Monday, August 31, 2009

Save the date September 22nd and after.......for

SEPT 22 | The Museum of Chinese in America
After being cramped in a 2,000-square-foot space in New York's Chinatown for the past 30 years, MoCA is moving into a spacious new 14,000-square-foot property designed by Maya Lin, the mastermind behind Washington D.C.'s Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Supported by the likes of director Ang Lee, playwright David Henry Hwang and architect I.M. Pei, the $8.1 million project hopes to establish itself as a cultural center that documents the history of Chinese immigrants in the United States.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Save the date: Crossing the Line 2009 @ the FIAF

OPENS september 11th

Special Invitation: Workshops with French Choreographers Sept 11

Opening Celebration! Le Bal NYC Sept 12

Omnivore New York Sept 13

Marie Maillard: Wall 0909 Thru Sept 26

Check the program on internet:

What is Crossing the Line?
Crossing the Line is FIAF’s annual fall festival, conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of transdisciplinary artists working in France and New York City. Initiated, conceived, and produced by FIAF (the French Institute Alliance Française) in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions, the third annual edition of this inter-disciplinary contemporary arts festival further develops its focus on artists who are transforming cultural practices on both sides of the Atlantic. Over three intensive weeks this fall—whether by performing shopping, watching sounds, composing films, or reading movements—audiences will join in exploring and tasting a unique collection of outstanding new works and experiences, and discovering new revelations from each of these extraordinary artists.

Friday, August 28, 2009

What's going on with september 24th ?


Thursday, SEPTEMBER 24

The Art Show and Sale is open at no charge
to the public 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Woman’s Club of White Plains
305 Ridgeway, White Plains
Ticket holders are invited to the Art Show & Sale following the Concert

The Concert features FASNY alumna, international violinist, and music prodigy, Harriet Langley.
Harriet Langley has appeared with Yo-Yo Ma, and was the only youth invited to perform
at the commemoration of the first anniversary of September 11.
Don’t miss this exclusive performance!
Concert tickets:
Adult $55, Youth $35 (age 10-18), 7:30 p.m. ***

The Wine Tasting, sponsored by AOC Fine Wines, follows the Concert at 9:00 p.m.

***With each ticket purchased you are automatically eligible for the raffle drawing for a two-night stay at the exclusive Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita, listed in “The Leading Small Hotels of the World” and situated on Cancun’s famed Riviera Maya (Valid through December 22, 2009 and is subject to availability and restrictions)
or a drawing for dinner for 4 at Peking Duck House in mid-town Manhattan.

New Parent Welcome Meeting, Catch-up Coffees, Café de Rentrée, Newcomers' Luncheons,
or contact Anna Cuneo for tickets at or 914-250-0409 by September 18th.

All proceeds directly benefit French-American School of New York

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Save the date: Opening September 24, 6-8 pm

TAI/Exhibits presents Pauline Galiana,
September through November 2009.
Opening September 24, 6-8 pm
at the TAI Group, 150 w 30th st, 14th floor
Viewing by appointment only,
contact: Mark Mistretta, 212 924 8888 ext 160
and at

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SAVE the DATE for "BACK to LMNY"

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17th 2009 8:00am to 10:00 am for a WELCOME BACK coffee Morning

Let's get together @ my home
and then for those who are ready to start the visits,..
let's go SOMEWHERE in WESTCHESTER........Surprise Surprise,...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

save the date: Touched by Design Show Sept 18-20

this is my first year showing in Ossining
3 days...Meet me there..........or See you there

Fri, Sept. 18
5pm - 9pm
Sat, Sept. 19
12 noon – 8 pm
Sun, Sept. 20
12 noon – 6 pm
Friday night benefit:
Opening night will be held in support of the Northern Westchester Shelter, a save haven
for victims of domestic violence. A $10 donation to the shelter is suggested per guest.
55 Van Cortlandt Ave
Ossining NY
914 945 0706

Monday, August 24, 2009

Corinne THomas's Show: Appearances Save the date September 5th for the Opening ...

Mamaroneck Artists' Guild
126 Larchmont Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538
914 834 1117
Corinne Thomas
« Appearances »
Sept.1 – sept.19, 2009
Join us for the opening reception
Saturday, Sept.5th, 5.00-7.00 pm
Gallery hours : Tuesday - saturday
12.00-5.00 pm
and by appointment

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Published on French Morning News : Harlem in Montmartre on Channel 13

Harlem in Montmartre

12 août 2009
Auteur(e) :
Morgane Guirriec
Diffusé sur la chaîne Thirteen le 26 août prochain, le documentaire « Harlem in Montmartre » raconte comment le Jazz s’est emparé de la capitale française.
James Reese Europe, Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, Bricktop, Eugene Bullard, Django Reinhardt… tous ces grands noms du Jazz se retrouvés dans le Paris de l’entre deux guerres.

Tout a commencé avec l’arrivée de soldats noirs américains en France. Venus soutenir leurs alliés européens dans l’effort de guerre, nombreux sont ceux qui décident de rester en France. En proie à l’injustice de la ségrégation dans pays leur d’origine, ils échappent ainsi à la brutalité des lois racistes américaines. Ils s’installent à Montmartre.

« Les Français ont été les premiers à respecter le jazz », explique Charles Hobson, producteur de Vanguard Documentaries. En effet, le charme opère dès que les premières notes de Jazz se font entendre dans le quartier …Cette nouvelle musique envoûte peu à peu les habitants de la Butte.

Harlem in Montmartre : a Paris Jazz Story diffusé le 26 août à 8:00pm sur Thirteen dans la série Great Performances

Friday, August 21, 2009

Speaking of art and words.........

Written by Ivan Stromer
Saturday, 15 August 2009 03:18

LONDON.- Beaux Arts presents an exhibition of artist David Spiller’s new work. A product of London’s 1960s’ art school scene, Spiller’s colourful re-invention of the American Pop aesthetic is grounded in an instinctual use of colour and a keen eye and ear for the lyrical phrases and comic book ephemera of popular culture. Soulful, honest, emotive and bold, David Spiller’s paintings demonstrate a powerful sense of the connection between art, music, text, colour and memory. His canvases use fragments of lyrics to appeal to each viewer’s personal history and spell out a new poetry of Pop. Never sentimental but full of sentiment, his work is both uplifting and profoundly engaging through its quotation of love songs and plain avowal of fun. Sometimes a single work will contain lyrics from disparate groups and musicians such as U2, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Occasionally he simply quotes a song his mother sang.

Spiller’s studio is always filled with music and the floor is scattered with life-size canvases and stencils. Many of his works are created by laboriously stitching together panels of material. These swatches of colour and text juxtapose to create a pristine whole over which he then graffitis like a child trying to leave his mark. In an age of Hirst and Koon’s assembly line art, Spiller is a welcome old school presence. His skilled draughtsmanship and painstaking processes speak of craft, technical skill and artistic integrity. Every scrawl and drip of paint reminds the viewer that behind each mark is the sweep of a hand or arc of a brush.

Above all Spiller wishes to communicate. By using the collective cultural symbolism of cartoons and the shared heritage of 20th Century music he hopes to reach out to each individual viewer through the universal visual language at his disposal. His spontaneous scribbles and graffiti hint at the frustrations of artistic communication and the struggle to create an image which is honest. ‘I think it is desperation a lot of the time in my work – “What the hell do you do?” You work like a child with a tower of bricks, building this thing, and there comes a point when you want to push it over.’

‘Taking iconic images from popular culture as their starting point, Spiller’s paintings knock these symbols of high kitsch from their art-historical plinths and dredge them through the gutter of urban decay and human longing.’ Jonathan Jones, Modern Painters

Spiller on Spiller
‘I was born in the town of Swanley in the county of Kent in the month of August. My story is; my story… as a gang of boys laying on the top of a haystack looking for a glimpse of a flying saucer… at the cinema with the Marx Brothers, Bugs Bunny, Roy Rogers, Superman and Flash Gordon… laying in a cornfield listening to a skylark… family walks after Sunday lunch… going to school with a hole in the arse of my trousers… trying to keep up with my mum who walked so fast… the green fields, the woods, the ploughed fields… the Flying Scotsman racing by… my story is; your story… a story of love; love found, love lost, love dreamed of, love hoped for, love shared, love the impossible and a longing to be a hero.

Beaux arts specialises in British paintings and sculptures. This gallery is committed to developing the careers and representing emerging artists as well as exhibitioning art of the already acknowledged and established. The directors have been dealing in art since 1971 and representing estates of fine collectors this is a gallery you can trust for the contemporary British Art Market. Visit :

Thursday, August 20, 2009

14 Month membership @the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Offer available through October 11

Enjoy a year of membership plus 2 additionnal months of access and benfits,.............

Upcoming Exhibits
Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction Opens September 17, 2009
Steve Wolfe on Paper September 30-November 29, 2009
Roni Horn aka Roni Horn November 6, 2009-January 24, 2010
Alice Guy Blaché: Cinema Pioneer November 6, 2009-January 24, 2010

********CULINARTISTS*******...SPECIAL FLASH**********

de la part de MICHEL GERARD

Les mots sur les œuvres, les mots dans les œuvres

On ne « voit » pas sans les mots. Les mots accompagnent toujours les images des œuvres dans l’histoire de l’art. On peut dire qu’il n’y a pas d’art sans les mots. Ils commentent chaque œuvre dans les musées : on peut se procurer un audio-guide. Au premier contact, on lit le nom de l’auteur, le titre et la date, ainsi l’œuvre s’inscrit dans une histoire (celle de l’art et l’Histoire). De quelques mots surgit un long texte de mémoire. Un titre peut faire l’histoire. Ainsi le tableau de Monet « Impression, soleil levant » fera le mot impressionnisme avec la dimension symbolique « soleil levant ». Conscients du sens que produisent les mots des artistes ont écrit le titre de l’œuvre sur celle-ci : au-dessus ou au-dessous de la peinture ( par exemple Paul Klee). Plus radicalement des textes, qui ne sont pas des titres, écrits par les artistes dans leurs œuvres donnent un second sens a ces œuvres en les replacant maintenant pour nous dans leur temps. Lorsque nous situons ces mots des artistes dans leur histoire singulière ( juxtaposée à l’histoire de l’art que nous connaissons) nous réalisons combien le sens recherché par les artistes est différent selon les périodes de l’histoire et analyser la relation texte/image de ces œuvres éclaire profondément notre connaissance de l’histoire de l’art ( et l’Histoire en général) et par conséquent notre communication et appréciation des œuvres.

Pour chaque réunion, comme à l’habitude, je préparerai et distribuerai un jeu de 10 ou 12 photocopies qui nous permettront de mieux approcher le sens qu’elles produisirent en leur temps, celui qu’elles transmettent aujourd’hui avec le recul que nous possédons.

12 rencontres, la journée d’un vendredi à décider.
Rencontres :
1 - Une introduction : les textes juxtaposés/superposés.
2 - L’histoire des ismes ( après Raoul Haussman et Kurt Schwitters).
3 - Cubisme, Expressionisme, Futurisme. Les mots « Ready-made », dans les œuvres,
les mots Manifeste.
4 - Dada. Les mots rébus.
5 - Surréalisme. Les mots-en-valise.
6 - Abstract Expressionism. Les titres comme texte.
7 - Pop Art. Les textes detournés en bulles.
8 - Conceptualisme. Le texte mangeur des images.
9 - Minimalisme. L’espace des mots absents (sous-entendus ).
10 - Neo-expressionisme, Trans-avantgardisme. Texte et images comme citation.
11 - Post-modernisme et la suite. Le texte/image de la narration.
12 - Globalisme. Les mots de l’Autre.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


WHAT would you think of going to Chelsea on Monday evening?

Artists on Artists Lecture Series
Moyra Davey on Louise Bourgeois
Monday, September 14, 2009, 6:30 pm

T.J. Wilcox on Dan Flavin
and the Hudson River School
Monday, November 16, 2009, 6:30 pm

Charline von Heyl on Bruce Nauman
Monday, December 7, 2009, 6:30 pm

Liz Deschenes on Robert Irwin
Monday, December 14, 2009, 6:30 pm

Walid Raad on Bernd and Hilla Becher
Monday, January 11, 2010, 6:30 pm

$6 general, $3 members, students, and seniors
Tickets are available at the lecture. Reservations are recommended.
This series is made possible by support from Art for Art's Sake, New York, the SEA Foundation,
and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Dia Art Foundation
535 West 22nd Street 5th Floor New York
212 989 5566
rsvp or 212 293 5583

Monday, August 10, 2009

What's Neu @ the NEUBERGER Museum of Art

OPENING September 13th

September 13, 2009 - December 13, 2009

The past 40 years have seen changes both in what it means to be British and in conceptions of selfhood and self-portraiture. These changes are addressed in British Subjects which will present nearly 60 works by artists who draw on and depart from the conventions of self-portraiture, delineate new possibilities of self-fashioning and self-representation and visualize new notions of Britishness identity and subjectivity. Works include video, painting and sculpture.


What's Neu? includes a selection of contemporary painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture that have entered the Neuberger Museum of Art's permanent collection over the past five years.

Highlights include Oliver Herring's ethereal sculptures knitted from brightly-colored plastic bags to create a sweater and a cushion; Beverly Semmes' Orange Hole, a monumentally-scaled orange velvet dress that cascades down a wall and onto the floor encircling a terracotta vase; and Taylor McKimens' Truck a large, free-standing, three-dimensional drawing inspired by comic books and Mexican tourist art.

Works by artists Gregory Crewdson, Luis Gispert, Suzanne McClelland, Doug and Mike Starn, and Ryan Trecartin will also be featured.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Felicitations et merci a Clotilde et Alain pour cette escale tres agreable a Lauris
Sans oublier Alice et Athur et Eazy et Mme Mère !
Voila un collage histoire de quoi s'en souvenir..........

Friday, August 7, 2009

save the date for Elizabeth Goldman's Show @ Pelham Art Center

September 11 - October 31, 2009
Opening Reception on Friday September 11th from 6:30 to 8pm

Two exhibitions of abstract painting. A group show of three artists - Brad Fesmire, Lauren Portada and Josh Willis - are inspired by landscape. In the solo exhibition, Elizabeth Goldman's abstract artworks are a hybrid of drawing and painting.

SQUARED OFF: WORKS ON PAPER BY ELIZABETH GOLDMAN is a solo exhibition of abstract artworks that are a hybrid of painting and drawing. It is also the first exhibit to take place in the Art Center's renovated gallery. Paintings/drawings of geometric shapes and lines, composed of layers of charcoal, graphite, acrylic and oil, allude to the gestural surface marks and materials of Abstract Expressionism and the analytical strategies of Minimalism and Process Art. By working in layers, Ms. Goldman allows the work to evolve, creating an almost invisible history with marks and materials. The tension on the canvas comes not from what is seen but what is not seen.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Save the date: Opening Oct 2nd @ ICP

NEW YORK, NY. - The International Center of Photography will present Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, a global survey of today’s most exciting and innovative photography and video art. As ICP’s signature exhibition—and the only one of its kind in America—this year’s Triennial promises to be the most dynamic yet, featuring over 100 recent works by 34 artists from 18 countries. The newly released roster of artists includes such rising stars as Mickalene Thomas, Yto Barrada, Kimsooja, and Thorsten Brinkmann, as well as established artists such as Cindy Sherman, Stan Douglas, and Lorna Simpson. Dress Codes opens to the public on October 2, 2009, at the International Center of Photography (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street), and remains on view through January 17, 2010.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

save the date October 22 2009 @ Sotheby's

NEW YORK, NY.- On October 22, 2009, Sotheby’s will offer for sale Leopold Carl Müller’s rediscovered depiction of A Street Scene, Cairo. The picture will be included in Sotheby’s sale of 19th Century European Art Including Orientalist Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures and is estimated at $600/800,000. The work boasts a spectacular provenance – it was purchased the year it was executed by William Henry Vanderbilt and descended in his family until its sale at Sotheby’s predecessor Parke-Bernet in 1945. Recently discovered in a private collection, its sale this fall represents an opportunity for collectors to compete for a superb work of Orientalist art with an illustrious provenance.

Mexican Authorities Analyze Buying House in Acapulco Where Diego Rivera Painted 5 Murals

Written by Anthony Stephen Beal
Saturday, 29 August 2009 01:59

ACAPULCO.- Mexican authorities are analyzing the purchase of a house with a view to the sea in Acapulco, which is owned by the heirs of collector Dolores Olmedo. The house has walls where Diego Rivera painted five murals. "It is a house located in an extraordinary place in Acapulco, with marvelous murals, by Diego Rivera, which have been restored by experts from the Restoration Center at the Museum of Fine Arts", Fernando Serrano Migallón from CONACULTA said to news agency EFE.

Serrano Migallón considers that the house has a “notable artistic value” due to the murals and the artistic activity that developed there before Diego Rivera died. Serrano considers that it is viable to buy the house and convert it into a cultural center, with didactic activities, entertainment, and concerts.

"To start talking seriously with the owners of the house, three factors have to coincide: the city of Acapulco, the State of Guerrero and the CONACULTA", he explained.

The property, built in the 1940s, known as Exekatlkalli or La Casa de los Vientos (the House of the Winds, has 3.000 square meters and 544 of those are construction.

Diego Rivera was a world-famous Mexican painter, an active Communist, and husband of Frida Kahlo, 1929-1939 and 1940-1954 (her death). Rivera's large wall works in fresco helped establish the Mexican Mural Renaissance. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals in Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. His 1931 retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City was their second.
published Aug 29thin "Art Knowledge News