The cherries are still out there to be picked in the orchard
Pinta Art Fair London Showcases Modern and Contemporary art from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. They invite curators and museum directors to purchase work at the fair with grants given by Pinta which these institutions match. Also they celebrate a known artist and this year it is Luis Tomasello interested in light, and colour reflections. Very much art which plays with optical illusion. He reminds me of Bridget Riley with her earlier works. Op-art I suppose would be a way to describe it. He works with grids and shapes that are kind of base reliefs. read more →
Unusually for this time of the year it rained in Venice. A lot.
So the thousands of media luvvies and art insiders that attended the preview week at the 2013 Venice Biennale (VB) had to trudge from venue to venue armed with colourful brollies and with facial expressions that seemed to say: “When is this going to STOP? This is Venice for God’s sake.” read more →
OK, we were far too busy to get to Frieze New York (sure), so we’re going to let the wonderful Tim Marlow take you through the highlights. It’s a very brief round-up but we like it because it includes a work by Jeremy Deller, perhaps a suitable taster before he is unveiled as our representative at the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in ten days time. Can’t wait. Deller is surely going to be the talk of Venice. If you like the video just search for more by SothebysTV on YouTube.
Lots to see at the first Art13 art fair, being held at London’s revamped Olympia Grand Hall. With 120 galleries from 29 countries there is a fair bit on offer, particularly if you are interested in Asian art, which is much in evidence. read more →
Walead al Beshty art piece glass, silicone, metal, tape, plywood and screws; decides gravity is in the natural order of things as it starts to fall off its pedestal at the stand F13. Bystanders are shocked as the piece decides that where it sits is not big enough. The person at the stand was quick to the rescue and spent part of the afternoon trying to put it back together again. ‘What do we do when we fall down; we get up‘, yeah bullshit. [..A really bad line from Batman the movie].read more →