Highlights from Frieze New York:
Not only was this my favorite booth, but it won the Stand award at the fair. I am in love with everything this artist does.
I liked all of the pieces at Carl Freedman’s booth but these in particular were simple yet sophisticated and mesmerizingly beautiful.
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Highlights from Frieze New York:
Claes Oldenberg: The Street and The Store
Born in Chicago, Oldenberg came to NYC in 1956 at the age of 27. In 1960, he translated his experience of the LES (Lower East Side) into an immersive sculptural environment made using cardboard, burlap and newspapers.
He wanted to move away from art as a precious commodity and in [...]
“13th Ballad, an installation by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, is an extension of the artist’s 12 Ballads for Huguenot House, which was coproduced by the MCA and exhibited at Documenta 13, the 2012 iteration of the international art exhibition that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany.”
The opening included a performance by The Black [...]
Picasso never even came to Chicago, or the United States for that matter. But his relationship to Chicago had a profound impact on the city and also played a “critical role in the awareness of and interest in art across the United States.” The first presentation of a Picasso show at an American art museum, [...]
Always amazing, this trip to the DF was no exception. Not only was there great work on view at the fair, but the galleries and institutions had some terrific works on view as well.
Private Collection Visit
I love to see the way people live with their art. The rooftop artwork [...]
One of my favorite places to go to sip on tequila post-fair.
It is the ten year anniversary of Zona Maco and the fair pulled out all the stops to celebrate. The opening night dinner was not only in a beautiful historic location, but the food was delicious!
The fair itself had some terrific art on view. [...]
I can’t believe in all my visits to Houston I had never stepped foot inside the Rothko Chapel. I wasn’t sure what my expectations would be, but I was completely awed upon entering this sacred space. I have long been an admirer of the Agnes Martin Room at the Harwood Museum in [...]
Notice Board, 2011
Polish born, London-based artist Goshka Macuga was born in 1967. This is the first survey of her work in the United States and it is not an easy one to digest but I found it fascinating. Macuga looks at and uses art as a form of research. Her interest lies in [...]
Wet and Wild is the second solo exhibition by Chicago artist William J. O’Brien at Marianne Boesky. The works on paper in particular are gorgeous but the whole show and its installation are fantastic!
I then headed uptown to Acquavella Gallery White Collar Crimes curated by Vito Schnabel with works by Joe Bradley, Josh Smith, The [...]
This phenomenal exhibition presents the most influential avant garde collective of the postwar era. Founded by artist, critic and teacher Yoshihara Jiro, the Gutai group was legendary. Members explored new arts forms such as performance, painting and “interactive environments” creating an international common ground of experimental art. It lasted for 18 years, from 1954-72 and [...]