ARTmonday: 12 Pieces at the Affordable Art Fair


Sorry for the super late posting today. Ok, tonight. I spent the weekend spring cleaning. Kinda achy now; was a workout. More importantly, the Affordable Art Fair is in New York City this week, from Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 7 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street.

The Affordable Art Fair launched in London back in 1999, a few years after founder Will Ramsay opened and found success with his gallery Will’s Art Warehouse which offered work from unknown and emerging artists priced at $100to $5,000. The gallery is still around, and the Fair now takes place in 12 cities around the world.  He also founded the contemporary art hub PULSE, held annually in New York and Miami; co-founded Art Hong Kong and is a co-shareholder of Art India. I think he has my dream job.

I was hoping to go the NYC this weekend, though that’s seeming unlikely. Here’s a preview of what’s for sale. If anyone attends, I’d love to see pics, especially of purchases!

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Tony Moriello “Diamonds”
Arterior  •  Bromont, Canada


Duncan Johnson “Riveredge”
Edgewater Gallery  •  Middlebury, VT

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Richard Silver “Hawaiian Beach”
Artstar  •  NYC

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Robert Clarke “Coffee”
Rebecca  Hossack Gallery  •  NYC

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Janet Sherman “Color Block”
Contemporary Art Source  •  Olympia, Washington

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

 Constance Old “Shades of Clear”
Julio Valdez Studio  •   NYC

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Miran Kim “Time Travel”
Art Company Misoolsidae  •  Seoul

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Laurie de Camillis
Canadian Art Collective  •  Toronto

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Petr Weigl “New Beginning”
Blue Tomato Gallery  •  London

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Gian Paul Lozza “Wolf”
Luster  •  NYC

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Nataly Goubet “Pause Cigarette”
Galerie Olivia Ganancia  •  Paris

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2013

Xavi Carbonell “Unititled”
Art Angler  •  NYC

ARTmonday: 22 Original Artworks Under $500 from Saatchi Online

Not long ago I discovered the art site Saatchi Online. It’s amazing. I don’t know what took me so long to find it—it was launched in 2006 by the Saatchi Gallery in London. The site has many, many pieces of contemporary art across mediums and price ranges. Artists sell original artwork, as well as prints, so even if you love a pricey work, you can still acquire it in that form. The site is easily searchable and guest curators often put forth interesting collections. Here are my picks—22 original pieces under $500.


Georg Cevales “Elefant” $400


Adalberto Ortiz “Page corner #6” $375


Amelia Coward “Forty two vintage map dots” $265


Emily Fried “Audrey” $250


Bea Mahan “Untitled” $100


Christina Kerns “Nostri” $400


Anne Harper “Whispers are Shadows” $350


Juan De La Rica “Untitled” (Inertias series) $250


Nicole Carman “Brighton Beach Huts and Fido the Dog” $450


Jim Harris “Way Out West” $400


Liat Elbing “Holes #4” $450


Jelena Kostic “Monika R S/S 2012” $220


Luis D’Akmin “Translucent Artless Things” (Series 01)  $350


Tess Gumblin “Reclining Nude” $400


Øyvind Suul “Mind map #17” $375


Lies Heilmann “koa titl 8” $250


Sally Schaedler “Rand 9” $380


 Nina Beslic “Shadwell II, London” $150


Craig Anczelowitz “Untitled Buddha Forest (Mini Statue #2)” $140


Siri Tenden “Blue boat with pink sail on deck” $250


Paco Vila Guillen “Untitled 9” $100


Patricia Schnall Gutierrez “Domestic Duality” $450

ARTmonday: The Armory Show 2013 (Part II)

Here is my second installment of works  that will be on exhibit at The Armory Show in New York this coming weekend. All pieces are pulled from the show’s online partner, Artsy. If you missed yesterday’s of 20 pieces from The Armory Show, you can see it here


Laura Letinsky, Untitled #27, from the series “Ill Form and Void Full,” 2011
Archival pigment print on paper; edition of 9
$5,000 – $7,500; Yancey Richardson


Niele Toroni, Untitled, 1973
Oil on paper
Armand Bartos Fine Art


Paul Feeley, Alioth, 1964
Oil-based enamel on canvas
Gary Snyder Gallery


Rachel Perry Welty, Lost in my Life (luxuries), 2012
Archival pigment print; edition 5/6
Yancey Richardson


Rafael Carneiro, Sem Titulo, 2013
Oil on canvas
Luciana Brito Galeria


Will Barnet, Untitled, 1961/83
Oil on canvas
Driscoll Babcock Galleries


Ragnar Kjartansson, Night-swimmer, 2011
Oil on canvas


Takehito Koganezawa, Untitled, 2013
watercolor on paper
$2,000, Loock Galerie


Richard Diebenkorn, Green, 1986
Etching with aquatint and drypoint; edition of 60
$400,000 – $500,000, Craig F. Starr Gallery


Allison Miller, Spines, 2012
Acrylic, dirst and pencil/canvas
$16,000, Susan Inglett Gallery


Ron Nagle, Topbana, 2013
mixed media
Rena Bransten Gallery


Sharon Core, 1695, 2012
Archival pigment print, edition of 7
Yancey Richardson


Tom Wesselmann, Monica Nude with Mondrian, 1989
$30,000 – $40,000, Allen Cristea Gallery


Tomas Saraceno, Tucana, 2013
Aluminum, plastic mirrored panels, stainless steel wire, nylon rope, adhesive
Andersen’s Contemporary


Tomma Abts, Untitled (Brushstroke), 2009
Color water bite aquatint, hard ground etching and drypoint
$2,000, Crown Point Press


Ed Panar, Early July, 2010
Archival pigment print
Spaces Corners


Polly Apfelbaum, Love Alley 4, 2012
$8,000, Durham Press, Inc.


Michal Chelbin, Xenia, Janna & Alona in the woods, Russia, 2003
C-print, edition of 30 + 5AP
$1,000 – $2,500, Aperture Foundation


Rochelle Feinstein, Wonderful Body
On Stellar Rays / Higher Pictures


Nathalia Edenmont, Requiem, 2011
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame; edition of 6
$30,000, Wetterling Gallery


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: Sassy Signs and Sculptures by Alejandro Diaz

I’ve seem a lot of quirky neon messages on Pinterest, blogs, and Tumblrs, as well as some in the new contemporary wing at the MFA, but hadn’t taken time to learn about the artists. Handily, RISD just emailed me about a new show at the RISD Museum opening next month showcasing a number of the more prominent pieces I’ve seen.  

RISD Business: Sassy Signs and Sculptures by Alejandro Diaz features comical lit and cardboard signs for which Diaz is best known, such as “Make Tacos Not War” and “Unhappy at Last,” which grew from a 2003 series of public performances in front of New York landmarks like Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue and the Plaza Hotel. His works are considered not just art, but entertainment, activism, public intervention, and free enterprise.

The exhibit opens Friday, November 16 at the RISD Museum in Providence. The public is invited to a free opening celebration with the Texas-born, NYC-based artist on Thursday, November 15, at 6 pm. The exhibit will be on view until June 9, 2013.

Alejandro Diaz, Happiness Is Expensive, 2008.
© Alejandro Diaz. Courtesy of Dorfman Projects, NY.
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

Alejandro Diaz, Ongoing series of cardboard signs, 2003-present.
© Alejandro Diaz. Courtesy of the artist.
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

Alejandro Diaz, Ongoing series of cardboard signs, 2003-present.
© Alejandro Diaz. Courtesy of the artist.
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

Alejandro Diaz, Ongoing series of cardboard signs, 2003-present.
© Alejandro Diaz. Courtesy of the artist.
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

Alejandro Diaz, Lost Our Lease, 2010.
© Alejandro Diaz. Courtesy Royale Projects, CA.
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

©AlejandroDiaz.Courtesy David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX.
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

AlejandroDiaz,InTheFutureEveryoneWillBeFamousfor$15.00, 2007.
© Alejandro Diaz. Courtesy of the artist.
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

Alejandro Diaz, More Dior / Less War, 2012.
© Alejandro Diaz. Courtesy of Dorfman Projects, NY.
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

Alejandro Diaz, Portable Sign Series: Naked Artist Inside, 2009– present.
© Alejandro Diaz. Courtesy of the artist and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

And a few other works I found on the web…

Alejandro Diaz, Unknown Artists at Unheard of Prices, 2006
purple neon sign 24″ x 36″ [installation view]

Alejandro Diaz, No Shirt No Shoes, 2009
Neon, 17″ x 36″, Edition of 3 

Alejandro Diaz, Jesus/Cheeses, 2009
[installation view at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield]

Courtesy of the artist and The Happy Lion, Los Angeles

Alejandro Diaz