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* Art: Museum & Gallery Shows: Laying the Tracks Others Followed – Frank Stella’s Early Work at L&M Arts, by Roberta Smith

Posted by the editors on Friday, 27 April 2012

Art: Museum & Gallery Shows: Laying the Tracks Others Followed – Frank Stella’s Early Work at L&M Arts, by Roberta Smith:  The wonderfully sharp, perceptive Roberta Smith has written a review of the exhibition “Frank Stella: Black, Aluminum, Copper Paintings,” at L&M Arts gallery in New York, (through 2 June 2012).  Simply wonderful..

image: 2012 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Tom Powel Imaging, L&M Arts; article: Roberta Smith, The New York Times

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* Art: Keith Haring: 1978-1982 at the Brooklyn Museum

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Art: Keith Haring: 1978-1982 at the Brooklyn Museum: From the Brooklyn Museum: “Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.

The exhibition chronicles the period in Haring’s career from his arrival in New York City through the years when he started his studio practice and began making public and political art on the city streets..”  Essential, obviously.

Through July 8, 2012, Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor at the Brooklyn Museum.

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* Museum & Gallery Shows: That’s me – That’s not me. Cindy Sherman’s Early Works

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 12 February 2012

Museum & Gallery Shows: That’s me – That’s not me. Cindy Sherman’s Early Works: At the Sammlung Verbund Vertical Gallery..”..For more than 35 years, Cindy Sherman (born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) has been visualising a multitude of role models and female identities through the use of make-up, wigs, clothing, facial expression and gestures. Even as an adolescent, the artist loved to dress up. Contrary to general opinion, it is not the famous Untitled Film Stills (1977-1980) that form her early work, but rather the photography that she created in Buffalo as early as 1975 until 1977. During these years, she elevated the game of transformation into an artistic concept and the result was numerous hitherto unknown works, featuring moments of theatre as well as of film.

In close collaboration with the artist, Gabriele Schor has academically researched the conceptual and performative beginnings of Cindy Sherman’s œuvre on behalf of SAMMLUNG VERBUND and is now publishing the “catalogue raisonné” of her early works, which is appearing in January 2012 in the Hatje Cantz publishing company, in German and English editions. The book is a collaboration between Cindy Sherman, SAMMLUNG VERBUND and Metro Pictures..”  27 January 2012-16 May 2012.  Formative, excellent..

image: Cindy Sherman, “Untitled”, 1975/Art News

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* Museum & Gallery Shows: Lucien Freud – Portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 9 February 2012

Museum & Gallery Shows: Lucien Freud – Portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery, 9 February-27 May, 2012:  From the National Portrait Gallery: “Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) was one of the most important and influential artists of his generation. Paintings of people were central to his work and this major exhibition, spanning over seventy years, is the first to focus on his portraiture.

Produced in close collaboration with the late Lucian Freud, the exhibition concentrates on particular periods and groups of sitters which illustrate Freud’s stylistic development and technical virtuosity. Insightful paintings of the artist’s lovers, friends and family, referred to by the artist as the ‘people in my life’, will demonstrate the psychological drama and unrelenting observational intensity of his work.

Featuring 130 works from museums and private collections throughout the world, some of which have never been seen before, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience the work of one of the world’s greatest artists.”

“I’ve always wanted to create drama in my pictures, which is why I paint people. It’s people who have brought drama to pictures from the beginning. The simplest human gestures tell stories.” (Lucien Freud)

Stunning.  Marvelous.  Corporeal.

image: Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985 by Lucien Freud, Private Collection, Ireland © The Lucian Freud Archive.  Courtesy Lucian Freud Archive, npg.org.uk

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Museum & Gallery Shows: David Hockney – A Bigger Picture

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Museum & Gallery Shows: David Hockney – A Bigger Picture: “..The Royal Academy of Arts presents the first major exhibition of new landscape works by David Hockney RA. Featuring vivid paintings inspired by the East Yorkshire landscape, these large-scale works have been created especially for the galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts.  ‘David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture’ spans a 50 year period to demonstrate Hockney’s long exploration and fascination with the depiction of landscape.  The exhibition includes a display of his iPad drawings and a series of new films produced using 18 cameras, which are displayed on multiple screens and provide a spellbinding visual journey through the eyes of David Hockney.”  21 January – 9 April 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London.  Magnificent..

image: David Hockney, Winter Timber,  (2009), 2,74 x 6,09 m . (Jonathan Wilkinson)

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