Whoever said character ebbs and flows in inverse proportions to a star’s salary, never met Janoris Jenkins and Darrelle Revis, two of the highest paid and highest calibered characters in the NFL.
Want proof? Take in the vision that’s been christened “The Corners of New York”.
Put into play by that worldwide coalition of street art ops who banner together as The Bushwick Collective, presented by the multi-dimensioned set from Tansey Contemporary and taking place at the second annual spectacle that is Art New York, “The Corners of New York” is named for the positions played by Jenkins and Revis and features the respective Giant and Jet in works rendered by Brazilian artist Sipros and NYC’s own See TF. The paintings capture the cornerbacks in action, and they do so with the same vivid intensity both players bring to the game.
To top it all off, the proceeds generated by these incredible portraits go to the good folks at The Perry J. Cohen Foundation, which aims to educate and empower the nation’s ocean-going youth and otherwise “shine a light on safe boating habits”.
It takes considerable talent to capture the considerable talents of players like Jenkins and Revis, and it takes considerable character for such talents to come together and use said talent in support of others. Consequently, “The Corners of New York” is not just a hotshot show that pops off where the street meets the field (though it is that); it’s also a rock solid showing from two crosstown rivals who’ve united behind a worthy cause, and whose uniting dispels the myth about stars falling from sky high salaries.
In other words, good guys can make a lotta loot, and a lotta loot doesn’t have to make a good guy go bad.
Go New York!
Adrien Brody Steals Spotlight at Art New York
Now in its second year, Art New York jump-started Frieze week 2016 by holding its VIP preview on Tuesday. The crowds, at least, seemed to appreciate the opportunity, turning out in force for the show at Pier 94 on the far west side of Manhattan.
This year saw the addition of the Context fair, a Miami transplant that, like Art New York, is in Nick Korniloff's group of fairs, and is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists.
Inside the spacious pier the curious will find a vast array of art, ranging from Pop masters like Roy Lichtenstein, to contemporary stars like Eric Fischl, Robert Longo, and Kaws, as well as up-and-coming artists from Europe and South America.
A highlight of this year's fair—and a sure-fire visitor draw—is a selection of paintings by Oscar-winning actor and now artist Adrien Brody (following a pop-up show at the most recent Art Basel in Miami Beach) at Benrimon Projects.
The artist himself was on hand for the preview, sporting a white shirt and ponytail and sitting at a table in the Benrimon booth surrounded by his art, as he chatted with reporters and fair-goers.
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, of Coconut Grove, Florida offered a fun and whimsical booth with an animal theme (flamingos for Florida and pigeons for New York, explained owner Bernice Steinbaum to us). Alongside a fantastic-looking lion and iridescent wall-mounted walrus by Enrique Gomez de Molina, were large black and white drawing/installations of towering skyscrapers and pigeons by Jennifer Basile, and computer renderings of various "digital" i.e on screen birds in real cages, by Troy Abbot.
Cuban artist Pavel Acosta's near-identical replication of a Frida Kahlo self portrait, made entirely with paint chips "stolen" (as the artist describes it) from crumbling structures throughout Havana, holds a commanding position on the outside of the Steinbaum booth.
Adelson Galleries, of New York and Boston, opted for a solo show of works by Bogotá-born, Miami-based Federico Uribe, who crafts astounding-looking sculptures out of materials like bullet shells, colored pencils, and books. Gallery director Adam Adelson said MASS MoCA is set to have a year-long solo-exhibition of Uribe's work, opening June 18.
We spoke with Blythe Bolton, a self-described "Art Geek" (it's on her business card), and art fairs director of recently opened The Public House of Art in Amsterdam. Bolton said the gallery's mission is to make art "accessible and affordable to all." Chinese photographer Eric Guo was featured prominently with beautiful Vermeer-esque digital prints he manipulates with the help of Photoshop.
Paris-based Galerie Linz featured a more low-key, but intriguing booth with paintings by a range of artists including contemplative interior paintings by Antoni Taulé, sculpture by Robert Schad, and embroidered cloth by Mahé Boissel.
Bob Chase, of Hexton, showed an interesting mix of lesser-known works by Eric Fischl, including bronze sculptures, collages, and framed oil on Chromecoat (below). "It's an important week to be in New York," said Chase, adding that the growing number of high-profile fairs surrounding Frieze New York is starting to lend it the same weight as the Armory Show week in March.
As it does in Miami, Context New York featured an eclectic selection of artists from younger galleries, including several solo shows. Dubner Moderne, which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, was one of several galleries that presented a solo show. The exhibition was focused on Li Jin watercolors including two series, each of 31 individual watercolor paintings with drypoint, dubbed "The Rose Tattoo," and "A Month of Sundays." These works depict "scenes of amorous interactions that are as seductively sweet as they are suggestive," according to a statement from the gallery.
London gallery Coates & Scarry also mounted a solo show, this one of work by painter Lisa Wright, who gallery partner Chippy Coates told us "has a great audience in America." Her painting Fastened By A Button of Silk, was a curated pick of Context director Julian Navarro, one of several works highlighted throughout the fair.
Another eye-catching selection of large-scale paintings came from Ewa Bathelier, featuring isolated ballet tutus and kimonos against rough-hewn fields of color. They manage to be beautiful and somewhat sinister at once.
On a decidedly less fun note, there's a project by the art group Blue and Joy, another special project curated for the fair by Navarro. Donald Trump Does Not Exist (2015) consists of 600 spray-painted aluminum post-its featuring the outspoken presidential candidate's choicest quotes. When viewed from afar, they form a close up of his eyes. The unveiling of that statement artwork coincided with the same night that Trump all but clinched the Republication nomination for US president, which makes it all the more unsettling.
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Art Miami Family of Fairs fave and all-around Art Ace Bruce Helander doubles-up his customary double-plus good Huffington Post coverage and delivers exquisitely rendered overviews of both Art New York and CONTEXT New York.
We couldn't ask for any keener readings of the vivid to come! Thanks, Bruce!
(Top: Yuina Wada "PunPun" Courtesy of Gallery Delaive)
ART NEW YORK | CONTEXT NEW YORK
VIP PREVIEW TOMORROW: TUESDAY, MAY 3RD | 2-5PM
Art New York and CONTEXT New York Open Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3rd with an elegant, invitation-only VIP Preview from 2 - 5PM | Public Opening from 5 - 8PM
The special VIP Preview offers collectors, art advisors, curators, and media the opportunity to view and acquire the finest works available in the market before the fairs open to the public that evening and continuing through Sunday, May 8. The combined exhibition space of Art New York and CONTEXT New York will cover more than 200,000 square feet, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Hudson River at Pier 94.
Kicking off art week in NYC and opening a day prior to Frieze, Art New York and CONTEXT New York will provide Frieze VIP cardholders complimentary admittance and courtesy shuttle service to Pier 94 from the Frieze Ferry Terminal (located on 35th Street).
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER AND ARTIST, ADRIEN BRODY, WILL DEBUT HIS SECOND SERIES, "HOOKED"
SPECIAL EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS
- which calls upon the viewer to find light in a dark world through a collection of lively, colorful painted fish - at Art New York in conjunction with Benrimon Projects as part of Art New York Special Projects.SHARK TANK HOST & LIFETIME PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST, KEVIN O'LEARY'S INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXHIBITION: "IRRECONCILABLE IMAGES" PRESENTED BY TANSEY CONTEMPORARY | BOOTH #B10
All proceeds from sales benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation (pjcf.org) and Teenage Entrepreneurs."THE CORNERS OF NEW YORK" A SPECIAL INSTALLATION COMMISSIONED & CURATED BY JOE FICALORA, FOUNDER OF THE BUSHWICK COLLECTIVE | PRESENTED BY TANSEY CONTEMPORARY | BOOTH #B10
All proceeds from sales will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation (pjcf.org) and Teenage Entrepreneurs. The installation features two individual realist paintings by artists, SIPROS and SEE TF. SIPROS' work will feature New York Jets 7X All-Pro Cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis and SIPROS will be present for the unveiling on May 3rd. SEE TF's work will feature NY Giants Cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Jenkins and SEE TF will be present for the unveiling on May 4th. RELATIONAL ABSTRACTIONS: A curated exhibition by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
What happens when geometry begins to move? The purest form of modernist ideals-geometric shapes, planar forms-these are the foundation of abstraction. When these shapes move or seem to move due to our perception of them, a new relationship is formed or perhaps an old one is deepened. El Museo del Barrio's participation in CONTEXT explores the continued relevance of the Optical and kinetic art movements to contemporary aesthetics.
:Digits to Digital:
Curated by Regine Basha, this year's program features video works by Leah Beeferman, Joey Fauerso, Brent Green, Kristin Lucas, Birgit Rathsmann, Carmelle Safdie. This program focuses on the physicality of the handmade, hand-built and hand-driven sources in digital works or moving images as we might also call them.
Curated by Christoph Cox, this year's program features sound works by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Olivia Block, Maria Chavez, Holly Herndon, Ernst Karel, Matt Krefting, Chris Kubick, Jake Meginsky, Aura Satz, Jennifer Walshe, Yan Jun, Dajuin Yao. Sound Positions creates an immersive and intimate listening experience, with works by an international selection of emerging and established sound artists.
ART NEW YORK PARTICIPATING GALLERIES
Adelson Galleries | New York; Antoine Helwaser Gallery | New York; ARCHEUS / POST MODERN | London;Arteria | Bromont; Ascaso Gallery | Miami; Ashok Jain Gallery | New York; AUREUS Contemporary | Providence;Barbarian Art Gallery | Zürich; Beatriz Esguerra Art | Bogota; Bernarducci Meisel Gallery | New York; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery | Coconut Grove; BLANK SPACE | New York; Booth Gallery | New York; C24 Gallery | New York;C. Grimaldis Gallery | Baltimore; Cantor Fine Art | West Hollywood; Casterline|Goodman Gallery | Aspen;Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables; Conduit Gallery | Dallas; Contessa Gallery |Cleveland; Cynthia Corbett Gallery | London; CYNTHIA-REEVES | New York; David Benrimon Fine Art | New York; David Findlay Jr. Gallery | New York;De Buck Gallery | New York; Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami; Espace Meyer Zafra | Paris; Flowers Gallery | New York; Galería Álvaro Alcázar | Madrid; Galerie Barbara von Stechow | Frankfurt; Galeria Carles Taché - Projects | Barcelona; Galerie de Bellefeuille | Montréal; Galerie Forsblom | Helsinki; Galerie Linz | Paris; Galerie von Braunbehrens | Stuttgart; Gallery Andreas Binder | New York; Gallery Delaive | Amsterdam; Goya Contemporary Gallery | Baltimore; Hazelton Galleries | Toronto; Heller Gallery | New York; Hexton | modern and contemporary| Northbrook; Hollis Taggart Galleries | New York; Human Reproduction | London; Imaginart Gallery | Barcelona;iPreciation | Singapore; JanKossen Contemporary | New York; Jerald Melberg Gallery | Charlotte; LICHT FELD Gallery | Basel; Liquid Art System | Capri; Maekawa + Takemura | Tokyo; Mark Borghi Fine Art | Palm Beach;Mark Hachem | Paris; Masterworks Fine Art Gallery | Oakland; Mixografia | Los Angeles; Moso Art Gallery | Los Angeles; Nancy Hoffman Gallery | New York; NICHOLAS METIVIER GALLERY | Toronto; NIKOLA RUKAJ GALLERY | Toronto; Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art | London; Progetto Arte Elm | Milan; RANIVILU Art Gallery | Miami;Rosenfeld Gallery | New York; RUDOLF BUDJA GALLERY | Miami Beach; SCHÜTZ FINE ART | Vienna; Shine Artists| London; SmithDavidson Gallery | Amsterdam; Sous Les Etoiles Gallery | New York; SPONDER GALLERY | Miami;Studio 26 Gallery | New York; The Public House of Art | Amsterdam; TRESART | Coral Gables; UNIX Gallery | New York; Vallarino Fine Art | New York; VERTES | Zurich; Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami; Wanrooij Gallery | Amsterdam; Waterhouse & Dodd | New York; Wetterling Gallery | Stockholm; Zemack Contemporary Art | Tel Aviv; ZK Gallery | San Francisco; 55Bellechasse | Paris
CONTEXT NEW YORK PARTICIPATING GALLERIES
11.12 Gallery | Moscow; 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel | New York; Accola Griefen | Brooklyn; Ai Bo Gallery | Greenwich; Andrea Rehder Arte Contemporânea | São Paulo; Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts |Binghamton; ART VITAM | Miami; Azart Gallery | New York; Bart Gallery | Cologne; Black Book Gallery | Denver; Caldwell Snyder Gallery | San Francisco; Coates & Scarry | London; Connect Contemporary | Atlanta; Contempop Gallery | New York; Cube Gallery | London; Dialecto Gallery | San Francisco; Dubner Moderne | Lausanne; EEAC- Eastern Europe Art Connection | Warsaw; Elizabeth Clement Fine Art | Danvers; Fabien Castanier Gallery | Culver City;Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery | Stamford; Frantic Gallery | Tokyo; Galería Casa Cuadrada | Bogota; Galerie C.O.A| Montreal; Galerie Rauchfeld | Paris; GALLERIA CA' D'ORO | New York; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin - Galerie Tammen & Partner | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin - LÄKEMÄKER | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin - LEE galerie BERLIN | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin - Galerie Poll | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin - SCHMALFUSS BERLIN | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin - Berlin Lounge | Berlin; Gallery G-77 | Kyoto; Gallery on Wade | Toronto; Gallery Tableau | Seoul; Gibbons & Nicholas | Dublin; JoAnne Artman Gallery | New York; Joerg Heitsch Gallery | Munich; Joseph Gross Gallery | New York; JUAN SILIÓ GALLERY | Santander; K+Y Art Gallery | Paris;Knight Webb Gallery | London; Kostuik Gallery | Vancouver; LaCa Projects | Charlotte; La Lanta Fine Art | Bangkok; Liquid Art System | Capri; Lucía Mendoza | Madrid; Lyle O. Reitzel Arte Gallery | Santo Domingo;Madelin Jordon Fine Art | Scarsdale; McCaig-Welles and Valles | Brooklyn; metroquadro | Rivoli; Mugello Contemporary | Los Angeles; Olivia Park Gallery | New York; Phylogeny Contemporary | Seattle; Rademakers Gallery | Amsterdam; RoFa Projects | Potomac; Sandra Lee Gallery | San Francisco; SASHA D'espacio de arte | Córdoba; Sergott Contemporary Art | Santa Fe; TBD Projects | Miami Beach; ten Contemporary | Nevada City;UBUNTU | Cairo; Valli Art Gallery | Miami
Tuesday, May 3 | 2pm - 5pm
Admission for Art New York + CONTEXT New York VIP Cardholders, Frieze VIP Cardholders and accredited Press
Tuesday, May 3 | 5pm - 8pm
Wednesday, May 4 | 12pm - 8pm
Thursday, May 5 | 12pm - 8pm
Friday, May 6 | 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, May 7 | 12pm - 8pm
Sunday, May 8 | 12pm - 8pm
$40 One Day Pass
$75 Multi Day Pass
$25 Students 12-18 years and Seniors 62+
$25 Groups of 10 or more
Free Children under 12 accompanied by adult
Tickets valid for admission to both Art New York and CONTEXT New York.
55th Street and West Side Highway
New York City
Courtesy shuttle service provided from Pier 94 to the Frieze Ferry at 35th Street.
The chatter dates back a full year, to the debut Art New York; it picked up nicely in July at Art Southampton; even more nicely in October at Art Silicon Valley. By the time Miami Art Week rolled around, and with it Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua, the chatter was full on rat-a-tat-tat, a racket which continued through February at Art Wynwood.
Now that the time has come, and the rah-rah is roaring to its crescendo, the chatter is adamant: Art New York is gonna be All That & Then Some! Same goes for sister CONTEXT New York, which this year is making its debut.
Artnet News' ever keen Eileen Kinsella applauds the Fairs jumping ahead and kicking the week off on Tuesday...
Blouin Art Info pegs 'em one of 5 Must See Satellite Fairs and highlights Galerie Von Vertes exhibiting of a 1947 Picasso, David Benrimon Fine Art's showing of Andy Warhol's "Superman" and Roy Lichtenstein's "Thinking Nude", as well as Flowers Gallery showcasing of (and book signing by) John Keane.
Arte Fuse features an Interviewing with Shine Artists artstar and Lenticular Londoner Jeff Robb prompted by Miami-based columnist/correspondent John Hood...
And Arsty provides the spectacularly comprehensive guide that resembles a cross between a catalog from the future and a multidimensional monograph, and which proves to be the proverbial piece de resistance.
Add The New York Times suggesting the unlimited vivid rising up this week at Pier 94 would also make for a great walking tour and, well, you've got nothing less than a world class "Yes, Let's!"
See you at the Fairs!
(Top: David Drebin "Balloons Over New York" Courtesy of Contessa Gallery)
shot in New York, 2001, on Fujifilm Provia film
56" x 56", printed on Fujiflex
edition of 12
Courtesy of Licht Feld Gallery, Basel
Oil on canvas
60 x 66 inches
Signed, inscribed, and dated verso: "Alfred Leslie NYC 2015 / Painted at 108 4th Ave NYC 1959"
Courtesy of Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
Julio Larraz (1944 Havana)
El sueño de la Choucoune, 2015
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 in/152.4 x 182.8 cm
Courtesy of Ascaso Gallery, Miami
How do you improve upon an absolute delight? Well, if you're as clever and crafty as Peter Anton and your delight happens to be a sugary treat, you increase its size and enhance its color till one can taste the sweet of its sensation, and the memories which make it so sensational.
To Anton, a chocolate-covered cherry is never just a chocolate-covered cherry -- it's an afternoon on the veranda with the love of your life.
Anton's been opening windows into the wows of Art Miami Fairgoers' lives since 2012, when his Arcature-backed thrill ride Sugar & Gomorrah became a blockbuster attraction of the blockbuster debut of CONTEXT Art Miami. (Flashback via BlackBook)
The artstar's been a star attraction at every Art Miami Fair since, including the debut of Art New York (where his "Special Assortment" made Work of the Day) and the 2015 edition of Art Wynwood (where his "Milk Bar & Dark Bar" did likewise).
For this year's Art New York, Anton will be showing with Galerie Von Braunbehrens (Munich), Galerie Delaive (Amsterdam) and UNIX Gallery (New York), home of the recently run "I Love You".
With absolute delights like Peter Anton on tap, it's a cinch that Art New York will be equally absolutely delightful!
(Top: "Special Assortment round", resin, acrylic, wood,metal, clay etc, 2015, diameter 56 cm, 22 inches Courtesy of Galerie Von Braunbehrens; Anton at Work, 2016, Courtesy of the artist)