November 2008 Archives


Baldridge, Glen
Dead as Dreams, 2008
10 × 8 1/2 inches



Deasy, Elizabeth
Security Blanket, 2008
lithograph with hand watercoloring
10 × 8 1/2 inches



Dodge, Alex
A New Day, 2008
lithograph with hand watercoloring
10 × 8 1/2 inches



Johnson, Butt
Study for Untitled (Eh Feck), 2008
11 × 6 1/2 inches



Sanders, Phil
Checkmate, 2008
lithograph with chine coll�
10 × 8 1/2 inches


Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery has a beautiful show of new prints by Forth Estate. The main works of the show, by artists Glen Baldridge, Ian Cooper, Alex Dodge, Angela Dufresne, Matt Keegan, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Joseph Hart, Paul Pope, Phil Sanders, Molly Smith, Will Yackulic, and Kevin Zucker, range in price from $250-2000. In addition, there are five lithographs printed by Phil Sanders, some with hand watercoloring, for only $100 each. The edition size is 10. I've put images above of those five. The show is up until December 21.


Here is a quote from my current fiction reading, Alisdair Gray's Lanark.

Art is the only work open to people who can't get along with others and still want to be special.

-- Book 3, Chapter 1, Lanark

I came across Gray's work thanks to the political / science fiction writer Ken MacLeod.

PINTA Art Fair

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Wall at Galeria Berenice Arvani booth including works by Leon Ferrari, Arnaldo Ferrari, and Hermelindo Fiamminghi

James and I attended the press preview and VIP reception tonight for PINTA, the modern / contemporary Latin American art fair.. Yes, they let press stay into the VIP period.

For someone like me who admires the modernism and geometric abstraction of Latin America in the 1950s and 1960s, there was a lot of great work from that period. I've put up an image above of a wall from the booth of Galeria Berenice Arvani, a S�o Paulo gallery. Unfortunately their website does not seem to be loading tonight.

On the contemporary front, a new discovery tonight was the work of Mat�as Duville. Here is a detail of the giant acrylic on particle board work in the booth of Galeria Alberto Sendros. It's related to this piece on the artist's website.


Mat�as Duville (detail)

The artist creates works on unusual media and then distresses them in some way. The booth across the aisle from Galeria Alberto Sendros was a Madrid gallery named Distrito Cu4tro which had some works with ink on silk, where the artist had pulled the threads of the silk after drawing on the surface to distort his images.

Distrito Cu4tro also had some great work by Venezuelan artist Alexander Ap�stol who now lives and works in Madrid. In addition to large digital photographs of tall buildings in Venezuela with windows removed and graffiti added, there was a digital collage of personal ads from young Latin men (gay or otherwise) seeking American or European male "clients" to bring them to those richer continents. There was also a video titled "AV. libertador" of transvestites talking to the camera claiming to be important Venezuelan artists such as Gego or Armando Rever�n.

AV Libertador

Alexander Ap�stol
AV. libertador, 2006
DVD, sound (Still)

Finally, Poligrafa from Barcelona had a beautiful set of untitled etchings by Argentine artist Fabian Marcaccio based on an attempted coup in (I think) the 1990s. Here is one small image from the gallery's website.


Fabi�n Marcaccio
Sin t�tulo 2, 2007
71.0 × 86.0cm

Google Street View intervention

Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of Google Street View.

On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburgh�s Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Neighbors, and other participants from around the city, staged scenes ranging from a parade and a marathon, to a garage band practice, a seventeenth century sword fight, a heroic rescue and much more... 

Street View technicians captured 360-degree photographs of the street with the scenes in action and integrated the images into the Street View mapping platform. This first-ever artistic intervention in Google Street View made its debut on the web in November of 2008.

An incredible cast of real-life characters contributed their time, energy and talents to creating pseudo-street life on Sampsonia Way. Please check out the scene breakdown, the participant page and the video documentation to learn more about the artists, groups and participants that made Street With A View possible.

Don't miss the photos on the website.

Via FAD.

Jefferson in Savannah, GA


Spotted in the Historic District during our trip in October.

Good art at good prices

NURTUREart still has works available from last week's benefit. Go here to see them and buy online!

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