Affable mega-dealer David Zwirner took some time out of his schedule to make an appearance on Charlie Rose last Thursday. Zwirner’s interview, which starts around 19:00, covers his opinion of minimalism, the influence of his father, and why people are paying “so much for art.”
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The exhibitor list for this year’s Art Basel in Hong Kong, which will take place May 15 through 18 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (just two short days after Frieze New York is over), was released today. Last year was the fair formerly known as Art HK’s first outing after being acquired by art fair mega brand Art Basel. In 2013, the Swiss conglomerate slightly downsized the number of exhibitors and added a number of blue chip names to the fair’s roster. So what’s different this year?
Winter has undeniably arrived in New York, and after a fall full of art-sparked romantic longing, it now takes some serious heat to cause an Art World Missed Connection. There are some proven methods, however, judging by this week’s batch of posts: The creepily sexual work of Mike Kelley on view at MoMA PS1; the forced proximity of hundreds of strangers waiting in line to get into Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Room” installations at David Zwirner; and of course, that inexhaustible well-spring of sexual attraction, a naked person covered in body paint. Let’s star with the latter. (more…)
While ambling along the aisles at Art Basel in Miami Beach and its satellite fairs we came across celebrities, collectors, and celebrity artists, but we also spotted a few U.S. Presidents. There were Barack Obama portraits aplenty at Miami Project, including Peter Wilde’s painting installation “52 Obamas” (2013) in the Freight + Volume booth (above). Nearby, a pair of black-and-white photo portraits from 2013 of the current president by Chuck Close (below) were on view in the Two Palms booth. (more…)
Planning to pop over to Chelsea real quick to check out the Yayoi Kusama infinity room at David Zwirner? Too damn bad! There’s a line outside the gallery’s doors most days by 9am, the New York Times reports, with would-be selfie-takers turning out in droves to see and be seen inside the Japanese artist’s newest colorful, mirrored installation, “Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” (2013) — and, failing that, “Love Is Calling” (2013, pictured), which this reporter had to settle for on a recent visit because of the long wait to see the other installation. (more…)
On the eve of the opening of her gigantic show of 30 new paintings, two infinity rooms, and one video work at all three West 19th Street locations of David Zwirner Gallery, 84-year-old Yayoi Kusama spoke to journalists about her new works at a press conference organized by the gallery. Below, in no particular order, are some highlights. (more…)
For his new show at David Zwirner, Raymond Pettibon has raised the craft of penis drawing from pubescent boys’ trapper keepers to high art. When ARTINFO returned after last Thursday’s opening to get a closer look at the expansive (dare we say, seminal?) show, which features Pettibon’s drawings and signature script scrawled and pinned across four large walls at Zwirner’s West 19th Street compound, we noticed that a certain phallic trend kept popping up in the presentation — see, for instance, “No Title (Let it be..)” (2013, above). While Pettibon’s irreverent show certainly shouldn’t be reduced to its penis drawings, we couldn’t help but put together a list of the top five most flagrantly phallic artworks from the show. Which one is our favorite? Hard to say. It’s a pretty stiff competition.
It was a family affair Thursday night at the David Zwirner pop-up bookstore, where the spotlight was centered not on the art dealer, but on his 22-year-old son, Lucas Zwirner, who was signing copies of “Momo,” a book by German author Michael Ende that he translated into English, with drawings by Marcel Dzama — an artist with the gallery. (more…)
David Zwirner gallery kicked off its annual pop-up bookstore on Monday giving you more reason than ever to pick up some of those art editions you’ve been eyeing. Co-hosted by ARTBOOK D.A.P., this two-week event, staged at David Zwirner’s 19 Street location, offers zines by Raymond Pettibon, books devoted to Alice Neel, Jockum Norström, Mamma Andersson, and Neo Rauch, as well as signed editions by Luc Tuymans, James Welling, and Michael Riedel. You can also scoop up catalogues, DVDs, posters, and more. (more…)
In an interview with Spear’s Salon David Zwirner, the New York-based dealer whose mega-gallery who has been expanding at a feverish pace of late — and who recently hired away the head of a shuttering mid-size gallery — stressed the importance of mid-size galleries to the ecosystem of the art market. He also described the New York art market as a local one, compared to the more international market in London — in which he recently opened his first location outside New York. (more…)