headlines | about |

Steven Kaplan's blog

Jaywalking, the new video from Season 2 of "The Madness of Art"

Jaywalking from Jim Kempner on Vimeo.

Examining "cop art", jaywalking in NYC, with a small part for Eulas Pizarro, who used to install art at the Phillips de Pury auction house (where they might have health care for employees).

Schlingensief Exhibition at German Pavilion of Venice Biennale

from Artforum:

The untimely death of Christoph Schlingensief, who was chosen to represent Germany at the next Venice Biennale, has changed the German pavilion from an exhibition by the late artist into an exhibition about his work. As Austria Presse Agentur reports, curator Susanne Gaensheimer offered some clarifications at a press conference in Frankfurt last week. “I had hoped that we could realize what he planned to do,” said Gaensheimer, who is also the director of Frankfurt’s Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK). But too many questions remained unanswered in his concept. The curator never considered inviting another artist to replace Schlingensief, who died last August of lung cancer. The decision to make a show “about him instead of by him” was made in consultation with his widow Aino Laberenz, whom Gaensheimer called “a replacement for artistic authority.” Although unrealized, Schlingensief’s ideas for the pavilion may be documented in the next months on the website of the German pavilion before being presented as a book at the biennial.

First Annual NADA Artist Ball @Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel, Halloween 10/31/2010 9pm

First Annual NADA Artist Ball
Sunday, October 31, 2010 9 pm - Monday, November 1, 2010 1 am
at Eventi - A Kimpton Hotel
851 Avenue of the Americas, Third Floor

New York, NY 10001

Tickets available:

The premiere NADA Artist Ball will be a costumed gala to celebrate the artists that make our industry possible. Funds raised from the event will support our growing public and educational programs worldwide and allow us to continue rewarding the artists who help us make those programs imaginable. The unique evening will also inaugurate the newest cultural venue in New York, The Big Screen Project, a free outdoor multimedia experience. During the Ball, NADA will present a one-hour video program highlighting the diversity and innovation of artists that we feel represent our global constituency. Some of the artists whose work will be featured this evening include: Laura Riboli, Trine Lisa Nedreaas, Yuki Okumura, Scott Treleaven, Liz Magic Laser, Grant Worth, Glen Fogel, Ron Amstuz, Alix Pearlstein, Leidy Churchman, and others.

Editions|Artists' Book Fair, November 4 - 7, 2010, 548 W 22nd St, NYC

The 2010 Editions|Artists' Book Fair will take place Friday, 5 November to Sunday, 7 November, at the former Dia/X Initiative building, 548 West 22nd Street between 10th & 11th Avenues.

Opening night preview:
Thursday November 4, 6 - 9 PM
Tickets: $20.00.

First look at the latest in contemporary publishing while enjoying a glass of champagne and an extraordinary view of the Hudson River from our rooftop lounge. Attendance will assure an opportunity to purchase the highly sought after E|AB commissioned print which subsidizes FREE general admission during the run of Fair.

Warhol Foundation Lawyers Quash Antitrust Lawsuit

Warhol self-portrait, 1964, was twice rejected by the foundation's authentication board.

ARTINFO, October 24, 2010, 2:28 pm
by Jason Edward Kaufman
Warhol Foundation Lawyers Quash Antitrust Lawsuit
The biggest legal brawl in the art world is coming to a crashing halt

NEW YORK - The closely watched federal lawsuit in which a private collector is suing the Andy Warhol Foundation and its subsidiary Art Authentication Board is about to reach an abrupt and unexpected end. Joe Simon, the London-based American whose 2007 complaint challenges the board’s rejection of the authenticity of the 1964 Warhol self-portrait that he owns, says that he and his lawyer, Seth Redniss of New York, will withdraw from the case at the next hearing, scheduled for November 10 in federal court in the Southern District of Manhattan. A parallel lawsuit in which Redniss is counsel, filed last year by U.S. collector Susan Shaer after the rejection of a self-portrait from the same series, also will be dropped, says Simon.

Bernd and Hilla Becher: Water Towers

Bernd and Hilla Becher: Water Towers
Sonnabend Gallery
536 West 22nd St
NY NY 10011

opening: Saturday, October 30, 5-7 pm

Kiki from Kiki Smith

Kiki from Kiki Smith

Kiki is the new fragrance from contemporary artist Kiki Smith, designed in collaboration with the award-winning French fragrance designer, Christophe Laudamiel. Kiki is a study of balance and contrast and is unabashedly green and fresh while deeply and unexpectedly, lush, warm and dynamic. The fragrance evokes Kiki’s most significant olfactory memories: musks, boxwood, patchouli and sandalwood next to fresh, ripe foliage and fig leaf notes. The uniquely soothing, enveloping warmth and herbaceousness of blue chamomile and the bright and summery smell of narcisse create an incandescent, satisfying and fearless scent that is diffusive and illuminating.

Syndicate content