Kusama to Zwirner
It has been rumored for a while that Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama may leave Gagosian for David Zwirner Gallery, and now its been made official.
Kusama posted a statement on her website saying that she and the Gagosian Gallery had “reached an amicable decision to end their partnership.”
Be prepared for an exhibition of her new work at Zwirner’s 19th Street gallery in Chelsea this fall!
Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known in the art world as simply Jackson Pollock, would have been 101 years old today. Pollock is celebrated for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement and his creation of drip paintings. His peak of success came…
Keith did not keep a journal between 1983 and 1985, so tomorrow’s entry will jump to 1986.
photo by Larry Ashton
Happy birthday to photographer Cindy Sherman, who turns 59 today!
Sherman began as a painter in college, but soon turned to photography when, as she puts it, “I realized I could just use a camera and put my time into an idea instead.”
Image: ArtScope snapshot of Cindy Sherman’s Untitled (Marilyn), 1982
For a veritable treasure trove of multimedia related to Sherman’s work, click here!
Happy Birthday Cindy Sherman
Happy Birthday Cindy Sherman, the famed photographer celebrates her 59th Birthday today!
Sherman incorporates aspects of feminism, performance art, cultural criticism, and body and identity politics into her provocative work. The artist mainly photographs herself in disguises, examining issues of anxiety, disgust, the lurid, and the grotesque in her works.
Rene Magritte - Castle of the Pyrenees (remix)
Fascinated by anatomy from a young age, heads and skulls became recurring images in Basquiat’s work in the early 1980s. Recalling the style of his graffiti and his paintings, the New-York based Street artist renders this head in loose, spontaneous lines, creating a layer of bright colors that really pop against the dark background.
His 1983 work, Untitled (Head), is now on artnet Auctions. Place you bid.