Armory Week 2015 Market
The only thing better than a Bob Thompson is a double-sided Bob Thompson. This is from 1963, titled The Expulsion—note the rather frightening, shadowy figure who appears to wield a large weapon—and is at Detroit's David Klein Gallery.

A Tour of the Armory Show’s Modern Section

The Armory Show has been open for only a few hours, but Champagne bottles are popping with impressive regularity, red dots denoting sales are appearing next to works, and gargantuan croissants are being snapped up at the outpost of Breads Bakery. The Modern section on … Read More


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Michael Müller's Workshop.

Michael Müller’s Pink Truth

“Oops, I didn’t know I was supposed to take them off,” said a visitor, comparing his feet to the shoeless ones of others that padded around the pink carpet of Michael Müller’s installation, Workshop, at Berlin gallery Aanant & Zoo’s … Read More


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Brad Troemel Climbs Mt. Furby

On Kathy Grayson’s Instagram account about a week ago, the gallerist and artist posted a detail from a new work by Brad Troemel and commented: “I guess it was only a matter of time until rock climbing grip abstraction appeared.” … Read More


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Leaks Call for Emergency ‘Diapers’ on Pier 94’s Ceiling

It’s easy to forget, while cruising the aisles of the Armory Show, that there is water coursing beneath our feet. It’s harder to ignore when the water is above our heads. Recent snows and a sudden March thaw exacerbated a … Read More


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Detail from Brandon Ballengée's "The Frameworks of Absence," 2006–present.

Don’t Kill the Birds: Brandon Ballengée’s Environmentalist Call to Action

The woodpeckers, sheep, and butterflies you love are dying, which is why the altered lithographs in Brandon Ballengée’s “The Frameworks of Absence,” on view at the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts booth in the Armory Show, feel so dour. Ballengée wears … Read More


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Andrew Ohanesian at the Pierogi Gallery booth.

Feelin’ Lucky? Andrew Ohanesian Gambles At The Armory

At the front of Pierogi Gallery’s Armory Show booth rests two large Vegas-style slot machines, plugged in and ready for play. These readymades are the work of the artist Andrew Ohanesian, who at last year’s fair displayed a paper towel … Read More


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I Can Show You the Art Fair: Taking a Magic Carpet Ride Through the Armory Show

The Armory Show opened Wednesday afternoon at Piers 92 and 94 on the far west side of Manhattan. It’s a tricky spot to navigate under ideal circumstances, but if you think it’s tough working your way through the crowds of collectors drifting … Read More


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Cops Called on Melgaard’s Munch Museum Show

Bjarne Melgaard’s show at the Munch Museum in Oslo has resulted in wide ranging coverage in the Norwegian press–some of it positive, a lot more of it sensational, going so far as to accuse the artist and the exhibition’s organizers … Read More


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Dustin Yellin: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bookworm

Dustin Yellin has always been into books. His collection includes one owned by Robert Frost in which the poet scribbled a verse, and he has the first English translation of Nostradamus from the 17th century. All this is to say … Read More


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Morning Links: X-Rated Edition

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open in 2016, thanks to a 5,000-person workforce, which is expected to grow to 7,500 in coming months. [The Art Newspaper] UK galleries and museums receive 15 oil paintings and 29 works on paper by Frank … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Market
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cordoni (Cords), 2015, at Luhring Augustine.

Velvet Ropes and Mirrors Set the Tone at Elegant ADAA Opening

Some of the worst weather of the winter didn’t keep collectors away from the Seventh Regiment Armory building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side last night for the opening of the ADAA’s annual fair, The Art Show. Raymond Learsy, Martin Margulies, … Read More


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State of Emergency: Biesenbach’s Björk Show Turns MoMA Into Planet Hollywood

One gloomy morning this week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, I was standing in a snaking, claustrophobic line–the first of many–for the press preview of a retrospective of the Icelandic singer Björk, when a woman with … Read More


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After More Than 13,000 Posts, Joshua Abelow Will End Art Blog Art Blog

Art Blog Art Blog, the art blog prolifically updated by artist Joshua Abelow with exhibition announcements, installation shots, Bukowski poems, and sundry other items, and which also took the form of a temporary gallery and a print publication, will cease … Read More


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Serge Lasvignes Nominated to Head Pompidou Center

Government secretary general Serge Lasvignes was nominated this week to replace Alain Seban as head of the Pompidou Center, a surprise choice considering his background as a high-level French government official and a graduate of the prestigious L’École Nationale d’Administration. … Read More