Quick Study: Melissa Meyer, Llewyn Davis, forgery and Casualism at The Art Blog

UPCOMING: Melissa Meyer @ Lennon Weinberg, Chelsea, New York, NY. Opens Thursday, January 9, 6-8 pm. (Image above: Melissa Meyer, Shuffle, 2013, 16 x 16 inches.) Catalog preview here.


Film Pick: Don’t miss Joel and Ethan Coen’s new movie Inside Llewyn Davis, easily one of the best recent movies about being an artist. Your family and non-art friends might think you’re a delusional loser, and your colleagues may openly disdain your boundless ego, but you persevere nonetheless. Definitely watch the trailer posted above.


In the NYTimes, check out a great story about forgery and scandal in the art world. “Former associates said Mr. Berganti�os was himself wary of purchasing fakes. After observing him sniff a canvas once, a friend asked Mr. Berganti�os what he was checking for. The smell of tea, Mr. Berganti�os replied, noting that it was commonly used to make a canvas appear older that it really was.”


Big thanks to Elizabeth Johnson for writing about my recent show at The Painting Center, failure, Casualism and so forth at The Art Blog. A couple images of work in the studio (pictured above) are included, too. Check out her article here.


Frieze NewYork takes place May 9-12, 2014, on Randall’s Island, and they’ve just announced the 190 participating galleries. Full details for Frieze Projects, Talks, Sounds and Education programs will be announced in early 2014. The gallery selection looks good. Check out the list here.


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  1. Awesome write up on the Art Blog this week. Congrats on a successful exhibition.

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