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CURRENT VIEWING: THE ANDY MONUMENT: ROB PRUITT: PUBLIC ART FUND

How  fun is  that a 40something commercial artist found vindication by  become famous for  theorizing about Fame.How fun is that a 40something commercial artist found vindication by become famous for theorizing about Fame.

Daily, when confronted with Rob Pruitt's "Andy Monument" hovering over Union Square I swear my mind turns to Warholspeak.

CURRENT VIEWING: GLENN LIGON: AMERICA :Whitney Museum: MARCH 10–JUNE 5 2011

Glenn Ligon (b.1960), Hands, 1996. Silkscreen ink and gesso on unstretched canvas,Glenn Ligon (b.1960), Hands, 1996. Silkscreen ink and gesso on unstretched canvas,

“rescues a star of the era of identity politics from a blind spot in the present art world”
—The New Yorker

CURRENT VIEWING: WHEN THE FAIRYTALE NEVER ENDS: FORD PROJECT : 57 W 57th St (NEW YORK)

Michael Aert's "Misala":  2009 at Ford Project's " When  The Fairytale Never Ends"Michael Aert's "Misala": 2009 at Ford Project's " When The Fairytale Never Ends"
At the preview for "When The FairyTale Never Ends" , the inaugural exhibition at the freshly minted FordProject space, I swear I kept seeing the well appointed ghost of James Truman veering around corners...hovering in front of the Henry Drager... air kissing impossibly glossy dowagers.

Image From Untitled 2011 by Massimo Grimaldi : opening February 17th 2011 at Team NYC

"pleasant surfaces that initially attract but them immediately implode into themselves""pleasant surfaces that initially attract but them immediately implode into themselves"

Artist Statement

TI DATE: PLANET OF SLUMS: THIRD STREAMING: 12:16:10

There are some truly dynamic proposals emerging from this new spaceThere are some truly dynamic proposals emerging from this new space

Matthew Day Jackson: August 6, 1945: 2010: Courtesy of Peter Blum (Chelsea).

"In Jackson’s art, history is not consigned to the past but exists in and alongside the present.""In Jackson’s art, history is not consigned to the past but exists in and alongside the present."

Art Break Nov 3 2010.

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