also museum openings all across town, from the Studio Museum in Read More
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.