Author Archives: Dan Duray


News parties
Solange Knowles. BILLY FARRELL/BFANYC.COM

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming: The Whitney Toasts Its New Home

On Friday night the Whitney held an opening for its new building, ending a week of events that fêted the new Renzo Piano-designed space, which opens to the public this week. The turnout was robust, even though one had to … Read More


Dispatches
04_15_Dispatches_VenusOverLa-Slider

Venus Over Manhattan Goes to California

Whatever else he is—collector, dealer, rich guy—Adam Lindemann is also a man who respects stationary. Just a few days after he announced his gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, would open a 15,000-square-foot space in Los Angeles this spring, the heading on … Read More


News

The Big Con: Walter Robinson and Chris Dorland Discuss the Art Market in Chelsea

Last night a crowd of concerned art citizens packed the tiny Five-11 gallery in Chelsea for a talk between painters Walter Robinson and Chris Dorland, who currently has an installation in the new storefront space. The talk was cheekily titled … Read More


Features Market
04_15_Phillips_exterior-slider

Phillips 2.0: Can Auction Veteran Ed Dolman Turn Around the Art World’s Third-Place House?

On a gray Sunday last October, during Frieze Week in London, Phillips auction house opened its new headquarters in a 73,000-square-foot building on tony Berkeley Square, with renovations by architects Aukett Swanke. Visitors sipped champagne and orange juice next to … Read More


Artists News
Installation view of paintings by Greg Goldberg at One World Trade Center.

Greg Goldberg on His Sky Lobby Paintings at One World Trade Center

In January, One World Trade Center debuted seven paintings by Greg Goldberg on its 64th-floor sky lobby, a reception and events area in the building that, as we spoke about them last week, was being filled with chairs for some kind … Read More


Market News
An exterior view of Untitled during the run of the show 'Jew York,' which was also presented at Zach Feuer.COURTESY UNTITLED

Untitled and Zach Feuer Galleries Will Merge on the Lower East Side

This May, two of today’s more prominent galleries for up-and-coming artists will merge. Zach Feuer, of the eponymous Chelsea gallery and Joel Mesler of the Lower East Side’s Untitled will together open Feuer/Mesler and Mesler/Feuer, two spaces on the L.E.S. that will … Read More


Artists
The cover for God I Don't Even Know Your Name, a Badlands new release. COURTESY BADLANDS

The Art of Cunning: Paul Chan on Erotica, Ancient Greek, and His New Work

Yesterday, Paul Chan opened his show at the Guggenheim Museum, “Nonprojections for New Lovers,” which follows his winning the museum’s Hugo Boss Prize. Best known for his work involving projections and shadows, his staging of Waiting for Godot in a … Read More


Dispatches
03_15_Dispatches_DustinYellin_Slider

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


News
unnamed (8)

Wu-Tang Clan Previews One-of-a-Kind Album at PS1

Last night the Wu-Tang Clan played 13 minutes of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the group’s new album, for a select group at MoMA PS1. The event was even more significant because of the marketing surrounding the album, which, … Read More


Market News
The work in question.

COURTESY PETER LIK

Here’s How Peter Lik Priced That $6.5 M. Photograph

On Sunday The New York Times posted an impressive profile of Peter Lik, the nature photographer who, a few months ago, claimed to have sold the most expensive photograph in the world, and the curious way he does business, through … Read More


Market News
A work by Ruscha.

COURTESY GAGOSIAN

Sotheby’s Spring Sales Will Offer 35 Works to Benefit MOCA Los Angeles

News of New York’s big spring contemporary auctions is beginning to trickle out, and it seems Sotheby’s has nabbed a fairly intriguing, if philanthropic, consignment. Its evening and day sales, on May 12 and 13, will feature a group of … Read More


News
coversmall_popup

William Pope.L Discusses His Artforum Cover at CAA: ‘Leave Me Out of It’

At the start of her talk with William Pope.L at the College Art Association conference on Friday, part of the “Annual Distinguished Artists’” interview series, MoMA PS1 curator Jenny Schlenzka told Pope.L that she was happy to be speaking to … Read More


News
unnamed (6)

Intelligence Discourse: At David Carr’s Final Interview, With Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Laura Poitras

Last night Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Edward Snowden (via Google Hangout) took the stage with moderator David Carr at a New York Times TimesTalks at the New School that would amount to a last interview for Carr, who collapsed … Read More


Features
02_15_OnKawara-Slider

The Guggenheim Mounts an On Kawara Anti-Retrospective

On Kawara was born on December 24, 1932, and died last summer just as curators were putting the finishing touches on his show at the Guggenheim in New York, “Silence,” which opened February 6 and represents the first major museum … Read More