October 2, 2009 |
Paintings with a fuzzy, blissed-out, sun-bleached look have a venerable contemporary history, beginning with Vija Celmins and Gerhard Richter in the 1960s, continuing with Ellen Phelan in the 1980s and then on to Luc Tuymans more recently. Now, among others, add young Beijing painter Song Kun to the accomplished roster. At Walter Maciel Gallery, Song is showing 20 oil paintings made since 2008. All horizontal, all 18 inches high and 24 inches wide, they include a few single-panel works and one triptych; most are diptychs.
April 28, 1989 |
Who is cashing in on art at New York's upcoming round of big-ticket auctions and why are these collectors unloading their treasures? Most of the sellers aren't telling. While the auction houses thrive on highly publicized "single owner" sales featuring celebrated collections, the majority of items listed in auction catalogs are sold anonymously. In the catalogue for Christie's May 3 sale of contemporary art, for example, owners of only 11 of the 64 items offered are identified.
March 16, 1998 |
It's not often one is treated to a spirited black comedy bursting with fresh, fluid dancing and an athletic, metaphysical spectacle on the same bill, but such was the case Friday night at Occidental College's Keck Theater. Two disparate but equally intriguing works--Michael Mizerany's premiere, "Bound," and "Triptych," by Stephanie Gilliland Dance Company--were each flawlessly performed and hyper-alive.
August 25, 2005 |
SOMEWHERE between a dorm-room poster of Monet's waterlilies and the Robert Rauschenberg painting owned by Eli Broad is another level -- the beginnings of an art collection that can be built by anyone with a few grand to spend.
August 16, 2013 |
METAIRIE, La. - In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to make, or if he wanted to make them at all. But he'd read about Woodroof, a fast-living - and, as it happened, deeply homophobic - straight electrician and rodeo habitue who had been diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. First out of self-preservation and then as a grudging crusade, Woodroof began smuggling unapproved drugs from Mexico and other countries, prolonging his life and the lives of thousands of others.
August 20, 1988 |
Fourteen horses--seven from the United States, five from Europe and two from Canada--will be racing for a winner's purse of $600,000 in the Arlington Million today at Woodbine Racetrack. The race was moved to Woodbine for one year while Arlington Park, on the outskirts of Chicago, undergoes major repair from a 1985 fire. Triptych, a 6-year-old French mare, is the 7-2 early favorite.