ARTmonday: The Armory Show 2013 (Part I)

Last week I got an email from The Armory Show announcing its partnership with Artsy. Oddly, I haven’t really explored the site before. I haven’t quite yet either (will revisit with a post on Artsy very soon), because I was preoccupied with browsing the 2400+ works that will be exhibited at The Armory Show 2013 in New York City, March 7 – 10.

The works are predominantly by established and iconic artists, though I also discovered a number I wasn’t personally familiar with, and a few that were even affordable. (Not all list prices, but there’s an “inquire” button if you’re so inclined.) I found 40 pieces on Artsy from The Armory Show that I really liked, keeping in mind a mix of medium and era. (My absolute favorite, love, love, love, is Gary Hume’s “The Beach.” It’s probably tens of thousands… afraid to check.)  Here’s the first batch. More later. I’ll also go back add in the medium of each. Off to an appointment now. . .


Anish Kapoor, Blue Shadow, 2013
4 color etchings; edition of 39
$32,000, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery


Alexander Calder, Macarons Multicolores, 1969
Gouache on paper
Hirschl & Adler Modern


Charles Freger, Caretos Lazarim, Portugal, 2010-2011
Inkjet print; edition 5 + 2AP
Yossi Milo Gallery


Carla Chaim, Three folds, 2012
Oil bar on folded Japanese paper
Galeria Raquel Arnaud


Alex Prager, 3:14pm, Pacific Ocean & Eye #9, 2012
Edition 5/9
Yancey Richardson


Peter Halley, Untitled, 2012
Acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas
$36,000, Galeria Senda


Bjørn Båsen, Taffel (Undead) II, 2012
oil on canvas
$11,000, Galleri Brandstrup


Augusta Wood, Susan Front-Hall (1979,2012,2012), 2013
Chromogenic print
$2,500 – $5,000, Angles Gallery


Fred Wilson, Promise, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, blown glass
Rena Bransten Gallery


Gary Hume, The Beach, 2008/12
Charcoal on paper, UV perspex & gloss paint
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill


Georg Baselitz, Junge Susanne, 2010
Pen, watercolor and indian ink
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard


Gil Heitor Cortesão, Piscina Interior, 2011
Pedro Cera


Henri Matisse, Formes, 1947
Pochoir printed in colors
Sims Reed Gallery


Joel Meyerowitz, Truro, 1976
Chromogenic print; printed 2007; edition of 10
Howard Greenberg Gallery


Dennis Marsico, Summer Stock: Mature couple in search of single bi-fem, 2012
Archival pigment print
$2,500 – $5,000; Spaces Corners


John O’Connor, Portrait of a Psychopath, 2012
Graphite, colored pencil on paper


Julie Cockburn, Quietude, 2013
Yossi Milo Gallery

Jun Kaneko-Untitled-dagno-(09-04-11)-2009

Jun Kaneko, Untitled dagno (09-04-11), 2009
Ceramic, glass
Rena Bransten Gallery


Justin Almquist, Studio, 2011
Collage and acrylic on canvas
Galerie Crone


Max Ernst, Les-jeunes et les jeux twisstent, 1964
Oil on canvas
Die Galeri

ARTmonday: Polly Apfelbaum

I learned of Polly Apfelbaum when I saw her work hanging in interior designer Amanda Nisbet‘s daughter’s pink bedroom. I promptly Googled (thankfully the mag supplied the credit) and was rewarded. I LOVE Polly Apfelbaum.  Her work reminds me a bit of another favorite of mine, Beatriz Milhazes. Turns out that fine art publisher Durham Press creates prints of both women’s work. Seeing how MOMA owns Apfelbaum’s work, a print is about as close as I’ll get to ever owning one.

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Blossom, 2000
Dye, Synthetic Velvet
Collection, MOMA, NYC

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Bloomings II, 2005.
Ink on silk/rayon velvet
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica

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Funkytown (detail), 2005-09
Dye, Synthetic Velvet
Group Show: “Painting and its Environs” , Palacio de Sastago, Zaragoza Spain

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Love Park V, 2006
Unique multi color woodblock monoprint on Hiromi Handmade DHM-11 Triple Thick
Frith Street Gallery, London

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Dogwood Park 4, 2009
monoprint on Hiromi handmade Kozo triple thick paper, published by Durham Press
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

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Rainbow Park I, 2006
Unique multi color woodblock monoprint on Hiromi Handmade DHM-11 Triple Thick Paper
Frith Street Gallery, London

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Color Field Notes – Orange, 2009
One of Eight Woodblock Prints in Color Field Notes
Paper: Osamu Triple Thick Edition: 43
Durham Press

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For Alice, 2003
Paint and Glitter on Building
The 2nd Valencia Beinnial, “The Ideal City”, Valencia, Spain

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Spooky Love #4, 2003
Large format Polaroid
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica

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Today I Love Everybody, 2004
Dye, Synthetic Velvet
Group Show: “Optima” The Ballroom, Marfa, Texas

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Las Vegas Room (detail), 2009
Synthetic Sequined Fabric
Solo Show: “Anything Can Happen In A Horse Race” Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

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Wallflowers (Purity), 1990
Wire, paper, glitter, tacks, pencil
Galerie Nachst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna, Austria

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Wave Park
Durham Press

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Little Dogwood 33, 2009
Multi-color Woodblock Monoprint
Paper: Hiromi Handmade DHM-11 Triple Thick
Durham Press

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Inked blocks for a Polly Apfelbaum print at Durham Press

A Polly Apfelbaum Dogwood print in the press at Durham Press

Durham Press’ blog has a lot of cool images and info on Apfelbaum, Milhazes and other artists.