Gagosian is showing British art star, Damien Hirst’s Colour Space Paintings, the first exhibition of the series in the United States, following their presentation earlier this year at Houghton Hall in England.
It was kind of fun to see all polka dots paintings. I like large ones. But I can’t stop to think of color blind test!
I went to see one of the most popular artists, Jaff Koons exhibition, Easyfun-Ethereal at Gagosian. It was fun to see his painting at gallery setting. I mean his art work’s earthiness and NY Chelsea gallery’s earthiness are matching together.
La Capresse des Colonies, Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, 1861. Images courtesy of the Met Breuer.
Action 105: An Israeli soldier points his gun at the Palestinian youth asked to strip down as he stands at a military checkpoint along the separation barrier at the entrance of Bethlehem, March 2006, Reza Aramesh
I really enjoyed Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now), a exhibition at the Met Breuer. They juxtaposed old and contemporary master works. We usually see art works based on time. Art has been developed Renaissance to modern and present. But this exhibition shows the viewers that old and present art works are resembled each other regardless of time.
British graffiti artist Banksy is/was in New York City. Since he is a mysterious figure, I don’t know if he is still in NY.
I went to see this 14th street one on Sunday March 18th. It was there. But on Tuesday, they already removed. A spokesperson for the company said that the clock has been placed in storage ahead of the building’s scheduled demolition.
I went to another one in Houston street. Big 70-foot-long mural. A Turkish-Kurdish artist, Zehra Doğan who was sentenced to prison is painted one of the part.
You like or dislike his art works, there are many Banksy’s works in NYC!
There are only 3 Northern White Rhinos left on earth, and their horns are worth more than gold, ivory, diamonds or cocaine. We’ve poached these marvelous creatures to near extinction, and most people don’t even know about it.
In one word, I would say her work is bold. I love that straightforwardness. I also love the way she uses collage. I think the materials of the collage connects between visual image and reality of our life.
Blueballs: from the Liz Taylor Series, 2007
Get the Fuck Out: from the Liz Taylor Series, 2017
I went to a very interesting show, On Kawara – Silence at Guggenheim Museum. Since On Kawara is a well-known Japanese artist, I know his work quite while. But I had never seen this volume of his work. This is the first full representation of Kawara’s output, beginning in 1964 and including every category of work, much of it produced during his travels across the globe: date paintings (the Today series); postcards (the I Got Up series); telegrams (the I Am Still Alive series); maps (the I Went series); lists of names (the I Met series); newspaper cuttings (the I Read series); the inventory of paintings (Journals); and calendars (One Hundred Years and One Million Years).
I think his work is performance art in funny way. We are not seeing when he is performing but seeing the record of his performance.
I went to Chelsea to see a show opening, Mia Fonssagrives-Slow show, Robots at Kasher Potamkin a couple weeks ago. It was still in middle of cold winter but it was a pack of people inside the gallery. The show was fun and pleasant.