Damien Hirst, Colour Space Paintings

Art, New York Art, painting, show and exhibition

Damien Hirst, Grapefruit, 2016, household gloss on canvas, 16 × 24 inches (40.6 × 61 cm) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

Damien Hirst, Manganese, 2016, household gloss on canvas, 59 × 59 inches (149.9 × 149.9 cm) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

 

Damien Hirst, Process Green, 2016, household gloss on canvas, 66 × 77 inches (167.6 × 195.6 cm) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

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!

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Robert Gober: Tick Tock

Art, drawing, New York Art, show and exhibition

Robert Gober exhibition at Matthew Marks gallery. This show is a collection of rather small pieces. I love Gober’s sensitivity. Specially those drawings. Beautiful.

 

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Untitled
2017
Graphite and colored pencil on Vellum
12 x 9 inches; 31 x 23 cm

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Plaster Heart on Fabric
1988-2017
Plaster, alkyd on cotton, acrylic
14 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches; 38 x 34 x 10 cm

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Untitled
2000-2001
Wood, paint, concrete, cast plastic, human hair
Overall approximately: 80 x 48 x 72 in; 203 x 122 x 183 cm

Above ground approximately: 32 x 48 x 48 in; 81 x 122 x 122 cm

Below ground approximately: 48 x 48 x 72; 122 x 122 x 183 cm

 

Jeff Koons at Gagoshian

Art, New York Art, painting, sculpture, show and exhibition

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.

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Jeff Koons
Bluepoles, 2000
Oil on canvas
120 × 168 inches (304.8 × 426.7 cm)
© Jeff Koons

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EnterJeff Koons
Lips, 2000 (detail)
Oil on canvas
120 × 168 inches (304.8 × 426.7 cm)
© Jeff Koons

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Enter Jeff Koons
Woman Reclining, 2010–14
Granite, live flowering plants
84 × 88 1/2 × 46 1/4 inches (213.4 × 224.8 × 117.5 cm)
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
© Jeff Koons

Photo by Tom Powel Imaging

 

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)

Art, Museum, New York Art, show and exhibition
Toland_TheWhislers

The Whistlers, Tip Toland, 2005

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La Capresse des Colonies, Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, 1861. Images courtesy of the Met Breuer.

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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.

Banksy in NYC

Art, graffiti, New York Art

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. Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 6.30.20 PM

You like or dislike his art works, there are many Banksy’s works in NYC!

The Last Three

Art, New York Art, Outdoor sculpture
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The Last Three by Gillie and Marc

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.

Australian artists Gillie and Marc want to give the world a chance to say goodbye, and raise awareness through an interactive art installation unlike anyone has ever seen before – the world’s biggest rhino sculpture is unveiled in the heart of New York City on March 15, 2018.

While people were seeing The Last Three, they were talking about this white rhino.

It is too late to know but we still have time to save other rhinos.

This art work is very sad but great in terms of getting public awareness.

Kathe Burkhart show at Mary Boone gallery

Art, New York Art, protest, show and exhibition

I went to see Kathe Burkhart show at Mary Boone gallery. Though I missed Women’s march, I could make this feminist artist’s show.

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.

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Blueballs: from the Liz Taylor Series, 2007

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Get the Fuck Out: from the Liz Taylor Series, 2017

On Kawara at Guggenheim Museum

Art, Guggenheim Museum, Museum, New York Art, show and exhibition

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.

On Kawara 1 On Kawara 2

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at MOMA

Art, MoMA, Museum, New York Art, show and exhibition

Matisse at MOMA

What a pleasure to see Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at a day of middle of winter. I easily forgot we were still in winter. This show brought me spring to my eyes. Simple shapes and colors were blooming at MOMA.
This is a rare occasion to see Motisse’s cut-out pieces extensively. The last time New York audiences were treated to an in-depth look at the cut-outs was in 1961!