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Museum & Gallery Shows – Top Picks for Autumn/Winter 2011 in New York

Posted by the editors on Monday, 19 September 2011

Carsten Höller’s “Mirror Carousel”

The wonderful art critic Roberta Smith has written a helpful, informative and interesting article entitled “For Spectacle’s Sake, Museums Get Specific” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times in which she offers up her anticipated museum and gallery show Top Picks for the Autumn/Winter 2011 season in New York.  A wonderful list it is, as well, including, of course, de Kooning at MoMA, but also Maurizio Cattalan at the Guggenheim, Carsten Höller at the New Museum, Sherrie Levine at the Whitney, Diego Rivera at MoMA and, among others, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, “The Bearden Project”, celebrating the centennial of the birth of the great American Cubo-collagist Romare Bearden.  Check the dates and get your calendars in order, there’s some wonderful and inspiring art to see.

See our previous posts on de Kooning at MoMA, here and here, and our previous post on Romare Bearden, here.

image: Attilio Maranzano / The New York Times

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Romare Bearden – Collage, Visions of Life, Built from Bits & Pieces

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 2 April 2011

Illusionists at 4PM, 1967 collage by Romare Bearden

image: Romare Bearden/Michael Rosenfeld Gallery/The New York Times

Roberta Smith has written an interesting article entitled “Visions of Life, Built From Bits and Pieces” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the life and work, notably the collages, of the African-American artist Romare Bearden and at the current exhibition “Romare Bearden Collage: A Centennial Celebration”  on view through 21 May 2011 at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (24 West 57th Street, Manhattan, (212) 247-0082,  As Smith writes of the show, “It contains only 21 collages, all superb, in an intimate context that facilitates savoring their every formal twist and narrative turn, not to mention the ingenious mixing of mediums that takes them far beyond collage.”

“Art is made from other art”, Bearden said.  Here is a link to the press release by the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.

Paper is the new canvas.

Excellent slideshow, here.

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