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    artnet:

    Happy Birthday Alex Katz!

    American artist Alex Katz celebrates his 85th birthday today. Known for his bold, hard-edged Figurative paintings and prints, Katz is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation.

    Watch our interview with Alex Katz. 

    Posted on Tuesday, July 24th 2012

    Reblogged from artnet

    What do places that aren’t supposed to exist look like?

    In this video, photographer Trevor Paglen talks about capturing "black sites" — places that intelligence agencies and the military claim do not exist.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 24th 2012

    Opening this Saturday! Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories will be the Japanese photographer’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Bringing together more than 100 photographs and two video installations spanning the artist’s entire career, the exhibition will offer insights into the rich history of Japanese photography, and into the ways in which humanity and nature both clash and coexist.
Pictured: Naoya Hatakeyama, Takata-cho 2011.5.2, from the series Rikuzentakata, 2011 via American Photo Magazine

    Opening this Saturday! Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories will be the Japanese photographer’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Bringing together more than 100 photographs and two video installations spanning the artist’s entire career, the exhibition will offer insights into the rich history of Japanese photography, and into the ways in which humanity and nature both clash and coexist.

    Pictured: Naoya Hatakeyama, Takata-cho 2011.5.2, from the series Rikuzentakata, 2011 via American Photo Magazine

    Posted on Monday, July 23rd 2012

    3rdofmay:

The art: Robert Rauschenberg, White Painting (Three Panel), 1951.
The news: Earlier today the NCAA announced significant sanctions against Penn State University related to the Sandusky child abuse scandal. One of the penalties was the vacating of program wins from 1998-2011, prompting Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel to tweet: “In 2010 Penn State played Ohio State in a game both sides have now vacated.”
The source: Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    3rdofmay:

    The art: Robert Rauschenberg, White Painting (Three Panel), 1951.

    The news: Earlier today the NCAA announced significant sanctions against Penn State University related to the Sandusky child abuse scandal. One of the penalties was the vacating of program wins from 1998-2011, prompting Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel to tweet: “In 2010 Penn State played Ohio State in a game both sides have now vacated.”

    The source: Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    Posted on Monday, July 23rd 2012

    Reblogged from 3rd of May

    Happy Birthday Alexander Calder!
From our website:

Calder’s interest in movement appeared early in his figurative wire sculptures, which have a playful, mechanical sensibility akin to wind-up toys. Some of his subsequent abstract sculptures are operated with cranks and pulleys, but his real breakthrough came with his invention of hanging sculpture. Calder’s mobiles consist of abstract shapes connected by wires and move freely with the air currents in a room.

Pictured: Calder’s Four Big Dots (1963)

    Happy Birthday Alexander Calder!

    From our website:

    Calder’s interest in movement appeared early in his figurative wire sculptures, which have a playful, mechanical sensibility akin to wind-up toys. Some of his subsequent abstract sculptures are operated with cranks and pulleys, but his real breakthrough came with his invention of hanging sculpture. Calder’s mobiles consist of abstract shapes connected by wires and move freely with the air currents in a room.

    Pictured: Calder’s Four Big Dots (1963)

    Posted on Sunday, July 22nd 2012

    pacegallery:

Make sure to go pay homage to Josef Albers at The Morgan Library & Museum at the exhibition’s opening tonight! You can see Albers’ studies on paper for his Homage to the Square and his Adobe series until October 14, 2012.For more information, visit The Morgan Library & Museum’s website.
Image courtesy of Pace Gallery.

See more work by Albers on our website here! 

    pacegallery:

    Make sure to go pay homage to Josef Albers at The Morgan Library & Museum at the exhibition’s opening tonight! You can see Albers’ studies on paper for his Homage to the Square and his Adobe series until October 14, 2012.For more information, visit The Morgan Library & Museum’s website.

    Image courtesy of Pace Gallery.

    See more work by Albers on our website here

    Posted on Saturday, July 21st 2012

    Reblogged from Pace Gallery Blog