Good clean fun? P. J. O’ Rourke once teased that “cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.” This collection sings to a similar tune. Taking the quotidian toilette and infusing it with a splash of the cinematic, the works in this collection transform personal grooming and bathing habits into petits récits of vulnerability, vanity, and voyeurism that are hardly squeaky clean. READ MORE
Neo-Expressionism, the last of the truly famous movements to sweep the art world, arose in the late 1970s as a reaction against the austere, cerebral cool of Minimalism and Conceptual art, combining richly applied paint and attention-grabbing artistic gestures in an attempt to revive the hotter heroics of painters like van Gogh and the Abstract Expressionists. READ MORE
Five new New York-based startups, including Artspace, have joined forces under the direction of merchandising guru Rachel Schechtman at A Start Up Store at Tenth Avenue and 19th Street in New York’s Chelsea Arts District to present a unique holiday shopping experience. Artspace is united with Bauble Bar, which offers fashion jewelry; Birch Box, featuring beauty products; Joor, selling fashion accessories; and Quirky, presenting inventive gadgets, in the six-week experimental shop. Displaying prints and photographs by Nick Cave, Ross Bleckner, Deborah Kass, Francesco Clemente, David Levinthal, and other established and emerging artists, A Start Up Store provides the opportunity to purchase works of art by notable Artspace artists or eGift Cards so that your friends and family can choose whatever they like.
Pink Blossoms, 2005/2011 by Sally Gall
A Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. Inspired by the popularity and quirkiness of Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire, the editors of Artspace composed one to reveal another side of their favorite artists. Shortened versions can be found on several of the Artspace artist pages, and from time to time we’ll run the complete interviews on A+. Our third artist is Sally Gall.
Artspace’s Pop-Up Gallery at the Mondrian Los Angeles got off to a great start at the official opening on April 28, when a smart crowd from the art, film and fashion worlds co-mingled with the fresh limited edition prints and photographs on view. Mondrian chef Philip Dubose prepared a tasty selection of appetizers to match the art that was hand-picked by Artspace’s Adam Fields. Sales were brisk, especially for photos of Nick Cave’s colorful “Soundsuits,” while Jeremy Kost’s blown-up Polaroids of drag queens on parade provoked both animated conversation and strong interest.
Mondrian, one of Los Angeles’ most renowned hotel destinations, has announced an exclusive new collaboration with Artspace.com, the premier online marketplace for contemporary art offering collectors and art enthusiasts the opportunity to discover, learn about, and collect art from world-renowned artists and emerging talent at affordable prices. Mondrian will bring Artspace to life offline as a specially curated pop-up gallery, open now through mid-June, in the hotel’s intimate, custom-designed retail space.
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