DGAA Blog http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog Just another WordPress weblog Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:09:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.24 DGAA Mailing List Merge http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/dgaa-mailing-list-merge/ http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/dgaa-mailing-list-merge/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:00:52 +0000 http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/?p=1439 dgaa_blast

New York is bristling with activity as the Fall season unfolds. I am immersed in my new position with Stone Art LLC and Allan Stone Projects as announced in my last posting. We are currently renovating our space. On October 23, we will reopen with a new exhibition, Wayne Thiebaud In Black and White, on view through December 19, 2014.
 
The exhibition will feature Thiebaud’s ongoing exploration of black and white imagery in his virtuoso drawings using charcoal, ink, pencil and mixed media. Thiebaud’s classic themes of food, figures and landscapes will be included among the approximately 20 works on view.
 
In his essay for the catalog accompanying the exhibition, Carter Ratcliff writes “rendered in black and white and all the intervening tones, Thiebaud’s drawings lay bare the formal architecture that endows even his most lushly chromatic images with their startling clarity. He is a brilliant draftsman.”
 
In addition, there will be a range of excellent and provocative works available from the Allan Stone Collection in our back rooms. Allan Stone collected broadly in the areas of Modern Masters, Contemporary Art, Tribal and Folk art, Americana and Decorative art.
 
I will be merging my email list into the Allan Stone Projects mailing list. If do not wish to receive updates, you may send an email to info@allanstoneprojects.com.

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Press Update! http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/press-update/ http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/press-update/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:26:33 +0000 http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/?p=1426
Dorothy Goldeen Artnet news
I am excited to report that ArtNet News featured the announcement of my new position
as President of Stone Art LCC in their online magazine. They also included a clip from the video,
“The Collector”, a rare look into the unique world of Allan Stone, one of the legendary dealers and collectors of his time.

Check it out here!

 

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Moving To New York City! http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/moving-to-new-york-city/ http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/moving-to-new-york-city/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:48:08 +0000 http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/?p=1415 Wayne Thiebaud “Seven Suckers” 1970, Oil on canvas, 19 x 23” © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed By Vaga, New York, NY

Wayne Thiebaud, “Seven Suckers”, 1970, Oil on canvas, 19 x 23”
© Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed By Vaga, New York, NY

With great pleasure, I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position of President of Stone Art LLC in New York. Created from the estate of the legendary art dealer, Allan Stone, Stone Art LLC is the exclusive administrator of the Allan Stone Collection and oversees the gallery, Allan Stone Projects in Chelsea.

My team and I will be dedicated to divesting the extraordinary collection that Allan Stone accumulated with great passion during his lifetime. In the process we will be conducting private and auction sales, advising clients and participating in art fairs. We will be curating scholarly exhibitions drawn from the Collection and providing educational access to the works.

Songye "Four Horn" Community Power Figure,  Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 21-7/8” high

Songye “Four Horn” Community Power Figure,
Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 21-7/8” high

Allan Stone (1932-2006) was a pre-eminent dealer in modern and contemporary art and a prodigious collector of unparalleled appetite. He was a recognized expert on the work of Abstract Expressionists Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Barnett Newman and Franz Kline, among others. He was among the earliest supporters of Wayne Thiebaud and was his primary New York dealer for more than forty years. Stone promoted the activity of numerous artists with exhibitions in his renowned gallery from 1960 until his passing in 2006.

Willem de Kooning  “Figures In A Landscape #2” 1976, Oil on paper, mounted on canvas

Willem de Kooning, “Figures In A Landscape #2”, 1976, Oil on paper, mounted on canvas

The vast collection amassed by Allan Stone includes Modern Masters, Contemporary Art, Tribal and Folk art, Americana and Decorative art. From John Chamberlain and Joseph Cornell to the Philadelphia Wire Man, from Tiffany lamps to Bugatti cars, Stone was enraptured with aesthetic expression in multiple forms and media. Sotheby’s and Christie’s have each held single-owner sales drawn from the Collection which together have generated more than $100 million.

My heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation go out to all of you for your friendship and support. Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you in my new role. My email address will remain the same for the near term. After September 2, 2014, you may reach me at Allan Stone Projects. I look forward to seeing you in New York and meeting at the various crossroads of the art world.

Allan Stone Projects 535 W 22nd St, 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10011 (212) 987-4997
dorothy@dorothygoldeen.com

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AT THE MICROPHONE http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/at-the-microphone/ http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/at-the-microphone/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:57:17 +0000 http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/?p=1390 Dorothy Goldeen

Speaking at the “Women of Power” luncheon for Covington Capital Management

I am pleased to report that I have returned to the arena of public speaking.  Last month, three other panelists and myself were guests of Covington Capital Management at the “Women of Power”  luncheon at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica.  Over 100 attendees gathered to hear a discussion about the nature of investing in art, it’s similarities and dissimilarities with other commodities.

The following week I was the guest speaker on a Webinar for Klein Artist Works in Chicago.  Thirty artists were logged on internationally; the subject was the current state of the Artworld and aspects of career development for artists.  The first question came from an artist online in India.  It was 6:00 pm in Los Angeles and 7:30 am the following day in New Delhi.  A global world, indeed!

Last week, I was invited to join a panel at Art San Diego moderated by the Director of the Timken Museum.  This panel dealt with various aspects of collecting including acquisition, resale, installation, insurance and legal considerations.  It’s clear that people want to gather, converse and learn.  For me, it is always a pleasure to educate and to share information.

 

Enjoying the panel discussion at the Jonathan Club, Santa Monica

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NEW YORK SPRINT http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/new-york-sprint/ http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/new-york-sprint/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:58:31 +0000 http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/?p=1362

Rene Magritte at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

The New York Marathon had just ended as I began my own laps across the City. Beginning at the Museum of Modern Art, there’s no better way to exercise the eye and mind. On view through January 14, “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 -1938” is a dense show of the artist’s Surrealist years. Many beloved, familiar paintings hang alongside ones that are rarely seen. Collages, objects and photographs flesh out the exhibition and attest to Magritte’s unique, innovative eye and mind.

Brendan Fowler, New Photography 2013, Museum of Modern Art

The New Photography 2013 exhibition at MOMA features eight international artists who are expanding the field of photography. Shared themes among the artists in the show include the merging of abstraction and representation, the examination of digital and analog technologies and story-telling that is both documentary and conceptually based.  Brendan Fowler, who lives in Los Angeles, is of particular interest. Having visited his studio over a year ago, I am intrigued with his mash-up of images and his hybrid of painting, collage and photography.

Eleanor Antin, video still, Museum of Modern Art, New York

On the third floor, “Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself” comprises a beautiful installation by an artist often overlooked in the current dialogue. Contemporary works from the MOMA collection on the second floor offers an overview of some of the most provocative of work of the past few years by artists such as Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Hammons and William Kentridge along with various videos by artists such as Eleanor Antin.

Balthus, Metropolitan Museum, New York

The Metropolitan is hosting “Balthus Cats and Girls”, another classic exhibition of work not seen in this country in thirty years. Featuring works between the 1930’s and 1950’s, these paintings showcase observations of youthful eroticism, humor and despair, capturing moments and moods of universal endurance.

Joel A. Rosenthal (JAR) at the Metropolitan Museum, New York

Sculpture as jewelry arrives at the Met with the exhibition, “Jewels by JAR”.  Hailed as one of the most acclaimed designers of the last three decades, the 400 works by Joel A. Rosenthal, are a rare fascination. This will be the Met’s first exhibition by a contemporary jeweler, guaranteed to mesmerize. As a footnote, due to the explosion of public interest in art, both the Met and MOMA are now open seven days a week.

Christopher Wool, Guggenheim Museum, New York

Following on the above, Christopher Wool’s survey at the Guggenheim is a great leap forward in the journey that painting has taken over the past decades. The exhibition tracks Wool’s emergence since the 1980’s. Each body of work has strength and interest but the word paintings steal the show for me.

Yves Klein, Dominique Levy Gallery, New York

Among my many gallery visits, the stand-out was Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein and Cy Twombly” at Dominique Levy’s newly inaugurated space on Madison Avenue. This carefully curated show of masterworks from three of the most influential artists of the 20th century is worthy of any museum. While each artist maintains a distinctive voice, the dialogue between them is intriguing.  A stunning catalog accompanies the exhibition.

Laduree on Madison Avenue, New York

As the daylight wanes and the pace slows, sugar is required. Laduree calls. Macarons devine, flown in daily from Paris, these are treats to swoon over. If you miss them in New York, you can visit the new store on Lincoln Road during Art Basel. Artist and dessert connoisseur, Will Cotton, who explores the seduction of consumption, has collaborated with Laduree on a new project to be unveiled during the Fair.


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REPORT: CHICAGO http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/expo-chicago-september-18-21-2013/ http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/expo-chicago-september-18-21-2013/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:06:39 +0000 http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/?p=1341 Expo Chicago, Sept 18-21, is the “Back-to-School fair” for the art world.  First up following the summer season, it’s not a primary event, but one that is useful and certainly offers highlights. Exhibitors hail internationally to serve an audience that is primarily Midwestern.  A great city to visit, Chicago is a first-class destination for architecture, ranks at the top for outdoor, public sculpture and boasts some truly inspiring private collections. I visited five of them while I was in town and they were memorable.

Amanda Ross Ho, “The Character and Shape of Illuminated Things”,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, plaza installation

The afternoon of my arrival, I had just enough time to make a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art. I was happily greeted by Los Angeles-based artist, Amanda Ross-Ho’s inaugural public outdoor art project. Titled “The Character and Shape of Illuminated Things”, the work explores how photography mimics the ways in which we see. The artist has turned the entire plaza into a photography studio, complete with color calibration card.

Theaster Gates, “13th Ballad”, mixed media sculpture,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The key exhibition inside the Museum is “Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad”. This presentation is an extension of “12 Ballads for Huguenot House” which was one of the most applauded installations at Documenta in Kassel, Germany, last summer. Gates is a deeply emotive artist and brings his authenticity to each sculpture, performance and urban intervention that he creates. Chicago-based and internationally acclaimed, his work was also presented by Kavi Gupta Gallery in a one-person exhibition.

The Fair has made a welcome return to Navy Pier. Now in its’ second year, management has rallied the community and is making a noble effort to ensure continuity. The afternoon preview allowed spacious and relaxed viewing. There was nothing too surprising but the caliber was solid and there’s always something to learn and a few jewels to find.

Monique Van Genderen at Susanne Vielmetter booth,
Expo Chicago

Robert Gober at Matthew Marks booth,
Expo Chicago

David Zwirner brought a tour de force painting by Lisa Yuskavage in three panels measuring about 15’ long. It’s first public viewing, the artist had withheld the piece in her studio since 2010. Matthew Marks offered a significant sculpture by Robert Gober. Susanne Vielmetter featured a strong presentation for painter, Monique Van Genderen.   Barbara Mathes put together another beautifully curated booth spotlighting Jack Pierson.  Chicago’s Alan Koppel Gallery showcased an excellent  range of work from refined photography by Hiroshi Sugimoto to contemporary sculture by Rebecca Warren.

Shannon Findley at Jessica Silverman booth,
Expo Chicago

A section of the Fair titled “Exposure” was dedicated to participation by newer galleries who have been in operation for seven years or less. Each highlighted one or two artists from their program. The standout installation was presented by Jessica Silverman Gallery of San Francisco with her artist, Shannon Finley, who lives and works in Berlin. The paintings are acrylic on canvas backed by wallpaper also created by the artist.

Jaume Plensa, digital fountain, Millenium Park,
Chicago

It’s hard to resist a walk through Millenium Park on any visit to Chicago. Anish Kapoor’s sculpture dazzles the crowd and Jaume Plensa’s heroic fountain continues to thrill as his object sculpture proliferates around the globe. Millenium Park was completed in 2004. In 2009 the Nichols Bridgeway was opened which connects the park to the third floor of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, both of which were designed by Renzo Piano. Striding the 620’ long bridge to the doorstep of the Art Institute is to transit from one great treasure to another.

Nichols Bridge designed by Renzo Piano,
from Millenium Park to the Chicago Art Institute

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“SICILY: ART AND INVENTION BETWEEN GREECE AND ROME” http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/sicily-art-and-invention-between-greece-and-rome/ http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/sicily-art-and-invention-between-greece-and-rome/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:38:46 +0000 http://www.dorothygoldeen.com/blog/?p=1331

“Statue of a Youth (The Mozia Charioteer), Sicilian Greek,
marble, 470-460 B.C., 71″ tall

One of the finest sculptural achievements in Western Art, and certainly from the Classical Period, is the Sicilan Greek statue known as “The Mozia Charioteer” (470-460 B.C.) Pose, gaze, and the idealized human form, which bursts forth beneath a diaphanous garment, declare a powerful eroticism. Discovered on the small island of Mozia in 1979, the sculpture is being shown for the first time in America. It stands as the centerpiece of “Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome” at the Getty Villa. until August 19.

“Statue of a Youth (The Mozia Charioteer)”
rear view

From the fifth to the third centuries, an opulent lifestyle was enjoyed in ancient Sicily. From the fine arts to the culinary arts, the good life flourished amidst intellectual achievement and innovation. Among the 145 objects, highlights include a beautiful lidded wedding vase of pigmented terracotta as well as an ink on parchment text page from “Archimedes Palimpsest”. See it this weekend!

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