Author Archives: Alexander Mahany


Market News
Lucien Smith, Blazing Saddles, acrylic on unprimed canvas, 2012.

Phillips’ ‘Under the Influence’ Auction Nets $5.26 M., With Record Sales for 26 Artists

Yesterday Phillips’ Under the Influence auction brought in $5.26 million across 201 lots, 56 others failing to find buyers. The auction had record sales for 26 of the artists included, such as the British-Iranian painter Kour Pour whose Untitled from … Read More


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Fabian Schöneich

Portikus Hires Fabian Schöneich as New Curator

Philippe Pirotte, Director of the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts, and of Portikus in Frankfurt am Fain, announced today that Fabian Schöneich is to become the new curator of Portikus, the exhibition hall based in the heart of Frankfurt, which … Read More


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Manuel Borja-Villel, director of the Reina Sofía Museum, with Soledad Lorenzo.

Gallerist Soledad Lorenzo Donates Her Art Collection to Reina Sofia Museum

Famed gallerist Soledad Lorenzo has gifted her art collection, totaling near 400 works of art, to the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the museum reported yesterday. The 385 works are by 90 artists, mostly Spanish, and include everything from sculpture … Read More


On View
Allora & Calzadilla at Galdstone Gallery

Sick Burns at Barbara Gladstone

One twelve-year-old boy sings to another, “I’ll be sure to use small words so that you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog-faced buffoon.” The other pauses, puffs up his cherubic cheeks, and sweetly sing-retorts, “Talking to you makes me think … Read More


News Previews
Jason Rhoades at David Zwirner.

Zwirner Promises to ‘Further Rhoades Work’ at Press Preview

Rubber yellow boots, CDs, tools, plastic flowers, pictures of Shakira, and globs of glue lay splayed across the ground or stacked into haphazard towers. Jason Rhoades’ new show at David Zwirner may at first seem like an explosion of trash … Read More


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Haley Mellin, Untitled (Upright_Banana.JPG), 2013, oil, ink, and airbrush on polyester canvas. COURTESY GARAGE MAGAZINE

Tony Shafrazi Interviews Haley Mellin

For its seventh issue, Garage Magazine, an art, fashion, and literary magazine, will include a virtual artwork on its cover created by man-of-the-moment Jeff Koons. To view the cover, readers simply have to download the Garage Mag App, point it … Read More


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William Eggleston, Untitled, 1982-85

Sotheby’s Brings William Eggleston to Silicon Valley

In an inaugural pop-up gallery show, Sotheby’s is showcasing the work of renowned photographer William Eggleston in Palo Alto, California, from September 16 through 18. Hosted at the Bryant Street Gallery, the seventeen color photographs come predominantly from Eggleston’s renowned … Read More


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Fountain by Ellliot Arkin

James Frey to Adapt Artwork

The Art Newspaper reports that bestselling author and man about the art world James Frey will soon write a children’s book! Due to be published by 2016, the book is based off the artist Elliott Arkin’s A Peaceable Kingdom series. The … Read More


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Futuristic, Freaky, and Fetishized, Machines Take Over in New Show at Petzel

Artist Walead Beshty previews the new show he curated for Petzel Gallery, featuring work by Francis Picabia, Christopher Williams, Lee Lozano, Dan Flavin, and more Read More


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10 Cool Trends in Contemporary Ceramic Art

From Face Jars to Fractured Fairy Tales, a handy guide to what’s going on today in clay Read More