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The Enchanted Mystery of the Art of Markus Lüpertz

The Enchanted Mystery of the Art of Markus Lüpertz

The paintings of Markus Lüpertz present us with doors of possibility, the sheer scale of which begs one to fall in. But you have to approach these works with visceral openness, the way you would approach a new lover. You enter a painter’s world that challenges description beyond Neo-Expressionism, incorporating the classical and [...]



From ZERO to Now. An Interview with Heinz Mack

From ZERO to Now. An Interview with Heinz Mack

One of the co-founders of the influential ZERO group, Heinz Mack was already making avant-garde art when he and Otto Piene organized the first ZERO art show in 1957. Born in Germany in 1931, Mack attended the art academy in Düsseldorf in the 1950s and also earned a degree in philosophy from the [...]



Interview with Carolee Schneemann

Interview with Carolee Schneemann

“I began to motorize paintings in my constructions because men hadn’t done that.”
I’ve had this interview on my mind now for several years, and to be able to conduct it at this time is opportune, especially nowadays, with the way that history seems to be repeating itself. Caroline Schneemann’s work is relevant to [...]



Perspective. A Conversation with Anton Ginzburg

Perspective. A Conversation with Anton Ginzburg

By Stephen Knudsen

Anton Ginzburg is a New York-based artist and filmmaker. Born in 1974 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ginzburg received a classical arts education before immigrating to the United States in 1990. His art has been shown at the 54th Venice Biennale, Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, Palais de [...]



Don’t Pay Taxes / Buy Art

By Raúl Martínez
Every year, as the first snows hit the Northern Hemisphere, thousands of collectors flock to Miami for their winter retreat near the Caribbean. Six months later, many of them are to be found again on the banks of the Rhine, in Switzerland. They travel to Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, the [...]



Art Market Crisis ?

By Elisa Hernando
The growth of the art market during the last hundred years is unprecedented in the history of art. Nevertheless, this increase is not a general trend. How can a recession affect art prices? Does a crash in the stock market influence auctions, galleries and art fairs? This article reflects on the relationship between [...]



The End of the Art Fair Age?

By Raúl Martínez
Over the past few years critics have repeatedly addressed the hyperinflation of art fairs. The outburst of the financial crisis last autumn appeared to be an irrevocable signal, rushing many of them to proclaim the demise of this model. If you have attended The Armory Show, Art Basel, Frieze or the FIAC in [...]



Is the time of the dealers back?

 
By Raúl Martínez
Until the recession took over the art market talk, one of the most discussed topics in 2008 was Damien Hirst’s decision to sell brand-new work at auction. According to the artist, it was a more democratic way to sell art, and a gesture against the greed and snobbery that defined the art market’s [...]



Yamini Nayar - Intimate Theater: A Soliloquy of Dislocations

By Sharmistha Ray
Brooklyn-based visual artist Yamini Nayar creates photographs of constructed interior and exterior environments to reflect upon the location of identity vis-à-vis place in the cultural domain. Each of Nayar’s environments starts with a three-dimensional model in the form of an architectural box made out of cardboard in which the artist places both handcrafted [...]



The Fairey Use Doctrine: A Present Battle in the Legal Wars Arising from Derivative Art

By Johnlee Curtis
Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the now-famous “HOPE” poster, a digitally-designed depiction of President Obama derived from a photograph taken by photographer Mannie Garcia and owned by the Associated Press (AP), has been embroiled in litigation on the issue of whether he violated the AP’s copyright from his use of the photograph. [...]