A black-and-white Ed Ruscha painting with the words “Let’s Be Realistic” spelled out in bold white letters hangs outside the sound-proof trading room at art collector Adam Sender ’s hedge fund.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, known as Macro, has had the bright idea of looking at neon art since the 1950s, gathering about 70 works by more than 50 artists including Dan Flavin and Bruce Nauman.
Why are so many museums beginning to look alike?
“I am not a star,” artist Oscar Murillo said as he signed autographs at the opening of his first solo gallery show in New York last week.
See what’s happening among “The Ungovernables,” about 50 young artists who are part of the New Museum’s 2012 Triennial, many of whom have never been shown in this city.
Two years ago, artist Oscar Murillo, now 27, cleaned offices to put himself through art school. His paintings sold for less than $3,000.
If you survive New York’s Armory Week, with its 10-plus art fairs, here are a few side trips into Chelsea.
Spend the evening with the Marcantonios, as retired Italian longshoreman Gus fights with his three grown kids about radicalism, unions and whether it’s ever right to pay for sex.
London’s hip contemporary art fair Frieze is making its New York debut on Randall’s Island this week.