Sunday, June 23, 2013

Art in America online/Martial Raysse

So Nice in New York: Martial Raysse at Luxembourg & Dayan

Nice-born artist Martial Raysse began his career by making work that straddled American Pop and French Nouveau Réalismea movement that includes him as a founding member. Since then, his work has been categorizedby academics and criticsas French Pop, European Neo Avant Garde and the School of Nice (along with Yves Klein and Arman), to name a few, although, said Raysse via e-mail, "I do not think my work belongs absolutely inside any of these boxes."

Martial Raysse, Tableau simple et doux (Sweet and Simple Painting), 1965, paint, photo collage, and neon on canvas, 76 3/4 by 51 1/4 inches. Photo Martial Raysse/ADAGP.; Martial Raysse, Made in Japan, 1963, photo collage, oil, and wood on canvas, 49 1/4 by 75 3/4 inches. Photo Martial Raysse/ADAGP.
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Art in America print review/Mike Brodie

NEW YORK A photographer is compelled to relish the surface. An artist is obliged to transcend it. The recent exhibition "A Period of Juvenile Prosperity" by Mike Brodie, a 28-year-old self-taught American artist, presented 31 diaristic color photographs, made between 2006 and 2009, of contemporary train hoppers. The images seem to pick up the cause of American reportage photography by such practitioners as William Eggleston, Walker
Evans and Pirkle Jones, as well as the photo-essay storytelling of Life magazine.
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