How Coco Young hooked John Currin up with that old fur

John Currin, “The Old Fur,” 2010, oil on canvas, 50 x 38″ Image courtesy Gagosian.  Coco Young’s story: “I was interning for the art magazine Tar and Bill Powers—he’s an art director and gallery owner in New York and he’s also [fashion designer] Cynthia Rowley’s husband—wanted to introduce me to his friend John Currin. At … read more… “How Coco Young hooked John Currin up with that old fur”

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Micro-mark making at Steven Zevitas in Boston

 Jacob el Hanani, fine Line Gauze (detail), 2008, ink on paper, 6 x 10″  Julie Miller, ” p (18), detail, ink on paper, 12 x 11.5″ When she visited  “On the Mark,’’ a group show at Steven Zevitas Gallery featuring drawings made with itty-bitty gestures, Boston Globe critic Cate McQuaid wanted to push her nose … read more… “Micro-mark making at Steven Zevitas in Boston”

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Wangechi Mutu’s enchanted forest

Wangechi Mutu, “Sprout,” 2010, mixed media ink, paint, collage on Mylar; 54 x 51″ Wangechi Mutu, “Oh, Madonna!,” 2010, mixed media ink, paint, collage on Mylar; 91 1/2 x 54″  Installation view. Wangechi Mutu, Detail, “Moth Girls,” 2010, mixed media porcelain, leather, paint feathers and chalk; 14 feet 5″ by 23′ 7″ by 21’10” installed … read more… “Wangechi Mutu’s enchanted forest”

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NY Times Art in Review: Charlotte Park

Charlotte Park, “Blue Warning,” ca. 1953, oil on canvas, 32-3/4 x 34-3/4″ Charlotte Park, “Untitled (Red, Pink, Orange, and Black),” ca. 1955, oil on canvas, 28-1/2 x 36-1/2″ Charlotte Park, “Zachary,” ca.1955, oil on canvas, 36 x 47″ “Charlotte Park,” Spanierman Modern, New York, NY. Through November 27, 2010. Roberta Smith reports: “It is probably … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Charlotte Park”

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Nathan Oliveira is dead

Nathan Oliveira, “Adolescent by the Bed,” 1959; painting; oil on canvas, 60 1/4 in. x 60 1/8″ Collection SFMOMA, William L. Gerstle Collection, William L. Gerstle Fund purchase; © Estate of Nathan Oliveira William Grimes reports in the NY Times that Nathan Oliveira, a leading Bay Area artist who achieved national prominence fusing Abstract Expressionism … read more… “Nathan Oliveira is dead”

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The Estate of Robert De Niro, Sr. announces a prize for mid-career painters

Robert De Niro, Sr., “Two Trees,” date unavailable, oil on canvas, 22 x 28.” Private collection Robert De Niro, Sr., “Still Life with Vase of Flowers, Lemons, Chair and Guitar,” date unavailable, oil on canvas, 34 x 40″ Private collection. Robert De Niro, Sr., Landscape with Houses,” 1970, oil on canvas, 28 x 30.” Estate … read more… “The Estate of Robert De Niro, Sr. announces a prize for mid-career painters”

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Maria Lassnig: Less sensational?

Maria Lassnig, “Don Juan d’Austria,” 2001, oil on canvas, 78.74 x 59.06″ Maria Lassnig, “Assistance,” 2008, oil on canvas, 78.74 x 59.06″ Maria Lassnig, “Optimisten/Optimists, 2009, oil on canvas, 78.74 x 59.06”  Maria Lassnig, “Schlafende/Sleepers,”2009, oil on canvas, 78.74 x 59.06” In Time Out New York, Maria Lassnig’s show at Friedrich Petzel was selected as  … read more… “Maria Lassnig: Less sensational?”

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Charline von Heyl takes on Ellsworth Kelly at the Worcester Art Museum

 Images above show Charline von Heyl’s installation in progress at the Worcester Art Museum. They will be working throughout the weekend to complete it by November 19th.  The original study for the mural. Sebastian Smee reports on the Boston Globe‘s culture blog that Charline von Heyl’s mural at the Worcester Art Museum opens to the … read more… “Charline von Heyl takes on Ellsworth Kelly at the Worcester Art Museum”

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Drawing links

Maureen McQuillan, “Untitled Photogram (QCG/3),” 2010, unique silver gelatin print, 29 x 36,” courtesy of the artist and McKenzie Fine Art  Rosemarie Fiore, “Firework Drawing #26″, 2009, lit firework residue on Fabriano paper, 41 x 48,” courtesy of Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Amy Pleasant, “Untitled (Green Cloud I),” 2009, ink and gouache on paper, … read more… “Drawing links”

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Matt Connors knows

At Time Out New York Anne Doran reports that Matt Connors, in his second solo show at Canada, continues to develop his idiosyncratic painterly language.  “Matt Connors’s paintings, like those of his contemporaries Joe Bradley and Richard Aldrich, are scruffy, minimal and coolly cerebral. In his promising debut at Canada two years ago, he employed … read more… “Matt Connors knows”

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