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Francis Bacon, Study of a Bull, 1991. Credit: The estate of Francis Bacon All rights reserved, DACS 2016 Francis Bacon's last complete painting, Study of a Bull, has emerged publicly for the first time and will go on view later... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Take on Art
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Dave Muller's long-running tribute to Andre Cadere made a stopover at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair opening day of its 2016 edition. Unlike past Muller-made Three-Day Weekends, this one is moving around from Grice Bench to Blum & Poe... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Take on Art
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Salvador Dalí once mused “The only difference between me and a madman is I am not mad.” The same characterizes Rick Araluce who was set loose by the alternative art space, MadArt, to render in mind-bending detail his nearly full-scale... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Take on Art
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Vive la France Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Take on Art
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Yoko Ono, "Earth Piece," entry from her book, Grapefruit, 1964. On display at MOMA, NYC, 2015 (credit MOMA & The New York Times; photo Ruth Fremson) When it stops, then we'll all be at peace. -TOA ​ Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Take on Art
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There's Still Time On Kawara—Silence - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, MARCH 6, 2015 On time several cliches come to mind. These paintings stand the test of time. ​Peter Dreher, Day by Day Good Day (since 1974), circa 2008,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Take on Art
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Has anyone seen my hat? ​ Normally, I don't write in the first-person for this column. This time, however, is an exception, to me at any rate. But it could involve you. Have you seen my hat? I lost my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Take on Art
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W E D G I E Peter Alexander, Wedge with Puff, 1968, polyester resin, 11.5 x 15.25 x 11.5 inches (29.2 × 38.7 × 29.2 cm) Courtesy Los Angeles Modern Auctions & Artsy Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Take on Art
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Sandra Ono, Untitled, 2013-2014; mop heads, glue, wood 37.5 in. x 49 in. x 9 in. (124.5 × 95.3 × 22.9 cm) Courtesy the artist and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, at Pulse NY, 2015 Mopped Up Actually, we’re not done. We... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Take on Art
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Osamu Kobayashi, Nine, 2015, oil on linen, 10 × 11 inches (25.4 × 27.9 cm); Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, at Pulse New York 2015 #9 Dream So long ago Was it in a dream, was it just a dream? I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Take on Art
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Mary Corse radiates at Zona Maco in Mexico City. (courtesy of Nyehaus and ARTberlin.de) -TOA Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Take on Art
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Tara Tara Tara Donovan opening May 10 at Pace Gallery Chelsea NYC where she has assembled a staggering sum of index cards to form majestic, intergalactic stalagmite formations organically. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Take on Art
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The inevitable garbage bag in harmony by the esteemed Robert Witz courtesy of M+E Gallery at Pulse New York Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Take on Art
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Without Andy and John "John Lennon" by Andy Warhol, 1985-86 (Christie's, New York, May 2014) Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Take on Art
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At the Planthouse NYC, Victoria Haven reveals light and shadow in shades of black through her twists and turns on perspective, elegant and matter of fact. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Take on Art
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For you metal heads, Melvin Edwards courtesy of Alexander Gray Chelsea NYC. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Take on Art
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Up close at Gagosian in Chelsea Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Take on Art
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At Frieze New York, to see the prophet go to the BOX (LA). Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Take on Art
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Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times, 3/24/14 Relational Aesthetics While on a trip earlier this year to Europe in late March to face some of the world’s most egregious international security issues, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the media at... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Take on Art
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The sacred and the profane of Sigmar Polke at MOMA NYC Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Take on Art
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Combine a little larceny with a dash of de la Tour and a soupçon of Tansey and you get a life-size mobile Banksy held hostage for the modest ransom of £100,000. To liberate Robin Banksy’s piece, pay up and you’ll... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Take on Art
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Untitled, Taxidermied Horses, 2007, Maurizio Cattelan (edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs) In "KAPUTT" exhibition of of Maurizio Cattelan at the Fondation Beyeler museum in Riehen (Basel). On view June 8 to October 6, 2013. Photo: AP, 6/13. Cattelan... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2013 at Take on Art
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MIRROR, by Doug Aitken, unveiled at the Seattle Art Museum and accompanied by Terry Riley, Stuart Dempster and members of the Seattle Symphony performing Riley's seminal minimalist composition "In C," March 24, 2013. Derrière le Miroir Behind the mirror, points... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Take on Art
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Richard Nonas, Untitled, two views, Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Untitled (thank you) TOA is alive and well and back to reassure you that the art world offers far more compelling pursuits than chasing down Damien... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at Take on Art
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"Isaac Watts," Jeffrey Simmons, 2010, aquatint, 24" x 18," edition of 10 The old and the new, Contemporary artist collaborates with classical print-maker. The result, “Isaac Watts” by Jeffrey Simmons aquatint etching on copper plate printed at New West Editions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Take on Art