Wednesday, December 26, 2007




Thursday, December 20, 2007

check Brigitte Saint Ouen' Blog for updates about:

Christmas Time in New York City
Every year New York City is home to some of the most magnificently decorated trees in the country, and many are meant specifically for public view. Here are some tree we recommend you see this season:
The Metropolitan Musuem of Art will display “The Angel Tree” in the museum’s Medieval Sculpture Hall from November 20th to January 6th. Visit for more information. Since the 1960s this tree has featured crèche figures from the Neapolitan tradition of using old-world techniques and materials to create 1700s style figures. Angeli Art is the leading distributor of these figures in the United States. For more information visit
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts lights their own Christmas tree each season on Josie Robertson Plaza. The tree will be lit this year on November 27th, and remain up until early January at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 63rd. Open to the public daily.
Christmas at Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time this holiday season on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007. This star-studded holiday tradition attracts thousands yearly, be sure to get there early, and leave your car at home if you plan on attending. But even if you don't want to brave the crowds and traffic, the entire extravaganza will be broadcast live on NBC from 7pm to 9pm. The Christmas Tree will then be lit from 5:30am to 11:30pm daily, from November 29th, 2007 to January 8, 2008. For more information call 212- 632- 3975.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bierstadt est decidement tres a la mode

After the suggested visit at BLUM in SOHO,to realize that Famous Artist's choice was not so...Bad" another artist being inspired by Bierstadt

"Art has always needed patrons and House of Campari fits the bill quite nicely. The Campari Commissions for 2007 were recently on display in Miami, featuring the Fallen Bierstadt by Valerie Hegarty and the Mosaic Mask (XXX) by Nathan Mabry. Hegarty’s piece is a reconstruction of a landscape by Albert Bierstadt that she pushes several steps further, into destruction. Mabry creates a mask out of coloured pencil and mylar, then embellishes the piece with Swarovski crystals. Featured along with the commissions was an exhibition of works from New York and Los Angeles galleries called Distinctive Messengers, as well as an amazing site-specific work by Andrew Schoultz."

Que faire pour les vacances a Buenos Aires????

New York Times has 1 answer:
Cheap and Cheerful

"Style Map | Buenos Aires The 11-hour flight to Buenos Aires is richly rewarded with warm weather (our winter is their summer), great shopping and a still-kicking dollar. The Palermo Hollywood district is a welcome antidote to the already overrun Palermo Soho across the tracks — a quieter place to stumble across young designer boutiques, underground restaurants and an easy-to-navigate flea market. Happy hunting.
Check on the title to see the map........

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thanks to Karen..........

Cochrane Mural
For those not living in the west, Cochrane is NW of Calgary and east of Banff, in the foothills of the Rockies .
This mural was unveiled in July at the Cochrane Ranche House.
Each tile is 1 foot square, is it's own individual picture and each is by a different artist. All of them together form this huge mural.

You can click on each of the tiles to see them in detail. Check out the horse's eye.

Friday, December 14, 2007

December Work in Focus

The Black Feather Hat, 1910
Oil on canvas.
Private Collection, New York, courtesy
Neue Galerie New York

Klimt was an artist who drew inspiration from a variety of sources, ranging from Byzantine to Asian art. In this work, we see the strong influence that French avant-garde artists exerted on his oeuvre. The restricted, striking palate of black, red, and white attests to the degree to which Klimt was influenced by the graphic work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Instead of deliberately posing for the painter, the unnamed sitter in this work seems lost in her own thoughts. In that way, she is reminiscent of Edgar Degas's ballerinas, whom that artist captured in intimate, private moments.
The Black Feather Hat is on display in the second-floor galleries as part of the Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections exhibition.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Holiday Coktail Party % Alex Beard dec 18th...

de la part d'Alex Beard
Holiday Cocktail Party
December 18th, 6pm - 9pm
Join us for a cocktail and Christmas cheer. All are welcome!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The DWR Annex Pre-Holiday Sale

Saturday, December 15, 10am–6pm
Sunday, December 16, 11am–5pm

Form follows function all the way to New Jersey during the DWR Annex Pre-Holiday Sale. Overstocks, still-in-the-box new items and samples will be available, including lots of lighting, lounge and little giftable items, all 20–65% off the original price. Without Wheels? For less than $3, you can take Bus 129 from Gate 318 at Port Authority.

The 12,000 square foot Annex is a one stop resource for some of the most innovative modern design of the past and present with only a few of life's dings and dents. While these pieces may have been jostled in their journeys, we think their flaws give them a history that is all their own.
As an evolution of our cult classic warehouse sale, the Annex represents an assortment of returned and discontinued merchandise that changes constantly with everything as is and ready to take home immediately. Peruse and purchase pieces within our showroom and supplement your discoveries with new pieces under the friendly direction of proprietor Hunter De La Cruz or our qualified sales associates.

Membership Promotion@ the Chelsea Art Museum

Are you still running around looking for the perfect gift for your loved one? No need to worry! Come to the museum store and find something for everyone on the list. We have a wide range of artist multiples, monographs and new publications. Here is a secret: making someone a patron of the arts by offering them a museum membership may be the most memorable gift you can give. Membership benefits at the Chelsea Art Museum include unlimited free admission to the museum, invitations to exhibition openings and 10% discount on museum store purchases.
Remember, as members you save 10% in the store and the café on your holiday shopping.
Membership Promotion - Join now!
Join our group of committed art supporters by December 31, 2007 and receive 5 FREE guest passes for your friends! And if you join at family level membership or above you also receive the current exhibition catalog FREE!
Please contact or see our website at

Monday, December 10, 2007

Yankell peint New York....

A number of recent available paintings started on location in Times Square on Broadway. A rather rich and exotic experience, painting in the heart of Manhattan's theatrical piazza. The parade of energy and life was quite inspiring.

Joyous Holidays!

Stuart Yankell

Guided tour with LMNY in January or before Jan 13th on your own

Image: Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910). Homosassa River, 1904. Watercolor with additions of gum over graphite on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper. Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Special Subscription, 11.542

Brushed With Light: American Landscape Watercolors
On view through January 13th

This exhibition showcases eighty important works from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection of American watercolors of landscape imagery. Ranging in date from 1777 to 1952, these watercolors represent major movements in American landscape painting: late eighteenth-century topographical and Picturesque view painting; the Hudson River School and Pre-Raphaelitism; post–Civil War realism; American Impressionism; modernist abstraction, and American Scene painting.
This exhibition is supported in part by the Brooklyn Museum American Art Council.

View the exhibition.

Did you say Needleworking techniques.....

Nava Lubelski, Side Dish, 2004
Hand-embroidered thread on ink stained cotton canvas
12 x 12 in.
Photo: Nava Lubelski

For nearly half a century, the Museum of Arts & Design has served as the country's premier institution dedicated to the collection and exhibition of contemporary objects created in clay, glass, wood, metal and fiber. The Museum celebrates materials and processes that are today embraced by artists in the fields of craft, art and design.

To read about the current exhibit and "EMBROIDERY".....please click on the title

Sunday, December 9, 2007

FRIDAY DEC 14th ....organized by the National Academy and

This is an email I received from VIVIANE SILVERA..who is organizing walking tours in galleries...........

Dear Art Lovers,

For those of you interested in hearing several contemporary critics discuss the work of Anne Harris (which we saw this week) along with several other artists showing right now, The National Academy Museum and com present:

The Review Panel

The National Academy, in conjunction with presents the fourth season of The Review Panel, beginning Friday, October 12th at 6:45 pm. This popular panel is moderated by David Cohen, art critic for the New York Sun and editor of Each month, three prominent art critics join David Cohen in discussing four pre-selected exhibitions currently on view in New York museums and galleries, with time allotted for audience response.

This popular series fosters awareness of contemporary art through critical dialogue about exhibitions on view in New York galleries and museums. Past panelists include: Deborah Garwood, Arthur Danto, Roberta Smith, Robert Storr, Karen Wilkin, and Mark Stevens. This season’s panelists include Svetlana Alpers, David Grosz, Carol Kino, Donald Kuspit, and Roberta Smith, among others.

Friday, December 14 at 6:45 PM

David Cohen (moderator),, New York Sun
Ben Davis, Artnet
Lance Esplund, New York Sun
Lilly Wei, Art in America

Exhibitions under review:

Tara Donovan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (until Apr 28)
Anne Harris at Alexandre Gallery, 41 E. 57th Street (until Dec 30)
Bharti Kher at Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W. 20th Street (until Dec 23)
David Reed at Max Protetch, 511 W. 22nd Street (until Dec 22)
Zhang Huan at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue (until Jan 21)

Admission is $5 per person. Open to all. No reservations required.

FREE for National Academicians, Friends of the Academy, and students.

Listen to past review panels at

Partial funding for the Review Panel is provided by NYSCA, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation.

at 1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Blogeuse échange livres

BLOG: Bouquinistes à New York

Une blogeuse New Yorkaise a lancé "Des bouquinistes à New York", un blog d’échanges de livres pour les francophones de New York..........Lire la suite de cet article sur French Morning News

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Artists on Artists lecture @Dia Chelsea

Monday, December 10, 2007, 6:30pm

Dia Art Foundation
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission for the lecture is $6 general; $3 for students, seniors, and Dia members. Reservations are recommended, please call 212 293 5583

Born in Spokane, WA, in 1957, Jim Hodges lives and works in New York. His solo exhibitions include presentations at Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2005); the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and touring (2003), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2003); and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (1995).

Joseph Beuys was born in 1921 in Krefeld, Germany. He trained at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1947 to 1951, then taught there as a professor of sculpture from 1961 until his controversial dismissal, in 1972. Beuys's first one-person exhibition of his sculpture and drawings was in 1953, at the house of the collectors Franz Joseph and Hans van der Grinten. In the early 1960s he became involved with the Fluxus group, taking part in concerts and performances and devising his own "actions," which for a time became his principal aesthetic mode. In 1970 the Beuys Block-a large collection of Beuys's work formed under his own aegis from the Sammlung Karl Ströher-was installed in the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt; it remains his most important public collection. Dia held exhibitions of Beuys's work in 1987, 1992, and 1998, and has planted trees and basalt columns in New York City as part of his 7000 Eichen, a project he began in 1982 for Documenta 7 in Kassel, Germany, with initial funding from Dia Art Foundation. Beuys died in Düsseldorf in 1986.

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia's collection and exhibition programs.

Michael Torlen Show

Last Blue-Fin (Love and Theft 3)
2006, Monoprint, 20" x 36"

Library Exhibits

Micahel Torlen - The Ocean is Blue and Black
Works on Paper

December 2, 2007 - January 8, 2008
in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery

Last Blue-Fin (Love and Theft 3)
2006, Monoprint, 20" x 36"

Michael Torlen is a painter and printrmaker, born in San Diego into a Norwegian commercial fishing family. His major series of works, “Songs for My Father” and “Sanger Fra Mor” (“Songs From Mother”) totaling thousands of images reflect his memories of a youth spent on a boat with his father and his own experience on the sea as a commercial fisherman. They are strong, powerful images that evoke a range of feelings, including one of respect for nature’s beauty and intensity. Torlen has a studio in Port Chester , NY , and is one of the founding faculty members of the School of Art +Design at SUNY Purchase, where he still teaches. He also paints on frequent trips to Monhegan Island , Maine .

Artist’s Statement:

In 2002, I completed 1,000 works in my project, Songs for My Father, a body of landscape-inspired pieces in various media, dedicated to my late father, a Norwegian commercial tuna fisherman. I painted the landscape, a long-standing Nordic subject, in and around Acadia National Park , Maine , during the 1980's, and have worked on Monhegan Island during the summers since 1995.
In winter 1999, while an artist-in-residence at Weir Farm, a national historic site administered by the National Park Service, in Wilton , CT , I began to explore the woodlands as a complement to the seacoast. In 2001, I was a visiting artist at Weir Farm. My most recent series, Sanger Fra Mor, dedicated to my mother, is an ongoing visual essay. Working across media in paintings, watercolors, drawings and monotypes I use commercial fishing, oral history and nostalgic images to explore memory, identity and maritime history. For this project, I draw upon my experiences both as a young boy aboard ship with my father, and as a crewmember on a commercial fishing vessel. My connection to this subject continues during summer visits to Monhegan Island , Maine where I paint outdoors as well as research the resources of the Monhegan Museum .

In my studio practice I make oil paintings and works on paper, including monotypes. My imagery develops from direct landscape and studio painting, photography, and memories. I often work in series, using repetition, simplification and variation of image and media, to structure narratives. My monotypes combine old and new technology in multiple layers--computer editing, digital printing and traditional printmaking methods, including plate lithography, silkscreen, and handwork. The layering of these processes serves as a metaphor for memory.

In my work, the persistence of memory, stages of life, the environmental crisis, and the empty ocean are thematic subtexts. – Michael Torlen

The Ocean is Blue and Black by Michael Torlen is sponsored by the Art Committee of the Friends of New Canaan Library. Exhibit curators are Laura Einstein and Susie Salomon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

le 12 décembre à 19h au LFNY:conference......

Info annoncee par le Westchester Accueil

Conference au Lycée Français de New-York par Frédérique Bressand, spécialiste d'Asie Centrale "Samarkand la Magnifique ou 26 siècles d'histoire"
le 12 décembre à 19h Auditorium du Lycée Français de New-York
Inscriptions auprès de Michelle Mathe -

Frédérique Bressant nous entretiendra de l’histoire de Samarkand, capitale de l’Ouzbékistan. Ville mythique mais non moins réelle, cette cite située au cœur de la Route de la Soie, a connu les plus grands conquérants, d’Alexandre le Grand a Gengis Khan et Tarmelan, destructeur mais aussi bâtisseur. Ce guerrier qui ne connut jamais aucune défaite fit orner au 14eme siècle la capitale de son empire de monuments somptueux dont la magnificence égale la grandeur. Ce passe prestigieux ne doit nous faire oublier l’Ouzbékistan contemporain qui a su préserver ses traditions.

Frédérique Bressant fréquente l’Asie Centrale depuis 30 ans et s’est spécialisée dans l’Art et l’Histoire Timurides (règne de Tamerlan a la fin du 14 eme siècle). Elle a crée a Paris il y a 20 ans une association culturelle d’échanges entre la France et l’Ouzbékistan qui réunit régulièrement archéologues, historiens et artistes. Elle est l’auteur de nombreuses publications dont « l’Or Bleu de Samarkand » et Samarkand la Magnifique ». Elle est le rédacteur de la revue « la Timuride » crée il y a 20 ans

Monday, December 3, 2007

Culinartists: Premiere Recette d'Hiver

Le groupe des entretiens avec Michel Gerard porte desormais le nom de CULINARTISTs et vous trouverez ci apres la raison.
Chaque moment de travail et de reflexions intenses est recompense par un delicieux dejeuner, de l'entree au dessert (miam, miam tarte aux pommes,...) Club cuisine tenez vous bien,,...........


Ingrédients pour 8 personnes:

500g (3 tasses environ) de pois cassés (split peas)
2 litres de bouillon de volaille
200g de jambon taillé en cubes
50g de lard en dés (ou bacon)
4 gousses d’ail
1 branche de persil frais
2 feuilles de laurier
1/2 c. à café de thym séché
1/2 c. à café d’origan séché
2 oignons moyens coupés en 2
4 clous de girofle

On trouve le jambon (grosse tranche) et les pois cassés chez Trader Joe’s.

1. Mettez dans une marmite les pois cassés, le bouillon de volaille, le jambon, le lard, l’ail et les aromates. Piquez un clou de girofle dans chaque 1/2 oignon et ajoutez-les dans la marmite. Portez à ébullition sur feu vif. Réglez alors sur feu doux, couvrez à demi et faites mijoter pendant environ 1 heure 1/4: les pois doivent presque se réduire en purée quand on les écrase avec une fourchette contre la paroi de la marmite.
2. Goûtez la soupe et ajoutez un peu de sel ou d’aromates à votre goût. Si vous aimez une soupe rustique, servez-la telle quelle. Pour un service plus raffiné, pensez à retirer le laurier et les clous de girofle, et passez le contenu de la marmite au moulin à légumes ou mixer très brièvement au mixer.
3. Servez aussitôt dans des assiettes très chaudes.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

EUREKA...........a comment

Thank you North,.....I believe, you've posted the first comment on my blog...
SO I am publishing it!!!So everyone knows...they can do it too!!!!!!!

North a ajouté un nouveau commentaire sur votre message blog "A message from my friend Claudia about ...." :

There was a great street art inspired exhibit this summer at the 3rdRail Gallery in New Rochelle, NY. Some of those artists are currently in Wrap It Up!, an exhibit and sale through the Westchester Arts Council in White Plains. More information can be found at

A message from my friend Claudia about ....

Don't hesitate to let me know when you see something you like and would like to share.Send me an email with the details like Claudia did and I will post it on the blog..

I highly recommend you to see a fantastic exhibit at the library at Concordia College in Bronxville on Route 22. Ellen Frank is an artist with an atelier in East Hampton and she specializes in illumination art. She paints on Belgian linen using gold, silver and copper as well as egg tempura. Her project is called Cities of Peace and each work is dedicated to a city of the world that has undergone turmoil -- Beijing, Sarajevo, Kabul, Jerusalem, NYC, etc.

You can visit her web site: Ellen Frank Illumination Arts Foundation, Inc. (Click on the title)
The exhibit lasts until December 14th.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

THIS Sunday ...@Rebecca's STUDIO

Please find the following invitation:
Who would like to go with me to see it this Sunday?

Dear Laurence, Franck, and friends,

An invitation to this Sunday's studio salon is attached (last one!)
Rebecca Allan
Director of Exhibition-Related Education
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies
in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture
18 West 86th Street
New York, New York 10024

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Opening NEW Museum in NY..Sat dec 1st

Le New Museum fait peau neuve
NEW YORK - Il ouvre le 1er décembre dans un immeuble conçu par l’agence japonaise Sanaa - celle qui est en charge du Louvre Lens - ressemblant à un empilement de boîtes blanches. Ces six boîtes cachent huit étages où la lumière est dispensée généreusement, et une surface de 5000 m2, abritant des galeries d’exposition et un théâtre de 182 places. Le New Museum, qui se veut un « incubateur » de l’art contemporain, n’est en réalité pas si neuf que ça puisque cette inauguration coïncide avec son 30e anniversaire. Sa fondatrice, Marcia Tucker, qui ava it associé son nom à des rétrospectives précoces sur John Baldessari, Keith Haring ou Tony Oursler, est décédée l’an dernier et n’aura donc pas eu le temps de connaître cette nouvelle adresse, dans le bas de Manhattan. La première exposition, sous le titre « Unmonumental », s’attache à une discipline peu en vogue, la sculpture, en présentant le travail de 30 artistes du monde entier, dont Jim Lambie ou Sarah Lucas.
• Le New Museum est inauguré le 1er décembre sur 235 Bowery
En savoir plus:

Bruce Museum Guided Visit in French

Pour ceux ou celles qui n'ont pu assister à la visite propose en Novembre.

Bruce Museum : Contemporary and Cutting Edge: Pleasures of Collecting, Part III.

Visite guidée proposée par Catherine Favennec / Catherine Favennec guided tour

Mercredi 12 decembre à 10 heures - Wednesday december 12 at 10 am

Oeuvre modernes postérieures à 1960 issues de collections privées.
Modern paintings post 1960 from private collections

Please confirm to Catherine Favennec -

TONIGHT !!! New York 7PM

Thank you Reyna for this last-minute info but still not too late!

Dear friends,

If you are free tomorrow night, the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia will be screening a documentary on the Iraqi insurgency and hosting a Q&A with the filmmakers and producer. I was involved in organizing the event and truly recommend the film.

Hope to see you there.
Sandra Larriva Henaine

NEW YORK CITY: Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism,
Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor

**Directors Steve Connors & Molly Bingham will be doing Q&A after the screening (approx. 1.5 hours)
Please check the film's website for more information:

Opening of "Don't call it Street Art"

Opening Reception
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, 3-8 pm
Studio/Gallery 173
173-171 Canal Street, #5 floor

Please take a moment to check the following infos sent by Pascale Py about an event taking place Saturday December 15ht in New York .

.More infos if you click on the title,....

DON’T CALL IT STREET ART! is curated by French pop artist Thibault Sandret
The exhibition brings together mixed-media artists who transpose street-art
practices on canvases, graphic designers whose visual codes derive from urban
productions and, last but not least, photographers who capture the ephemeral
beauty of this art form. All the featured artists share a desire to harvest the rich
energy of the street, to excavate its spirit and to highlight the inherent beauty of
Virginie Sommet, a French conceptual artist who has been active in the New
York art scene for more than ten years, hosts the show in her Studio/Gallery 173
on Canal Street..............

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Leonard Drew on view in Chelsea

Leonardo Drew. number 23, 1992, canvas, cotton, and rusted nails on wood, 96 x 122 x 9 in
Until December 29th , and with the opening this thursday evening, artist I like very much...I don't know the gallery...tell me your comments if you go....

Monday, November 26, 2007

Gabriel de Saint-Aubin.........

La Frick Collection de New York présente avec le musée du Louvre l'artiste français symbolisant à lui tout seul Paris et l'esprit des Lumières.............suite on the title


First visit in January, thursday January 10th will be to the Brooklyn Museum with a guided tour of "Brushed with Light; American Landscape Watercolors"
And also the opportunity to look at the other show (as reviewed in the VIllage Voice) "INFINITE ISLAND, Contemporary Caribbean Art"
Soon the calendar for next term will be posted on the

Opening this Friday Nov 30th @ Bitforms, Chelsea

bitforms gallery nyc
529 west 20th street / 2nd floor

Friday, November 30, 2007, 6:30-8:30 pm

bitforms gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition by artist Golan Levin. Known for his work in audiovisual performance and interactive software art, Levin presents five intimate new systems at bitforms gallery. A rare opportunity to experience Levin's work firsthand, this exhibition will conclude with an artist's talk at the gallery on 12 January, 2008 at 4:00 PM.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Message from Gregoire Ganter

Dear friends:

I have been invited by Design 21 to participate in their holiday design event this coming week.

Design 21 is a social design network whose mission is to " inspire social activism through design. They aim to connect people who want to explore ways design can positively impact our many worlds, and who want to create change".

The event is being staged in partnership with Unesco at the Felissimo townhouse on West 56th street and will feature the work of over 10 designers.

There will be a launch party on the evening on Wednesday November 28, and the store will be open on Thursday, Friday and Monday the 3rd.

21% of the proceeds will be donated to Millenium Promise, a charity whose aim it is to erase poverty.

I will be showing a number of large scale images, alphabets and cityscapes, and will attend the launch party on Wednesday evening.

Here are the details:
Launch party
Wednesday November 28 from 6 to 9 pm
Felissimo townhouse
10 West 56th street

Benefit event:
Thursday 29, Friday 30 and Monday the 3rd from noon to
7 pm.
Felissimo townhouse
10 West 56th street

This should be a fun event and I look forward to seeing you there.

For more information on my work and design 21, please

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What's going on in SOHO this week end?

African Jewelry Sale in SoHo
You are invited to join us for a private sale of
African jewelry from the Shompole Collection.

All of the jewelry from the Shompole Collection
comes directly from Africa and has been created with
18kt. gold and African materials.

The collection will be on sale at the studio this weekend:
Friday, November 23rd, 11am- 7pm
Saturday, November 24th, 11am - 9pm
Sunday, November 25th, 11am - 7pm

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Who is " GUY SMILEY" .......

Untitled (from the "Beauty" series)
Collection of John & Carmen Fernandez

For those of you who went with LMNY to the QUEENS MUSEUM of ART last Thursday, please read this article as a complement to our extraordinary "volubile" guide.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Until December 3rd

Friends of the High Line A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Let the MTA Know You Support Saving the Entire High Line....
More infos , click on the title.............

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Expo en France de Myraim Delahoux

Dès aujourd'hui et pour 10 jours

Myriam Delahoux expose à Croissy
avec Mil-Arti's, Groupe d'artistes

Peintures, Sculptures, Photographies, Écritures et Design, Mil-Arti's
est un groupe aux démarches variées.

A la Chapelle St Léonard
sur le thème de la récupération.
Quinze artistes ont travaillé avec des objets qu'ils ont pu trouver et qui les ont émus.
Ces petits riens que d'autres jettent, l'artiste leur donnent une nouvelle vie.
Rencontres insolites, oeuvres originales qui resteront comme faisant partie intégrante de notre époque.
Exemples: un bois flotté fait naître un oiseau.
Un paravent de style reçoit une peinture moderne.
Une planche à laver devient un visage d'indien.

Au Château Chanorier, (en face)
des petites oeuvres libres sur un format carré
Chaque artiste a créé, pour l'événement, des oeuvres de 30cm par 30cm encadrées
(peintures, photos, collages,)
dont le prix est fixé à 180 euros pièce (1 200F).

Du vendredi 16 au lundi 26 Novembre 2007 de 11h à 19h
12 grande rue 78290 Croissy sur Seine.

Les artistes sont heureux de vous recevoir et vous rencontrer au
Vernissage Jeudi 22 Novembre de 18h à 22h.

Pour ma part, je serai présente aussi
les vendredis 16 et 23 novembre de 15h à 19h,
les dimanches 18 et 25 novembre de 15h à 19h,
le samedi 24 novembre de 12h à 19h

En attendant vous pouvez regarder mon site:

A bientôt.

Myriam Delahoux
33 (0)6 86 16 19 76
33 (0)1 30 71 34 50
Mon site:
Blog ADAPY dessin-peinture:

At the Neuberger until December 30th 2007...

Tobias Putrih
Macula A Series, 2006, Cardboard
Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Photo by Jose Smith

Contrairement a ce que je croyais, l'exposition au Neuberger de TOBIAS PUTRIH sera visible jusqu'au 30 Decembre.
Dans le cadre de nos discussions avec Michel Gerard, il est assez interessant de voir l'influence des pays de l'Est sur un jeune artiste.
pour plus d'infos sur l'expo, clicquez sur le titre.
Nous visiterons l'exposition en francais dans le cadre des sorties du Westchester Accueil ce mercredi 21 Novembre a 10h00 et de nouveau le mercredi 19 Decembre.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Contrairement a ce qui nous avait ete annonce lors de notre visite LMNY en Octobre, il n'y aura pas d'expo Jacob Lawrence sur le theme de la migration.
En attendant il y aura KORO NEWKIRK....

Trouvez les infos directement sur le site du musee en cliquant sur le lien du titre...

Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series:
Selections from The Phillips Collection
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the exhibition Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series: Selections from The Phillips Collection has been postponed.

While it is the Museum's great hope to present these cherished masterpieces soon, we require some time and planning before we can proceed with the exhibition. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment that this may cause. Please enjoy the exhibitions and projects currently on view.
Updates will be posted here and on our telephone lines (212-864-4500).

Current Exhibitions

November 14, 2007-March 9, 2008
Kori Newkirk: 1997-2007
Kori Newkirk (b. 1970) is a celebrated multidisciplinary artist whose conceptual practice is based on transforming modest materials into loaded signifiers that question both cultural and aesthetic notions of beauty. Newkirk elegantly blends medium and message-using photographs, wax, hair pomade, beads and neon lights-to forge a new paradigm in art practice. This survey exhibition presents work produced since Newkirk received his MFA from the University of California at Irvine, includes a site-specific project and illustrates how interrelated strands of his practice have converged and developed over time.

Friday, November 16, 2007

What's going on this week end?

You're Invited!

Gramercy 32 Fine Arts is proud to participate in the breakthrough art fair of the season:

"Others an Art Show" This week end!

An Art Fair on Pier 92 from November 17 - 18, 2007.

BOOTH 214 - 12 avenue and 52 street from 11am to 6pm.

This new and exciting event showcases visionary and passionate art work created mainly by Outsider and Folk artists.

On display will be Gramercy 32 Fine Arts' amazing collection from $400 to $5.000 of International Outsider pieces rarely seen in New York.

Please join us for this innovative, provocative and exciting event Booth 214 .

To celebrate our participation in the "oThErs", Brigitte will devote the month of November to an exhibit at the Gallery of our Outsider Collection of French wellknow artist .

A Passionate Vision: Selected Works of Outsider Art from the Collection will run from November 1 until December 1, 2007.

Brigitte Saint-Ouen
Tel 212 780 0932
32 Gramercy Park South Suite 15Floor
New York NY 10003

Visit our NEW blog at:

Le point de vue du Figaro sur les ventes aux encheres a NY

«Diamond (Blue)», de Jeff Koons, vendu pour plus de 8 millions d’euros (Christie’s).

Merci Diane de m'avertir de cet article paru dans le Figaro auj:

"New York rafle la mise sur l’art contemporain'

De notre envoyée spéciale à New York Valérie Duponchelle
16/11/2007 | Mise à jour : 23:52
Pour lire l'article, clicquez sur le titre

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New @ Bowling Green Park

November 16: Seth Weiner installs myOpticon at Bowling Green Park
myOpticon, a thermal imaging system in the guise of coin-operated binoculars developed by Eyebeam Summer resident Seth Weiner, has been installed in Lower Manhattan’s Bowling Green Park and is now directed toward the United States Custom House. myOpticon constructs an image consisting only of the infrared radiation emitted by all objects as a function of surface temperature. The viewing device sees just as well in pitch darkness and fog as in broad daylight, rendering camouflage and the cover of night obsolete. In addition to constructing a thermal image, myOpticon provides surface temperature readings of any surface placed in its crosshairs.
myOpticon is open to the public through the end of the year. An informal reception will gather at dusk on November 16, 2007. Exhibited as part of NYC Park’s exhibition: Art in the Parks: Celebrating 40 Years of Art, myOpticon was made possible in part by a grant from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the September 11 Fund. Additional support was provided by Eyebeam’s residency program and a Fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts.

St-art, 1ère foire d’art contemporain en France hors de Paris

Une foire résolument européenne présentant toutes les tendances de la création actuelle.
PARC DES EXPOSITIONS DE STRASBOURG Quartier du Wacken, 67000 Strasbourg
INFORMATIONS : Tél. 03 88 37 21 21 Site:
HORAIRES : Le vendredi 23 novembre de 11h à 22h (nocturne), les samedi 24 et dimanche 25 de 11h à 20h,
le lundi 26 jusqu’à 19h
PRIX D’ENTRÉE : Plein tarif : 12 € (10 € jusqu’à 13h), tarif réduit : 10 €
CONTACTS PRESSE : Pour la France : Virginie Lusseyran Tél. 03 88 22 27 35 Fax 03 88 22 27 84 Portable 06 09 40 30 53
E-mail :
Pour l’Allemagne et la Suisse : Sibylle Peine, Tél. +49 721 84 32 86 Portable +49 178 451 35 34 E-mail :

St-art, 1ère foire d’art contemporain en France hors de Paris, accueille une centaine de galeries. Près de 40% des exposants sont étrangers, provenant d'une douzaine de pays, 30% sont parisiens et 30% viennent de province . Cette douzième édition met à l’honneur le Benelux et l’Espagne, présente une section de galeries « New Profile » et une riche sélection de « One Man Show ».

Opening this thursday in Chelsea

Ah si j'avais de l'argent a depenser,...beaucoup d'argent,.. nul doute que je choisirai une peinture de CHEN, deja repere il y a 6 mois lors de l'Asian Fair . La galerie Dillon a egalement une autre de mes artistes preferees: Patricia NIX...
Allez voir par vous meme

@ Dillon Gallery 555 West 25th Street
Chen Wenguang, November 15th - December 15th

Kara Walker in Chelsea

You can see works by Kara Walker not only at the Whitney Museum uptown but also in the Gallery SIKKEMA jenkins and Co in Chelsea until November 21st.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

HOLIDAY TREE @ Rockfeller Center

The holiday tree is arriving at Rockefeller Center this morning, November 9th ..

The lighting ceremony for the 85-foot-tall Norway spruce from the Shelton, Connecticut is scheduled for November 28.

DEMAIN Au Neuberger Wednesday Nov 14

Art Sandwiched-In; Lectures, Panels, and Dialogues

Bring lunch or buy one in the café and enjoy an informal talk and gallery tour of African Art and Culture: Selections from the Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art with exhibition curator Marie-Therese Brincard.

Free with Museum admission.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Art in Yonkers

The OPENING RECEPTION will be NOV. 18 2:00 -4:30 at the Yonkers Library 4 th floor.

Ann Ladd Ferencz, Artist
63 Ralph Avenue White Plains, NY 10606 Tel: 914-948-8839

If you have information and you would like to see it on this blog please send me an email as Ann did, and I will post your information. Pictures are always nice, too.
SO If you would like to know YONKERS in another way than just,..nightmare for getting your driving license....Go to see:

Dreamscapes Exhibition - November 17 to December 30, 2007
October 08 2007, at 12:37 PM

The Blue Door Artist Association announces its next exhibition – Dreamscapes – artwork that focuses on the symbolism of the unconscious. As dreams often elicit unconscious symbolism in their unfolding, artwork in the exhibition will portray the ‘language’ of dreams and visions as it reveals itself.

The exhibtion will take place at the Yonkers Riverfront Library in Larkin Plaza, Yonkers.

More information on their website by clicking on the title

ART 20 Nov 9-12

another choice for this week end!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007




If you want to know more, check the wesite by clicking on the title

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

See You at the Holiday FAIR


1ST - They are the most refined little things to tastefully decorate your home.

2NDE - You help raising money for the Mamaroneck Community Service and make twice a good action

Monday, November 5, 2007

Lou Hicks @75

On view October 6- November 21, 2007

Example of work by Rebecca ALLAN

Studio Salon Exhibition

is pleased to invite us to a studio salon Exhibition of recent painting inspired by SPUYTEN DEVIL, a dynamic and historically significant landscape defined by the confluence of two rivers ..........

NEXT DATES are November 11th or December 2nd ...
Who would like to join me and go? Call me because if none of the dates is good, i'm sure she will be glad to open her place at another dates for our group LMNY she knows as she is also director of Education @ Bard Graduate Center.
Check her website by clicking on the title .....

Sunday, November 4, 2007

What's up @ the Queens Museum

LMNY #9 this is where we go on November 15th,............QUEENS MUSEUM

Saturday November 10th ...The New Yorker......

The New Yorker invites you to attend its Passport to the Arts event..........
Click on the title to read more

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Asian Contemporary Art Fair

ACAF NY: New York's First Asian Contemporary Art Fair

ACAF debuts November 8-12, 2007 at Pier 92 with new works by a front line of contemporary masters and a fascinating selection of work in varied media by emerging artists who are setting tomorrow’s trends. ACAF brings to New York a vibrant, international art market, attractive to experienced collectors but accessible to those new to contemporary Asian art.
Learn More

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

RDV % Reyna in Chelsea

from my friend Reyna who moved from Larchmont to CHELSEA,..a few years ago...already..

Aujourd'hui au Prado........


Pour lire la suite , clickez sur le titre.......

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

@SUNY PURCHASE TONIGHT this tuesday....Talk Cinema #03

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 7PM
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 7PM
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 7PM
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 7PM
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 7PM
Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2008 7PM
Tuesday, Apr. 01, 2008 7PM
Tuesday, May. 06, 2008 7PM

Ticket Office(914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM Talk Cinema #03

Gen. Adm. Venue

Tickets for this event are now on sale! Discounted Create Your Own subscriptions are also available. Please call the Ticket Office at (914) 251-6200 for more information.

Be the first to see great foreign and independent films before their release! In recent seasons, audiences at The Center previewed Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie, Robert Altman's Gosford Park, Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me, and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.

What's on at "ICP" (International Center of Photography)

ICP is a easy stop very close from Grand Central Station , just in case you're waiting for your train , or arriving early..and wondering what can I do ?

Current Exhibits:September 26–January 6, 2008

This Is War! Robert Capa at Work
This exhibition, focusing on Capa's greatest war reportages, will be drawn from ICP's Robert Capa Archive, the most comprehensive collection of work by one of the greatest photojournalists of the twentieth century. With vintage prints, contact sheets, handwritten observations, letters, magazine layouts, and more, the stories are brought to life and provide insight into how Capa worked.

Gerda Taro
Gerda Taro was a pioneering photojournalist whose brief career consisted almost exclusively of dramatic photographs from the front lines of the Spanish Civil War. Taro worked alongside Robert Capa, her photographic and romantic partner, and the two collaborated closely. While covering the battle of Brunete, Taro was struck by a tank and killed. Taro's photographs are a striking but little-known record of this important moment in the history of war photography. This exhibition will include vintage and modern prints, and magazine layouts from ICP's collection.

Other Weapons: Photography and Print Culture During the Spanish Civil War
The posters of the Spanish Civil War have become the emblematic signs of a national conflict that turned international. Described as "shouts from the wall," the vibrancy of the color and design of the posters, and their messages, signaled for many the powerful role that propaganda played in creating an image of war. Along with the posters, was the publication in Spain of hundreds of magazines. This exhibition, organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, shows the diversity and relationships among the original magazines, posters, vintage photographs, and archival documents from Spain and the United States.

Dark Is the Room Where We Sleep: A Project by Francesc Torres
On September 16, 1936, forty-six supporters of Spain's Republican government were killed in the village of Villamayor de los Montes, and buried in an unmarked mass grave. The violent history and legacy of the Spanish Civil War remains buried throughout the country, in metaphorical and concrete ways. In 2004, Francesc Torres joined forces with a forensic anthropology team as they uncovered the grave. Torres photographed them, as well as the local townspeople who became involved in the project.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


November 12, 13, 14, 2007
French-American School of New-York

Monday 12 th 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 13 th 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Wed 14 th 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

For 3 days, a French-American “bookstore” is waiting for you in Larchmont:

¨ Over 5,000 new books in French and English

¨ French books sold at French retail prices

¨ English and French used books

¨ Literary evening, Monday at 7:30pm

French-American School
111 Larchmont Ave-Larchmont NY

FASNYPAT French American School of New York PArents Teachers Association

The Reading Event of Larchmont

For 3 days, the 2007 French-American Book Fair will be held in the Larchmont FASNY auditorium. For the pleasure of readers, regardless of their age, we offer 5,000 new books carefully chosen from the selections of top publishers.

For 16 years now, you will find:

3,500 French books offered at French retail prices!

¨ A selection for children and teens organized by reading level: books for beginner and intermediate readers, picture books, CD books, fairytales, novels, classics, comic books, reference books…

¨ A selection for adults with a particularly large offering this year including novels, mysteries, history books, graphic novels, and dictionaries - along with the latest prize-winning books! .

A wide selection of books in English for all ages prepared in cooperation with Diane’s Books, a renowned bookstore of Greenwich, CT. Books are tax free.

English and French used books for everyone.


The funds raised by FASNYPAT, the Parent Teacher Association of the French-American School, will be invested in a specific project for FASNY students

Saturday, October 27, 2007

from Michele Brody our docent at the Studio Museum in Harlem

From our docent at the Studio Museum in Harlem who was also an artist

It was nice meeting you and taking your group on the tour of the most recent exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem. I hope you had a good rest of the day with your group.I look forward to working with your again once the next show opens on November 14th.
In the mean time I wanted to send you a link to my web site so you can see the kind of work I do. Michele Brody

cell (646) 522-9924

Friday, October 26, 2007

New York Fine Art Print Week

Check their website for more details:
The annual IFPDA Print Fair is unique among the world's major art fairs for its focus on fine prints from all periods. All dealers exhibiting at the Fair are members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).

The Fair is the highlight of New York Fine Art Print Week, an annual series of exhibitions, gallery talks, demonstrations, and expositions in New York during the week of the Print Fair.

Fair Dates And Viewing Hours:
11/01/07 12:00pm - 7:00pm
11/02/07 12:00pm - 7:00pm
11/03/07 12:00pm - 7:00pm
11/04/07 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Evening Sale @ Sotheby's

New York, NY – Sotheby’s fall sales of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York will be held on November 7 & 8, 2007. Among the highlights are masterworks by many of the key artists of the period including a stunning Tahitian scene by Paul Gauguin, one of the greatest landscapes by Vincent van Gogh remaining in private hands, a masterpiece by Franz Marc, and the finest sculpture by Pablo Picasso ever to appear at auction. Prior to the auction, the works will be on view in New York from November 2-7, 2007.

A ce sujet voici l'editorial de ARTAUJOURD"HUI.INFO
Décroissance douce ou brutale ?
Octobre a été le mois des foires de capitales (la FIAC à Paris et Frieze à Londres, comme un remake de match de rugby). Celui qui suit est traditionnellement marqué par de belles enchères impressionnistes et modernes. « En novembre, s’il tonne, l’année sera bonne » dit la sagesse populaire. On s’est tellement habitué à une ascension continue des prix des grands maîtres, qui ont définitivement pris pied au pays des 100 millions $ (Klimt, Pollock , Picasso), que l’on attend avec une certaine indifférence la moisson de l’année. Qui montera sur la première marche du podium ? Picasso avec sa Lampe de 1931 ou Gauguin avec son Te Poipoi, paysage tahitien de 1892 (tous deux chez Sotheby’s New York le 7 novembre) ? Pour le grand public, les nouvelles qui filtrent jusqu’au « 20 heures » ne vont guère au-delà de ce genre de hit-parade. Doit-on lire le résultat de ces enchères comme un indicateur quasi exclusif de la santé du secteur ? Au ris que, s’il n’est pas bon, de pousser certains investisseurs à d’autres arbitrages ? Vers l’orge ? les biocarburants ? le pétrole ? Dans un marché mondialisé et de plus en plus volatile, où l’art est devenu une commodity (marchandise) comme une autre, des réactions en cascade, sur le modèle de la crise du subprime américain, ne sont peut-être plus à exclure.

Gustav Klimt à la Neue Galerie

Publie sur "French Morning News":
La Neue Galerie réunit actuellement 8 peintures et plus de 120 dessins du peintre autrichien Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). C’est la première véritable exposition de l’artiste aux Etats-Unis, car assez peu connu outre Atlantique, il a acquis sa réputation bien après sa mort. Inspiré à la fois par les estampes japonaises et par l’art byzantin, Klimt sort des sentiers battus de l’époque (fin XIXe). Facilement reconnaissables, ses peintures sont d’une grande richesse en détails et en couleurs. Klimt est également connu pour son utilisation de l’or. L’exposition comprend également des documents rares sur le peintre ainsi que de nombreux objets personnels.

Jusqu’au 30 juin 2008, « Gustav Klimt : The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky collections” à la Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue. Tel : 212 628 6200. (La galerie est fermée les mardis et mercredis)

OCTOBER 25th= International ARTIST Day !!!

October 25th every year has been selected as International Artist Day.

This worldwide tribute to artists will honor and bring recognition to the contributions they have made to civilization.

Everyone around the world can do something special on that day to enhance the visual arts: take an artist to lunch, host an exhibition, buy a piece of art, attend a gallery show, visit a studio of your favorite artist.

If you would like to help promote this important day please put our link on your web site.

save the date: marche de NOEL

Marché de Noël

Vendredi 30 Novembre 2007

L'Atelier Les Mains au Service du Coeur

présentera ses réalisations

Calendriers de l'Avent, Décorations, Cadeaux

en vente au profit d'Abraham House

Plus de multiples autres stands d'Art et Artisanat...

Si vous souhaitez exposer ou pour toute autre information, veuillez contacter Odile Grandet - 914 834 15 26

"Gestion de Patrimoine et Fiscalité des Français expatriés aux USA

Accueil New York et Westchester Accueil

sont heureux de s'associer pour vous présenter un séminaire d'information:

"Gestion de Patrimoine et Fiscalité des Français expatriés aux USA"

organisé par la Banque Transatlantique, sur les points essentiels à soulever pour organiser votre patrimoine existant, ou à développer, en toute connaissance de l'impact des mesures fiscales et juridiques que votre statut implique.

Ce séminaire est gratuit et ouvert à tous, vos conjoints sont cordialement invités.

Mercredi 7 novembre 2007 à 19h00 au Lyçée Français de NY 505 East 75th Street ( York Ave.) NY Un cocktail vous sera offert à l'issue de la réunion.
Pour vous inscrire contacter:
Florence Brasseur ou: tel. 212-532-2641
Au plaisir de vous rencontrer.
Catherine Courrier Jovana Gobin
Présidente Accueil New York Présidente Westchester Accueil

et aussi pour le Weschester Accueil UNE AUTRE DATE

Bruce Museum : Contemporary and Cutting Edge, Pleasures of Collecting, Part III.

Jeudi 15 novembre à 10h30

Visite guidée en français proposée par Catherine Favennec. Le Bruce museum expose des oeuvres très modernes (postérieures à 1960) issues de collections privées du Connecticut. Pour une découverte très actuelle de l'art moderne en Amérique.
Renseignements et inscriptions: Catherine Favennec -

A propos de la Galerie Salander O Reilly

La nouvelle ne figure pas que sur ce blog Gawker ( lien en direct en cliquant sur le titre )de reputation sulfureuse car colportant les "gossips" mais egalement dans le New York Times
Oui cette galerie faisait partie souvent de mon programme pour de multiples raisons mais essentiellement des oeuvres dignes de figurer dans des musees, des locaux extraordinaires, gerant l'estate de Stuart Davis....
Bref comme quoi, belle application du dicton: don't judge a book by its cover dont la traduction serait en francais: l'habit ne fait pas le moine? Une autre proposition?

Un autre sujet:
Ce qui est bien n'est pas forcement le commentaire de Gawker mais le fait d'avoir le lien pour l'article en reference avec l'info commentee...

A propos de Salander O

Alain Kirili vu par Catherine Cusset

Catherine Cusset livre sur "French Mornig News" un "portrait de Francophone de New York". Francais, Belges, Suisses, Québecois, Africains, ou Américains avec un fort lien à la France. Ils vivent à New York depuis longtemps et y font quelque chose qui les inscrit sur la carte culturelle américaine. Après Michele Mariaud voici ce mois-ci Alain Kirili.
Lisez l'interviw en cliquant sur le titre qui vous amenera sur le site de French Morning News...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Alice O'keeffe from the "newstatesman"

ABOUT What's going on in London and how to react in front of some conceptual art ...I thought this was a good article:

Conceptual art should be allowed to speak for itself

On the balcony of Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, a group of schoolchildren is staring down at the latest in the gallery's "Unilever Series" of large-scale installations. They would be forgiven for being disappointed after all the fun of the pre vious commissions: the child-friendly helter-skelters constructed for Carsten Höller's Test Site, and Olafur Eliasson's spellbinding sun projection, The Weather Project.

This work isn't nearly so entertaining. Shibboleth, by the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, has been affectionately nicknamed "Doris's crack". It is simply a long gash in the floor which zigzags 167 metres from the glass entrance door, growing wider and splitting into smaller lightning strikes as it goes, before disappearing beneath the back wall. The schoolchildren gaze at Shibboleth with modest interest, but it is their teacher, a mild-mannered woman in a tweed skirt, who looks most bemused. "I just don't understand why they have done it," she says, almost to herself. "Ruined their lovely floor!"

It is an understandable response, but not exactly what Salcedo had in mind. Launching the installation, she told reporters that Shibboleth represents "borders, the experience of immigrants, the experience of segregation, the experience of racial hatred. It is the experience of a third world person coming into the heart of Europe." Similarly, the information the Tate gives out to visitors informs them: "Salcedo is addressing a long legacy of racism and colonialism that underlies the modern world. A shibboleth is a custom, phrase or use of language that acts as a test of belonging to a particular social group or class. By definition, it is used to exclude those deemed unsuitable to join this group."

Does all this explanation help a viewer to appreciate the work? By the time I entered the Turbine Hall my mind was so cluttered with ready-made "meanings" that it was difficult to admire Shibboleth on its own terms. It is a genuinely powerful spectacle. If it were allowed to speak for itself, it would play subtly into many dif ferent fears and associations. A gaping fissure is an uneasy presence, particularly on such a large scale. It creates a sense of instability and im permanence. The sight of it slashing down the middle of the Turbine Hall is shocking, an apparent violation of space that is as close to hallowed as you get in 21st-century London.

Shibboleth does not necessarily point towards "the experience of racial hatred" or illegal immigration, although perhaps some viewers would - perfectly validly - have understood it in that way. It might just as easily provoke thoughts about other personal, social, economic or cultural divisions: family breakdown, environmental destruction or economic inequality. Conceptual art, at least when it's as good as Shibboleth, is powerful because it works on many different conscious and unconscious levels. Its ambiguity, its openness to interpretation, is also what makes looking at it more enjoyable than, say, reading a polemical essay on race relations.

It is a commonly held view in the art world that the public resists conceptual work because it is difficult to understand. Its reputation for being pretentious and "not as good as painting" would improve, they argue, if it were properly explained. In many exhibitions - the pavilions at the Venice Biennale this year being one example - reams of text, and even books, are handed out to visitors to help them interpret what they see. The curator of Shibboleth, Achim Borchardt-Hume, argues that the Tate has a responsibility as a public institution to offer visitors a "way in". "It is a very difficult balance to strike," he says. "First and foremost, it should be the work that speaks - it is not defined by any one reading. However, with conceptual art, we have found that if people don't understand, their bafflement can lead to alienation."

In fact, the tendency to overexplain is the route of most of conceptual art's public relations difficulties. First, it is patronising, and implies that only experts in the field are capable of comprehending a work's "true" meaning. Second, it places the onus on the public to "understand" art, rather than on artists to produce work that provokes ideas or emotions. If I am not moved by the sight of a glass of water mounted on a gallery wall, or a small animal fashioned out of carpet fluff, is that because I have failed to understand it? Or could it be that the artist has failed to communicate with me?

Most importantly, however, it encourages artists, curators and galleries to come up with pretentious mission statements that are often actively misleading. Shibboleth is not "the experience of a third world person coming to the heart of Europe". It is a crack in the floor. Schoolchildren given that explanation would be quite right to feel confused by it and alienated from the work as a result. If, however, they were simply encouraged to explore how the crack made them feel, they might begin to appreciate the real value of Shibboleth and to understand the unique, mysterious power of an image. In that respect, the teacher's instinctive response was the best her students could have hoped for.

"Shibboleth" is at Tate Modern, London SE1, until 6 April 2008. More details:

Monday, October 22, 2007

WALK in Galleries with Viviane

I receive her email but cannot really recommend her as I never followed 1 of her tours. Check it by yourself
The first stop: "Les Femmes Du Maroc", Lalla Essaydi’s visually arresting, emotionally stunning and socially subversive photographic work of Moroccan women caught in between worlds old and new.

The second stop: The highly personal yet oddly detatched family portaits of William Beckman are masterpieces of restraint—emotion is conjured by its very absence.

The third stop: A decade in the waiting Marc Greenwold’s exhibition is not to be missed:

"Frequently painful in subject matter but fairy-tale-like in atmosphere, unusually small in size yet monumental in their feeling for composition, imbued with a psychoanalytical way of looking at experience and accompanied by the most literary of titles yet driven by the physically painstaking effort of giving every square inch of a painting's surface precisely the same density of texture as every other, Mark Greenwold's pictures are among the most stimulatingly contradictory in contemporary art."
Sanford Schwartz

The forth stop: The award-winning artist John F. Simon will meet us for a private-viewing and discussion on the meaning and methods behind "Winds Across the Inner Sea", his fascinating new exhibition.
WHEN: Tuesday October 23rd and Wednesday October 24th from 11am to 12.45pm
WHERE: Ewynn Houk Gallery
745 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor between 57th and 58th Streets

FEE: 40/walk. Please bring exact change.
Viviane Silvera t/f.212-585-0074

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Save the date for the following event organized by my friend REYNA HENAINE, who is an incredible help for LMNY outings and was really involved in the creation of LMNY.
New York, NY -Reyna Henaine in collaboration with Antena Estudio present the group show exhibition Winter 2007, featuring new work by four figurative contemporary Mexican artists. The exhibition opening reception is on Thursday November 15, 2007 and will remain on view through December 15th (by appointment only).

126 W 22nd St. 5N, New York, NY 10011
Opening reception
November 15, 2007 6:00 to 9:00pm
Abaham Jiménez, Andrés Basurto and Escoto- Carrara.
Abraham Jiménez combines classical painting techniques and his own visual vocabulary to generate different types of scenes that are derived from a particular character, in which humor and the absurd manifest themselves in a world of reality and fiction.
Andrés Basurto's work is characterized for the use of specific facial features that express different emotions that are created by the human face. His technique concentrates in close up details that exalt the grotesque and the beauty of his subjects, bringing the observer intimately and emotionally close to the piece.
Federico Escoto and Roberto Carrara better known as Escoto-Carrara, work almost exclusively as a pair. Their work depicts the human figure in order to exalt its feminine qualities. Combining digital and traditional photography with a photo-realistic painting technique they create situations that are set in a timeless atmosphere, dealing with the sacred, the occult, and the ethereal without being intangible.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Le prix Nobel, kesako

Le prix Nobel, kesako ?

Le 10 décembre 1896 s’éteint Alfred Nobel, homme de science appliqué - et accessoirement inventeur de la dynamite. Soucieux de voir progresser la recherche, il choisit de léguer son importante fortune à la création d’une fondation chargée de récompenser chaque année "ceux qui font avancer la recherche ou la société", dans cinq domaines précis : la physique, la chimie, la médecine, la littérature et enfin la paix. C’est ainsi que, depuis 1901, les prix Nobel sont décernés au mois d’octobre par un comité suédois. Celui-ci oeuvre dans la plus grande confidentialité puisque aucune liste de nominés n’est diffusée et que la date de l’annonce de la récompense elle-même n’est connue que quelques jours à l’avance. Les lauréats se voient remettre une médaille en or, un diplôme, et surtout près d’un million d’euros. Cette dotation, prévue pour que les intéressés puissent poursuivre leurs recherches sans être entravés par la pression financière, est parfois discutée. Distinction prestigieuse, le prix Nobel a, depuis sa création, mis en valeur l’action d’hommes et de femmes ayant marqué les esprits, comme André Gide (1947), Martin Luther King (1964), Samuel Beckett (1969), Mère Teresa (1979), le Dalaï Lama (1989) ou encore Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1991).

a Paris tjrs meme si un peu tard pour...

l'opening de Patrick Bancel que je ne publie que maintenant........desolee Patrick...

J'ai le grand plaisir de vous inviter a mon prochain vernissage, ce Jeudi 4 Octobre 2007 de 18h a 19h30 a Cine Aqua, 5 Avenue Albert De Mun, 75016 Paris.
Entree par les jardins du Trocadero.
Attention! Cine Aqua nous recommande d'imprimer cette invitation pour faciliter l'acces gratuit au vernissage.


I have the great pleasure to invite you to the next opening. This Thursday, October 4th 2007 from 6 pm to 7.30 pm at Cine Aqua, 5 Avenue Albert De Mun, 75016 Paris, France.
Enter in Trocadero gardens

Thank you

Patrick Bancel

speech on her book by Leslie Bennetts

Message from Marie France HICKMAN

Bruce's sister Leslie Bennetts has written a very controversial book


She has been invited by the Larchmont Library to give a speech on her book...She has been appeared manytimes on nationaly TV this year with regard to this subject.

The speech will be given on October 28 (SUNDAY) at 4 PM
refreshments at 3:30

Leslie has been a writer for the New York Times and has been on contract with Vanity Fair doing coverstories for movie stars and heads of state for many years!

It should be an interesting afternoon She recently was in Asia...1000 people showed up for her speech!

Love to all
Marie Hickman

Monday, October 15, 2007

Vente a Sotheby's "Photographs"

Sale N08349
15 Oct 07 - 16 Oct 07
Sale Total: 6,534,000 USD*
IF just IF you missed the first part ....well you still have tomorrow ......Tuesday October 16th at 11:00 am

New York
1334 York Avenue at 72nd St
New York 10021


Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Center

Thursday, October 18, 2007 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 20, 2007 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 21, 2007 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

EFA Studio Center
323 West 39th Street, NYC 10018
between 8th and 9th Avenues

Save the dates!

ELIZABETH FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS STUDIO CENTER is pleased to announce OPEN STUDIOS 2007. On October 18, 20 & 21, 2007 over 80 artist-members in the EFA STUDIO CENTER will open their workspaces to the public. Come see exciting and diverse work including painting, sculpture, printmaking, works on paper, photography, installation, video and new media. The EFA Studio Center is located in midtown Manhattan in New York City's historic garment district. Open Studios 2007 will mark the EFA Studio Center's ninth annual open studios event. EFA Studio Center continues its collaboration with the Fashion Center BID to organize the annual Fashion District Arts Festival. The festival will feature Off-Broadway theaters in the Fashion District and culminate in a neighborhood-wide open studios weekend. Last year, over 3500 members of the public visited EFA Studio Center during Open Studios 2006.

Participants in the EFA Studio Center Open Studios include:

Samira Abbassy, Clytie Alexander, David Ambrose, Chris Anderson, Paolo Arao, Augusto Arbizo, Jeff Bechtel, Sarah Beddington, Nicole Been, Jaq Belcher, Ragna Berlin, Jimbo Blachly, Tom Bogaert, Patty Cateura, Sang ah Choi, Theresa Chong, David Collins, Vicky Colombet, Judith Croce, Cui Fei, caraballo-farman, Annabel Daou, Lisa Corinne Davis, Jane Dickson, Madeline Djerejian, Megan Dyer, Michael Eade, Sally Egbert, Cara Enteles, Suzan Frecon , Beth Ganz, Del Geist, Lauren Gohara, Ana Golici, Nicolae Golici, Mahmoud Hamadani, Pablo Helguera, Arturo Herrera, Marietta Hoferer, Jeff Hoppa, Catherine Howe, Eunjung Hwang, Valerie Jaudon, Kate Javens, Susan Jennings, Richard Kalina, Airan Kang, Tamiko Kawata, Jane Kent, Jung Hyang Kim, Noah Klersfeld, Greg Kwiatek, Sarah Leahy, Joyce Lee, Patricia Leighton, Reiner Leist, Dan Levenson, Holly Lynton, Paul Moran, Sarah Oppenheimer, Gary Petersen, Thomas Pihl, Tomas Ramberg, Evan Read, Louis Renzoni, Dorothy Robinson, Rafael Saldarriaga, Jonathan Santlofer, Hilda Shen, Karina Skvirsky, Howard Smith, Andrew Spence, Devorah Sperber , David Storey, Taro Suzuki, Sali Taylor, Dannielle Tegeder, Scott Teplin, Mark Tribe, Carlos Vega, Tom Warren, Marjorie Welish, Bryan Whitney, and others.

The EFA Studio Center is a pioneering visual arts program founded in 1998. The Center provides artists the rare opportunity to work within a professional arts community in Manhattan and in close proximity to the city's primary gallery districts. Members of the studio program include emerging, mid-career and established professionals who have exhibited widely in New York, the United States and abroad.

EFA Studio Center is a program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. EFASC is supported in part with public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, The Carnegie Corporation Inc., Materials for the Arts, and many generous individuals. Refreshments provided by Starbucks and Izze Soda.

For further information: Randal Lynch, Program Officer T. 212-563-5855 x119, F. 212-563-1875
Don't Forget No Wave Film Night this Wednesday October 17th at 7pm, part of "The Price of Nothing" currently showing at the EFA Gallery.

To reserve a space email Randal Lynch at • The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cooper Hewitt Museum: National Design Week

National Design Week
October 14–20, 2007

Free admission all week!
National Design Week hosts a series of public programs surrounding the National Design Awards, and organizations and schools nationwide sponsor events in the classroom and online.

Please note: The Museum will close at 3:00 p.m.
on Thursday, October 18.
Free Admission
During National Design Week, Cooper-Hewitt will offer free admission to all Museum visitors. Additionally, the Museum will host a series of free public programs in the Target National Design Education Center and Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden.

de la part de Gregoire Ganter

Dear friends:

I have donated one of my alphabet images to the upcoming Children's Museum of the Arts auction and would love to see you there.

The CMA auction will take place as follows:
Wednesday October 17th
6.30 to 8.30 pm
Philips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th street, 3rd floor (between 9th and 10th

In addition to my image, the auction will include works by Louise Bourgeois, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and Andy Warhol as well as a host of other artists.

For more information on the CMA, the auction and to see some of the artwork being donated please visit:

I have attached the official invitation.

Please note that this event is open to all but that you must call or email to rsvp: or Lori (212) 274 0986.

I look forward to seeing you there.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

3 artistes, futures artistes de renom....................A suivre

Claire a deja fait l'objet d'un "post" debut Octobre et vous pouvez consulter son site internet dans la colonne de gauche categorie Artists' website
Corinne et Miriam, A vous........

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Antiquaire Francais tres connu met en vente son stock chez ...

Bernard Steinitz opened his gallery in 1968, and he swiftly became a legend for his extraordinary ability to discover rare and beautiful pieces from around the world. The uniqueness of his eye shows in the easy blending of seemingly diverse objects to build a magical world of texture and colour.

His son Benjamin joined him in 1991 and together they have become legendary for the amazing installations they created with 18th Century boiseries forming a dazzling backdrop for a glittering array of chandeliers, textiles, sculptures, carved consoles and mirrors.

sent by the Drawing Center SOHO

Visit Us at CultureFest: Saturday & Sunday, 10/13 & 14 from 11:00 am to 5:30pm
Join us at NYC & Company's seventh annual free weekend celebration featuring more than 120 of New York City's arts and cultural organizations. Please visit us at booth #62 in Battery Park to make "Gang Drawings," inspired by our upcoming exhibition Alan Saret: Gang Drawings. For more information, including a list of participating organizations and a schedule of performances, visit the CultureFest website.

Graffiti Panel: Saturday, 10/20 at 6:30pm
Con Artists: Criminalization, Censorship, and the Marketplace
Artists Case 2 and Kez 5 will discuss their recent exhibition of drawings at the Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, and their thoughts on the criminalization and censorship of graffiti with art critic and curator Grady Turner, critic and former Village Voice executive editor Richard Goldstein, and moderator Hugo Martinez, Director of Martinez Gallery. This event takes place in the Drawing Room at 40 Wooster Street.

OPENING ce samedi Oct 13th @ NEUBERGER

In addition Special Events
African Wine Tasting and Reception | 5:30 pm

Celebrate the grand reopening of African Art and Culture: Selections from the Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art at a tasting of South African wines presented in collaboration with Vino100, White Plains, NY.

Reservation 251 6125

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