A pirate’s ship zooming through the sky. A cartoon house balancing precariously on the edge of a cliff. A squat rococo hut. These three structures by Rachel Feinstein, together titled Folly, debuted this month in New York City’s Madison Square Park. In this exclusive interview with the artist, Derek Blasberg discusses baroque influences, midlife crises and the time her dog ate her art.


CLOSING SOON - AVEDON at Gagosian Athens

On view through Friday, July 25, 2014, 6pm EET.


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I function more as an editor. In other words, I could draw people out, maybe in the way a director does with a performer. And bring them into the circle of creative work.
—Richard Avedon

Gagosian Athens is pleased to present photographs by Richard Avedon, following the career-spanning exhibition “Avedon: Women” at Gagosian Beverly Hills in late 2013.

Avedon’s reportage, portraiture, and fashion work dissolved the lines between photographic genres and covered a breadth of subjects, from figures both famous and anonymous to historic moments of the American Civil Rights Movement and the fall of the Berlin Wall. From the beginning of his career as a fashion photographer in the 1940s, he was particularly renowned for his distinctive and transformative imagery of women.

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Congratulations to James Turrell who’s set to receive the National Medal of the Arts from President Obama next week the White House. Turrell is being honored for his groundbreaking visual art. “Capturing the powers of light and space, Mr. Turrell builds experiences that force us to question reality, challenging our perceptions not only of art, but also of the world around us.”
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Image: Roden Crater:Complete Site Plan, 2010, colour carbon prints. Arches brand, type Platine paper, 100% cotton, 640gm/m2, 30 x 38 inches (76.2 x 96.5 cm), edition of 50 + 10AP

Congratulations to James Turrell who’s set to receive the National Medal of the Arts from President Obama next week the White House. Turrell is being honored for his groundbreaking visual art. “Capturing the powers of light and space, Mr. Turrell builds experiences that force us to question reality, challenging our perceptions not only of art, but also of the world around us.”

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Image: Roden Crater:Complete Site Plan, 2010, colour carbon prints. Arches brand, type Platine paper, 100% cotton, 640gm/m2, 30 x 38 inches (76.2 x 96.5 cm), edition of 50 + 10AP
Happy birthday to Alexander Calder, who would’ve been 116 today! To celebrate the renowned artist, go see “Calder: Gouaches” at  Gagosian Davies Street, London.
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Image:  Jungle, 1971, gouache and ink on paper, 43 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches (109.9 x 74.9 cm) © 2014 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Happy birthday to Alexander Calder, who would’ve been 116 today! To celebrate the renowned artist, go see “Calder: Gouaches” at  Gagosian Davies Street, London.

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Image:  Jungle, 1971, gouache and ink on paper, 43 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches (109.9 x 74.9 cm) © 2014 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York