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Markus Linnenbrink at Ameringer McEnery Yohe

Markus Linnenbrink at Ameringer McEnery Yohe

Bullet Shih September 13, 2012 0

New York based German artist Markus Linnenbrink’s exhibition there were songs before there was radio at Ameringer McEnery Yohe showcases his dripped works made with colored epoxy resin.  The paintings and sculptures fill the

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Nancy Davidson at Betty Cunningham

Nancy Davidson at Betty Cunningham

Bullet Shih September 12, 2012 0

Nancy Davidson’s Dustup at Betty Cunningham is a humorous look at the American cowgirl.  Her large inflatable circuslike sculptures reference Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen with a distinct abstract twist. Davidson was awarded

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İrfan Önürmen at C24

İrfan Önürmen at C24

Bullet Shih September 11, 2012 0

Turkish artist İrfan Önürmen’s first show in the US at C24 is comprised of a large number of his multi-layered paintings or assemblages.  Using cutouts, paint, and collage often on hanging layers of translucent

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William Corwin Talks with Artist Gillian Wearing

William Corwin Talks with Artist Gillian Wearing

Bullet Shih September 5, 2012 0

Artist and critic William Corwin provides an excellent interview for Brooklyn Rail with Gillian Wearing straight off the heels of her retrospective this summer in London’s Whitechapel Gallery .  Wearing burst onto the scene

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Ben McLaughlin and Karl Francke at Heskin Contemporary

Ben McLaughlin and Karl Francke at Heskin Contemporary

Bullet Shih August 30, 2012 0

The two person show of realist painters Ben McLaughlin and Karl Francke at Heskin Contemporary provide the contrast of the personal with the impersonal. Brooklyn based artist Karl Francke produces technically superb and engaging

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Breaking Point: Life Working in the Studio of Jeff Koons

Breaking Point: Life Working in the Studio of Jeff Koons

Bullet Shih August 22, 2012 0

The New York Times Magazine has an interesting piece written by a former studio assistant John Powers who worked for pop artist Jeff Koons in NYC.  Koons like other headline artists such as Damien

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Ai Wei Wei at Budapest’s Ernst Múzeum

Ai Wei Wei at Budapest’s Ernst Múzeum

Bullet Shih August 17, 2012 0

Ai Wei Wei mania hits Budapest as his exhibition of 226 black and white photos from 1983 – 1993 when he lived in the Big Apple has made its way from the Asia Society

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Assad Makes Life Difficult for Syrian Rebels and…art.sy?

Assad Makes Life Difficult for Syrian Rebels and…art.sy?

Bullet Shih August 15, 2012 0

Slate has just posted a provocative piece that brings to light the limitations of a borderless internet as well as the pitfalls of using a website suffix that belongs to a country considered a

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Scottish Picasso Porn Unveiled

Scottish Picasso Porn Unveiled

Bullet Shih August 9, 2012 0

The BBC has reported that the Edinburgh Airport has done a bit of  a striptease with its posters advertising the Picasso and Modern British Art exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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Jack Beal, Alfred Leslie, and Philip Pearlstein at George Adams

Jack Beal, Alfred Leslie, and Philip Pearlstein at George Adams

Bullet Shih August 7, 2012 0

The summer exhibition at George Adams Gallery Jack Beal, Alfred Leslie, and Philip Pearlstein and the Emergence of a New Realism: Paintings and Drawings, 1960-1990 focuses on three East Coast realist artists.  Philip Pearlstein was

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10 Twenty 10 at Claire Oliver

10 Twenty 10 at Claire Oliver

Bullet Shih August 3, 2012 0

The summer group show 10 Twenty 10 at Claire Oliver is a celebration referring to twenty years in business and ten years in New York. Originally set up in Florida in 1993, Claire Oliver

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François Morellet and Gerhard von Graevenitz at Sperone Westwater

François Morellet and Gerhard von Graevenitz at Sperone Westwater

Bullet Shih July 25, 2012 0

François Morellet and Gerhard von Graevenitz worked together in the Light-Kinetic movement in Europe during the 50s and 60s.  The Light-Kinetic movement was also connected with the Op-Art movement which is easy to see

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Christophe Avella-Bagur at Galerie Richard

Christophe Avella-Bagur at Galerie Richard

Bullet Shih July 19, 2012 0

Christophe Avella-Bagur’s Floating Souls at Galerie Richard presents a series of paintings by the French artist which consist of facial images projected or merged onto perfect human forms or mannequins. The result is a

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James Case-Leal at MagnanMetz

James Case-Leal at MagnanMetz

Bullet Shih July 13, 2012 0

James Case-Leal’s Generative Lexicon presents an interesting installation consisting of what appear to be oil derricks, a central chamber with an inkwell, and copper plates of figures. While I assumed the exhibition to be

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Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama Team Up For New Collection

Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama Team Up For New Collection

Bullet Shih July 11, 2012 0

Artdaily.org has reported that Marc Jacobs the creative director for Louis Vuitton and eccentric Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama have teamed up to launched a new collection based on her trademark polka dots. Louis Vuitton,

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Gilbert and George at Lehmann Maupin

Gilbert and George at Lehmann Maupin

Bullet Shih July 10, 2012 0

Gilbert and George, the London based art duo who have been working together since they met at St. Martin’s School of Art in London in 1967 present their latest series of works based on

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Sculpted Matter at Paul Kasmin

Sculpted Matter at Paul Kasmin

Bullet Shih July 5, 2012 0

The group exhibition of sculptures at Paul Kasmin presents an interesting mix of art dealing with light, repetition, and manipulation.  While Dan Flavin’s single flourescent bulb is easily recognizable, Keith Sonnier’s neon adorned bivalves

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Patrick Lundeen at Mike Weiss

Patrick Lundeen at Mike Weiss

Bullet Shih July 4, 2012 0

Canadian artist Patrick Lundeen presents a Coney Island or carnival atmosphere with his exhibition Good For You Son at Mike Weiss.  Consisting of both small and large masks and colorful contraptions with gaping mouths

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Christian Faur at Kim Foster

Christian Faur at Kim Foster

Bullet Shih June 29, 2012 0

Christian Faur’s exhibition Rods and Cones at Kim Foster is based on the simple premise of the common crayon.  However, these are not your average crayolas.  Faur uses over 145,000 hand cast crayons arranged

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Carl Andre and John Wesley at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Carl Andre and John Wesley at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Bullet Shih June 28, 2012 0

Mitchell-Innes & Nash presents an interesting dichotomy of two contemporary artists in the current show Serial Forms presenting minimalist Carl Andre and Pop artist John Wesley.  Carl Andre who has made his name primarily

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Artnet Magazine Closes Shop

Artnet Magazine Closes Shop

Bullet Shih June 26, 2012 0

According to Artnet Magazine, after 16 years it will cease providing editorial content.  We at  Ahomina are saddened by the silencing of a valued voice in the art world. Artnet Magazine, the first and

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Richard Diebenkorn at Greenberg Van Doren

Richard Diebenkorn at Greenberg Van Doren

Bullet Shih June 20, 2012 0

Richard Diebenkorn was considered one of the prominent American Abstract Expressionists of the 20th century.  The current show of his prints at Greenberg Van Doren on 57th St shows why he is considered to

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Stencil Artist Defaces Picasso Painting in Houston Museum

Stencil Artist Defaces Picasso Painting in Houston Museum

Bullet Shih June 19, 2012 1

Courtesy of Art Info, we have been alerted about another act of art vandalism directed at a Picasso painting at the de Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. The brazen act did not appear to

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Gagosian Presents Richard Prince Surfing Film Starring Lindsay Lohan

Gagosian Presents Richard Prince Surfing Film Starring Lindsay Lohan

Bullet Shih June 8, 2012 0

Following in the footsteps of artists Andy Warhol and Julian Schnabel, photographer Richard Price has made the jump from still to moving images as he releases his third film First Point starring bad girl

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Silvia Bächli at Galerie Skopia, Genève

Silvia Bächli at Galerie Skopia, Genève

Bullet Shih June 8, 2012 0

Last week I reviewed the minimalist work of American artist Jo Baer at Gagosian Geneva mentioning the Swiss art collector stereotype of preferring minimalist white works, well Silvia Bächli’s current show at the Galerie

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Will Cotton at Mary Boone 5th Ave

Will Cotton at Mary Boone 5th Ave

Bullet Shih June 7, 2012 0

New York based Will Cotton’s current exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery continues with his theme of painting large saccharine landscapes out of cakes and candies often with pinup type models floating in Cotton candy

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Dasha Zhukova to Open New Temporary Gallery in Gorky Park

Dasha Zhukova to Open New Temporary Gallery in Gorky Park

Bullet Shih June 4, 2012 0

Dasha Zhukova, the partner of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is planning to open a new gallery in Moscow’s Gorky Park.  The temporary structure will be installed as Zhukova awaits the completeion of her permanent

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Jo Baer at Gagosian Geneva

Jo Baer at Gagosian Geneva

Bullet Shih June 1, 2012 0

American born artist Jo Baer’s show at Gagosian Geneva accomodates the traditional Swiss stereotype of appreciating clean white minimalism. Her exhibition Paintings 1966–1980 present a very succinct survey of white covering the 24 year

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Robert Mapplethorpe at the Ludwig Museum Budapest

Robert Mapplethorpe at the Ludwig Museum Budapest

Bullet Shih May 31, 2012 Comments Off on Robert Mapplethorpe at the Ludwig Museum Budapest

The Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest sponsored by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation provides a balanced overview of his body of work broken down into six distinct groupings: self portraits, male

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Banksy’s Rats Exterminated by Australian Plumbers

Banksy’s Rats Exterminated by Australian Plumbers

Bullet Shih May 18, 2012 0

Street artists are often charged with vandalism and the destruction of public property. However, in a strange twist of fate, it is now the building owners who are being accused of destroying public property

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Inka Essenhigh and 303 Gallery Split Ways

Inka Essenhigh and 303 Gallery Split Ways

Bullet Shih May 17, 2012 0

According to Artnet’s Twitter feed, NY based artist Inka Essenhigh and the 303 Gallery have terminated their relationship.  Stay tuned

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Shirin Neshat Studio Visit with William Corwin

Shirin Neshat Studio Visit with William Corwin

Bullet Shih May 14, 2012 0

  Artist and writer William Corwin has a studio visit with artist Shirin Neshat in her Canal Street Studio in Chinatown, NYC.  Neshat is an Iranian born artist who is known for her work

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For the Love of God: Damien Hirst Talks About his Bejewelled Skull

For the Love of God: Damien Hirst Talks About his Bejewelled Skull

Bullet Shih April 20, 2012 0

The Guardian sits down with Damien Hirst to talk about his seminal work For the Love of God which is cited by many as the epitome of the excesses in the contemporary art market. 

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