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30 September 2014

The NY Art Book Fair, Galleries on the Move, the Pre-Raphaelites, and More

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“I actually worked for Printed Matter at their very first space on Lispenard Street in 1977, ’76,” Thurston Moore said at last night’s preview of the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, staged by Printed Matter. His job then, he said, after perusing some records at White Columns and between jostles from the crowd, was to “maintain some semblance of order” in the back room, “much to their chagrin.” They managed to get along despite him, he said, taking in the crowd. “They’ve come a long way.” --  Read More

Stamp Collector Gibbons Acquires Mallett for $13.9 M.
On Monday, stamp specialist Stanley Gibbons acquired art and antiques dealer Mallett in an £8.6 million ($13.9 million) deal. Public shares of Mallett, established in 1865, rose around 22 percent following the acquisition, which Stanley Gibbons describes as an effort … Read More
John Severson Catches a Wave
A new book by Nathan Howe documents the surfer-artist's expansive career Read More
Berlin’s Mathew Gallery to Open at 47 Canal
This Friday, the Berlin gallery Mathew will open on the second floor of 47 Canal Street, New York, former home to that eponymous gallery (which kept its name, despite opening its new location at 291 Grand Street yesterday). Mathew owner … Read More
6 Art Events to Attend In New York City This Week
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 Performance: Peter Jefferies at Issue Project Room Jefferies was the frontman for two important New Zealand punk bands, Nocturnal Projections and This Kind of Punishment. He’s now on his first tour of the U.S. in 20 years … Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — Since his release from an 81-day detention by Chinese authorities in 2011, Beijing-based artist and activist Ai Weiwei has not kept silent, despite stipulations that prohibited interviews and other activities. In the United States, he was the subject of the traveling retrospective “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” which wound up its tour at the Brooklyn Museum last month. In Brooklyn, the artist added a new work, S.A.C.R.E.D., originally created for the 2013 Venice Biennale: six dioramas realistically depicting him in his jail cell as he ate, slept, paced, showered, went to the bathroom, and sat for interrogation, all under the constant watch of two uniformed guards. It is a harrowing work that brings the Chinese method of breaking individual spirit viscerally to life. Now, Ai will return to prison, voluntarily, when he sends seven site-specific installations to San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island to be shown throughout the former federal penitentiary—including such generally off-limits areas as the hospital, dining hall, and cell block A. ... Read More on ARTnews.com

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Tiny Space, Grand Guignol: Tomato House Hosts an Evening of Experimental Animation
This past Friday, Tomato House, the gallery run by artists Rebecca Bird and Matthew Thurber in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, felt more akin to a DIY music venue than any kind of gallery in Chelsea. A tight-knit crowd packed in for … Read More
‘The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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