~THE PIGGIES . . . THROW A PARTY – SATURDAY !!

DEDICATED TO: YOU KNOW WHO !!!

THE PIGGIES WILL PLAY LIVE – at the RELEASE PARTY for – HUMAN BEING LAWNMOWER #3

THIS SAT – AUG 4, 2012 / 10 PM – 2 AM / THIS EVENT IS FREE

THE FLAT – 308 HOOPER ST – BTWN 55th & BROADWAY, BROOKLYN, NY

0 MINS WALK FROM THE HEWES J TRAIN
4 MINS WALK FROM THE BROADWAY G TRAIN
7 MINS WALK FROM THE LORIMER L TRAIN

WITH DJs JOSH STYLES & BILLY MILLER & SPECIAL GUESTS

LISTEN TO: THE PIGGIES on BANDCAMP . . .




~JASON RHOADES . . . at the ‘BLACK PUSSY’ – ?!!

JASON RHOADES . . . at the ‘BLACK PUSSY’ ?!!
you sure as hell can’t say, JASON RHOADES . . . on the ‘BLACK PUSSY’ !!!!!!

or, can you ?

the ghost of JASON RHOADES rides the media waves, and why ?
that’s the million dollar question, but I bet it has something to do with – a big sale, or show, no diff !! of his work – in the works ?
a thousand apologies if I’m wrong. ha.
ok, sorry: “SIX years ago today, JASON RHOADES died at the age of 41.” (GALLERISTny)

at any rate – I’ve got the last pix !!

yep. I’ve got the (ghostly) gold: the photo of JASON RHOADES at the opening in question – !!
oops – the show they are talking about – was put on . . . . AFTER HIS DEATH !!!

I’ve got the pix from his last LIVE !! opening at ZWIRNER – which was infamously titled: ‘MECCATUNA’ (2003), and which title apparently means the same as ‘Black Pussy’. or ‘HOT TUNA’ as they like to call it . . . up in the ole seafaring coastal communities of New York.
and which name, ‘MECCATUNA’ deeply offended the Muslim World, at the time.
it was just a few Septembers, in fact, just 2 years after the great World Trade Center take-down of 9-11 !! so people were sensitive !!
about provoking another attack. chickens !!!! down with all the politically correct morons.
the art world, esp the artist part of it !! likes nothing better than . . . an equal opportunity offender.
you go – RHOADES !!

mecca . . . tuna, get it ?
the show ran from SEPT 12 – OCT 25, 2003.

read: ‘REVISITING JASON RHOADES’ by ANDREW RUSSETH, on the GALLERISTny, OBSERVER – which just posted yesterday AUG 1, 2012.

and, here’s: the ZWIRNER gallery archive for that 2003 show: ‘MECCATUNA’

so, bring on the ghosts !! nothing rocks the boat better, than a dead artist – c-e-l-e-b-r-a-t-i-o-n !!

or so it seems – Summer of 2012 !!


JASON RHOADES at the opening of his controversial one man show: ‘MECCATUNA’ – at DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY, Chelsea, NYC. Sept 12, 2003.
PHOTO BY & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH


JASON RHOADES with MONICA ZWIRNER at the opening of RHOADES’ – ‘MECCATUNA’, DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY, Chelsea, NYC. Sept 12, 2003.
PHOTO BY & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH


this was the card for the show. it was also produced as a decal.
super image, graphics & concept !! no wonder his ghost still roams !!
one of the best exhibition card invites – ever.
very sly, in-your-face and low-down – all at the same time. tech nerd & artist shaman rolled up into one thin absolutely ‘info’ graphic image, ready to plaster the world. get it ? decal. gold and black – no less.
IMAGE: from the artlovers archive

there was great controversy when Jason Rhoades died at such a young age. esp as things were really starting to rock serious for him. but he was a bad boy, for real. as opposed to a business bobble head artist. everybody knew he partied down HARD !! it was common knowledge on the street – and revolt bubbled up from those same mean streets – when rumors of whitewashing by his gallery (ZWIRNER) began to surface – in the wake of his death.

read about it: as it surfaced up to the public – at the time / JASON RHOADES UP-DATE/artlovers




~JEFF KOONS . . . on THE COLBERT REPORT – !!

YUK !! YUK !! YUK !!
call in the clowns !!
if you can’t get JEFFREY – get JEFF !!

JEFF KOONS is on THE COLBERT REPORT today, WED AUG 1, 2012 at 10 am and again at 6:56 pm to-nite !!
COMEDY CENTRAL..


JEFF KOONS with legendary dealer, and the first wife of LEO CASTELLI, ILEANNA SONNABEND – at one of his many shows at her gallery, NYC. NOV 9, 2002.
PHOTO BY & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH

actually it first aired last nite. dumb and duller. the Koons bit, anyways.
apparently, all they talked about was arts education ?!! – that’s what happens when you make 25 million, ok 23 million, a pop !! on your art – you gotta do the charity route, play the charity role. what’s the fun in that ?
wasn’t Colbert and his crew – up on the MOCA circus ? wimps.
Colbert – you are a WIPE-OUT man, and you don’t even know it !!

well he, KOONS – does mention the word TRANSPONDER !! and he does pay hommage to MARCEL DUCHAMP, (Colbert: “who’s that, I don’t know him”, ha !!) and, Koons – he does say the word: DEATH.

and the SWIFTER WET JET sweeper spot – that immediately precedes the KOON’s segment – SWEET !!

but, I wouldn’t say Jeff should give up his day job.

the real firecracker of the night – comes right at the beginning. the MITT ROMNEY press spokesman, who probably lost his day job !! and his . . . . ‘kiss my ass – this a Polish Holy Site’ – gaffe. priceless.
somebody should give that guy – $23 million.

our JEFF is at the very (doggy) end. if the Colbert team had done their due diligence – and asked Jeff K – what his take on JEFF D down in LA was . . . . and how about that ELI BROAD !!! now, that might have been worth the watching.

the re-run, the whole episode – is already online !!

watch: JEFF KOONS on THE COLBERT REPORT – July 31, 1012

but, double take !! WOW !! – did you catch that REMBRANDT COMMERCIAL ?!!

those REMBRANDT (!!) TOOTH WHITENING CLIPS – that precede the COLBERT video !! are more fun than a barrel of Jeffreys !!
I caught two versions !!
one references dot maven – YAYOI KUSAMA !!
and the other references KEITH HARING, or is that just – could-be-anybody generic tagging ? on a big white fake tooth. ha.

guess when you have a brand named REMBRANDT – ya gotta live up to the hype !!


screengrab from the REMBRANDT WHITENING TOOTHPASTE AD CLIP – that precedes the COLBERT REPORT video . . . . hello YAYOI !!
dot dot dot.




~3 NEW BANDS . . . THE MEN, MILK MUSIC & JAPANDROIDS

progressive, Indie & hardcore !!

THE MEN, MILK MUSIC & JAPANDROIDS – REVIEWED by SIMON CERIGO, JULY 31, 2012

After ODing on swoon-pop home recordings for the last few years, I recently returned to some new thrashing guitar bands. Foremost amongst these new groups is a Brooklyn band – THE MEN, whose new album, ‘Open Your Heart’ is buzzing.

Next comes JAPANDROIDS a two piece band out of VANCOUVER, B.C. that has been banging for a couple of years.

And finally newcomers MILK MUSIC slowly roaring out of OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON – the Williamsburg of the West Coast, home to BUILT TO SPILL.


THE MEN – the cover of their new album, ‘OPEN YOUR HEART’ – courtesy of PITCHFORK.


watch: THE MEN – Freaky (live on KEXP) – YouTube


watch: MILK MUSIC – I’ve Got a Wild Feeling – live at WMFU – YouTube


watch: JAPANDROIDS – The House That Heaven Built – YouTube




~MICHAEL HEW WING – on KICKSTARTER !!

. . . and, then there is KICKSTARTER: where hope springs anew – and – TALENT runs like clear FRESH water – through the new world.

AN ARTFUL LIFE – BY MICHAEL HEW WING

go to: MICHAEL HEW WING on KICKSTARTER to watch his video, see his work & read his thoughts !! & hopes !!


PHOTOGRAPHY & DRAWING – BY MICHAEL HEW WING


FRAMED DRAWING BY MICHAEL HEW WING.


MICHAEL HEW WING is a native born and bred CHINESE-AMERICAN NEW YORKER – who currently lives and works out of BROOKLYN.




~ART BAZAAR TODAY !!

moving on to more funner things, hey this is NEW YORK CITY – not LA !!

TODAY – ONE DAY ONLY – RAIN or SHINE !!

SAT, JULY 28, 2012 from 1-6 PM

ART BAZAAR today at SOLOWAY – the artist collective gallery in WILLIAMSBURG

GO GET YOURSELF A PSYCHIC (!!) PORTRAIT – ONLY $39.99 !!

featuring booths and works by: The Museum of Commerce, Hayden Dunham, Josh Hart and Emily Auchinchloss, Graham Collins and Jennie Lee, Tova Carlin, DRAOK, Noah Dillon, Megan Kincheloe, Hannah Barret, Laurel Sparks, Sophy Naess, Carmelle Safdie, Glen Baldridge, Louise Sheldon, Sue Havens, Jessie Stead, Fawn Krieger, Munro Galloway, Pat Palermo, Branden Koch, and Annettte Wehrhahn

SOLOWAY – 348 South 4th Street – BROOKLYN




~THIEF !!!!

whoever is running (anonymously) Stop How’s My Dealing BETTER CLEAN UP THEIR OWN ACT – FIRST !!!

that photo they have posted of MARTIN BROMIRSKI is MINE !!! – NANCY SMITH / artloversnewyork.com !!!

that’s a big NO NO – that’s blogging 101: DO NOT RE-POST PHOTOS – WITHOUT PROPER PHOTO CREDIT & LINK TO ORIGINAL SOURCE.

THAT is COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT – THAT IS THEFT !!!

THAT is NEGATIVITY.

THAT IS: PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES – SHOULD NOT THROW STONES !!!

you can see the photo incorrectly re-posted on ART FAG CITY – headlining a post by LEIGHANN MORRIS that just posted 2 days ago: JULY 25, 2012

see the post, here: How’s My Dealing Makes an Enemy – by Leighann Morris

the caption reads: Martin Bromirski, Image Courtesy of Stophowsmydealing.blogspot.com
as if !!

AFC: for guys who like to make like they are BIG & PRO, FACTUAL & CLEAR, and for artists’ rights !! – that’s a huge faux pas.
it’s called COPYRIGHT VIOLATION and you should know better.
not to mention the legal liability.
don’t you guys check your photo sources ?

great start on getting more focus on the photos, bye the way.


the correct caption:
MARTIN BROMIRISKI at his opening in Brooklyn, OCT 1, 2010 – PHOTO BY NANCY SMITH/artloversnewyork.com

see the original artlovers post: Bro Bro Bromirski – OCT 2010

DAMN, that’s nasty.




~S.O.S . . . in Paris ?

so, NO . . . it’s NOT just us !! everybody be on life support !!
they are sending out an S.O.S. – in Paris, too.

in fact you could even call it, kinda ‘quick’ sound bite-wise, the summer of:

life support vs. the ghosts. ha.
the dead walking vs. the walking dead !!
and a little cruel if you include Batman.

see: ROBERTA SMITH/LA MOCA on Life-Support

see: BREAKING NEWS – JUST POSTED 5 MINS AGO !! – LA TIMES: DEMANDING LA MOCA DIRECTOR’S REMOVAL

the director in question, that be JEFFREY DEITCH.

my take, thanks for asking !!

1. it’s ok, for directors to curate – esp contemporary art museums that have to downscale, and most importantly be light on their feet. BUT, you are only as good as your last show, esp in LA !!!!!!
and you should have some social skills, no ?
2. maybe, the holy trinity of artist, dealer, collector – where the said dealer becomes a museum director in an institution mostly funded by the same collector – is maybe NOT, ok.
3. JEFFREY would be ok, if ELI hadn’t pulled the $ plug.
4. and the other trustees don’t want to pay up anymore – now that Eli’s completely taken over and booted their side of the camp, i.e. the ousted curator Paul Schimmel and all the other resigned-from-the-board artists, like John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha.
hey, they liked having Ed over for dinner.


BRUNO SERRALONGUE, ‘SOS #1, Serie Florange’, October 2011, Ilfochrome print mounted on aluminium. 126 x 157 cm. Photo DR courtesy Air de Paris, Paris.

from the press release:

BRUNO SERRALONGUE’s new solo show at Air de Paris presents a selection of photographs from his recent series: South Sudan 2011, on the official commemoration of the country’s independence; Kosovo 2009, still in preparation, on the construction of a new country in Europe; and Florange 2012, the working title for a series on the industrial dispute at Arcelor Mittal in France . . . .

Bruno Serralongue was born in Chatellerault in 1968. He lives and works in Paris, and since 2004 has been teaching at the Geneva University of Art and Design . . . .

BIENVENUE/Welcome – check out: AIR DE PARIS, PARIS-FRANCE

AIR DE PARIS – 32, rue LOUIS WEISS, PARIS-FRANCE.

TROIS EXPOSITIONS DU 14 SEPTEMBRE AU 21 OCTOBRE 2012
VERNISSAGE VENDREDI 14 SEPTEMBRE 2012 de 18 h a 21 h.

BRUNO SERRALONGUE – ‘Histoire des avant-dernieres luttes.’
AARON FLINT JAMISON
and, JEAN-MARIE APPRIOU – ‘Ginger Succubes’ – dans la vintrine/in the window




~the ghost . . . in Gowanus

as in . . . literally. event: past !! history. over. it was last week.

as in . . . these flowers, be they the ghosts of Washington Square . . . past ?
or present.

continues . . .

The Flowers of Washington Square Park
A Play in Five Acts
by: Nik Gelormino

. . . “Animals. Animals. They’re Different.”




~the ghost . . . in DUMBO

UP-DATE: 7:36 PM
omg, whatever is wrong with me !! – DEDICATED TO ELI BROAD !!

TRANSPARENT STUDIO at BOSE PACIA in BROOKLYN is pleased to announce that their current artist-in-residence – PRIYANKA DASGUPTA – will create a life-size, mechanical puppet inspired by her grandmother (!!), which clutches objects to maintain control (!!) over her physical environment and “manage the frustrations of fading memories.” (!!)

in other words: she speaks to . . . how hard it is for old people – to give up their belongings. (!!)

PRIYANKA DASGUPTA, born in KOLKATA, INDIA in 1979 – has an MA in Studio Art – NYU/ICP (2003) and a BA in Literature from St. Stephen’s College, DELHI (2000). Among other honors, she is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award (2004). Her video installations have been presented internationally at many prestigious venues – she currently lives and works in New York.

TRANSPARENT STUDIO at BOSE PACIA, NY . . . is an artist residency program launched this past January 2012 by BOSE PACIA.

“Emerging and mid career artists are chosen for the studio program through a submission process based on project proposal and artistic merit. Residents are provided with a studio in the main gallery space for a 1-3 month period. By turning the transitional gallery space into temporary artist studios on the street-level in an active arts neighborhood, we are hoping to allow for an atmosphere of engagement and conversation around the creative process. During the residency, the public is invited to interact with the artist throughout their creative process allowing exchanges and collaborative relationships.”

BOSE PACIA – 163 PLYMOUTH ST – BROOKLYN, NY

the show runs JULY 10 – OCTOBER 6, 2012

with some scheduled events on the 1st THURSDAY of every month / 6-9 PM.

THURS AUG 2: a sharing of work in progress.
THURS SEPT 6: an exhibition of the work in progress and panel discussions.
THURS OCT 4: an interdisciplinary installation and literary event with Billy & CO

& ALL DAY FRIDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT 28-30, is the DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL – events at the gallery will include a live performance and the completed shadow puppet installation – by PRIYANKA DASGUPTA.

otherwise note: gallery hours, MON – FRI are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
contact: mail@bosepacia.com


PRIYANKA DASGUPTA – ‘Dreams of Inconvenience’ (detail), 2011. acrylic and wire.
image: screengrab from the gallery website.


PRIYANKA DUSGUPTA at work. you can find several more images of the artist – and her work on the gallery website: here !!
image: screen grab from gallery website