Two Quotes on Art

Art world, ivory tower, control tower,
art control, wheeler-dealers world
Art words, world, art critics, art critters
World of business-before-pleasure and vice versa
Living art, living-it-down world
Whorls, whirls, wholes, parts,
Painting is more than the scum of its pots.
Can't you tell your impasto from a holy ground?
Holy smoke

-Ad Reinhardt

The challenge is how to rediscover the act of seeing in this desperate age of speed and information, how to slow down and regain consciousness, and how to enter the world once again with an open mind and a new version of what the future may hold with the prospect that it may actually benefit our lives.

-Robert C. Morgan

Olafur Eliasson is Closing Soon

See it if you haven't. See it again if you have. It gets better every time.

Stop by...

Robert Therrien at Gagosian Gallery...the one at 555 W24th St.

Make sure you go to the back room.

Go and see...for your own good....

Damien Hirst's "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living"

It's at the Met in the Modern Art wing. Right now.

Yoko Ono's "Touch Me"

Yoko Ono's interactive pieces at Gallery Lelong in Chelsea are a fun and engaging exercise in community artmaking. Think of the days when you and your elementary school class all made one patch of a quilt...

The exhibition is extended through June 7th...



Cast across a kitchen floor, dark and distinct,
The shadow skirts two table legs to catch
The cook, the cat, and the corner cupboard unawares.
Up the far wall it climbs, covering the bricks
And the breaks between them,
Moving close, ever closer
To where you stand,
Waiting, watching,
Poised to shoot!

-"The Shadow Masters"

Fred Sandback

Fred Sandback creates sculptures that define and explore space using elastic cord and yarn.

Richard Serra

Look at...

Anthony McCall creates sculpture with light by using film projectors and fog machines in darkened rooms. He has been doing this since 1973.

Anish Kapoor at Barbara Gladstone and ICA

If you are lucky enough to be in New York or Boston over the next few weeks, check out the Anish Kapoor shows. One is up now at Barbara Gladstone Gallery and the other is going up on the 30th at ICA Boston.

It is highly reccommended...

Olafur Eliasson