Friday, July 31, 2009

Ron Arad NO DISCIPLINE @ MoMA



One of Ron Arad designs

 I can't wait to see ths show and the marvelous, whimsical designs from Ron Arad!

Through an adventurous approach to form and materials in work that spans the disciplines of industrial design, sculpture, architecture, and installation, Ron Arad (Israeli, b. 1951) has distinguished himself as one of the most innovative and influential designers of our time. Ron Arad: No Discipline, the first major U.S. retrospective devoted to the artist, presents some two hundred works, from furniture and architectural models to videos and sculptures, that reveal Arad's bold experimentation with mediums, structure, and technology.

Also here is an article and review written by Roberta Smith, NY Times:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/31/arts/design/31arad.html?8ur&emc=ur

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Video of PR Flag Project-Collaboration with Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas- Parc La Villette Museum, Paris, France April 7- July 6, 2009

Photo-Ruben Natal-San Miguel

During last 2008 fall and winter,I had the privilege of collaborating with Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas  on a project called The PR Flag and its identity. We spent many weekends and week days during the cold weather going to East Harlem, Lower East Side,  West Mid-Town Manhattan and the South Bronx finding places and people that represented the Puerto Rican Flag with dignity and pride. 

Not only working alongside Susan was such an incredible experience but, it also showed me, made me learn and appreciate a culture that , In which I was born and that, I never was able to  fully embrace  since, I grew up like a total stranger in the Island of Puerto Rico. I  left the Island at a very early age to go to college in US so, never really had the opportunity to be involved or part of what, I had just experienced it in the last 10 months. 

The project was part of a major exhibition shown at Parc  La Villette Museum in Paris , France from April 7- July 6, 2009. 

Here is the link to see the video presentation:

Thank you Susan !


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Young Curators, New Ideas 2 @ P P O W -8/6/09

Tierney Gearon, Untitled 2001, c-print, 20 x 24 inches- Curator Women In Photography


Young Curators, New Ideas II
organized by Amani Olu in collaboration with P.P.O.W

Karen Archey, Cleopatra's [Bridget Donahue, Bridget Finn, Kate McNamara, Erin Somerville], Cecilia Jurado, Megha Ralapati, Jose Ruiz, Women in Photography [Amy Elkins, Cara Phillips]Aug 6-Aug 28, 2009.

See you all there!

www.ppowgallery.com/

Thomas Ruff Limited Edition

Here is another great limited edition by EXIT Editions from ''the Land of se hablo Espanol... Spain''. Now remember before you get too excited , the price is in Euros so , if you have extra money to spend ...GO 4 IT!

EXIT Editions

Artist: THOMAS RUFF
Title: ry18
Year: 2002/2008
Technique: C-print
78x52 cm image on 86x60 cm paper
Edition: 30
signed on the back by the artist

Price: 2000 euros
(VAT and shipping not included)



EXIT Editions
San Marcelo 30
28017 Madrid · Spain
Tel.+34 91 404 97 40
Fax +34 91 326 00 12
editor@exitmedia.net
www.exitmedia.net


EXIT Editions
San Marcelo 30 · 28017 Madrid · Spain · Tel.+34 91 404 97 40 · Fax +34 91 326 00 12
editor@exitmedia.net · www.exitmedia.net


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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yinka Shonibare Limited Edition Print


YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Climate Shit Drawing 1, 2008
Four color lithographic print together with silk screen glaze, collaged with fabrics and foils and die cut Somerset radium white satin, 330gsm
13.5 X 20 inches
Edition of 200

This is a pretty good deal folks for only $375.00 you get this print plus Yinka Shonibare's Monograph. Not bad for a 2004 Turner Prize Finalist and having a solo show currently at the Brooklyn Museum in NYC. You can get  it till it last at James Cohan Gallery.

Treat yourself !

Monday, July 27, 2009

Blog Header Photo this week is ...

Photo by Cesar Llacuna

ARTmostfierce hanging out @ Rockit last Friday by Photographer, Art Collector, Photo Editor and Friend, Cesar Llacuna. Thanks Cesar for capturing me having fun  and making me look good!
Cesar_photo@yahoo.com

Artmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week


ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week goes to the limited edition print by Photographer Whitney Hubbs. The edition is a fiber print (silver gelatin) 
sized 8 X 10 on 11 X 14 paper and an edition of 20 priced at $50. 
Get yours now!...only 20 available.

Merce Cunningham 1919-2009 RIP

Photo- Annie Leibovitz
Merce Cunningham
1994

12 7/8 x 13 in. (32.7 x 33 cm)
Gelatin silver print, printed 1997
Signed and numbered lower edge.
I am lucky enough to own this photograph! Love it!



Merce Cunningham was a choreographer who, for all the clarity of his vision, frequently left his audiences perplexed.

People streamed out of his performances uplifted by the beauty of the dancing and energized by its formal rigor. Yet his famous use of chance as a tool of choreography planted a seed of doubt. One always emerged carrying something in the heart: the quiet awe that comes from wanting to explain the unexplainable, and from contemplating the imponderables of life.

Cunningham, who died Sunday at age 90 at his Manhattan home, notoriously employed chance in creating his works; he would throw dice, toss coins or consult the I Ching to determine the order of steps in his dances. Discussing this tactic in a 1998 interview, Cunningham said, "For me, it is about acceptance." He added, "It's a very easy way to make decisions -- very simple. If you can't make up your mind about something, toss a coin and then accept it. Accept it."

Bowing to an act of fate and living with the results of a gamble -- that was the hard part. But Cunningham's philosophical attitude, which derived from Zen Buddhism, lent a peacefulness to all of his works regardless of their dynamic energy and despite the attention-grabbing antics of some of his many collaborators from the worlds of rock music, modern art and fashion.

Born in 1919 in Centralia, Wash. -- where he studied tap dance as a child, -- Cunningham kept alive the independent spirit of American modern dance by rebelling against the psycho-dramatic aesthetics of the previous generation, notably Martha Graham, from whose company he emerged as a brilliantly original voice, founding his own troupe in 1953. He was greatly influenced by the ideas of his artistic partner and lifetime companion, the late musician and composer John Cage, who died in 1992.

Cunningham remained firm in his devotion to avant-garde experimentation. He never compromised his ideals, or succumbed to commercial temptations. Perhaps more than anything, this integrity explains the durability of his example, which not only influenced the rebel choreographers of the Judson Dance Theater in the early 1960s and the Minimalists of the 1970s, but also can be seen today in the evolving work of theatrical artists like Angelin Preljocaj and Garth Fagan. Cunningham became the patriarch of American modern dance, revered internationally as a symbol of American artistic freedom and ingenuity.

Cunningham was quick to embrace new technologies, creating dances for video and film, learning in his 70s to work with the choreographic software program now called Danceforms, and helping to pioneer the use of MotionCapture. In Cunningham's 2006 premiere "EyeSpace," audience members received iPod loaners to listen to the score.

Cunningham also allowed his famous collaborators (Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, among them) to challenge him by introducing sculptural elements on stage, and even by deforming the dancers' line -- as fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, for example, did by adding humps and goiters to the dancers' costumes in the 1997 "Scenario."


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dash Snow Memorial By Gradient Magazine


Barris Vinogradov from Gradient Magazine contacted me to see if I could post some Dash Snow  memorial photos.
Here is the link to see them.


Thanks Barris!
Gradient Magazine
55-59 Chrystie st
Suite B105
New York, NY 10002

PROJECT 5-Images and more info !


Ok folks... here are the Limited Edition Portfolio images from PROJECT 5!
Nice selection!
Remember they are a Limited Edition of only 30 for $2,500.00
Also please below more info regarding PROJECT 5 portfolio reviews.

Photo- Jill Greenburg- Clampart Gallery

Photo-Thomas Allen- Foley Gallery

Photo-Stuart O'Sullivan- Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery

Photo- Olaf Otto Becker- Amador Gallery


Photo- Guido Castagnoli-Sasha Wolf Gallery





Guidelines for applying to Project 5’s Portfolio Review


Date of Review: Sunday, September 20th

Project 5 is proud to announce our first group Portfolio Review in New York City. Project 5 is a unique collaboration between Amador Gallery, ClampArt, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Foley Gallery and Sasha Wolf Gallery that has grown out of years of friendship and shared ambitions in the photography market.

Project 5 hopes to foster a supportive environment for artists to receive constructive criticism and build an ongoing dialogue about their work with art world professionals.

After the formal reviews conclude we will have a short one hour meet and greet so that all the artists and reviewers will have an opportunity to meet each other and share contacts, ideas, etc.

To apply for Project 5’s Portfolio Review please send:
-A written description of your work
- A biography that outlines your education and professional experience.
- A link to your website, if you have one.
- 10 jpegs sent either in a zip file or attached to an email (or series of emails). The jpgs should be 100 dpi and 6 inches at the largest dimension.

Project 5’s Portfolio Review will consist of three 20-minute reviews with three of Project 5’s gallerists. Great consideration will be given to the matching of gallery owners and artists based on the strengths and experience of each.

Deadline for receipt of materials for this review will be September 6th and the artists will be notified of acceptance by September 9th. A $250 check made out to Project 5 will be due by September 12th.

Please direct any questions to info@project5group.com or to any of the galleries involved.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DRESSING by Ariana Page Rusell


Signature Series:
Ariana Page Russell
Dressing
5 x 7 inches
11 four-color plates
24 pages, hardcover
1 original print

Signature Series books are limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. Each contain one original print.

ISBN: 978-0-9793373-5-6

$40 USD

Ariana Page Russell
Pharaoh
Limited edition archival pigment print, signed and numbered, with copy of Dressing.

Sheet size: 20 x 16 in.
Image size: 19 x 13 in.
Edition of 20, signed and numbered.

Special Prepublication Price:
$500 USD until 8.8.09
$600 USD after 8.8.09

It has not even been a year since I first spotted Ariana Page Russell work @ The Platform Gallery Booth , Aqua Art Fair during Miami Art Basel 2008 . Well since then Ariana's work had been bought by serious art collectors, Had a solo show @ Magnan Projects ( her second one there) , was part of a  great group show @ Schroeder-Romero Gallery , was interviewed and profiled  by ABC News 20/20 and is now having another  show at Platform Gallery in Seattle, Washington. 

I am lucky enough to own the image of the book cover!

Now  comes Dressing her new book published by Decode Books and a great limited collectors edition of Pharaoh, part of Ariana's new body of work. Folks , there is only 20 plus you get the book with it so, move on quick!
Only $500.00 till 8/8/09
Please contact Stephen@platformgallery.com for purchasing.

For those not aware of Ariana's fascinating work please read below:

Ariana Page Russell turns to her own skin as both a canvas and as a source of adornments for her photographic series titled, Dressing. “The power of a blush, an ephemeral and uncontrollable response revealing internal sentiment, becomes the fashion of skin. I have sensitive skin that easily flushes. In Dressing, I use the imagery of this temporary change as my medium via collages made from photographs of my skin. These collages show shades of sensitivity in reds and pinks made into patterns, then scanned and printed as temporary tattoos. I place the skin tattoos back on skin, adorning myself with a longer lasting, intentional blush. Rather than being frustrated by my skin’s transparency, I claim it by dressing up in the crimson hues that reveal my vulnerability. ” Rather than covering up her skin condition, known as dermatographica, Russell embraces the changes her skin makes, exploring the concepts of fashion and beauty: “These tattoos become and intimate fashion as their own sort of clothing…. I am investigating where one surface ends and another begins, the bloom of adornment, and how shifting exteriors reveal as they conceal.”

Ariana Page Russell holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States. She is currently represented by Platform Gallery (Seattle, WA) and Magnan Projects (New York, NY).

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Artmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week

House on Fire

Ray of Light

Road At Night

Artmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week goes to Photographer Christian Patterson for his OUT THERE Limited Edition Prints.  Please see some of the editions available plus  read Christian personal statement about developing the photography series. They are all 8 x 10 inch archival pigment print
Signed and numbered
Limited edition of 20

$200

Happy Shopping! 

On January 1958, 19-year-old Charles Starkweather and 14-year-old Caril Ann Fugate murdered ten people, including Fugate’s family, in a three-day killing spree across the state of Nebraska.

The photographs in Out There were made on several road trips following the path of Starkweather and Fugate, from Lincoln, Nebraska to Douglas, Wyoming. The images include places and things from their story, and other moments and discoveries made along the way.

Photographs are the heart of this project. They are complemented by documents and artifacts that belonged to the killers and their victims, including a poem, list of dirty jokes, confession letter and photo booth portrait.

Truman Capote famously referred to this part of America as “out there.” It is a perfect description of this landscape and this story, and how I found myself responding to them. As I drove across Nebraska, I thought about Charlie and Caril Ann, the innocent victims and their families. Why did they do this? Were they scared? Were they really in love?

What I discovered, and the photographs that I made, are beautiful and sad visual metaphors for confusion, panic and fear; the love, longing and escape; violence and, ultimately, the loss of innocence.

This is a beautiful landscape, but not an innocent one.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Project 5

Photo-Great, Great Grandfather Sloane, 2006
StuartO' Sullivan- courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery
This is a great opportunity to obtain a great limited edition portfolio of works from current artists and its galleries, both very prominent in the art market right now. It is a win-win!
Check it out, only a limited  edition of 30!

Amador Gallery, ClampArt, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Foley Gallery and Sasha Wolf Gallery are proud to announce their collaboration on a series of projects.

This unique cooperation between gallerists has grown from years of friendships and shared ambitions in the photography market. Reaching out to one another to create these new initiatives seemed like the next step for these 5 to collectively grow their shared ideals while maintaining their own distinguished programming.

The galleries, referred to here as, Project 5, will begin their collaboration with a portfolio of 5 images by 5 artists, one from each of the participating Project 5 galleries to be released on September 15.

All images will be unique to the portfolio—made specifically by the participating artists for this project. The artists included are: Olaf Otto Becker from Amador, Jill Greenberg from ClampArt, Stuart O’Sullivan from Daniel Cooney, Thomas Allen from Foley Gallery and Guido Castagnoli from Sasha Wolf Gallery.

The portfolios will be released in an edition of 30, priced with new collectors in mind at $2500. Each print will be signed and numbered by the artist and the portfolio will be enclosed in a custom made clothbound case. The portfolio offers collectors the unique opportunity of starting a relationship with five different artists and galleries at the same time.

Additionally, Project 5 is introducing a series of Portfolio Reviews for artists who feel they would benefit from the valuable input of these gallerists’ expertise. The first Portfolio review will be Sunday, September 20th. Project 5 asks that artists send ten jpgs to projectfivecontact@gmail.com for consideration. Artists can contact any of the participating galleries for more information.

Another exciting collaboration will be a monthly series of Artist’s Salons that will alternate between Project 5’s galleries. The first Salon will be held at Daniel Cooney Fine Art on Saturday, September 26th at 3:00 p.m. and will feature four emerging artists presenting their latest bodies of work for a half hour each. Participating artists are Timothy Briner, Yola Monakhov, Jessica Dimmock, and Cara Phillips.

Please contact any of the Project 5 galleries for more information.

Amador Gallery 212 759 6740 info@amadorgallery.com
ClampArt 646 230 0020 brian@clampart.com
Daniel Cooney Fine Art 212 255 8158 dan@danielcooneyfineart.com
Foley Gallery 212 244 9081 michael@foleygallery.com
Sasha Wolf Gallery 212 925 0025 info@sashawolf.com

Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mike + Doug Starn’s Big Bambú Open to the Public




This courtesy of FITZ & CO
Dan Tanzilli / Bethanie Brady


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mike + Doug Starn
Allowing Inside View of the Creation of
Big Bambú,

A Colossal Sculpture composed of
Bamboo Poles, Rock Climbers, Rope and Time
Visitors Can Experience Big Bambú in the studio
Three days this summer
From 11AM to 4PM on July 25, and August 8 + 22
Admission Free and Open to Public
New York, July 16, 2009 — Big Bambú is an ever growing and changing sculpture by Mike and Doug Starn constructed from thousands of fresh-cut bamboo poles lashed together by a team of rock climbers working as high as fifty feet off the ground under the artists' direction.

The Starns decided to open their studio for a few occasions this summer upon receiving numerous requests after images and videos of the sculpture were premiered at The Armory Show in March.

The sculpture is never at rest, always complete, but always unfinished. The artwork began as a few pieces of bamboo tied together, growing quickly as thousands of 30-40' long poles are added to create a huge mass, a strong and complex network that currently measures more than 120-feet long. At its pinnacle, the sculpture cantilevers out as far as the bamboo pole network allows, and then bridges back down to the floor forming an arch. Currently, the first tower is being dismantled pole by pole and carried through the structure and down and begins creating a new tower, continually "walking" down the 320-foot space, like an organism, and then back again.

Big Bambú is like a wave constantly in motion - a metaphor of our personal as well as our collective growth and change through the course of time yet remaining invariable, constant and unchanged.

Last summer, the artists set out to find a space where they could take on this experiment. In Beacon, NY, near the Dia Art Foundation, the artists discovered the old Tallix Foundry, a cavernous space the length of a football field with 50' high ceilings. The artists assembled a team of local rock climbers to work within the sculpture, directing them as they lash together essentially a massive line drawing in three dimensions in an ongoing action as they continually re-build the giant webbed network, while visitors below can watch the creation of the sculpture. The sculpture relays a sense of joy, optimism and awe. Return visitors can experience the excitement of seeing Big Bambú morph with each passing week.

Big Bambú visuals on the Starn Studio website (www.starnstudio.com) will be regularly updated, showing the continuous evolution of the artwork and its evolving incarnations. You can also become a fan of Big Bambú at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beacon-NY/Big-Bambu/69823518075?sid=afdd94cdb6

Doug and Mike Starn will open their Beacon, New York studio to visitors to experience the performative work as they experiment with and explore the opportunities and limitations of the bamboo structure. The dates and times for visiting Big Bambú are:

July 25
August 8 and 22
From 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Admission is free and open to the public of all ages.
Directions to the studio can be found on:
www.starnstudio.com
Doug and Mike Starn, American artists, born New Jersey 1961. Identical twins, they work collaboratively and their conceptual photo-based artworks has earned them a unique position in the history of contemporary art starting with the 1987 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, which brought them international prominence. They continue defying categorization, effectively combining traditionally separate disciplines such as sculpture, painting, video, and installation. Their art has been the object of numerous survey solo exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide.

Mike and Doug Starn recently completed See It Split, See It Change, a multi-part, site-specific installation that encompasses the entire interior of the new South Ferry Terminal concourse, as part of the MTA Arts for Transit Permanent Art Program.

The Starns have received critical acclaim in The New York Times Magazine, Art in America, Artforum, and, Flash Art. Major artworks are represented in public and private collections such as: La Bibliotèque Nationale, MoMA, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, LACMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria, SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yokohama Museum of Art, amongst many others.

# # #

Press Contact
FITZ & CO
Dan Tanzilli / Bethanie Brady
212.627.1455 Ext. 226/ 212.627.1455 Ext. 232
dan@fitzandco.com / bethanie@fitzandco.com

SPREAD THE WORD: ONLY 6 MORE DAYS TO REGISTER FOR CRITICAL MASS 2009!



Critical Mass 2008 Book Award Winners: © Andy Freeberg, Céline Clanet, & Priya Kambli. Previous Book Award Winners include Amy Stein, Sage Sohier, Camille Seaman, Peter Van Agtmael, Hiroshi Watanabe, Donald Weber, Joni Sternbach, and Louie Palu.

Only 6 days left folks! 

I will be one of the judges looking at all the first and second round of lucky ones. 

Since 2004, Photolucida's Critical Mass program has been a tremendous resource for photographers trying to get their work out into the world as well as for gallerists, curators, publishers, and editors in their search for good talent. A totally unique celebration of photography, Critical Mass is a way for photographers to have their work seen by over 200 of the best professionals in the business and to help produce and receive monographs of the work that everyone agrees is great.

And in addition to the monographs for 2009, Photolucida is proud to announce that a Critical Mass Top 50 group exhibition is being planned for PCNW, curated by Andy Adams, editor/publisher of Flak Photo.

Critical Mass 2009 is now open for registration and will remain open through July 22nd!

Photolucida is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the culture of photography. For more information, go to www.photolucida.org check out our blog at photolucidapdx.blogspot.com

Ryan Pfluger Print Sale!!!!!


Photo-Ryan Pfluger, Rehab 2007 from the Not Without My Father series

Ok folks you got to jump on this one now!
Talented photographer Ryan Pfluger is having a quick fire sale and it is lasting only till this weekend. Anything that is on his site or on his blog, limited artists proofs are available for 65$ for 11x14's. That includes shipping and handling...Ok.

I already placed my order. If you are not familiar with Ryan Pfluger' work... AMAZING!...well get on it now!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Also Tonight 7/15/09 SUMMERTIME @ Robin Rice Gallery


Photo- Cyg Harvey



Planning to pay a visit to Robin Rice Gallery. It has been a while and this gallery is one of the best kept secrets in Manhattan!
Check out this show , it looks like a good group show.

See you there!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One of my favorites Dash Snow Photographs



















I am sorry folks but, I feel so disturbed by Dash Snow sudden death. So much talent, family money... serious pedigree, wife and a beautiful baby, great and promising art career ...What was missing? A desire to live?

Above is one of my favorites photographs of Dash work. Now I want it more but, know that will have to pay for it so dearly...Hell on Earth!

I will treasure his limited edition book that Richard from Peres Projects kindly sent me as a gift!
OMG!

Dash Snow RIP

Dash Snow -photo by Terry Richardson





















I  HATE DRUGS...!

Dash Snow RIP



Dash Snow, New York Artist, Dies at 27

By ROBERTA SMITH
Dash Snow, a promising young New York artist, died Monday night at Layfayette House, a hotel in Lower Manhattan. He was 27 and lived in Manhattan. His death was confirmed by his grandmother, the art collector and philanthropist Christophe de Menil, who said that Mr. Snow had died of a drug overdose.

Mr. Snow gained prominence after being featured in an article titled “Warhol’s Children” that appeared in New York magazine in 2007. He worked in video and photography and also developed a distinctive collage style that fused and contrasted found images in fresh and suggestive ways. He exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles and Europe and is currently featured in “Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture” at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Ms. de Menil said that he had been in rehabilitation in March and had been off drugs until very recently.

Summer Reading of the good kind @ Jen Bekman Gallery 7/15/09

Photo- Kent Rogowsky
someday it will happen by Kent Rogowski, neon


Photo- Kotama Bouabane
I Told You So by Kotama Bouabane (also today's 20x200)

There has been some sad news lately in the art world but, not this one. Jen Bekman has put together a group summer show with some of my favorite artists among them Brian Ulrich, Kent Rogowski,Mickey Smith, Ed Ruscha and Zoe Strauss. Time to pay a visit to LES (Lower East Side ) and Jen's cozy and full of energy gallery.

Please read more info about the show below and for any questions please contact Sara Distin -sara@jenbekmanprojects.com


Please join us for the opening reception of our fantabuloso group exhibition, Summer Reading. With books and text as its theme, the exhibition features over 60 photograph, prints, paintings, works-on-paper.

Participating artists:
Thomas Allen, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Kotama Bouabane, Lizzie Buckmaster-Dove, Christine Callahan, Jorge Colombo, William Crump, Lauren DiCioccio, Nina Katchadourian, Gregory Krum, Steve Lambert, Michael Mandiberg, Carrie Marill, Mike Monteiro, Jane Mount, Kirby Pilcher, Jason Polan, Kent Rogowski, Ed Ruscha, Kelly Shimoda, Victor Schrager, Mickey Smith, Alec Soth, Zoe Strauss, Shaun Sundholm, Brian Ulrich, and Tim Walker.
See you there!

Event: Opening Reception for Summer Reading
What: Exhibit
Host: Jen Bekman Gallery
Start Time: Tomorrow, July 15 at 6:00pm
End Time: Tomorrow, July 15 at 8:00pm
Where: Jen Bekman Gallery

Monday, July 13, 2009

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week

Zoe Strauss
Detail I-95 (Basketball Hoop) 2000-2010
35mm Negative 2000
printed 2009
















ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week goes to our very dear photographer Zoe Strauss and her limited edition prints from the I-95 series. Zoe rarely edtions her photos so, this is a great chance to get a limited edtion of 5 only!

Besides you will be contributing to fund the last installment of the 2010 I-95 exhibit project.
Please read below more info from Zoe herself.


Get ready to get some of the "Countdown Dated Edition Photos." The Countdown Dated Edition Photos" are a series of photos including a photo from each year spanning the duration of the I-95 project, 2000 to 2010. The sale of these photos will help pay for the 2010 I-95 show. And, believe me, the 2010 show will be spectacular. Rest assured that if you get one, it's money well spent.

Starting this month, I will be posting one image a month for sale and they will be available until May 2010 or until they sell out. The photos are 250 bucks a pop, and will be made in a dated edition of 5. Photos will be offered in chronological order: the July photo is 2000, August is 2001, September is 2002 and so on.

Image size for each photo is 7.5"x9.5", paper size is 8.5."x11", and the photos are archival ink-jet prints.

These are a limited edition 2009/2010 issue...they will be signed as such and come with a letter from me. This means that I am only printing 5 of these photos at 7.5" by 9.5" between right now and May 2010. Who knows what I'll print in 2010, but these are it from this year. Who knows what I'll do in 2010, period.

Please zoestrausslimitededition@gmail.com with any questions.

Happy Shopping!


Buy Fall River Boys book and a Summer Raffle chance for a Richard Renaldi Photograph


This is a great book to own and a good opportunity of to win a photograph from talented photographer, Richard Renaldi. I had seen the Book and some of the photographs from the Fall River Boys series and trust me they are worth it!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Photography Scandal!

ARTmostfierce interviewed photographer Edgar Martins about a year ago  (see and read here) and HE swore that, HE never got involved in any type of image manipulation while creating his great photographs. Well...his latest editorial work with the NY Times has come under great scrutiny after some EAGLE EYES found that Edgar Martins work was seriously photo-shoped and manipulated to death!

I am not a big fan of manipulated photographs unless, A-the artist uses it to take photography to another creativity level (Burtynsky, Gorsky, Gregory Crewdson, Jill Greenburg)  and B-they come clean about it. Sorry folks but, I can't hide my disappointment knowing about it!

I haven't been closely following this budding controversy over the photos by Edgar Martins that appeared in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, but I think that's because what coverage I have seen underplays the seriousness of the issue by referring to "digitally altered" photographs. In fact, that's how the Times itself phrased it when they took the photos down pending further review (suspicions were apparently first raised by a commenter at MetaFilter). When I hear digitally altered, I think of the usual ethical dust-ups over filters, brushing up details, or removing inconvenient obstructions in the line of sight.

But it turns out that in fact the images weren't merely altered, they were digitally composed. Elements of the images were real photos, but the photos were manipulated in such a way that the final product was not in fact a reproduction of an image that an observer would be able to see in real life. Artistically, they were compelling, as you can see here. Journalistically they were fakes. And The Times has now admitted as much in a new "Editor's Note" published today:

A picture essay in The Times Magazine on Sunday and an expanded slide show on NYTimes.com entitled "Ruins of the Second Gilded Age" showed large housing construction projects across the United States that came to a halt, often half-finished, when the housing market collapsed. The introduction said that the photographer, a freelancer based in Bedford, England, "creates his images with long exposures but without digital manipulation."
A reader, however, discovered on close examination that one of the pictures was digitally altered, apparently for aesthetic reasons. Editors later confronted the photographer and determined that most of the images did not wholly reflect the reality they purported to show. Had the editors known that the photographs had been digitally manipulated, they would not have published the picture essay, which has been removed from NY Times.com.

One picture shows an evenly-lit room in an unsold mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut. The room appears near-perfect in its symmetry, down to have two identical thermostats and light switch plates facing each other on opposite walls. There are also repeating patterns in the leaves on the floor.






















Another picture shows a Las Vegas development with construction fencing in the foreground. The piece of fence on the left is a perfect mirror of the one on the right.


Xto Nude Image Awards

Photo- Laura at Evelyn's by Sarah Small
















I told you folks SEX SELLS!
It is in the air and all over,  we are even on Full Moon...Awuuuu!!!!
In this case this is done tastefully and without demeaning any gender or sex itself!
I am planning to attend this show. Sarah Small work is in it so, you know it is going to be good!
Congratulations Sarah Small Winner of the Fine Art Photography Category!

Farmani Gallery Presents

Xto Nude Image Awards

Winners Showcase Exhibition July 9-18, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 6pm

 

(July 8, 2009, Brooklyn, NY) Please join us for an evening of art and awards at the first annual Xto Nude Image Awards exhibition. Grand prize and 2nd prize selections for photography and illustration  will be announced.


The Farmani Gallery is located at 111 Front St., Ste. 212, Brooklyn, NY in the DUMBO neighborhood between Washington and Adams St. By subway take A or C to High St., F to York St. or 2 and 3 to Clark St. Station. Gallery hours: Wed. - Sat.: 1 - 6PM. Information: www.farmanigallery.com or info@farmanigallery.com or ph# 718-578-4478. 

July 2, 2009, Brooklyn, NY) Grand Prize and 2nd Prize Selections for Photography and Illustration to be Announced at Opening Night Reception on July 9, 2009.

 

The Xto Nude Image Awards Winners' debut exhibition will open at The Farmani Gallery, on July 9, 2009.  The Grand and 2nd Prize winners for photography and illustration in this international online competition will receive $2000/$1000 and be announced at an opening night reception between 6-8:30 p.m.

 

The first and second runners up will be showcased in the gallery and run through July 18th.  Winners were chosen from among more than 1,000 pieces of work submitted from 53 countries.The winners are: PHOTOGRAPHY: Winkler+Noah-Advertisement; Michael Grecco-Body Art; Leland Bobbe-Body Art; Kevin Necessary-Book; Peter van Stralen-Book; Dominic Rouse- Digitally Enhanced; Den Cops-Digitally Enhanced; Daniel Tuckmantel-Editorial; Marc Beaussart-Editorial; Craig Morey-Erotica; Vlad Gansovsky-Erotica; Ward Roberts-Fine Art; Sarah Small-Fine Art;  Vanessa Warren-Nature; Bjørn Venø-Nature. ILLUSTRATION: Michael Putman-Advertisement; Jeff Wack-Book; Meghan Vaughan-Erotica; Sean Donahue-Erotica; Tansy Myer-Fine Art; Joanna Coke-Fine Art; Jody Hewgill-Nature; Craig Elliott-Nature.

 

Xto Nude Image Awards (www.x.to) offers photographers and illustrators from around the world the opportunity to submit their work and be judged by esteemed editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, art collectors, consultants, creative directors and art directors.  Through this online competition, the organization's mission is to acknowledge and promote visual artists whose work is primarily inspired by the human form.  New submissions are now being accepted for the 2010 winners' exhibition in Los Angeles.

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