Artspace at A Start Up Store, December 1-January 12, 2012
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 a framed work of art by a notable Artspace artist just in time for the holiday season.
Barbie 78 by David Levinthal
About the Work
David Levinthal‘s photographs of vintage Barbies showcase the height of fashion from 1959 to the early 1970s. Photographed more like real models than like toys, these dolls capture the glamour and oppressed sexuality of the post-war generations. The images strike a balance between criticism—of the idealization of the female form and the objectification of women—and kitsch—fun and colorful depictions of a familiar icon.
Hurricane LIV by Clifford Ross
More than anything else, July 4th is a celebration of Americana—the traditions, the mythologies, the events, and the objects that have defined the United States for the past 235 years.
Futebol by Steve Miller
Father’s Day annually falls on the third Sunday in June. This year it is June 19th. To celebrate the special occasion, the Artspace curators have assembled a dynamic art collection in honor of Father’s Day, with an eye for artworks by Steve Miller, David Levinthal, Clifford Ross, Ralph Gibson, Lou Reed, Micah and Whitney Stansell and others that might appeal to very special dads.
David Levinthal, Untitled from the series Blackface, 1995. 20×24 Polaroid Polacolor ER Land Film, 40 x 33 ½ inches (framed). Courtesy the artist and John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York.
David Levinthal has dusted off the memorabilia that inspired his controversial Blackface photography series, which were banned from exhibition at ICA Philadelphia in 1997, and pulled the remaining 20 x 24 Polaroid prints out of the files for the exhibition David Levinthal: Black Again at John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in New York.
I Love My Life by Rona Yefman
Olympia Sonnier grew up in the midst New York’s art world—most of her parent’s friends are artists—and she has built a small and meaningful art collection, including the recent acquisition of a lovely Sarah Charlesworth photograph, produced to benefit ACRIA. Olympia says that what she likes about art is what she also loved most about college: the possibilities are limitless!
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.