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DATE 8/2/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

DATE 8/1/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

DATE 7/31/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

DATE 7/30/2015

The Oasis of Matisse

DATE 7/29/2015

Kissing Cousins: 'No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989'

DATE 7/29/2015

The Oasis of Matisse

DATE 7/28/2015

The Oasis of Matisse

DATE 7/26/2015

Thomas Campbell: Seeing Fatima's Eyes

DATE 7/25/2015

Robert Seydel: A Picture Is Always a Book

DATE 7/24/2015

Modern Taste

DATE 7/23/2015

Jean Fouquet, Art Deco silver cigarette case

DATE 7/22/2015

ARTBOOK @ Swiss Institute Presents Semiotext(e)

DATE 7/22/2015

Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935

DATE 7/21/2015

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DATE 7/21/2015

Modern Taste

DATE 7/20/2015

Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935

DATE 7/20/2015

High Design

DATE 7/19/2015

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DATE 7/19/2015

An Uncommon Archive

DATE 7/18/2015

An Uncommon Archive

DATE 7/17/2015

Agnes Martin: Who's Afraid of Triangles?

DATE 7/17/2015

Robert Seydel: The Eye in Matter at Queens Museum

DATE 7/16/2015

'Joni Sternbach: Surf Site Tin Type' Book Launch

DATE 7/16/2015

Anna Lovatt on Agnes Martin

DATE 7/15/2015

Agnes Martin On a Clear Day

DATE 7/14/2015

Agnes Martin: "Untitled" (2002)

DATE 7/14/2015

Agnes Martin Excerpt: "Beauty Is the Mystery of Life"

DATE 7/13/2015

Squares!

DATE 7/13/2015

Agnes Martin: "Gratitude" (2001)

DATE 7/13/2015

Frances Morris and Tiffany Bell on Agnes Martin

DATE 7/12/2015

Sally Mann: Immediate Family

DATE 7/12/2015

Daniel King: Ukraine Youth Book Launch

DATE 7/11/2015

Photobook Classics

DATE 7/11/2015

Sally Mann: Immediate Family

DATE 7/10/2015

Sally Mann: Immediate Family

DATE 7/9/2015

The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM

DATE 7/9/2015

Joseph Szabo: Rolling Stones Fans

DATE 7/8/2015

What Nerve! at Matthew Marks

DATE 7/8/2015

Art Green: "Disclosing Enclosure" (1968)

DATE 7/7/2015

Matthew Marks Book Launch: The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966-69

DATE 7/7/2015

What Nerve!

DATE 7/6/2015

Jim Nutt: "Her Face Fits" (1968)

DATE 7/6/2015

The Strand Presents Joseph Szabo & Vince Aletti on 'Rolling Stones Fans'

DATE 7/4/2015

The Open Road

DATE 7/3/2015

What Nerve!

DATE 7/1/2015

Jens Hoffmann Book Launch at Swiss Institute

DATE 7/1/2015

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

DATE 7/1/2015

Axel Hoedt

DATE 6/29/2015

Black and White

DATE 6/29/2015

No Problem

DATE 6/29/2015

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, Panel 14 ("injustice in the courts"), 1941


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Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

DATE 8/2/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

In Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions, art historian Richard Shiff begins his essay with Donald Judd's 1969 statement, "I want a particular, definite object. I think Flavin wants, at least first or primarily, a particular phenomenon." He follows with Flavin's 1982 assertion, "Whatever I did should be recognizable as let's say, something no matter where." Shiff then goes on to describe his own reaction to "Untitled (to Donna) 6," featured here, when he originally saw it at Leo Castelli Gallery in 1971. "Somehow (this, at least, is my memory) the pink and yellow fluorescent light was sticking to the walls as if it were a substance applied as an infinitely thin layer—a sensation associated with the practice of painting. Yet the appearance of this surface, this substance dissolving into color, eliminated the difference between color as inherent—every material substance has its color—and color as applied. The color was bonding substance to substance, matter to matter. Flavin's construction had rendered visual light tactile by contact, one substance (light) adhering to another (wall). 'Untitled (to Donna) 6' integrated two sensory realms of experience, obviating any desire on my part to set the fluorescent hardware, the cast light and the architectural shell into a hierarchy of causes and effects, actions and targets, the transitive and the intransitive."

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

DATE 8/1/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

In David Zwirner Books and Steidl's exceptional new release Anne Rorimer writes, "Consonant with works by LeWitt, Bochner, Asher and Buren, Flavin's installations meet Conceptualism's requisite goal of seeking to mend the physical, material and ideational gap between art and actuality. By virtue of their literal luminosity, they succeed in immersing viewers in a work's own, self-reflected radiance without having to forfeit their future portability. Fluorescent lamps may not only be turned on and off, but, more important, may be transferred from one exhibition space to another without losing their a priori, formal configuration. Objects by Flavin, such as those initially gathered together at the Heiner Friedrich gallery in 1968, on the one hand, retain their Minimal, self-reflexive, material/formal self-sufficiency either as an assembled group of individual works or as a single work like the 'barriers' that take over a room. On the other hand, his works bind with existing reality as if creating a pact with the here and now through color and light. Flavin's installations thus presage the Conceptual quest to vanquish illusion, including the illusion of art's independence from contextual confines. They accomplish such a mission by means of their site-dependent, site-responsive, site-interactive, site-adaptive nature—all in all, made possible by his oeuvre's combined site-illuminating and self-illuminating capacity." Featured image is "Untitled (for John Heartfield) 3A" (1990).

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

DATE 7/31/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

"As I have said for several years, I believe that art is shedding its vaulted mystery for a common sense of keenly realized decoration. Symbolizing is dwindling—becoming slight. We are pressing downward toward no art—a mutual sense of psychologically indifferent decoration—a neutral pleasure of seeing known to everyone. The lamps will go out (as they should, no doubt). Somehow I believe that the changing standard lighting system should support my idea within it. I will try to maintain myself this way. It may work out. The medium bears the artist." New from David Zwirner Books and Steidl, Series and Progressions examines Dan Flavin's (1933-96) use of progressions and serial structures in his fluorescent light sculptures. Rich, precise printing, impeccable photography, a wealth of archival materials, an interview with artist Dan Graham and texts by noted art historians Anne Rorimer, Richard Shiff, Alexandra Whitney and Tiffany Bell, who quotes Flavin above, make this an essential publication for all art libraries. Featured image is "Untitled" (1968) from Two Primary Series and One Secondary (1968).

DATE 7/30/2015

The Oasis of Matisse

DATE 7/29/2015

The Oasis of Matisse

DATE 7/28/2015

The Oasis of Matisse

DATE 7/24/2015

Modern Taste

DATE 7/23/2015

Modern Taste

DATE 7/21/2015

Modern Taste

DATE 7/19/2015

An Uncommon Archive

DATE 7/18/2015

An Uncommon Archive

DATE 7/16/2015

Agnes Martin

DATE 7/15/2015

Agnes Martin

DATE 7/14/2015

Agnes Martin

DATE 7/13/2015

Agnes Martin

DATE 7/8/2015

What Nerve!

DATE 7/7/2015

What Nerve!

DATE 7/6/2015

What Nerve!

DATE 7/4/2015

The Open Road

DATE 6/29/2015

No Problem

DATE 6/27/2015

Both Sides of Sunset

DATE 6/24/2015

Drawing People

DATE 6/24/2015

Drawing People

DATE 6/21/2015

Victor Moscoso

DATE 6/21/2015

Ed Ruscha

DATE 6/18/2015

Both Sides of Sunset

DATE 6/13/2015

Niki de Saint Phalle

DATE 6/12/2015

Niki de Saint Phalle

DATE 6/11/2015

Niki de Saint Phalle



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