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Instagrams of the Art World: Richard Serra Deconstructed, Bove in Snow


Art World Drinks: A Richard Serra Rum Concoction

In keeping with the boozy New Year’s resolution we committed to last week, we present the second entry in our new Art World Drinks series. While last time bartender Micaela Piccolo, of Tribeca bar and pub Distilled, mixed up a Koonsian Brass Monkey, this time she worked with us to invent a cocktail dedicated to minimalist Richard Serra. The artist’s 1971 “Untitled” charcoal on paper drawing (see below), which depicts a smeared elliptical shape, served as our inspiration for a new drink called “Rounds of Rum.”


Richard Serra on the Blight of the Sold Out Show


Sold out shows might be a boon to artists today, but in the 1960s, it was a different story, at least as per Richard Serra, the artist known for his monumental sculptures made from sheets of hot-rolled steel, who was on hand today at the preview of his new show at David Zwirner’s 20th Street location, “Richard Serra: Early Work,” which opens Friday. The works in the show, though small-ish in scale, for Serra, and made from a variety of materials like vulcanized rubber, neon tubing, and lead — rolled, torn, and folded—foreshadow later works, like “Torqued Ellipses,” for which Serra is best known. We enjoyed the show very much, but were most charmed when Serra broached the topic of the cursed sold-out show. (more…)

Parsing Gagosian: The Six Best Quotes From NYMag’s Epic Profile of the Art World’s Richest Dealer

Larry Gagosian’s power might be waning (maybe), but the mystery surrounding the infamously press-shy dealer is as appealing as ever — particularly as he fights numerous of legal battles and faces almost a full stable of defecting artists. Eric Konigsburg published a lengthy, in-depth look into the life and career of the art world’s most dominant dealer in New York Magazine this weekend, which will appear in the January 28 print issue. (more…)

Richard Serra Will Present Jeff Koons-Designed 2012 National Arts Awards in October

Today Americans for the Arts will announce that sculptor Richard Serra and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov will be among the presenters at an October 15 ceremony in New York during which the 2012 National Arts Awards will be given to Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, Pop artist James Rosenquist, actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, musician Josh Groban, and philanthropist Lin Arison. (more…)

Richard Serra Drawings Have Room to Breathe at the Menil Collection

When IN THE AIR visited Houston for this year’s FotoFest biennial (review forthcoming), the highlight of the city’s other art offerings was undoubtedly the Menil Collection, a Renzo Piano-designed museum planted on an extremely pleasant stretch of grass in the middle of a residential neighborhood filled with low-slung bungalows. While the Richard Serra drawing retrospective currently on view at the Menil debuted at the Metropolitan museum last year, it was curated by De Menil staff and undoubtedly belongs at the Texas space. (more…)

10 Better Lines for Picking Up Someone in a Gallery

On Saturday the New York Post published a terrible, terrible list of five crowd-sourced pickup lines suggested by visitors at MoMA, ranging from a Surrealism joke that surely had André Breton spinning in his grave to a tacky proposition to model nude. Not to be outdone, IN THE AIR has come up with 10 much funnier — and, we’d like to think, more effective — arty pickup lines. We’ve arranged them below, from most romantic to raunchiest. Use with caution. (more…)

Show & Tell: Richard Serra Out on the Street