Douglas Florian’s choice of words reminds us how much our nation indulges in name-calling and name checks.
Last night outside Trump Tower, Jeffrey Beebe’s inflatable sculpture Trumpy the Rat made its debut and thousands of New Yorkers gathered to protest the president during his first visit home since taking office.
The 15-foot-tall inflatable protest prop, developed by Chelsea gallery BravinLee programs, was tailor-made to resemble Donald Trump.
BravinLee is raising $10,000 on Kickstarter to design a giant, inflatable rat made to look like Donald Trump.
Contemporary artists and a few artists from yesteryear are exploring unorthodox and atypical ways to experience the contrast between black and white.
It was a good day because I saw two solid solo exhibitions by Amy Wilson and Lucy Fradkin. Both artists find inspiration in naïve art and the miniature painting of Persia, India and Northern Europe, but they use their inspirations to different ends.
This indie fair of seven galleries with solid programs — and some art stars among them — have created a wonderful little side fair that has a well-organized area for video works (which is both inviting and well spaced), a space for the #Rank event (which we’ve mentioned before), rooms for work by various artists to talk to one another (some better than others), but most importantly an attempt to collide gallery stables to see what they could come up with together (most notably on one wall covered salon style with pieces from the whole constellation of “Seven” artists).
Did all the artists fit perfectly together? No, but this is an art fair and not a curated exhibition. It was good to see some galleries try something that felt interesting and less commercial than the run-of-the-mill art fairs.