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Art of the Airport Tower at the National Air and Space Museum

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The unusual subjects of this exhibition, airport control towers, are perfect examples of ‘form follows function’: a well-known 20th Century, modernist principle applied to architecture and industrial design. This approach is a vast contrast to the unbridled creativity of the visual arts. Having to design with functional restrictions, budgets and deadlines in place, however, can… Read more »

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Erik Hougen at Sugarlift

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Erik Hougen is immersed in the medium of print. He is a visiting professor at Pratt Institute, where he teaches printmaking classes, and he works as a master printer at Lower East Side Printshop. Working at the latter allows him to collaborate with other artists, which in turn informs his own creative process. Hougen has… Read more »

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William Steiger – Thrills

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‘Thrills’ is William Steiger’s 10th solo show at Margaret Thatcher Projects in Chelsea. The exhibition contains recent work: he produced most of the paintings and collages in 2016. Born in 1962 in Summit, NJ, Steiger currently lives and works in New York City. He has exhibited extensively in Europe, the US and Asia, and since… Read more »

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Izumi Kato at Galerie Perrotin

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Izumi Kato is a Japanese artist who lives and works in Tokyo. Born in 1969, Kato studied at the Musashino Art University where he graduated in oil painting. He started making sculpture in 2005. The exhibition at Perrotin is his first solo show in New York and comprises a large number of paintings and sculpture…. Read more »

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Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball Paintings

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Jeff Koons’ sculptures sell for millions of dollars. In November 2013, Balloon Dog (Orange) was auctioned off at Christie’s in New York for US$58.4 million, the highest price ever paid for an artwork by a living artist. In addition to having had many solo exhibitions worldwide, Koons’ first retrospective was held at the Whitney in… Read more »

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Bridget Riley at David Zwirner

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The current exhibition at David Zwirner is Bridget Riley’s first show in New York since 2007. It spans 35 years of her career. Starting with her colorful Egyptian works, produced in the 1980s, inspired by her trip to Egypt in 1979, it ends with her most recent works in black and white. The art market… Read more »

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Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky

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Lichtenstein is best known for his comic book-style interpretations of popular American culture. Among his most iconic works are ‘Drowning Girl’ (1963), currently in the collection of MoMA in NYC’ and ‘Whaam!’ (1963), on permanent display at Tate Modern in London.  His works sell at auction for record prices. In 2012, ‘Sleeping Girl’ (1964) sold… Read more »

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Zoobs – Consolidate the experience

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The artworks of Zoobs are the perfect match for the swanky interior of the Out Hotel on West 42nd Street: sleek, sexy and sophisticated. As suggested by the title, the artist’s inaugural New York show includes Zoobs classics as well as more recent works specifically produced for this exhibition. Zoobs, ‘Ashes to Ashes/Word Search’ (2013)…. Read more »

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Andrea Tese: Inheritance

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As a part of the mourning process she went through after her grandfather passed away, Andrea Tese took 72 photographs of his earthly possessions. The resulting series of images, called ‘Inheritance’, depicts mundane objects like tools and clothes, collectibles such as paperweights and personal documents including family snapshots. Andrea Tese, “Five Bottles (Forgotten Stash)” (2010-2012),… Read more »

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Charlotte Dumas – Anima

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In the twelve years that I have worked as an art advisor, I have never been moved to tears by looking at art. Not once. Until two weeks ago, which, frankly, was a shock to the system. Strolling, quite casually, into Charlotte Dumas’ show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, I did not have any… Read more »

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Fabergé: The Lillian Thomas Pratt Bequest

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Peter Karl Fabergé (1846-1920) turned the moderately successful jewellery business set up by his father into an internationally acclaimed firm. Between the early 1880s and 1917, the House of Fabergé would produce over 150,000 luxury and novelty items. The designs by Karl and his brother Agathon were executed by highly skilled artisans, resulting in intricate,… Read more »

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Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration

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The Chuck Close exhibition at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam comprises 130 portraits printed in various media between 1972 and the present. Some of these works have taken years to produce, no doubt because the artist and his team force themselves continually to master new materials and techniques, varying from mezzotint to pulp-paper collage and Jacquard… Read more »

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Grimm Gallery: Improvised Munition

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The title of Nick van Woert’s second solo show at Amsterdam’s Grimm Gallery takes its name from a US Army Technical Manual which describes how to transform everyday household objects and materials into weapons. Courtesy of the artist and Grimm Arsenal, 2012 (steel, aluminium), Installation View: Improvised Munition and Arsenal, Courtesy of the artist and… Read more »

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Haunch of Venison: Boundaries Obscured

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Boundaries Obscured is the first show in Haunch of Venison’s new Chelsea venue and features ten artists from the gallery’s stable. Their works are orchestrated in a multi-dimensional dialogue that revolves around conflict: between man and nature, technology and ultimately himself. (left) Kevin Francis Gray, “The Temporal Sitter”, 2011 (white marble), Courtesy of Haunch of… Read more »

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New West Visionary

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Phoenix-born artist Ed Mell effortlessly captures the timeless beauty of the American Southwest. In “Red Desert Sunset” (1995) and “Canyon Expanse” (1996) the movement of clouds in a vast, unending sky emphasizes the almost unearthly stillness of the desert below. Mell achieves this by using a palette of bold, contrasting colours and by juxtaposing light… Read more »