Vincent Dubourg, Double Buffet Nouvelle Zélande, 2011. Steel, H140 L306 W37 cm, H55 L120.5 W14.6 In, Edition of 8 + 4 AP. Courtesy Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London
After 15 years of progressive success in Paris and acclaimed presentations in London that have coincided with the Frieze Art Fair since 2007, the Pavilion of Art & Design launches the first New York edition of the stylish art and design fair. Presented in conjunction with New York’s modern and contemporary art auctions, PAD offers modern art, design, decorative arts, photography, jewelry, and tribal arts by 49 international galleries. Collectors, curators, and critics packed the aisles of the historic Park Avenue Armory for the November 9th preview, while the public poured in this morning for the first day of the fashionable fair, which runs through Monday.
Scroll through a selection of some of our favorite finds at the Pavilion of Art & Design New York after the jump.
Calling the continued success of Andy Warhol’s art in this spring’s auctions “public theater, investment banking, and brothel rolled into one,” New York Magazine‘s chief art critic Jerry Saltz argues that a “herd mentality” is keeping prices going up and up. “You buy these because other people you know buy them,” states Saltz, “and you think they’ll make you look like you know about art and investing.”
Your name in lights for 15 seconds of fame at Amsterdam’s noted Museumplein—that’s what John Baldessari is offering from June 1st to the 26th. The celebrated conceptual artist has concocted a brilliant spin on Andy Warhol’s prediction that we would all be famous for 15 minutes on a giant illuminated sign outside the dynamic Stedelijk Museum, which is currently under expansion construction, and adjacent to the popular Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.
Andy Warhol is celebrated for his silkscreen portraits of Marilyn, Elvis, Jackie and Liz; but his most iconic works—the one’s that made him a household name—are his 1962 paintings of 32 Campbell Soup Cans that are now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Nearly every fan of contemporary art knows these paintings, but few fans of the artist’s extensive body of work are aware that he revisited the subject three years later with a group of nineteen Colored Campbell’s Soup Cans. However, in this series the featured cans are all tomato soup—Andy’s favorite!
Art Chicago, the International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, joined forces with NEXT, the International Exhibition of Emerging Art, to present a lively mix of art, talks, performance, book signings and parties on Thursday night at the massive Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Art Chicago is hosting 120 exhibitors from more than 45 cities worldwide, while NEXT is featuring 42 cutting‐edge galleries from around the globe.