David Zwirner


Al Taylor: Not Yet in from the Cold

by John Yau on February 14, 2015

Al Taylor,

New York’s art world institutions still haven’t recognized how good an artist Al Taylor was. They overlooked his work while he was alive, and seem hellbent on continuing that willful blindness now that he is dead.

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Oscar Murillo Made His Collector Cry

by Mostafa Heddaya on September 23, 2014

Chocolates produced as part of Oscar Murillo's recent exhibition at David Zwirner

In a dispatch this weekend appearing in Artforum‘s usually stultifying Scene & Herd blog, it was reported that Oscar Murillo had carried out an intriguing intervention at a party hosted by the collector Frances Reynolds.

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LONDON — Riley’s paintings establish a sort of bridge between old inquiries and more recent art: no matter how many years have passed since the inception of Modernism, she seems to suggest its bases are still the fundament of artistic endeavor, and always will be.

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In one of those useful coincidences of the New York art scene, two current exhibitions discuss global commerce and history, labor and money through one peculiar entry point: sugar.

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I know what you’re thinking. There can’t be a ‘how to talk about Oscar Murillo’ because we don’t have a decade or so of commentary, he’s too new to have talking points. He’s 28 for God’s sake, you protest.

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At the Armory Show, Dealer’s Delight

by Cat Weaver on March 10, 2014

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On the penultimate day of the Armory Show, galleries were reporting sold out booths, sales pushed from in-house inventory, new connections and clients discovered, and not one bit of weariness.

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Post image for Lines for Kusama’s Infinity Room Devolve Into Mobs Outside David Zwirner

Chaos has broken out in front of David Zwirner gallery on West 19th Street, where people have been lining up to see Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room — The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away,” part of her exhibition that closes tomorrow, since 7 o’clock this morning. A long line has turned into a mob scene, and police have showed up to impose order.

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The Year of Rain and Cronuts

by Ryan Wong on December 19, 2013

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The New York art world was thrown a free joke when, over the summer, people waited in the rain to get into the Museum of Modern Art’s Rain Room, a project by the studio Random International. The line was a capstone to a year of big projects with big draws, one more peak in a now-familiar rhythm: every few months some arts institution offers the “must-see” project of the season.

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Now that iPhones are ubiquitous and projectors on the rise as the home-theater tool of choice, we’re all getting a little more used to have different types of media screens in the home. We’re nowhere near the point occupied by the New York Times’s magic mirror, but our new acceptance of domestic screens shows through in some interesting Armory Show 2013 installations.

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Neither Here Nor There

by John Yau on September 16, 2012

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Well known for working on very large sheets of wax-coated paper for the past twenty years, Toba Khedoori’s recent easel-sized oil painting will come as a surprise. In fact, the largest painting in her recent exhibition was around four-and-a-half feet by three feet, which is hardly monumental. To give you an idea of how much she has downsized for this exhibition, a work on paper in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, dating from 1997, is seven-and-a-half feet by nearly ten feet. And the MoMA drawing is small for Khedoori, who first gained national and international attention for works on paper that are twenty or more feet in width.

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