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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Farewell GRNY

Giant Robot NY closes its doors for good today.  I have shopped at GR for the past six years since it first opened around the corner from my home. It has not only been an invaluable source of hard to find publications and unique art items, but through their art exhibits and events, has served as an invaluable asset for many emerging artists and cultural hub for the community.

Stop by today to say your farewell, pick up some remaining stock at 40% off and check out their last exhibit with artists Susie Ghahremani and Kelly Tunstall.

Thanks GR. You will be missed.

 

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Last Chance :: Josh Keyes’ Fragment


(All Images Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

Over the past few years Josh Keyes has fast built an almost fanatic collector base, with his last four shows selling out prior to opening. With Fragment, the Portland based painter further solidifies his appeal, as a waiting list of over 400 eager fans clamored for a chance at the ten 40″ x 30″ acrylic panels on view. Most of these paintings continue the familiar themes Keyes’ has been honing in on, with one piece taking on new ground – the plainly titled  Self Portrait as an Old Man.

What makes Josh Keyes great is his mastery of both the overt and covert. First, there’s the hook. Through meticulously rendered and graphically compelling imagery, with obvious environmental and political connections, his works are instantly accessible. Yet, the complexity of these works, with deeper concerns borderlining on the metaphysical, is what makes them so compelling.

Josh Keyes – Fragment is on view until Feb. 13 at Jonathan LeVine, New York. Read on for our images from the show. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, November 16th, 2009

Last Chance :: Jim Houser – Make Room for Emptiness

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(All Images © Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

For his third solo exhibit with Jonathan LeVine, (New York) Jim Houser showcases a pared down and more finely honed installation that signals an increasing sense of artistic confidence and maturity. The aptly titled Make Room for Emptiness closes this Saturday, Nov. 21.

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Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Must See :: Hernan Bas in New York

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Mystery Bouf (or the kingdom after the flood)

The young, Miami-based artist, Hernan Bas, is currently exhibiting at two notable New York venues, with a solo gallery show at Lehmann Maupin (on view through July 10) and a more substantial survey spanning the last decade, at The Brooklyn Museum (closes May 24). Together, the two exhibits reflect a stylistic and referential shift for Bas, from his earlier focus on figures and literary references that hark back to the decadent lifestyle embodied by the dandies of the 18th century, to his most recent and grander scale landscapes, still rich in historical symbolism, yet more overtly political. 

Read through for the rest of our photo recap of Bas’ Lehmann Maupin show and click images for larger views.

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Detail - Ubu Roi (the war march) 

Hernan Bas - The Dance of The Machine Gun + Other Forms of Unpopular Expression
On view till July 10
Lehmann Maupin
201 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002 

Hernan Bas - Works from the Rubell Family Collection
On view till May 24
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238


A conversation with Hernan Bas and Brooklyn Museum Deputy Director for Art, Charles Desmarais, at the Brooklyn Museum, February 26, 2009. Via: Brooklyn Museum

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Last Chance :: Elizabeth Peyton


Earl’s Court, 1997. Oil on board, 10×8 in.

The Art Collector’s strongly urges anyone in the NY area to see Elizabeth Peyton’s exhibit at the New Museum before it closes on January 11. Consisting of  more than 100 works from the past fifteen years, Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton marks the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s career to be held in an American institution.

Peyton’s works are at once nostalgic and completely fresh, an ode to the forgotten art of figurative painting and a celebration of modern subjects. Through depictions of instantly recognizable cultural icons to her most intimate friends, Peyton inspires us to rejoice in the beauty that arises from the remarkable individuals who have impacted our lives.

The exhibit travels to The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis from Feb. 14-June 14, 2009, and then moves on to Whitechapel Gallery in London and the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastrciht, Netherlands.


Pati, 2007. Oil on board, 9×7 in                                Zoe’s Kurt, 1995. Oil on board, 14×11 in.