The second day of PULSE New York brought strong interest in large-scale works, in both the main section and the IMPULSE section of the fair, which remains open throughSunday, May 12 at 7pm. Eric Firestone Gallery (East Hampton, NY) was overcome with action where multiple photographs by hot School of Visual Arts graduate, John Messinger, were sold. His large-scale pieces are made of multiple, individualized sheets of instant film, creating a puzzle-like color field. In addition, large-scale photos by artist Tseng Kwong Chi – a friend and contemporary of Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who documented his friends in their homes and studios –are in high demand, and have been continuously selling in the $15,000-$20,000 range. Continuing the trend of large-scale sales, Susan Eley Fine Art (New York) sold two large paintings by Allison Green for $7,600 each, and at Davidson Contemporary(New York), a large-scale cut paper work by Thomas Witte sold for around $20,000.NIEVES FERNANDEZ (Madrid) also reported strong interest in a set of large drawings byChiharu Shiota, and Galerie Stefan Roepke (Cologne) has had tremendous interest in a huge, 36-panel work by Aitor Ortiz. Action in the IMPULSE section of the fair was also brisk today. Denny Gallery (New York), participating in the gallery’s first fair ever, sold Dwells Among Us, 2011, a large mixed media work by Amanda Valdez for $7,000, as well as a number of small drawings by the artist. Aicon Gallery (New York) also sold a large stainless steel work by Adeela Suleman, estimated around $10,000. Fair favorite Ambreen Butt’s large work constructed of strips of US currency sold to a collector via Carroll and Sons (Boston).
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ElleaimeNY's Blog is the result of the homework Laurence Neron-Bancel does to schedule her visits in cities around the world and during international artfairs, get inspiration for her collages; keep records of artists; an incomplete and arbitrary guide of events in and around Westchester, New York and elsewhere. It is less public than facebook and used as tool for LMCollage and LM Studio, the New artist's residency program just recently launched in Hyeres France If there's an event you'd like considered for inclusion, send your announcement to Laurenceneronbancel@gmail.com
There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.+ I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.Mark ROTHKO