Review: Pinta London Art Fair

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

Venice Biennale 2013

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

Frieze New York

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.

Art Basel Miami 2012

It’s a toasty 74 degrees C in downtown Miami today. Not that we’re jealous. We don’t need to be there, we can just watch it on YouTube. Yeah. Right.

If that’s not enough, why not sample the Untitled Art Fair too? It’s like London’s Frieze Art Fair with the heating turned full on. Mmmmm you gotta love the huge pink tent.

Frieze – Thomas Dane Stand F13 and many more.

Put it back together again.

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