Ilka Scobie trawls through the best art exhibitions New York currently has to offer.
19 September 2021
With major as well as offbeat art fairs, ranging from the Armory at the massive Javits Center (where I last went for my Covid vaccination) to tiny storefronts selling transgressive signage
Nicola Vassell Opens First Black-Owned Gallery In New York’s Chelsea
“Can there be a more hypnotic colour than black?” is a question that impulsively arises when we encounter a work by Gabriel J. Shuldiner
Native New Yorker Lorna Simpson has creatively explored race, gender and history for over thirty years.
14 March 2018
While many collectors and Art world professionals were in Europe for TEFAF and the Auctions in London, I went instead to visit the New York art scene for the Armory week.
12 March 2018
New York’s Public Art Fund has unveiled ‘Wind Sculpture (SG)’, a new work by the Turner Prize-winning British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.
18 November 2017
I was asked to go out to Maspeth to meet an artist. I wasn’t even sure where Maspeth was. Queens itself intimidates me since it’s a maze of unlikely numbers in opposition with themselves all intersecting in nonsensical disunity. The only thing I knew about Shui Shi Liu is that he is a painter visiting from China who has his studio in Maspeth where he created an installation.
Sotheby’s has announced that it will be handling the estate collection of the great American playwright Edward Albee. The dedicated auction will be held this September in New York with proceeds of the sale benefiting The Edward F. Albee Foundation, which provides residencies for writers and visual artists in Montauk, Long Island.
Whether you reach the luxurious tent that is Frieze by waterway or highway, the art fair’s weekend home on Randall’s Island is as accessible as the art itself.
James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.
The Armory Show, which opened to the public in New York on 2 March is always one of the highlights of the art fair season. This year, the first fully under new Executive Director Benjamin Genocchio is a step to separate the fair competitors like Frieze and Art Basel. “This is not a franchise fair,” Genocchio explained to the assembled press before the doors opened on Wednesday. “This is a New York institution.”
Christopher Le Brun, PRA, painter, and president of the Royal Academy is a very busy man. With two shows currently on in the United States, Christopher Le Brun: Composer, at the Albertz Benda gallery in New York (2 March-15 April 2017) and in Vero Beach, Florida (25 February-27 April 2017) at the Gallery at Windsor, he continues to expand his international reach as a force to be reckoned with.
12 January 2017
Frieze New York has announced the sixth edition of this international art fair held at Randall’s Island Park from May 5–7, 2017. The event brings together more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing an unparalleled program of ambitious presentations by today’s most significant international artists
Rothko: Dark Palette will be the 10th presentation of the artist’s work at Pace New York. The exhibition traces the history of Mark Rothko’s use of dark colors in his sectional paintings. It is on view at 510 West 25th Street from November 4, 2016 through January 7, 2017.
The first U.S. exhibition focused on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) has opened in New York.
18 October 2016
Review of Mana Contemporary NY presents: Marilyn: Character Not Image September 25, 2016 – October 22, 2016 Curated by Whoopi Goldberg
10 October 2016
“Richard was busy doing these pieces, and a trail of mud was going to the basement,” said Flavin Judd, curator of the Judd foundation. Created by American minimalist pioneer, Donald Judd, the Foundation is housed in the corner cast iron Soho building where the artist and his family lived. The upper floors preserve Judd’s self-designed furniture, his archives and working space. With […]
The newly installed sculpture, ‘MEMORIAL’ by British artist David Shrigley replicates an average grocery list onto a 17-foot slab of granite. The monumental sculpture stands at the entrance to Central Park in New York City, on 60th street, across from the famed Plaza hotel. The accompanying explanation on the Public Art Fund’s signage reads “ While Shrigley’s […]
13 September 2016
Louise Nevelson was one of the relatively few female artists to make a major stir in the furiously competitive environment of the New York art world. Even so, it took her much longer to get there than was the case for male artists of the same generation. Born in 1899, she was not really a […]
17 July 2016
There are many wonderful summer shows up right now in Chelsea, from group shows to solo exhibitions, sculpture to painting to mixed media; you certainly get a little taste of everything. While I enjoyed many exhibitions, there are three that left a strong impression on me: Annie Pearlman/Adrianne Rubenstein/Alyson Vega at White Columns, Skins: Body as Matter and Process at […]
Virginie Syn is Artlyst’s roving art correspondent. As an international art insider with a respected eye for what’s new Virginie has uncovered six of the best from her latest whirlwind tour of the globe in May 2016. Spring started with a good round up of Art events and fairs and I found myself on the road again, busily meeting artists, […]
Sotheby’s evening sale of Contemporary Art in New York has achieved a staggering $242,194,000 £167,689,576.22 The result included several record prices for artists. “Tonight we achieved exactly what we set out to do: tailor a sale to the market’s current taste. You only had to count the number of hands in the air for works as diverse […]
TEFAF fairs, considered to be the leading art and antiques fairs in the world, will launch an unprecedented showcase in New York for high end art dealers from around the world. New York is already a saturated market with the tried and tested Armory Week along with newcomers the Frieze Art Fair. Presented annually in […]
A brand new series of paintings by the Post Pop artist Jeff Koons entitled Gazing Ball is currently on show in New York. In this series, Koons has appropriated images from artists of the past, such as Titian, El Greco, Courbet, and Manet, among others. The works deal with the power of artistic gesture. Each work has […]
Sotheby’s New York will present The Schlumberger Collection this November. The magnificent compendium of Modern and Contemporary masterworks acquired by distinguished collectors and benefactors, Pierre and São Schlumberger brings together over 90 outstanding works from the Twentieth Century with a combined estimate in excess of $85 million and is led by Mark Rothko’s pivotal canvas […]
Stik, the London grafitti artist, was in the process of finishing his second major New York City piece. Repeats of his iconic stick figure, holding hands, embellishes one of downtown’s iconic remaining water towers. “The Union Square piece is a union of eight points of the compass, eight figures all holding hands, symbolizing the union […]
8 March 2014
What is the difference between a museum survey show, showcasing New York’s art scene between 1950 and 1970 and a viewing of a private collection spanning the same period? I would say the answer probably lies in the unabashed passion and freewheeling initiative of the collector, particularly if that collector is Reinhard Onnasch. Let’s face […]
6 March 2014
New York 2014: So dear reader, I’m sitting here in my favourite diner ‘Neil’s’ on 70th and Lex nursing a horrible hangover. My breakfast of sausage, bacon, home fries and eggs (sunny side up, of course) has helped but still feeling sort of fuzzy from excesses of last night. It is damn cold here too, […]
The Frieze Projects program of specially commissioned artworks to be realized at Frieze New York 2014 has been announced. The program for 2014 is curated by Cecilia Alemani and includes seven newly commissioned projects. Frieze New York is located in the unique setting of Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, overlooking the East River. The artists participating […]
Friday 31 October was the last day of the Banksy’s New York project, which ran for a month in Manhattan. The objective of residency was to create a new public work of art each day. The pieces ranged from his popular ‘Spray Art’, Sculpture, to Video, and Installation works. The media frenzy created made international […]
The latest Banksy works in New York are proving a hit with the public, as well as ants? Yesterday he set up two paintings on canvas under a Chelsea overpass. One a solidarity painting for Jailed punk-artists Pussy Riot the other soldiers surrounding a woman wearing a hijab. The artist stated on his website, “Are […]