Untitled (You Are Everywhere) by Poppy de Villeneuve
Never Nude by Kristian Laliberte
About the Curator
Kristian Laliberte, a graduate of Columbia University and Archives Nationales in Paris, is the New York Editor at Refinery29, where he oversees content on everything NYC-related. From Fashion Week to the latest art exhibitions, hottest new restaurants, and must-visit boutiques, Laliberte tells R29′s tapped-in readers where to go, what to do, and how to stay stylish.
Constantin Brancusi & Richard Serra at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, brings together two of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. Both the oeuvre of Constantin Brancusi and the work of Richard Serra are shown in a comprehensive exhibition. Vernissage TV takes us inside the exhibition preview on May 21, 2011.
The Divine Gas by Chiho Aoshima
About the Collection
Art Basel is The Most Prestigous Art Fair In the World. Collect Art Basel Artists at Artspace.
Broadening interest in contemporary art has produced an explosion in both attendance at and number of art fairs around the world. Today, there are over 400 regularly scheduled art fairs in locations ranging from Paris to Perth, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, Brussels, and London. The art fair that has set the standard for them all opens each year during the second week of June in the town of Basel, Switzerland.
A battle of the best! Two of the best modernist painters—that is. New York’s Helly Nahmad Gallery has done what most museums could have only considered doing but would currently find financially difficult to mount: a comparative exhibition of the paintings of Chaim Soutine and Francis Bacon. Although Bacon is the better known of the two artists today, Soutine’s acknowledged influence on him and a whole generation of figurative and expressionistic painters in England in the 1950s—including Lucien Freud, Leon Kossoff, and Frank Auerbach—as well as Willem de Kooning and others in the States, is well documented. Even though Bacon later tried to distance himself from Soutine, as Damien Hirst recently stated, “Without Soutine, there is no Bacon.”