Boxers, possibly Golden Gloves contenders, lined up in boxing ring, c. 1955, by Charles “Teenie” Harris. Part of the exhibit Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story, at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Opens Saturday. (Image courtesy of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.)
- Buenos Aires: Ernesto Neto at the Faena Arts Center. Through February 12.
- L.A.: In Context, a group show with Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Cornell, Radciffe Bailey and David Hammons, among many others, at Roberts & Tilton. Opens Saturday, at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Monique Prieto, Time Enough, at ACME, through November 12.
- L.A.: Gronk and Patssi Valdez lead a walk-through of the Asco exhibit at LACMA this evening at 7:30pm.
- L.A.: Jeremy Fish & Kenichi Yokono: Rise of the Underground, at Mark Moore Gallery. Opens Saturday, at 6pm.
- Riverside, Calif.: JEFF&GORDON, Play Against, at the Sweeney Art Gallery at the University of California Riverside. Opens Saturday, at 6pm.
- Chicago: The Three Graces, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Opens Saturday.
- Atlanta: Nosferatu, screened with live music by Felipe Barral, in conjunction with Possible Futures, at the Goat Farm. Today and Friday at 8:30pm.
- Philadelphia: Laurie Anderson, Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo, at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Through November 19.
- NYC: Die Like You Really Mean It, at Allegra LaViola. Through December 3rd, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Bushwick Beat Night, in which various Bushwick art spaces stay open late. This Friday, from 6-10pm.
- Plus, get all my New York City recommends on Gallerina…
I am currently cultivating a healthy obsession with crazy works of public art in Peru. (See my earlier post here.) Which is why I was excited to hear about the work of Peruvian-born photographer Pablo Hare, who has a whole series devoted to some of the most sublime/absurd monuments you have ever laid your eyes on. From top to bottom: a statue of a puma, a tribute to the maca (a type of tuber) in Junín, and a contemporary rendering of the Lord of Sipán, a Moche figure found entombed on the North Coast of Peru (where my family hails from). Hare has captured some absolutely sublime public art ridiculosity. Be sure to click over to view the whole series.
Thanks to Andrés Marroquín Winklemann and Joerg Colberg for the tip.
Looks good, doesn’t it? Nethermead, by Joseph Holmes. (Image courtesy of Holmes.)
- Everest’s vanishing glaciers. (Cool Green Science.)
- Alec Soth goes treasure hunting.
- On fakes. A fascinating story.
- My Sad Daily Life as Measured in the Daily Paper.
- Take human bones. Pulverize. Whatta ya got? Art. (@stevesilberman.)
- Some lovely Diebenkorns are surfacing at the Hirshhorn in D.C.
- NYU will not be accepting creepy Larry Rivers video of his daughters. In related news: Sady Doyle at The Atlantic pens an interesting piece on artistic freedoms that covers the case of Rivers, Polanski, et al.
- From the Department of Finally: Crystal Bridges, the Arkansas museum of Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton, is set to open by late 2011 or early 2012. (@artnetdotcom.)
- Hope this becomes a regular thing: The Whitney is letting folks shoot the Christian Marclay installations and performances. You can submit images to their Flickr group here.
- From the Department of Awesome Art Industry Metaphors: “The Fisher Collection isn’t just blue chip; it’s deepest, darkest, indigo blue chip. Pace Gallery is its Blake Carrington, with Gagosian and Marian Goodman galleries playing Alexis and Krystle, out wrestling in the lily pond for spousal rights.”
- Thomas Eakins Gross Clinic gets freshened up.
- The film trailer for Miral, the latest from El Schnabel. (@artnetdotcom.)
- Interesting Fact: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is a sharpshooter.
- An interview with German photographer Dawin Meckel, on shooting the people of Detroit.
- The Day in Freaky Museum Ads.
- ARTnews is going digital, complete with iPad app.
- Today’s Street Art: Axer, in Pau, getting abstract with blue.
- Nerditechture: A design competition to create a skin for the shell of a Greek tower that has been abandoned for more than three decades. I dig this.
- Roger Ebert isn’t that keen on modernism.
- Stoned BMW. (Gracias, Big Papi G.)
Truck at Devil’s Dyke, East Sussex, by Andrew Newson. (Image courtesy of Newson.)
- A theory of everything.
- Wonder what that underwater gusher in the Gulf of Mexico looks like? Wonder no more. Plus: What it looks like from overhead. And: Boston’s Big Picture does a definitive photo essay on the mess.
- In a related story: Photographer Bill Eppridge, who covered the clean-up after the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, sends an open letter to Sen. Lisa Murkowski about oil company liability.
- Emily Dickinson, a recluse who did social networking with letters.
- What a museum director looks for in a board member: “capacity.” Otherwise known as $$$. (Arts Journal.)
- New York cultural organizations sweating Bloomberg’s latest proposed budget. It ain’t pretty.
- A schedule of free and reduced admission museum hours at New York museums. Handy. (Gracias, @russelltrombone.)
- That glass-smashing piece in Brooklyn? Rafael Rozendaal did something highly similar at Spencer Brownstone Gallery, back in February.
- Art by interned Japanese Americans at the Smithsonian in D.C. The Senninbari vest is incredible.
- R.I.P. Craig Kauffman, plastics sculptor.
- Photo Essay: Philip Toledano, Days With My Father. I never get tired of this series.
- Hungarian woodcuts from the 1920s by Gyula Derkovits. Very cool.
- Today’s Street Art: Nuria gets abstract in Johannesburg.
- A Banksy gets moved in Detroit for better safekeeping. I have to say that I find the idea of “preserving” graffiti patently hilarious. Plus: It’s official. Banksys are now a tourist attraction.
- Momo, home décor edition.
- A miniaturized floating housing development.
- Favela painting. Looks cool, but the ethics of redecorating the exterior of a slum are somewhat fraught.
- Dirty Dancing, if it’d been directed by David Lynch. (World’s Best Ever.)
Zoe Strauss has just posted some bad-ass photos of tonight’s end-of-days storm on her Flickr feed. Badass. (Image courtesy of Zoe Strauss.)
Zoe Strauss. (Image courtesy of WCB.)
- In Miami: Zoe Strauss at World Class Boxing, opens Saturday.
- In NYC: William Eggleston: Democratic Camera at the Whitney, opens Friday.
- In NYC: Alexander Calder: The Paris Years at the Whitney, through Feb. 15.
- In St. Louis: Birth of the Cool at the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, through Jan. 5.
- In L.A.: Vermeer’s A Lady Writing at the Norton Simon in Pasadena.
- In San Francisco: Andy Goldsworthy at Presidio Park, through May 3, 2009.
- In Seattle: The photography of Richard Barnes at Howard House, opens Thursday.
- In London: Robert Capa and Gerda Taro at the Barbican, through Jan. 25.
- In London: Antoni Tapies at Adam Gallery, through Nov. 29.
- In Paris: From One Revolution to Another: Carte Blanche to Jeremy Deller at the Palais de Tokyo, through Jan. 4.
UFO 907, by Luna Park. (All images courtesy of Factory Fresh and Luna Park.)
Sam Horine, Jake Dobkin, Street Stars and the super awesome Luna Park are havin’ a show at Factory Fresh, in Brooklyn, and it kicks off tonight. I can’t be there because I’m currently battling the giant burritos of Southern California. But I nonetheless managed to lay my hands on a few of their photographs in advance of their opening tonight. Here’s a preview from the exhibit, Quality of Life. Break a leg, guys!
The show opens tonight at 6pm and is up until October 31st.
Click on images to supersize. More after the jump.