Damien Hirst’s elaborate backstory for an art exhibition

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It all seems so ridiculous, but considering my appreciation for adventure and scuba diving in particular, I kind of like the concept behind Damien Hirst’s new exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.” The exhibition opened on April 9th at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy, and is on view there through December 3, […]

Art galleries with a political statement

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I’ve seen a few art galleries with political statements in one manner or another lately. One is Pace MacGill, with an exhibition titled “Speech,” which states “The protection of free speech, written into the DNA of our country, enshrines perhaps the most basic and cherished creative outlet we have.” The exhibition, up through April 29th, […]

Something smells here … or rather, it’s supposed to, but I don’t smell it

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I walked into the Marlborough Chelsea Gallery last week and was a little surprised to find it empty. What you see below is what I saw – nothing. (scroll down for more …) Then I walked to the rear gallery space (see photo below), and that too was empty, other than this large column in […]

Giant ants taking over the art gallery

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There’s a fascinating – and beautiful – show at two of Paul Kasmin’s galleries in NYC right now titled “Naturalia.” The exhibition is a collaboration with Sotheby’s Old Masters Department, allowing Kasmin to mix contemporary artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Walton Ford, Damien Hirst and many others alongside Old Masters such as Jan Brueghel the […]