Charles Bernstein

New York art walk

Richard Tuttle, Julio Galan, Donald Judd, Chaim Soutine

Soutine/Bacon, Helly Nahmad Gallery
be sure to check out the "virtual tour"
Two by Soutine (second is my detail):


Portrait of a Man with a Felt Hat
, c. 1921–22

Melting Middle Class

Ligorano-Reese

The middle class is melting today -- even faster than “DEMOCRACY,” Ligorano-Reese's last ice sculpture, at Jim Kempner Fine Art, 501 West 23 Street, New York (you can see the work till about 8pm tonight).

I asked the artists whether the melting middle class was a good thing or not: wouldn't that heighten the contradictions? They couldn't go there ...

Collective Generation artists' books show in Paris

collective generation

« Au Plaisir du Livre »  : « Collectif Génération » et les nouvelles perspectives du livre d’artiste

the grand series published by Gervais Gassaud.
Librairie Auguste Blaizot, Paris

Artists books by publisher Gervais Jassaud

 

Artists' books extravaganza: fabulous digital catalog of scores of books from Collectif Génération / Gervais Jassaud

Maggie's Pen

Maggie O'Sullivan: Video portrait

Maggie had just arrived in New York and came by my place after visiting Steve Clay. She was in the U.S. for the Bob Cobbing festival at Penn. We talked about Bob's generous spirit but also how generally inhospitable she found England, which often has greeted artists like her with a colossally cold shoulder. Maggie remembered that I always wrote my poems by hand and with a fountain pen, if possible. Or used to anyway. I gave her my favorite current pen, the Impact Gel writer.