Terms of Art: Looking at the American South, the Studio Museum Considers the Insider-Outsider Divide


The 28-year-old artist Jacolby Satterwhite has reached a milestone in his career, with his work included in the current Whitney Biennial. For his mother, it has been a different story. “She has over 10,000 drawings; they’re stacked up to the ceiling,” Mr. Satterwhite said in a phone interview last week. Patricia Satterwhite, who is 63 and lives in Columbia, S.C., has for years been making sketches of products, often fanciful and slightly frightening, that she proposes selling on cable shopping channels. Diagnosed with a mental illness, she has not left her home in years, and her work has never been shown. Read More


César Baldaccini Will Have First U.S. Solo Show in 50 Years


Upper East Side gallery Luxembourg & Dayan will mount a historical survey of the late French artist César Baldaccini, his first solo show in America in a half a century. The gallery happens to be on the same street as the former Saidenberg Gallery, the site of the artist’s breakthrough show in America in 1961. In tribute to this, Luxembourg & Dayan will exhibit César’s 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture of his own thumb, Pouce, in front of the gallery building on East 77th Street. Read More


‘Something About a Tree’: Linda Yablonsky on Her Flag Art Foundation Show

Robert Longo, 'Untitled (French Forest),' 2012. (Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures)

“I’ve always been fascinated by trees,” the writer Linda Yablonsky told The Observer last month by phone. “They’re figures in a landscape, they’re astonishing and magnificent when they’re full or they’re old or they’re tall, and in a winter landscape they can be quite poignant. They have personalities, they come from different parts of the world, and express something in nature that is very human. We cut them down. They give us oxygen. We climb them. They fall down on us. They’re part of our lives.” Read More


Gerhard Richter’s Complete Artist Books on View in Cologne

(Courtesy Bonhams)

It’s so rare in one’s art life to experience absolute completeness, to see every work—even if only in a single medium—by an artist. But right now, in Cologne, Germany, you can do just that with Gerhard Richter. Through May 17, Bonhams is currently hosting an exhibition of every single one of Mr. Richter’s artist books, or Künstlerbücher as they say in German. You can take a peek at them over on the artist’s remarkably comprehensive website. Read More


New Museum Plans ‘NYC 1993′

Chelsea Clinton at soccer practice in Washington, D.C., in January of 1993. (Mike Marucci/AFP/Getty Images)

Today the New Museum released some details regarding the show it has in the works that is centered around the year 1993 in New York. It’s going to be a blowout affair: all five floors of the museum are in play, and four curators are working on it, Massimiliano Gioni, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Jenny Moore and Margot Norton. The show is titled “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” its subtitle coming from the eponymous Sonic Youth record recorded in that year. The show will run Feb. 13 through May 26, 2013. Read More