Thursday, June 24, 2010

Self Exposure @ Dan Cooney Fine Art Gallery Tonight 6/24/10

Shen Wei-Bent

Opening tonight!

Self Exposure: Nils Ericson, Zachari Logan, Francesca Romeo, Shen Wei June 24 – July 30

See you there!

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week

This week ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week goes to Jen Bekman's 20x200-
20% More Ridiculous Sale Starts Now!

Enter the code RIDONK in Google Checkout for 20% off your entire print order!
Act fast: sale ends Sunday, June 27, at 12:00 noon EST.
The 20x200 archives are bursting with great art:
$20 prints are now $16
$50 prints are now $40
$200 prints are now $160
$500 prints are now $400
$1,000 prints are now $800
$2,000 prints are now $1,600
$5,000 prints are now $4,000

The fine print:
- There is a $50 pre-discount minimum order.
- No double-dipping! RIDONK stands alone, and cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts.
- Gift certificate purchases are not eligible for the discount.

There are a few very special prints in our inventory are already too good of a deal and are not eligible for the discount:
alleverythingthatisyou sno7.1_003, alleverythingthatisyou sno6_005 by Mike + Doug Starn,
About Four Thirty + The Architects by William Wegman,
#4124 from the series House Hunting by Todd Hido,
EMPATHIC INVENTORY (Sea Creatures 2010) by Ed Baynard and
Place of the upside down by Roger Ballen.

At these bargain prices you will still have money left for a Margarita or a Cosmopolitan drink!
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Naked Truth- Review

Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern from ''The Last Sitting '' series

Here is a review of The Naked Truth .

By Janine Noelle

Currently on exhibition at hous projects is The Naked Truth, curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel. The show presents us with a reflection of the progression of sex and sexuality within the past half century. Flowing through the conceptions around sex, then to the act of it and back again to the desires behind sex, Ruben uses a collection of works by 28 artists to convey to the public what sex was, is, and may be becoming,
The show opens with two works by Bert Stern of Marylyn Monroe. In these images she is playing and seeming unaware of her nudity. What we are being given is the ideal of romance and sexuality in an angelic manner. The works then progresses into the ‘70s and ‘80s with images that allude to the lust for sex and the desire of the body.
Succeeding to the ‘90s, with images by Susan Meiselas and Juliana Beasley, we are introduced to the pursuit of sex through monetary uses. Beasley image depicts her at a time when she was a professional stripper named “Nico”; Meiselas work illustrates a man sitting, waiting at an “adult” lounge.
And with that we enter the new era in sex, which embraces fetishism and voyeurism, the pursuit of sex, and sex as a freedom. We see this in Will Steacy’s work of a movie theatre advertising XXX films; Marla Rutherford’s fetish girls in costume; Phil Toledano’s image entitled “Emma” where we are shown a woman works as a phone sex operator and loves her work.
On the other side of this we see sex as a different type of freedom. There are photographs by Chad States and Naomi Harris whose works display sexual acts being carried out in public settings.
Finally the show leads us what sex is becoming. In Jen Davis’ works she gives us with three diptychs of herself web chatting with a man and we are seeing technology, specifically the internet, as a key player in fulfilling one’s sexual fantasies.
The exhibition’s curatorial process develops the notions of sexual desire in an array of concepts without forcing anything on the viewer.
When it comes right down to it, sex can be the most abstract thing. No one shares the same desires.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week

Daniel Shea-Larry Gibson’s Chair, 2007 2 PRINTS LEFT

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week while gone fishing in Fire Island is ...Daniel Shea's Print 2010 Sale!
If you are not vacationing like me now then ...time to shop!

Here is more info from Daniel!

As any artist or photographer can tell you, independently funding a full body of work and preparing the work for exhibition involves constant financial struggle. Receiving a grant to make Removing Mountains in 2007 was amazing, but if I kept waiting for another large sum of money to be awarded, I might never make another project. In 2009, I launched a print sale to hit the road for part one of a two-part trip to Southeast Ohio. The result of that trip is the edit of Plume that is currently on my website. I was able to fund the trip entirely through your generosity.

Plume is almost done. After one more trip to the region this summer, I will be able to make a complete edit and begin showing the work. Later this year I will have my first full exhibition of the work at the Appalachian Center in Kentucky. I’m launching a second print sale effort to fund the return travels to the region this summer and prepare for the Kentucky show and future exhibitions.

If you’re looking at this page, thank you, sincerely. I know not everybody who wants to help financially can, so if you’d like to help me out, post this link on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, whatever. Send an email to your uncle who likes pretty pictures. If you help me promote this on your blog, shoot me an email, and I’ll send you a thank-you in the mail (maybe a print, maybe something else).

This sounds mostly like business, but beyond issues of funding, I’m 100% committed to spending dedicated time in a region that has been the victim of duck-in/duck-out photojournalism and media-driven, grossly misrepresented stereotypes. Additionally, politically, at the center of this work is the issue of energy as it relates to our ability to distribute power in every form. 2010 is a year where I/we can feel one step closer to this conversation entering the public arena in a substantial way.


Note: All prints are postage paid in the US, email me for overseas shipping. If you are interested in purchasing a few prints, a discount will be available. Anyone who buys a print, even an 8×10″, will be thanked personally on my website.

To order, email me at

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tomorrow 6/10/10 BRAVO TV is Following ME !

Tomorrow, June 10, 2010 Bravo TV, the creators of Work of Art is looking for a new venue to show behind the scenes of the ART world in NYC. They will be following me (Ruben Natal-San Miguel) as, I cover ''La Vida Loca '' in the Manhattan Art Business .

I will be at the openings listed below. If you see me, be yourself and if you don't want to be on camera , they you can pack your bags and move out of NYC...just kidding!

Here is the schedule just in case you want a close up or ran away because you feel like you are having a bad hair day!
The schedule goes as follows:

3:30 PM - meeting with film crew
4:00 PM - hous projects gallery meeting and will tour The Naked Truth
6:00 PM- Jesse Burke - Intertidal show opening @ Clampart Gallery
7:00 PM-Will Steacy - Down These Mean Streets show opening- Michael Mazzeo Gallery
8:00 PM - Aperture Foundation- Private Press Party
9:00 PM- Parties to follow

I am not nervous, I want to do right and use this as a vehicle to keep promoting new art photography, artists and how amazing is to be , live, and be part of Manhattan's art vibe. Wish me luck...It will come back to you all!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jessse Burke Intertidal @ Clampart Gallery 6/10/10

Jesse Burke

Open Country, 2008
Signed and numbered, verso
Digital C-print
24 x 20 inches
(Edition of 8)

14 x 11 inches
(Edition of 8)
Please note prices increase as editions sell.

Another great show opening 6/10/10
I had already seen it but, will be there opening night. I really liked the way the show was curated and its wall hanging. It has a very nice flow...beautiful!
Go and see it.
See you Thursday!

Will Steacy Solo Show- Down These Mean Streets @ Michael Mazzeo Gallery 6/10/10

Will Steacy
- Sammy, Atlantic City

I am not missing this opening!
For a long while, I had been a great fan and supporter of Will Steacy's work. Also knowing, how hard and dangerous this body of work was created. Now, I recommend you to go and see it. Please read below all the info regarding the show and there is a little good surprise!

A newspaper limited edition with a WS limited edition print signed of the series will be sold @ the opening for only $50.00 .
So, show up @ the opening and deliver the news!
See you Thursday!

The exhibition is accompanied by a 16 page tabloid newspaper with 8 color and 8 b&w pages full of photographs, journal entries, notes and maps.

A Limited Edition of 50 newspapers will include an 8 x 10 inch print from the series, signed and numbered by the artist and available at the gallery for $50.00.

About the Project

Down These Mean Streets provides us with photographic evidence of America's abandonment of it's inner cities. Prompted by the pervasive fear gripping the country and our preoccupation with homeland security, America has diverted its attention and resources away from those most in need, divesting itself of the basic responsibilities of affordable housing, medical care and essential infrastructure.

Working only at night, Steacy walks alone from the airport to the central business district of each city he explores. With map in hand, he follows a loosely planned route through the barren streets and neighborhoods routinely avoided by all but local inhabitants, while stopping to document his observations and chance encounters on film. Illuminated by the saturated, artificial colors of the urban night and marked by long, patient exposures with his large-format view camera, Steacy's images seductively draw us into a country of foreclosed homes and vacant lots, broken economies and neglected people. With a combination of carefully composed urban views, subtly precise detail images, and insightful portraits, he allows us the time and space to enter this world and question our role in it.
This project marks a continuation of Steacy's extended paean to the American working class. He has received numerous awards and praise for his work including the prestious Tierney Fellowship and The Aperture Foundation New York City Green Cart Photography Commission. Steacy was named as a 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers by powerHouse Books and The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His photographs have been featured in The New Yorker, Harper's, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Paris Review and on HBO and CNN.

Gallery Info

526 W. 26 St. Suite 209
New York, NY 10001

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 12PM - 6PM
phone: 212 741 6599

Sunday, June 6, 2010

One Hour Photo-American University Museum- Washington, DC

Sunday, June 6, 2010 11-12PM Penelope Umbrico 12-1 PM Clayton Cotterell 1-2 PM Matthew Gamber 2-3 PM Ann Woo 3-4 PM Ruben Natal-San Miguel

If you are in the Washing ton DC area today , please stop by and see it.
One Hour Photo was created by Adam Good and curated with Chajana denHarder, and Chandi Kelley.

This installation of One Hour Photo is part of the Spirat exhibition at the American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week

All Photographs by Marla Rutherford.

Candy Cane
Peppermint Pirate

But she can play ball
Spring Cleaning
Cement Sky
Bird Call
Abandoned Housewife
This print in particular starts at $650.00

Yes, I am B A C K !

After a Martha Stewart wanna be garden spring cleaning and getting some deserved well rest from The Naked Truth show opening, I am here with some good news !

Attention Shoppers!

This is the launch of The Naked Truth Limited Editions Prints by Photographer Marla Rutherford!

Images = 10
Edition = 10
Size = 15 '' x 15''
Price= $450.00 First two then price will be increased as the editions sell!
Please note-The very last one Abandoned Housewife starts @ $650.00

For purchasing please contact:

You can also see Marla's acclaimed USA Character Project here:

Also Marla Rutherford will be the next opening SOLO SHOW After The Naked Truth @ hous projects gallery!!!
Get your print now!

Oh wait and there is two more...see below!

Tragedy on Hope Mountain

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Spotlight- Sara Friedlander

Autumn Blur EV2, Mixed Media, 2010
Friedlander is represented by Modern Book Gallery.

By Janine Noelle
ARTmostfierce News Correspondent

Sara Friedlander
Friedlander’s work is primarily about deception. She first photographs landscapes in a blurred manner to give them a painterly quality. Next Friedlander applies the photograph to a canvas and paints the rest of the image in what she remembers it to be. Having meticulous detail to color and the blending of forms, the two mediums blend as one; misleading the viewer as to what medium the work actually is.

Printed Matter - Warehouse Sale! June 4 & 5 , 2010

Printed Matter is pleased to announce The Warehouse Sale, an exclusive and limited-time offering of hundreds of titles from our inventory at deep discounts – up to 60% off! The event is being hosted by Paula Cooper Gallery at 521 West 21st St, and Printed Matter will be joined by our neighbor 192 Books, who will be offering a selection of discounted publications as well.
The opening night preview on June 3rd, from 6 – 9 pm will also serve as a benefit for Printed Matter. Tickets to the benefit/opening night reception, which will feature artist/DJs spinning records, will be $10.00, available only at the door. In addition, new print editions by Mark Gonzales and Ari Marcopolous will be available exclusively at the benefit door for only $75.00 each, and includes free admission to the event. The Warehouse Sale will continue Friday and Saturday, June 4th and 5th, from 10am – 6pm, free and open to the public.

Printed Matter is almost 35 years old, and over the years we have collected more work than we have room to house: our shelves, closets and cabinets are literally busting with artists’ books, editions, and multiples. For one evening and two days only, this great bounty will spill out of storage boxes and the backs of shelves onto tables lining the Paula Cooper Gallery space at 521 West 21st Street. Vintage artists books and pamphlets from the 1970’s. 80’s and 90’s; new publications; a large selection of miniature book works; artists records, cassettes, CD’s and videos; T-shirts and other artists’ multiples; both old and new Printed Matter publications; and much more will be on sale at irresistibly discounted prices!

The opening night of the Warehouse Sale is also a benefit for Printed Matter, Inc., a non-profit arts organization. Admission is an affordable and accessible $10.00. Printed Matter will also be releasing four new fundraising editions – two screen prints by Mark Gonzales and two photocopy prints by Ari Marcopolous – each in a signed and numbered edition of 50, that will be available exclusively at the opening reception for only $75 each. Purchase of an edition comes with free admission to the event. There is a sales limit of two each of the four prints per customer. DJ’s Alexis Georgopolous and Nick Relph will be spinning an eclectic and spirited mix of records until 9 PM, and free refreshments will be served courtesy of Printed Matter and Brooklyn Brewery.





Printed Matter Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists'' books and other artists'' publications.

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Erste Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Mondriaan Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc.
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spotlight- Christopher Sharples

Container Tops-by Christopher Sharples

By Janine Noelle
ARTmostfierce News Correspondent

Christopher Sharples
In Sharples photographs he constantly looks for drawings. With this he is paying crucial attention to shadows and lines. Coming from a sculpting and drawing background, Sharples is intent on having an intimate relationship with the physical work: he shoots, develops and frames all his works personally.

Sharples is represented by the Hollams Gallery.