• Artnet News: Adrien Brody Steals Spotlight at Art New York


    by Art New York


    Adrien Brody Steals Spotlight at Art New York


    Works by Eric Fischl at Hexton Gallery. Courtesy of Hexton, Chicago and Aspen.

    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.

    Adrien Brody. Courtesy of David Benrimon Fine Art LLC.

    Adrien Brody with art dealer David Benrimon. Courtesy of David Benrimon Fine Art LLC.

    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.

    Sculpture by Enrique Gomez de Molina at Bernice Steinberg Gallery of Coconut Grove, Florida. Photo by Eileen Kinsella

    Sculpture by Enrique Gomez de Molina at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery of Coconut Grove, Florida. Photo by Eileen Kinsella.

    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.


    Pavel Acosta at Bernice Steinbaum in Art New York. Photo by Eileen Kinsella.

    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.

    Federico Uribe I Am Not Bambi (2016) Image: Courtesy of the artist and Adelson Galleries.

    Federico Uribe, I Am Not Bambi (2016). Courtesy of the artist and Adelson Galleries.

    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.

    Eric Guo The Untouchables (2015). Image: Courtesy of The Public House of Art, Amsterdam.

    Eric Guo, The Untouchables III (2015). Image: Courtesy of The Public House of Art, Amsterdam.

    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.

    An embroidery by Mahé Boissel at Galerie Linz, Paris. Photo by Eileen Kinsella.

    Mahé Boissel at Galerie Linz, Paris. Photo by Eileen Kinsella.

    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.


    Eric Fischl, Untitled (2008) at Hexton. Photo by Eileen Kinsella

    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.

    Li Jin, Lovers Tattoo (2015). Image: Courtesy of Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Li Jin, Lovers Tattoo (2015). Image: Courtesy of Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

    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.

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    Lisa Wright Fastened by a Button of Silk (2016). Courtesy of Coates & Scarry, London.

    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.


    Ewa Bathelier, Garden Dress (2016). Courtesy of Galleria Ca'd'Oro, Rome, Miami, and New York.

    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.

    Blue and Joy, Donald Trump Doesn't Exist (2016). Image: Courtesy of Galleria Ca'd'Oro

    Blue and Joy, Donald Trump Doesn't Exist (2016). Courtesy of Galleria Ca'd'Oro, Rome, Miami, and New York.

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  • The Indefatigable Bruce Helander Comes Keen on Art / CONTEXT New York


    by Art Miami Fairs

    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 According to Artsy, Art Fuse, Blouin Art Info & ArtNet News


    by Art Miami Fairs

    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)

  • Art Antiques Design Gets the Goods on Art Miami New York


    by Art Miami New York

    The awesome folks at Art Antiques Design got the goods on Art Miami New York, in addition to Frieze Week itself. Among their gets were an interviews with Art Miami Fairs Director Nick Korniloff, Art Miami New York Director Katelijne De Backer, Contessa Gallery founder/owner Steve Hartman and Galerie Paris-Beijing founder/owner Romain Degoul. AAD then summed up the Week with a lucid Takeaway from George Kozman.

    All in all AAD got some terrific gets from a terrific week of wowsome!

    (Pictured Xinyu Zhu "Mountain III" courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing)

  • It's Official! Cites The Miami Herald -- Art Miami New York is Now Art New York!


    by Art Miami New York

    That's right! After an Inaugural that saw sales galore and nearly 20,000 art fans come through the Pier 94 doors, Art Miami New York will now be deemed Art New York.

    Read all about it in/on/at The Miami Herald

  • More AMNY Media Madness; This Time via Artnet and Whitewall!


    by Art Miami New York

    Add the ever awesome Artnet and the always wowsome Whitewall Magazine to the increasingly lengthy list of esteemed outlets that are mad about the inaugural Art Miami New York.

    And mark Contessa Gallery artstar Mr. Brainwash as two of the many marvelous AMNY participants said media is singling out. 

    Then again, that's only natch when a spectacle is comprised of singular sensations!

    See you at the Fair!

    Above: Art Miami New York Director Katelijne De Backer (C) with Art Miami's Pamela Cohen & Nick Korniloff. Below: Mr. Brainwash at Contessa Gallery 


  • The Media is Mad About Art Miami New York


    by Art Miami New York

    Perhaps it’s the galleries, which number a cool one hundred and count among the most robust in the world. Or the galleries' gallerists, who’ve proven to be at once daring, discerning, distinguished and of indisputable repute. Maybe it’s that the 1200 wonders to be beheld have been culled from all four corners of the earth. Or that the people doing the beholding define what it means to be global.

    Whatever the reason, the media is going mad about Frieze Week featuring the inaugural edition Art Miami New York.

    Among those singling out AMNY are Wall Street International and InCollect, who both provide in depth looks at the spectacle to come.

    And among those covering Frieze Week as a whole are Bloomberg, The Financial TimesHyperallergic, Jetsetera, Paper Magazine and the The New York Post, each in its own way vying to be your guide.

    Happy Frieze Week everyone! And Thank You for being a part of the inaugural edition of Art Miami New York!

    Pictured above Frank Stella "Then Water Came and Quenched the Fire" Courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery, New York. Stella is also being exhibited by Contessa Gallery, Rudolf Budja Gallery, Arcature Fine Art, Westwood Gallery, Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art, Scott White Contemporary Art, Mark Borghi Fine Art and Wetterling Gallery


  • Vice's Creators Project is Keen on Keszler's Collection of Rare Banksy


    by Art Miami New York

    Vice's vividly-driven Emerson Rosenthal, editor of the keen, cool conglom's keen, cool Creators Project, seems to be keen on Banksy. Well, keen on the collection of “legendary vandal” rarities Keszler Gallery’s gonna display at the inaugural Art Miami New York anyway.

    Why else would he have seen to a sneak peek over the weekend, and then insisted we each sneak a peek before proceeding to the previews?

    Above: Banksy, No Ball Games, London - 2009 Stencil and Spray Paint on Render. 96 x 72 Inches. Original Street Work

  • Artsy Features the 2015 New York Spring Fairs!


    by Art Miami New York

    The fab folks at Artsy have given tremendous consideration to the inaugural Art Miami New York in their fantastic overview of what's to come this Frieze Week, including looks at UNIX Gallery's Ellen de Meijer and Waterhouse & Dodd's Xavier Guardans (below).

    Read all about it here


  • Artnet Asks: Art Miami Fairs Director Nick Korniloff


    by Art Miami New York

    Artnet's Daria Daniel gets with Art Miami Fairs Director Nick Korniloff in advance of the inaugural Art Miami New York, and gets the goods on what it's like to run eight internationally-recognized Fairs all across the States.

    Read the entire interview here.

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