~’DO YOU LIKE WORMS ?’ / GAZEBO, Sam’s backyard, Delaware / OPENS SAT JULY 4

by appointment / in the age of covid.
runs thru . . July 31, 2020

with:
LORNA BAUER
TED GAHL
GARRETT LOCKHART
NICO STONE

Gazebo is a free-form, free-flying . . curatorial concept run by artist SAMUEL BOEHM.

see: GAZEBO.space/




~ALFREDO MARTINEZ / THE REAL FAKE BASQUIAT

of course, if you don’t have a fistful of millions of $$$ . . .
you could always opt for a real fake Basquiat . . . by ALFREDO MARTINEZ.

Alfredo, the original Basquiat forger . . who was so good, he single-handedly
brought down the blue chip ‘letter of authenticity’ market,
spent 2 years in jail, in the early 2000s, when he got busted for selling a few fakes to an ex-Columbian coke dealer / long story.
but, yeah check those provenances.

Alfredo now signs them with his own name, which makes them bona fide, Alfredos !!
but, equally captivating, and for only about $2 grand .. well, it’s a no brainer.

contact me in the link to my email, at the top left of this webpage – if you want in.


ALFREDO MARTINEZ, real fake Basquiat / 2017.
acrylic paint on cardboard / 50 x 40 in.
($2,000)

PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~BASQUIAT . . DRAWING ON PAPER / SOTHEBY’S !!

Basquiat drawing on (largish) paper . . goes for $15,184,900 USD
in NYC / Contemporary Art Evening Auction – Sotheby’s, June 29, 2020 /
selling well above the $9-12 million estimate.

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, ‘Untitled (Head)’, 1982.
oil stick, ink & acrylic on paper /
29-3/4 x 22 in.

the rock solid provenance prob contributed to the off-the-charts – outcome.
see: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT at SOTHEBY’S / June 29, 2020


image via SOTHEBY’S




~PETER SUTHERLAND . . ‘HOME VID-20’ / MUSIC BY JULIAN KLINCEWICZ

yes, here’s really – something . . for your Memorial Day Weekend:

WATCH: PETER SUTHERLAND . . . ‘HOME VID-20’

with music by JULIAN KLINCEWICZ, 25 yrs old & already a star & no wonder.

@petersutherland / Instagram posted May 19, 2020

ps: this is the house in Colorado Springs, where Peter grew up.




~JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . catches the moment


JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . . stained glass mosaic / Detroit, May 2020
image via Instagram @jeffreytraanchell story

see: JEFFREY TRANCHELL Instagram




~ROSS BROWN . . caught me !! / LIVING DANGEROUSLY !!

Yeah, those . . were the days !!

hell ya, living dangerously amongst total strangers, without social distancing, masks.
or disinfectant. no sink. no incessant hand washing. bad DIY haircuts, and zoom etc.
5 star sonic jet fly-overs & 12 hr work days. radio djs whining about being in their bedrooms to get away from the wife. medical experts coming at you from their living rooms, home cubbies, or bedrooms, depending on the pay scale. a little TMI re the 6 o’clock news anchors, but hey great to see everyone else has a wilted orchid – they still hang onto, too.

the art work was gritty enough – all on it’s own.
and, come to think of it / it did actually presage a ‘diseased-out’ future, bye the way.
google . . LEWY.


NANCY SMITH, at a JIM JOE OPENING,
‘PIECE OF DIRT / JIM JOE vs LEWY’, CHINATOWN POP-UP / APRIL 1, 2016.
PHOTO: ROSS BROWN
image via IG @artfrontieradvisory
ps: claim to fame . .
@walterrobinsonstudio commented in the IG thread / “living dangerously” …!!

yeah, so that’s me in the orange flannel, just in case you couldn’t figure it out.

so,
ART FRONTIER ADVISORY aka Ross Brown . .
or,
whoever he is / his ‘linked-in’ page says: financial / art advisor / CPA.
& not a bad combo, btw.
& he has some kind of a . . website

but, seriously,
I have no idea who he is, and I have never met him.
but, damn if he didn’t take the absolute best photo of me – ever !!

& throw back to the good ole days, or what !!
doing my favorite pre-Corona activity, . . .
a deep dive into a gritty, hardcore, off-the-wall . . pop-up opening !!
/ Chinatown.

I’m super glad, he apparently reads artlovers, now / esp in his profession.

though, it looks like it took him 4 years to figure out – who I was ?!!
he certainly had no idea . . when he first took that photo.

he just recently posted it / tagging . . me, this past April 1.
yeah . . April Fools Day, and also echoing the opening’s very very April Fools date, too.
but, I was not going to post a photo of myself on April Fools Day (!!!)
jinx, NOT.

even though,
as I said, Walter Robinson, did comment: “Living Dangerously” / prob the best thing anybody ever said about me – underneath it.

PHOTO: ROSS BROWN / ART FRONTIER ADVISORY




~DAN LOXTON . . caught the virus / zeitgest

just in case you didn’t process it / re: my last post . .
DAN LOXTON, a stubborn & gritty young artist, based upstate, near Hudson NY . .
def caught the current / novel corona virus crisis / zeitgest in his current show,
‘Dan in Real Life’, now up at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, NY.

the tiny invader . . takes on the big institutions, and global humanity.

and more so, both figuratively and literally, re: pure painterly theory / but esp because Dan, as a hardcore indie ‘upstate’ (read: upstart) artist . . showing his work in an out-of-the-ordinary / but incredibly beautiful extraordinary location / very much represents the underdog, re the established art world / and he is a very much a small ‘particle’ – in the mainstream art world food chain, to pack such a great punch / such a huge statement.

the David Goliath myth / swings both ways.

the virus is def taking global humanity & civilization as we know it, or knew it / to it’s knees.

when you factor in, that this show must have been at least several months, in the planning, and as such predates the corona virus attack . . . damn / damn.
Dan nailed it.

go, go . . indie rebel / go, go . . Newburgh !!!
where you will also find: DANIEL GIORDANO, & VICKI ISLAND / SAMUEL BOEHM . . !!!
just to mention a few other, out-size / local & very ambitious talents . . !!


‘Dan in Real Life’ at . . the Karpeles Museum in Newburgh, NY
pictured: ‘Master’, 2019, oil on gypsum board with found text & watercolor on paper.


DAN LOXTON, ‘Master’, 2019.
you, WORLD: bend down before the tiny . . . master !!
the Karpeles pop-up site / a very austere & conservative venue / def underscores the message of the invader threat vs the widely rooted, in historical establishment & laws of being & commerce /
or: life as we knew it.
plus it’s a manuscript . . ‘archive’.


the brute quality of the work is really interesting, but so is it’s shallow, fluttering 3-d depth.
it comes across as a ‘particle’ – as opposed to a flat surface / an ‘invader’.
plus . . it has the urgency of a letter being delivered !!
harsh news / bad news, wake-up call . . . folks,
very very nice.

note: the exhibit runs thru . . . JUNE 2020 /
note: call ahead to see if it’s actually still open to the public ?
all non-essential locales are now closed.
not sure if this includes small town rural / urban museums, but probably, yes. closed.

all images via Instagram @danloxton
& pretty much the only way to ‘see’ art – now.
NYC & NY State, as well as Jersey, is in corona lock-down.


see: DAN LOXTON Instagram feed / @danloxton




~DAN LOXTON . . ‘DAN in REAL LIFE’ / KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM, NEWBURGH / OPENS SAT MARCH 14

this might be your best bet for getting to see art . . . IRL.
maybe it’s the fresh air, and less dense / up-state living situation ??

DAN LOXTON: ‘DAN in REAL LIFE’
OPENS SAT MARCH 14 / 4 – 6 PM
and remains on view thru . . JUNE 2020.
The Newburgh Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550

see: THE KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY MUSEUM – NEWBURGH, NY
see: KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUMS – WIKIPEDIA


image via Instagram @danloxton
note: the 2 small red stripe minimalist works, are Dan’s.
great photo !!!!
minimalist – to the . . . . . . MAX !!!!!!!




~’ARTISTS TOOLS’ / SPECIAL SPECIAL

‘ARTISTS TOOLS’ – SPECIAL SPECIAL / A BIG BIG GROUP SHOW / incl PATRICK CARLIN MOHUNDRO !!
MARCH 12 – MAY 3, 2020 / TEMPORARILY CLOSED / COVID CITY-WIDE SHUT-DOWN
TOO BAD !!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TOO BAD !!!!!!!!
SPECIAL SPECIAL, 44 EAST 1st St, West Storefront, Lower East Side NY 10003

note:
the best way to access this for now, is via their virtual tour on: Instagram – @specialspecialnewyork

FYI:
via INSTAGRAM . . . . . . . . . !!!!!!!!


great graphics – BTW !!!!!


see: walkthrough video via Instgram


see: SPECIAL SPECIAL – ABOUT


FYI !!!!!!
PATRICK CARLIN MOHUNDRO . . at JACK BARRETT, MARCH 1, 2020
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~MOLLY SODA . . ‘YOU GOT THIS’ / JACK BARRETT / PIX FROM THE OPENING / incl. PATRICK MOHUNDRO

MOLLY SODA . . opened her second solo show at JACK BARRETT last weekend, too.

MOLLY SODA . . ‘YOU GOT THIS’
MARCH 1 – APRIL 19, 2020
JACK BARRETT GALLERY, Chinatown / Lower East Side

see: MOLLY SODA – ‘YOU GOT THIS / JACK BARRET GALLERY


MOLLY SODA . . . at her opening last Sunday March 1st,
with her video, ‘MY DESKTOP DECOR . . .’ / .


MOLLY SODA, ‘MY DESKTOP DECOR *RELAXING*’, 2019.
Video, 10 minutes 36 seconds / 1920 x 1080.
Dimensions variable / Ed. of 3 + 1 AP.
note: Haley Josephs exhibit, was in the adjoining main room to the right.
the 2 exhibits were an exceptional – pairing !!
both very personal, very art – focused / yet very very different.
esp with regards to graphics, plasticity, and of course: narrative.
while Haley’s exhibit was looking back . . at childhood, and childhood coming to an end / and maybe not so happily, but very profoundly.
MOLLY’S show was very minimalist . . and super clean / in other words a germ-free .. FUTURE VISION !!!!
but, still human ‘feelings’ . . dominate.


MOLLY SODA, ‘How I Stopped Being Self Conscious And Caring What People Think About Me’, 2020.
vinyl window, vinyl decals, window box, weeds /
24 x 36 in.


MOLLY SODA, ‘it just smells like literally like you’re sitting on the beach drinking a margarita and you’re loving your life
and you’re super rich and like you own a yacht’, 2020.
End cap shelf, soy candles
Dimensions variable.


oh oh / . .
somebody’s licking the ‘open’ product – call the cops !!!


PATRICK MOHUNDRO !!!!!!
he finally made it out of Hunter, and in one piece !!
besides some seriously intense & strange work, including a Soho sidewalk pop-up series / he also curated some pretty whack great art shows in the past few years, incl. the ground-breaking,’THE BIG SHORT’ /
a very inspired group show of 9 ‘alternative’ / very indie curatorial projects / which he co-curated with also then fellow Hunter MFA student, EMILY JANOWICK . . which took place in the Hunter Artists Institute basement office uptown.
see: ‘The BIG SHORT’ – artloversnewyork, FEB 2018

you can see, if you can / most probably temporarily closed to public right now ??
not sure. they seemed pretty Covid-ready for the opening 2 nights ago / wipes, fresh air from windows, etc. etc.
oh no: just checked TEMPORARILY CLOSED !!
Patrick’s work in the new group show ‘ARTISTS’ TOOLS’ / at Special Special NYC
44 E. 1st St, West Storefront, NYC / March 12 – May 3, 2020.
it looks pretty . . smazing !!
you can catch a virtual tour on their IG / @specialspecialnewyork

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH