Museum Monday: Exciting new work from David Hockney will be shown at the Whitney Museum this summer. “The Jugglers, June 24th 2012”is the artist’s first video work that depicts 12 people juggling colored clubs and will be displayed on 18 synchronized screens. Make sure to add a visit to the Whitney onto your summer itinerary!
Kiki Smith discusses her site-specific installation, Chorus, at 46th Street and Eighth Avenue with ArtInfo. Created in conjunction with Art Production Fund, it is up through September 4th in the Last Lot Project Space. Be sure to check out this colorful outdoor installation before the summer ends!
Today is Willem de Kooning’s birthday! He would have been 105.
On the occasion of the Museum of Modern Art’s tremendous 2011 John Elderfield-curated de Kooning retrospective, de Kooning co-biographer Mark Stevens came onto The Modern Art Notes Podcast. Stevens and his co-author Annalyn Swan won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for their biography of the artist, “de Kooning: Am American Master.” So far as I know, this program marked Stevens’s first thoughts on the exhibition.
“They’re very separate for me,” Pace artist, Yoshitomo Nara told ARTINFO through a translator when asked about the differences between drawing, painting, and sculpting. “I never make a drawing as a base for a painting. I never do a painting for a sculpture. For me, drawing is the one I love the most and it’s very distinct.”
Entitled “SOL LEWITT: On the Walls of the Lower East Side,” the outdoor installation, on one of the hotel’s walls near its Lafayette Street entrance, marks the first time this body of work will be exhibited in New York.
ARTINFO suggests you “See Matta’s Surrealist Masterworks (and Lesser-Known Late Paintings) at the Pace Gallery” and we couldn’t agree more! Matta: A Centennial Celebration is located at 534 West 25th Street and on view until January 28, 2012. You can view the slideshow here.