- designed by long time friend, artist Filip Pagowski (you know his work…he is responsible for the Comme des Garcons PLAY evil heart logo)
Isn’t this precious?
DAILY PIC: These three little paintings made recently by David Diao are miniature versions, about the size of a large art book, of huge abstract paintings that Diao originally produced in the later 1970s. They are now on view at Postmasters gallery in New York, in the last show in its longtime Chelsea space, from which dealers Magdalena Sawon and Tamas Banovich have been chased by the area’s rent inflation (proving that Chelsea’s rising tide – financially speaking – has been sinking some of its very best boats, even when Sandy couldn’t). Diao talks about them as related to Marcel Duchamp’s “Boite en Valise”, the Frenchman’s miniaturized anthology of his own works. But I find that this project brings Diao much closer to Sherrie Levine’s appropriation: By copying himself, in a new scale, at a new date, Diao has utterly changed the meaning of the works he made earlier: They aren’t serious studies in form, so much as wry, even wistful comments on art and decoration and the demise of painting’s grand pretentions.
Vine video art sold at Postmasters Gallery!
Vine Video Art Sold at Moving Image: The most surprising milestone of this year’s New York Armory Week may be the first-ever sale of a piece of video art made using theultra-hot app Vine. The Vine in question, Angela Washko’s “Tits on Tits on Ikea” — which features the artist’s friend holding a laptop to her chest with a pair of balloon breasts exposed on the screen, and lasts for the format’s obligatory 6.5 seconds — was part of curators Kyle Chayka and Marina Galperina’s “The Shortest Video Art Ever Sold” exhibition at the Moving Image fair, and was purchased by collector and curator Myriam Vanneschi. “It represents an alternative model to the gallery system,” Vanneschi said. “When art becomes solely a commodity, I find it very uninteresting, but I see buying internet-based art as very interesting, as an alternative.”
for Village Voice
Christian Viveros-Fuane’s article How Uptown Money Kills Downtown Art
DAILY PIC: “Skylight 1” is one of my favorite pieces from Diana Cooper’s solo show at Postmasters gallery in New York, which locals have one more day to catch before it closes. In this piece and others, Cooper takes a real feature of the Postmasters interior and shifts the place and shape it takes up. This new tactic gives a firm, real-world grounding to the fantasy that Cooper’s always revealed in her work. It’s also a kind of homage to Postmasters itself: For almost three decades, in one space after another, owners Magda Sawon and Tamas Banovich have given artists room to do the most daring work they know how. It’s nice that there’s now work that’s about the room given.
David Diao gave an amazing historic talk on Barnett Newman at the DIA Foundation in Chelsea on Monday, February 4, 2013.
For 2.5 hours , nobody left, everybody sat still and listened to facts, anecdotes and personal recounts told by the painter/raconteur David Diao and we are so happy this came to life.
We are looking for ways to share it with you. If there is any legal way to do so we will.