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Contemporary Art Dominates the ADAA Art Show

by Paddy Johnson on March 5, 2014
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Mercifully, this year’s ADAA far was absent of familiar pop art fair staples such as Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist. Many dealers brought contemporary art to the fairs, with familiar names such as Dana Schutz, Jacob Kassay, and James Turrell filling the booths. That, along with a series of in-depth solo booths, contributed to an overall sense of higher quality than in years past.

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Art Fag City’s 2011 September Preview: Gallery Edition

by Art Fag City on September 6, 2011
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Who’s looking forward to sweating profusely this week at a bunch of crowded openings? I know I am! The question is, at which openings shall we sweat? I polled the AFC staff to come up with a few targets for the month. These are the results.

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AFC’s Fall Preview: Project Space Edition

by Karen Archey on September 24, 2009

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY The bodega view of Deli Storeroom, organized by Jesse Hamerman Could I get a turkey sandwich with that laser-cut signature, please? So goes an increasingly likely New York conversation. The past year–perhaps due to its economic challenges–turned out a hoard of inventive exhibition-based projects around the city. Although alternative galleries are […]

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33 Outstanding Artists Emerging After 1999: In Summary

by Art Fag City on May 4, 2009

Wendy White, Flappy, 2008, Acrylic on four canvases, steel, aluminum, cement, foam, 70 x 72 x 9 inches. Image via: The artist.  Wendy White is represented by Leo Koenig in New York and Galeria Moriarty in Madrid We published parts one, two and three of our “33 Outstanding Artists Emerging After 1999″ last week, but this post consolidates […]

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Anything Jerry Saltz Can Do AFC Can Do Better: 33 Outstanding Artists Emerging After 1999, Part One of Three

by Paddy Johnson and Karen Archey on April 29, 2009

Jason Lazarus, Self portrait as an artist making something contemporary, 2004, 17 x 23 inches, archival ink jet. Observing a curatorial echo chamber privileging appropriation and conceptualism, art critic Jerry Saltz made his own list of artists engaging the plastic arts after 1999.  The writer selected nineteen women and fourteen men — thirty-three in total […]

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Fresh Links!

by Art Fag City on February 6, 2009

Works by Richard Aldrich, Jim Dine, Michael Mahalchick and Others – Review – NYTimes.com Karen Rosenberg contributes three very descriptive “reviews” of Michael Mahalchick,Imi Knoebel, and Nancy Spero (Spero’s over-rated: the paintings in this show are muddy and poorly executed.) Roberta Smith writes a great piece on the Jim Dine show.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Braving the Elements for Art

by Paddy Johnson on January 22, 2009
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Nick Cave, Installation view, 2008 This week at the L Magazine I review five shows across the city. The teaser below. Three blizzards will hit New York shortly after publishing this review because that’s life’s way of making it difficult for anyone wanting to see great shows. Over the past week I visited three different […]

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Fresh Links!

by Art Fag City on January 9, 2009

ArtCal – Chelsea – Bortolami Gallery – Richard Aldrich Over all this painting show is excellent, though it does beg the question: Is it possible to make a successful painting with an exposed stretcher? Based on this show I’m going to go with, No.

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