March 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

The Art of Hung Liu: Spanning cultures, Transcending Dogma by Megan Abrahams - Los Angeles

Spanning cultures, transcending dogma, and circumventing time, this important selection of recent work by Hung Liu is rich with history, symbolism, dramatic narrative, and the lustre of oil paint applied by an eloquent hand.   read more...

The Invented Narratives of Andrew Sendor at Sperone Westwater by Cassie Cummins - New York

Francis Gray is shown sitting at table with a pair of mysterious, gloved hands. Then, in the bottom left portion of the frame, there is a zoomed-in depiction of the same image, showing only her hands with the gloved hands. This move calls to mind a sort of storyboarding, as the sequential nature of the images signifies a narrative landscape.   read more...

March 2015: January/February Art Market Report by Shireen Lohrasbe - New York

Regarding the actual talent, the top living artists earned over $100 million individually   read more...

Good Therapy: Wrap Around 6, Curated by Renée Riccardo by Katy Diamond Hamer - New York

After deciding to expand into a private practice, Shapiro invited Riccardo to curate shows in his office in exchange for therapy sessions. This agreement is a win-win situation for artist and therapist. Anyone who ventures regularly to the office of a therapist will know that the same paintings or photographs can become monotonous. On this arrangement Riccardo states, "My approach to doing the shows at Lee's office are an extension of my gallery ARENA   read more...

Out at the Armory Arts Week by Paul Laster - New York

Looking back at Armory Arts Week, we offer a glimpse of art world players making the rounds in New York.   read more...

Feel Big Live Small at Apex Art photos by Michael Anderson - New York

Rita Ackermann Interview by Jeff Grunthaner - New York

Each painting must be treated as one gesture. I can't and never could work in details. If one part of the painting is messed up, I have to remake the entire surface with the next gesture, otherwise it feels like cheating. One take means everything or nothing, like in Russian roulette. And sometimes, for days and weeks, I can't tell if a painting is dead or still alive.   read more...

Edgar Sarin: {647912} Decoded by Yelena Furman - New York

Proposed and curated by artist Edgar Sarin, {647912} is a group show of 13 artists   read more...

Verbatim: The Armory Show 2015 Modern Section - by Yelena Furman - New York

This Armory, the special Focus MENAM (Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean) and Special Projects made for a cohesive and visually inspiring exhibition throughout the fair. Privileged to work alongside the gallerists, curators and artists in the Modern Section, I was able to get their perspective on participating in Armory 2015   read more...

On Parade: Duccio di Buoninsegna in Siena by Joseph Nechvatal - Paris

I am not religious in a traditional sense, but I find religious art sometimes extremely moving. It is the passionate intensity behind its creation and display that is so powerful to me.   read more...