A Day in Chelsea

The one thing I do not take enough time to do is take in the art that the city has to offer.  I have been particularly bad this year.  I think of a year as September – June.  There are a variety of reasons but I really think that being out of our place for such a long time just threw everything off.  I keep up on what is happening and look online but it truly is not the same thing.  Fred and I made our way into Chelsea for a full day of exhibits. 

We started out at the Zwirner Gallery on 19th Street to see the Jeff Koons exhibit called gazing ball.  The pieces ranged from Italian statues holding balls to post office boxes but I just got a chuckle out of the snowman.

As always we end up wandering into a few galleries where we have collected before.  This is Toyin Odutola at the Jack Shainman gallery.  The exhibit is called My Country Has No Name. 

I am a huge fan of Richard Serra.  This exhibit at the Zwirner Gallery on 20th Street is some of his early work.  The new building Zwirner is in is worth the trip alone. 

Barbara Gladstone gallery is also an awesome space.  Ugo Rondinone sculptures.  Something very awesome and intense about them. 

Bryce Wolkowitz has an exhibit up from a Cuban artist Jose Parla

Big light boxes by Rodney Graham up at 303 Gallery

I have always liked Elsworth Kelly.  Simple, stark and modern.  Matthew Marks Gallery.

Pavel Wolberg at Andrea Meislin gallery.

I am a huge fan of the Yossi Milo gallery.  We have bought several things there over the years.  We bought these two pieces today.  One from Myoung Ho Lee who I have been watching and not moving on for about two years.  Finally pulled the trigger and love the piece we bought.  The two pieces above were shot in the 60's but printed in 2001.  The artist, Malick Sidibe.

James Nares new work is up at Paul Kasmin Gallery.  Really different from his work of the past.  We own a piece of his work and I really love his new body of work. 

Our last stop was at Aperture Gallery.  There is an exhibit of Martin Parr's work called Life is A Beach.  He took photos from beaches around the world. 

Pretty perfect day. 





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Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    I take this as a nudge to get up and go visit. Thanks.BTW–I started collecting Bourke-White and Eisenstaedt from a small gallery in Soho called SohoTriad years ago.They are now in Santa Fe and the very best place for B & W photos anywhere. Sid is the owner and buddy of mine.http://www.monroegallery.com

    1. Gotham Gal

      i will take a look. i am really into photography right now.

      1. awaldstein

        Sid is amazingly knowledgeable and honest. He’s a gem. Born and raised in the West Village.if their collection touches you, glad to do an intro.

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  2. kirklove

    Started taking Bean on Saturdays. It’s so much fun. We’ve seen a lot and the best part we’ve barely made a dent!PS: Tried the rain room with her on a Saturday morning – BAAAAD idea. Packed. Will sneak over during the week at members preview time. Looks rad.

    1. Gotham Gal

      jess and em went. two hour wait. ugh.

  3. Tracey Jackson

    Why do i always say I must do this and never get around to it?Thank you for going for me. I don’t feel as guilty anymore.