~WALTER ROBINSON . . posters at UNIQLO, cash in !! $34.90 a pop !!

ever hear of micro investing, folks ?
well, this is . . micro art buying !!

WALTER ROBINSON, ‘cash’ posters for sale – only at the UNIQLO store, on Broadway – in SOHO !!
don’t know how many are left, we bought . . 3 !!
$34.90 ea. / run, don’t walk.

it’s an offset print of the original, WALTER ROBINSON, ‘Cash’, 2016 / a limited edition of 30, when first printed.
and god only knows, how much – now ?!!

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image via Instagram @walterrobinsonstudio
where he thanks JEFFREY DEITCH for the Uniqlo hook-up, in the caption.

go . . . WALTER !!!!!!!!




~SIMON CERIGO . . wants to know !! yo, . . WALTER ROBINSON !! what up ?!!

so, even though SIMON is R.I.P. . . .
he did manage to whisper a few little nothings . . in my ear, for Valentine’s Day, yesterday.

this is what – he wants to know:

“IS WALTER a millionaire . . . yet ?
I got a couple of DAN ASHERS . . . to sell him !!”

and,

“what took him – so long !!”

good question !!!!

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WALTER ROBINSON . . large painting, at the right – at the WHITNEY Museum, featured in the New York Times Art section this weekend, headlining a review by Roberta Smith.

who cares what she wrote, and . . more annoyingly, what took her so long ?
more than 3 decades (!!) to get that Walter – was a genius American painter ???
no matter:
that half page photo by JAKE NAUGHTON for the New York Times – is worth a thousand words !!!
gorgeous !!!

left: KATHE BURKHART, ‘Prick’: From the Liz Taylor Series (Suddenly Last Summer), from 1987, reprises a movie scene with Elizabeth Taylor & Montgomery Clift.

lol, and Walter could be a prick, too. if truth be told, ha.
just . . if any hard-core insiders are reading.
ok. ok. people say bad things about me too, & prob well-deserved, I don’t “suffer fools gladly”, and they wonder why I’m . . .”bitter”,
but . . hey, it’s just very funny – if you are in the know !!

right: WALTER ROBINSON, ‘Baron Sinister’, acrylic on child’s bed sheet, from 1986.

PHOTO of the NEW YORK TIMES page: KATE CERIGO, Simon’s (and mine) daughter, who was born in 1986 / and lived through it all, & is just starting to . . . tell-the-tale, from the inside track !!
“Under the Volcano” . . . !!!!
SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, NANCY SMITH.

and apparently . . it’s a tale that needs – to be told !!
I don’t see any of these 80s painters – in that Whitney show !!

but, you know what they say, the longer it takes you to rise up to the top, the more critically acclaimed & important – your spot at the top shines. so, wtf !!
#dontbelievemejustwatch !!

I figure it’s no accident / I’m still around to kick the news up, good and hard.
#fate #destiny #NYCartcrticsaresodumb
the NYC art market is so slow / & can we say: as in, retarded, as well ?!!

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a young SIMON CERIGO, he was just 34, when this photo was taken, in 1986 . .
in his short-lived SIMON CERIGO GALLERY on AVE A, in the East Village, with an early WALTER ROBINSON painting, often referred to as ‘Ape Reporter’. it’s actually titled, by Walter – on the back: ‘DAD’.
Simon was one of the first to buy & exhibit Walter’s work.
archival photo: NANCY SMITH

ps: fashionistas . . note the totally buttoned-up shirt / with no tie.
was the guy on point, or what ?
way too-ahead of his times, no wonder his life feel hard, into . . ‘forget my woes’ partying.

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WALTER ROBINSON, ‘Revenge’, 1982. acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 ins.
this was in our collection, from day one !! meaning the early 80’s.
it still has the original Metro Pictures label – on the back.
we had to sell it, to feed the kiddies / to Simon’s sister, Helene Cerigo Lupatkin, the doctor, lol,
but at least it stayed – in the family.

an absolute gorgeous / early painting, ‘Revenge’ was included in the the big WALTER ROBINSON retrospective, and it was also shown at . . DEITCH PROJECTS, recently.
PHOTO: taken in her home, by HELENE CERIGO LUPATKIN, MD.

so, yeah.
me and Simon owed at least 10, if not more (!!) of Walter’s works, including one on a large white bed sheet, in varying sizes and of different subject matter, from the 80s on.
any time any dough came our way – we bought another.
Simon, was sure they were no-brainers, (and so was I) but no matter how hard he tried to sell them, there were . . no takers. he couldn’t even give them away. yes, it was that bad.
no help from the ‘Times’.

it took the art world . . over 30 years to catch up to – us !!
I just wish Simon was alive – to see this.
#revenge

I bet a lot of Simon’s rich, but useless collector pals, are kicking themselves in their sorry fat asses – now.




~LUKE MURPHY . . CANADA GALLERY, ZONA, MEXICO CITY

LUKE MURPHY, whose ‘RE-SIST’ / animated digital ‘LED – DELI’ BANNER . . .
is at the top of this page . . .

has 3 light boxes at the CANADA booth, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, Mexico – this weekend.

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LUKE MURPHY, 3 animated LED MATRIX LIGHTBOXES – at CANADA BOOTH, ZONA MACO.
yes, that’s a Katherine Bernhard canvas, at the extreme right, wall.
PHOTO: courtesy of LUKE MURPHY




~PETER SUTHERLAND . . ANONYMOUS GALLERY, ZONA, MEXICO CITY

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IMAGE: PETER SUTHERLAND

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ZONA MACO – FEB 8-12, 2017
ANONYMOUS GALLERY – BOOTH NP14
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
IMAGE VIA Instagram @petersutherland / Mexico City, Mexico

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PETER SUTHERLAND – INSTALLATION . . is at center / back.
BRENDAN LYNCH is on the left wall / FLUCT is on the right.
IMAGE VIA Instagram @anonymousgallery

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PETER SUTHERLAND INSTALLATION – ANONYMOUS GALLERY, BOOTH NP14 / ZONA MACO, MEXICO
PETER SUTHERLAND: perforated vinyl wall & framed works.
IMAGE VIA Instagram @magentaplains / Mexico City, Mexico




~’THE GARDEN of FORKING PATHS’, incl PETER SUTHERLAND . . MAGENTA PLAINS: LAST DAY

‘THE GARDEN of FORKING PATHS’ – ORGANIZED BY ADAM MARNIE
JAN 8 – FEB 12, 2017
MAGENTA PLAINS, 94 ALLEN ST, BTW DELANCEY & BROOME, LOWER EAST SIDE

TODAY, SUN FEB 12 . . is the LAST DAY to see the show.
the gallery is open from . . 11 am – 6 pm

see more on this exhibit: THE GARDEN of FORKING PATHS/gallery website

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PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘SAN ARCO’, 2017.
inkjet print on perforated vinyl, 91 x 244 in.
PHOTO: COURTESY MAGENTA PLAINS

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if you get to the gallery too late in the day, like after 5 PM as I did, when it’s darker outside in the street / than it is in the gallery . . you can’t see Peter’s storefront window photograph !! so you kind of have to move the door a bit to change the exterior light / to catch a glimpse of it, which is pretty fascinating, in and of it’s own ‘technical’ narrative.

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the shiny metallic vinyl ‘perforations’ become the ‘subject’. it’s just really strange to wonder about the static vs mutated photographic image, properties of light, a multitude of holes, and the . . whole.
it’s an image shifter, depending on the light. & we usually consider photographs so: indelible.

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CHRIS DORLAND . . one of the three co-directors of MAGENTA PLAINS,
with THATCHER KEATS, ‘Honey Shelf’, 2013, to the right.

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detail, THATCHER KEATS, ‘Honey Shelf’ . . Tupelo Honey.

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detail, THATCHER KEATS, ‘Honey Shelf’.

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RONI SHNEIOR, ‘Cheers’, 2017.
ceramic, paper, glue, epoxy, steel mesh, spray paint, nail polish, beer can, flashlight.
54 x 24 x 12 in.

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HEATHER BURSCH, ‘Hinge: Periphery to Mark an Interior’, 2016.
marble, brass, brass leaf, magnets.
installation: dimensions variable.

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detail, RYAN FOERSTER & HANNAH BUONAGURO, ‘and the people sat down to eat and’, 2017.
wood, glass, paint, linoleum, c-prints, duct tape, string, wax, paper, plastic, fabric, wire, polyurethane, tomato plants, bagel.

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EDUARDO ALFONSO, gallery associate at the desk downstairs,
where there are more artworks, interesting original architecture, and . . a selection of magazines and artist zines, including . . the new issue of F.

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PETER SUTHERLAND and MAIA RUTH LEE, ‘WOOZY’ . . in the new F magazine, pg 8.
F . . is a biannual magazine published and edited by ADAM MARNIE.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, JAN 20, 2017 – unless otherwise noted.




~NEW VIDEO SCREENING . . GOOD WORK GALLERY, BROOKLYN / TO-NITE / SAT FEB 11 / 7PM / incl NICHOLAS STEINDORF / PHILLIP BIRCH . . + show curated by JERRY BLACKMAN

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“SCREENING EVENT” . . .
VIDEOS BY: PHILLIP BIRCH, NATHANIEL LIEB, MAYA MANVI, MORGAN PEARSE, DEIRDRE SARGENT, NICHOLAS STEINDORF

IN CONJUNCTION WITH:
‘THE SPUTTERING, HUMAN-SHAPED MACHINE’ – curated by JERRY BLACKMAN

SAT FEB 11, 2017 – starts at 7 PM
GOOD WORK GALLERY, 1100 BROADWAY, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN

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~TOMMY MALEKOFF . . ‘PERENNIAL SHADOWS’ / JEFFREY STARK

10 DAY SHOWING . . .

‘PERENNIAL SHADOWS’ – a film by TOMMY MALEKOFF
DEBUT SCREENING: THURS FEB 9, 2017 / 8 PM
the exhibit will run thru SUN FEB 19, 2017
JEFFREY STARK, 88 EAST BROADWAY #B11 / basement level / / LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
HRS: see gallery website

‘Perennial Shadows’ features original music by JOE WILLIAMS & a reading by PROJECT PAT.

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from the press release:

“‘Perennial Shadows’ is a film that surveys kudzu, a plant native to eastern Asia & which is considered an invasive species in the United States.

THE FILM was shot over Fourth of July weekend throughout various small towns in North Carolina and explores different ways in which kudzu can consume the landscape of a town, as it is seen in fields, on roadsides, in parking lots and other affected areas. The plant is ubiquitous, but it is unclear whether it is considered a menace or accepted as part of a regional heritage.

KUDZU was introduced from Japan into the United States in 1876 at the World’s Fair Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. It was presented as an exotic, ornamental plant that could decorate porches in the form of a vine. In 1935, as dust storms began to damage American prairies, Congress declared war on soil erosion and KUDZU was hailed as the miracle plant that would combat it. Farmers were encouraged and even offered money to plant the vine on properties in hopes of making Southern farms “live again.”

BY 1946, it was estimated that three million acres of Kudzu had been planted in the United States. The plant thrived in the climate and environment of the American Southeast and began to grow at an uncontrollable rate of nearly a foot per day. Kudzu supports itself by killing and growing on top of other plant species, making it completely capable of smothering anything form small grasses to mature trees. Killing kudzu itself is nearly impossible – it grows back almost immediately after being cut down and it can take up to 10 years for herbicides to effectively contain it. By the early 1950s, promotion for the growth of Kudzu had come to a halt.

THE PLANT that was once regarded as a miracle was now considered “the vine that ate the south”. Kudzu became a staple in southern literature as a way to establish a setting, but also as a metaphor for topics such as racism, politics and poverty. In ‘Kudzu’, a well-known poem by the novelist JAMES DICKEY, the plant provokes horror amongst a community that shuts their windows at night in fear that snake infested kudzu vines wil creep into their homes. Myth began to take over science as southerners speculated a world completely covered in the invasive vine.

KUDZU continues to spread throughout the southeast at an estimated rate of 120,000 acres per year . It consumes buildings, destroys power lines and kills native vegetation in its path. Although the plant is intrusive and not native to the United States, it is well adapted and widely established in the regions where it thrives. Kudzu has settled as a force of nature that remains essential to the landscape and culture of the American South.”

so:
and, I guess it’s inedible, and not a ‘fuel’ source . . . ???
and I guess if it shows up on your property, you have to devote a dedicated amount of labor – to keeping it at bay ??
damn, it’s the veritable terrorist . . weed.

TOMMY MALEKOFF (b. 1992) is an artist from North Carolina. He currently lives and works in New York City.

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TOMMY MALEKOFF, at the recent ANDREW KASS / JIM JOE installation,
a downtown pop-up . . . titled: ‘VACANT POSSESSION.
which ran JAN 28 – FEB 4, 2017.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

hmmm, Vacant Possession . . to Perennial Shadows, and back again, NO DOUBT !!!!!!

FLASHBACK: FEB 20, 2016

I first really noticed TOMMY MALEKOFF, at his first pop-up NYC screening, which took place just about a year ago, FEB 20, 2016.
the short film was called, ‘THE OUTDOOR WORLD’, and it blew me – away.

check out the artlovers review: TOMMY MALEKOFF – ‘THE OUTDOOR WORLD’ (2016)

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musician, composer, & DJ JOE WILLIAMS . . .
who writes & produces the original music for Tommy Malekoff’s films.
at the pop-up screening of ‘THE OUTDOOR WORLD’, Feb 20, 2016. Lower East Side, NYC.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~GOLDLOXE . . gets a PINK PUSSY HAT

RESIST: SEXISM
RESIST: artworld bias vs STREET ART
RESIST: artworld bias vs crafts / KNITTING – is an ART !!

SUPPORT: WOMANS RIGHTS !!

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goldloxe: “NYC Lafayette and Prince. Great photo by @artdognyc”
re-post / image via Instagram @goldloxe

for all ya sister quilters out there . .
this is our iconic ‘Sunbonnet Sue’ – re-imagined & updated . . for the contemporary art / street art / 21st C. times.
love how she plasters – the street.

see more: GOLDLOXE . . on tumblr

read: brief history of SUNBONNET SUE & even . . her 70s haters !!




~MICHAEL C. HSIUNG . . GRUMPY BERT – ‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’

one more !!
GRUMPY BERT . . ‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’ . . up thru FEB 19, 2017.

I think this one is a riot – because:

a) every mass retailer in the USA is trying to flog their mass-produced goods with up-dated ‘Brooklyn’ branding, lol. but this one seems to be – so genuine. because it is !! hand-made & one-of-a-kind.
& therefore its both tongue-in-cheek & authentic – at the same time.
b) I spy – a little ole ‘magic’ mushroom, polka dots & all.
watch out: the shrooms are taking OVER !!
c) esp love the photo, it’s hand-held, & the juxtaposition of the small ‘lucky’ envelope vs. the slim drawing ‘markers’ is so, so very . . snappy.
d) it cries out: HOWDY !!

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image via Instagram @michaelchsiung

MICHAEL C. HSIUNG is a Los Angeles, California based artist.

see: FIGHT TO THE DEATH / BIG CARTEL

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~DINKC & HEYITSMEU . . GRUMPY BERT – ‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’, YEAR of the ROOSTER – OPENS TO-NITE

YEAR Of THE ROOSTER: FIRE AWAY !!

HEYITSMEU . . has some mad crazy white ‘line’ work & graphics going on !!

DINKC . . has also got, some super great / black & white ‘line’ work & even some $$ ‘deals’ !!

in this . . even more huge & always fantastical celebration of the CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR.
this year, is YEAR of the ROOSTER . . time to get ‘woke’ people – !!!!

RED ENVELOPE SHOW #2 – WITH 100 ARTISTS
OPENING RECEPTION: SAT FEB 4, 2017 / 7-10 PM
the show runs: FEB 4 – 19, 2017
GRUMPY BERT, 82 BOND ST, BROOKLYN

WITH . . SPECIAL ‘LION DANCE’ PERFORMANCE at 9 PM

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HEYITSMEU – YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
image via Instagram @grumpybert

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DINKC . . !!!!
image via Instagram @dinkc

DINKC . . even has an exclusive ‘offer ‘going on – for this show:
“I will be giving away my original sketches for the RED ENVELOPE SHOW – with any purchase of (one of my) envelopes, which are also filled with custom goodies.”

DON’T BLINK !!!

and, check out: DINKC’S WEBSITE
lordy, lordy . . he has the most excellent video – UP on the homepage !!

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DINKC IMAGES: screen grab / DINKC – WEBSITE – HOME PAGE

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