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Van Gogh’s Starry Night in Dominoes

Van Gogh’s Starry Night in Dominoes

Bullet Shih November 9, 2012 0

Domino maven Flippycat does Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Quite cool! Thanks to Jeff Weiss

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Jaye Moon at Newman Popiashvili

Jaye Moon at Newman Popiashvili

Bullet Shih November 8, 2012 0

While many of the galleries in Chelsea are still in recovery mode, as part of our series of presenting exhibitions in Chelsea galleries before they were ravaged by Hurricaine Sandy here is Jaye Moon’s

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Lebbeus Woods 5/30/1940 – 10/30/2012

Lebbeus Woods 5/30/1940 – 10/30/2012

Bullet Shih November 5, 2012 0

Lebbeus Woods the artist and architect known for his unique post apocalyptic architectural renderings recently passed away at age 72.  Woods whose recent exhibition at Friedman Benda we reviewed in March 2012 was a

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Bullet Shih November 2, 2012 0

Title: Cave of Forgotten Dreams Artist: Cave Painters of Chauvet Date: 2010 Genre: Documentary Subcategory: Late Stone Age Art Language : English Director: Werner Herzog Time: 90 min Directed and narrated by German filmmaker

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Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Chelsea Galleries

Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Chelsea Galleries

Bullet Shih October 31, 2012 0

This month we reviewed two exhibitions in Chelsea that carried the theme of water based tragedies.  The show of Mr. at Lehmann Mauphin referenced the tsunami in Japan with the central gallery containing an

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Connoisseur Bees Able to Differentiate Between Picasso and Monet

Connoisseur Bees Able to Differentiate Between Picasso and Monet

Bullet Shih October 29, 2012 0

While artist elephants and orangutans have made headlines over the past century, it is now honey bees who are making headlines for having the critical eyes to differentiate between works done by Picasso and

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Mi Ju at Freight and Volume

Mi Ju at Freight and Volume

Bullet Shih October 26, 2012 0

New York based Korean artist Mi Ju’s exhibition of eye popping paintings and fabric sculptures at Freight and Volume present the viewer with a burst of color so intense it could be the aftermath

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Natalie Frank at Fredericks and Freisier

Natalie Frank at Fredericks and Freisier

Bullet Shih October 25, 2012 0

New York based Natalie Frank exhibits her grotesque and energetic figurative paintings in her show The Governed and the Governors at Fredericks and Freisier. In works that appear to be an amalgamation of Leon

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Mike Leigh To Do Turner Film

Mike Leigh To Do Turner Film

Bullet Shih October 24, 2012 0

Artinfo has reported that director Mike Leigh and British actor Timothy Spall have signed on to do a film based on the life of 19th century British landscape painter Joseph W.M. Turner.  While Turner

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Thomas Hirschhorn at Gladstone

Thomas Hirschhorn at Gladstone

Bullet Shih October 23, 2012 2

The past decade has been wrought with the theme of human displacement both as the result of financial hardship such as the foreclosures during the housing bust and those caused by force majeures such

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Mersad Berber 1/1/1940 – 10/7/2012

Mersad Berber 1/1/1940 – 10/7/2012

Bullet Shih October 22, 2012 0

Mersad Berber the Bosnian artist known for his excellent draftsmanship and handling of classical human models recently passed away at age 72.  Berber was born in 1940 in the Bosnian town of Bosanski Petrovac. 

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Ahmed Alsoudani at Haunch of Venison

Ahmed Alsoudani at Haunch of Venison

Bullet Shih October 19, 2012 0

Iraqi-American artist Ahmed Alsoudani’s colorful jumbled canvases at Haunch of Venison in many ways echo the strong influences national crisis displayed in the concurrent exhibition of Japanese artist Mr. at Lehmann Maupin with each

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Kwang Young Chun at Hasted Kraeutler

Kwang Young Chun at Hasted Kraeutler

Bullet Shih October 18, 2012 0

Korean born Kwang Young Chun presents his sublime Aggregation works made out of little triangles wrapped in Korean mulberry paper at Hasted Kraeutler.  The works are deceptive as they appear to have very earthy

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Over $100 Million in Art Stolen From Rotterdam Museum

Over $100 Million in Art Stolen From Rotterdam Museum

Bullet Shih October 17, 2012 1

In a brazen early morning theft, seven prominent paintings easily worth over $100 million have been stolen from the exhibition Avante-Gardes at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, Holland.  The list of stolen paintings reads like

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Thordis Adalsteinsdottir at Stux

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir at Stux

Bullet Shih October 16, 2012 0

New York based Icelandic artist Thordis Adalsteinsdottir presents her fourth exhibition of whimsical paintings and papier maché sculptures at Stux. Adalsteinsdottir puts forward what the press release refers to as “reductive visual distillations” and

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Richter Breaks Living Artist Auction Record at $34 Million

Richter Breaks Living Artist Auction Record at $34 Million

Bullet Shih October 15, 2012 0

A smear painting by German artist Gerhard Richter has broken the auction record for a living artist at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale in London on 2012 October 12.  The painting Abstraktes Bild (809-4) of 1994

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Mr. at Lehmann Maupin

Mr. at Lehmann Maupin

Bullet Shih October 12, 2012 1

Lehmann Maupin presents the massive installation/exhibition of Japanese artist Mr. in an exhibition that seems to include eveything including the kitchen sink.  While Mr. can be seen as a parallel to Swiss based artist

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Maria Martinez-Cañas at Julie Saul

Maria Martinez-Cañas at Julie Saul

Bullet Shih October 10, 2012 0

Miami based Cuban artist Maria Martinez-Cañas presents her fifth solo show at Julie Saul.  Martinez-Cañas left Cuba at three months of age and when talking to Donald Kuspit about her parents and their collective

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Sarah Oppenheimer at PPOW

Sarah Oppenheimer at PPOW

Bullet Shih October 4, 2012 0

Sarah Oppenheimer who is a professor at Yale School of Art has focused on creating works that are considered “architectural interventions” using holes, mirrors, and parallel rooms, she causes the viewer to become disoriented

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Viennafair 2012 Flexes its Central Eastern European Muscles

Viennafair 2012 Flexes its Central Eastern European Muscles

Bullet Shih October 2, 2012 0

This year the Viennafair brought in two young artistic directors to help reposition the fair as a vital gateway between the West and Central/Eastern Europe.  Both Christina Steinbacher, a native of Kazakhstan and Christina

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Flea Market Renoir Stolen From Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951

Flea Market Renoir Stolen From Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951

Bullet Shih October 1, 2012 0

Several weeks ago we reportedthat a Virginia woman had purchased a small painting at a West Virginia flea market that was believed to be an authentic Renoir valued at closed to $100,000. Although the

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Leonardo Drew at Sikkema Jenkins

Leonardo Drew at Sikkema Jenkins

Bullet Shih September 25, 2012 0

Leonardo Drew presents his massive site specific pieces that wend their way therough Sikkema Jenkins.  Drew’s flat black sculpture Number 161 made from charred wood walks the line between destruction  and construction, appearing to

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Scholars to Unveil a Third Mona Lisa in Geneva!

Scholars to Unveil a Third Mona Lisa in Geneva!

Bullet Shih September 24, 2012 1

Roughly five hundred years after the creation of the Mona Lisa or La Gioconda by Leonardo da Vinci, 2012 has turned out to be quite a big year for earth shattering news for a

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Over $10 Million in 20th Century Art Stolen from Santa Monica Residence

Over $10 Million in 20th Century Art Stolen from Santa Monica Residence

Bullet Shih September 20, 2012 0

In a brazen robbery in Santa Monica, California, the Santa Monica Lookout has reported that thieves have made off with enough work by big name artists to start a small museum of modern art. 

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MOMA to Exhibit Munch’s $120 Million Scream

MOMA to Exhibit Munch’s $120 Million Scream

Bullet Shih September 19, 2012 0

Often when art masterpieces come up for auction there is a public outcry that museums being unable to compete dollar wise with the resources of wealthy individuals will always lose out. The museums loses

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Tony Smith at Matthew Marks

Tony Smith at Matthew Marks

Bullet Shih September 18, 2012 0

Matthew Marks flexes its muscles as a big box space in Chelsea with the monumental show of minimalist sculptor Tony Smith’s Source.  Tony Smith who passed away in 1980, was born on September 23,

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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Bullet Shih September 17, 2012 0

Title: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Artist: Diane Arbus Date: 2006 Genre: Fictionalized Biography Subcategory: New York Art Scene Language : English Director: Stephen Shainberg Time: 122 min I have to give

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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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Rare Beatles Painting Emerges From Under Japanese Bed

Rare Beatles Painting Emerges From Under Japanese Bed

Bullet Shih September 7, 2012 0

The Atlantic has reported that perhaps the only painting done and signed by all four members of the Beatles is now up for sale after being stored under a bed in Japan for the

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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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$61 Million Van Gogh Attribution Hangs By a Single Hair

$61 Million Van Gogh Attribution Hangs By a Single Hair

Bullet Shih August 10, 2012 0

The Telegraph has reported that German collector Markus Roubrocks is hoping that a lone strand of hair embedded in the painting Still Life with Peonies will provide the conclusive evidence that the work is

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