Editions

Tuesday Under Ten: Phillip Taaffe

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K — usually my aim is to support emerging artists and young galleries, but this week I wanted to share a piece from an amazing print show at Luhring Augustine. There are a few affordably priced pieces in this show, but this one by Phillip Taaffe is my fav! Tuesday under Ten will be taking a pause next week, but will return on the 26th!

Phillip Taaffe, Ornamental Panel II, 2011

Phillip Taaffe, Ornamental Panel II, 2011

Tuesday Under Ten: Wyatt Kahn

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K: The Wyatt Kahn show that opened at Xavier Hufkens in Brussels in this week is super cool, and the three editioned pieces included are great buys at under $10,000 — particularly because The Whitney picked up one of each! If you’re interested, please get in touch.

Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2016

Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2016

Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2016

Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2016

Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2016

Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2016

2018

It was such a joy to place so many wonderful works of art in 2018! Here are snippets of some of my favorites from the past year. Bringing art into people’s daily lives is the best part of my job, and I can’t wait to get back at it in January. If you’re interested in finding works of art for your home or office, please get in touch. Wishing everyone the best for the new year!

Tuesday Under Ten: Wendy Small

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: master of arrangement, Wendy Small usually presents her floral and ephemeral compositions as photograms, but these silkscreens are LOVELY and available at a giftable price (under $100)! They can be found on the Russell Janis website.

Wendy Small, Silkscreen, 2017

Wendy Small, Silkscreen, 2017

Wendy Small, Silkscreen, 2017

Wendy Small, Silkscreen, 2017

Tuesday Under Ten: Polly Apfelbaum

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: colorful, lively, and affordable -- there's nothing not to love about Polly Apfelbaum's editioned work! 

Polly Apfelbaum, Persephone (Blue), 2013

Polly Apfelbaum, Persephone (Blue), 2013

Tuesday Under Ten: Qin Feng

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Qin Feng's work is the apotheosis of the expressionistic brushstroke, and his prints, which are more affordable than his works on canvas, are exceptional. If you're interested, please get in touch! 

Qin Feng, Untitled, 2009

Qin Feng, Untitled, 2009

Tuesday Under Ten: Louise Nevelson and Mike & Doug Starn

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: There are two great online auctions at Christie's -- live now through Friday with tons of great under $10,000 material. If you're interested in bidding and would like help, please get in touch! Here are two favorites from these sales. 

Mike and Doug Starn, Attracted to Light, 1996-9

Mike and Doug Starn, Attracted to Light, 1996-9

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1930

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1930

Tuesday Under Ten: Angel Otero

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: The wonderful artist Angel Otero made a series of hand-glazed porcelain wind chimes as an homage to his grandmother who collected chimes. Each piece in the series of 20 is unique and created with the same transfer process that Otero uses for oil skin paintings. 

Angel Otero, Wind Chimes, 2017

Angel Otero, Wind Chimes, 2017

(detail)

(detail)

Tuesday Under Ten: Robert Longo

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: There are two pieces from Robert Longo's Men in the Cities Series -- one male, one female -- coming up at the Phillips London Editions sale on Thursday. These two are begging to be a pair hung in a cool black and white interior... maybe with a checkered marble floor? Just sayin. If you have just such a space, let me be the match maker! 

Robert Longo, Untitled V & IV, from Men in the Cities, 1990

Robert Longo, Untitled V & IV, from Men in the Cities, 1990

Tuesday Under Ten: Pat Steir

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. With the big fall auctions this week, I've been thinking a lot about value! One of the best ways to get a lot of art-bang for your buck is to look at editioned prints by well-known artists. For many artists, editions are an important part of their body of work even though the cost is usually far less than that of unique pieces.  Pat Steir is a great example. Prices have skyrocketed recently for her paintings, but her editioned work remains in the under $10,000 category. What's even better is that for a bit more (though not quite under $10K), you can buy a unique Pat Steir monoprint with a layer of paint that is hand applied by the artist using the same technique she uses on her paintings! 

Pat Steir, Peacock Waterfall, 2001

Pat Steir, Peacock Waterfall, 2001

IFPDA Print Fair 2017

I attended the preview of the IFPDA Print Fair last night. The fair moved this year from its traditional location at the Park Avenue Armory to the Javitz Center. The Javitz Center is light, airy, and modern, where the Armory is elegant and historical, but everyone I spoke with seemed content with the new location. Here are a few of my favorites! 

Dana Schutz exhibited by Two Palms Press

Dana Schutz exhibited by Two Palms Press

Roy Lichtenstein exhibited by Mary Ryan Gallery

Roy Lichtenstein exhibited by Mary Ryan Gallery

David Hockney exhibited by The Redfern Gallery

David Hockney exhibited by The Redfern Gallery

Tuesday Under Ten: Oeuffice

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: If you can't get enough of that Ettore Sottsass postmodernism (and if you haven't seen the awesome show at Met Breuer, you should!), take home an Oeuffice object today! I love these limited edition inlaid ziggurats that stand about 20 inches tall. Super chic! 

Oeuffice, Ziggurat "Loewen Stripes Edition, 2012

Oeuffice, Ziggurat "Loewen Stripes Edition, 2012

Tuesday Under Ten: Man Ray

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Included in Rago's upcoming Unreserved (no minimum price) auction is an editioned version of Man Ray's Cadeau with an estimate of $600-900. A surrealist icon, Man Ray rendered the readymade iron seemingly useless by adding 14 nails to its base. A little bit of a joke, and a little bit of an erotic suggestion (picture someone wearing the flayed clothing that would result from using this piece), with a simple modification Man Ray transformed a mundane object into one of fascination. This piece goes on the block on August 26th! Let me know if you're interested in bidding. 

Man Ray, Cadeau, 1921 editioned replica 1972

Man Ray, Cadeau, 1921 editioned replica 1972

Tuesday Under Ten: Mark di Suvero

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I adore everything about this editioned tabletop di Suvero sculpture. Visually, it's has this great tribal industrial feel.

But it's so much more than that. If you've ever seen one of di Suvero's huge outdoor sculptures, you might have noticed that they often have at least one beam that extends toward the ground that tempts viewers to climb aboard. And, in fact, the artist intended for people to mount his sculptures -- which sometimes include moving parts -- and use them as rides! How spectacularly fun is that? So, when people were agitated in 2011 about Occupy Wall Streeters climbing on di Suvero's Joie de Vivre, which lives in downtown Manhattan, they were completely misguided. 

But public art doesn't have all the fun in di Suvero's body of work! This small steel sculpture can be taken apart and put back together in a variety of ways. I love art that asks you to interact, and I think it would be amazingly fun to own and play with this piece! Please get in touch if you're interested. 

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

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: 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

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

Weekend Agenda: Editions Auctions Previews II

Trailing a week behind Phillips and Christie's, the editions preview is up at Sotheby's this weekend. Last week I talked about what kind of work is included in editions auctions and why I think they're great - read that here!  Some favorites from Sotheby's: 

Keith Haring, Dog, 1986, Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000 

Keith Haring, Dog, 1986, Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000 

Paul Elie Ranson, Tigre Dans Les Jungles, 1893, Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

Paul Elie Ranson, Tigre Dans Les Jungles, 1893, Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

Jean-Michel Basquiat (posthumous print), Untitled (Head), 2001, Estimate: $30,000 - 40,000

Jean-Michel Basquiat (posthumous print), Untitled (Head), 2001, Estimate: $30,000 - 40,000