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Luxembourg and Dayan Restage Famous Exhibition Of Formless Art

IN their latest restaging of historical art, Luxembourg and Dayan present Formless Re-examined at Frieze Masters in London. The display, which opens next month, will showcase work from L’Informe: mode d’emploi, a provocative exhibition curated at the Centre George Pompidou in 1986. L’informe, a concept initiated by philosopher and writer, George Bataille, proposed that art should be reduced to its base materialism or formless state as a tool for creativity. By appropriating l’Informe for the theme of their show, the curators sought to reshape the categories of 20th century art. This exhibition will re-examine formlessness as a creative device once again and consider its relevance today.


Luxembourg and Dayan, art, painting, sculptureAndy Warhol, Oxidation Painting, 1978 © Luxembourg & Dayan

Displaying many seminal avant-garde and modernist works, the exhibition will include Andy Warhol’s Oxidation Painting, a visceral composition in metallic paint treated with uric acid and Jean Dubuffet’s gritty work, Aire Mediane Claire.

A highlight of the show is Claes Oldenburg’s gargantuan cigarette butt, Fagend Study on view at the Frieze Sculpture Park. Oldenburg stated, “A life cycle can be imposed on an object. An object can be very energetic and active, and then it has a dying phase and a phase of decomposition.”

Luxembourg and Dayan, art, painting, sculptureClaes Oldenburg, Fagend Study, 1975 © Luxembourg & Dayan

Frieze Masters is an annual art fair held in Regents Park  which showcases art from antiquity to the late 20th century.

by Miranda Charalambous

The exhibition, Formless Re – Examined opens from 6 – 9 October 2016 at Frieze Masters, Stand D7, Regents Park, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 3372 6111

Front page image:  Andy Warhol, Oxidation Painting, 1978 © Luxembourg & Dayan


Spring Masters New York Art Fair Opens This Week

Spring Art Fair NYC SS1Spring Masters New York 2014. Image credit: Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company

COINCIDING with the high point of the spring art season in the city, the international art and design fair featuring works from antiquity until the present day Spring Masters New York, opens this week with architect Rafael Viñoly’s groundbreaking hexagonal booth layout revamping the Park Avenue Armory the location of the event.

Attracting leading exhibitors and collectors from around the world, Spring Masters New York was founded in 2011 (where is was known as The Spring Show NYC) by the  Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) directors Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin of Artvest Partners in an attempt to “respond to global demand for a high-quality event that offers a breadth of material” and to bring their wide experience and innovative strategies in other art businesses to the art fair landscape.

Spring Masters SSFollower of Rogier van der Weyden. The Virgin Nursing the Christ Child
Oil and gold on Baltic oak panel, in an integral frame c. 1500. Courtesy: Mullany Fine Art

For this year’s outing, The fair showcases curated and carefully selected presentations by 61 exhibitors from the US and Europe. Viñoly’s layout aims to foster a dialogue between the diverse periods and styles on view, from distinguished Old Masters presented by Richard L Feigen & Co and Otto Naumann Ltd, to Todd Merrill Studio’s contemporary designs.

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Painting by Frank Stella. Courtesy: Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC

Other highlights include Debra Force Fine Art, Inc exhibiting a watercolour painting by Edward Hopper, and Mullany Fine Art present a 16th century Flemish tapestry, on view for the first time in the US. The Osborne Samuel Gallery will show works ranging from Korean artist Kwang Young Chun to British sculptor Tony Cragg; Ronald Phillips will display 18th century English furnishings by Thomas Chippendale; Hammer Galleries’ Impressionist and Modern works, including Edgar Degas, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Claude Monet and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art’s European Renaissance bronzes.

by Caroline Simpson

Spring Masters New York is at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
and is open from May 8 until May 12, 2015
Arts’ Night Out takes place  May 8, 2015, 6:00 – 9:30 PM


London Art Fair Opens

London Art Fair 27th edition Alexander Calder, Alexander Calder La Mer, 1947, Alexander Calder Whitford Fine ArtAlexander Calder, La Mer, 1947, courtesy of Whitford Fine Art

THE 27th edition of the London Art Fair has opened at the Business Design Centre, Islington. The Fair has  128 exhibitors ranging from established UK-based modern British and contemporary galleries to emerging spaces in the Art Projects section; as well as international gallery presentations from Milan, Paris, Toronto and New York. The London Art Fair offers a programme of curated exhibitions, talks, tours, films and performances aiming to provide an inspiring and supportive environment for collectors of all levels.

London Art Fair 27th edition Miguel Vallinas Prieto, Miguel Vallinas Prieto, Rabbit, 2013, courtesy of My Life In Art,Miguel Vallinas Prieto, Rabbit, 2013, courtesy of My Life In Art

This year’s Fair includes a museum partnership with Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, presenting an exhibition of key works from their collection in The Figure in Modern British Art; two monumental sculptures by Eduardo Paolozzi installed outside the Fair;
international Dialogues selected by Anna Colin, co-curator of the next British Art Show; Photo50: Against Nature, an exhibition of photographic installations curated by Sheyi Bankale of Next Level Projects.

London Art Fair 27th edition Clive Barker, Clive Barker Origami Boat, 2010, courtesy of Whitford Fine Art, Clive Barker Whitford Fine Art, metal origami sculpture,Clive Barker, Origami Boat, 2010, courtesy of Whitford Fine Art

The Fair launches the inaugural Art Projects Artist Award, which is provided by the Fair’s education sponsor Sotheby’s Institute of Art. There will also be a film programme presented in partnership with LIMA, Amsterdam and live performances including B.I.N.G.O, an interactive game led by artists Henry/Bragg and the premiere of William Mackrell’s North South.

London Art Fair 27th edition Amelia Stein, Amelia Stein White Stable, 2012, Courtesy of Oliver Sears Gallery.jpgAmelia Stein, White Stable, 2012, Courtesy of Oliver Sears

An extensive programme of talks, tours and critical debates will also take place throughout the week in association with partners such as the Contemporary Art Society, ArtTactic, Apollo magazine, Lund Humphries, The Arts Desk, Photoworks and Sotheby’s Institute of Art which are free to attend with a ticket to the Fair.

Julia Hamilton, Woman into Fox, 2013 oil on canvas St Annes Galleries, London Art Fair 27th edition Julia Hamilton Julia Hamilton, Woman into Fox, 2013, oil on canvas. Courtesy St Annes Galleries

by Caroline Simpson

Front page image: Angus Fairhurst Proposal for a Public Space 2006 , courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery

Ticketing information:
Day Ticket: £14.00 adv/£20.00 on the door/£13.00 conc.
Six Day Ticket (includes Preview Evening): £30.00 adv/£35.00 on the door

Child under 12 years old (accompanied by an adult): FREE
Please note: £1.50 booking fee applies per ticket purchased in advance

Opening Times:
Thurs 22 January, Thursday Late, 11am – 9pm
Friday 23 January, 1am – 7pm,
Sat 24 January, 10am – 7pm
Sun 25 January, 10am – 5pm