Who would have thought that still lifes would create such a strong reaction?
Miami Beach’s Bass Museum Cranks It Up After Renovation
The Museum closed for nearly three years to work on developing visitor experience and adding a contemporary dimension to its more extensive classical holdings.
All Is Not as It Seems in Art Basel Miami Beach’s Sculpture Park
Many of the works in the mega-fair’s public art sector mess with visitors’ expectations of what outdoor sculptures and monuments should be and can do.
Ugo Rondinone’s Fragments of Nature Mourn the Environment
NÎMES, France — Ugo Rondinone’s zombie nature show Becoming Soil is an unintentional reminder that the terrifying Anthropocene age — when the human influence on Earth’s soil has been so profound it will leave its destructive legacy for millennia — is upon us.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: a solid gold and diamond-encrusted statue of an eagle was stolen, a subversive Malaysian street artist was charged with “violating multimedia laws,” and a gnome sculpture went missing.
A Show of Love for John Giorno’s Poetry, Art, and Life
PARIS — Kudos to Ugo Rondinone.
Two Chelsea Galleries Go Wall Out for Summer
‘Tis the season of reduced hours and low-stakes group shows at most Manhattan galleries, but two spaces in Chelsea are bucking the trend with summer exhibitions of large-scale murals.
Sculpture that Just Wants to Play
Some curious creatures have arrived in City Hall Park, although they look pretty miserable about it. Olaf Breuning’s “The Humans,” with its loop of anthropomorphic figures showing a story of humans evolving from fish to fisher king, has each whimsical figure sporting a deep frown upon their marble faces. While they’re definitely the most charming highlight of the new Lightness of Being Public Art Fund sculpture exhibition, there are 11 artists with playful art to discover elsewhere around the park.
Ugo Rondinone’s Midtown Monoliths
Continuing the long human tradition of rock stacking, Ugo Rondinone’s contemporary art cairns are now looming around Rockefeller Plaza, casting their colossal shadows beneath Art Deco towers in an attempt to bring some ancient mystery to the busy summer streets.
Ugo Rondinone’s Nudes Made Me Feel Exposed
Artist Ugo Rondinone’s Nude closed yesterday at the Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea, but I felt compelled to post these images since the sculptures continue to linger in my mind. The seven wax figures have no narrative, only symbolic meaning, which became obvious to me when I saw a homeless man braving the elements …
What the New Museum Should Do With Its New Rose
As soon as we heard that Isa Genzken’s “Rose” will replace Ugo Rondinone’s “Hell,Yes” (2001) on the exterior of the New Museum … we immediately thought Photoshop!
Our little digital collage experiments suggest that fiction is often more exciting that fact.
A friend suggested that the New Museum amass them all, and I would assume it would eventually look like a child’s bedroom floor strewn with colorful toys.
Is “Hell, Yes” Being Replaced at the New Museum?
A little birdie told us at Hyperallergic HQ that Ugo Rondinone’s “Hell,Yes” (2001) will be removed from its perch on the facade of the New Museum. The same little birdie told us that it is slated to be replaced by Isa Genzken’s 30 foot (8 meter) tall “Rose” sculpture.
What do we think of the newest addition to the Bowery? We’ll let you know after it’s installed in early November.