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Christian Böhmer Interview | Moniker Art Fair
Image courtesy of Christian Böhmer.

Image courtesy of Christian Böhmer.

For our next preview feature from the upcoming Moniker Art Fair in New York, we’re sharing an interview with Christian Böhmer! Christian is a self-taught contemporary artist who creates large-scale murals along with drawings and paintings. He has exhibited work around the world including in Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland among others. Most recently, he completed a mural painting for the "one wall project" curated by the Urban Nation Museum of Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin. After learning more about his work and process, we’ll certainly be looking forward to seeing what he exhibits at the fair!

Tell us about your background. You describe having roots in the graffiti movement of the 90's so was this the type of art that first inspired you and that you first created? 

Yes, graffiti was the kind of art that influenced me most when I was a kid in the mid-nineties. I was lucky enough to live only a few kilometers from Europe’s largest legal graffiti hall of fame at that time, which was the famous "Schlachthof Wiesbaden". Once a year, there came the world’s most famous writers together to have a graffiti jam for one weekend. I was so fascinated to see what was possible to do just with a spray can, that I decided to try this on my own. As it was a legal spot to paint graffiti, there was no need to hurry or to get nervous. I think this is why I had time enough to experiment in every direction, which included painting characters, too. I found out that I had much more talent in character painting then in writing letters....

How has your work developed since then? When and why did you turn to portraits? 

The first few years I developed in painting characters and as I got better and better, I moved towards a photorealistic style. I believe the most difficult subject one can paint in photorealism is a portrait, where there are no mistakes allowed. And when you dive into this world of painting portraits, you find out that there’s a lot of stories you can tell with that kind of art.

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Images courtesy of Christian Böhmer.

Images courtesy of Christian Böhmer.

Can you explain your reasoning behind covering various body parts of your subjects - namely their heads and faces, but also in recent work, their hands as well?

As I said, it is very interesting to tell stories within portraits. I did that for a long time, but one day you ask yourself, what will be the next challenge? What else can I add to these stories? When you think about that, the next logical step will be to transform the portrait, to paint it in an abstract way. But the abstract in my portrait painting is not the transformation of color or shape, but the paper bag. I found out that for me this is a perfect medium to use in order to transform shape, to give it a message, or to simply hide the face itself. Sometimes less is more :)

You recently completed a new mural in Berlin, congratulations! How did that project come about? How often do you create larger, public works and do you enjoy it as much as your smaller pieces? 

It was Yasha, the director of the Urban Nation Museum of urban contemporary art in Berlin, who asked me to paint this specific wall. I just began working on a new series of drawings, which plays with red colored hands, that tell all those stories that hidden faces can’t tell. This series deals with people on the edge of society, the ones nobody listens to. And the wall I painted in Berlin is located in an area where these people live. So it was the perfect match.

Image courtesy of Christian Böhmer.

Image courtesy of Christian Böhmer.

What will you be showing at Moniker in New York? 

I will be showing this new series of people with red hands hidden behind their paper bag mask. But you need to see it in person!

Do you have any additional exciting projects going on in 2019 and beyond that you'd like to share?

Yes, I will have a huge solo show in Mainz, Germany in September. I’m very glad to be there because that is the place where I grew up and where I had my first graffiti writing experience. I have not been back there for more than 15 years!

I will also have a group show in October at 19Karen Gallery near Brisbane in Australia, which I’m also looking forward to. I love the idea that people from all over the world can have the opportunity to see my art in person.

Moniker will be held May 1 - 5 in New York City at:
718 Broadway
NoHo, Manhattan
New York City, NYC
10003

Learn more about Moniker Art Fair by visiting their website.

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Evoca1 Artist Feature | Moniker Art Fair
Image courtesy of Evoca1.

Image courtesy of Evoca1.

We’re just a few short weeks away from Moniker Art Fair which will be held May 1-5, 2019 in New York City. The international fair’s 2019 exhibitors include some of the world’s most renowned urban & contemporary artists and galleries in booth exhibitions as well as solo presentations and installations. 28 exhibitors and four special projects, hailing from 13 countries around the globe, will present work in alignment with this year’s theme, Cause & Effect, which examines our shared roles and commitment to addressing the current state of political, social and ecological issues. Create! will be providing coverage of the fair, but we’re also excited to be bringing you a sneak peek at some of the artists who will be highlighted at this year’s NYC edition of Moniker. Last week we introduced you to WK Interact and this week we’re sharing the incredible work of Evoca1!

Image courtesy of Evoca1.

Image courtesy of Evoca1.

Evoca1 was born in the Dominican Republic, where he spent most of his childhood drawing on walls and playing baseball, until eventually moving to Hollywood, Florida at age 11. 

As an autodidact, he has received his art education from the compulsive study of the old masters’ works and techniques. His pieces are a personal reflection of his life experiences, as well as observations of human behaviors and social struggles.

He currently lives and works out of South Florida, where he continues to develop his craft and research of figurative painting. In recent years, this mainly happened in public spaces where he has painted large-scale murals. His interaction with the local environments has been essential in generating the concept of his work.

Image courtesy of Evoca1.

Image courtesy of Evoca1.

For more information about Moniker please visit their website and follow along with Evoca1 on Instagram.

Image courtesy of Evoca1.

Image courtesy of Evoca1.

WK Interact Interview | Moniker Art Fair
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Create! Magazine is a proud partner of Moniker International Art Fair which will be held in May in New York City. Moniker shines a spotlight not only on young and emerging artists, but also on leaders in the urban and new contemporary art movement. For the forthcoming iteration of the fair, they will be highlighting one of NYC’s most recognized wheat pasting artist, WK Interact. Originally from France, WK Interact has been working in New York for over 20 years. Read our interview below to learn more about his work!

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Tell us about your background. Were you interested in art as a child or did you come to it later in life?

Well, I started to draw when I was 8 years old as my father was a painter. I think I became passionate about art from seeing him in his studio.

What brought you to New York?

I was first in New York when I was 13 years old, but did not have a chance to visit as I had only landed there for a connecting flight to Miami. I came back at age 16 in 1982 and it ended up having an incredible impact on me. My flight arrived late at night and I only knew the address of my hotel on 82nd street near Central Park. Of course, it was the cheapest place to stay and the worst hotel at $15 per night. I spent the next three months traveling all over the state using Greyhound buses and after this, I decided to focus on creating art ‘in motion’. At the age of 18, I came up with a process of making distorted images using a Xerox copy machine which helped me find my signature style. After placing many canvases in my hometown in the south of France illegally, it was obvious to me that the best city to create that sort of interaction with my work would be New York. I ended up living in the city for many years and became a french New Yorker. I’m still living there today!

How has living there affected your work?

Living in New York for me was important to just be there and connect with the city. For my work, I feel that it becomes part of an event or a corner of the street. Even I start to blend in with my work by wearing all black clothes.

Can you explain your interest in figures and your unique techniques to create your work?

My work is based on the following concept: First illustration, then the location, then the motion interacting with the scale of the building. My real motivation is film. I decide to use the street to recreate a story and take photos with people passing by. The interaction part of my concept and process is where I came up with the name WK INTERACT.

What are some of your inspirations?

Sculptors and photographers like Calder and William Klein as well as the film industry including French Connection, Blade Runner...and so many others.

What will you be exhibiting at Moniker?

I  will have one large work and 8 posters plus a large print directly installed on a wall.

Besides showing with Moniker, do you have any other projects this year you'd like to share?

Plenty of projects, but I can’t mention anything yet :)

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Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting contemporary art fairs with it’s roots embedded in urban culture. Learn more by visiting their website or follow them on Instagram.

Paradigm Gallery at Art on Paper 2019

For their fourth showing at Art on Paper, Paradigm Gallery will be presenting artwork by Alex Eckman-Lawn, Drew Leshko, Evan Hecox, Hyland Mather, and Seth Clark. The artists have all created their artwork using their own unique methods, but will be coming together for a fair display not to miss. Click on the artist names below to see their collections. The newest pieces by each artist will be added to their linked collection pages on Friday, March 8th. Email sara@paradigm-gallery.com if you would like to see a preview of the collections prior to that date.

Paradigm Gallery | Booth 105 | Featured Artists
Alex Eckman-Lawn
Drew Leshko
Evan Hecox
Hyland Mather
Seth Clark

Fair Dates/Hours/Location
March 7 - 10, 2019 | 299 South Street - Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan

OPENING NIGHT
Art on Paper Preview
Thursday, March 7, 2019 • 6:00pm to 10:00pm

PUBLIC FAIR HOURS
Friday, March 8 • 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, March 9 • 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, March 10 • 12:00pm to 6:00pm 

Art Miami, Context and Aqua 2018 Staff Picks

This is our second year being a proud media partner of Art Miami Fairs. As if visiting sunny Miami is not inspiring enough, we got to explore thousands of artworks from across the globe. There were incredible, innovative pieces that stuck out to us from every art career level, but we had to narrow it down to a select few.

Here are our picks from Art Miami, Context and Aqua fairs from the 2018 edition.

Art Miami

Context

Aqua Art Miami

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

www.priveekollektie.art

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Georgia Mowry

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design is a leading international gallery specialised in contemporary art and collectible design. Based in The Netherlands, Priveekollektie actively works with a range of collectors, represents internationally recognised artists and designers, and provides a platform for up-and-coming talents to showcase their exceptional pieces.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

Priveekollektie exhibits pieces each year at Art Miami that have never been shown in America before. With a focus on the best artists with a European identity, we plan to bring new, exciting and interesting works based upon our three pillars: concept, quality, and value. The works shown feature a highly curated selection of new and exclusive works. One of these works to look out for is the hand tufted tapestry, Luxuria 99, by Dutch artist Catharina van de Ven.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Priveekollektie recommends three things to visitors and collectors: to explore the restaurants and nightlife, to visit the private collections that specially open during the week but are normally not open to the public to view, and to have sheer enjoyment of the art crowd and audience that arrives in Miami for this week only.

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion

www.galeriedominion.ca

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Tim Dunn and Sara Landau

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Landau Contemporary acquired the Dominion Gallery, Canada's oldest and most prestigious private art establishment in October 2005. The gallery offers a stunning showcase for modern masters alongside an exciting ensemble of contemporary international artists including Yves Zurstrassen, Christoph Kiefhaber, Kwang-Young Chun and Tony Scherman. Landau Contemporary is also the exclusive North American dealer for the Austrian master, architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

"Landau Fine Art was already well established as one of the world's leading galleries specializing in early 20th century international art," explains Canadian art dealer Robert Landau. "Dominion represented a unique opportunity to offer the works of living artists under the umbrella of their more famous 20th century predecessors.”

The partnership between Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion and Landau Fine Art guarantees a wealth of choice for art lovers and collectors to experience, in an extensive exhibition space exceeding 20,000 square feet in a stunning Victorian landmark on Sherbrooke Street West.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

history will come alive at Landau Contemporary at Art Miami, where we will be featuring an exceptional collection of paintings and sculptures from the Estate of Antoni Clavé, which will be presented alongside Britain’s most celebrated modern sculptor, Henry Moore, among others. Both of these extraordinary exhibitions will include works that span over 40 years of the Artist’s careers. These are only two of the highlights that will be on exhibit exclusively at Art Miami this December, where Landau Contemporary will feature over 100 artworks in 2,000 square feet of exhibition space.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

We encourage collectors to take the time to really look and interact with the works on display. Great artworks repay the attention they are given, and the more you look the more you have an opportunity to see. Experiencing and engaging with art is a slow burning process, so don’t try to absorb everything in one visit.

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Antoni Clavé, Diptyque Et Demi II, Oil and collage on canvas, 209x350cm./821⁄4x1373⁄4in., 1994, Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion, Montreal, Canada

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie von Vertes

www.vonvertes.com

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Quirine Verlinde

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Founded by Laszlo Vertes, the eponymous gallery was conceived as an international exhibition platform specializing in 20th- and 21st-century art. Centrally located on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich the gallery builds and manages private and public collections, organizes exhibitions and gives lectures on art and art market related subjects. “With Vertes I tried to create a democratic space for the exploration and understanding of the inexhaustible diversity of art and its creators.“ Exceptional pieces by Albers, Calder, Chagall, Chamberlain, Condo Ernst, Francis, Kusama, Lichtenstein, Miró, Richter, Soulages, Vasarely, Warhol and Wesselmann are permanently on display in the 200 square meter gallery in Zurich.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

For the 2018 Edition of Art Miami we are showcasing a bold selection of 20th and 21st century paintings, works on paper and sculptures. Specific focus points are a variety of stabiles by Alexander Calder, mesmerizing Infinity Nets and Infinity Dots by Yayoi Kusama, intriguing portraits by George Condo and vibrant abstract works by Gerhard Richter.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Collecting is about art, its creators, the history behind it, the development of our personal taste, spirituality, connection and a way of life. Collecting is piecing together the story of you a a collector human being in this world. The price and the name of the artist are of minor importance. What is important is the connection you feel with a particular work of art and that from the moment it hangs on your wall you keep discovering new elements that you did you did not see before. A work of art invites the beholder to stay and linger and adds an element of joy and wonder to every home.

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Tom Wesselmann, Little Still Life #15, Oil, plastic and plaster relief on board 12.1 × 8.9 × 1 in., 1964

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie Forsblom

www.galerieforsblom.com

Booth AM117

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Katarina Siltavuori

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Galerie Forsblom, founded by Kaj Forsblom in 1977, holds a unique position on the Nordic art scene as one of the largest and most international contemporary art galleries by bringing international established artists to its exhibition spaces in Helsinki and Stockholm. While the exhibition programs consist of a wide range of media within the visual arts, Galerie Forsblom is highly profiled as presenting excellence in contemporary painting as well as sculpture.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

Galerie Forsblom showcases both established American artists, such as Peter Halley, Jacob Hashimoto, and Keith Sonnier and young Finnish rising stars, Toni R. Toivonen and Reima Nevalainen.

Our booth presents a coherent synergy between playfulness and harmony – the booth is curated with a joyful spirit as Peter Halley’s bright-colored, neo-geometric conceptualist works juxtapose Jason Martin’s large-scale monochromatic sculptural paintings which consist of thick surfaces of oil or acrylic gel.

The booth prevails a lingering harmonic atmosphere with Jacob Hashimoto’s works, which combine Japanese handicraft tradition with Anglo-American minimalism, Stephan Balkenhol’s raw and spontaneous wood sculptures, and Bernar Venet’s dynamic steel sculptures and arches, playing with gravity and three-dimensionality.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Be curious and ambitious. Let passion be your guide and trust your instincts. Buying art can be fun – and don’t be afraid to go big!

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Jacob Hashimoto, Reaching Desperately for the Darkening Sky Through Geographies of Time and Season, 2018 Acrylic, paper, bamboo, wood and Dacron, 167.64h x 152.40w x 20.96d cm, 66hx60wx8.25din

Art on Paper in Brussels

We were so excited to be given the opportunity to visit Art on Paper [in collaboration with BOZAR] a small, international drawing-focused art fair in Brussels last week. Besides the fact that it highlights a specific medium - one which can be defined broadly due to its potential to be used in a seemingly infinite amount of ways - the fair is unique in that each gallery's booth presents one solo exhibition rather than a group show of their roster of artists. Below you'll find a few of our favorites!

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From the Art on Paper press release:

The line, to infinity. As everyone knows, drawing is first and foremost a line, potentially infinite. This line evolves and expands over time. In 2018, Art on Paper grows and doubles in size. Since its inception, Art on Paper has been emphasizing the variety and diversity of contemporary approaches to drawing through artist solo shows. This is the main principle of the show, it is THE specificity renewed every year: one booth, one gallery, one artist. Thus, for 5 days, 50 Belgian and international galleries are investing BOZAR exhibition spaces to offer, in the heart of Brussels, 50 SOLO SHOWS from established and emerging artists: the best of contemporary drawing. Building on the success of its latest editions, Art on Paper is setting itself up this year in the prestigious "Ravenstein Circuit", always in collaboration with BOZAR, and has new parallel projects to reflect the most current creation and the most experimental practices in terms of drawing.

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1. Gamaliel Rodríguez at ATM Galería

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5. Serena Fineschi at Montoro 12 Contemporary Art

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6. Anneke Eussen at Tatjana Pieters

Frieze New York 2018 Top 10

By Sarah Mills

Frieze New York 2018 brings together more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing the world's most significant artists, a series of talks, and the city’s most talked about restaurants, all in a bespoke structure in Randall's Island Park.

Create! Magazine's top picks from this year's fair.

Art New York 2018: Editor's Top 10 Picks

Art New York, presented by Art Miami, returns to Pier 94 from May 3-6 offering noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture.  

The 2018 edition will see over 85 international contemporary and modern galleries from 30 countries come together to represent over 1,200 artists including CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries to present emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent. 

Create! Magazine had the pleasure of exploring the fair on VIP preview day on May 3rd, 2018 and here are our top picks:

Spoke Art at Moniker and Mark Drew Exhibition

On View: May 3rd - 6th, 2018

Spoke Art is pleased to announce our participation in Moniker International Art Fair for the inaugural edition of Moniker Brooklyn. Showcasing a range of contemporary painting and sculpture, our booth will exhibit new and recent works from Ben Eine, Cash For Your Warhol, Dan Lam, Mark Drew, Tatiana Suarez and Tavar Zawacki. Additionally we will have a curated selection of rare and sold out limited edition posters, pulled from the gallery archives, available for in-person sales.

Please join us at Booth 9 at Moniker Brooklyn, opening to the public Friday, May 4th and running through the weekend until May 6th. For more information or to receive an advanced collectors preview, please email us at NYC@spoke-art.com.

What Goes On?

Solo Exhibition by Mark Drew

Opening Reception: May 5th, 6 - 8pm On view: May 5th - 26th, 2018

Spoke NYC is pleased to present What Goes On?, a solo exhibition by Tokyo-based Australian artist Mark Drew. What Goes On? will be Drew’s inaugural solo exhibition at Spoke Art, where he will be exhibiting his ongoing series of paintings that combine and re-contextualize two distinct elements - characters from the beloved Peanuts gang and 90’s rap lyrics.

Drew’s narrative based work takes on the format of a comic still, using rap lyrics as dialogue for Peanuts characters. As is common practice in hip hop music production, the artist “samples” rap lyrics and characters from the Peanuts gang, redefining the meaning of both. Ranging from the existential to the absurd, the artist creates a new universe for the wholesome Peanuts characters, calling to question the meaning of life, perseverance, relationships and loyalty.

Consisting of 13 new acrylic paintings, Drew uses a limited palette comprised almost exclusively of black, white and yellow. The artist’s largest work to date, titled Maintain (Nas) will be exhibited, depicting Linus kneeling in prayer at his bedside, supplicating for strength to “maintain.”

About the exhibition, artist Mark Drew states, "The 90’s rap music I surround myself with is made up of layered samples from older music (and often a different genre). Taking a drum beat from one record, and adding a vocal or riff from another to form something new. To paraphrase RUN-DMC: making something out of nothing, or expressing yourself with what you have readily available. My art practice follows a pre-2000s hip hop approach, visually sampling and re-presenting these unrelated and personally nostalgic things as one."

Please join us Saturday, May 5th from 6 - 8pm for the opening reception of What Goes On? Complimentary beverages will be served and the artist will be in attendance. A limited edition screen print of Maintain (Nas) is scheduled to be released in conjunction with the exhibition and will be available in person at the opening.

For more information, or additional images, please email us at nyc@spoke-art.com.

Art New York 2018: Interview With Casterline|Goodman Gallery

Casterline|Goodman Gallery

Gallery Owners Robert Casterline and Jordan Goodman

http://www.casterlinegoodman.com

611 E. Cooper Avenue Aspen, CO 81611

Jim DINE  Still-Start The Western Fire, 2010  Acrylic, charcoal and sand on linen  72 1/8 x 60 1/4 inches

Jim DINE

Still-Start The Western Fire, 2010

Acrylic, charcoal and sand on linen

72 1/8 x 60 1/4 inches

Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

Specializing in Post-War and Contemporary art, Casterline|Goodman Gallery is committed to presenting first-tier, investment-grade original artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries.

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

Unique paintings and drawings by established artists such as Jim Dine, Alex Katz, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha and Richard Serra.

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time. 

I recommend that new collectors take their time to learn about the artists they are drawn to and the art market in general before making a purchase.  I would recommend that if they’re investing, they need to deal with a gallery that actually handles investment artwork instead of an advisor or primary gallery that may or may not be a specialist.

Ed RUSCHA  Yes Tree, 1983-1986  Oil and enamel on canvas  50 x 40 inches

Ed RUSCHA

Yes Tree, 1983-1986

Oil and enamel on canvas

50 x 40 inches

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

We love the opportunity to meet so many new people that share our passion for the artists that we focus on, in a city where we don’t have a gallery presence. 

Richard SERRA  P&E VIII, 2007  Paintstick on mylar  26 1/2 x 40 inches

Richard SERRA

P&E VIII, 2007

Paintstick on mylar

26 1/2 x 40 inches

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 

Our Richard Serra collection is pretty amazing, along with great works by Ed Ruscha. 

(Above image: Richard SERRA, P&E IX, 2007, Litho crayon on mylar, 26 1/2 x 40 inches)

Art New York 2018: Interview With Archeus/ Post-Modern

ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN 

Director Brian Balfour–Oatts

www.archeus.com

(Donald Judd, Untitled)

(Donald Judd, Untitled)

 

Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

We deal in works from the so-called "secondary market", which means pieces which are already in the marketplace, and not being sold on behalf of the artist. The artists in whose work we deal are all very established, in museum collections, and are generally held to be amongst the best and most well-known of their generation

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

Predominantly important abstract work. We have some very fine examples of paintings by Pierre Soulages, Josef Albers and Ron Gorchov, and rare editions by Donald Judd and Bridget Riley. The majority of artists that we hold are abstract, both gestural and hard-edged - although we are also very involved with the figurative work of Hockney, Freud, Warhol and Ed Ruscha.

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time.

If an artist isn't already in the collection of MoMA or the Tate, then don't even think about the investment angle. Check recent acquisitions by both of those institutions, as well as other international museums (usually available online) and see what they have bought in the last year.

If you consider your purchase of art to be an investment, then it's fine to buy with your ears. Unless you have been looking at paintings every day for ten years, ask and listen.

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

The non-stop nature of the four or five days of an art fair is very exciting. Every minute a different conversation begins, and you speak to hundreds of people in a very short space of time.  One way or another, the majority of my most important and favorite clients have met me through art fairs.

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 

We have a super-rare set of ten black woodcuts by Donald Judd, the only set ever to have appeared on the market, other examples of which are owned by MoMA and SFMoMA. 

We also have a beautiful Albers painting which belongs to the same group that was the subject of the Guggenheim's recent "Albers in Mexico" exhibition. 

Genuinely museum quality works are a joy to own, even if it is temporary. 

(Above image: Josef Albers, Contented Green)