We went to Miami and popped by the SCOPE contemporary art fair in South Beach as part of Art Basel Miami 2013 to check out some of the art, including this beautiful art installation by New York-based artist Tom Fruin. The artwork is titled “Maxikiosco” and the vinyl, stained glass-like
A modern-art classic and an example of the ready-made genre in extreme, French artist Bertrand Lavier’s 1993 “Giulietta (-vue-de-dos)” is a crashed red Alpha Romeo car rescued from a scrapyard. The artwork has a home at the Pompidou Center Museum, the powerhouse modern and contemporary art museum in the Beaubourg
In the minimalist courtyard adjacent to MACBA, Barcelona’s centerpiece modern and contemporary art museum, there’s large sign — itself a work of art — that displays the made-up word “Ravalejar,” a neologism in the Catalan language. The sign explains the part of speech and usage of “Ravalejar,” which alludes to
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is currently holding a major retrospective of the influential American artist Claes Oldenberg, as we’ve reported on this blog in recent months. Oldenberg is one of the giants of 20th-century and modern art, and this exhibition is definitely worth seeing. But
Collections of toy ray guns and other gun-shaped objects that are part of artist Claes Oldenberg’s “Ray Gun Wing” installation at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
This installation by legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is currently on view at the Mori Art Museum, at Roppongi Hills, in Tokyo, and it’s really a special treat – it’s an awesome, immersive experience in a large dark gallery. Kusama’s illuminated dot-pattern sculptures have an organic shape and are similar
Photos of “Untitled” red amaca by influential German artist Rosemarie Trockel at the Sprueth Magers gallery space at the recent 2013 Armory Show in New York City. We’re a fan of her work in general, though we’re not so enthralled by this artwork as much as we are by its
There was some site specific work created especially for the Armory Show this year, including this working urinal — yes, it actually flushes — in the Pierogi gallery booth on Pier 94. The artwork by artist Andrew Ohanesian is an update on, and homage to, Marcel Duchamp, who was a
We’re fans of artist Walter de Maria and his massive abstract, geometric sculptural installation artworks. This one at the always reliable and first-rate Los Angeles Country Museums of Art, a.k.a., LACMA, is an epic work that fills a warehouse-size gallery in the museum’s Resnick Pavillion.
The white neon-light “America” sign (titled Rückenfigur) by New York-based artist Glenn Ligon at the “Human Nature” contemporary art exhibition at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (or LACMA).