~JONATHAN HOROWITZ . . nails that 70s kitschy thinggy

haven’t enjoyed a blatant, but brilliantly ‘self-branded’ appropriation, so much . . .
since TOM SACHS’ . . NASA branded Japanese tea ceremony cup.

‘JONATHAN HOROWITZ: OCCUPY GREENWICH’
MAY – OCT 2016
THE BRANT FOUNDATION – 941 North St, Greenwich, Connecticut

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JONATHAN HOROWITZ, ‘HILLARY IS A PERSON TOO’, 2008.
Bonded Bronze, 72 x 34 x 34 in.
image via Instagram – @artobserved

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JONATHAN HOROWITZ, ‘THE MORBIDLY OBESE ARE PEOPLE TOO’ & ‘PREDATORY LENDERS ARE PEOPLE TOO’
image via Instagram – @strangeteachingart

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JONATHAN HOROWITZ, ‘MILLENNIALISTS ARE PEOPLE TOO’ & ‘THE UNDOCUMENTED ARE PEOPLE TOO’
image via Instagram – @anatasiya_siro

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JONATHAN HOROWITZ, ‘DRUG DEALERS ARE PEOPLE TOO’
image via Instagram – @matthewhiggs2015

and, here’s some . . . REAL ONES !!!

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‘WORLD’S BEST MOM’ . . 1976 Russ Berrie & Co Inc – Made in USA
Collection: NANCY SMITH – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, 2016
image via Instagram – @artloversnewyork

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‘WORLD’S GREATEST MOTHER’ . . 1970 A.T.INC
Collection: NANCY SMITH – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, 2016
image via Instagram – @artloversnewyork

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‘WORLD’S GREATEST WIFE’ . . PAULA 1975, Made in USA.
Collection: NANCY SMITH – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, 2016.
image via Instagram – @artloversnewyork

and, yeah that’s pretty much what I thought . . of being a WIFE, too.
no offense, RIP SIMON CERIGO.




~CHARLES LUTZ: BASQUIAT VS KOSTABI !!

LMAO.

LUTZ . . is the winner.

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“Apparently, he traded his Basquiat years ago for a Kostabi…”

thank you . . . CHARLES LUTZ !!

image via Instagram – @charleslutz

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most def, check out: CHARLES LUTZ
http://www.charleslutz.com/




~DUKE RILEY . . making waves

with PIGEONS !!

DUKE RILEY’S 2,000 strong pigeon army streaks through the Brooklyn night sky – scoring tons of positive press, from all sources, big & small.

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there’s a huge profile on the Duke in the MAY 2016 – WALL STREET JOURNAL MAGAZINE.
it comes shortly after the pages on the big LARRY GAGOSIAN profile, with its mention of Larry now repping (along with CANADA, and good-bye Gavin) . . the newest & youngest mega art star in the NYC-based constellation, JOE BRADLEY.

a word: tell me NYC – isn’t the center of the art world ? haha.

a word: URS FISCHER, now showing with both Gavin and Gagosian makes a telling quote in the same article . . .

“In any case, in recent years, there has been a tendency away from ‘monogamy’ in gallery relationships, as URS FISCHER puts it: You are not on a sports team,” says the (NYC-based) Swiss artist, who works with Gagosian internationally as well as with Gavin Brown, his original New York dealer.”

a word: this is just what it was like to live through the rapid rise & big $$ days of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring back in the late 1980s – early 90s. it was quite a rush, and nobody else mattered.

a word: does Duke Riley have a secondary market ? haha. (smiley face.)

see: ‘FLY AWAY HOME’ with DUKE RILEY’S PIGEONS’, WALL STREET JOURNAL MAGAZINE, MAY 2016.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/fly-away-home-with-duke-rileys-pigeons-1461595496

I’ve probably got the best, most extensive, and most definite !! the earliest treasure trove of DUKE RILEY PHOTOGRAPHS.

here’s a few from the artlovers’ archive . . .

DUKE RILEY – ‘SEE YOU AT THE FINISH LINE’
NOV 1, 2013 – JAN 11, 2014
MAGNAN METZ GALERY, 521 W. 26th St, Chelsea, NYC.

it’s the opening night of his first major show to center solely on his pigeons, in which he sent them to smuggle cigars out of Cuba. equipped with little digital cameras to record their flight, from a birds-eye-view, (footage was screened in the show), each bird had a tiny backpack strapped on to their back – in which to carry the contraband.

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I spy DUKE RILEY, Duke RILEY spies me.
MARY GO ROUND entrances with sad sea-worthy ditties.

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DUKE RILEY . . at the opening of ‘See You at the Finish Line’, NYC. NOV 1, 2013.

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a glimpse of one the large, pigeon-themed murals in the show. unlike his previous shows, these murals were not made of mosaic tiles, but were composed entirely of sea shells.

yep, guess one day, I’ll have to do . . a book.

ARCHIVAL PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
please note: these photos are COPYRIGHT PROTECTED – any use without prior written permission from NANCY SMITH/artloversnewyork . . is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
and ask anybody. name names ? Guest of a Guest, Business Insider, artinfo (case pending) . . I don’t joke around.
ca-ching !!




~BASQUIAT: 16 ft wide 1982 painting . . goes for $57.3 Million / update THURS MAY 12

the blue chip market . . is insane !!
totally going overboard crazy – for the hippest of the art stars.

if that doesn’t say . . buy young art, then what does ?
you only need one to pop – to call it a big win.
having a good ‘eye’ – of course . . trumps all.

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988), ‘Untitled’, 1982.
acrylic on canvas, 94 x 197 in.
PHOTO: CHRISTIE’S via THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – WED MAY 11, 2016.

“CHRISTIE’S can thank an anonymous Japanese telephone bidder for going on a shopping spree . . . Tuesday, (May 10, 2016). . . . The biggest prize for Paddle No. 1733 was an untitled, 16-foot wide Jean-Michel Basquiat painting (above) that sold for $57.3 million, (well) over its $40 million estimate. The price broke the artist’s previous auction record of $48.8 million set 6 years earlier with ‘Dustheads’ . . .

The (same) Japanese buyer also bought a $1.7 million BRUCE NAUMAN neon sign that said, “Eat War”, a $5.8 million red ALEXANDER CALDER , ‘Sumac 17’, and a $9.7 million RICHARD PRINCE ‘Runaway Nurse’ form 2005-2006.”

“The exuberance of this collector, and a smattering of others, gave the sale a lively atmosphere that overshadowed the fact that several other major offerings barely sold at all . . . works by ROBERT GOBER, JASPER JOHNS, JEFF KOONS and RUSCHA sold for below their asking prices.”

UP-DATE: THURS MAY 12, 2016 – 12:20 PM

the piece belonged to art dealer/Venus Over Manhattan NYC/LA gallerist . . ADAM LINDEMANN.
it was sold to . . Japanese online retailer YUSAKU MAEZAWA.

source: WALL STREET JOURNAL, Thurs May 12, 2016, pg. B6.




~CATTELAN’S ‘HITLER’ goes for $17.2 MILLION . . CHRISTIE’S

MAURIZIO CATTELAN’S . . . ‘HIM’ – HITLER ON HIS KNEES, WENT FOR $17.2 MILLION at a CHRISTIE’S CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION, YESTERDAY – SUN MAY 8, 2016.

a sweet vindication for the few loudmouth dissenters, [and Cattelan, lol] . . including most notably myself, and RANDY KENNEDY – who were the very very few who wrote in favor of Cattelan’s superlatively brilliant, ‘hanging’ retrospective – which took place at the GUGGENHEIM, titled: ‘ALL’ . . in the winter of 2011.
and in which ‘HIM’ . . hung.

the leader of the downer pack was ROBERTA SMITH, who not only trashed the exhibit, but said something to the effect . . that it was a “career destroyer”.

I have just 3 words for Roberta Smith: RACHEL HARRISON, who ?

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MAURIZIO CATTELAN, ‘HIM’, a wax sculpture completed in 2001
photo via DAILY MAIL
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3580078/Statue-Hitler-goes-17-2-million-New-York-auction.html

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MAURIZIO CATTELAN, ‘HIM’ – as it appeared in the CATTELAN – Guggenheim retrospective, ‘ALL’, winter 2011.
photo via DAILY MAIL

read: ‘CAThttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3580078/Statue-Hitler-goes-17-2-million-New-York-auction.htmlTELAN WAX SCULPTURE – GOES FOR $17.2 MILLION’ / MAY 9, 2016

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CATTELAN, ‘DONKEY’ . . and a view of the incredible CATTELAN retrospective, titled ‘ALL’ . . that took place at the GUGGENHEIM, NYC – winter of 2011.
and which saw all, and I mean, everyone of his pieces hung from the ceiling of the museum.
one of the best museum shows, ever !!
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

you can read MY rant – in favor of it, here: ‘a rat’s ass’

~a rat’s ass . . .

of course.
I was an early supporter of Cattelan’s, I posted the FIRST mainstream photos of him – on artnet.
here are 2 other early ones, from way back, 2005 – when I was still using a 35mm camera.
Cattelan . . what a natural-born clown.
what a showman. but, also . . a ‘picturesque’ & prophetic voice – on the state of the world, as it has turned, sour.
no doubt.

these photos below were posted to artloversnewyork.com . . . right after I broke off from the mothership i.e. artnet, for holding me – back. lol, Walter Robinson bite your lip. he fired me. quelle joke. I “brought in too many unknown musician photos”.
name names ? lol, DEVENDRA BANHART. I kid you, not.

in fact, I just read in the Wall Street Journal, this very morning . . re the ROLLING STONES, that the secret to their success & maybe your’s too – is to “break from the anchor when it starts to drag you under”.
. . . no truer words, ever.

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MAURIZIO CATTELAN . . waves my new, indie artlovernewyork.com business card in my face.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH. DOWNTOWN NYC, MARCH 11, 2005.

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MAURIZIO CATTELAN, at an opening, DOWNTOWN NYC. MARCH 11, 2005. like almost 11 years ago – to the day.

MAURIZIO CATTELAN. sometimes the class clown – isthe brightest kid in the class, the sharpest knife in the drawer.
way to go, CATTELAN.
CA-CHING.




~NICHOLAS MOENICH & friends, incl ANDY CAHILL at MOUNTAIN, BROOKLYN

‘HAPTIC MORPHOLOGIES’
NICHOLAS MOENICH – MATT NICHOLS
OPENED MARCH 4, 2016
MOUNTAIN – 284 SEIGEL ST, APT 1B, BROOKLYN

I did make the previous opening at MOUNTAIN.

from the press release:

adjective: haptic
relating to or based on the sense of touch

noun: morphologies
the form & structure of an organism or any of its parts

PIX FROM THE OPENING:

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NICHOLAS MOENICH and MICHAEL FLEMING – with work by NICHOLAS MOENICH.

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MICHAEL FLEMING with work by MATT NICHOLS behind him.
MOUNTAIN is an artist-run apartment gallery in Bushwick – the gallery is open during scheduled events or by appointment only. MOUNTAIN was founded by MICHAEL FLEMING in 2016.
see: MOUNTAIN
http://mountain.xhbtr.com/current

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ANDY CAHILL, COLLIN OULIGHAN, and GRETTA JOHNSON

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LAUREN CLAY

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JOANNA SEITZ

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table top sculpture by NICHOLAS MOENICH

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sculpture by NICHOLAS MOENICH

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~MOUNTAIN opening . . to-nite / BROOKLYN

‘Have you ever heard of happiness springing from a deep well of sorrow?’
opens to-nite . . FRI MAY 6, 2016 / 7-10 PM
the show runs thru MAY 14, 2016
featuring work by:
EJ HILL, JANNE HOLTERMANN, JOSHUA KENT, NAOMI ELENA RAMIREZ
MOUNTAIN – 284 SIEGEL ST, APT 1B, BROOKLYN, NY

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JOSHUA KENT – in the MOUNTAIN group show, opening tonight
image via Instagram, @mpflemin / MICHAEL FLEMING

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installation shot
image via Instagram, @mpflemin / MICHAEL FLEMING

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see: MOUNTAIN GALLERY, BROOKLYN




MARIE LORENZ: FLOW POOL / experimental water sounds – BRIAN CHIPPENDALE & NICHOLAS STEINDORF

‘MARIE LORENZ: FLOW POOL’
EXPERIMENTAL SOUND SESSION with BRIAN CHIPPENDALE – assisted by NICHOLAS STEINDORF
THURS MAY 5, 2015 / 6-8 PM
RECESS ART – 41 GRAND ST, SOHO, DOWNTOWN NYC

PIX FROM THE NIGHT:

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BRIAN CHIPPENDALE and MARIE LORENZ . .
and, a hardcore, hard-drivng, colorful & wild night it was.
Brian and Marie know each other from their school days, back in the glory days of RISD.

see: MARIE LORENZ – WEBSITE
see: BRIAN CHIPPENDALE – YouTube

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getting ready.
the mics were underwater. CHIPPENDALE was in the water. improvising.
NICHOLAS STEINDORF was creating digital sampling loops – on the computer, as the water sounds were sent back to him.
together, seriously . . they made beautiful, raw intense music. everyone was transfixed.

see: NICHOLAS STEINDORF

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CHIPPENDALE . . power drumming

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things definite got crazy, the ambience was wild, the lighting magical. the shallow waters of the pool, the random floating flotsam.

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at one point Chippendale took on a cloak, and proceeded to . . what else: sink.

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and the water was definite . . flowing.
the water was rainwater, bye the way. collected by a series of pipes from the roof.

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‘water’ sounds.

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DREW MILLER and HENRY JACKSON-SPIEKER . . making the scene.

see: DREW MILLER – COMICS
see: HENRY JACKSON-SPIEKER – SCULPTURE

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CHRIS WATTS

see: CHRIS WATTS – I AM CHRIS WATTS

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ANTONE KONST

see: ANTONE KONST

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MARTA CARO, Spanish-born, Brooklyn-based artist & graphic designer, currently working at THE APARTMENT by THE LINE.

see: MARTA CARO – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~MARIE LORENZ, BRIAN CHIPPENDALE . . & even NICHOLAS STEINDORF – RECESS tonite / THURS MAY 5

BRIAN CHIPPENDALE in PERFORMANCE – tonight / THURS MAY 5, 2016 / 6-8 PM
‘MARIE LORENZ: FLOW POOL’
MARCH 12 – MAY 7, 2016
RECESS SESSION
RECESS ART, 41 Grand St, Soho, NYC.

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SOUND CHECK with BRIAN CHIPPENDALE . . .
that’s NICHOLAS STEINDORF on the sound boards – in the background.
image via Instgram . . @recessart




~PETER SUTHERLAND / KINMAN GALLERY, NADA NYC

and so is . . BEAUTY / International . .

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PETER SUTHERLAND – SOLO PRESENTATION
KINMAN GALLERY – booth 2.17
MAY 5 – 8th, 2016
NADA NEW YORK – BASKETBALL CITY

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all images via Instagram – @kinmangallery – KINMAN GALLERY, LONDON