Tuesday Under Ten: Ross Bleckner

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I adore Ross Bleckner's etchings. This is a true case of the digital image not doing the piece justice -- they are so delicate and look almost like watercolors in person. Although the complete suite of nine is going to be a bit north of $10,000, you could easily do a stack or row of three for a gorgeous burst of color! If you're interested in seeing these in person, please get in touch. 
 

Ross Bleckner, Meditations, 2010

Ross Bleckner, Meditations, 2010

Tuesday Under Ten: John Baldessari

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Christie's has a fun online editions auction starting today that includes this cute Baldessari piece with an estimate of $2,000 - 3,000 and lots of other Under Ten work! If you're interested in something and would like to discuss bidding, please get in touch! 

John Baldessari, Two Opponents (Blue and Yellow), 2014

John Baldessari, Two Opponents (Blue and Yellow), 2014

Tuesday Under Ten: Kour Pour

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Kour Pour's paintings are meticulous recreations of specific carpets in vivid detail. I would love to own a full size one of these, but someone will be very lucky to take home this petite beauty with an estimate at $5,000 - 7,000 from Christie's upcoming online Contemporary sale. At just over 9 x 7 inches, it's a little gem with all of the detail of his larger work. Lots of other "under ten" beauties in this auction as well! There will be a preview opening soon. Please get in touch if you're interested in taking a look with me! 

Kour Pour, Mousepad, 2012

Kour Pour, Mousepad, 2012

Kour Pour, Mousepad, 2012 (reverse) 

Kour Pour, Mousepad, 2012 (reverse) 

Favorite of the Week: Myoung Ho Lee

A gorgeous show of photography by Myoung Ho Lee opened at Yossi Milo Gallery on Thursday evening. He's only produced a handful of work over the past decade and this is a rare opportunity to see them all in the same space! 

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree... #2, 2011

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree... #2, 2011

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree #2, 2006

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree #2, 2006

Tuesday Under Ten: John Giorno

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week:
If you're in love with the John Giorno exhibition that has popped up at thirteen locations across Manhattan, consider buying one of his prints! These whimsical pieces by the poet/artist/activist can be purchased individually or as a set of eighteen. Get in touch if you're interested, and I'll help you pick a group and get it framed up and on your wall. And, if you haven't seen any of the current show yet, here's some info.

John Giorno, Welcoming the Flowers, 2007

John Giorno, Welcoming the Flowers, 2007

Favorite of the Week: Joseph Stashkevetch

I paid the artist Joseph Stashkevetch a studio visit last week and was blown away by his new work. Joseph is known for his exquisitely realistic conté crayon drawings - yes, these are all done free-hand!  His interest in beauty, transience, destruction, and decay is shown in images that include dilapidated architecture, refuse piles, and flowers. His most recent work - the last two images included here - has become sculptural, composed of multi-layered drawings that curve and undulate. If you're interested in considering Joseph's work for your home, please get in touch!

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Torn Curtain #2, 2016

Joseph Stashkevetch, Torn Curtain #2, 2016

Joseph Stashkevetch, The Blue Mosque, 2017

Joseph Stashkevetch, The Blue Mosque, 2017

Weekend Agenda: I <3 John Giorno

In time for New York Gay Pride, a multi-venue show celebrating poet/artist/activist John Giorno opened at thirteen different sites throughout the city last night. Put on by Giorno's husband, the artist Ugo Rondinone, the site-specific installations include poetry, painting, and sound work. Plus, there is a calendar of performances scheduled through the end of July. I adore Giorno's work, and I can't wait to hit a bunch of the spaces! 

I <3 John Giorno Locations

I <3 John Giorno Locations

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View, Red Bull Studios

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View, Red Bull Studios

Tuesday Under Ten: Amanda Means

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I adore Amanda Means's technically masterful and aesthetically commanding leaves and flowers. They are so elegant and beautiful! 

Amanda Means

Amanda Means

Amanda Means, Installation View

Amanda Means, Installation View

Amanda Means

Amanda Means

Amanda Means

Amanda Means

Favorite of the Week: Sam Samore

I spied this stack of Sam Samore Lips in a lobby on the north end of Madison Square Park last week! I adore this body of work! It's cinematic and voyeuristic and sexy but also a little gritty. 

Sam Samore, Madison Square Park, Installation View

Sam Samore, Madison Square Park, Installation View

I like it so much that I own one myself: 

Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty #44, c. 1990-1999 and Joseph Stashkevetch, Untitled, 2016

Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty #44, c. 1990-1999 and Joseph Stashkevetch, Untitled, 2016

But it's my dream to get two more (and, um, super tall ceilings!) to make a stack like this: 

Russell Groves Interior, photographed for Elle Decor with Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty stack

Russell Groves Interior, photographed for Elle Decor with Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty stack

And two more images just to give you the full picture! 

Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty, 1990-1995

Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty, 1990-1995

Sam Samore, Tower of Lips, 1990-1995

Sam Samore, Tower of Lips, 1990-1995

Weekend Agenda: Anselm Kiefer

Normally, when I go to Chelsea to visit galleries and do research for my clients, I'll spend the whole day and go to a huge list of about twenty shows. However, the current Anselm Kiefer exhibition at Gagosian is so big, spectacular, varied, and requires such close looking to really I enjoy, I recommend thinking of it as a museum show and making a special one stop Chelsea visit. The work on view includes paintings, artists’s books, and watercolors, referencing uncountable literary sources, and presenting an achingly beautiful vision of life and death, sensuality and spirituality. This show, on view through July 14th, is not to be missed. 

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery (detail)

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery (detail)

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Installation View, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Installation View, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Tuesday Under Ten: Chase Langford

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I saw Chase Langford's work at an art fair this spring, and it's stuck with me. The colors are gorgeous, and I love that they read like painting, but have work on paper prices. And, how great do they look in a row?

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014, Installation shot

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014, Installation shot

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Favorite of the Week: Antonio Murado

I was way downtown last week, so I had an opportunity to visit the Antonio Murado commission I worked on for Brookfield. These three gorgeous paintings went into the office building lobby of what was once the World Financial Center and is now part of the Brookfield Place campus. The Hudson River is right outside the lobby windows, and I love how the paintings relate to water without being on-the-nose waterscapes. At the same time, there's something earthy about them that fits in perfectly with the rough, warm stone surfaces of the lobby. Working closely with an artist on a large-scale commission like this is an exciting process and really different from what I do most days helping my private clients. 

Visit to Antonio Murado Commission at Brookfield Place, New York

Visit to Antonio Murado Commission at Brookfield Place, New York

Antonio Murado, Charon crossing the Styx, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Charon crossing the Styx, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Atlantico,I, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Atlantico,I, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Atlantico,I, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Atlantico,I, 2016, Brookfield Place

Weekend Agenda: The Met

I saw two shows at the Met recently that blew me away. The first is the Irving Penn retrospective. Known as a fashion photographer, Penn's body of work is actually big and varied, including truly sensitive portraits, still lifes, magazine covers, and travel images. Here are two favorites! 

Irving Penn, Modern Family, 1947

Irving Penn, Modern Family, 1947

Irving Penn, Glove and Shoe, 1947

Irving Penn, Glove and Shoe, 1947

Next, you must pay a visit to Sara Berman's Closet. This pint-sized period room is meticulously filled with clothes and assorted objects, including a jar of white buttons and a bottle of Chanel No 5. For me it was incredibly appealing because I love white on white, tidiness, and a minimalist lifestyle, but I think there's also something so intriguing about looking into this idiosyncratic and highly aesthetic personal space.

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday Under Ten: Dan Walsh

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Dan Walsh's work is one of my favorite things to recommend for people looking at this price point -- particularly these suites of prints. Walsh's paintings are very large with a big price tag to match and have optical affects that might not be desirable in a home (I prefer artwork in my living room that does not make me queasy). These lovely little prints, however, are delicate and affordable. Plus, if you're a renter, and you could have entirely different walls next year, sets allow for greater flexibility than large pieces. Just like in his big canvases, however, Walsh uses these smaller formats to explore color and a sense of depth and fictive volume.

Dan Walsh, Folio C, 2015

Dan Walsh, Folio C, 2015

Dan Walsh, Folio B, 2010

Dan Walsh, Folio B, 2010

Dan Walsh, Folio B, 2010, Installation shot

Dan Walsh, Folio B, 2010, Installation shot

Favorite of the Week: Katherine Bernhardt

(This is really my favorite of two weeks as we were out of town last week!) There is an awesome site-specific installation of Katherine Bernhardt paintings and sculpture at Lever House on Park Avenue open through the end of September. I adore her bright Pop Art canvases, and this was a great environment in which to experience them. In the artist's words: "When constructing the show, I envisioned a giant fish bowl tank, with giant Jurassic objects, paintings, and soft sculptures. In this show, gigantism rules. You'll find giant gummy worm sculptures and giant paintings. The gummies could also be seen as giant paint strokes that have fallen out of the paintings. You can play on them or rest on them as well as admire the beauty of gummy worms. The painted walls, colored film windows, and painted concrete blocks, all encapsulate this colorful crazy concrete jungle. Similar to the botanical garden, these works are contained in their own glass bio-dome: The Lever House.  Welcome to the Jurassic terrarium."

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Tuesday Under Ten: Crystal Gregory

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: There is nothing I don't like about Crystal Gregory's cyanotypes. Delicate movement, vivid blue color, and interesting, entirely by-hand process - I adore this work! Technically photographs, the imagery in these pictures is derived from weavings Gregory, who has roots in fiber art, makes by hand. She also applies the light-sensitive emulsion to the paper herself, and many of the pieces use sunshine for the exposure. 

Crystal Gregory, Untitled, 2015

Crystal Gregory, Untitled, 2015

Weekend Agenda: What's Up New York

Lawrence Van Hagen has taken over an entire three story building in Chelsea to put on a fantastic pop-up gallery open through Saturday at 132 Tenth Avenue. What's Up New York includes work by both established and emerging artists, including these favorites of mine! 

Johnny Abrahams, Untitled IX, 2017

Johnny Abrahams, Untitled IX, 2017

Lee Bae, Issu du Feu, 2001

Lee Bae, Issu du Feu, 2001

Katherine Bradford, Swimming Pool, Long, 2017

Katherine Bradford, Swimming Pool, Long, 2017

Maximilian Magnus, Untitled, 2017

Maximilian Magnus, Untitled, 2017

Eddie Martinez, Cowboy Town Study #3, 2017

Eddie Martinez, Cowboy Town Study #3, 2017

Anthony Pearson, Untitled (Etched Plaster), 2016

Anthony Pearson, Untitled (Etched Plaster), 2016

Tuesday Under Ten: Saul Sanchez

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I love these  trompe l'oeil paintings by Saul Sanchez. That's right -- that's not actually a taped off square, it's just paint that appears to be one. How cool! Interested in buying something by this artist for your home? Please get in touch! 

Saul Sanchez, Square with Ultramarine Blue Paint, 2016

Saul Sanchez, Square with Ultramarine Blue Paint, 2016

Favorite of the Week: Joan Mitchell

There were so many amazing pieces on auction last week for the big Spring Impressionist and Modern and Contemporary sales, but the one that shines out in my mind -- for which I would seriously consider trading a pinky toe -- was this Joan Mitchell diptych. It was offered at Sotheby's with an estimate of $1,800,000 - 2,500,000 and sold for $2,052,500 with the buyer's premium. 

Joan Mitchell, Untitled, 1992

Joan Mitchell, Untitled, 1992