Author Archives: Alex Greenberger


Koons Watch 2015
Jeff Koons. 

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Jeff Koons Will Move Studio to Hell’s Kitchen

The Real Deal reports that Jeff Koons’s studio will be relocating to 620 West 52nd Street. The move to Hell’s Kitchen follows November’s news that Koons’s studio would be evicted from its current Chelsea address, at 601 West 29th Street, … Read More


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Mary Boone and Eric Fischl. COURTESY CROWN

Eric Fischl Ends 30-Year Relationship with Mary Boone Gallery

The Art Newspaper reports that Eric Fischl, the painter known for his surreal images of suburbia, is leaving Mary Boone Gallery after more than 30 years. The news comes as a surprise, considering an interview between Mary Boone and Fischl, … Read More


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Suzanne Treister, "Post-Surveillance Art," 2014, posters.

Regarding Peeping Toms and Security Cameras: SEVEN Ponders ‘Post-Surveillance Art’

Art fair previews are all about seeing and being seen. Come for the art, stay for people-watching. How fitting it is that SEVEN, a collaborative seven-gallery show at Williamsburg’s The Boiler, is an anti-fair in the truest sense. Like yesterday’s … Read More


Artists Frieze New York 2015 Market
Marcia Hafif's monochromes, installed at Fergus McCaffrey's booth at Frieze New York. KATHERINE MCMAHON/ARTNEWS

‘Where Can You Go With Abstract Painting at This Point?’: Marcia Hafif on Her Monochromes at Frieze

Yesterday, at the opening for Frieze New York, New York–based painter Marcia Hafif could be seen chatting with a steady stream of friends and admirers near her monochromes, currently on view at Fergus McCaffrey’s booth. At 86, Hafif is more … Read More


Frieze New York 2015
The entrance to Aki Sasamoto's Coffee/Tea.

Lost and Found: Frieze New York Visitors Wander Into Aki Sasamoto’s Maze

Aki Sasamoto’s Coffee/Tea, a maze-like structure that is part of this year’s Frieze Projects at Frieze New York, had a constant stream of people on the first day of the fair. Queued up in a snaking line at the entrance, many, … Read More


Frieze New York 2015 Market
Inside of Zak Kitnick's work.

Zak Kitnick and D’Ette Nogle Bring Pure Olive Oil to Frieze

Like art, the best kind of oil is the purest. Or at least it’s supposed to be that way.That may have been the thought process behind the work that Zak Kitnick and D’Ette Nogle made for New York gallery Clifton Benevento’s booth … Read More


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The occupied Guggenheim atrium.HALA/TWITTER

May Day Protesters Occupy the Guggenheim

Today, at around noon, a group of activists from the Gulf Labor Artist Coalition entered the Guggenheim’s atrium with a maroon fabric sign that read “Meet Workers’ Demands Now!” and proceeded to stage a protest. Their protest was in honor of … Read More


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Thomas Demand's GF56 (project) (2015) is one of the commissioned works for Grace Farm's SANAA–designed space. ©THOMAS DEMAND, VG BILD-KUNST, BONN/ARS, NEW YORK/COURTESY MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY, NEW YORK

Grace Farms Announces Commissions by Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, More

Grace Farms announced today that it has commissioned works by Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Susan Phillipsz, and Teresita Fernández for its new, SANAA–designed building, which will open on October 9. Next year, Eliasson and Beatriz Milhazes will also show new … Read More


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Maurizio Cattelan. ©PIERPAOLO FERRARI

A Buried Maurizio Cattelan Sculpture Gets Moved to the Whitney

This week’s New Yorker has a Talk of the Town piece by Emma Allen about moving a block of concrete from the Whitney’s former Upper East Side location to its brand-new Renzo Piano–designed building in Chelsea. Naturally that block of concrete is … Read More


Books
David Wojnarowicz, Arthur Rimbaud in New York (times square), 1978-79, gelatin-silver print. ©THE ESTATE OF DAVID WOJNAROWICZ/COURTESY P.P.O.W. GALLERY

‘He Would Rage On’: Aperture Reissues David Wojnarowicz’s ‘Brush Fires in the Social Landscape’

In Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, the book of David Wojnarowicz’s photo-based work that was published posthumously in 1994, cameras are passed from artist to artist, artist to critic, critic to librarian. They move between people like AIDS, the disease which … Read More


Market News The Talent
Sarah Koch. COURTESY CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL

Silvia Koch Named Director of Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul announced today that Silvia Koch will be the director of the Turkish art fair’s 10th edition. Koch comes from artnet, where she oversaw galleries from Berlin and London for the past seven years.Currently slated for November, the 10th … Read More


Books
Björk.

A Dancer in the Dark, Illuminated: Inside MoMA’s Unusual Björk Catalogue

“So I have been doing a little reading and trying to find folks who could help me define what ‘ism’ I am,” Icelandic pop star Björk wrote to writer Timothy Morton in an email in October. In a lengthier email, … Read More


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Jeffrey Deitch and Massimiliano Gioni in conversation at the New York Public Library last night. JORI KLEIN/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

‘Let’s Make It Happen’: Deitch on Almost Joining MoMA, Bribing Michael Jackson’s Doorman, and More

“I don’t really care about money,” Jeffrey Deitch told New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni last night at the New York Public Library. “Money is something to do more crazy projects with.” There you have it.Deitch and Gioni were both asked … Read More


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Screenshot of the homepage of Seven on Seven's website.

Ai Weiwei, Camille Henrot, Instagram Founder Mike Krieger, More Will Participate in Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference

Rhizome, the online art and technology organization, announced the line-up today for its annual Seven on Seven conference, in which seven artists are paired with seven technologists, who then create works together over the course of one day, present them to … Read More