Showing posts from March, 2011

Art Me Up: Learning to collect & critique with the SVA

Portrait 5 (Stephens) sold for $27K at the Phillips d Pury March 2011 Auction. All proceeds went to   See what it was up against  and my "review" below. I've just completed my 6-week SVA Trends in Photography and Contemporary Art  : What's Happening Now mini-course. It's an indulgent immersion in the art world - feasting your eyeballs on everything from priceless icons of the modern art world to the proverbial "my 6 year old could do that." (Ah, but your 6-year old, my friend, is not named"Warhol").  We got to see the galleries of Chelsea, the Upper East Side and the Lower East Side, plus attend a Phillips de Pury "mid season" auction preview and a couple of Armory Arts Week shows.  Some of us were budding collectors. "The Confess Project": The gang check out artist Margot Lovejoy's confessions on the surreal "receivers" at  Stephan Stoyanov Gallery,  29 Orchard St -  &quo

Armory Arts Week blur

Developing that photographic eye early - budding photographer snapped by Lynette Chiang in Mike Weiss Gallery It's been an exhausting 4 days - all the art fairs - Armory Show, Pulse, Scope Volta, Independent etc collide in one short, compressed period, causing a stampede from venue to venue. Check out the list of fairs . And it rained moonsoons on the last Sunday. I hope one day They Inc. will make the shows span 2 weeks instead of half a week, somewhat like Restaurant Week.  I only got to see Pulse, Volta, the massive Armory Show.  More about this soon. Then of course, there was the Phillips de Pury auction preview which in many ways, I enjoyed most. PHOTO GALLERY: My favorites at the Under the Influence auction  and here are the results . A few things that caught my eye: PULSE: A Hans Kotter light tube. "Could have sold it several times over," said the gallerist. $12,000 PHILLIPS de PURY: Heliopolis IV  by Dionisio Gonzales - being auctioned by