Matthew Stone Outdoor Sculpture Installation04/12/2011
Located Poolside at Miami's The Mondrian. Matthew Stone is best known for his photographer, but the english artists new work focuses on the intersections between the ideas, photography and sculptures that define his work. Four large photographic sculptures will be installed in the pool area that incorporate tangles of figures printed on wood and arranged into polygonal volumes. Presented by Kathy Grayson's The Hole, this series of works is one of those installations that could only happen at the Miami based Art Festival, making use of its unique surroundings.
Sarpi Border Checkpoint by J. Mayer H Architects03/12/2011
Designed by German architects J. MAYER H in 2010 and completed earlier this year. The customs checkpoint is situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. With its cantilevering terraces, the tower is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline. In addition to the regular customs facilities, the structure also houses a cafeteria, staff rooms and a conference room. The building welcomes visitors to Georgia, representing the progressive upsurge of the country.
Source - J MAYER H Architects
Oscar Tuazon 'America is my Woman'01/12/2011
New York's Maccarone Gallery plays host to the newest works from American born, Paris based artist, Oscar Tuazon. On show till 15th December, the new exhibition is entitled 'America is my Woman', and shows the artists signature Mixed Media sculptures.
// Maccarone 630 Greenwich Street NY, NY 10014
Walton Ford Solo Exhibition01/12/2011
American artist Walton Ford presents a new series of nine large-scale watercolor pieces and are the most monumental works by the artist to date. The exhibition is separated into two series, the first comprising of portraits of King Kong, the second based on a passage from the memoirs of the ornithologist John James Audubon. The exhibition titled I Don't Like to Look at Him, Jack. It Makes Me Think of That Awful Day on the Island runs through to December 23rd at Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue.
Aurel Schmidt & Franz Wright's book 'Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask'01/12/2011
New York artist Aurel Schmidt has collaborated with poet Franz Wright on her latest project. Taking form as a 68 page book, the title 'Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask', is available for pre-order now through the publisher Morel Books with its shipping date set for late November.
The publisher gives one of the most apt descriptions of Schmidt's work yet,
Adam McEwen “11.11.11” at Gagosian Gallery01/12/2011
This is Adam McEwen's first Los Angeles' solo exhibition. Gagosian's Beverly Hills location hosts the some what mysteriously named “11.11.11”.
// Gagosian Gallery 456 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Andreas Gursky's Rhine II Sold for £2.7m01/12/2011
German Photographer, Andreas Gursky's photograph Rhine II sold yesterday at auction (Christies NY) for a world record £2.7m or US$4.3m. The photograph, signature to Gursky's open scale landscape style has made him the creator of the world's most expensive photograph, out selling previous record holders Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince. In a year surrounded by talk of a failing economy, this is proof that economic hard times don't always affect luxury commerce.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Kenneth Laurent House for Sale01/12/2011
Kenneth Laurent House designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Rockford, Illinois is up for auction. The property which was constructed between 1949 and 1952, was originally designed for a wheelchair-bound veteran. As such the single level, 2,500 square foot home was Wrights first endeavor into designing an open plan arrangement within the form of an ellipse.