The nicest guy in Chelsea: Booksigning party

Ed Winkleman, signing books last night in Chelsea. Anyone who reads the art blogs knows that Edward Winkleman recently wrote a book, published by the Allworth Press, called How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery. Yesterday I briefly stopped by the booksigning at Ed’s gallery and chatted with the blogerati (blognoscenti?) who came … read more… “The nicest guy in Chelsea: Booksigning party”

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Show of the week: James Siena At Pace Wildenstein

From the press release: James Siena’s new work, completed in 2006 and 2007, includes approximately 20 enamel paintings on aluminum or copper and 60 works on paper created with mixed media, including ink, graphite, gouache, color pencil, and Conté crayon on paper or board. This exhibition includes Siena’s signature abstract paintings but also debuts a … read more… “Show of the week: James Siena At Pace Wildenstein”

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Art Bloggers @ Red Dot

Artbloggers @ Red Dot, Sunday, March 3010:00 to noonEvent blog: ArtBloggers@Who are all these bloggers? Joanne Mattera and I have organized an informal panel discussion during the Armory Fairs, and we hope all the curious bloggers (and blog readers) will stop by and take part in the dialogue.Confirmed panelists include:• Edward Winkleman• Carol Diehl, Art … read more… “Art Bloggers @ Red Dot”

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Joy Garnett stops the passing glance

This is the last week to see Joy Garnett’s show at Winkleman. In Time Out New York, Jennifer Coates reports that the four large paintings in the exhibition look like they could be representing imaginary places, but they are in fact based on news photos from the Internet. “By charging her source material with Munch-like … read more… “Joy Garnett stops the passing glance”

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Thanks Joy!

At All Things Visual, the University of Chicago Visual Resources Collection’s blog, Megan Macken asked Joy Garnett, the Associate Library Manager at the Robert Goldwater Library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and NEWSgrist editor, to compile a list of the top twenty art blogs. Thanks, Joy, for including Two Coats of Paint. Check out … read more… “Thanks Joy!”

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Homework assignment: Art Blogger Survey

At Grammar.police, Kriston Capps invited art bloggers to answer the questions Peter Plagens formulated for his Art in America roundtable discussion about art blogs: “Of course the great advantage to the blogosphere over print media is its boundlessness,” Kriston writes. “After reading the Art in America roundtable on art blogs by Peter Plagens, my one … read more… “Homework assignment: Art Blogger Survey”

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Finch flogs blogs

On artnet, Charlie Finch takes on art bloggers. “The proliferation of art blogs has taken all the day-tripper fun out of criticism by circle-jerking, recycling and regurgitating the effluvia of critique beyond the wildest fantasies of Rosalind Krauss. An example is Sharon Butler of the ‘Two Coats of Paint’ blog who is so exhaustive in … read more… “Finch flogs blogs”

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IMHO: Artists Retreat

In the October issue of The Brooklyn Rail, you can find my essay that explores how an art market crash might affect rank and file artists. “With the economy slowing down, hedge funds getting shaky, and investors seeking refuge, the art market seems certain to contract in a big way. ‘We’ve seen an unprecedented appreciation … read more… “IMHO: Artists Retreat”

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IMHO: Arts and Minds

In the October issue of The American Prospect, you can find my essay on the new State Department/ American Association of Museums collaboration. “The United States government wants to enlist members of the art community to help win ‘hearts and minds.’ This fall, the American Association of Museums will award almost $700,000 — half of … read more… “IMHO: Arts and Minds”

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