Friday, April 22, 2016

Issue #19 (6 February 2013)

Welcome back to ArtCafé

What a great start to 2013 at the Westport Arts Center-- with William Wegman: The Traveler. Experience William Wegman's postcard paintings, on view through March 24. I hope you may join us on Friday at 10am for ArtCafé on February 8 and 15 and March 1 and 15.  

Here's to a happy and healthy 2013!

Best wishes,

Helen Klisser During
Director of Visual Arts
Westport Arts Center 

Gibbs Farm, Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand. Photo by Helen Klisser During. CLICK for link.


Feeling Right at Home on the Fringe:
Outsider Art Fair Opens at 547 West 22nd Street
by Roberta Smith, The New York Times

The Armory Week Guide

SHOWS THAT MATTER: El Anatsui's Byzantine Bottle Cap Art at the Brooklyn Museum
by Alanna Martinez, Blouin ARTINFO

See 10 Outstanding Attractions From This Weekend's Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
by Shana Nys Dembrot, Blouin ARTINFO 

'Armory Show' That Shocked American in 1913, Celebrates 100
by Tom Vitale, NPR 

VIDEO: Naked Men Get Private View of Vienna Exhibition
The Guardian

Eyes wide open: Maggie Clinton Koenig looking at A.R. Penck painting at Leo Koenig Gallery in Chelsea. Photo by Helen Klisser During.
A subversive 'Disneyland' at the end of the world
by Cristina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper 

Mona Market
through March 30 

Art Dubai Announces Projects 2013

A Tribute to Sex and Death: David Walsh and Mona
by Elissa Curtis, The New Yorker 

VIDEO: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Tasmanian Devil: A master gambler and his high-stakes museum
by Richard Flanagan, The New Yorker

Saltz: The Met's Matisse is Intoxicating, Possibly Dangerous
by Jerry Saltz,

VIDEO: Fabio Viale's Radically Modern Marble at Sperone Westwater
by Dion Tan, Blouin ARTINFO

Unfashionable Yet Visionary: A.R. Penck at Leo Koenig and Michale Werner
by Roberta Smith, The New York Times  
Grand Central Terminal on Valentine's Day 2013. Click image for more information about Nick Cave's upcoming performance at GCT. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Brice Marden: Red Yellow Blue
Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York
Through February 23 

Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors
Luhring Augustine Gallery
through March 16   

20 Must-Watch Artist Documentaries, From Basquiat to Bas Jan Ader

VIDEO: Wolfgang Laib on Bringing his "Pollen From Hazelnut" to the MoMA
by Dion Tan, Blouin ARTINFO

VIDEO: Francis Alÿs: Reel-Unreel
David Zwirner Gallery, New York 
through February 9  

Chef Who Refuses to Be Defined by His Work
by Joshua David Stein, The New York Times
Francis Alÿs at David Zwirner Gallery. Photo by Helen Klisser During


How Parisian Museums are Coping with the Boom in Blockbuster Shows
by Benjamin Sutton, Blouin ARTINFO 

Borough Searches for Missing Boy, Last Seen on Wall
by Sarah Lyall, The New York Times

Robin Rhode Turns a Gallery Into a Coloring Book 

Recommended Reading:
Stalking a Most Prolific Phantom: 'Banksy: Man Behind the Wall' by Will Ellsworth Jones
by Michiko Kakutani  

Museums Grapple With the Strings Attached to Gifts
by Patricia Cohen, The New York Times  

International Sculpture Symposium
Gow Langsford Gallery, Lorne Street
New Zealand

Olafur Eliasson Hits Davos, Corporate Tower Threatens Cloisters View, and More
Graffiti Truck, Chelsea. Photo by Helen Klisser During

Where Las Vegas Stardust Rests in Peace
The Neon Museum in Las Vegas
by Edward Rothstein, The New York Times   

25 Questions for YBA Sculptor Marc Quinn
by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, Blouin ARTINFO

An Infinity of Lights: Photos From the New Yayoi Kusama Exhibit
by Amy Kellner, The New York Times  
Reveling in the Multicultural Possibilities of Paper
"Zarina: Paper Like Skin," at the Guggenheim Museum 
by Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times 

From Homespun to Hallucinogenic in Two Fairs:
Metro Show and Editions/Artists' Book Fair
by Ken Johnson, The New York Times  

Collateral Damage in an Adult World
by Ken Johnson, The New York Times
Fabio Viale's Souvenir (Pietà) III at Sperone Westwater, New York. Photo by Helen Klisser During

The Life and Art of Horace Pippin 

Tracey Emin's Broadway Debut, Musée d'Orsay Puts Out the Poor, and More 

Nuria Fuster: When Someone Melts a Menhir
Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin
through March 9 

Classroom Meets Gallery
by Randy Kennedy, The New York Times

Recommended Reading:
Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting 
by Phaidon Press, Peio Aguirre, Negar Azimi 

Bikes in Chelsea. Photo by Helen Klisser During
The 20 Best Spots to See Street Art in New York City
by Terri Ciccone and Ben Sutton, Blouin ARTINFO
Curator, Tear Down These Walls
by Roberta Smith, The New York Times   

From Warhol to Miró: The Top-Selling Artists of 2012 

Ten art installations you should see
by Howard Halle, TimeOut New York 

Art Basel Releases 2013 Exhibitor List-- So What's Different?
by Julia Halperin, Blouin ARTINFO  

As Art Values Rise, So Do  Concerns About Market's Oversight
by Robin Pogrebin and Kevin Flynn, The New York Times  

Pulling Back the Veil on Art Market's Legal Gray Areas
by Shane Ferro, Blouin ARTINFO
Luc Tuymans: The Summer is Over at David Zwirner Gallery. Photo by Helen Klisser During

10 Contemporary Outsider Artists Everyone Should Know
by Paul Laster, Falvorwire 

Jerry Saltz on the Outsider Art Fair-- And Why There's No Such Thing as "Outsider" Art
by Jerry Saltz,

Record Prices, and Some 
by Carol Vogel, The New York Times
SLIDESHOW: Bosco Sodi's candy-colored canvases at the Pace Gallery

Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin

The Real Reason Catherine Opie Resigned From the Board of L.A. MOCA
by Julia Halperin, Blouin ARTINFO 

Andy Warhol featured in Phillips Contemporary Art: London Evening Sale, February 2013
Recommended Reading:
The Transformation of the Avant-Garde: The New York Art World, 1940 - 1985 
by Diana Crane

MoNA Winery 

Gravity-Defying Sculptures by Cornelia Konrads
"Vampire Duchess" Painter Goes Into Hiding, Met Launches Web Series, and More

The New York Times Magazine
Cover image by Alec Soth

Jerry Saltz on 1993 in Art
by Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine 

In Honor of Grand Central, 10 Architecturally Inspiring Train Stations Over 100
by Kelly Chan, Blouin ARTINFO

Luncheon in the Countryside by Francesco Celebrano at Sperone Westwater, New York. Photo by Helen Klisser During
SLIDESHOW: Finger Painting: Nail Art Makes Its Way to MoMA PS1
by Ann Binlot, Blouin ARINFO

William Wegman: The Traveler. Now through March 24, 2013. Curated by Helen Klisser During. Image: Placed Places (detail), 2009. Courtesy the Artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

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