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Massimiliano Gioni, artistic director of Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan and curator and contemporary art critic based in NY, in conversation with Paul McCarthy at Art Basel in 2012. In this extract of the interview (find the full interview on YouTube) Massimiliano sums up characteristics of Paul McCarthy he found on Googlism...
Paul van Esch & Partners Art Advisory is looking for a buyer for Paul McCarthy’s iconic installation Bunkhouse (1996) with the help of Instagram. Check Paul van Esch’s Instagram-account (click on button below) or, for more information on #TheBunkhouseSale, please write an email to: email@example.com
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HISTORIC FIRST TRANSPARENT ART DEAL
press release 5 February 2019
Paul van Esch Art Dealership is entering the unprecedented field of the viral art deal. For fourteen days, the office is offering 100,000 dollars to whoever can find the perfect buyer for Paul McCarthy’s iconic installation piece, Bunkhouse (1996). The piece is being sold for one million euros. The offer is being advertised by the office via its social media accounts and being documented by the well-known artistic duo, KIRAC (Keeping it Real Art Critics).
This extroverted transaction method draws the public into an intricate process that, until now, has usually happened behind closed doors — the dealer’s pitch to his client on what makes this particular work of art worthwhile. Such discussions could take days, weeks, or months, and often involve countless middlemen, all with their own interests and strategies, to find the right buyer. For the first time, The Bunkhouse Deal filters this out and presents the sales process and pricing directly to anyone who wants to listen — or buy.
Not only does a social media deal give the sales process much-needed transparency, but it also enriches the provenance of the work, providing numerous layers of news coverage, communication, and debate within a short span of time.
Since the 1970s, Paul McCarthy has been a disruptive force in the art world, and this deal aims to do his reputation justice. Bunkhouse is a monumental, moving installation piece that was featured in his 2000/2001 retrospective shown at the MoCA in LA and the New Museum in New York. Previously owned by the Flick Collection, the work was put up for auction at London’s Philips de Pury in 2008, where it went unsold. The current owner bought it soon afterwards, and is now selling it to pursue a new adventure as farmer. The pricing of the artwork at one million euros reflects realistic market values for such monumental installation pieces. McCarthy’s auction sale record for a sculpture is 4.6 million euros.
Bunkhouse is one of the highlights of McCarthy’s oeuvre, and is waiting for its next home in a world-class museum. Paul van Esch’s fourteen-day Bunkhouse Sale is using social media to reward whoever can find the best possible owner for this highly-deserving work of art.
article: kerry james marshall no.1 and charline von heyl in top 10 ‘most influential 2018’
“Whether they were experimenting with floating sculptures, investigating war zones, or pushing painting forward in bold new directions, artists in 2018 made exciting and eclectic contributions to the world. There are so many creative accomplishments to celebrate this year that narrowing our focus to the year’s 20 most influential artists was no easy task. The talents you’ll find here have undeniably changed our culture and have touched and inspired countless others who have followed their examples. In many cases, they’ve caused us to reconsider the very definitions of what art can look like, and what it can achieve.”
Artsy.net December 17, 2018
article W magazine: get to know the mystery artist with beyoncé’s approval
“The glare of Beyoncé's celebrity can be frightfully bright, like when she had everyone Googling "Warsan Shire" at the same time – as the credits rolled at the end of the "Lemonade" premiere, the poet was prominently cited – or when, yesterday, she posted a picture of herself at the Menil Collection in Houston during a recent stop on her "Formation" tour. The recipient of Bey's fame runoff? The late William N. Copley, the self-taught artist who went by CPLY, and whose current retrospective was on view at her hometown museum.
Just like the trendy artists hanging in her TriBeCa apartment, including David Hammonsand Richard Prince, Copley's an equally fashionable choice: "William N. Copley: The World According to CPLY" was organized in partnership with the Prada Foundation.”
(article by Stephanie Eckhardt for W Magazine)
The Day After a Stock-Market Nosedive, Art Basel Miami Beach Opens With a $17 Million Picasso and Other Surprisingly Swift Sales
At least one early sale hit eight figures. Van de Weghe sold a brushy Picasso portrait, Tete de Femme (1971), which was listed at $17 million, within the first few hours. Hauser & Wirth sold a new painting by Mark Bradford to a collector who has promised it to an American institution for a list price of $5 million and Philip Guston‘s Shoe Head (1976) for $7.6 million, which hasn’t been shown since the year it was made.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, meanwhile, swiftly sold an orange and maroon abstract work by Lee Krasner, Bird Image (1963), priced at $3.6 million, as well as a lively 1986 interior by George Copley, Why Are You Staring (1986), for $275,000, among other works. “It’s as good as any first three hours of a fair we’ve ever had,” said gallery director Eric Gleason. […]
Maybe spelling artists’ names is not the strongest point of this article, but it does report strong sales during the first hours of the fair. William N. Copley is off to a great start during this edition of Art | Basel Miami - with a show of rarely seen historical paintings at the ICA Miami and several works presented at the fair by Kewenig Gallery and Paul Kasmin - promising several positive results for this artist.
The Art Books Jerry Saltz Is Loving This Fall
Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes
This beautifully designed book is devoted to the artistic fireworks and optical accomplishments of German-born New York City resident Charline von Heyl (born in 1960), whom one critic has called “the most exciting American painter right now.” The charismatic intelligence pictured in these ever-changing, highly charged, intensely graphic, and profusely colored paintings may well convince you of that. Von Heyl’s is a restless mind and eye. Her work thrives on continual probings of painting’s every tenet: surface, color, viscosities, composition, form, configurations, ideas of beauty, ugliness and risk-taking. As seen in this dual English-and-German volume, it’s no wonder that von Heyl is admired as an “artist’s artist” — someone infinitely admired by fellow practitioners. She really does bring an incredibly complex set of visual-conceptual talents, techniques, tools, and optically alchemical magic to every painting.
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EXHIBITION: William N. Copley: The Coffin They Carry You Off In
December 4, 2018 – May 12, 2019
“William N. Copley: The Coffin They Carry You Off In” presents a group of paintings from 1956 to 1958 highlighting the artist’s critical yet humorous perspective on both European and American culture.
The exhibition gathers works from the artist’s first exhibition, “Paintings by William Copley” (Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York, 1958), as well as examples of his earliest work. Revelatory paintings such as Birdshot (1958) from ICA Miami’s permanent collection and the eponymous The Coffin They Carry You Off In (1957) introduce Copley’s distinct style: cutout and silhouetted paintings in bold colors that demonstrate his interests in history, art history, and the expatriate experience of France. Motifs include the guillotine, Édouard Manet’s 1863 painting Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass), and the Dachshund, in styles that meld French Surrealism and American Pop art.
exhibition: Charline von heyl - snake eyes
October 10, 2018 - January 12, 2019
Now on view at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium is Charline von Heyl’s solo exhibition Snake Eyes. Since the 1980s von Heyl is known for her innovative, radical approach to abstract painting. Rather than abstracting the reality that surrounds us, the core of her practice stems from the images that arise during improvisation on the canvas. Her work is mainly driven by intuition - a colour, a movement, or a state of mind gives rise to powerful compositions that allow an endless number of interpretations. Contemplation and imagination are the key to her work: “A lot of people in the art world are actually unlearning to see. What I would like my paintings to do is to break that barrier, to impose themselves and insist on being seen despite that fear” (Charline von Heyl)
VIDEO: Charline von heyl - snake eyes
Deichtorhallen Hamburg are presenting an exhibition of the groundbreaking work of Charline von Heyl, organized through a partnership between Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC in cooperation with the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle. The exhibition will focus on her art since 2005, with Deichtorhallen Hamburg displaying approximately 60 of her most striking works while the Hirshhorn Museum and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens present more focused surveys, each of about 30 large-scale works.
Wout Neutkens first bronze
After months of waiting Wout finally got to see the first bronze cast of his art work Scorpio (2017). The originals are made from card board and felt.
Wout neutkens’ flower in marble
After two bronzes Wout Neutkens’ third work is now produced in marble. Flower (2017) is almost finished at the marble carver in Italy.
The work is made from Carrara marble which means it’s high quality and has a blue-grey color.
Press - De Volkskrant
Stefan Ruitenbeek & Kate Sinha (Keeping it Real Art Critics) are featured in de Volkskrant.