Monday, May 6, 2019


The historic Park Avenue Armory provided the back-drop for a high octane display of major works at the third edition of TEFAF New York Spring. Featuring a stellar roster of 92 leading exhibitors, with 12 new participants, the Fair was an unrivalled showcase for some of the most influential experts in modern and postwar art and design, antiquities, ethnographic art and jewelry.

To inaugurate their first year at TEFAF New York Spring, Pace Gallery presented an exhibition dedicated to the work of 20th-century master Jean Dubuffet, who has been represented by Pace since 1966. Spanning paintings, works on paper, and sculptures, the exhibition features pieces from a number of Dubuffet’s seminal series from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, including L’ Hourloupe, Sites aux Figurines, Psycho- Sites, and Brefs exercices d’école journalière. Drawing together an incisive selection of Dubuffet’s work across media, the presentation captures the relentlessly innovative and daring spirit that have fueled the artist’s enduring legacy.

Pace Gallery created Dubuffet work figure at the entrance of fair in VIP preview day

The famed Diaghilev Ballet Russes was celebrated by Galerie Gmurzynska with the exhibition of Le Coq d’Or, by Natalia Goncharova in gouache, watercolor, and pencil. The large-scale work (930 x 1300 cm [366 x 512 in]) was displayed in the public space as part of the main exhibition space of the Armory.

Sold previously at the Diaghilev Sale at Sotheby’s London in 1968, Natalia Goncharova’s backdrop is not only the sole surviving large scale painting from this Diaghilev production but also one of very few important large-scale backdrop paintings, such as Picasso’s stage cloth for Diaghilev’s Le Train Bleu from 1924, which today is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

The presentation at TEFAF coincides with a strong renewed interest in the work of Natalia Goncharova, with a major retrospective of the artist set to open at the Tate Modern in London in June with a room dedicated to Goncharova and Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes including designs for Le Coq d’Or.

Le Coq d’Or, by #NataliaGoncharova @GalerieGmurzynska

Wendell Castle major works were shown two Major New York Galleries.

"Chair with Sport Coat" designed and made by #WendellCastle in 1978 @RandCompany

"Happiness" by Wendell Castle in 1962 @FriedmanBenda

"One of the most important design presentations here showcases the biomorphic furniture of Wendell Castle, who created boldly sculptural chairs, benches and desks from the 1960s until his death last year. A low-slung rocking chair from 1962, carved from warmly stained oak and finished with stretched leather, looks as aerodynamic as a Farago, Jason. “Tefaf Brings Masterpieces (and Tulips) to the Armory,” New York Times, May 2, 2019.

Great presentation of Master works @HellyNahmadGallery

Beauty, Shared: a Collector's Vision by #DickinsonGallery 

Most of galleries were shown many popular artists in market, but Dickinson Gallery curated an interesting curated show with more diversity of artists.  They always have an amazing curated show at the TEFAF Art Fair. 

Many Korean Master artist works were presented by #tinakimgallery

Even though I am from Korean, I never saw these great Korean master works (#LeeUfan, #HaChongHyun, #KwonYoungwoo, #KimTschangYeul, & ParkSeoBo) together at the same time.  Thanks for Tina Kim Gallery!

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac sold its entire collection of 39 pieces by Georg Baselitz (b. 1938) early on in the Fair. The sale comprised a set of 38 drawings (1984), purchased for close to $1.12 million, and a large painting titled Blaueur Elkekopf (1979-8) that sold for an undisclosed amount to a separate buyer.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Also, great to check their cultural program "The interview: Tritram Hunt, the Victorian Albert Museum Director with Thomas Marks"

On the right is Tritram Hunt

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Asia Week New York 2019

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1. Joan B Mirviss LTD (39 e 78th Street, 4th floor):  

Japanese modern and contemporary ceramics - loved different forms, textures and patterns of ceramic works .

"Vessel Explored/ Vessel Transformed: Tomimoto Kenkichi and His Enduring Legacy"

#Tomimoto, #OgawaMachicko, #HayashiKaku, #MaedaMasahiro, #MatsuiKosei

2. Art Passages (23 E 73th Street): 

Islamic Art - Loved 8th century Chinese Koran was amazing with its decoration.

3. Cohen Cohen (1078 Madison Avenue):

18th century many gorgeous Chinese Ceramics.

18th century Chinese style of European painting on the plate

4. Carole Davenport (5 E 82nd Street): Japanese Art Gallery- loved gorgeous screen. 

1905 Japanese Screen 

5. Francesca Galloway (1018 Madison Avenue):

Indian painting : loved its modernity - the painting is not centered, carpet is on the wall, and the mirror on the wall has refection of the couple.

18th century painting

6. Hiroshi Yanagi (1016 Madison Avenue):

Japanese antique - Loved wooden buddha with its details of eye, necklace, and knife.

7. Tai Modern (38 e 70th Street):

Japanese Bamboo Art:  loved its beauty and great craftsmanship and creative forms.

8. Findlay Galleries (724 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor);

Flower painting by Vietnamese Artist, Le Pho was fascinating.

9. Runjeet Singh (41 e 57th Street #704):

Treasure from Asian armories - Loved their mural painting and wallpaper in the space which was inspired by their arm's decorations.

10. Alexis Renard (41 e 57th Street #702):

Indian & Islamic art - Loved its coin filled Jar which is 10th - 12 C Piggy bank & Egyptian Jar.

11. Zetterquist Galleries (3 e 66th Street 1B):

Asian antique ceramics - His Vietnamese ceramic collection is quite unique and nice.

Vietnamese ceramic work
12. Buddhist Art (29 72nd Street):

East Asian Art - specialized Buddha and Tibetan art

Pure gold Cambodian buddha
13. Christies auction (20 Rockefeller Plaza):

Asia Week NY special exhibition - Chinese art "The Irving collection" and Korean art were very precious.

The Irving Collection (#19c, #Qingdynasty, #imperialchair,  #mirrorpainting, 

Korean Art exhibition (#Celadon, #Maebyong, #buncheong, #MotherofPearl inlaid lacquer storage chest

14. Bonhams auction (580 Madison Ave.): Asia Week NY special exhibition

Their Japanese & Korean art collection was nice.

Japanese art: Living Doll of a basket vendor & 19c #Satsumabottle &
Korean art:  below left  photo 18c #JoseonDynasty #CopperDecoratedPorcelainJar #bunchengjar
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Art show in New York Summer 2018

Modern Art & The Peninsula New York

The Peninsula New York celebrate their 30 years Anniversary.  They curated an exhibition featuring original artworks of Any Warhol, Francesco Clemente, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger and Michael Halsband's work from the 1980s.

from the exhibition

#KeithHaring, #Basquiat, and #AndyWarhol

Art Market Hampton 2018 : Art and Design

Since it is only art fair which is held in Hampton this year.  Many people came and could see many different art works from established emerging artist's works to Master works...

It was little different from previous years...  More interesting and good art and over million dollars piece was shown as well : David Hockney, Chagall, Robert Indiana, and so on...

#JeanAlbanoGallery #Cocobodesign

#JorgeAntos #FedericoUribe

 #Justin Lyons #MelissaChandon #AndyBurgess 

#OperaGallery, #TimothyYargerFineArt 

From the Preview

Christies Summer Preview Party in Red hook

Christies first open, Contemporary & postmodern preview party was happened in Red hook, NY which is their storage space.  It is second year.  It wasn't well organized like last year.  They didn't have much works and didn't have many interesting pieces which was disappointed...  
But the Party was fun...

#RoxyPaine #NedVena #KarenAppel #CharlesArnoldi

From the Party