Untitled, 2011 by Ross Bleckner
Following the model of a Proust Questionnaire—an inquiry into one’s personality that was first made popular by the French writer Marcel Proust and more recently revived by Vanity Fair—we asked 20 questions to Artspace artist Ross Bleckner, whose favorite film is Gaspar Noé’s “Irreversible,” idea of misery is overthinking, and guilty pleasure is mushrooms.
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.
An avid reader of The New York Times, Ross Bleckner stumbled upon a quirky juxtaposition of luxury and real life in the newspaper some 20 years ago and started saving daily tear sheets for the irony they conveyed. Page 3 of section A of the Times has displayed a Tiffany & Co. advertisement for bejeweled baubles next to headlines and pictures reflecting global tragedies, conflicts, disasters, and rituals for as long as anyone can remember. The artist has compiled nearly 90 of the appropriated and un-manipulated montages, which reference a wide range of international problems and human concerns, in the newly published A3: Our Lives in The New York Times, a 1:1 scale monograph that provides an overview of an era of widening inequities.
Carmen by Judith Hudson
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~ Meryl Streep
Artspace curator Nessia Pope truly understands motherhood, too. As a mother, daughter, godmother, aunt and niece, she embraces the nurturing role while wrapping her arms around creativity and the amazing work of the many artists she daily champions.
Share her thoughts on Mother’s Day and the essential collection that she presents to convey them…
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.