Monday, December 21, 2009


Sunday, December 6, 2009

For Picasso'lovers :Save the Date

NEW YORK, NY.- Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA a landmark exhibition of 150 works by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), will present an unprecedented opportunity to view the Met's extensive collection of the artist's work. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 27, 2010, this first exhibition to focus exclusively on works by Picasso in the collection will reveal the Museum's complete holdings of the artist's paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics—never before seen in their entirety—as well as a significant selection of his prints.

Friday, December 4, 2009

DECEMBRE 9 ...ROE a la maison de la Region Languedoc-Roussillon a NEW YORK

Paru sur French Morning News.......: Bravo Fabienne
Roé en concert à La Maison de la Région Languedoc- Roussillon04/12/2009
La Maison de la Région Languedoc- Roussillon reçoit la chanteuse Roé ainsi que trois autres artistes françaises Mercredi 9 Décembre.

Pour la première fois à New- York, Roé présente son nouvel album “Madame”. Avec son registre pop hispanisant et flamboyant, cette chanteuse française dévoile par cet album une palette musicale riche et colorée. Le concert sera accompagné d’une exposition des oeuvres d’Eve, graphique designer, de Fabienne Cuter, peintre et sculpteur et de Raya, photographe de Mode, et sera suivi d’un cocktail de vin du Sud de la France.
Le 9 décembre à 7pm à La Maison de la Région Languedoc- Roussillon . 10 east 53rd Street/ 5 Ave.

a ne pas vous n'avez deja vos places..

Paru sur French Morning News.......

In French Film Festival
Neuf films pour la bonne cause30/11/2009
Vincent Perez, Pascal Elbé et Denis Dercourt arriveront tout droit de France pour l’occasion. (Vincent Elbaz également prévu s'est décommandé). Le Festival In French with English Subtitles, avec neuf films programmés les 4, 5 et 6 Décembre, rappelle aussi ce qu’est l’Entraide Française.
Lire la suite:

Susan Collis ...and the Armory Show

Susan Collis named The Armory Show’s 2010 Commissioned Artist
British artist known for meticulous replicas of everyday objects

The Armory Show has commissioned British artist Susan Collis to create the visual identity for the 2010 fair. Collis’s artwork, which concentrates on meticulous recreations of everyday objects, will set the aesthetic for the fair’s look, will be featured in all of the fair’s advertising and marketing materials and will be showcased in the catalogue. This will be the ninth year The Armory Show has commissioned an artist to define the image of the fair.
Collis is known for painstaking facsimiles of mundane objects, which force viewers to reconsider details they may not have initially paid attention to. In "Made Good" (2007), a typical piece for the artist, what initially looks like a Phillips screw sticking out of the gallery wall is in fact made of gems and precious metals. As part of the installation/performance “SWEAT” (2008), a digital clock seems to mark time in the background; but the display is not an LCD – instead, the time is a stop-motion animation composed of 12,000 individual drawings. Emblematic of Collis' extreme perseverance, the clock is unfinished and will take approximately two more years to complete.
According to Executive Director Katelijne De Backer, “We are very pleased to have Susan Collis represent The Armory Show 2010. Her attention to detail will make for a memorable esthetic for the fair, and her playful tweaking of viewers’ expectations will remind us to look beyond the surface.”
Susan Collis has exhibited in the United States, France and throughout the United Kingdom. Her work was recently featured as part of Out of the Ordinary at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Espacio Minimo in Madrid on December, 2009, and Galerie Frank Elbaz in Paris on June, 2010. She is represented by SEVENTEEN, London.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Message from Sandy Goodman

Hi-- This is a bit of a late notice, sorry......
My son Scott Goodman will be exhibiting a Painting in this upcoming Group Show at the Pelham Art Center.
The Center is also having a Holiday and Craft Sale at the same time, so it is also a good opportunity for shopping.

Opening Reception and all age art Workshops
Sunday, December 6, 1:30 - 3:30

On Exhibition: December 1, 2009 - January 16, 2010

Pelham Art Center
155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham NY
914-738-2525 or
Hours:T-F 10-6 pm, Sat.12-4 pm

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Paru sur French Morning News..

Laurence Neron-Bancel travaille le temps et la mémoire à travers des collages, qu'elle expose à la Ceres Gallery du 1er au 12 décembre.

Cette artiste française s’inspire de sa vie à New York qu’elle habite depuis 13 ans, mais aussi de ses nombreux voyages en Angleterre, en Argentine et à la Martinique. Sa sensibilité d’artiste, elle la doit aussi à son premier travail, celui de guide. Musées, galeries et studios d’artistes de New York, Laurence Neron-Bancel est largement imprégnée de la tendance artistique new yorkaise.

“Exposure” du 1er au 12 Décembre à la Ceres Gallery de Chelsea, 547 west 27th Street, suite 201.

Auteur : Peggy Bruguiere
Catégories : Agenda Expositions Guide


what's going on @ ICP on December 4th

Dress Codes Conversations: Wangechi Mutu with Kristen Lubben December 4 Friday 7:00 pm $5School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd StreetJoin ICP Triennial artist Wangechi Mutu and ICP Associate Curator Kristen Lubben for a discussion of her work.Wangechi Mutu, artist, was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and now lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally at galleries and museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Miami Art Museum, Tate Modern, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, and the Centre Pompidou. Kristen Lubben, ICP Associate Curator, has been a member of the curatorial staff since 1998. She has organized such exhibitions as Gerda Taro; Francesc Torres: Dark Is the Room Where We Sleep; Amelia Earhart: Image and Icon; El Salvador: Work of Thirty Photographers; Time of Change: Bruce Davidson, Civil Rights Photographs, 1961–65; and the 2008 exhibition Susan Meiselas: In History

NO LMNY on December 10th

There won’t be any LMNY outing on THURSDAY DECEMBER 10th

Postponed on December 17th

check the Members website for more information

Monday, November 30, 2009

Important NEWS from Ironwood Gallery

Join us for our Final First Friday
Friday, December 4th, 5:30-8:00pm
(We're not renewing our lease.)

To Our Good Friends and Valued Clients:

This Friday, December 4th, will mark our last First Friday...we will be closing the gallery on Christmas Eve for the final time. While we're certainly saddened to close this chapter in our lives, we recognize that, at this point in time, owning a bricks and mortar retail gallery is a difficult proposition at best. When the opportunity came to not renew our lease, we took it.

There is, happily, good news to all of this.

First, Ironwood Gallery will continue to exist in cyberspace. We will be opening an online store in the next few months which will feature work from some of our existing artists, and some exciting new artists. And, as for the future of the gallery, who knows? We might consider opening another storefront, just in a different (and warmer) location.

Finally, for us, the best news of all is our relationship with Brookfield Craft Center. Over the past 10 months, we've been working hard to stabilize and re-establish the Craft Center as the amazing resource it has been for more than 50 years. We've got a lot more work to do, but things are moving in the right direction and it has been, so far, immensely rewarding for both of us.

So...the last First Friday...try to make it if you can.
It may be bittersweet, but at least there'll be some fine refreshments,
and a really good group of interesting, creative people.

Richard & Betsy

PS... Everything's on sale. 20% to 50% off

Ironwood Gallery
103 Danbury Road (Rte 35)
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

Monday, November 23, 2009

Just opened at MOMA

Tim Burton. Untitled (The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories). 1982–84. Pen and ink, marker, and colored pencil on paper, 10 x 9" (25.4 x 22.9 cm). Private collection. © 2009 Tim Burton

Tim Burton
November 22, 2009-April 26, 2010

"One of the great creative geniuses of the big screen gets his due"
—Time Out New York
MoMA explores the extraordinarily inventive world of Tim Burton with an exhibition of some 700 works—from drawings, paintings, and photographs to costumes, puppets, and cinematic ephemera—that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism. In the theaters, a complete film retrospective presents classics, cult favorites, and recent blockbuster hits, including Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Sweeney Todd.

Pour lire en francais a propos de cette expo: check French Morning News ::::

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shopping for Unusual Gifts?

Come to BWAC’s, 2nd Annual Support Living Artists for the Holidays Sale.

More like a gallery opening than Christmas shopping.
Painting, sculpture, prints, photos and every kind of
craft will be on sale from forty artists and craftsmen,
many for less than $99.

Opening Sunday, Nov 22, 11-6PM, as part of Brooklyn’s 2nd Annual smART Gallery Hop –
a chance to view over 20 galleries in the area via free Hop ON and OFF shuttle buses.
For more information about smart Hop, go to or call 718 802-3846.

The sale continues on Nov 28 and 29, Dec 5 and 6, 11-4PM.
The BWAC Gallery is located at
499 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn,
across from Fairway and down the block from IKEA.
Get directions at .

Monday, November 16, 2009

This coming Friday

Friday, Nov. 20th, 5 pm - 9 pm
opening, market & cocktail
Saturday, Nov. 21st, 4 pm - 8 pm

The association Accueil New York welcomes you
to the 3rd edition of the “Atelier des Anysés”.
This event presents the art and design work of
French artists living in New York City.
10% of sale proceeds will go to L’Entraide Française.
Cash & checks only.
Free Admission
380 Lenox Avenue #PH-D, NY, NY 10027
entrance on 129th, subway stop 125th st.
2 & 3 trains and 5 & 6 trains + 10 mn walk
or crosstown bus M101 to Lenox avenue.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


SEE YOU THERE from 2-5pm


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Not to be MISSED ,..SAT NOV 21

what's going on @ the FIAF Manhattan

The Great Masters of Lithography:
Vintage Posters of Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Léger,
Matisse, Miró, Picasso, and Others
Friday, November 6–Saturday, December 12, 2009
FIAF Gallery
Presented in partnership with Galerie Mourlot New York

The FIAF Gallery is pleased to present a collection of original color lithographs of works by great modern artists including Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Matisse, Miró, and Picasso.

During the twentieth century, a group of celebrated artists rediscovered the largely unexplored art form of lithography thanks to the Atelier Mourlot, a Parisian printshop founded in 1852 by the Mourlot family. The Atelier Mourlot originally specialized in the printing of wallpaper, but was transformed when the founder‘s grandson, Fernand Mourlot, invited a number of 20th-century artists to explore the complexities of fine art printing. Fernand encouraged the painters to work directly on lithographic stones in order to create original artworks that could then be executed under the direction of master printers in small editions. The combination of modern artist and master printer gave rise to unique and visually striking lithographs, which were beautifully used as posters to promote the artists’ work. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the prestigious Galerie Mourlot New York, which was founded in 2006 by Fernand Mourlot’s grandson, Eric Mourlot.

Buy Lithographs!
FIAF is pleased to offer a remarkable selection of these lithographs for sale. All proceeds will benefit FIAF programs. Shop at!

Related Event
Talk with Eric Mourlot, Tue, Dec 1 at 7pm

FIAF Gallery
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Friday, November 13, 2009


FROM 2 to 5 pm...

see you there

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jean MIOTTE in Chelsea

New York, NY - Jean Miotte was born in 1926. He came of artistic age in war torn Europe in the decade after World War II, when non-figurative, gestural abstraction was emerging on both sides of the Atlantic as the dominant language in contemporary art. The embrace of abstraction was not simply a formal issue: it was literally a change in the realm of meaning and value. With social and political institutions discredited as enablers of nothing but chaos, the artist as creator and painting, by and in itself, now seemed more potent, more capable of moral meaning than the external realities of landscape, politics and society. On view through 30 December, 2009.
Source and for More information

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Barbara NESSIM on view @DFN GALLERY 74 east 79th Street

Barbara Nessim

The Model Project

DFN Gallery is pleased to present The Model Project by Barbara Nessim, featuring large-scale digital collages printed on aluminum panels. Since the beginning of her career, Barbara Nessim has been using art to challenge traditional values in society. During the Women’s Movement of the late 60s and early 70s, her art reflected the questions surrounding the accepted roles for women. The Model Project continues her examination of traditional thinking, focusing on the ideas surrounding society’s perception of beauty. This series began in 2008 with a fashion photo shoot and interactions between a model, a photographer, and an artist. The artist and the photographer each perceived the model differently. By deconstructing and reassembling the visual elements of a typical high-end fashion photo shoot, Nessim reexamines current concepts of beauty. Lips, hair, breasts, and legs are recombined with jewelry and clothes in jarring compositions.

Barbara Nessim has been a vital contributor and influential visionary in the art world over the past several decades. A digital art pioneer, Nessim helped shape the MFA Computer Arts Program at the School of Visual Arts, and was Chairperson of Illustration at Parsons School of Design for 12 years. Her work has graced the covers of Time, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. Nessim was honored on September 26, 2009 as the first Artist Laureate of The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Her artwork is included in many private and public collections including the permanent collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., and the Lund Konsthall in Lund, Sweden. Most recently, the artist has been commissioned to create large-scale works for various building lobbies in New York City.


An opening reception for the artist will be held on
Wednesday, November 11th from 6 to 8 PM

Gallery Talk @Hispanic Society of America

The printer, Friedrich Biel, also known as Fadrique de Basilea, was active in Burgos, Spain, from 1485 to 1517. One of his most important surviving books is the earliest known edition of the Comedia de Calisto y Melibea, more commonly called La Celestina.
The Hispanic Society’s copy of La Celestina had been in the collection of John Pierpont Morgan who, in 1909, loaned the volume to Archer M. Huntington, founder of the Hispanic Society of America, who wished to publish a facsimile of the work. Upon the publication of the facsimile, Morgan gave the precious incunable as a gift to Huntington.

The Burgos edition has been the subject of an intense scholarly debate, much of it focused on the date of printing. Some scholars consider the edition to have been printed in 1499, as the printer’s device states, while others believe the edition to have been printed later, in 1501–1502.
Gallery talk:
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 11:00 am
Ms. Vanessa Pintado
Assistant Librarian

Ricardo Hernández
Head of Education and Public Programs
The Hispanic Society of America
613 West 155th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 926-2234 ext. 209

Monday, November 9, 2009

Heard about DWR?

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Visit any of our DWR Studios or Tools for Living stores and you'll never see a “do not touch” sign. We invite you to linger, bring your dog or kids and join us for design events. Continue the experience here, at, where you'll find everything we carry, plus additional finishes and styles not shown in our catalogs or Studios. And, of course, you can always call or Instant Message our San Francisco-based office. Whether you experience DWR by Studio, phone or online, you'll receive knowledgeable assistance from people who come from design backgrounds.

Friday, November 6, 2009

and @ Christie's....

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the auction Magnificent Tiffany featuring Property from the Gluck Collection will be held as part of its 20th-Century Decorative Art & Design sales on December 8, 2009. On February 17, 1979, Christie's held the landmark sale Magnificent Tiffany Featuring The Gluck Collection, the first major Tiffany offering at auction. The sale was an unparalleled success. It was the first time a Tiffany lamp commanded more than $100,000, with the "Cob Web" lamp selling for a then-remarkable $150,000. The Gluck Collection set the bar for future sales in the category. More than 30 years later, Christie's will offer ten additional pieces from this legendary collection.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sotheby’s November Latin American Art

Latin American ArtSale N08595
18 & 19 Nov 09, New York

Exhibition: VIEWING
New YorkSat, 14 Nov 09, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMSun, 15 Nov 09, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMMon, 16 Nov 09, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMTue, 17 Nov 09, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWed, 18 Nov 09, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

AuctionLocation: New YorkSession 1: Wed, 18 Nov 09, 7:00 PMSession 2: Thu, 19 Nov 09, 10:00 AM

Sotheby’s November Latin American Art sale celebrates the 30th anniversary of auctions in this field. The first Latin American Art Sale was pioneered by Sotheby’s in 1979 in conjunction with the Center for Inter-American Relations (now the Americas Society). Sotheby’s is proud to continue this innovative tradition with a sale that highlights one of the most lyrical surrealist paintings by Roberto Matta – Endless Nudes, accompanied by other great surrealist works by Leonora Carrington and Rufino Tamayo. The pioneering non-figurative tradition in Latin American Art is epitomized by Diego Rivera’s stunning cubist Naturaleza Muerta en Óvalo and Joaquín Torres- Garcia’s Construcción Infinita. Art from Brazil is another highlight, with works by Camargo, Varejão, Meireles and Krajcberg.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Message from Leah OATES


Below are a few things I have coming up.

On November 21st Collective Gallery 173-171 "Favorite Pieces" will open.Its a great group of artists
and hope to see you there.

I have work featured on Art In Brooklyn online..see link below...

And should you be in Miami this year check out the new work from China at C. Emerson
Fine Arts at Aqua Miami. I sadly will not be able to make it this year as we are moving
within Brooklyn at that time.

I send my best.


909 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, Florida 33705 (727)898-6068


ST. PETERSBURG/ MIAMI – C. Emerson Fine Arts proudly presents a group exhibit of drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture for Aqua Art Miami. The exhibition will include works by 10 artist of international reputation: Gary Baseman, Kyan Bishop, Clayton Chandler, Rocky Grimes, Patrick Lindhardt, Leah Oates, Pose, Push, Ryan the Wheelbarrow and Jeff Whipple. This diverse group of contemporaries represents the evolving movement of art transcending boundaries of expectations and genre.

The works in the C. Emerson Aqua Art Miami exhibition relate the artists’ captivation with social/cultural issues and personal narrative. The psychological presence of these pieces engages the viewer to reexamine the conceptual basis of surrealism, pop culture and abstract art.

Gary Baseman is an internationally adored pervasive artist. His iconic work is Id driven, surreal and playful. Kyan Bishop uses the Ego of her subconscious mind to express an internal struggle with her fascination of completely falling apart .Jeff Whipple advances realism to create a very surrealistic expression of human nature. Clayton Chandler, Push, Ryan the Wheelbarrow play with line quality and abstraction. They engage the viewer’s imagination to actively look far beyond the obvious. Leah Oates and Pose respond to urban experience. Oates uses layers of photography to reflect upon the transcendental experience of landscape. Pose is an influential contributor to the graffiti movement. Rocky Grimes and Patrick Lindhardt expound printmaking to extremes. Grimes’ punk rock sensibility appropriates screen printing creating multi-media installations. He challenges material consumption and culturally driven desires. Lindhardt is a master printmaker utilizing narrative traversing natural disaster.

LA Times has describes Gary Baseman’s art "adorably perverse."

“Leah Oates’s photographs of Transitory Spaces, articulate the amassed banality of the trace and by-products from social processes and consumption” Drain Magazine.

Juxtapoz recently interviewed Pose and a part of his collective We Are Supervision. They described him as “graff-writing god Pose.” Rocky Grimes a Juxtapoz favorite has recently been included in Juxtapoz Poster Art Book.

Many of the artists exhibiting have had recent museum exhibitions.

Aqua Art Miami is a satellite fair in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach December 3 – 6, 2009. Aqua Art Miami is located at 42 NE 25th St. Miami FL 33137.
Aqua Art Miami will open for press and VIP Thursday December 3rd 10 AM – 1 PM.
General public hours are Thursday, December 3: 1pm - 7pm, Friday, December 4: 11am - 7pm, Saturday, December 5: 11am - 7pm, Sunday, December 6: 11am - 4pm.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Welcome to the RIVERDALE ART CENTER ...

Check the website for more information

Founder and President of the Riverdale Art Center, Patricia Watson is both a historian and a sculptor. Dr. Watson is a principal of the Business History Group consulting firm, serving as Vice President and Creative Director since 1989. She received her B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University, specializing in the history of medicine and medical anthropology. She is a writer/producer/creative director for print, Web, exhibit and video/DVD productions.

Patricia A. Watson, Ph.D.
She has worked extensively on HIV/AIDS and conducted fieldwork for projects in Botswana, Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. She is the editor of The Front Line in the War on HIV/AIDS in Botswana: Case Studies from the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP). Other publications include The Angelical Conjunction: The Preacher-Physicians of Colonial New England. She also served as creative director and executive producer for Becoming American Express: 150 Years of Reinvention and Customer Service. She has produced interactive Web materials for such clients as the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, Wyeth, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and the Merck Institute for Science Education.

Dr. Watson studied art until she was 18 before pursuing an academic career. She rediscovered her artistic passion ten years ago, and since then has actively pursued ceramics, ceramic sculpture, and alternative firing techniques. She has studied sculpture at William Paterson University, and alternative firing techniques at Adelphi University and Castle Hill. She is a founding board member of Icehouse Pottery, an artists’ cooperative in Riverdale, New Jersey. Her work is informed by her widespread travels in Africa and extensive background in anthropology, cave art, shamanic healing, totemism, and primitive cultures. She draws her artistic inspiration from the healing forces of nature and the fragile state of our planet. Each of her pieces is imbued with a reverence for the creatures of this planet in desperate need of our protection.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hum! Que puis je apprendre du style "Bauhaus"?


The Bauhaus, the German school of art, architecture, and design that was open for a mere fourteen years, closed 76 years ago, introduced the word sleek to our design vocabulary, and changed the way we think about daily-use items from cantilevered chairs (good) to piles of old magazines (bad). The Bauhaus was famously clutter-averse, teaching acolytes to discard the unnecessary, champion the streamlined and the utilitarian, and design always with mass production in mind. Two exhibits opening next week make the school’s continuing impact clear. At the Museum of Modern Art, “Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity” (opening November 8) is filled with objects and furniture (as well as painting and architecture) as clean, functional, and striking as anything on the market today, by names that still resonate: Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Josef Albers. Uptown at the Museum of the City of New York, “Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future” (opening November 10) surveys the career of the Finnish-American architect, who didn’t actually attend the Bauhaus but channeled its principles for a postwar American public. (We have him at least partly to thank for the modular cubicle and the ergonomic office chair.) “The democratization and Everyman aspiration of design shops, from Ikea to Muji, shows the influence of the Bauhaus,” says Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA and co-curator of “Bauhaus.” “They believed that if you combined modern design and practicality and utility, the public would be converted.” As with, say, the iPhone—very Bauhaus

Read more: How the Bauhaus School Is Still Influencing Modern Design -- New York Magazine

Saturday, October 31, 2009

1st choice..on view right now in CHELSEA

and other choices for LMNY Members..Check the section "UP to YOU"..

My first choice is
on view @ BRUCE SILVERSTEIN 535 West 24th Street NY

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Exhibit of my LMcollages @ Larchmont Library during November

NOVEMBER 2-30, 2009

"CUT AND PASTE: RECYCLING MEDIA" Collages by Laurence Neron-Bancel
Exhibit at Oresman Gallery Larchmont Public Library
No Opening Reception but Meet and Greet the artist
Saturday Nov 7 2-5pm
Sunday Nov 15 2-5 pm

If you need more details, please contact me

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Next event with REYNA HENAINE

Reyna Henaine is pleased to present the work ofPEDRO FREIDEBERGReception: Friday, November 13, 2009, 6-8 p.m.The artist will be presentNovember 14 - December 11, 2009By appointment only126 W 22nd St 5N, New York, NY, 10011Pedro Friedeberg’s work is also on view at the MUSEUM OF THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS in Mexico City.OCTOBER 21st, 2009 - JANUARY 17th, 2010Curator: James OlesMonograph by: Trilce EdicionesReyna Henaine began working with Mexican Masters in Mexico City nearly 30 years ago. Now based in New York, her mission is to continue to promote their work and that from mid-career and exceptionally talented youngcontemporary artists from Latin America.The artist’s work was most recently featured in The New York Times Magazine on Sunday, October 4, 2009

CLICK on the picture to be able to read the information or contact Reyna

THIS ONE HAPPENED in the past:

Friday Oct 30th from 5 to 8 pm
and Saturday oct 31st from noon to 5pm

Location: 126 West 22nd Street # 5N NY
Contact Reyna Henaine cell 1 914 329 6667

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


October 30 - December 14, 2009
curated by Jackie Klempay

Please join us for the opening reception!
Friday, October 30th, 7-9 PM
(Press Preview 6-7)

Featuring: Agathe de Bailliencourt, Sandra Eula Lee, Shanna Moulton, Margit Raczkowski, Dylan Spaysky, Jennifer Sullivan, Michael Krumenacker, Melinda Yale and Carlo Vialu.
Collage: Collage showcases nine contemporary artists who freely borrow, then deviate from art history to use collage as a tool for their own ends. Bringing together a diverse array of media including video, sculpture, installation and performance, Jackie Klempay has created a curatorial collage in the gallery. Displayed together, the works in this show build layers of meaning onto one another, as each work responds to another artist's use of the medium today. She writes: "Historically, artists have been drawn to collage in times of turbulence as a way to make sense of, and to lighten the severity of surrounding chaos." The bright colors, childish forms, and slaphappy construction of works in this collection may appear to speak of hedonism and bacchanalia, but deeper themes of war, despair, alienation and loss lurk under the surface.

Collage is a unique (non)media practice, capable by definition of formally doing what no other media can. Borrowing at will from any number of sources, a collage literally builds layers of original information into a new aesthetic unit. Klempay's ambitious exhibition not only extends this idea to the gallery itself, but also brings us work as layered and rich in interpretive possibility as it is in formal approach.

Collage:Collage is a NURTUREart Emerging Curators' Program Collaboration. Learn more about all of NURTUREart's programs and opportunities for emerging artists and curators at

Above image:
Carlo Vialu.
My Problem Is, And Has Always Been, I Don't Give A Damn, 2007

Directions to NURTUREart Gallery and Emerging Curators' Resource Center:
L train to the Grand Street stop. From the exit walk one block east of Bushwick Avenue (past the school) on Grand Street. Look for the NURTUREart Banner at 910 Grand Street, just after the traffic light at Waterbury Street. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 12-6.

NURTUREart Non-Profit is a 501(c)3 registered charitable organization founded in 1997 by George J. Robinson. NURTUREart is committed to nurturing emerging artists and curators through exposure, enrichment and opportunity. It is funded in part by the Leibovitz Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation. We appreciate their support.

NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc.
910 Grand Street Brooklyn NY 11211

Monday, October 26, 2009

Message from Jorge Posada

Jorge Posada Website:

To all my collectors and friends,

On 12 November 2009 a new group show including my art work, Jorge Posada's , will open in NYC. You are very welcome at the vernissage at Baron's, 545 West 45th Street, 3rd floor (between 10-11 ave), from 6 to11pm.
We will have a silent auction with art pieces from each artist participating in the show plus live music.

Feel free to bring friends, art lovers and collectors.

Hope to see you.
Jorge Posada
352 West 48th Street 3FE New York NY 10036 cell: (212) 2458699
Studio: 10-27 Ave. Studio 306 Long Island city, NY 11101 ( 718) -7067109 Blog:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Vous etes lyonnais? Vous avez habite Lyon? Vous adorez Lyon......ALORS faites partie de l'association des Lyonnais de New York!


A 18H00

Monsieur Philippe Lalliot, Consul general de France, honorera de sa presence la reception

Veuillez confirmer votre presence avant le 15 novembre, pour permettre l'organisation du buffet


CONTACT Anne Changeux []

Saturday, October 24, 2009

save the date and meet me there November 20/21

Atelier des ANYses: 3ème édition!

L’Accueil New York est fier de vous annoncer que la 3ème édition de L’Atelier des ANYsés aura lieu les 20 et 21 novembre prochain.

L’Atelier des Anysés est une Craft Fair (marché d’artisanat) organisée deux fois par an par une douzaine de créateurs français vivant à New York.

Cette nouvelle édition qui proposera des centaines d'objets uniques "fait main" sera l'occasion idéale pour réaliser vos achats pour les fêtes de fin d'année. Alors venez nombreux!

L’entrée au public est gratuite.

- vendredi 20 novembre de 17h a 21h (vernissage, cocktail et ouverture du marché)
- samedi 21 novembre de 16h a 20h (marché, ateliers créatifs et cocktail)

Dans le le quartier historique d’Harlem
380 Lenox Avenue #PH-D, NY, NY 10027 (entrée sur 129eme rue)
métro: 2 et 3 arrêt 125th st., ou 4 et 5 arrêt 125th st.
bus: M101 jusqu’à Lenox avenue.

10% des recettes sera reversé à l’ Entreaide Française, dont le but est d’apporter aux francophones, résidents ou de passage dans la région de NY, un soutien ponctuel pour les aider à faire face à de graves difficultés familiales survenues brutalement.

AMAZING....Steve Wolfe@ the WHITNEY: You have to see it to believe it ,,,and even though...

September 30-November 29, 2009

For over two decades, Steve Wolfe (b. 1955) has created objects and drawings of astounding craft and visual presence that investigate the intersections among material culture, intellectual history, and personal and collective memory. Working in the tradition of trompe l’oeil, his pieces often quite literally fool the eye on first inspection: tattered books, worn album covers, and vinyl records appear pristine but these are objects made from modeling paste, screenprints, drawings, and many other media, and they reproduce not just the thing but the individuality an object takes on as it is consumed by one or more individuals. Wolfe's objects are, in real life, ones that must be used and physically manipulated in some detailed way—books have every page turned, records every groove worn. The patina of time is thus inevitable and necessary, and leaves a record of the object’s meaning as it passes from the user's hand to mind. In essence, this is the subject of Wolfe’s work. Thus the tears, creases, and basic wear points to human contact rather that generic existence as a product become metaphors of enlightenment and culture.

Wolfe invests his creations with both personal history and personal touch: an almost erotic representation of the fact that one can fall in love with that which is ephemeral. Wolfe’s transformations of common objects require the viewer to re-think what they mean as such. Co-organized by Carter E. Foster, Curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Franklin Sirmans, curator at The Menil Collection, this exhibition and accompanying catalogue will focus on the artist’s works on paper, some of which are purely drawn, but many of which combine aspects of drawing, painting, collage, and printmaking.

Steve Wolfe on Paper will be on view at The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, April 1, 2010- October 31, 2010.

About the HIGH LINE published in another blog

Looking at the website of a gallery in Hell's Kitchen HOSFELT GALLERY

I read this blog I quite like:and especially this post about the High Line:

The picture above is taken from this post..

Friday, October 23, 2009

Open ARTISTS' STUDIOS in Port Chester


168 Irving Avenue PORT CHESTER, NY
Saturday, Oct.24th and Sunday, Oct.25th, 2009

1:00-4:00 pm

Randy Williams
Christine Aaron
Annette Lieblein
Athel Renek
Mitchell Visoky
Cary Thorp Brown
Holly Meeker Rom
Hilda Green Demsky
Gary Mack

Thursday, October 22, 2009

With Children and babies at the Whitney: at least 2 options....and more..

After-School Course
Behind the Scenes: Georgia O'Keeffe
The Whitney is excited to announce an after-school course that focuses on the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction. Participants will engage in an in-depth exploration of O'Keeffe's paintings, drawings, and more. Inspired by their experience with O'Keeffe's artwork, kids and adults will experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and consider abstraction in their own artworks.
This course is designed for one child (between 6 and 10) and one parent, grandparent, or guardian. We believe that young children can achieve a deeper learning experience when family members are involved and, as such, this program requires that each child be accompanied in class by a parent, grandparent, or guardian. Adult and child will be looking, discussing, creating, and exploring art together. No caregivers will be allowed to accompany children for this course.
The course will take place after school, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm on Thursdays, October 22, and 29, and November 5, 12, and 19.

Stroller Tours
For parents with babies ages 0–18 months

Select Fridays 12–1 pm
Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, lead engaging tours of current exhibitions for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies are welcome!

Stroller tours are for individuals or small groups of fewer than 5 adults. To schedule tours for larger groups, please click here. (embed link to group tour registration form)
$25 per adult. Cash or checks are accepted the day of the tour.

Friday November 13, 2009 Roni Horn aka Roni Horn
Central to the work of Roni Horn (b. 1955), one of the leading artists of her generation, is an exploration of identity and the issue of doubling as it relates to love, sex, and gender. Horn has been engaged equally in an investigation of landscape, primarily her creation of an Icelandic iconography. Roni Horn aka Roni Horn, a landmark exhibition co-organized by Tate Modern and the Whitney, is the most comprehensive presentation of Horn's work in the U.S. to date, highlighting Horn's innovations in multiple forms, including books, cast glass works, installations, sculpture, drawings, and photography.

Friday December 4 Roni Horn aka Roni Horn
Central to the work of Roni Horn (b. 1955), one of the leading artists of her generation, is an exploration of identity and the issue of doubling as it relates to love, sex, and gender. Horn has been engaged equally in an investigation of landscape, primarily her creation of an Icelandic iconography. Roni Horn aka Roni Horn, a landmark exhibition co-organized by Tate Modern and the Whitney, is the most comprehensive presentation of Horn's work in the U.S. to date, highlighting Horn's innovations in multiple forms, including books, cast glass works, installations, sculpture, drawings, and photography.

Oct 31 and Nov 1 .... Crafts On Stage In Purchase SUNY College

MEET my very good friends JUDE AND ANN FERENCZ......

Jude and I will be exhibiting next weekend and we hope you can come see our work as well as the many other artist exhibiting.
Happy Halloween, Ann and Jude

World Class Crafts On Stage In Purchase
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Purchase, NY - More than 80 world-class artisans from Maine to Virginia will display their works here on Halloween weekend – Sat, Oct. 31 and Sun, Nov.1, when the Crafts On Stage show returns to The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, NY.
Unusual one-of-a kind crafts featured will
include decorative arts and home accessories, fine art, leather handbags, metallic belts, handwoven clothing, jewelry, toys, games, and other gift items. The Crafts On Stage show is a singular annual event, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1. A benefit for the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, it is an entirely volunteer undertaking, produced by the Prompters volunteer group associated with the Center.
Show hours are Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and children under 12 free.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

About NALL,

When I began this work over 6 months ago, it would be the 4th Adam and Eve that I have done to date. Each time it seems that I have peered through another perspective. The painting provokes the images and symbols of the Biblical tale, and of Darwin's Evolutionary Theory , but was done with a questioning spiritual synopsis, to ponder the relationship between man and woman. In the biblical story the lack of control or limits of egocentricity have run rampant with the female, as she defies God's command. Eve has been visited with accidents and calamity, with snake and red ant bites, plaster casts, her vanity eaten away and with a growing old of the flesh, ( maggots falling from her rotting toes). Her fingers have been broken off trying to climb out of the whole she dug for herself and the human race by disobedience to God, eating of the forbidden fruit.

Adam has been corrupted by Eve by eating of the fruit, thus the two bites from the apple. Insects surround them, but Eve is no longer able to catch and eat them as her open mouth reveals that her tongue is screwed down by a tetanus producing rusted screw. She is focused on the viewer, not Adam, rather she is oblivious to him in her desire to be noticed.

The couple have evolved from first crawling out of a conch shell, to snake, tadpole and fish, to frogs and toads, and are being ignored by the angel fish swimming by.

The ultimate punishment is to be handcuffed together for life, but God in his mercy has produced a buzz saw and is cutting the chains, liberating each from their mate.

NY Times article on Nall....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

AND THEN WHAT??? ...ENOUGH is Enough..Are we soon going to travel,standing up?

Air France Introduces a Revised Baggage Policy

New York – October 19, 2009 – Effective with tickets issued November 1, 2009, Air France will introduce a revised baggage policy for customers traveling in Economy Class between the US and Europe including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia (see complete list below*). Passengers will be able to check one bag, weighing up to 50 pounds (23 kilos), free of charge. If passengers would like to check a second bag, with the same maximum weight allowance, they may do so for a fee of $50 for all flights departing from the US or 50 Euros for all flights departing from Europe. Additionally, the fee for checked bags weighing between 50 and 70 pounds (23 to 32 kilos) will increase from 50 dollars or Euros to 100 dollars or Euros. Beyond the second checked bag, additional bags of the same maximum weight will be charged 200 dollars or Euros.**

The following customers continue to receive a baggage allowance of 2 pieces of checked baggage up to 50 pounds each in Economy Class free of charge:
• Flying Blue Platinum, Gold and Silver members
• SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus Frequent Flyer members
• Passengers traveling on special Seaman’s fares.

The following customers benefit from a baggage allowance of 2 pieces of checked luggage up to 70 pounds each free of charge:
• Club 2000 and Skipper members
• Passengers booked in Air France’s new Premium Voyageur Class.

The baggage allowance rules have not changed for those passengers flying in First or Business Class.
For further information on the rules of baggage allowance visit

*European countries: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldavia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
**Size allowance remains the same.

About Air France-KLM Group
AIR FRANCE KLM Group is the largest European airline group, with a fleet of more than 600 aircraft and over 74 million passengers per year. Its network is organized around the two major hubs of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris-Charles De Gaulle.
The AIR FRANCE KLM group flies to over 250 destinations worldwide on more than 2,500 daily flights. Together with its SkyTeam alliance partners over 427 million passengers are flown annually through their worldwide system of more than 16,000 daily flights to all major destinations.

For more information visit or

Monday, October 19, 2009

Open Studios 2009 Loft Artists Association in STAMFORD

Open Studios 2009 • Mark Your Calendars!
Friday, November 6, 6-9pm
Saturday, November 7, 12noon - 6pm
Sunday, November 8, 12noon - 6pm

Friday, October 16, 2009

What's going on @ The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich

The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich
Fall 2009 E-Blast

Events Now Through the End of November

Don’t Miss These Fascinating Programs

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A Walk Through the Historic Parks of Greenwich

Greenwich Tree Conservancy and The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich present a series of four park walks through Bruce, Binney and Byram Parks and Montgomery Pinetum. The walks will be led by Greenwich Superintendent of Parks and Trees Bruce Spaman and explore historical research on the parks done by landscape architect Martha Lyon.

A Walk Through Binney Park
Sunday, October 25, 2009
2-4 p.m.
Binney Park, Old Greenwich
Meet at the tennis courts, rain or shine

Join us at Binney Park to enjoy the autumn splendor. Ann Young, Curator of Archives at The Historical Society, will be on board to discuss the park's historical aspects. Group size limited. Easy to moderate walking. Proper footwear is required.

FREE but reservations required. To reserve, e-mail

Money Talks

A series of conversations about 20th-century economic history and the present-day financial world. The Historical Society’s community partners for this series are the Japan Society of Fairfield County, the Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut and the Penn Club of Fairfield County.

Money Talks II: The Movers and Shakers – Women on Wall Street
Thursday, October 22
6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich
Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT

Part two of three. A panel of Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School alumnae will share personal accounts of Wall Street and their perspectives on the economic outlook after the financial crisis. Although still a minority, the women of Wall Street have had a significant impact on the finance industry. Panel moderated by Gail Bronwyn Lese, founder and CEO of Lese Investments and portfolio manager of the Lese Funds. Participants include Leena Akhtar, Archivist and Curator at the Museum of American Finance; Lee Spelman Doty, Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Asset Management; and Renee Noto, Managing Partner at Crown Advisory International Ltd.
$45 per person
$35 for members of The Historical Society, the Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut and the Penn Club of Fairfield County

Register now for this event or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18
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Money Talks III: Women of Wall Street Day Trip to the Museum of American Finance
Wednesday, November 4
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Museum of American Finance, Manhattan

Meet at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street and enjoy a tour of the exhibit "Women of Wall Street" led by Leena Akhtar, Archivist and Curator. The story of women on Wall Street is the story of women in America. Issues of freedom and financial independence clashed with societal norms in the traditionally male domain of finance. Until recent decades, women had largely been excluded from Wall Street. Despite this, there were women who defied convention and made a name for themselves in finance as they battled for personal and financial self-determination.
Lunch at Stone Street Tavern

Transportation NOT included. Metro-North Train and MTA Subway directions will be provided
Tour and lunch $50 per person $40 for members of The Historical Society
Paid registration required by Monday, October 26, 2009.

Register now for this event or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18

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Dutch Connections

A series devoted to understanding the Dutch impact on American culture, past and present, this program is held in conjunction with NY400, the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage up the Hudson River, which led to the establishment of New Amsterdam and the New Netherland colony as well as Greenwich, Connecticut. NY400 celebrates the free spirit, openness, entrepreneurship and tolerance of those Dutch-American pioneers and their continued relevance today.

Dutch Connections II: William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture
featuring Russell Shorto, Author of The Island at the Center of the World and Descartes' Bones
Tuesday, November 17
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

Doors will open at 7 p.m.

An archivist’s “find” in the New York State Library inspired Russell Shorto’s landmark story of the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today. Published in 2004, The Island at the Center of the World combines meticulous scholarship and magnificent storytelling, bringing to life this forgotten society that predates Manhattan. Russell Shorto is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and the director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam. This program is co-sponsored by The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich and Greenwich Library.

FREE but reservations requested. Please call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18
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Story Barn, First in a Series

What a Story!
Thursday, October 29
8-10 p.m.
The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich
Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT

Presenting..."Story Barn: What a Story!" A diverse group of speakers will tell true and personal stories related to life in Greenwich. Each will spin a five-minute yarn – funny, sad or poignant tales that resonate on both personal and universal levels.

A unique way to explore local history, the event is inspired by a format developed by, a New York organization dedicated to "celebrating the ability of stories to honor the diversity and commonality of the human experience." Connect with your neighbors and friends on a whole new level, learn from their experiences and gain a different perspective on the place where you live.

Speakers will include columnist Bernie Yudain, Harbormaster Jon Asch, jeweler Terry Betteridge, cartoonist Jerry Dumas and long-time residents Page Knox, Anne Macdonald, Dickerman Hollister, Arlene Mark and Bonnie Levison. Storytelling begins at 8:00 p.m.

$15 per person, $10 for members of the Historical Society
Beer, wine and light refreshments included
Register now for this event or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18

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Kick off Antiquarius with Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams opened her own interior design firm, Bunny Williams Incorporated, in 1988 after 22 years with the venerable decorating firm, Parish-Hadley Associates. Schooled in the classics, she is renowned in both home and garden design circles. A unique blend of creativity and restraint marks her signature style. Hear her “Point of View” at the kick-off event for Antiquarius 2009. Buy tickets now. This could be a sellout. Exclusive media sponsors: Moffly Publications.

"Point of View" Lecture and Luncheon with Bunny Williams

Thursday, November 19

Lecture at 11 a.m.
Luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
Greenwich Country Club

This special interior design lecture and luncheon marks the first in an upcoming series of programs on art, antiques and design. Internationally known interior designer Bunny Williams will share her insights for creating comfortable, elegant living spaces and thoughts on mixing the old and new. Autographed copies of her books Point of View and An Affair With a House will be available for purchase.

Lecture: $65 for non-members, $40 for members of The Historical Society
Lecture and Luncheon: $150 for non-members, $125 for members of The Historical Society

Register now for this event or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 14

For more information on any program, go to
or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18

Thursday, October 15, 2009

If this is a Ticker tape Parade,,what is the CANYON OF HEROES?

October 19, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy, Democratic Presidential Nominee

. A parade to honor a person or persons, held in New York City, during which people in the tall buildings of Manhattan throw large quantities of paper, confetti, paper ribbons, or the like onto the parading group. The name comes form the ticker tape originally thrown onto the parade when it passed stockbrokers' offices in lower Manhattan, before stock tickers became obsolete; in subsequent years other types of waste paper were used to serve the honorary function, as well as paper tape distributed specifically for the purpose of being thrown in such a parade.

It is not easy to look at outdoor sculptures when it rains.....

Yes we were there today as LMNY went to see the American and French artist BRUCE THURMANN (
Thanks for a great and lively visit. Especially nice to stay inside even though we admired some outdoor sculptures by
-Peter Coffin (sculpture Silhouettes)
-Woolworth Building 233 Broadway(not any more possible to enter)Architect: Cass Gilbert
-Paul Manship 1917 The four Elements (yes we counted 4)
-Mark Di Suvero 1997 Joie de Vivre
-Steve Tobin 2005 Trinity Root, Trinity Church
and ..more infos on the website

Eclectique or eclectic

Eclectic or Eclectique est un adjectif que j'aime bien du fait de sa sonorite valable aussi bien en francais qu'en anglais et qui j'espere s'applique a ce blog.
Par contre il vous faudra lire en francais le nouveau blog recommende a propos du PARCOURS ZACHEE..Si vous voulez en savoir plus:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Eyebeam: Oct 22gallery talk and October 23 + 24: Open Studios

October 23 + 24: Eyebeam Open Studios
Date: Fri., October 23 + Sat., October 24, 2009 | 3-6PM
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
Eyebeam is pleased to host Open Studios for its 2009 Senior Fellows, Resident Artists, and Student Residents at Eyebeam's state-of-the-art design, research, and fabrication studio; showcasing video performance, wearable technologies, code and humor, party technology, and sustainablity design. This two-day presentation at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center will allow a rare, inside look at current research. Guided tours of artists' work will be given every hour from 3-6PM.

AND ALSO ......
October 22: Gallery talk: Diana Balmori + Marina Zurkow at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Textual Landscapes
Date: Thur., October 22, 2009 | 6PM
Location: Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W. 24th St., NYC
Cost: Free
The duality between the built and the imagined in the work of Diana Balmori (landscape), and Eyebeam resident Marina Zurkow (video art) will extend the conversation in the exhibition, Textual Landscapes at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NYC. The presentation takes on several principles from Balmori's Landscape Manifesto (forthcoming Yale University Press, Spring 2010) in which she summarizes her views on the role of landscape today. With examples from their practices in design, video and digital art, the artists will address five of the Manifesto points. Balmori and Zurkow will discuss, juxtapose their work, and challenge each other. Michel Conan, international landscape historian and critic, will conclude the session by commenting on the context of their discussion.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Your choices for this coming Thursday.......

or GALLERY Night on 57th Street.....Please join us this Thursday for "Gallery Night on 57th Street." McKee Gallery (among others) will be open until 8pm. Come visit our latest exhibition:
"RICHARD LEAROYD: Unique Photographs"

TOUGH CHOICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

from our special english reporter: Andy Parker

'The Atlantic Surf' by Sir William McTaggart. RBS is to open one of the largest collections of British art to the public. Photograph: Royal Bank of Scotland

Andy Parker spotted this on the site and thought you should see

To see this story with its related links on the site, go to

Royal Bank of Scotland agrees to put hidden art collection on public display

RBS thought to own largest collection of corporate art in Britain, including
paintings by David Hockney and LS Lowry

Severin Carrell
Monday October 12 2009
The Guardian
The Royal Bank of Scotland is to open one of the largest collections of British
art in private hands to the public after it was accused of hiding its collection
in its corporate offices and vaults.

RBS, which is 70% owned by the taxpayer, has revealed that it owns more than
2,200 pieces of British art, including work by LS Lowry, David Hockney, Patrick
Caulfield and Sir William McTaggart, and rare 18th-century works by Johann
Zoffany and Joshua Reynolds, displayed in its offices and branches.


"Marcel Duchamp:The Art of Chess" on view @ Francis Naumann Gallery New York

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess” is the first exhibition devoted to exploring the influence of Duchamp’s activities as a chess player on his artistic production. It debuted at the St. Louis University Museum of Art (May 6 – August 16, 2009), and the present gallery exhibition is an expanded version of that show. It will open at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art on September 10, 2009 (and run through October 31, 2009).

The exhibition features the magnificent early cubist drawing Study for Portrait of Chess Players (1911), which renders Duchamp’s two brothers—Raymond Duchamp-Villon and Jacques Villon—intently engaged in a game of chess; a large central “X” in the center of the composition represents the precise point where their minds meet, a cerebral focus common to much of Duchamp’s subsequent production. Among the highlights of the show will be an example of the readymade Trébuchet (1917/64), the coat rack that visitors to Duchamp’s studio were expected to trip over (the chess equivalent of a gambit offered in the opening of a game); the Nice chess poster (1925); regular and deluxe examples of his book on endgame strategy (1932); the Pocket Chess Set (1943); and Cupid (1943), a recently discovered original drawing for the announcement of a show at the Julien Levy Gallery (in which Duchamp seems to have embedded a hidden message). A number of photographs of Duchamp either playing chess or seated before a chessboard will also be displayed. A signed, limited edition photograph by Arnold Rosenberg of Marcel Duchamp moving chess pieces behind glass (1958) was issued to commemorate this exhibition.

Also included in the show will be works by a number of Duchamp’s contemporaries—Man Ray, Georges de Zayas, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, Leon Kelly, Beatrice Wood, Arman and Sarah Austin—that relate to Duchamp’s involvement with the game of chess, as well as a selection of works by contemporary artists—Charles Juhàsz Alvardo, Mike Bidlo, Donald Bradford, Russell Connor, Ingrid Evans, Mark Kostabi, Sophie Matisse, Daniel Meirom, James Meyer, Trong Gia Nguyen, Yoko Ono, Jennifer Shahade, Diana Thater, Douglas Vogel—some of whom have made works specially for inclusion in this show.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Join Viviane Rombaldi Seppey for "artist Dialogue" October 17th

Flying Words, books, book pages, flax, banana
and kenaf paper, thread
© 2008 Viviane Rombaldi Seppey

The Central Libraries > Mid-Manhattan Library > Art > Art Wall on Third
Viviane Rombaldi Seppey

Flying Words, books, book pages, flax, banana
and kenaf paper, thread
© 2008 Viviane Rombaldi Seppey
"Flying Words"
October 1 – November 1, 2009
“ Art in the Windows”
On view day and night

Mid-Manhattan Library
The Art Collection
40th Street @ 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Contact: Arezoo Moseni

The Art Collection at Mid-Manhattan Library is pleased to present “Flying Words” by emerging multimedia artist Viviane Rombaldi Seppey. In these two site specific installations of deconstructed books, the artist takes a playful and geometric approach to the transmission of knowledge and information through reading. She engages viewers in verbal and visual exchanges between libraries and the external world of communication. Kim Beck, an artist and associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, will join Rombaldi Seppey for an “Artist Dialogue” on Saturday October 17th at 2:30 p.m. on the 6th floor. The exhibition series “Art in the Windows” is curated by Arezoo Moseni.

Artist Statement

In “Flying words” books and paper are the prime materials. I created this work in order to underline the possibilities of how, through the act of reading and looking, our relation to knowledge and communication takes place. Using paper concertina from books and images, I wanted to give a moving quality to the piece, and to imply that what we read or see is in constant state of flux towards the others or in the making of our own memory.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

October 15th Gallery Night on 57th Street: 64 Galleries open from5 to 8pm

Please join us this Thursday for "Gallery Night on 57th Street." McKee Gallery (among others) will be open until 8pm. Come visit our latest exhibition:
"RICHARD LEAROYD: Unique Photographs"


Karyn Behnke
Assistant Director
McKee Gallery
745 Fifth Avenue
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10151
T. 212 688 5951
F. 212 752 5638

Friday, October 9, 2009

If you want to see this painting,do not go to the Whitney as it is no more on view but go to London’s Hayward Gallery

Ed Ruscha, "Large Trademark with Eight Spots" (1962)

LONDON— The first retrospective to focus exclusively on the iconic canvases of the 72-year-old Los Angeles-based artist, "Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting," on view at London’s Hayward Gallery from October 14 through January 10, sheds light on his influences, from comics to graphic design to hitchhiking. Reached at his L.A. studio, the multitalented Ruscha, who has made everything from artist’s books and drawings to films and photographs, says that, yes, he does consider himself primarily a painter, but he quickly adds, "A painter can be anybody who wants to do anything. I’m not a traditionalist." In the photo gallery at left, he relates what motivated some of the works in the show, which travels next year to the Haus der Kunst, in Munich, and the Moderna Museet, in Stockholm. "In Retrospect: Ed Ruscha" originally appeared in the October 2009 issue of Art+Auction. For a complete list of articles from this issue available on ARTINFO, see Art+Auction's October 2009 Table of Contents.
By Sarah Douglas
Published:October 1 2009