Friday, January 27, 2012

sae the date

foire européenne exclusivement dédiée au dessin contemporain, a su en 5 ans 
montrer la place importante du dessin dans l’expression des artistes
« Lieu de rencontre pour les collectionneurs avertis qui peuvent acquérir
 des œuvres 
rares d’artistes reconnus dont les dessins sont peu montrés ailleurs.
 Lieu de découverte
 pour les jeunescollectionneurs qui peuvent enfin accéder à des pièces originales d’artistes 
émergents ! Lieu de contactsprivilégié entre galeristes, artistes, collectionneurs, 
institutionnels et amateurs d’art contemporain, cettefoire a su en quelques années
 s’imposer comme un rendez‐vous incontournable du calendrier de l’artcontemporain. »
Fort de ce constat et de sa nécessité, DRAWING NOW PARIS I 
LE SALON DU DESSIN CONTEMPORAIN revient, pour sa 6e édition,
au Carrousel du Louvre, du jeudi 29 mars au dimanche 1er avril 2012, et 
proposera toute la diversité du dessin contemporain avec
 plus de 80 galeries internationales.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

message de l'accueil de NEW YORK

Bien Chers Membres, L’AnyMag a lancé un concours photo avec une remise de prix prévue initialement le 20 janvier 2012. Nous avons rencontré des difficultés indépendantes à notre volonté, notamment liées à la qualité insuffisante de certaines photos, ainsi qu’au manque de temps des participants afin de solutionner le problème. Nous vous présentons nos excuses pour le désagrément occasionné et vous remercions de votre compréhension. La bonne nouvelle, c’est que LE CONCOURS EST RE-OUVERT !!!
Nous vous invitons à bien lire ce qui suit :
CONCOURS PHOTO : organisé par l'équipe AnyMag et validé par les membres du bureau. Rappel des conditions de participation avec modifications conformes aux suggestions faites par les membres eux-mêmes > Le concours est à présent destiné aux seuls amateurs Rappel des Thèmes proposés au choix : Lumières, Contrastes, Couleur(s) 1 ou 2 photos maximum par personne, membre de l’ANY et auteur de la /des photo(s)
Adresse d’envoi : ,......... consulter le site accueil NEW YORK

Movie night @LFNY next date is february 1: Race to Nowhere

@ the LYCEE FRANCAIS de New York

Movie Nights

Our film series features the latest French and francophone movies, often in advance screenings, and reflects the vitality of the cinema of France, regarded by most as the birthplace of the art. Generally presented on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lycée Auditorium, movies are free.
Upcoming Cinema Calendar
Save the dates:
January 11, 2012
February 1, 2012
March 7, 2012
April 11, 2012
Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30pm: Movie Night - Race to Nowhere 
This program is subject to change. Please check our website frequently for updates. For all reservations, tickets, or questions, please contact the reception desk at (212) 369-1400.
Cultural Center programs are made possible in part through generous donations. If you would like to support the Cultural Center and ensure that it continues to offer outstanding programs, please contact the Development Office at (212) 439-3850.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

opening reception Wenesday, february 8 2012 in NEW ROCHELLE

Dear Laurence,

Please join us at the opening reception of transFORM's latest Art Showcase: 
Alive With Color!  Sponsored by Westchester Magazine and transFORM Gallery.

Meet featured New York artists Ruth Epstein and Nancy Nikkal, who will be exhibiting their extensive works, and speaking with the public and media.   

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 
Time: 6-9pm
Location: transFORM, New Rochelle NY

For more information:  914.500.1148

Enjoy a glass of wine, wonderful appetizers, stimulating conversation and of course, the wonderful artwork!


at the Guggenheim..if you missed Cattelan, the date for Chamberlain

All ramps and additional galleries of the museum are currently closed due to the installation of John Chamberlain:Choices, opening on February 24. The admission price is reduced at this time, and advance tickets are not available. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


AFP | Publié le 23 décembre 2011
Huit fresques murales créées en 1931 par le peintre mexicain Diego Rivera (1886-1957) pour le Musée d'Art moderne de New York (MoMa) y sont de nouveau réunies, 80 ans plus tard, au sein d'une exposition qui se tient jusqu'en mai


Monday, January 23, 2012

Chelsea Galleries: Just opened:

On view @ PACE GALLERY 510 west 25th Street

Jean Dubuffet: The Last Two Years Jan 20, 2012 - Mar 10, 2012

An exhibition featuring nearly twenty works from the final two bodies of work by Jean Dubuffet, who died in 1985. In 1983 Dubuffet unleashed an extended color palette across the canvas, removing the borders and a representational reference point. From February 1983 to February 1984, the artist painted the Mires, or “Test Patterns,” exclusively, meant to evoke in viewers a visceral reaction that might rid the mind of the teachings of culture and tradition so as to see with a naked eye. Dubuffet entitled his final series Non-Lieux, a legal term meaning neither guilty nor innocent—in effect, “no verdict.”


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another answer...or question...

How is the Fountain in Lyon related to The Statue of Liberty???
Answer: Bartholdi...
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (French pronunciation: [fʁedeʁik ogyst baʁtɔldi]) (2 August 1834, ColmarHaut-Rhin – 4 October 1904) was a French sculptor who is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty.

1892 : Fontaine Bartholdi, on the Place des Terreaux, in Lyon, France.

Friday, January 20, 2012


The American Folk Art Museum, which vacated its building next to MoMA last year and moved to a smaller storefront near Lincoln Center due to financial difficulties, is “reasonably secure” after selling the building on West 53rd Street and receiving contributions of about $3.5 million.
The news comes from Bloomberg Businessweek, which spoke to Monty Blanchard, the museum’s volunteer president:
“We’re committed to operating on a break-even basis for the indefinite future,” he told them.
The museum sold its building to MoMA for $31.2 million. They occupy their current space rent-free. The museum’s acting director, Linda Dunne, told Bloomberg, “The plus side of selling our building is that we are debt-free.”
Yesterday was the museum’s 50th anniversary.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Can you guess the location of this picture?

The answer is

this window (post January 15 -2012 ..) was taken in Hyeres from the window of
Corinne Pouget tapissiere decoratrice,
d'un siege a l'autre

D'un siège à l'autre, atelier de tapisserie, spécialiste du siège ancien. Confection de rideaux, voilages, découpe de mousse, confection de housses de coussin, large choix de tringles, vente de sièges anciens... Vous découvrirez sur notre site une partie des collections des éditeurs les plus prestigieux. N'hésitez à venir nous visiter. L'atelier se trouve à Hyères en direction de la Villa Noailles à côté du théatre Denis dans le centre villle.

A bientôt dans notre atelier.
Corinne Pouget
En voici une autre qui reste me preferee

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

last week for Maurizio Cattelan @ the Guggenheim


........"In total, the installation looks like a mass execution, and constitutes, for its duration, an overarching, tragic artwork in its own right."


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sotheby's Institute of Art JANUARY 2012 

Old Master Paintings: The Legal Landscape
New York Day Course: Tuesday, January 24


 In recent years countless important Old Master Paintings that were seized during World War II have been restituted to the families that once owned them. This course will focus on the legal landscape and behind-the-scenes stories of some of the treasured paintings which are featured in the upcoming Old Master Paintings auction. Cultural property lawyer and art historian Frank Lord will provide first-hand knowledge of the restitution of some of these important works, with particular attention being paid to paintings from the Jacques Goudstikker Collection. The morning lecture will be followed by a special preview of the sale.

Old Master Paintings: The Legal Landscape 
Date: Tuesday, January 24
Times: 10:00-12:00pm Lecture; 1:00-2:00pm Auction Preview
Location: Sotheby’s Auction House, 1334 York Avenue
Course Fee: $295

Online Registration
Click here to register now and pay online. Payment by credit card only.

Phone/Fax Registration
Click here to download registration form and payment information.

Further Information
For further information or questions about Public Programs, please email Matthew Stewart, Program Assistant, at publicprogramsNY@sothebysinstitute.comTel: +1 212.517.3929

Friday, January 13, 2012

A message from Sculpture Center NY about LUCKY DRAW


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lucky Draw - a one of a kind art raffle - guarantees that each and every ticket holder walks home with a work of art! This fast-paced one night event offers first time and seasoned collectors access to artworks by top emerging and established talent. All proceeds benefit SculptureCenter.

On Site Previews
Monday April 2, 12pm-6pm
Tuesday April 3, 12pm-6pm

Wednesday, April 4
12pm: Preview
6pm: Reception
7:30pm: The Draw

Online artwork preview begins Friday, March 23!

Order of selection determined by random drawing.

Tickets $500 each or $1350 for three. You may purchase tickets online or by calling Frederick Janka at 718.361.1750 x 117.

save the date Biennale a the date +.appel a commissaire....

 8e BNL MTL 2013, qui se tiendra du 1er au 31 mai 2013.

Read more

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lu in France Amerique

80 ans après, les muraux de Diego Rivera sont de retour au MoMa de New York

Huit fresques murales créées en 1931 par le peintre mexicain Diego Rivera (1886-1957) pour le Musée d'Art moderne de New York (MoMa) y sont de nouveau réunies, 80 ans plus tard, au sein d'une exposition qui se tient jusqu'en mai.23 décembre 2011
Celle-ci rend hommage à l'extraordinaire aventure de Rivera et du MoMa au début du siècle dernier : peindre sur place et en un laps de temps très court une série d'oeuvres destinées à être le clou d'une rétrospective de l'artiste. "Ses muraux, par définition fixes, étaient impossibles à transporter pour l'exposition. Afin de résoudre ce problème, le musée avait fait venir Rivera à New York six semaines avant l'inauguration de l'exposition, lui fournissant un studio improvisé", explique le MoMa sur son site internet, à propos de la rétrospective de 1931. C'était la deuxième fois que le MoMa organisait une rétrospective, après celle dédiée au peintre français Henri Matisse.
Avec ses deux assistants, Rivera créa ainsi cinq "muraux amovibles" commémorant des épisodes de l'histoire du Mexique. Après l'inauguration de l'exposition, l'artiste réalisa trois autres oeuvres inspirées de New York, avec des images monumentales de la ville. L'exposition qui dura cinq semaines enregistra des nivaux records de fréquentation, selon le MoMa, qui souligne qu'à l'époque Diego Riviera "jouissait déjà d'une renommée internationale".
Parmi les cinq fresques murales sur l'histoire du Mexique, on trouve celle intitulée "Zapata líder agrario", où l'on voit le dirigeant révolutionnaire près d'un cheval blanc guider des paysans rebelles, tandis qu'un propriétaire terrien gît mort à ses pieds. Diego Rivera, qui épousa l'artiste mexicaine Frida Kahlo, était connu, tout comme elle, pour ses engagements politiques marqués à gauche.
L'exposition intitulée "Muraux pour le Musée d'Art moderne" comprend aussi des dessins, esquisses et archives liés au passage de Diego Rivera à New York entre 1931 et 1932.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Art Scene In MONTREAL in 2007? has it changed a lot?

by Walter Robinson
Downtown Montreal is a pleasant mix of skyscrapers, good restaurants and funky storefronts, with plenty of young people, thanks to the presence of McGill University, and a reputation as Canada’s Sin City, thanks to a liberal attitude towards strip clubs. The downtown scene includes several museums and galleries as well. All this leads Claude Gosselin, longtime director of the Biennale de Montréal, May 10-July 8, 2007 -- more about this below -- to boost the city as the country’s artistic capital.
Currently at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal is "Once upon a Time Walt Disney: Sources of Inspiration for the Disney Studios," Mar. 8-June 24, 2007. Though the show is being sold as a big bunch of Mousketeering fun, in fact it’s a historical investigation into the artistic roots of Disney’s imagination, comparing his early cartoons to the Expressionist films of Fritz Lang and ending up with DestinoSalvador Dalí’s Disney collaboration from 1943 (which was only finally assembled and released in 2003).
Less than a mile away is the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, currently boasting "Bruce Nauman," May 26-Sept. 3, 2007, a touring show of neons organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum complemented by a retrospective selection of video and films, organized by curatorSandra Grant Marchand, plus the artist’s new room-sized One Hundred Fish Fountain (2005). The array of 97 suspended bronze fish in seven different forms, all spouting streams of water into a large, square provisional pool, the fountain -- owned by the Sender Collection -- is noisy, odd and a little nightmarish, like a lot of Nauman’s work.
The permanent collection also has its rewards, especially to the extent that it suggests a parallel art history, following familiar paths but with local practitioners. Thus, down in the lobby, the museum displays two new acquisitions, recent paintings by Montreal artist Dil Helebrand (b. 1974) and Vancouverite Étienne Zack (b. 1976), that look like they might come from the Leipzig School.
Similarly, in a gallery upstairs is an eye-popping installation of Op Art from the mid-1960s by Yves GaucherClaude TousignantJacques Hurtubise and Guido Molinari, not the usual lineup. Interesting, too, is the way that the curator has contrasted these brightly colored, precisely done paintings with several dark, primitivist sculptures in wood and metal. Also on view nearby is a 1991 painting by the late Larry Rivers with stenciled words giving a French vocabulary lesson (c’est le nez!).
But the energizing event for the local art scene at present is the fifth "Biennale de Montreal," which was organized by Wayne Baerwaldt, former director of the Power Plant in Toronto and now head of the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at theAlberta College of Art and Design. Titled "Crack in the Sky," the show is installed at five different sites, notably the École Bourget, a former school building, and the Parisian Laundry, a beautiful two-storied loft-like structure of dark brick and industrial clerestory windows that is about three kilometers away.
Baerwaldt has given the show a strong Canadian complexion, reaching across the country to include artists from its far-flung and divergent provinces, often enlisting the help of local curators. The approach seems fairly progressive; apparently Montreal often plays in contrast to the ROC, that is, the rest of Canada.
In his selections, Baerwaldt reveals a taste for stage sets and dioramas. Among the participating Canadian artists are Graeme Patterson (b. 1980), whose impressive, large scale models of buildings from a Saskatchewan ghost town fills the ground floor of the Parisian Laundry, and David Hoffos (b. 1966), whose illusionistic nighttime dioramas, viewed through holes in a wall and enlivened with projected video figures, are marvels of verisimilitude.
Kent Monkman, an artist who was born in Winnipeg in 1965, makes drawings, photographs, paintings and installations that are witty mash-ups of 19th-century views of what Canadians call "First Nation" culture (i.e., Native Americans) with a comic gay sensibility, notably through burlesques involving a character Monkman has named Miss Chief Eagle Testickle.
The biennale also includes muscular drawings narrating Eskimo life by Annie Pootoogook, an Inuit who is also included in Documenta 12, and drawings by Paul P., who was born in Ontario, narrating a homoerotic Arcadian fantasy.
The "electroclash" musician known as Peaches, whose underground hit is titled Fuck the Pain Away (and who performed on the beach last December as part of the festivities at Art Basel Miami Beach), contributed a kind of mini-Quonset-hut structure of fur, lined on the inside with bras, underwear and other fetish items that fans had thrown on stage during her performances. Visitors to the show could crawl inside and watch a video of a Peaches "fandemonium."
Out-of-towners include the Irish artist Theo Sims(b. 1969), who has created a perfect, life-size replica of an Irish pub as part of the show, andVirgil Marti, who contributes two hanging screens of gilded bones made of cast resin. Downstairs in the basement of the École Bourget is playing a new ten-minute film by the Danish artist Jesper Just. Titled A Vicious Undertow, the black-and-white movie tells an allusive and mournful tale of forsaken love, with no dialogue other than whistling. The soundtrack includes an evocative new arrangement of songs by the Clash and theMoody Blues, notably Knights in White Satin.
Another highlight of the biennale is an exhibition of works by David Altmejd, who was born in Montreal but now lives in London, at the Galerie de L’UQAM -- a show given added interest by Altmejd’s selection for the Canadian pavilion at the forthcoming 52nd Venice Biennale. Altmejd’s elaborate neo-Goth constructions are undeniably weird -- sort of like Alberto Giacometti’s 1933Palace at 4 A.M. with added hair and mirrors and fur and plastic flowers and crystals.
One of the most recent works at L’UQAM, The Hunter (2006), is a kind of large hollow skull shape, inset with mirrored cubes and boxes, adorned with taxidermied squirrels, pine cones and oak tree branches, as well as odds and ends of leatherman regalia.
Time was growing short, but I had an hour or so to dash through the "Belgo," a funky five-story building on Rue Sainte-Catherine filled with commercial galleries, artist co-ops and artist’s studios. Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain has some alluring monochrome watercolors of "hunting scenes" by the aforementioned Kent Monkman, a nude chief in high heels sitting on a nag, for instance. The watercolors are $3,800 Canadian.
Galerie SAS is featuring, with the assistance ofElle Quebec and Lancôme Paris, among others, an exhibition called "Mille Femmes Montreal de Maraval," an impressive collection of portraits of women looking rather flirty, since they’re all photographed looking over one shoulder, as if turning to smile at a wolf whistle!
At La Galerie B-312, the artist Randall Anderson has done an installation featuring a wall covered with randomly arranged bright sheets of paper and a striding statue of a kind of white golem, constituted of fluttering paper pieces himself. Not dissimilar to Umberto Boccioni’s classic 1913 bronze, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, Anderson’s figure is titled Zoom! The price is $12,000 Canadian.
And at Galerie René Blouin is an exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Patrick Coutu, who seems to take some of his inspiration from the strangely gemlike forms of coral. One marquee piece, titled Chute, is made of aqua-toned cement and resembles a large upside-down branch dripping icicles or moss. The price of Chute is $12,000 Canadian.
Artist-run nonprofits are a strong force in Canadian art, and the Belgo building contains the headquarters of several. One is a 22-year old center for emerging artists called Skol -- the name is derived from that Scandinavian drinking toast, and represents the significant role that "celebratory cheer" plays in the group’s activities. Another sign of the anti-commercial approach, perhaps, is the guest book by Matthieu Lefévrethat has with pages of black paper, so that any signatures are next to invisible.
On view in the gallery is a sprawling group exhibition of about 90 works on paper, photos and other things that can be pinned to the wall. The result of an open call for proposals and a yearlong "collective construction," the show is designed as an investigation of "expressions of individual impulses and a testament to the source and origin of all artistic projects. It is titled "As If All Were Well."

WALTER ROBINSON is editor of Artnet Magazine.

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Lyonnais d'ailleurs... Parisiens a vos agendas

Chers Amis Lyonnais de Paris,
Vous trouverez, en pièce jointe, une invitation à nous rejoindre le
jeudi 2 février 2012, de 18 heures à 21 heures
pour une une manifestation qui aura pour thème: 

A la galerie JOYCE
Jardins du Palais Royal
168 galerie Valois. 75001 Paris

Nous vous remercions par avance de nous faire part de votre participation -accompagné(e) ou non- par retour de ce mail ou par téléphone au 01 44 39 45 62
Dans l'attende du plaisir de vous retrouver bientôt, nous vous adressons nos amicales salutations.
La Délégation parisienne du Grand Lyon
2 Rue de Villersexel, Paris 7e (métro Solférino)
Tél. : 01 44 39 45 67

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

PROMENADE des Artistes SAVE THE DATE and/or Register...

PROMENADE DES ARTISTES du Westchester Accueil

4 et 5 mai 2012

Vous êtes Artiste ou Créateur,

Vous désirez faire connaître vos œuvres et contribuer à une action caritative.

Participez à la Promenade des Artistes du Westchester Accueil !

Renvoyez le dossier de candidature ci-joint  avant le 3 février 2012, à l’adresse suivante :

Récapitulatif du dossier à envoyer à Jovana Gobin:
o   fiche de candidature remplie, (A télécharger ici)
o   photo d'une œuvre,
o   charte de la Promenade des artistes signée, (A télécharger ici)
o   un chèque à l’ordre du Westchester Accueil de $ 40 pour les membres du Westchester Accueil ou d’Accueil New York ($80 pour les non-membres).

L'espace d'exposition étant limité, le nombre d'exposants l'est aussi. La sélection se fera le 9 février à partir des dossiers complets.

Pour plus de renseignements, contactez Jovana Gobin :

Jovana Gobin

6 Cayuga Trail

Harrison, NY 10528


En savoir plus...

La Promenade des Artistes, organisée par le Westchester Accueil, permet à ses membres et à ceux de l'Accueil New York de présenter leur travail dans leur domaine (artistique ou artisanal). Elle se déroule sur deux jours, traditionnellement au début du mois de mai, à Larchmont ou Mamaroneck.

 Des maisons, regroupées dans un même quartier, sont ouvertes bénévolement aux artistes pour leur permettre d’exposer et de vendre leurs créations.

 Chacun doit s’adapter à un espace limité, aménagé selon ses besoins, en apportant chevalets, tréteaux, éclairages ou autre, après validation auprès de l’équipe organisatrice qui est l’intermédiaire entre les exposants et les maîtresses de maison. La convivialité et la bonne humeur sont l’essence de la Promenade des Artistes.

Une quinzaine de jours avant l’évènement, un café permet aux exposants et aux maîtresses de maison de se rencontrer.

La participation demandée à chaque exposant finance la publicité faite par annonces dans les journaux locaux, affiches et édition de cartons d’invitation. Les exposants sont invités à faire connaitre l’évènement en diffusant les cartons ou en utilisant leurs propres canaux de communication.

Les exposants s’engagent à reverser 15% des bénéfices de leurs ventes et des commandes prises pendant la Promenade au profit d’associations caritatives choisies par le Westchester Accueil.

Un carnet à souches est remis à chacun pour faciliter la comptabilité de la Promenade.

Un website Promenade des Artistes permet de présenter l’événement ainsi que les artistes et créateurs qui y participent.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Quoi de neuf a SIngapore....

We present this elephant in its full strength and glory as a metaphor, embodying the might of "New Asia", representing the global shift from West to East with the emergence of the powerful forces of China and India. The elephant has been symbolically split into two halves, each side representing China and India respectively; Mao and Gandhi, being the two major icons of each of these nations, are seen to be initiating a narrative of what challenges New Asia faces as it marches ahead ruling the 21st century. This elephant embodies an enthusiasm for our New Asia and our modern world and I hope it shall be a very colorful and somewhat thought provoking part of the first ever Asian installation of The Elephant Parade in Singapore.

Painted by
Ketna Patel
Exhibited in: 
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