Author: Bill Davenport

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Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications from all visual artists living and working in Los Angeles County, but hurry! Applications must be submitted online by September 30, 11:59 PM (PST). Individual artists and collaboratives at any point in their careers could win from $5000 to $15,000 in unrestricted payola, to be […]

Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

From Curator/Scholar to L.A. Gallerist: Paul Schimmel to Join Hauser & Wirth

Former MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel will join the gallery Hauser & Wirth as a full partner to open Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles in 2015. It’s been almost a year since Schimmel’s controversial and abrupt departure (some say firing, others resignation) after his 22-year tenure at MOCA, which provoked the public resignations […]

From Curator/Scholar to L.A. Gallerist: Paul Schimmel to Join Hauser & Wirth

YouTube Introduces PayTube: Subscription Channels Get Test Run

YouTube announced a new subscription service Thursday, opening the door to a whole new way to pay for content on the popular video sharing site, and possibly changing the game for over-the-internet video delivery. A pilot program allows users to subscribe for a 99¢- $2.99 per month to thirty channels, and will test whether users […]

YouTube Introduces PayTube: Subscription Channels Get Test Run

Dance Into The New Year with Artpix

ARTPIX, Houston-based art-magazine-on-a-disc, has released a 3-disc DVD, Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Park Avenue Armory Event 2011, in collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust. The DVDs document the final performance of the Cunningham Company at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue at 67th St. in New York on December 29-31, 2011. Six performances featuring […]

Dance Into The New Year with Artpix

RIPNEKST: Ex-Houston Graffiti Writer NEKST Has Died

Sean ??, aka NEKST has died. He began writing as Next in Houston in 1996, and was voted “best Graffiti writer” in 2003, by the Houston Press, even as they suggested he move to escape relentless police pressure. He did a stint in Austin; Rachel Koper of Austin’s Women and Their Work Gallery had this […]

RIPNEKST: Ex-Houston Graffiti Writer NEKST Has Died

Art Fair Buying Spurred by Fiscal Cliff

The Art Newspaper (Art Basel Edition) reports that the fiscal cliff, and attendant economic uncertainty if anything, has been good for sales of high-end art at the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair this week. Melanie Gerlis, Gareth Harris and Riah Pryor interviewed collectors and dealers who felt that the looming tax uncertainty for the […]

Art Fair Buying Spurred by Fiscal Cliff

Whitney Announces Curators for 2014 Biennial

On Thursday The Whitney Museum announced three curators for the 2014 Whitney Biennial: Tate Modern film curator Stuart Comer, curator of film at Tate modern, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia associate curator Anthony Elms assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, and Michelle Grabner, chair of the painting and drawing department at the […]

Whitney Announces Curators for 2014 Biennial

Saltz as Low-Budget Collector: If it Quacks like a Richter . . .

Art critic Jerry Saltz has gotten the collecting bug- but, not being able to afford the seven-figure prices of the Gerhard Richter paintings he craved, instead challenged artists to fake one for him. He details his trials and eventual success at commissioning a satisfyingly Richterian abstraction for $155, and the promise and challenge of what […]

Saltz as Low-Budget Collector: If it Quacks like a Richter . . .