NOV 13, 2008 – NEW YORK – 7pm
PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY
a few selections that caught our eye, for one reason – or another.
note: prices achieved – will be posted as soon as the info goes live on PHILLIPS.
UP-DATE: THURS NOV 13, 2008 – 11:56 PM
. . . word just back from the auction – “it was a blood bath” !!
our man on the scene, SIMON CERIGO relates that he arrived late, at 8:15 – and it was already over !! the Thursday night auction starts at 7 PM and usually the action is still going strong til 9.
the chairs were all empty and pretty much everybody had left, except about 10 people who were sipping champagne – around the podium.
SIMON de PURY … was talking to JUDD TULLY of ART & AUCTION, and JOSH BAER, a New York ‘blue chip’ art consultant. Meanwhile, MICHAEL McGINNIS, PHILLIPS’ Worldwide Head for Contemporary Art was surrounded by about 5 or 6 other notebook scribbling – art world scribes, including ANTHONY HADEN-GUEST, and ALEXANDRA PEERS, the former Wall Street Journal contributor, now freelance writing for NEW YORK Magazine’s Intelligencer section – all looking like they had just witnessed a ‘car crash in the street’ and wanting to know – what happened !!.
and, FILE UNDER: INTERESTING TIMING – PHILLIPS de PURY, as in … the whole auction house company – was recently sold, about a month or two ago, to a group of Russian investors – names unknown. SIMON de PURY remains with the company – as day-to-day manager and auctioneer.
on the lighter side – ANTHONY HADEN-GUEST was overheard bragging about his (supposed) big art world scoop – an interview with DAMIEN HIRST – which took place just after the recent SOTHEBY – DAMIEN HIRST – SALE in LONDON, about Damien’s new paintings – the scoop ? that he is, here’s the (supposedly) exciting part – painting the paintings himself. The Haden-Guest essay is coming out in the new INTERVIEW, to hit the stands in a few days, and Anthony was pleased as punch – to report it also includes photos of the new paintings.
Simon was also amazed that the JOHN CURRIN – LOT 24 (in the PHILLIPS Thursday night offering) did not sell. especially because it was an early piece, (1993) and to his eye – a beautiful one, and … “an important work that started his career rolling”. As reported in the New York Times of WED NOV 12, 2008 – CAROL VOGEL – relates that Los Angeles collector DEAN VALENTINE had no trouble selling his John Currin painting – ‘Nice ‘n’ Easy’, “a 1999 painting of two renaissance-inspired nude women that Sotheby’s had priced at $3.5 million to $4.5 million. Three people bid for it, and it sold for a record price of $5.4 million”. ok. thanks, Simon.
back to the auction:
out of 56 LOTS, only 30 sold – meaning the rest didn’t reach their (secret) minimum !!
the only stuff that sold – was real crusty – like ol’ school x 1000 – I mean is DAN FLAVIN (ok. a gorgeous piece – but come on – that was ages ago), DONALD JUDD or ROY LICHTENSTEIN – contemporary, any more ? are they even alive. no, they are not !! can you be dead by a decade, and still be considered contemporary by definition ?
[DAN FLAVIN 1933-1996/DONALD JUDD 1928-1994/ROY LICHTENSTEIN 1923-1997]
[contemporary – “a person of the present age” – AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY]
. . . and even their blue chip works, sold pretty much low ball. As stated above – even the JOHN CURRIN – LOT 24 – failed to find a buyer. The only truly interesting !! edgey contemporary piece that sold, (and above its high estimate) – was the TERRENCE KOH – LOT 2 – which had a pre-sale estimate of $80,000-120,000 and went for: a high bid of $122,500.
and the true story behind that – is unknown. sometimes dealers, or other parties with vested interests – and deep pockets – make sure their pet projects don’t go down the drain, in such a public manner. or it could be totally legit. I mean, no one stepped in to save the other – almost 50% – that failed to make it worth while for their sellers to let go – at what must have been vicious fire sale bidding.
UP-DATE: SAT NOV 15, 2008 – 12:41 PM
about that JOHN CURRIN – that did not sell.
according to CAROL VOGEL in the NEW YORK TIMES, FRIDAY, NOV 14, 2008:
” . . . before the auction … even began five works were withdrawn, including examples by such popular artists as JOHN CURRIN, RICHARD PRINCE and ANSELM KIEFER.”
as well – “as the evening progressed, the results proved dreary, with about 40% of the art unsold and those works that did sell going for a fraction of their estimates. The sales totalled just $9.6 million, less than half of the (total) low estimate of $23 million.”
note: “Final prices include the commission to Phillips: 25 percent of the first $50,000, 20 percent of the next $50,000 to $1 million, and 12 percent of the rest. Estimates do not reflect commissions.”
The Road to the Winterland of My Discontent, I Know Not Where I Lead, 2007
Bronze with black patina, wax and oil in 12 parts. 4 x 6 x 16 in. each.
This work is from an edition of one plus one artist’s proof and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
ESTIMATE: $80,000 – 120,000
SOLD FOR: $122,000
Untitled (Tire Planter), 1999
Rubber tire and paint. 13 x 26 x 26 in.
ESTIMATE: $120,000 – 180,000
Color coupler print Diasec mounted. 19-1/2 x 57-3/4 in.
Signed, titled and dated and marked as unique on the reverse.
ESTIMATE: $200,000 – 300,000
Standing Nude, 1993
Oil on canvas. 48 x 36 in. Signed and dated on the overlap.
ESTIMATE: $500,000 -700,000
Untitled # 212, 1989
Color photograph in artit’s wooden frame. 41-1/4 x 32-1/4 in.
Signed and dated and numbered of six on the reverse.
ESTIMATE: $200,000 – 300,000
Crated Room # 4, 2006
Fiberglass, oil paint, metal, adhesive labels & wood with electrical lights.
78-5/8 x78-5/8 x 46 in.
Dated 2006 on interior frame.
ESTIMATE: $200,000 – 300,000
PHILLIPS de PURY/CONTEMPORARY PART I/NEW YORK
we saw this postcard at Alpha Beta. it sure beats Pearl Paint !!
great graphics. bet the paint is great, too. the bucket paint is guaranteed not
to drip – on the street !!!!!
SABOTAZ USA distributes their paint out of BROOKLYN.
The paint is actually manufactured in GREECE.
check out: sabotazusa.com/store !!
and their myspace page has a really neat animated logo:
watch it SPIN – here: sabotazusa/myspace
in the FAQ’z section on the sabotaz site, it says that the artwork on the spray can is done by IMPE – “greek. 25 and does all our advertising material.”
they seem to have a branch at 624 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn, off the Lorimer station. at CREST HARDWARE.
though they seem to also be connected to L.A. ?
as well as great sound and musicality – MATUTO has great graphics – as pulled together by leader CLAY ROSS !!
this is his current self-produced CD !!
ARTWORK BY GRADY McFERRIN
GRADY McFERRIN did the folk rooster design, CLAY ROSS did the lay-out & that great ‘cardboard’ background.
CLAY ROSS – MATUTO play ALPHA BETA, under the auspices of BODY WITHOUT ORGANS.
SUNDAY NOV 9, 2008.
EDWARD PEREZ on bass, ANDREW BORGEN on drums, and CLAY ROSS, vocals and guitar.
a Brazilian woman in the audience comes up to congratulate CLAY ROSS on the MATUTO sound !!
CLAY ROSS of MATUTO !!
BODY WITHOUT ORGANS PRESENTS: TRADITIONS & NEW DIRECTIONS
THE MUSIC OF PORTUGAL & SOUTH AMERICA
ALPHA BETA, GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN, NYC. NOV 9, 2008
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
check out: CLAY ROSS/MATUTO – hit the player bar/ top of text
check out: CLAY ROSS/MATUTO/myspace
check out: the CLAY ROSS/MATUTO homepage for upcoming performances !!
TRADITIONS & NEW DIRECTIONS – THE MUSIC OF PORTUGAL & SOUTH AMERICA
featuring performances by:
FATIMA SANTOS – with JOSE LUIS IGLESIAS, Portuguese guitar & PEDRO FERREIRA, Classical guitar. and,
CLAY ROSS’ MATUTO.
SUNDAY – NOV 9, 2008 – 8 PM – TICKETS: $12
ALPHA BETA – 70 GREENPOINT AVE – BTWN FRANKLIN + WEST – GREENPOINT – BROOKLYN !!
TAKE G TRAIN TO GREENPOINT AVE – WALK WEST – 1.5 BLOCKS
ALPHA BETA STORE HOURS: DAILY 12PM – 8PM
for more info & directions to ALPHA BETA,
see: the body without organs live !!
BwO/BODY WITHOUT ORGANS is run by: STEFAN RAK
POSTER ARTWORK: SAUDADE BY VIOLET HOPKINS
for more info & pix of STEFAN RAK & VIOLET HOPKINS, who shows at FOXY PRODUCTION
see: OLGA CHERNYSHEVA MoMA SCREENING & scroll down to the after party !!
UP-DATE: WED NOV 12, 2008 – BODY WITHOUT ORGANS PRESENTS:
FATIMA SANTOS with JOSE LIUS IGLESIAS & PEDRO FERREIRA and,
CLAY ROSS – MATUTO !!
ALPHA BETA, 70 GREENPOINT AVE – GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN.
ALPHA BETA – the MOLOTOW WALL
you have to be over 18 to buy this stuff. they check I.D. its the LAW – in NYC !!
ALPHA BETA – bills itself as an ‘alternative’ art supply store.
see: ALPHA BETA
see: ALPHA BETA/myspace
CLAY ROSS. He grew up in South Carolina and said he pretty much ignored the region’s indigenous Appalachia folk music, until he landed in Brazil – and heard their folk music – and then came back to American hill billy blue grass music with new ears. He plays a wicked guitar, and sings. MATUTO is his band/project. It seems to be a kind of open ensemble band – that picks up different instrumentalists as it travels. Matuto is Brazilian street slang for ‘country bumpkin’ or, as we say back here in the USA – ‘hill billy’ – and MATUTO plays straight ahead super fast hill billy fiddle beat – BLUE GRASS !! infused by BAIAO – ‘Northeastern Brazilian Rhythms’ !!
. . . “for a sound like CARNIVAL in the Appalachian Mountains”.
the best page for catching their sound, see: MATUTO/hit the music player bar/top of text
and, as well – check out: CLAY ROSS/myspace – REMEMBER CALABASH !!
also, see: CLAY ROSS/website
MATUTO BASS PLAYER – from TEXAS, (on the Mexican border !!) EDWARD PEREZ, and CLAY ROSS.
. . . for the past 3 years Mr. ROSS has “submerged” himself in Brazilian music playing as member of the world renowned CYRO BAPTISTA’S ensemble – ‘BEAT THE DONKEY’.
MATUTO to-nite !! – ED PEREZ on bass; CLAY ROSS, vocals, guitar, songwriter; and ANDREW BORGA, out of DENVER, on drums.
all 3 – crazy great musicians.
MATUTO plays ZEBULON in WILLIAMSBURG – SUN DEC 14 2008
the show starts at 9PM / MATUTO goes on a 10 PM !!
and, BARBES in PARK SLOPE – FRI JAN 23, 2008. / MATUTO goes on at 8 PM.
DANIEL IBY – the ALPHA BETA events manager.
checking out the art on the wall, in the store, just before the music begins.
(performances, dances, concerts, events take place in the 5000 sq. ft. back room/gallery exhibition space.)
ol’ school – NIC 707 happens to drop by. He was ‘bombing’ trains back in the “tail end of the 1st Generation of STYLE” – ’73 and ’74. He was in 9th grade – outta THE BRONX.
NIC 707 was the founding father of the OTB crew. (OTB – OUT TO BOMB).
COP 2 is the current OTB president.
canvas by NIC 707 – now that street art is having another renaissance – and the stuff in legit galleries is fast becoming real and often hi-priced currency – the old school guys – want to make sure they get their fair share of the pie, too.
FATIMA SANTOS, accompanied by JOSE LUIS IGLESIAS, playing Portuguese guitar.
She sings traditional folk music, incuding FADOS, of Portugal and South America. which is an understatement.
She has the most beautiful voice, you get the feeling she is from a family of generations of folk singers, and, turns out – she is. She stands very still and poised, the emotional depth of her ballads, and voice – run into your soul like the very sea and eternity of human longing.
folk music, like street art – is having a tremendous renaissance as well.
esp. BRAZILIAN (& American ..) music at the moment.
our music guy, SIMON CERIGO says it goes back to ELEPHANT 9. CAT POWER. CALEXICO. BEIRUT. NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL. whatever. etc. etc.
FATIMA SANTOS and JOSE LUIS IGLESIAS.
the best place to hear & buy !! her music is, here: CD BABY/NOSTALGIA
and here: CD BABY/COIMRA FADO
she also has a: FATIMA SANTOS/website
FATIMA SANTOS and JOSE LUIS IGLESIAS.
FATIMA SANTOS at ALPHA BETA.
FATIMA SANTOS with PEDRO FERREIRA.
MR. FERREIRA accompanied MS.SANTOS & JOSE LUIS IGLESIAS in her next set,
which featured many FADO songs. Both men were extremely accomplished musicians.
Professional studio musicians.
check out: LP STUDIOS/JOSE LUIS & PEDRO FERREIRA !!
Ms. Santos gave very brief introductions to the songs, including a sentence or two regarding their meaning & origin.
this FADO -“it’s about meeting someone.” this song – it’s about – “… what a life”.
“Destiny – is something you cannot run away from …”
this song – its about the hardship of “being an immigrant in a new land.”
the audience – knew they were witness to a special night.
and then it was CLAY ROSS / MATUTO.
whereas the traditional folk songs of Portugal were of passions and sorrow, and longing –
the BRAZILIAN based folk music, meeting head-on with the BLUE GRASS of American
APALACHIAN roots – was more fast paced, and in-your-face wide open fun.
both performances were focused on the guitar – it was a strange but not at all strange
night of crying classical guitar meets blue grass fiddle & BAIAO rhythms – guitar . .
CLAY ROSS – MATUTO !!
at ALPHA BETA to-nite: EDWARD PEREZ on bass, ANDREW BORGEN on drums,
and CLAY ROSS – singing. and on guitar. and he can play that guitar !!
ED PEREZ – he can play that bass !!
DRUMMER – ANDREW BORGEN just hit NYC from DENVER – watch out !!
He brought a lot of up-beat energy to the group.
CLAY ROSS greets a member of the audience – NEDIA YOUNG – she just happens to be from BRAZIL. and clearly – she loved his music.
STEFAN RAK of BODY WITHOUT ORGANS – BwO – and producer of the evening.
originally outta Philly – and currently taking over the Big Apple.
. . . what do they put in the water – down there in PHILLY – everyone from PHILLY – rocks !!
. . . from quilters to artists to promoters to small art book publishers !!
shout out to IVORY ONE, who first told us about ALPHA BETA & who curated their very
first show in the (huge) back room/event/performance/dance/gallery space.
we also caught: AIKO !!
the bar – manned by NOEL HEROUX
back in the main store – we meet ALPHA BETA founder/owner LEIF McILWAINE.
ALPHA BETA has been open for 5 months.
the store’s design is amazing – just, in case you didn’t pick up on that !!
LEIF originally hails from UTAH. He came to NYC to attend PRATT – but quickly lost patience with that – I wonder why ?
and last, but not least, prone 23 !!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
FROM THE HOME PAGE: MONDAY NOV 10 2008
* BwO presents MUSIC of PORTUGAL & SOUTH AMERICA *
* TRADITIONS & NEW DIRECTIONS *
* OMG x 1000 !!! that was such an understatement !! *
first of ALL the a-m-a-z-i-n-g folk vocalist FATIMA SANTOS began the evening with pure enchantment – singing traditional folk songs – that hit you right in the heart – her voice is so beautiful and the songs she sings – can bring tears to your eyes – it was mesmerizing. she was accompanied by 2 incredibly talented musicians – JOSE LUIS IGLESIAS on Portuguese guitar & PEDRO FERREIRA playing classical guitar.
that alone made the trip over to ALPHA BETA well well worth the Sunday nite effort – & – then, like a shot out of the contemporary music malestrom – CLAY ROSS !! and his MATUTO group – of the evening !! – ED PEREZ on bass !! & ANDREW BORGEN on drums !! – really shook the place up – BLUEGRASS HILLBILLY MEETS BRAZILIAN FOLK BEATS in a HEAD-ON CELEBRATION – !! – making this nite on par with the top 5 most memorable live music acts we have ever seen, and we’ve seen a few !!! these guys – for sure – they are going to be HUGE – as big as BEIRUT got – except substitute the haunting BALKAN HORN SECTION – with PERCUSSIVE BRAZILIAN BEATS. GUITAR STRINGS sing, just like the strings do in BEIRUT. MATUTO – is a LIVE WIRE ACT – you do NOT !! want to miss.
CLAY ROSS is a showman as well as, an extremely accomplished musician. they have a gig coming up at ZEBULON – so you can catch them there, NEXT !! details & pix !! to follow. but, I’ll leave all you bad ass slackers at your sorry Monday morning desks this morning – with this: MATUTO is Brazilian street slang for H-I-L-L B-I-L-LY and guess what, there ain’t even 5 degrees of separation !! * STEFAN RAK – of BODIES WITHOUT ORGANS – who produced the evening – R-I-G-H-T O-N !! – & watch out for this kid – !! you’ve been a-warned .. and, guess where he’s from – you got it, PHILLY !! what do they put in the water down there ? PHILLY ROCKS !! !! *
KEITH HARING – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS – OPENING – TO-DAY !! – SAT, NOV 8, 6-9 PM
the show runs: NOV 8 – DEC 21, 2008
DEITCH STUDIOS / 4-40 44TH DRIVE (ON THE EAST RIVER) – LONG ISLAND CITY – QUEENS
HOURS: THURS-SAT/ 2-8PM
UP-DATE: MONDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2008
DEITCH PROJECTS JUST RELEASED THIS (2008-DEITCH PROJECTS) INSTALLATION PHOTO of:
KEITH HARING – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS – on view thru DEC 21, 2008 at DEITCH STUDIOS/LONG ISLAND CITY
* sometimes – you just have to give credit – where credit is due !! *
the image was featured on the artlovers homepage the week of NOV 17, 2008
read more: about the work !!
see: more installations shots !!
. . . . there is xerox on the insides of your eyelids
EXHIBITION OF SKATER ZINES FROM THE 1980s / NOV 8 – NOV 22, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION – TODAY !! – SATURDAY, NOV 8 – 5-7 PM
PRINTED MATTER – 195 TENTH AVE – CHELSEA – NYC
PRINTED MATTER is pleased to announce ‘there is xerox on the insides of your eyelids’, an exhibition
surveying American underground skate culture zines form the 1980s, curated by RICH JACOBS.
. . . “Touching on youthful self-publishing and the do-it-yourself-because-no-one-else-will enthusiasm of punk rock, the exhibition explores the raw, cut-and-paste style of the medium while documenting a vibrant youth culture that thrived through word of mouth and conventional (i.e. pre-digital) distribution networks.
The communities showcased in the exhibit were small – typically ,circles of friends traded these much sought-after and very limited (often in editions of less than 30) journals and magazines hand to hand or through the post.
Over a hundred titles will be included … by such artists as: JAMES ALDER, ROB BEN, BRIAN BRANNON, RANDY BURKE and RAY STEVENS, RODGER BRIDGES, J. GRANT BRITTAIN, BUCKET, STEVE CABELERRO, RON CAMERON, THOMAS CAMPBELL, MARK CANOHAN, PHREAD CONRAD, BILL DANIEL ,GARRY DAVIS, WES DEAN, JOHN DETTMAN-LYTLE, PETE DIANTONI, DAN ESTABROOK, PHIL FRANKLIN, JOHN FREEBORN, MARK GONZALES, WES HALL, GARIELLE HOLLEY, RICH JACOBS, ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT, ANDY JENKINS, CHRIS JOHANSON, TIM KERR, AND MORE … including ED TEMPLETON, ADAM WALLCAVAGE, JOCKO WEYLAND & TOBIN YELLAND.”
RICH JACOBS (b. 1972) is an artist/independent curator – this exhibit is drawn largely from his own collection.
He has curated several of his ‘move’ series here in New York City, most recently at CINDERS in Brooklyn.
He recently left New York, to move back to the west coast, he now lives and works in San Francisco.
A book with the same title is forthcoming and a special limited edition zine will made available for this exhibit.
see: a great selection from/RICH JACOBS/”DON’T PAINT YOUR TEETH”/CINDERS/MAY-JUNE 2008
ALSO: ERIK FOSS of FUSE GALLERY put on a great one man show of RICH JACOB’S own work, back in the summer of 2006 !!
CHECK IT OUT: RICH JACOBS/IT NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED (IN REGARDS TO EVERYTHING)/FUSE !!
archival photo: RICH JACOBS at the opening of his one man show: ‘IT NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED (IN REGARDS TO EVERYTHING)’,
FUSE GALLERY, NYC. JULY 29, 2006
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
archival photo: ERIK FOSS, of FUSE GALLERY & LIT BAR, and RICH JACOBS, at the opening of the RICH JACOBS one man show, ‘it needs to be repaired (in regards to everything)”.
FUSE GALLERY, EAST VILLAGE, NYC. JULY 29, 2006
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
check out: FUSE GALLERY !!
JIMMY BAKER – CIVIL DUST / OCT 17 – NOV 15, 2008
FOXY PRODUCTION – 623 WEST 27th St – CHELSEA – NYC
MICHAEL GILLESPIE and JOHN THOMSON of FOXY PRODUCTION CELEBRATE their new (larger !!) space – a couple of doors over on 27th St – or just a little more west – on Chelsea’s frontier street !! – their 2nd solo show o work by JIMMY BAKER – called – CIVIL DUST, an exhibit of highly charged oil paintings encased in a heavy shiny translucent resin coating.
from the gallery press release:
“In CIVIL DUSK – the period after the sun has edged below the horizon and objects are still distinguishable – Baker uses cloaks of fog, smoke, or dust, and disorienting inversions and combinations to make the known feel uncanny. Baker explores American landscape painting’s myths of expansion and freedom, and its conjuring of sentiment and the sublime.
He relates its strategies to those of the contemporary media, refracting scenes gleaned from television and the Internet through the lens of Romanticism. His new paintings, (and some manipulated/collaged digital prints), exhibit a dramatic high gloss sheen that is at once seductive and distancing; they act as both screens and mirrors.”
for more info, individual works & installation shots, see: JIMMY BAKER/FOXY PRODUCTION WEBSITE
PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY OCT 17, 2008
the new and larger, FOXY PRODUCTION GALLERY, a couple of doors west, at 623 West 27th Street.
JIMMY BAKER and MICHAEL GILLESPIE
JIMMY BAKER and his wife, JIL BAKER, an architect at Cincinnati, Ohio firm – MICHAEL SCHUSTER ASSOCIATES.
(one of their specialties is designing state of the art fire stations.)
on the left: JIMMY BAKER, ‘AID’ 2008, and at right, JIMMY BAKER, ‘AZADI’, 2008
a closer look: JIMMY BAKER – ‘AID’ and ‘AZADI’.
both pieces are archival digital prints on white lucite, 24 x 18 in. Edition of 4 + 1 AP
detail, JIMMY BAKER, ‘AID’.
detail, JIMMY BAKER, ‘AZADI’.
who’s – the girl in the vintage poncho – in front of the JIMMY BAKER work ?
none other than MELISSA SCHERRER, the tarot card reader from the recent ‘HOW TO PREDICT THE FUTURE’
presentation at LISA COOLEY !!
oh oh the pieces are beginning to fit together – MIKE PARE and MELISSA SCHERRER,
wandering over from the ATM celebration, next door !!!
they were standing in front of this stunning painting – JIMMY BAKER, ‘5TH OF NOVEMBER’, 2008
done in oil, and with a heavy coat of epoxy resin on canvas over panel, 38 x 30 in.
FOXY PRODUCTION CO-DIRECTOR, JOHN THOMSON chats with a guest.
behind them, JIMMY BAKER’S painting, ‘VIEW FROM CCTV’, 2008
JIMMY BAKER, ‘VIEW FROM CCTV’, 2008, oi and resin on canvas over panel.
60 x 45 in.
detail, JIMMY BAKER, ‘VIEW FROM CCTV’.
gallerist JOHN CONNELLY strolls over, from next door.
on the wall, JIMMY BAKER painting, ‘SEVENTH SISTER’, 2008.
JIMMY BAKER, ‘ENRICHED’, 2008, archival digital print on white lucite.
18 x 24 in, Edition of 4 + 1 AP
artist SCOTT CALHOUN, (and husband of gallerist LISA COOLEY) examines JIMMY BAKER’S,
‘FOLDING BORDER’, 2008, an archival digital print.
an inverted landscape !! the borders of PAKISTAN and AFGHANISTAN !!
JIMMY BAKER, ‘FOLDING BORDER’, 208, archival digital print on white lucite,
24 x 18 in. Edition of 4 + 1 AP
detail, top – JIMMY BAKER, ‘FOLDING LANDSCAPE’.
detail, bottom – JIMMY BAKER, ‘FOLDING LANDSCAPE’.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
here’s an early archival photo of JIMMY BAKER, from his 1st showing at FOXY PRODUCTION, a group show:
JIMMY BAKER, in an early group exhibit at FOXY PRODUCTION, FALL 2004 !!
this photo first was published on artnet, see: artnet/YOUTH RULES IN THE BIG APPLE-FALL 2004
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
EAST MOVES WEST / OCT 17-NOV 15, 2007
ATM GALLERY – 621 WEST 27th St – CHELSEA – NYC
BILL BRADY and ATM GALLERY CELEBRATE their new (large !!) space – a couple of doors over, or to the west of the former 27th St. location, hence the title !! – with a big survey show of new works by the gallery’s artists.
ATM GALLERY first opened in a storefront on AVE B in the East Village, in 2001.
BILL is also proud to be able to say that: ATM “facilitated the first debut New York solo shows
for most of these artists, including TOMOO GOKITA, HUMA BHABHA, MIN KIM, YAYOI DEKI, MIKE PARE and SAEKO TAKAGI, among others.” !!
see: installations shots/gallery website !!
PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY, OCT 17, 2008
HUMA BHABHA !! outside the gallery’s new storefront location.
HUMA BHABHA look sat new ATM logo.
the new space effectively more than doubles the gallery’s former exhibition space, and gives Bill a front office !! as well as private storage space in the back.
the new ATM location – 621 West 27th St.
BILL BRADY at the the new ATM GALLERY inaugural show !!
a new series of large TOMOO GOKITA black and white drawings – greets guests, in the new front office !!
(note: the ambient light fixtures etc, are reflections in the glass frames)
TOMOO GOKITA also had a new !! very striking, huge black and white paint on canvas, painting
in the show.
TOMOO GOKITA, ‘Slash and Thrust’, 2008, acrylic gouache on linen, 102 x 78 in. ($40,000)
(we’re informed – the painting got snapped up, pretty much right away !!)
TOMOO GOKITA – as well as small cast sculpture, something we’ve never seen before from him.
TOMOO GOKITA. it was quite whimsical and funny, expertly balanced.
TOMOO GOKITA, ‘Supermodel’, 2008, Fibeglass, 28 h x 12w x 13 in, ($8,500)
another very striking black, white and gray piece – very different, but equally striking – a large Navajo
blanket/cosmos inspired drawing by – MIKE PARE !!
MIKE PARE, ‘Navajo Space’, 2008, Graphite on paper, 50 x 38 in. ($4,500)
detail, MIKE PARE Navajo blanket inspired drawing.
(on the wall beside him, at right – a GORDON TERRY acrylic on acrylic panel/piece !!)
another star in the ATM stable – MIN KIM !! with her new work, her first series of oil paintings, on board.
she previously worked almost exclusively in drawings and collage, on (large) paper mounted on board.
MIN KIM, ‘Untitled’, oil on board with rope, 2008. ($6,500)
MIN KIM – another oil painting !!
detail, MIN KIM painting.
MIKE PARE, MIN KIM and BILL BRADY.
a video by ANNE EASTMAN – ‘You are not just a Meaningless Fragment’ , 2008
on the left, a wall based 3-D construction by NOAM RAPPAPORT. at the right, the ANNE EASTMAN video.
NOAM RAPPAPORT, ‘Untitled’, 2008
another 3-D wall based construction, this one by the Portuguese artist, MIGUEL ANGELO ROCHA,
‘Eighteen days, Eleven hours, and Nineteen minutes’, 2008
at the opening painter MICHAEL LAZARUS, with ATM artist GORDON TERRY, at right.
one archival, and one new piece by GORDON TERRY !!
at left – ‘Study for a Tentative Space Somewhere Between the World and the Mind’, 2006,
acrylic on acrylic panel, 12 x 12 in. ($3,600), and at right, ‘Study Messages at Milk Hill’, 2008,
acrylic on acrylic panel. ($3,600)
GORDON TERRY’S beautifully colored, spatial, rhythmic and abstract, reflective, plastic-evoking piece,
has a 3 dimensional aspect.
very 3-Dimensional !! a primal head by HUMA BHABHA !!
HUMA BHABHA, ‘Danglars’, 2008. clay, wood, wire, styrofoam. ($35,000)
HUMA BHABHA, ‘Danglars’.
in the pink shirt, TAKA KAWACHII, independent curator and screen print entrepreneur.
His first print edition is by TOMOO GOKITA.
HUMA BHABHA’s ‘Danglars’ – very different – seen from the back !!
a new large painting, oil on canvas, by ERIC SALL, titled ‘Sweet Return’.
ERIC SALL, ‘Sweet Return’, 2008, oil on canvas, 72 x 96 in. ($12,000)
in the small back room – SAEKO TAKAGI – ‘Untitled/Zert Tree’, 2007, acrylic on canvas,
30 x 30 in. ($4,000)
SAEKO TAKAGI, ‘Untitled/Zert Tree’.
a glimpse of YAYOI DEKI – ‘Faces’ !!
YAYOI DEKI, ‘Faces’, 206, acrylic on kent board, 12 x 12 in. ($4,000)
TAMAMI KOBUTA, ‘Untitled’, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 in. ($4,000)
in front of the TOMOO GOKITA painting – Bill Brady’s wife – YOUNG MEE.
at the after party: BELLA FOSTER, ANNE EASTMAN, and NOAM RAPPAPORT.
also at the after party, STEPHEN LIPUMA, and former ATM GALLERy associate SARAH MATTES.
Sarah now works at COHAN, LESLIE GALLERY.
WE know STEPHEN LIPUMA from that crazy great wild Sixtyseven Gallery show – ‘SASQUATCH SOCIETY’,
Summer of 2005 – see: ‘SASQUATCH SOCIETY’/artlovers photo report
STEPHEN LIPUMA contributed 2 great (skateboard) decks, ‘Wander and Ponder’ & ‘Who follows Who’ !!
see: STEPHEN LIPUMA/decks
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
last 3 days to catch !! – ‘I Know Why the Bird Cage Sings ‘ – a show of objects curated by CHRISTIAN HOLSTAD
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT: OCT 21 – NOV 8, 2008
DANIEL REICH GALLERY – 537 WEST 23 ST – TRIBECA, NYC
see: a statement on the show/gallery website
it’s a beautiful little show – if I ever did see one & nothing is for sale !!
Christian said it was years in the making, and you can see the selection was carefully put together.
SOME PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING NIGHT – WED OCT 22, 2008
Mexican leather boots, 1950’s, black leather, Amazonas, size 10-1/2
guests: MAYA HARDINGE and MICKEY.
Postcards by Louis Wain (1860-1939), English artist and Illustrator
Published by Raphael Tuck
postcards by Louis Wain
Postcards by Louis Wain
A. ‘Pretty Kettle of Fish’, 1904. & B. ‘The Shell Mascot’, 1915
Greet Card. ‘I worship the ground … that awaits you.’, 1977
Manufactured by Occasional Quips
Hand forged Hunting Dog Collar, turn of the century, German
made to protect dogs form wolves/bears
Dice. Maker Unknown. Wooden, handmade prison dice
inscribed with “Fuck Off”
Bird Chandelier, 1920s wood, Maker Unknown, Belgium
detail, Bird Chandelier
Severed Head of Goliath
Painted papier-mache, horse hair and beard, Pennsylvania
Part of the Order of the Odd fellows ceremony
Lightbulbs, 1950s, manufactured by Aerolux as nightlights
Popist Military Jacket, USA Cotton, late 1960s/early 1970s
Gentleman’s feather corsages, 1930’s/40’s
feathers, wire, thread, and buttons
The Cramps Video, ‘Live at Napa Valley Mental Hospital’, 1978
CHRISTIAN HOLSTAD with guest, Zhuru
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
DANIEL REICH GALLERY
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
Memorial for RASHA SHAMOON
corner of DELANCEY & ALLEN, LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC. SUNDAY, NOV 2, 2008
while in the ‘hood for the ‘HOW TO PREDICT THE FUTURE’ presentation at LISA COOLEY,
we stumbled upon these remaining traces of the TIME’S UP NEW YORK – DAY OF THE DEAD – BIKE RIDE !!
BARBARA ROSS of TIME’S UP – was nice enough to fill us in on the details.
“Cyclists, zombified with white and black face paint and dressed in bright, festive colors, took to downtown
Manhattan for a 2 hr ride on Sunday, Nov 2nd. They rose the dead with loud cheers, “viva bicicletas” (live on bicycles), and “celebramos los muertos” (celebrate the dead), in addition to visiting sites of cyclists hit and killed
by cars and holding mock funerals.
Village environmental group, TIME’S UP! organized the Day of the Dead bike ride in order to promote safer streets and to remember and celebrate the cyclists BRANDIE BAILEY, RASHA SHAMOON, and BRAD WIILL and their community.
A garbage truck hit Bailey on Houston St at Ave A in 2005. Cyclists stopped first at her white ‘ghost’ bike memorial …. After a moving speech that ended with “let’s celebrate the dead and fight like hell for the living”,
cyclists cheered and danced to the Mexican music performed by former Blood, sweat and Tears trumpet player
Next cyclists rode to where Shamoon was struck by a SUV at Delancey and the Bowery, this past summer, August 11, 2008. They held a ‘mock’ funeral in the divider of the intersection. Then they theatrically ‘died’ and were ‘buried’ under the wheels of a taxi parked in the Allen St. bike lane demonstrating the danger caused by motorists parked in the bike lanes.
The final celebration for the dead occurred at a community garden, where Will dedicated much of his activist effort when he wasn’t promoting bike riding. Cyclists ended their ride at St. Marks Church – where they made a public appeal to Mayor Bloomberg to join them in the quest for safer streets for all New Yorkers, who are often eager to get on their bikes, but are discouraged by unprotected, un-enforced bike lanes. They called for the city to honor its commitment to making the roads bike friendly and green.”
see: more DAY OF THE DEAD photos/FLICKR
see: more coverage/DAILY NEWS
check out: TIME’S UP!