This was my second year at ARCO, a very enjoyable fair to attend. Not only is there interesting art on view but their collector’s program is top notch as well. Some highlights from my visit.
The fair has a special “focus” section that included galleries from Turkey. This booth by Galeri Mana caught my attention [...]
Archive for the ‘Private Collections’ Category
On that same trip to Denver I was graciously invited to attend a viewing of the current exhibition at the Dikeuo Collection, a collection I had never heard of before. Situated in downtown Denver, the Dikeuo was started by the artist Devin Dikeuo and her brother in 1998. She started Zing Magazine three years earlier [...]
I have begun to rely on and expect that one of the best exhibitions I will see in Miami is at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation during their annual brunch. Unfortunately, by the time we arrived the food had been manhandled but the art did not disappoint.
Unsaid/Spoken, curated by Jose Roca and Moacir dos Anjos, [...]
I think that the Jumex Collection has some of the finest contemporary works around. However, most people agreed that the exhibition Poule!, though it proclaimed to being disparate in its selection of works and have no real theme, was too disconnected. The show did not feel curated at all; it seemed like just a random [...]
Highlights from Miami 2011
I honestly think this is my first trip to Miami where I was unable to see everything I wanted to. Obviously I was down there for work so I had different priorities this trip. However, I still managed to see a lot of cool stuff, and some total crap too.
The best show [...]
Vedova Foundation, Palazzo Fortuny “Tra: Edge of Becoming”, Barry X Ball: Portraits and Masterpieces at Ca’ Rezzonico
Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova
Emilio Vedova who died in 2006 began artistic research in the 1930s when surrounded by the 17th century atmosphere of Venice. He was a major figure in the postwar art scene in the 1950s along with contemporaries Burri and Fontana and a leader in art informel movement. In 1997 he won [...]
The view from the 33rd floor of 1500 Broadway is quite spectacular. I was so looking forward to seeing work from the Zabludowicz collection on view in that space. In its first exhibition in the United States, curators strove to share the work of emerging artists in “The Shape We’re In (New York)” and “Proposal [...]
You MUST head to the Barnes Foundation before it closes its doors for good in July of 2011. Seeing the collection of Dr. Barnes in its original home is imperative to understanding the educational impact it had on its viewers over the years. Dr. Barnes and his friend John Dewey saw the building not only [...]
Well, I am slowly recovering from all of the art viewing and the major lack of sleep that occurs during ABMB. Returning to 30 degree weather is not helping. But overall, I really enjoyed the trip. I feel like the fairs were strong, I saw a lot of good work and that galleries seemed to [...]
The Peter M. Brant Foundation’s main building was built in 1902 and was used for apple storage at that time. Peter Brant bought it as a polo clubhouse. In the 1990s, the Brant Foundation was created and in 2009, the space was opened by the foundation. The current exhibition is a solo show of the [...]