Archive for the 'Photography' Category
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
20 x 200 has just released a new pair of prints by William Wegman, available together as a set. Pink Elephants depicts one of Wegman’s signature silly dog photographs, which, as he puts it, “is a little like one of my drawings in its directness and simplicity, a sort of pictorial equation: grey dog plus sock equals elephant.” It is a is coupled with a reproduction of a quick drawing called No Fun Sleeping Under A Picture Like This. As always with the print house, editions are available in a number of sizes and price points, ranging from $100 to $2000. You can get them here.
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Today’s 20×200 print release comes from famed photographer, Roger Ballen. Ballen is represented by Gagosian Gallery and his work resides in museum collections around the world, including the Pompidou (Paris) The Tate (London), and Museum of Modern Art (New York). The release includes multiple sizes and price points as follows: 10″x8″ ed. of 500 ($50), 14″x11″ ed. of 250 ($100), 20″x16″ ed. of 50 ($500), and 30″x24″ ed. of 25 ($1000).
Get it here
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Since 2006, Danish born photographer Peter Funch has immersed himself in New York City, vigorously documenting the metropolis’ bustling streets. His recent works are a manipulation of both time and space, built from thousands of individual photographs shot at the exact same vantage point over a long span of time. Through this process, Funch conjures images that are as much anthropological as they are fictional, capturing real, existing spaces that seamlessly commingle with fictitious moments in time that never truly existed.
Babel Tales Addendum opens May 7 at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen. With 41 panoramic works that run the line between reality and fantasy the exhibit signals the conclusion of this four year exploration. Click images for larger views.
Peter Funch – Babel Tales Addendum
May 7 – May 29
Flæsketorvet 69 – 71
1711 Copenhagen V, Denmark
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Internationally recognized for his painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, skate-icon and artist Ed Templeton has several significant projects in the works.
Most immediately, Templeton opens a new photo exhibit at Roberts + Tilton (Los Angeles) this Friday, Feb. 26. The works on display are culled from the artist’s personal archives, and were shot spontaneously from the inside of cars over a span of 15 years. Speaking of the project, Templeton says, “I never went out driving just to shoot pictures. Each one of these was shot going from point A to point B for some other reason, organically; they represent the in-between. Most of it is from my frequent visits to LA from my home in Huntington Beach, 1 hours’ drive south. But there is also a lot from taxi rides in Paris, Moscow, London, Barcelona, and St Petersburg.”
Next up , Templeton’s photography will be included in the 2010 Photography Biennial at MAMAC (Liege, Belgium), which runs Feb 28 – April 25. Lastly, his first solo museum exhibition, The Cemetery of Reason, opens at S.M.A.K. (Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art) in Ghent, Belgium on April 2, and will include works across multiple disciplines.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
Unless you frequent the Market-Frankford elevated train line in West Philadelphia, chances are you’ve seen very little of Love Letter, artists Steve Powers’ most recent public arts project. While the multi-site mural was painted in 30 parts spanning 20 blocks of West Philadelphia rooftops, you can now take the entire thing home in book format. A Love Letter for You: Love in Transit is available soon via Gingko Press, and documents the entire love affair across 96 pages. $14.95 means buy two and give somebody you love an early holiday present.
Friday, October 30th, 2009
There are some great photos of Keith Haring over on Kathernator’s blog.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Guest of Cindy Sherman tells the real life tale of artist Paul H-O, who in 1993 founded (recently resurrected) Gallery Beat, a public access television program that playfully chronicled the New York art scene. H-O’s role as an outsider looking into the exclusive world of the art elite quickly changed when he met photographer superstar, Cindy Sherman. Over the course of several interviews their relationship grew into romance and Paul found himself swept into the NY art scene, becoming known as Cindy’s companion. The film confronts issues of gender, identity, ego, and offers a critique of the art market and the culture of celebrity. Unfortunately, after a few film festival screenings earlier this year, the film has not yet seen a wider theatrical run or DVD release.
Friday, September 25th, 2009
In 1979 Dutch born photographer Ari Marcopoulos migrated to New York City, quickly submerging himself in the downtown art scene. Sill in his twenties, Marcopolous found work printing photographs for Andy Warhol, and then as a studio assistant to photographer Irving Penn. He credits these early experiences with teaching him that anything is worth taking a picture of, as well as the importance of technical skill and a simple approach. These dual virtues are clearly evident throughout the body of work on view in Within Arm’s Reach, Marcopoulos’ first U.S. mid-career museum survey, which opened this week at The Berkeley Art Museum. The exhibition spans three decades of the artist’s photography, including his documentation of 80s street and music culture in New York, emersion into the early 90s skate and and later snowboard scenes, and recent autobiographical depictions of his family, often reflecting back on his own youth through images of his children.
The museum has published an exhibition catalog, designed by Marcopolous and available in their online store. Ari Marcopolous – Within Arm’s Reach in on view till Feb. 7. See below for details.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Back after a bit of a much needed break, and eager for Deitch Projects to jump-start the fall season with two shows we anticipate being equally powerful and vastly different.
Kehinde Wiley – Black Light will showcase a series of seventeen new photographs by the artist. While the exhibit offers new insight into a practice that has long been part of his creative process, Black Light is new ground for Wiley, who has become extremely successful for his brightly- colored figurative paintings of modern urban Black males, appropriated into the style of Old Masters and Western portraiture. Wiley’s new photo series is also the subject of a new monograph, published by powerHouse and available now.
Opening the same night is Tauba Auerbach’s Here And Now/And Nowhere. The title, an intentional anagram, reflects Auerbach’s obsession with the collapse of organized systems, and the mingling between the two conflicting states of order and chaos. Expect to see painting, photography, sculpture, and an interactive sound instrument that showcases an artist more interested in mastery of concept than medium.
The gallery will open a thirds exhibition on Sept. 10, at their Long Island City warehouse space. The Open will feature works by 31 emerging artists, including Scott Campell, Abigail DeVille, Keltie Ferris, and Deitch director, Kathy Grayson.
Kehinde Wiley – Black Light
Sept 3 – 26
76 Grand Street
NY, NY 10013
Tauba Aurbach – Here And Now/And Nowhere
Sept 3 – Oct 17
18 Wooster Street
NY, NY 10013
Sept 10 – Oct. 25
4-40 44th Drive
4-40 44th Drive
Long Island City, NY
Monday, August 17th, 2009
If you are reading this, chances are you are already familiar with Beautiful Losers, the traveling art exhibit turned documentary film celebrating a group of artists who emerged out of New York’s Alleged Gallery in the early 90s, joined together by the DIY aesthetics of punk rock, hip-hop and skateboarding. The marks of artists like Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Geoff McFetridge, Mike Mills and Harmonie Korine are widely acknowledged in popular art, design, film, and fashion. Now, a new exhibition in London takes up the Beautiful Losers calling to “Make Something From Nothing,” featuring a group of emerging UK artists.
DIY London Seen, an exhibition documenting the work of, and inspired by the artists featured in the film, opened today, coinciding with Beautiful ‘Losers UK DVD release and run at the London Institute of Contemporary Arts. Organized by Watch This Space, the show features a group of young London artists whose work embodies the spirit of the film, alongside the photography of original Loser, Cheryl Dunn, and Ivory Serra, who documented the rise of the Beautiful Losers’ artists throughout the 90s. DIY London Seen runs August 17 – September 5 at 2009 at The Market Building in Covent Garden.
DIY LONDON SEEN
August 17 – Sept 5
The Market Building
London, UK WC2 8RF
Participating Artists: Arran Gregory, Aidan O’Neill, Best One, Chrissie Abbott, Clare Shilland, Charlie Woolley, Cheryl Dunn, Gustav Svanborg Edén, Graham Hudson, Harry Malt, Ivory Serra, Jethro Haynes, Marc Silver, Marcus Oakley, Niall O’Brien, Nick Jensen, Robin Clare, Sam Ashley and Toby Shuall, Ricky Adams, Rita Bored, XXXXXX, Mat Pringle and Sam Szulc