Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A website for "La promenade des Artistes"

Presenting almost every exhibitor and giving a page for each of them, allowing to present our creation!
Soon to be LIVE but meanwhile you can check out MY page

From: "Pancreatic Cancer Action Network"

It's National Call-In Time!
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
The day of the National Call-In is here! Support the 2009 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Advocacy Day from your home by participating in our National Call-In on Tuesday, March 31st, between the hours of 9am – 5pm Eastern Time.
While you’re phoning in for the National Call-In on Tuesday, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network volunteers from across the country will meet with their Members of Congress in Washington, DC, to discuss the critical issues surrounding pancreatic cancer. YOU can amplify their efforts by participating in the National Call-In.
By calling your U.S. Representative and Senators on March 31st to ask for their support, you can magnify our critical message on Capitol Hill like never before. Your calls will take less than 10 minutes, but they will have a massive impact on our efforts to urge legislators to support the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act.
Your 10 minutes can help us to make real progress against pancreatic cancer. And please spread the word - we ask that you pass this e-mail on today to other friends and family across the country who may want to participate, as well.

Click HERE to call your U.S. Representativehttp://netcommunity.pancan.org/NETCOMMUNITY/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fcapwiz.com%2fpancan%2fcallalert%2findex.tt%3falertid%3d13037551%26type%3dCO&srcid=30130&srctid=1&erid=2775455
And don't forget to also:
Click HERE to call your U.S. Senators http://netcommunity.pancan.org/NETCOMMUNITY/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fcapwiz.com%2fpancan%2fcallalert%2findex.tt%3falertid%3d13037666%26type%3dCO&srcid=30130&srctid=1&erid=2775455
For more background on our message to Congress, click on the title

About Helen Levitt

NEW YORK, NY - Helen Levitt, who has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time”, died in her sleep at her home in Manhattan on Sunday. She associated with Walker Evans in 1938 and 1939. In 1943 Edward Steichen curated her first solo exhibition "Helen Levitt: Photographs of Children" at the Museum of Modern Art. She subsequently began to find press work as a documentary photographer.

Levitt grew up in Brooklyn. Dropping out of high school, she taught herself photography while working for a commercial photographer. While teaching some classes in art to children in 1937, Levitt became intrigued with the transitory chalk drawings that were part of the New York children's street culture of the time. She purchased a Leica camera and began to photograph these works as well as the children who made them. The resulting photographs were ultimately published in 1987 as In The Street: chalk drawings and messages, New York City 1938–1948.

In 1959 and 1960, Levitt received two Guggenheim Foundation grants to take color photographs on the streets of New York, and she returned to still photography. In 1965 she published her first major collection, A Way of Seeing. Much of her work in color from the 1960s was stolen in a 1970 burglary of her East 13th Street apartment. The remaining photos, and others taken in the following years, can be seen in the 2005 book Slide Show: The Color Photographs of Helen Levitt. In 1976 she was a Photography Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts.

In the late 1940s Levitt made two documentary films with Janice Loeb and James Agee: In the Street (1948) and The Quiet One (1948). Levitt, along with Loeb and Sidney Meyers, received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of The Quiet One. Levitt was active in film making for nearly 25 years; her final film credit is as an editor for John Cohen's documentary The End of an Old Song (1972). Levitt's other film credits include the cinematography on The Savage Eye (1960), which was produced by Ben Maddow, Meyers, and Joseph Strick, and also as an assistant director for Strick and Maddow's film version of Genet's play The Balcony (1963). In her biographical essay, Maria Hambourg writes that Levitt, "has all but disinherited this part of her work."

She remained active as a photographer for nearly 70 years and lived in New York City. New York's "visual poet laureate" was notoriously private and publicity shy.

Opening this Thursday for SONYA SKLAROFF % David Findlay Galleries Upper East Side

City Thoughts:Recent Paintings by Sonya Sklaroff Apr 1 - Apr 25, 2009

Opening this coming Thursday.....

Monday, March 30, 2009

Save the date April16-19: 12th Annual International SOFA New York Art Fair

Toshiko Takaezu
Sold at SOFA CHICAGO 2008 by Donna Schneier Fine Art, Palm Beach, FL

12th Annual International SOFA New York Art Fair opens in April

NEW YORK , NY - Long considered the world's premier fairs for outstanding contemporary decorative arts and design, the next edition of SOFA, the 12th annual international Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in New York City will feature an unrivalled range of contemporary decorative arts and design. Slated for April 16 through 19, 2009 with an Opening Night Preview Gala on Wednesday, April 15 at the historic Park Avenue Armory, SOFA NEW YORK regularly draws record numbers of collectors, curators, architects, interior designers and new enthusiasts.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

About "Cedar Tavern" in Greenwich Village,now closed.

The original Cedar Tavern at 24 University Place, photographed by Fred McDarrah

Once the hangout of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and others of the New York School, then of beats Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Gregory Corso, and in the '60s Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs, David Amram, and occasionally Dylan. Though it has a long and honorable history, Cedar Tavern has been at its current location only since the early '60s; the original location was a few blocks south at 24 University Place. According to Bob Spitz's Dylan: A Biography, D.A. Pennebaker, Dylan, and Bobby Neuwirth met to plan the shooting of Don't Look Back in the Cedar Tavern.

Thanks to Robert McNamara for the Cedar Tavern information
source: http://www.new-pony.com/tour/cedartavern.html


UCCA presents 'Nature & Innocents' starring Artist Yan Pei-Ming

Beijing, China - UCCA will present Nature & Innocents, an exhibition by painter Yan Pei-Ming, from June 18 to September 13, 2009. Nature & Innocents will stand as a surprising exhibition and for the first time in Yan Pei-Ming’s career, he will produce a show without canvases. Huge landscapes directly painted onto UCCA big hall’s walls, will frame a series of painted flags, representing portraits of 200 new born Chinese children. Imagined as an experimental walk through, the exhibition powerfully conveys Yan Pei Ming’s intentions and gives the audience an opportunity to discover the victims, memories and a vision of united nations in a landscape of crisis.

On view in Chelsea @ Stricoff Gallery

The artist Jeff Cohen has a number of works you can admire @ the Gallery Stricoff http://www.stricoff.com/
Chelsea and 25th Street

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Exhibit @Brooklyn Museum : Gustave Caillebotte

C’est une drôle de destinée que celle du peintre impressionniste Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) : longtemps négligé en France, il a connu un succès immédiat et posthume auprès des collectionneurs américains, qui détiennent désormais la majorité de ses tableaux.........suite...click on the title

Friday, March 27, 2009

save the date May 1-5 New York

PREVIEW OPENING for the benefit of
The Frick Collection Thursday
April 30, 2009 6 pm-9 pm
The Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street,
New York, NY 10065

Boudro In Paris....

G & O ART presents the latest works by
@ Galerie Geraldine Zberro
23 rue Jean Mermoz PARIS 75008
OPENING / VERNISSAGE: March 26 @ 6pm
Exhibit on view thru April 2, 2009

New York - Art Agents - Paris
New York - 347.739.8366 www.goartonline.com Paris -

Thursday, March 26, 2009

some news from Joelle, and her scarves

Merci de visiter, commenter, repandre a tout vent, . Bonne soiree/journee. Joelle

Joelle Le Scornec
WA. 98576. 360 446 0795

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

LMNY's spotted in Chelsea beginning of 2009

LMNY' spotted @ St John the Divine

Claude Léveque's Installation "Le Grand Soir" will Represent France at the 53rd Venice Biennale

PARIS - This year Claude Lévêque is the artist who will represent France at the 53rd International Exhibition of Art – Venice Biennale. At the French Pavilion, he will feature an installation entitled “Le Grand Soir”, which will be in character with the thrust of his work. A uniquely French concept from the eve of the Revolution, “Le Grand Soir” evokes the moment when the world changed. To support him in this project, Claude Lévêque has selected Christian Bernard as curator; Christian Bernard is the director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva.

Christie’s will offer a selection of works from the Collection of Betty Freeman in the May 13th Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale.

NEW YORK, NY - Christie’s will offer a selection of works from the Collection of Betty Freeman in the May 13th Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Leading the selection is one of the most important works to come to the auction market by David Hockney, Beverly Hills Housewife, (estimate: $7-10 million), 1966-1967. The Evening Sale selection of works from the collection comprises 19 lots and is estimated at $26-40 million. In addition to Beverly Hills Housewife, the New York Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale will also feature works from the Collection of Betty Freeman by Roy Lichtenstein, Dan Flavin, Alexander Calder, Sam Francis, Andy Warhol, and Claes Oldenburg.

Barbara Kruger On view @ Skarstedt Gallery 20 E. 79th St. | New York, NY

Barbara Kruger
Untitled (We don't need another hero)
photograph and type on paper
5 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches
14.6 x 28.9 cm

Barbara Kruger
Pre-digital 1980 - 1992 _ Through April 18, 2009

Skarstedt Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Pre-digital 1980 – 1992, by Barbara Kruger. These works, professionally known as “paste-ups,” share a methodology derived from Kruger’s experience as an editorial designer at various magazines. However, the meanings they create are worlds away from the decorative delusions that fill the magazines. Her ability to construct powerful messages using an inherently commercial technique focuses attention on how images and words have the power to make meaning: to construct who we are and who we want to be. In Thinking of You, Steven Heller states, “…her work resonates for its audacity in attacking assumptions of power as much for transforming, through her choice of public address, the essence of art itself.”

These works, all forty-four of which were created before the wide spread use of digital imagery, vary in size but are no larger than 11 x 13 inches. They are composed of altered images from the media and texts, which work to transform those images, both visually and conceptually. A negative of the works was then produced and used to make enlarged versions of these initial “paste ups”.

The exhibition of these intimately scaled artworks explores a unique stage of Kruger’s career. To see these well known images in this smaller scale invites a renewed focus on her use of “direct address” and how it has threaded through her production: from these enlargement-ready images to billboards, matchbooks, t-shirts and, over the last 15 years, to large scale video installations and public works that critically engage the notions of the "public" and site specificity.

Barbara Kruger was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1945. She currently lives in both Los Angeles, California and New York and teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been the subject of many one-person exhibitions, including a comprehensive retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 1999, which traveled to The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2000. More recently, she has exhibited large-scale installations at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Tramway in Glasgow, Scotland, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, Australia, and at BCAM at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. She was honored with the “Golden Lion” award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2005. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany this exhibition. Please contact Valerie Marquez at (212) 737-2060 or valerie@skarstedt.com for any further information.

MARCH 28th: turn off your lights for one hour

March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world (except perhaps in Crawford, TX) to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Saint TROP

Vous invite au vernissage de son Exposition
Le jeudi 9 avril à partir de 18 h
Au lavoir Charles Vasserot
Rue Quaranta (près de la place des Lices)
Adresse atelier: Lieu dit Gassiniére
Quartier du brost Gassin 83580
Mobile: 00 33(0) 6 27 62 36 72
Mail: meister.klaus@wanadoo.fr

About Furniture Sharehouse

Hello all ,
I am taking the liberty of sending you this flyer to advertise for a used furniture collection on the 25 th of April. You will be able to get rid of your unwanted furniture by dropping it off at one of the 3 locations mentioned below.
This will benefit a good cause as the furniture will be redistributed to families in need.
If you could please read the flyers and spread the word it would be very helpful.
In any case thank you very much,

Si vous voulez plus d'information, n'hesitez pas a me contacter a cette adresse email ou sur mon portable 914 834 1354 ,
D'avance merci,
To: bialok@aol.com
Subject: Furniture Sharehouse County-Wide Furniture Drive on April 25 with Three Drop-Off Locations
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:54:36 -0400
From: bialok@aol.com

Dear Friends:

Believe it or not, Furniture Sharehouse is about to celebrate its SECOND ANNIVERSARY. Many of you were there in May 2007 at Harbor Island when we held our initial furniture drive to help the many families devastated by the April 2007 flooding. Since then, I am proud to say that with your help, we have served over 475 families – over 1,200 individuals, including over 500 children.

But the need for furniture is greater than ever today. As a result of the economic downturn, we have experienced a significant increase in client requests, and an alarming decrease in furniture donations. We are serving 20-25 client families per month, and the warehouse is looking very empty.

So to celebrate our Second Anniversary, we are holding a County-Wide Furniture Drive on Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 to 2:00 with three drop-off locations: Playland, Rye; Westchester County Airport, White Plains; and North Castle Town Hall, Armonk. Go to our website for more details. www.furnituresharehouse.org.

We very much need your help to spread the word about this Furniture Drive, and about our need for more furniture to meet increased client demand.

Attached is a flyer about the Furniture Drive, a flyer seeking volunteers to assist with the Drive, and a newsletter blurb. Please help us by: 1) forwarding these flyers on to your circle of friends and neighbors to let them know how much we need furniture; 2) downloading the flyers and post a few of them in your community; 3) submitting the attached blurb to your school, house of worship or other organization’s newsletter.

And remember, you don’t have to wait until the day of the Drive – if you have furniture to donate now, go to our website – www.furniturehsharehouse.org and click on How To Donate Furniture to see if you qualify for a pick-up now.
Thank you for your help!
Best regards,

Kate Bialo

Monday, March 23, 2009

MoMA to show the First Comprehensive Presentation from the Rothschild Collection

MoMA to show the First Comprehensive Presentation from the Rothschild Collection

NEW YORK, NY - The Museum of Modern Art presents Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, an exhibition of more than 300 works that will be the first comprehensive presentation of this collection, a donation of approximately 2,500 works on paper by more than 650 artists that entered the Museum’s collection in May 2005. Assembled over a two-year period and ranging from the 1930s to 2005 with a heavy focus on contemporary practice, the collection provides a unique panorama of the state of drawing today.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

On view @ the Cooper-Hewitt

Cooper-Hewitt announces Shahzia Sikander Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection
NEW YORK, NY - “Shahzia Sikander Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection,” the ninth installment in an exhibition series devoted to showing rotations of the museum’s holdings, will be on view from March 6, 2009, and continue through August 31, 2009, at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander will mine and interpret the museum’s collection and produce an installation of the selected objects. A highlight of the exhibition will be a new work created by Sikander, inspired by Cooper-Hewitt’s collection.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

What's going on @ Katonah -Ridgefield Connecticut

The Katonah Museum of Art presents 'Lichtenstein in Process'

Katonah , NY - Lichtenstein in Process , featuring 65 works by one of America’s preeminent 20th century artists, opens on March 29th at the Katonah Museum of Art. Offering a rare glimpse of the pop artist’s creative process, the exhibition focuses on sequences of serial preliminary sketches, drawings, and collages, dating the 1970s to the 1990s. Originally organized by the Fundación Juan March (in collaboration with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation) and shown at the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca, and the Museo d’Art Espanyol Contemporani, Palma, the exhibition has its US debut at the KMA, March 29th through June 28th , and then travels to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

encore Warhol!


Maître Bergé et ses Warhol
Il ne se lasse pas d’être à la une et ferait presque de l’ombre au très actif président français. Pierre Bergé est omniprésent. Quand ce n’est pas pour la vente de la collection amassée avec Yves Saint Laurent et pour les polémiques qui l’entourent (le rat et le lapin de Chine), c’est pour un gala contre le sida ou en tant qu’animateur des Amis de Ségolène. Mécène du prix littéraire Décembre, propriétaire d’une maison de ventes, titulaire du droit moral su r l’œuvre de Cocteau, membre du comité Jean-Michel Frank, l’homme à mille bras de la culture française en fait parfois trop, dérapant vers les caprices de diva. Yves Saint Laurent, que beaucoup s’attendent à trouver à la rétrospective Warhol du Grand Palais, n’y est pas : un conflit a opposé les organisateurs à Pierre Bergé. Ce dernier ne voulait pas que les quatre portraits de son compagnon soient au milieu des gens de la mode (qu’il porte généralement en piètre estime) mais avec les vrais « créateurs » , Man Ray ou Joseph Beuys. Le commissaire Alain Cueff n’ayant pas accédé à l’injonction, YSL est retourné à la maison. « Qui oserait soutenir aujourd’hui qu’Yves Saint Laurent était seulement un couturier ? » écrit Pierre Bergé dans une lettre au Monde. Personne, sans doute. Mais ceci autorisait-il cela ? A propos, a-t-on dit à Mao qu'il était à côté des travestis ?
ART AUJOURD"HUI N° 126 - du 19 mars 2009 au 25 mars 2009

save the date NY Photo Festival MAY 13-17th


The New York Photo Festival is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the

New York Photo Awards 2009

Submissions Accepted Starting March 2nd, 2009

Visit http://www.newyorkphotoawards.com

Following the successful first year of the New York Photo Awards, the New York Photo Festival 2009 (NYPH’09) is proud to announce the kickoff of the New York Photo Awards 2009. In its inaugural year, the New York Photo Awards surpassed all expectations in terms of the quality, reach and number of submissions that were received (over 3,500 submissions and 15,000 images were received from 60+ countries worldwide). The New York Photo Awards Ceremony, a gala affair held at the world-renowned St. Ann’s Warehouse on the evening of May 16th, at the height of the New York Photo Festival 2008, was attended by more than 650 photographers and industry professionals, and reflected the passion and dedication of the international photographic community who came together to honor the year’s New York Photo Awards winners.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What's going on in Paris: WARHOL????

more about art in Paris from your cultured English Ami

To see this story with its related links on the guardian.co.uk site, go

Lots of RDV at theStudio Museum of HARLEM

check: http://www.themapoffice.com/smh/index.html


A l’occasion de la visite à New York du
Président de la Caisse des Français de l’Étranger (CFE), Monsieur Jean-Pierre Cantegrit,
une réunion d’information sur la protection sociale des expatriés (maladie, maternité, invalidité, accidents du travail et retraite), suivie d'un vin d’un vin d’honneur
se tiendra au Consulat Général de France à New York
934 Fifth Avenue (entre 74th et 75th Streets)
le lundi 6 avril 2009 de 18h à 20h.

RSVP : Madame Marie-Thérèse Maurice (212- 744-0600)
ou mtmacmaj@ao1.com
avant Ie 2 avril

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Art and Jewelry....go well together.............

Next Friday the 20th my friend Carmen Meausoone will be presenting at Dolores's home the new jewelry collection from a wonderful venezuelan designer.

Come and have a cup of coffe a good chat and enjoy the beautiful and affordable unique pieces!!
Please spread the word among your friends!

Thank you so much and I hope to see you Friday.

Her telephone is 914-834-7521, and please park you car in the coul de sac before coming up the hill to the house, thanks again

My next Whitney Workshop will be on .....Abstract Expressionism ....and will include:

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)
Number 27, 1950
Oil on canvas, 49 x 106 in. (124.5 x 269.2 cm)
Purchase 53.12
© 2000 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Reproduction of this image, including downloading, is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

ON TV: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 9:30

National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts announces

“The Art of Survival”


Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 9:30 am

With arts institutions across the country increasingly feeling financially squeezed,
some are turning to selling their works of art to pay expenses. Martha Teichner
visits the National Academy Museum, which was has been censured by the
Association of Art Museum Directors for its sale of two paintings. CBS also goes to
Brandeis University where their announced plans to close the Rose Art Museum and
sell off the collection ignited a firestorm of criticism and protests forcing the
University to rethink its plans.

Don’t miss this important program!

Save the date March 27th Opening Reception

among the featured artists: Holly Meeker Rom

OPEN HOUSE saturday March 27th 1-4pm
Port Chester

Friday, March 13, 2009

Save the date APRIL 4th @the Neuberger

Layers in Motion:
Egúngún Masquerade Costumes

Egúngún Festival Family Program
Saturday, April 4, 2009 | 1-4 pm
Experience with the entire family a vibrant African masquerade
still performed today: Egúngún. Workshops, performances and
members of an African village in

1-4 pm Drop-in art workshop
Children will explore African masquerade through storytelling, drumming, and
creating their own masks. (Most suitable for children ages 5-10.)
1-2 pm Layers in Motion: Egúngún Masquerade Costumes
Improvisation by the students of the Purchase Hand Drumming Ensemble, Dance
and Drama Departments, Purchase College.
2-4 pm Nigeria to Carolina: Ancestor Veneration and Egúngún Masquerade
Illustrated performance with audience participation led by Chief Alagba Olaitan
and members of Oyotunji African Village (Sheldon, South Carolina) in presence of
His Royal Majesty Oba (King) Adejuyigbe Adefunmi II of Oyotunji Village.
Admission is free for all 12-5 pm as part of our First Saturdays program.
Program support is provided by the African Council and the Museum Service Council, Neuberger
Museum of Art; anonymous donors; Jack and Jill of America, Inc.; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Price; The Westchester Community Foundation; and the Westchester County Chapter of the Links, Inc.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What are you doing this coming Friday night?

Friday, March 13 | 5:30-8:30 pm
Neu Nights Out
Ease into your weekend with art, music and cocktails.

Join us for cosmopolitans; hors d'oeuvres; the perfect music mix provided by on-air personalities Claudia Marshall and Jeff Kuprycz from WFUV radio; and the art of Andy Warhol and the artists exploring new technologies in new media: why.

Neuberger Museum of Art is proud to partner with WFUV Radio 90.7 FM and wfuv.org to present this fabulous evening of music blended with visual art.

$20 / Free to members of both Neuberger Museum of Art and WFUV and one guest.
Become a member today to enjoy this admission benefit.
RSVP suggested: 914.251.6125

save the date....for.....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Don't miss this One-time-only discount tickets:

VIP passes : $95
($125 after March 25)
Includes Opening night and all films.

General Passes $50
($60 after March 25)
Includes all films excluding Opening night gala dinner.

For more information on the festival, please visit our website at www.focusonfrenchcinema.org
or call the
Alliance Francaise office
at 203-629-3644

Women in the Arts: save the date...

Emily Barletta Pelt 2007

A.I.R. Gallery & The Feminist Art Project celebrate
Women in the Arts in March 2009
You are invited to Part 1 of a two panel series on
Women's Art in the Market:

Wednesday, March 11, 7pm
The Market: Women Artists from Studio to Collections
Panelists: Helen Allen Founder & Owner, PULSE art fair; Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, curator, Jersey City Museum;
Florence Lynch of Florence Lynch Gallery and artist Mimi Smith, New York
Moderated by Judith K. Brodsky and Kat Griefen

Click Here for Panelist Bios
Click Here for Panel Press Release

at The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, BMCC, 199 Chambers Street, New York NY
admission $5 includes reception following the panel
Click Here for Directions

These events are made possible in part through funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Merci Valerie: Les fees sont des femmes....

Une fée dit à un couple marié : Pour avoir été un couple si exemplaire
depuis 25 ans, je vous accorde à chacun un vœu
La femme dit alors : je voudrais faire le tour du monde avec mon mari adoré.

La fée agite sa baguette magique, et abracadabra, des billets d'avion
apparaissent dans la main de la femme.

Maintenant c'est au tour du mari : euh... c'est un instant très romantique,
mais une opportunité comme celle-là n'arrive qu'une fois dans la vie. Alors
je suis désolé ma chérie, mais j'aimerais avoir une femme 30 ans plus jeune
que moi.
La femme est terriblement déçue, mais un vœu est un vœu..

La fée fait un cercle avec sa baguette magique... abracadabra ! Soudain le
mari a 90 ans !
Les hommes sont peut-être des salauds, mais les Fées sont des femmes !!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Information Architecture Series

Information Architecture Series
March 24, 25 and 26
6:30 pm
The Drawing Center is pelased to offer this series of talks in which leading philosophers, architects, designers, editors, and artists consider how information is diagrammed, modeled, structures, and otherwise disseminated.
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 pm
Alva Noë is an author and Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkley.
Danica Phelps is an artist who started exhibiting her work in 1997 with a solo exhibition at Jack Tilton Gallery in New York. Her work has since been exhibited at Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, Gupta, Chicago, and Dina4Projekte, Munich.
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30pm
Jeffrey Inaba is the Director of C-Lab, the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting and founder of INABA Projects, Los Angeles.
Nathan Carter is an artist who has been exhibiting his work at Casey Kaplan Gallery since 2001. His work is included in many public collections includin the Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, the Tate Modern, London, and the Museo Reina Sodia, Madrid.
Thursday, March 26, 6:30 pm
Peter Macapia is the Founder of Peter Macapia/labDORA, Design Office for Research and Architecture, New York.
Alice Aycock is an artist who has exhibited her work in major museums and galleries across the Americas, Europe, and Japan. Her work is found in major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Thursday, March 12 7:00-9:00PM

James Cohan Gallery
New York
533 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
T: 212.714.9500
F: 212.714.9510
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm

James Cohan Gallery is proud to partner with African Services Committee to host a benefit cocktail party for their Pediatric HIV Program in Ethiopia. The event will take place at the gallery on Thursday, March 12th from 7:00-9:00PM.

African Services has provided rapid HIV testing to children over 18 months of age at their Pediatric AIDS clinic since 2004. To date, they have diagnosed over 200 HIV positive children, who were then referred to partner organizations for further clinical evaluation, treatment, care, and support. Pediatric nurses examine children monthly and meet with their families to monitor their medical treatment and nutrition. African Services also supplies families with the vitamin supplements necessary to support healthy immune systems.

Benefit Tickets start at $100 ($125 at the door) and all ticket purchases are tax-deductible. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, 100% of proceeds will directly benefit HIV positive children. Please visit the event page on the African Services Committee website for more event information and to purchase a benefit ticket: www.africanservices.org/events/PositiveKids2

Here are some of the many ways you can support the work of African Services Committee:

Sponsor a Microloan for families: Funding a microloan enables families coping with HIV to launch small enterprises of their own and support the needs of their children. This $200 ticket includes a microloan donation of $100 and entry for one person.

Purchase a Milk Money artwork: Inspired by the artwork of Simon Evans, the children in African Services' HIV program in Ethiopia created original drawings for this event. The cost of each artwork will provide one child with the milk necessary to process HIV medication for one year. This $160 ticket includes a Milk Money drawing of your choice and entry for one person to the event.

Purchase a Benefit ticket: Join us to celebrate the work of African Services and raise funds to support their Pediatric HIV Program in Ethiopia. 100% of all proceeds will directly benefit HIV positive children and the entire amount of this $100 ticket is tax deductible.

If you are unable to attend the event, we ask that you consider making a donation at npo.networkforgood.org
For more information on African Service's many programs in the US and Africa, visit www.africanservices.org

Asia Week from March 11 – 20 and The New York Arts of Pacific Asia Show

Largest and most International Asian art fair in the city."
Antiques & The Arts Weekly

NEW LOCATION!!! March 14th through March 18th, 2009

Nineteenth Show

7 W New York
7 West 34th St @ 5th Ave Across from the Empire State Building.
New York, NY

"The most important antique fair for Chinese ceramics, textiles & jade as well as Japanese works of art."

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"Seven Bridges" invitation for March 26th

Man in Raincoat Joseph McNamara

Visiting Artist and Scholar - Discussion Series

Joseph McNamara

"Reflects on "The Persistence of Realism"

Thursday, March 26, 2009
1:00 - 3:00pm

Joseph McNamara is an American-born painter and photographer known for his penetrating depictions of narratives portraying human industry's engagement with the landscape and compositional diligence manifest in the balancing of structural abstraction and perspectival extension. His paintings, which are notable for their meticulous detail created during months of work in his studio, are characterized by their extensive scope as much as their rigorous attention to detail and are composed of a fused sequence of visual observations.

All events are free of charge, but reservations are required on a first-come, first-served basis. Please respond by telephone to 203 861-7527 ext. 202 or Email: lindaw@sevenbridges.org

Reservation confirmations and directions to Seven Bridges will be provided to guests prior to each event. Seven Bridges Foundation is open 30 minutes prior to each scheduled event. Guests under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Some artistic subject matter may be inappropriate for young adults.

Seven Bridges Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is the "preservation of works of art, and the exhibition of such works in an indoor facility and in a surrounding natural setting".

Saturday, March 7, 2009

ARTS FAIRS...all over Manhattan

+ preview @ Sotheby's.........

You've the choice:

Red Dot
Bridge Art FAIR : http://www.bridgeartfair.com/newyorkindex.html
Fountain Art Fair: http://fountainexhibit.com/blog/

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Asia Week Open house% M. SUTHERLAND

M. Sutherland Fine Art, Ltd..
M Sutherland Fine Arts -Asia Week
Open House
WIne Reception 5-8pm, March 14
M. Sutherland Fine Art, Ltd.
DATE: Saturday March 14th
TIME: Noon - 8pm
LOCATION: 55 East 80th Street
2nd Floor

On View SELECTIONS 10 Years.
A decade in bringing you
the finest in Chinese Contemporary Art in New York
Selections will include works by:
Jia Youfu, Hsia I-fu, Hsu Kuo-huang, Yang Mian, Zhang Jian, Zhu Daoping and others.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

special Event "DRAW ON!" % LAA

LAA Draws!
An exhibit of black & white drawings by select LAA artists.
You are invited to the Opening Reception on Friday March 13 from 6pm to 9pm.
LAA Draws! opens on March 13 and runs through April 26, 2009.
Gallery hours are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 pm
Pass this invitation along to friends and family.
Plus Two Special Free Events: “DRAW ON!”
Come to our studios & draw with us! • Visit loftartists.com/gallery.php for details.
TWO SATURDAYS: Saturday March 28, 2-5pm & Saturday April 4, 2-5pm
Draw a Collective Mural with LAA artists;
Draw “Trading & Art” Cards;
Draw to Music, Stories, Models
“Draw On!” Sponsors: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Hersam-Acorn Newspapers, Weston Woods Studios. Logo for Draw On! designed by Peter H. Reynolds. Visit peterhreynolds.com

Monday, March 2, 2009

Que nous propose L’Atelier des Anysés?

Présentation de l’évènement

L’Atelier des Anysés est un groupe crée à l’initiative de quelques français habitant
à New-York.
Composé de créateurs français amateurs, semi-professionnels ou professionnels, l’Atelier des Anysés vous invite à participer à son 2ème événement au printemps 2009.

Dans le quartier historique de Harlem, où de nombreux artistes ont élu domicile ces dernières années, l’évènement se déroulera sur deux jours, les 17 et 18 avril 2009.
Le vendredi 17 avril, de 17h à 21h, est prévu le vernissage avec un cocktail de présentation du groupe. Les créations des participants seront exposées dès le vendredi.

Le samedi 18 avril, de 11h à 18h, les participants exposeront/présenteront leurs créations à la vente. Plusieurs animations sont prévues (démonstrations, soins, maquillage, musique…)

10% des ventes de chaque exposant seront prélevés au profit de l'association l'Entraide Française dont la mission est d’apporter à nos compatriotes résidents ou de passage dans la région de New York, un soutien ponctuel pour les aider à faire face à des difficultés passagères.

Pour participer à l’évènement, merci de renvoyer le dossier de candidature à l’adresse email suivante : latelierdesanyses@gmail.com Date limite : 8 mars 2009.

Critères de Sélection

- déjà inscrit(e) ou s’inscrire à l’Accueil NY sur le site : http://www.accueilnewyork.org/Default.asp?Page=49
- faire soi-même les objets exposés. La revente d’objets manufacturés est interdite afin de conserver la qualité et l’identité de l’évènement
- remplir le dossier de candidature et le retourner avant le 8 mars 2009
- amateurs, semi-professionnels et professionnels sont les bienvenus !
- pas de limite de prix pour les objets proposés

Déroulement de l’évènement :

- les participants installeront leurs créations le vendredi 17 avril entre 14h et 16h.
- les participants devront être présents le vendredi pour le vernissage et obligatoirement le samedi 18 de 11h à 18h. En cas d’impossibilité l’un des 2 jours, merci de contacter les organisatrices à : latelierdesanyses@gmail.com
- il est suggéré aux exposants de prévoir une animation / démonstration pour le samedi.
- afin de communiquer sur l’évènement, nous avons crée un blog qui présente le travail de tous les participants. Il est demandé de fournir des photos et un petit texte présentant votre travail (en français et en anglais). Si vous ne pouvez l’écrire en anglais, nous vous aiderons à faire la traduction.
- Participation aux Frais : $20 / exposant. Cette somme couvre les frais de communication de l’évènement, le vernissage.
- Il est demandé aux participants d’apporter le 1er jour, la somme de $25 en billets de $1 et $5 afin de constituer une caisse commune. Cette somme leur sera évidemment rendue à la fin de l’évènement.

but let's go back to "Laughing Child" by Robert Henri painted in 1907

and another one by Frans Hals

Frans Hals (Holland, 1581/85 - 1666)
Laughing Child, circa 1623-1625
Painting, Oil on panel, Diameter: 11 in. (28 cm)
Gift of Varya and Hans Cohn (AC1992.152.144)

Frans Hals Laughing Child

Interesting to have on view the painting by Frans Hals called "The Laughing Child" (1620-25)
and what an interesting exercice of compare and constrast with Robert Henri "Laughing Child" painted in 1907

Sunday, March 1, 2009

About FUTURISM........

Marcel Duchamp (American, born France, 1887-1968; in U.S.A. 1915-18, 1920-23, 1942-68), Nude Descending a Staircase, 1911-12, oil on canvas, 58 x 35 inches, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA. Sometimes called Cubo-Futurist, so also see Cubism, as well as the Armory Show of 1913, in which this painting was highly controversial.

Source: Artlex

Futurism or futurism
- A modern art movement originating among Italian artists in 1909, when Filippo Marinetti's first manifesto of futurism appeared, until the end of World War I.

Futurism was a celebration of the machine age, glorifying war and favoring the growth of fascism.
Futurist painting and sculpture were especially concerned with expressing movement and the dynamics of natural and man-made forms.

Some of these ideas, including the use of modern materials and technique, were taken up later by Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968), the cubists, and the constructivists.

How to describe Cubism in a few sentences.....

Check the source of this post ARTLEX referenced on the left side in "websites about Art"

Cubism or cubism - One of the most influential art movements (1907-1914) of the twentieth century, Cubism was begun by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1882-1973) and Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963) in 1907. They were greatly inspired by African sculpture, by painters Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) and Georges Seurat (French, 1859-1891), and by the Fauves.

In Cubism the subject matter is broken up, analyzed, and reassembled in an abstracted form. Picasso and Braque initiated the movement when they followed the advice of Paul Cézanne, who in 1904 said artists should treat nature "in terms of the cylinder, the sphere and the cone."

There were three phases in the development of Cubism: Facet Cubism, Analytic Cubism, and Synthetic Cubism.

After fauvist beginnings, Braque went with Raoul Dufy in 1908 on a trip to l'Estaque, a place often painted by Cézanne. They produced a series of landscapes with simplified forms and a limited variety of colors. The controversy surrounding their exhibition at the Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler Gallery brought Cubism its name. In effect, the art critic Louis Vauxcelles described the works in this way: "M. Braque scorns form and reduces everything, sites, figures and houses, to geometric schemas and cubes."

The break with homogeneous form was completed the following year. Braque and Picasso's similar compositions are broken into planes with open edges, sliding into each other while denying all depth. Color is reduced to a gray-tan cameo, applied uniformly in small brushstrokes creating vibrations of light. The interpenetration of the forms lends these paintings a previously unknown aspect of continuity and density. Withdrawing before the abstract and hermetic character of this new space, Braque and Picasso brought recognizable illusionistic features back into their paintings during their stay in Céret, from 1911 to 1913. They used letters, fragments of words, musical notes, then significant material elements: sand or sawdust which create relief, and tend to make the picture more physically an object.

Color returned in force in 1912, in parallel to the creation of the "papiers collés" — collages. Creating a simple geometric armature and pieces of glued paper with trompe l'oeil patterns imitating wood, marble or newsprint, then introducing "already made" elements (musical scores, tobacco packets or playing cards), the "papiers collés" definitively dissociate color and form. Picasso, then Henri Laurens would create construction pieces from ordinary materials, cut out and assembled into colored geometric planes, where empty and full spaces combine to sketch out the forms.

Although the war of 1914-19 ended Picasso and Braque's collaboration, the cubist core group remained active until the 1920s, through the explorations of Braque, Matisse, Laurens, Lipchitz and Fernand Léger, whose geometric world and abstractly organized canvases with their contrasting, dynamic forms owe almost everything to the pioneering breakthroughs of Cézanne, Braque and Picasso.

and also about the EIGHT..........

Robert Henri (born Robert Henry Cozad) (American, 1865-1929), The Masquerade Dress, 1911, oil on canvas, 76 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches (194.2 x 92 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Source:ARTLEX on the eight: ( http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/e/theeight.html)

The Eight- A group of American painters who united to oppose various traditions upheld by the National Academy. They exhibited together only once — in 1908, but the effect of their gesture was to strengthen the advance of modernism in the United States. The Eight included five painters associated with the Ashcan school: Robert Henri (1865-1929), George Luks (1867-1933), William Glackens (1870-1938), John Sloan (1871-1951), and Everett Shinn (1876-1953), along with Maurice Prendergast (1859-1924), Ernest Lawson (1873-1939), and Arthur Bowen Davies (1862-1928).

again about "the EIGHT"

Robert Henri (1865-1929) The Failure of Sylvester, c. 1914 oil on canvas Museum Purchase through the bequest of Anita Bevill McMichael Stallworth Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

SOURCE: Past Exhibit in 2009 at the Cheekwood(http://www.cheekwood.org/Art/Exhibitions.aspx)

March 8 - June 15

Celebrating the anniversary of the group’s famous 1908 exhibition at Macbeth Galleries in New York, the exhibition will include representative work by all members of the original Eight: Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan.

On February 3, 1908, Macbeth Galleries in New York opened a show of works by eight living American artists that became the talk of the town. Thousands of visitors crowded into the galleries, even lining up outside in the morning to get in, all trying to catch a glimpse of paintings by Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Maurice B. Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan. When the show closed on February 19, The Eight, as they soon came to be known, had become a minor sensation.

The Eight successfully staged an independent group show and launched the modern ritual of artistic rebellion in twentieth-century America. In the past, artists submitted their works to academic juries and experts before the public got a chance to see them. The Eight did away with the established hierarchy and sought a direct channel to
reach audiences and market their work. They deliberately garnered the attention of the press which helped them orchestrate their exhibition as a media event. This form of independent group exhibition became a hallmark of modern art.

2008 marks the centennial of the 1908 show and is an appropriate occasion to revisit The Eight, a milestone in the history of American art. Like many other group exhibitions that formed in the course of the twentieth century, The Eight was a temporary gathering of artists that
soon dissolved. But it was also unique and historically important, in that the group included artists who worked in such disparate styles. Unlike other independent modern movements, The Eight did not pursue an exclusive program or aesthetic. After one hundred years, the group still stands out as a fascinating chapter in the history of modern art in America.

Art and Pillows...........save the date Thursday March 5th

Hi All -

for those who want to come back, for those who could not join us last week, here's another round of great cocktails, beautiful pillows and delicate jewelery
Invitation is enclosed and we hope to see you all on Thursday March 5th !
You can also check my new Pillows' collection here: http://www.sylvie-pillows.com/pillows/far-east/198

All the best,
(917) 349 7959

also at the Armory Show.....

A Message from the Gallery CANADA Lower East Side:
Phone: 212-925-4631
Hours: Wed - Sun 12-6

We are pleased to announce our participation in The Armory Show 2009 with new work by Matt Connors
Pier 94, Booth 962
March 5 - 8, 2009