Tuesday, 13 October 2015

John Hoyland on Julian Schnabel and photos by Nick Smith

Given the current exhibition of John Hoyland's work at the Newport Street Gallery we are reposting this clip from the Turps Banana interview in 2010 in which John discusses Julian Schnabel and the European sensibilities. Also here are a small selection of Nick Smith's wonderful photographs taken at the time:

All images copyright of Nick Smith

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Michael Rey and Anke Weyer at Office Baroque

Office Baroque's up up and coming exhibitions of Michael Rey and Anke Weyer run from 11th September - 24th October and 7th November. 
Anke Weyer (1974) studied at Frankfurt’s Staedelschule and at New York’s Cooper Union and has been living and working in New York since 1999. Anke Weyer recently completed a residency at the Elaine De Kooning studio in East Hampton.
Emulsified, 2015

ASAP Already, 2015

Michael Rey makes monochromatic wall works with panels entirely surfaced in plasticine clay and oil paint. Born in 1979 Michael Rey currently lives and works in Los Angeles. 

Deek, 2015
Muta, 2015

Anish Kapoor's 'Dirty Corner' vandalisation..

ARTNEWS: From The Art Newspaper regarding the vandalisation of Anish Kapoor's abstract sculpture, 'Dirty Corner'..

Anish Kapoor 'Dirty Corner' 2014
'Anish Kapoor’s controversial, cavernous sculpture Dirty Corner sited in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles outside Paris has been vandalised for a second time. In a statement, Kapoor condemned the attack, saying that the 33 foot-high sculpture has:

“become a receptacle for the dirty politics of anti-semitic vandals, racists and right-wing royalists… I will not allow this act of violence and intolerance to be erased. Dirty Corner will now be marked with hate and I will preserve these scars as a memory of this painful history.” 

Fleur Pellerin, the French culture secretary, said on Twitter that the defacement was an act of “stupidity and violence against culture”. Catherine Pégard, the president of the Palace of Versailles, tweeted that the attack was “intolerable”, adding that her staff were outraged. Phrases were daubed on Saturday, 5 September, in white paint on the work and the surrounding rocks, some of them anti-Semitic; one of the slogans stated that “Christ is King in Versailles”, another said “disgust, dishonour, treason, satanism.” 

The 60m-long work was quickly cleaned after it was attacked in June when vandals splashed the piece with yellow paint. Kapoor’s exhibition at Versailles is due to close on 1 November.'