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Good Reads | John Richardson's Arcadia


T Style Magazine: The Personal Arcadia of John Richardson

Sitting on the bench with the sphinx heads, Richardson mused: “Some people say to me: ‘Oh John, how could you put something so hideous in front of your house!’ But they don’t understand that bad taste is an essential ingredient in the pudding. It takes the curse off ghastly good taste.”

Mona Kuhn Exhibition

Mona Kuhn

Mona Kuhn
The Edwynn Houk Gallery
September 11 - October 18, 2014

In Fellowship


By Chadwick Tyler




Italian based artist Kuinexs, and a fan of Richardson’s work, has (unintentionally?) managed to show the hidden ugliness in Richardson’s photographs by using gore-like elements borrowed from painter Francis Bacon. The series is called “Photodisollusions.” The outcome of retouching the photographs by liquefying them is repulsive.

Elizabeth Glaessner

Elizabeth Glaessner

Just came across this Elizabeth Glaessner, via an Interview Magazine post, and fell in love with the works. She currently has an exhibit at PPOW running till August 15th in NYC.

Garry Winogrand Retrospective, MoMA

Garry Winogrand Retrospective, MoMA

Garry Winogrand
June 27 - September 21, 2014


The first retrospective in 25 years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928–1984)—the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s—will open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 27, 2014. Garry Winogrand brings together more than 175 of the artist's iconic images, a trove of unseen prints, and even Winogrand’s famed series of photographs made at the Metropolitan Museum in 1969 when the Museum celebrated its centennial. This exhibition offers a rigorous overview of Winogrand's complete working life and reveals for the first time the full sweep of his career.

Nikola Tesla

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”
― Nikola Tesla

Cézanne called it Nature. I view it from a religious point of view.

★ Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010

Alibis Sigmar Polke 1963–2010

Looking forward to seeing this on Monday.

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010
April 19–August 3, 2014
Member Preview Starts April 12

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010 brings together the work of Sigmar Polke (German, 1941–2010), one of the most voraciously experimental artists of the 20th century. This retrospective is the first to encompass the unusually broad range of mediums Polke worked in during his five-decade career, including painting, photography, film, sculpture, drawings, prints, television, performance, and stained glass. Polke eluded easy categorization by masquerading as many different artists—making cunning figurative paintings at one moment and abstract photographs the next. Highly attuned to the distinctions between appearance and reality, Polke elided conventional distinctions between high and low culture, figuration and abstraction, and the heroic and the banal in works ranging in size from intimate notebooks to monumental paintings. Four gallery spaces on MoMA’s second floor are dedicated to the exhibition, which comprises over 250 works and constitutes one of the largest exhibitions ever organized at the Museum. Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010 is organized by MoMA with Tate Modern, London. It is organized by Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, MoMA; with Mark Godfrey, Curator of International Art, Tate Modern; and Lanka Tattersall, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA. The exhibition travels to Tate Modern from October 1, 2014, to February 8, 2015, followed by the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, in spring 2015.

A major publication accompanies the exhibition, comprising 16 essays covering the entire span of Polke’s intermedial production, a comprehensive narrative chronology, an interview with Benjamin Buchloh on the groundbreaking 1976 solo exhibition of Polke’s work that he curated, an illustrated checklist, and a bibliography of publications from 1997 to the present. Texts are from a broad spectrum of artists and scholars, most of whom have not previously published work on Polke. The authors are Paul Chan, Christophe Cherix, Tacita Dean, Barbara Engelbach, Mark Godfrey, Stefan Gronert, Kathy Halbreich, Rachel Jans, John Kelsey, Erhard Klein, Jutta Koether, Christine Mehring, Matthias Muehling, Marcelle Polednik, Christian Rattemeyer, Kathrin Rottmann, Magnus Schaefer, and Lanka Tattersall.

Collier Schorr '8 Women' Exhibit / 303 Gallery

Collier Schorr 8 Women

8 Women
507 W 24th Street, NY
February 27 - April 12 2014

In February, Collier Schorr will present "8 Women", works spanning from the mid-ninties to the present. Schorr's earliest works utilized appropriated ads from fashion magazines to address issues of authorship and desire. The works introduced a female gaze into the debate about female representation. Appropriation was Schorr's first medium and in some sense she returns to it, taking her own fashion images and folding them into a dialogue with other works. The works in "8 Women" propose a varity of subjects, all of whom are involved in performance, be it as artists, models or musicians.

Exhibit: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude


Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude
By Paige Powell
The Suzanne Geiss Company
Opening: Thursday January 16, 2014
Till: February 22


More than twenty years after that first magnetic meeting, Powell is revisiting her relationship with Basquiat and sharing her personal candids of the artist in the exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude. The show is the first mounting of Powell’s extensive photography archive; an impressive collection of snaps that chronicle the significant cultural transformation of art and culture in America and, in Powell’s own words, “shows various, unique glimpses into the art world of the ‘80s.” Taken on her 35mm Canon camera, the archive is being catalogued by Pink Martini musician Thomas Lauderdale who Powell credits with making the show happen.

Kalen Hollomon Art

Kalen Hollomon Calvin Klein Underwear

If you happen to walk down the subway staircase to the L train, on 14th St. & 8th ave, you'll come across the above art by Kalen Hollomon; an artist in NYC. I've been enjoying this "homage to [CK's] iconic branding" for a week or so now, wondering how long it'll stay up, before it's removed.

I asked Kalen to tell me a little about his work and this piece, and this is what he had to say:

My art attempts to create a visual narrative of what lies beneath the surface with regards to learned social roles and personal identity - both sexual and otherwise. By mixing masculine, feminine, gay and straight imagery, I hope to create a conversation that investigates the subtext of everyday situations, conventional pop culture, traditional sexual roles and individual perception.   

In this instance, what at first glance might appear to be a macho locker room, upon closer examination is a highly sexually charged homosexual situation with the authoritative male coach figure pulling down his Calvin Kleins, exposing himself to the team in a provocative manner.

This Piece in its original form is a 10"x12" collage made from vintage fashion, sports and pornography books and magazines.

You can follow Kalen on Instagram, or check out his website for more.

Francis Bacon:

That is the privilege of artists, they don't have an age.

Independent: Francis Bacon: the last interview