23 May, 2010

Jasper Johns

Together with Rauschenberg and several Abstract Expressionist painters of the previous generation, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Barnett Newman, Johns is one of most significant and influential American painters of the twentieth century. He also ranks with Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Munch, and Picasso as one of the greatest printmakers of any era. In addition, he makes many drawings—unique works on paper, usually based on a painting he has previously painted—and he has created an unusual body of sculptural objects.

more info from the Met Museum

About from PBS American Masters

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James Kalm endures drenching rain to bring viewers a brief glimpse of "Jasper Johns Drawings 1997-2007". As perhaps the most recognized living American artist, every aspect of his enigmatic work is unique and engaging. Since his emergence in the late 1950s he has maintained a prolific practice of drawing, using unusual technique and materials to both develop new ideas and reexamine old ones. This show, which piggy-backs "Gray" at the Metropolitan Museum, is an opportunity to see the developments of Johns' current thinking.


James Kalm accompanies viewers through an historic retrospective exhibition of paintings by Jasper Johns. Gray, perhaps the most ubiquitous and miss perceived of all colors is the theme of this major presentation. Johns has exploited the coloristic and metaphoric potentials of this tone since he emergence as one of America's most recognizable talents. Covering nearly fifty years of painting "Gray" was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, and sponsored by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.



James Kalm reports on Jasper Johns An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965 at the National Gallery of Art. In this exclusive report Kalm brings you footage of this exhibition by America's greatest living painter.


News 12th May 2010
A celebrated painting by Jasper Johns which hung for most of its life in the bedroom of writer Michael Crichton has fetched nearly $29 million (£19.5m) at auction, a record for the artist.

19 May, 2010

The Medicis - Florence

The Splendour of the Medici - Art and Life in Renaissance Florence

Exhibition webpage.

An impressive Timeline



The Collection of the Medici

Unlike the layout of the exhibition, the Medici collection on the homepage is arranged in groups according to genres, devoting separate sections to paintings, sculptures, books, codices, textile art and the applied arts. By selecting the appropriate menu points visitors to the homepage can view the municipal building activities of the family under Florence, the family portraits under the Medici, and the works of art testifying to the ties between Hungary and Tuscany under Florence and Matthias Corvinus.


Images, audio guides and info on the Medicis

From PBS 4 hour long episodes of "The Medici: Godfathers of the Rennaissance.

17 May, 2010

Olivier de Sagazan


Olivier de Sagazan
All the material online about this artist appears not to be in English.

his website

From the website homepage


"La défiguration en art"

"La violence en art"
"Le Fantôme dans la machine"

"Quand le visage perd sa face"

Carnet d'atelier

Etres Chairs

Film 2011



more videos on youtube

White Cube - UK


Franz Ackermann
Darren Almond
Ellen Altfest
Miroslaw Balka
Ashley Bickerton
Mark Bradford
Candice Breitz
Ernesto Caivano
Jake & Dinos Chapman
Chuck Close
Gregory Crewdson
Rosson Crow
Tracey Emin
Katharina Fritsch
Mario Garcia Torres
Gilbert & George
Andreas Golder
Antony Gormley
Andreas Gursky
Marcus Harvey
Mona Hatoum
Eberhard Havekost
Damien Hirst
Gary Hume
Runa Islam
Sergej Jensen
Mika Kato
Anselm Kiefer
Rachel Kneebone
Martin Kobe
Liza Lou
Christian Marclay
Kris Martin
Josiah McElheny
Julie Mehretu
Harland Miller
Sarah Morris
Gabriel Orozco
Damián Ortega
Richard Phillips
Marc Quinn
Jessica Rankin
Robin Rhode
Doris Salcedo
Raqib Shaw
Neal Tait
Sam Taylor-Wood
Fred Tomaselli
Koen van den Broek
Jeff Wall
Cerith Wyn Evans


White Cube was set up by Jay Jopling in 1993 as a project room for contemporary art. Although it was one of the smallest exhibition spaces in Europe, it was arguably one of most influential commercial galleries of the past decade. Situated on the second floor of 44 Duke Street, St James’s, one of London’s most traditional art dealing streets, White Cube, Duke Street was, literally, a simple white cube, a room within a room, designed by the architect Claudio Silvestrin.

The central concern when establishing the programme was to create an intimate space in which an artist could present a single important work of art or a coherent body of work within a focused environment, an idea that in some way, stemmed from the memorable experience of Walter de Maria’s ‘Earth Room’ in New York. The programme was singular among commercial galleries in that an artist was invited to exhibit only once. Since its inception, the gallery mounted exhibitions of work by many leading international and British artists including Franz Ackermann, Miroslaw Balka, Chuck Close, Tracey Emin, Katharina Fritsch, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Ellsworth Kelly, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Luc Tuymans and Jeff Wall. White Cube, Duke Street closed in 2002.


16 May, 2010

More ART HK 10

Australian Galleries exhibiting

Tolarno Galleries Melbourne www.tolarnogalleries.com

Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Sydney www.ssfa.com.au

Sydney www.grantpirrie.com

gbk - Gallery Barry Keldoulis
Sydney www.gbk.com.au

Conny Dietzschold Gallery Cologne/Sydney www.connydietzscholdgallery.com

BREENSPACE Sydney www.breenspace.com

Mori Gallery Sydney www.morigallery.com.au

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Sydney www.roslynoxley9.com.au

Sutton Gallery Melbourne www.suttongallery.com.au


Hong Kong International Art Fair 2010
27 - 30th May 2010

ART HK is the leading showcase for international Modern & Contemporary Art in Asia with over 150 galleries participating from 29 different countries. ART HK reflects Hong Kong’s ‘Gateway’ status in presenting a unique opportunity for collectors to see and buy work of a quality and geographical diversity not available anywhere else in the world.


more information and videos from previous years

14 May, 2010

UK Subject Index 2005 - 9

This subject index covers posts to Bellebyrd between 2005 and 2010 that are tagged "UK".


@ V & A
Surreal Things

@ The TATE
Frida Kahlo at the Tate Britain
Art and the 60's
Tate Gallery censured
Reverse Discrimination
Pop Life

History of the Turner
Turner Prize 2007
Turner Prize 2008
Turner Prize 2009

Francis Bacon
more Francis Bacon
Bridget Riley

Jack Milroy
Gilbert & George
Andy Goldsworthy
Barbara Berkowitz & Jacqueline Moon
John Everett Millais
Mark Andrew Webber
Lucian Freud
Louise Joséphine Bourgeois
Jim Coverley
Lauren Porter
Tracey Emin
Martin Sastre

Artist Multiples
Postcard Art
fast & loose (my dead gallery)
Brilliant Women

hand PRINT Studio
East London Printmakers
Crossflows - Edinburgh
Chinese Printmaking Today 2006
The London Original Print Fair 2007
The London Original Print Fair 2008
PrintFest 2008
American Prints
Chinese Printmaking Today 2008
International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA)
Royal College of Art Prints
Print Quarterly
The London Original Print Fair 2009
Le Cheile
Kevin Haas
London Original Print Fair 2010

Shakespeare Illustrated
The Blue Notebook
CIRCA - Ireland
1911 Encyclopedia
Book Arts
Newes from Scotland
V&A Artists' Books database
Blood on Paper: The Art of the Book

Curatorial Discrimination
British Council
Greer on Hathaway
Caravaggio, Hockney & Hughes
art in the age of austerity

William Blake Archive
Live Art Archive and Digital Performance Archive.
BBC3 Radio Interviews
BBC Arts
Tate’s Online Events Archive
Arts on Film Archive

Banksy on Oz
Australian imprints in the British Library
Monty Python on Australian Philosophy

Lauren Cooper
Red Dwarf - PMT
Alf Garnet on Jesus
Tony Hancock's Sculpture Scene From The Rebel
The Ashes
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore (At the art gallery)

Mossley - Buckton Castle
The Battle of Hastings
Cerne Abbas Giant
Long Man
Bath Abbey
Winchester Cathedral

Printfest 2010 - UK

Printfest is northern Britain’s only print fair held in a rural location and is dedicated solely to the exhibition and sale of original contemporary prints. It offers the visiting and local public the opportunity to view and purchase contemporary art works, meet the artists and find out more about printmaking.

Printfest 2010 takes place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May 2010 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Our Private View takes place on the evening of Friday 30 April from 7.00 to 9.00 pm.

Work from more than 40 national and international artists will be exhibited and the Printfest 2010 commissioned work by our Printmaker of the Year, Anja Pervical, will be unveiled.



exhibiting artists archive: 2009 | 2008 | 2007

11 May, 2010

Christiane Baumgartner





For hours, days or even months at a time, renowned German printmaker Christiane Baumgartner can be found painstakingly carving still-life images into enormous blocks of wood. Using a sharp knife, every detail is cut by hand before printing onto handmade paper.

The images Christiane uses are taken from her own film and video cameras and then frozen in time onto the wood in her shared studio, a former cotton mill, in Leipzig, the home of traditional printmaking.

full interview

09 May, 2010

Sigmar Polke

Sigmar Polke: History of Everything showcases Polke’s work over the last six years. The exhibition was initiated by the Dallas Museum of Art, and organised in close collaboration with the artist. Polke made several new works in response to the original Dallas venue, such as paintings of shooting arcades and gun sellers which refer to the renowned gun culture of the American West. Other works make references to the role of America in global politics, perhaps reflecting that the current leader of the world’s dominant superpower, George Bush, is himself from Texas. Notions of perception and the authenticity of images, and the boundaries between abstraction and figuration are also explored throughout the exhibition.

The presentation at Tate Modern also includes a significant number of works made specifically for London. These range from new examples of his ‘Machine Painting’ technique, to recent paintings using imagery from newspapers and magazines. Polke’s characteristically ironic sense of humour is evident in two large paintings that show images of nudist colonies, where naked men and women cavort in the countryside. These works seem to be a witty reflection upon Britain’s ambivalent attitude to sex.



Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany is showing a large retrospective of German artist Sigmar Polke. Sigmar Polke (born 1941) is one of the most important artists of postwar Germany. The huge exhibition at the Frieder Burda Museum in Baden-Baden combines the three major Sigmar Polke collections of Frieder Burda, Josef Froehlich and Reiner Speck. With its 170 paintings, "Polke - a retrospective. The collections of Frieder Burda, Josef Froehlich, Reiner Speck" is one of the most comprehensive retrospectives that has been organized for many years. Polke -- a retrospective: the collections Frieder Burda, Josef Froehlich, Reiner Speck". Museum Frieder Burda, February 3, 2007 to May 13, 2007. Impressions from the opening, February 2, 2006.


07 May, 2010

Peter Doig

The Peter Doig retrospective at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, offers a comprehensive overview of the artists’s work. On display are 50 paintings, a group of works on paper, and about 130 painted film posters. The show spans 20 years, from Peter Doig’s Hitch Hiker (1989-90) to his Man Dressed as Bat (2007). This video provides you with an exhibition walk-through, and Dorothea Apovnik (head of press at Schirn) gives an introduction to the show. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. October 10, 2008.


On the occasion of the exhibition Peter Doigthe artist talks about his paintings while being accompanied by the camera during the installation of the exhibition.

@ Saatchi

@ the Tate

virtual tour

tate shots



Kicking off a yearlong series of public programs celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of MATRIX was this conversation between artist Peter Doig, who was featured in the MATRIX program in 2000, and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, MATRIX curator from 1999 through 2005.

Peter Doig was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is currently based in Trinidad, West Indies. MATRIX 183 Echo-Lake was his first one-person museum exhibition in the United States. Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson is currently director and chief curator of the Aspen Art Museum.


06 May, 2010

17th Biennale of Sydney

Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age

The 17th Biennale of Sydney will take place in venues and sites around Sydney Harbour, including: Cockatoo Island, Pier 2/3, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Artspace and the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Grand Court).

12th May - 1st August


05 May, 2010

Next Wave Festival - Melbourne

Next Wave is preparing to take over Melbourne from May 13 - 30.

The biennial festival, which celebrates and showcases the work of young and emerging artists, will this year focus on the theme No Risk Too Great.

The program presents fifty three projects by more than 300 artists from Victoria, Australia and across Asia. Performances, exhibitions and installations will be staged in galleries and theatres across the city as well as less conventional spaces including the MCG, laneways, Melbourne's City Square and the Melbourne Museum Plaza.

Festival Website


Cicadas in Art



more art videos from Ancient Art

04 May, 2010

London Original Print Fair

The London Original Print Fair is the longest-running specialist print fair in the world. This year we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary, once again exhibiting in the main galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts. Come and see a huge range of pirnts from new etchings by Peter Blake and Damien Hirst to rare works by Picasso and Rembrandt.


List of Exhibitors

See Fair videos here
On Facebook

03 May, 2010


ПЯТЬ / FIVE from BAIBAKOV art projects on Vimeo.

Video tour by Maria Baibakova

Sterling Ruby
Kelly Walker
Matthew Brannon
Walead Beshty
Wade Guyton
+special project Guyton\Walker

02 May, 2010

Wade Guyton

While other artists paint with brushes, light, or sounds, American artist Wade Guyton (born in Hammond, Indiana in 1972) paints with an inkjet printer. For his exhibition at Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, Wade Guyton uses canvases with a width of 1.75 meters.



Andrea Teschke, Director of Friedrich Petzel Gallery, talks us through the Wade Guyton wall at Art Basel Miami



at Porticus, Frankfurt


The team Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker (Guyton \ Walker) is presented and showing their work in the Ladonia Biennial 2009. http://www.ladonia.net


It’s amazing that you can become one of the leading artists of your generation by messing with the limits of a home-office printer. That’s what 37-year-old artist Wade Guyton has managed to do ink-wise in the past decade.Guyton’s early “drawings,” from around 2003, when he started incorporating a desktop printer, are filled with striking black Xs over ripped-out sheets from ’60s design books and interior catalogues. The color black and the letter x became signature motifs. So did flames (even an ongoing black-markered series of Firestarter book covers), the letter u, MarcelBreuer chairs (he twisted a few into disfigured metal sculptures), circles, and lined grids. At some point, Guyton jumped from paper to linen, running—or rather, pulling—gigantic swathes of fabric through the ink-jet printer while it reads from a computer file. Guyton lets the printer cause the aberrations and pattern glitches that run across his muddy canvas. He’s a longtime collaborator with friend and fellow artist Kelley Walker. As GuytonWalker, they’ve utilized Guyton’s skill for printer practices with Walker’s screen-printing and color techniques. This summer, the team is in charge of filling the first room of the Daniel Birnbaum-curated Pallazo delle Esposizioni at the Venice Biennale. They’ve printed scanned bananas and SoCal beach colors on canvases and slabs of drywall. Photographer and longtime friend David Armstrong went to Guyton’s Midtown studio for this interview, where they spoke about art and Guyton’s fallback trade: the mass extermination of chipmunks.

more and video

Subect Index - April 2010

The Aviary
Half a Million Hits
Subject Index = March 2010

Artists / Exhibitions
Otto Karvonen - Birdhouses
Marlena Dumas - new work

Art Melbourne 2010
Art Cologne 2010 - 3
Art Cologne 2010 - 2
Art Cologne 2010

New Media
HTML Colour Codes

Vinyl - Paris

Darknets and the deep web
On Photography

Urban Art
Elbow Toe - USA
Mike Clark - Amsterdam
Sk8 Like Canvas - Rome

London Street Art Magazine - #4

Laneways - Sydney

Conceptual Art in Mexico