McGinness Hits the Deck

 
 
 
 
 
Artist Ryan McGinness did this skateboard deck design.  Which is great.  The best part is the central McGinness figure in ‘handstand’ action.  Stripped down to it’s most basic form but still emotive.  (picture the deck turned 90 degrees counter clockwise).  The decks were produced for New York’s Printed Matter in a signed, limited edition of [...]

Saturday@Phillips, New York 25 April 2009

I went to the Saturday(at)Phillips auction today at Phillips 15th Street New York location.  I am not sure how the final total numbers have worked out but from the portion I saw… the scene was not very pretty.  Well, actually.. it was erratic.  Many lots passed.  But then there would be bidding wars for others pieces.  [...]

Hernan Bas at Lehmann Maupin

I stopped by the opening last night of a Hernan Bas exhibition at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery on Chrystie Street.  Prior to going I was not familiar with Hernan’s work but I was given a tip by art consultant (and friend) Brian Appel to go check it out so I did.  I must say that [...]

The Tick!

I was at a screening party for 12foot6 tonight hosted by Louisa St. Pierre of Bernstein & Andriulli.  The 12foot6 animation was great.  Very funny stuff.  While there I also had the pleasure of meeting Ben Edlund, creator of  The Tick.  What a treat.  I read the original Tick comic books as a kid in [...]

Picasso at Gagosian; Running From Death

Gagosian Gallery just opened a large show of Pablo Picasso paintings and etchings at their 21st Street location in Chelsea.  I had the oportunity to run through the opening reception last night and I must say that I was impressed with what I saw.  Not specifically with the work itself.  I would argue that the [...]