Postwar occupation: American painters in Paris

“Americans in Paris: Abstract Painting in the Fifties,” Tibor de Nagy, New York, NY. Through September 29. Note: Gallery closed August 18 to September 3. In the NYSun, Maureen Mullarkey reports: “A surprisingly satisfying exhibition that showcases the work of 11 postwar pilgrims to sites abandoned by the Lost Generation well before the fall of … read more… “Postwar occupation: American painters in Paris”

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Jubilee City: Joe Andoe’s memoir at full speed

“JUBILEE CITY: A Memoir at Full Speed” by Joe Andoe. Illustrated. 207 pages. William Morrow. $22.95. Visit Joe’s website Amy Finnerty in The NYTimes Sunday Book Review: “He has a gift for ruthless analysis, and among the disjointed microchapters of his life story, there are exacting self-revelations every few pages. He describes his relationship with … read more… “Jubilee City: Joe Andoe’s memoir at full speed”

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The Neointegrity Manifesto

“NeoIntegrity,” curated by painter Keith Mayerson. Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY. Through Aug. 24. Holland Cotter in the NYTimes: “Mr. Mayerson explains in a gallery news release that when he was given the go-ahead for the group show, he decided to take the opportunity to start an art movement. He even wrote a position … read more… “The Neointegrity Manifesto”

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Art bloggers redefine media coverage of the arts

James Kalm endorses the new art bloggers in the July/ August issue of The Brooklyn Rail: “‘Don’t talk, paint. If you can express what you want in words you should be a writer or poet, not an artist.’ This was one of the slogans frequently repeated by faculty members in the art department where I … read more… “Art bloggers redefine media coverage of the arts”

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Donald and Doris Fisher propose new SF museum for their collection of contemporary art

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker reports: “San Francisco’s stature as a cultural destination and hub of new art scholarship will jump dramatically if Gap founders Donald and Doris Fisher get their wish to build a museum for their collection of modern and contemporary art on the Presidio grounds. Containing more than a thousand … read more… “Donald and Doris Fisher propose new SF museum for their collection of contemporary art”

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Angry young man is dead in Sydney galleries

In the Sydney Morning Herald: “The angry young man is dead. In his place: refinement, tradition and women. For more than a decade the Sydney art market has run on testosterone. Angry young men have dominated the gallery scene, snapped up by collectors reconnecting with lost youth. The painter Adam Cullen formed the face of … read more… “Angry young man is dead in Sydney galleries”

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LA re-mix: Punk-pop aesthetic with pretty Japanese-girl-craft

Shizu Saldamando,” Tropico de Nopal, 1665 Beverly Blvd., Echo Park. Through Sept. 1. Elina Shatkin writes in the Los Angeles Times: “Combining elements of traditional Chicano portraiture, lowrider art and pinta (jailhouse) art, Shizu Saldamando’s delicate paintings and drawings depict a generation of young adults not commonly seen on canvases or gallery walls….Her subjects are … read more… “LA re-mix: Punk-pop aesthetic with pretty Japanese-girl-craft”

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Time Out recommends…

Medium Cool choices this week include “Paper,” a huge group exhibition curated by Bill Katz, and “Remembering Michael Hurston: Paintings and Works on Paper. Both at the Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, Queens. Through Dec. 31. Also recommended: Jean-Honoré Fragonard at the Frick Collection, New York, NY. Through Sept 16. “See works … read more… “Time Out recommends…”

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Peter Simensky’s currency exchange

“Cerca Series: Peter Simensky,” curated by Lucia Sanroman. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA. Through Sept. 23 In the Union-Tribune, Robert L. Pincus reports: “The Brooklyn-based artist isn’t the first to make art about or with money – and we can be sure he won’t be the last. Nineteenth-century fool-the-eye painters, including … read more… “Peter Simensky’s currency exchange”

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Opening in August

Shows listed in the monthly artnet roundup include: “The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006,” National Academy Museum, Aug. 1, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008. “The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820,” Curated by Joseph J. Rishel, Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Ilona Katzew. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Aug. 5-Oct. 28, 2007.“Earl Cunningham’s America,” … read more… “Opening in August”

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