12.31.2015

Fair Fetched: The Wrapup



Frida #1 at Scope: Kazuhiro Tsuji at Copro Gallery, Santa Monica


Three Fridas showed up in Miami. No, this is not the start of a joke. There might have been more, but all I saw was three. You know the saying, "Two of anything is a coincidence. Three's a trend." Of course Frida has been trending for the past 25 years. But towels? They were all over the fairs as well (and they could have been put to good use with all the rain). Then there were the requisite oddities. Take a look. And may everyone own a reflective sculpture that adds a few inches to your height and knocks off 10 pounds.

Frida #2 at ABMB: Walter Pach at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York City
Frida #3 at ABMB: Yusamasa Morimoto at Luhring Augustine, New York City


The Beaded President at ABMB: Liza Lou at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris and Salzburg


The Alien Among us at ABMB: Matt Johnson at 303 Gallery, New York City
(cast and painted bronze)


The Love Child of Carl Andre and Estee Lauder at ABMB: Sylvie Fleury at Salon 94, New York City
Detail below


Pop Quiz: Art or Not Art?



Top: not art | Middle: art | Bottom: not art
Middle photo at NADA: Installation at The Sunday Painter, London


Trending: Towels

ABMB: Paul Lee at Stuart Shave Modern Art, London
Detail below

ABMB: Amanda Ross-Ho at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York City
Detail below

ABMB: Alexandre de Cunha at CRG Gallery, New York City
Detail below


NADA: Brendan Fowler at Capital Gallery, San Francisco

SCOPE: Jonathan Santoro at Crane Arts, Philadelphia
Detail below (actually, this one is cast plaster)


ABMB: Your intrepid reporter, a little bit taller and thinner reflected in polished steel


All Over But the Recovery

It's actually quite great to spend five days doing nothing but looking at art, but it's tiring. The subsequent 25 days spent slogging through some 3500 images to select and prepare several hundred for publication come with a different physical experience: pressure and exhaustion. Consider the following images metaphors for the experience. I look forward to unwinding, loosening up, and re-inflating. And I'm going to take the rest of the year off.


Aqua Art: Ross Bonfanti at Projects Gallery, Miami


ABMB: Jose Davila at Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


Frank Hyder sculptures, from his Janis Project, in need of some inflating

The End


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1 comment:

jabbott said...

Cool art that stretches the imagination x