Art World

June 27, 2018, 5:21pm

STEVE LOCKE: THREE DELIBERATE GRAYS FOR FREDDIE (A MEMORIAL FOR FREDDIE GRAY)

New American Paintings Alum, Steve Locke (Northeast issue #86), on view at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 

 
STEVE LOCKE:  Three Deliberate Grays For Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)
June 26, 2018 - January 21, 2019

 
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Anne H. Fitzpatrick Façade
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

 

installation view: The Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Steve Locke, Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray), June 26, 2018 - January 21, 2019

May 25, 2018, 3:53pm

NAP Artist at Auction: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

New American Paintings alum, Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Northeast issue #93) went to auction at Sotheby's New York on May 16th.  The winning bid landed at $3,375,000 - over $2.5 million above the estimate.  Her painting, Bush Babies, was featured in Sotheby's CREATING SPACE: ARTISTS FOR THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM: AN AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM'S NEW BUILDING. Other artists featured in the auction include Jardan Casteel, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Lorna Simpson and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.  

 

For the online catalog and more information please visit:

Sotheby's New York

Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Bush Babies
2017
acrylic, transfers, colored pencil and collage on paper
6 x 5 feet

photo coutesy of the artist and Sotheby's 

Listed under: Art Market, Art World, NAP News

May 23, 2018, 6:19pm

NAP Artist at Auction: Jordan Casteel

New American Paintings alum, Jordan Casteel (Northeast issue #116) went to auction at Sotheby's New York on May 17th.  The winning bid landed at $81,250 - over $60,000 above the estimate.  Casteel's painting, Lost Tribes, was featured in Sotheby's CREATING SPACE: ARTISTS FOR THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM: AN AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM'S NEW BUILDING. Other artists featured in the auction include Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Lorna Simpson and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.  

 

For the online catalog and more information please visit:

Sotheby's New York

 

Jordan Casteel
Lost Tribes
2018
oil on canvas

photo coutesy of the artist and Sotheby's 

January 15, 2018, 10:36am

You Had Me At Hello: 150 Contemporary Artworks That Altered My Consciousness - Part 3

I look at a lot of art. Some of it good, some of it bad. Every once in a while, I come across artwork that fundamentally changes me, even if I don’t understand it at the time. A friend of mine recently asked me which works had had the greatest impact on me over the years, so I compiled my thoughts. This is not a greatest hits list and many artists I love are not included in it. These are all works that have been, for whatever reason, seared into my brain. To be honest, there are a number of artists on this list whose overall practice I am not a particular fan of, yet, they got to me at least once. – Steven Zevitas, Publisher

Listed under: Art World, Noteworthy

January 07, 2018, 10:35am

You Had Me At Hello: 150 Contemporary Artworks That Altered My Consciousness - Part 2

I look at a lot of art. Some of it good, some of it bad. Every once in a while, I come across artwork that fundamentally changes me, even if I don’t understand it at the time. A friend of mine recently asked me which works had had the greatest impact on me over the years, so I compiled my thoughts. This is not a greatest hits list and many artists I love are not included in it. These are all works that have been, for whatever reason, seared into my brain. To be honest, there are a number of artists on this list whose overall practice I am not a particular fan of, yet, they got to me at least once. – Steven Zevitas, Publisher

Listed under: Art World, Noteworthy

January 01, 2018, 10:31am

You Had Me At Hello: 150 Contemporary Artworks That Altered My Consciousness - Part 1

I look at a lot of art. Some of it good, some of it bad. Every once in a while, I come across artwork that fundamentally changes me, even if I don’t understand it at the time. A friend of mine recently asked me which works had had the greatest impact on me over the years, so I compiled my thoughts. This is not a greatest hits list and many artists I love are not included in it. These are all works that have been, for whatever reason, seared into my brain. To be honest, there are a number of artists on this list whose overall practice I am not a particular fan of, yet, they got to me at least once. – Steven Zevitas, Publisher

Listed under: Art World, Noteworthy

December 13, 2017, 10:30am

Miami Art Week 2017 Roundup

Another week of art, and pretty much whatever else, in Miami is in the books. This year, I participated in the amazing UNTITLED art fair, which has been gaining ground as a “must see” fair for serious collectors. As always, I took the opportunity to get out to visit other fairs, museums and private collections. There was a lot of good energy in Miami and a lot of strong artwork to be seen. - Steven Zevitas, Publisher


Ugo Rondinone 

Listed under: Art Market, Art World

December 01, 2017, 9:11am

Making it to the Big Stage: New American Paintings Alumni on View at Art Basel Miami 2017

I have said it before, but one of my greatest joys these days is watching the careers of artists featured in New American Paintings explode. Working with curators, we review the work of more than 6000 artists every year and try to identify those who are exceptional. We take this job VERY seriously.

The way the art world is structured these days, there is, perhaps, no bigger stage to present your work than Art Basel Miami. Thousands of art lovers attend each year and just about every major collector and curator from around the world is there. There are at least two-dozen of our alumni on view this year, which is extraordinary. Some of these artists, such as Jordan Casteel and Loie Hollowell, have gained international attention just in the past twelve months. If you receive New American Paintings, as hundreds of collectors and curators do, you would have discovered their work before they entered the gallery system. Join us. – Steven Zevitas, Publisher

Listed under: Art Market, Art World, Noteworthy

September 17, 2017, 9:23am

EXPO Chicago 2017 Highlights

EXPO Chicago, like many of its art fair counterparts, contains the requisite grabby, show-stoppers we’ve come to expect. However, after the initial lure of the spectacle fades, the eye begins to locate the stronger, more contemplative works emerging from the depths of the exhibitor booths. The works of these six artists are prime examples of pieces that reward a slower viewing, that expand, deepen and reveal more, the longer you look. – Robin Dluzen, Chicago Contributor


Elise Ferguson | Bats, pigmented plaster on MDF, 40" x 30"

Listed under: Art World

April 15, 2017, 9:10am

Dallas Art Fair 2017

Any one of the 90+ national and international galleries that exhibited at the 9th annual Dallas Art Fair this past weekend will likely agree on one thing: Dallas is serious about building relationships. And of course with those good relationships comes good business. It’s that process that I’ve seen expand and sharpen over the past five years I’ve attended the event. What’s really unique about this fair extends to what is really special about Dallas and that is an accessibility that isn’t easily found within larger cities. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there were plenty of VIP events and high end meet ups but there were also open invite after parties where everyone from Journalists to Dallas based artists danced with international gallerists, collectors, and local graduate students. What happens outside the manageable sized fair allows for visiting galleries and artists to actually spend time in the city further connecting with Dallas as an arts destination and home to a thriving arts community. What was happening inside the fair was a scattering of phenomenal paintings throughout two floors at the F.I.G Building in Downtown Dallas. – Arthur Peña, Dallas Contributor


Katherine Bradford, Prom Swim, Green, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 in. Courtesy of CANADA Gallery.

Listed under: Art World
Tagged as: Dallas, art fair

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