Monday, September 29, 2014

Top 100 Most Collectible Living Artists (ArtNet)

Very interesting. Art Net has 2 lists, first is the top 100 total sales, second is top 100 individual sales.
NY, London, and Hong Kong are the hot spots auction house-wise, and list 1 has many Asian artists on it (many of the names I believe are Chinese). Maybe this is wealthy Asian collectors buying and selling to bolster the Asian art market (and their investments)?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Newark Museum lecture series on Asian collection

4 part lecture course being offered at Newark Museum:
Speaker: Annette Juliano, Professor of Art in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers-Newark.

Fee: $60 members; $75 non-members;
Individual lectures: $20
Pre-registration required
Call 973.596.6613 or visit the link here.

Deepen your understanding and appreciation of the Newark Museum’s Asian collection with this four-part series presented by Dr. Annette Juliano.

Join us for an introduction to the arts and culture of Asia beginning with a brief discussion of Islamic arts, the bridge between West and East, moving eastward from South Asia to the Far East. Gain insight into the sacred beliefs and values that shape pictorial imagery, sculptural form, architecture and objects of devotion. Discover the similarities and differences in the arts of these diverse cultures and explore cross-currents of religious and aesthetic influence. Religious and secular arts will be included such as Hagia Sophia, Sanchi, Ajanta, Mahaballipurim, Borobudor, Angkor Wat, Jokhang, Dunhuang, Sokkuram, Byodo-in, as well as related sculpture, paintings, and decorative arts.

October 28: Introduction: Visual Languages and Seeing the World

November 18: Manifestation of the Gods: Sacred Structures and Spaces: Temples, Mosques and Shrines

December 2: Manifestation of the Gods: Sculpture and Painting

December 16: Expressions of Power in the Material World: Walls, Gates, Palaces, and Cities

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Paula Cooper Gallery summer show

     Summer in the NY gallery scene consists of many group shows featuring new talent, old talent, experimental work, etc. Galleries often use them as an opportunity to show work/artists that they're considering for bigger things, just to test the waters. Also allows the gallery folks to take a vacation! They're over now and the new season has started, but 2 weeks ago I passed by the Paula Cooper Gallery and grabbed some shots. The gallery is located at 534 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011.

Timothy Cummings, "Isabella" acrylic, 31x29

Joseph Raffael, "Swirling Fish" Watercolor on paper, 51.5x76

Michael Gregory, "Bonner's Ridge" Oil on canvas, 73.75x63.5

Bill RIchards, "Flowers and Branches" Graphite on paper, 17.75x21.5"

Hung Liu, "Huddling I" mixed media, 20x20

Nicolas Africano "Untitled) cast glass, 22x5x5