It’s a horse race: Kentucky Derby art auction party in Dumbo

Public service announcement: $250 gets you into Smack Mellon’s annual fundraiser, and you’re guaranteed to take home artwork determined by a random drawing. It’s a great deal: you’re supporting Smack Mellon and you get to take home some decent art. If you bet on the winning horse, it increases your odds of getting the artwork … read more… “It’s a horse race: Kentucky Derby art auction party in Dumbo”

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“Painting is only the prop”

At Catherine’s Art Tours blog, art historian and critic Catherine Spaeth assesses the importance of painting in Whitney Biennials past and present. “One of the things that strikes me about this show is the stated embrace of failure. In her own voice, Ellen Harvey says through the headset that her painting installation Museum of Failure: … read more… ““Painting is only the prop””

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