Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"Feets don't fail me now!"


“I never hurt nobody but myself and that’s nobody’s business but my own.” ― Billie Holiday

Yamamoto Masao 山本昌男 untitled 1142 - from Nakazora 中空 serie - Japan - 2002

Hans Holbein the Younger, Simon George of Quocote, 1535

Masao Yamamoto A Box of Ku #366 1998

Michelangelo Pistoletto:    Venus of the Rags  (1967-1974)  Tate Gallery

Self-Portrait with Muse Otto Dix, 1924

Never quit

Jackson Pollock: One,  #31  (1950)  Detail * Many pages have been written about the red dot on this huge black and white painting

The Croatian Apoxyomenos (Scraper), bronze, 3rd century BC;

Masao Yamamoto

Arnold Genthe, Isadora Duncan

Attributed to Chokha (Deogarh, Rajasthan, India), Erotic Composite of an Elephant c.1800

Art F City’s Guide to New Art Galleries in New York

by The AFC Staff on April 29, 2015 · 0 comments Resources
Opened in 2014: 99 Cent and Handjob Gallery  and Store. Photo courtesy the gallery.
Opened in 2014: 99 Cent Plus and Handjob Gallery and Store. Photo courtesy the gallery.
Looking for new galleries? Done. We’ve found all of New York’s new galleries that have opened post-Sandy. Since 2013 it’s been hard to keep track of all the openings, so this list will hopefully help us all get out to a few new spaces.
If we’re missing any entries, let us know in the comments.
99 Cent Plus and HANDJOB Gallery/Store
238 Wilson Avenue
Founded 2014
Air Circulation
160 Randolph Street
Founded 2014
Art 3 Gallery
109 Ingraham Street #102
Founded 2014 
CHASM Gallery
56 Bogart Street
Founded 2014 
Honey Ramka
56 Bogart Street, 1st Floor
Founded 2013 
Life On Mars
56 Bogart Street
Founded 2013
Los Ojos
12 Cypress Avenue
Founded 2013
229 Cook Street
Founded 2014
Outlet Fine Art
253 Wilson Avenue
Founded 2013
Schema Projects
92 St. Nicholas Avenue
Founded 2013
1030 Metropolitan Avenue
Founded 2013
1329 Willoughby Avenue, 2A
Founded 2014
1397 Myrtle Avenue, Unit 4
Founded 2013
Elgin Gallery
52 Tompkins Avenue
Founded 2014 
Good Work Gallery
1100 Broadway
Founded 2014
Ouchi Gallery
170 Tillary Street, Suite 105
Founded 2013
This Friday or Next Friday
89 Bridge Street
Founded 2013
Whether Again
364 Beach 85th Street
Founded 2014
543 Union Street
Founded 2013 
636 Dean Street
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery
67 West Street #320
Founded 2013
The Java Project
252 Java Street, Suite #100
Founded 2014
Owen James Gallery
61 Greenpoint Avenue
Founded 2014
U.S. Blues
29 Ash Street, Suite 105
Founded 2014
788 Woodward Avenue
Founded 2014
16-23 Hancock Street
Founded 2013
Songs for Presidents
1673 Gates Avenue
Founded 2014
Cathouse FUNeral
260 Richardson Street
Founded 2013
Ernest Newman Contemporary
226 Richardson Street
Founded in 2014
166 North 12th Street
Founded in 2014
Royal Society of American Art
400 South 2nd Street
Founded 2013
87 Richardson Street
Founded 2013
Opened in 2013, Denny Gallery in the Lower East Side. Image courtesy the gallery.
Opened in 2013, Denny Gallery in the Lower East Side. Photo courtesy the gallery.
Azart Gallery
617 West 27th Street
Founded 2014
Berry Campbell
530 West 24th Street
Founded 2013 
Off Vendome
254 W 23rd Street # 2
Founded New York location in 2015 (Founded Dusseldorf location in 2013)
75 Leonard Street, 3NE
Founded in 2014 
Tatiana Pagés
2605 Frederick Douglas Boulevard
Founded 2014 
33 Orchard
33B Orchard Street
Founded January 2014
Bridget Donahue
99 Bowery, 2nd Floor
Founded 2015 
Castor Gallery
254 Broome Street
Founded 2015
Chapter NY
127 Henry Street
Founded in 2013
Christian Berst Art Brut
95 Rivington Street
Founded New York location in 2014 (Founded Paris location in 2005)
City Bird Gallery
191 Henry Street
Founded in 2014
D&F Contemporary
86 Delancey Street
Founded 2015
Denny Gallery
261 Broome Street
Founded in 2013
221 Madison Street
Formerly Harbor Gallery, reopened space with Regina Rex starting in 2014
55-59 Chrystie Street, Suite 203
Founded 2015
Kai Matsumiya
153 1/2 Stanton Street
Founded in 2014
The Lodge Gallery
131 Chrystie Street
Founded in 2013
Kristen Lorello
195 Chrystie Street #600A
Founded in 2014
195 Chrystie Street, Suite 502B
Founded New York location in 2014 (Founded Rome location in 2003)
Katharine Mulherin
124 Forsyth Street
Founded New York location in 2014 (Founded Toronto location in 1998)
Sargent’s Daughters
179 East Broadway
Founded 2013
Shin Gallery
322 Grand Street
Founded 2013
55 Gansevoort
55 Gansevoort Street
Founded 2013
Allouche Gallery
115 Spring Street
Founded 2014 
Longhouse Projects 
285 Spring Street
Founded 2013 
Taymour Grahne Gallery
157 Hudson Street
Founded 2013
Arts and Leisure
1571 Lexington Avenue
Founded 2014

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ancient roman dice tower used in the playing of dice games. 4th century AD, found in Germany

Mark Rothko, curated by Jermayne MacAgy for the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, 1957.

“MacAgy managed to ignore design systems — or tried to work outside of systems of taste for these shows. Early on, here in Houston, when she did a Rothko show, she went out of her way to have beautiful flowers in the entryway — living flowers, planting beds. It was just a general reminder that you don’t start trying to ask why the flowers are some color — you relax and enjoy their beauty. It was a very interesting reminder that viewers should not be upset with the Rothkos if there’s no image there, no subject. What is the image of a flower? It’s just a color, it’s a flower.”

— Walter Hopps, interview from A Brief History of Curating, JRP | Ringier, 2008

Masao Yamamoto.

Until relatively recently, Egyptian mummies, believe it or not, were used to produce a type of paint, which was called Mummy Brown, Mommia, or Momie. The main ingredient of this paint was, as you may have already guessed, ground up Egyptian mummies. This powder was mixed with white pitch and myrrh to produce a rich brown pigment. It was first made in the 16th century, and became a popular color amongst the Pre-Raphaelite painters of the mid-19th century.


panel from popeye tijuana bible (c1930s)


I Saw the Devil (2010) Directed by Kim Jee-woon

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Meanwhile back in Rome...Jules Richard

Is Art School Only for the Wealthy?

Is Art School Only for the Wealthy?

The Cooper Union, a free institution since 1859, has stirred controversy by announcing a decision to begin charging undergraduates to attend. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The Cooper Union, a free institution since 1859, has stirred controversy by announcing a decision to begin charging undergraduates to attend. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
If you think that art school might be an affordable option for higher education, think again. College tuitions have hit unprecedented highs across the U.S., Canada, and U.K. And some institutions, like the University of London’s Central Saint Martins, are trying to balance the books by cutting foundation courses, yearlong programs that prep prospective students for rigorous full-time study.
At CSM, students have been protesting the school’s decision to cut 580 places in the foundation course over the next two years by first occupying the school’s lobby, and now marching outside the Royal Courts after CSM took out an injunction against them. (Last week, the Guardian’s Suzanne Moore penned a response.)
CSM isn’t the only high profile art school that’s made headlines recently for turning a longstanding mission on its head in the face of financial woes. New York’s Cooper Union, originally founded in 1859 as a free institution, has come under fire for its decision in 2013 to begin charging undergraduates to attend. Since then, there have been student protests, investigation by the office of Attorney General Eric. T. Schneiderman, and most recently, the school offered let its current president go.
The concern that art school is fast becoming only accessible to those who can afford it is best evidenced by the staggering tuition costs of many of leading art schools. This is not a problem that belongs to a select few. Below, a sampling of the most recent tuition prices at some top art schools in the U.S. and U.K.:
$53,484 – Columbia University School of the Arts
$47,562 – University of Southern California
$45,810 – School of the Art Institute of Chicago
$45,530 – Rhode Island School of Design
$44,680 – Parsons The New School for Design
$43,400 – California Institute of the Arts
$34,300 – Yale University School of Art
(8,755/22,350 GBP) $13,024/$33,250 – Slade School of Fine Art, University College London*
(9,000/20,000 GBP)$13,389/$29,754 – Goldsmiths, University of London *
(4,280/10,280 GBP) $6,367/$15,293 – Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London *
$23,465.00 – University of California, Los Angeles

* U.K. schools include tuition for EU residents and non-EU residents
“Art schools are at the forefront of the sustained attack on humanities,” writes Ms. Moore. “Languages, humanities, social sciences and particularly arts are subject to huge losses in funding and are expected to do just this: become businesses. This is the only model that our politicians understand.”
She directly challenges the popular notion that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects are most financially valuable, arguing that “real innovation is coming from the crossover between science and arts. Artists visualize what science models.”