Collector Stefan Simchowitz (stefansimchowitz) posted this shot of model Emily Ratajkowski (of “Blurred Lines” fame), who was apparently pouting because she couldn’t keep this Zachary Armstrong piece — or at least, that’s how we’ve chosen to interpret the caption, “This is what happens when you can’t get something you realy [sic] want,” lest we realize this “wanting” isn’t necessarily directed toward the artwork at all. Armstrong (z___a), meanwhile, regrammed with the caption “#careerpeaked.”
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To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Postmasters Gallery — launched “on a murky Saturday, December 13, 1984 in the heart of East Village,” and now located in Tribeca — is seeking a working New York City artist also born on the same day. The gallery wants to celebrate their three decades in operation, but doesn’t want to get too self-congratulatory about it, and so is planning on having a sort of vicarious birthday extravaganza in honor of a creative human being who is also turning 30 on that date. (They promise “Cake, presents, food & drink, music, surprises, the works.”) If you fit the bill, or know someone who does, contact the gallery (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let ‘em know. Meanwhile, Postmasters is showcasing Anton Perich’s “Electric Paintings” through November 22, and you can read a bit more about Daria Irincheeva here, whose solo show at the gallery was one of the highlight’s of the early fall season.
Over at Victoria Miro’s shockingly spacious Wharf Road space in London, Eric Fischl is showing his series of “Art Fair” paintings: Brushily figurative depictions of the bustle and hustle at the ever-omnipresent, big-tented commercial sales events. Evidently Fischl made these works by lurking around actual fairs with his digital camera, snapping away, and then combining the shots he’d taken into lurid alternate realities. So it seemed fitting that we likewise creeped on the sidelines as Fischl inspected his own likeness — mid-text-message — in one of these paintings.
At a private reception for Brooklyn-based Wangechi Mutu’s solo exhibition at Victoria Miro in London, gallery assistants were pushing small, chocolate figurines representing one of the artist’s signature mutant-mermaid characters. (The stunning mixed-media collage works on view depicted even less plausible, monstrous hybrids.) The deal was that one could take a choco-sculpture home if one agreed to photograph oneself chomping off a piece of the mermaid’s anatomy. We imagine certain savvy collectors are already stockpiling these saccharine mermaids in their fridge, ready to flip at Christie’s inevitable Contemporary Works in Chocolate evening sale. Meanwhile, Instagrammers can check out the attendees who partook by scanning the #mutumermaids hashtag.