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HIBERNATING TATTOOS GUARDING THE SWEAT OF THE SUN TUGULDUR YONDONJAMT

  An oversized sewn skeletal alligator hung at the entrance of the gallery. Inside, on the opposite wall, large intricate charcoal drawings of a mountain range expanded above the works into a jagged terrain constructed with metallic silver foil, drawing…

Tuguldur Yondonjamts at Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York

Richard Taittinger Gallery will be hosting “Hibernating Tattoos Guarding the Sweat of the Sun”- an exhibition by artist Tuguldur Yondonjamts at the gallery’s New York venue. The exhibition presents a series of works by New York and Ulaanbaatar-based Mongolian artist Tuguldur Yondonjamts (b….

Nirveda Alleck & Eric van Hove at Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York

Eric van Hove. Mahjouba I (2016). Edition of 3. Mixed media: Middle Atlas white cedar wood, yellow copper, red copper, copper-plated forged steel, recycled aluminium, nickelled silver, tin, cow bone, camel bone, rubber, cow’s skin, batteries, plastic, magnets and resin….

Richard Taittinger Gallery

New York | 2015 Located on 154 Ludlow Street, the Richard Taittinger Gallery is a 5,445 sq.ft space that introduces the Chelsea gallery atmosphere to the upcoming artistic scene of the Lower East Side. The gallery is conceivably divided into three different…

Two Different Artists Marvel at the Modern Means of Travel

At Richard Taittinger Gallery, painter Nirveda Alleck and sculptor Eric van Hove evoke the mechanics of the modern world. Read more here

A Boat Full of Artists Made Art All the Way to Antarctica

Antarctica in the 21st century is something of a paradox. This most forbidding of places is fragile, dissolving as we watch—and more susceptible than ever to invasion. Visitors to the region are made to vacuum their outerwear and inspect their…

Armory Show 2017: are site specific works the remedy against art fairs’ monotony?

The Armory Show returned to New York this past week with a new director, a new design and renewed sense of purpose. Read more here

Artsy: At The Armory Show, Modern Dealers Up Their Game

Pier 92 has historically been the quieter of The Armory Show’s two piers on Manhattan’s west side. Devoted to post-war and modern art from 2009 until last year, it garnered less fervor and foot traffic than its flashier contemporary counterpart…

Bedford + Bowery: No More Black Targets, Gazoo To The Moon, and More Art To See This Week

(image via No More Black Targets) No More Black Targets Opening Sunday February 19 at Richard Taittinger Gallery, 9 pm to midnight. No More Black Targets is a collective with a unique and specific objective: to eliminate the use of…

TRAVELMAG: Like a Local: The Best Art Galleries on the Lower East Side

Once home to working class Jewish immigrants, the Lower East Side has become a hotbed of creativity for artists of all stripes. Comprised of new stores by young gallery owners and veterans who have relocated from the pricier, established areas…

Transilvania Reporter: Masters and Disciples: Exhibition by Nine Artists from Cluj, in New York. Richard Taittinger Gallery Presents The Wanderers: Contemporary Painting From Cluj

  Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York earlier this month will host the works of nine artists painting school representative from Cluj, in an exhibition that will bring together several generations with different artistic approaches. Read more here

Transilvania Reporter: Master John Sbârciu “Adrian Ghenie is talented enough to be brilliant””

“Adrian Ghenie is a very balanced and smart and talented enough to be brilliant. He reached the very top level intergalactic I could say, but sits very well with his feet in the ground. 2014 was the first place as…

Wall Street International: The Wanderers 11 Jan — 19 Feb 2017 at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, United States

For more than a decade, Cluj-Napoca, the capital of Transylvania, has been a thriving Contemporary art center for Romania and the international art world. This trend’s inception was founded upon a call for change on behalf of the representation of…

Harper’s Bazaar: Sanctums of Decision

Some cities were meant to be painted. There is the London of JMW Turner, the Nice of Matisse, and the Deflt of Vermeer. When thinking of painterly cities that have inspired works of art, Tehran hardly comes to ming. But in Mehdi Farhadian’s exhibition at Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York this fall, Tehran comes to life in vivid fashion on canvas.

Artsy: 16 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This October

From Chelsea to Bushwick, a strong showing of young artists fill New York’s galleries this fall, spanning fresh figurative paintings, embroidered wall-hangings, and an installation that imagines a robot society. Recycle Group at Richard Taittinger OCT. 13–NOV. 27, 154 LUDLOW…

ODD: Sanctums of Decision by Mehdi Farhadian

Sanctums of Decision is a body of intricately detailed portrayals of Iran’s past whilst fusing contemporary history. Iranian artist, Medhi Farhadian explores extravagant interior spaces and gardens then translates them into phantasmagorical scenes featuring people and animals engaged in ambiguous acts. Certain…

The Art Newspaper: Three to see: New York From a New York Ab-Ex anniversary to Bruce Nauman striking a sculptural pose

Pace gallery is celebrating two anniversaries with Richard Pousette-Dart: the Centennial (until 15 October): 75 years since his first gallery show (at Artists’ Gallery in New York) and 100 years since his birth. The show explores the evolution of his…

Hi-Fructose: Cuban Exile Jorge Mayet Builds Tiny Worlds as Tribute to His Homeland

Jorge Mayet’s miniature floating sculptures serve as compelling metaphors for the artist’s complex relationship to his native country. Mayet was born in Cuba, yet has been living and working in Mallorca, Spain as an expatriate. Despite the circumstances, his sculptures…

Art Daily: Alexander Ponomarev’s Hit NYC Exhibit Breaks the Ice for the Inaugural Antarctic Biennial

NEW YORK, NY.- Having only cast anchor on its Ludlow Street location in the Lower East Side arts district last year, the Richard Taittinger Gallery has already made an quite an impression in its consecutive visibly painstaking preparation and launching…

Time Out New York: Broken Landscape

Nature is given a surreal lift in these sculptures by Mayet, a Cuban artist based in Spain. Three-dimensional landscape vignettes, and trees pulled from their roots, are suspended to created the illusion that they are floating in space. The results…

Neolillusion: Broken Landscape :: Jorge Mayet

Trees suspended in space mystique, roots dancing free of ground, branches reaching upwards towards spot lit auras revealing graciously that as it is above so it is below.     That which is hidden is the structure that gives birth to…

ArtAfrica: Rapaciously Yours: Frances Goodman at Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York

Downtown in New York’s once gritty (but still grubby) Lower East Side, champagne royalty Richard Taittinger has opened a five-thousand-square-foot gallery space in a former music hall. While some of the miniature neighbouring gallery spaces resemble neat broom closets, Taittinger’s…

Neoillusion: Stored in Ice: Alexander Ponomarev

“In my life, all time, I remember..” ~Alexander Ponomarev O, Mnemosyne, sing song of your beloved’s bed, and all the Arts you bore. Make us a vehicle of your becoming that we might recollect whence we came forevermore. Come before…

Whitewall Magazine: Stored in Ice: A Surface View of the Future by Alexander Ponomarev

The solo exhibition “Stored In Ice,” currently on view through June 12 at Richard Taittinger Gallery, embraces Russian artist Alexander Ponomarev’s lifelong exploration of the interdependence between man and machine. “Stored In Ice” encapsulates the undefined terrains of the Antarctic Circle…

Gallery Gurls: Enter Frances Goodman’s Woman Cave of Feminist Delights

‘Rapaciously Yours’, Frances Goodman’s recent solo exhibit at the Richard Taittinger Gallery, addresses fundamental women’s issues by way of a tantalizing visual experience. Through large- scale, emotionally engaging works, the South African artist touches upon the male gaze, unjust societal…

HuffPost Arts & Culture: For Selene Wendt, Being a Curator Is About Making Meaning in and of the World

“The job of a curator is very much like that of an editor, in so far as an editor often works to tweak things, and to highlight the strengths of an artist. As a curator, I work to tie together…

Art Observed: AO On-Site – New York: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, May 5th – 8th, 2016

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair opened its second edition at Pioneer Works in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook this weekend, presenting over 60 artists from 27 countries to cement its reputation as the premier platform for the representation of…

The Creators Project: The World’s Largest Contemporary African Art Fair Returns to Brooklyn

This Frieze week, the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is back. 1:54 launched in 2013 in London by Touria El Glaoui, having made its debut New York last year, and features both works by established and emerging artists. The galleries…

New York Times: Art Fairs to Check Out This Weekend in New York

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair The furthest afield, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is worth the schlep out to Pioneer Works in Red Hook. In its second New York edition, the fledgling fair offers a place for international collectors to…

True Africa: 5 must-see booths at 1:54 African art fair in NYC

Richard Taittinger Gallery Walking through the space for Richard Taittinger Gallery, the artwork of Frances Goodman will likely stand out. Even from a distance you will surely notice the image of Nelson Mandela displayed on a giant currency note, and…

ARTNews: ‘It Aims Toward the Universal’: At the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Red Hook, Brooklyn

The 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair has returned for a second go-round at Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, which is nicely situated at a literal and metaphorical distance from the rest of the Frieze Week action. Many…

Artnet News: See the Top 10 Artists at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

1:54 New York is back for a second swing at Pioneer Works, and it packs a satisfying punch. A brisk sweep takes you across the length of the floor and back again in good time, with the promise of works…

New York Post: You won’t believe the famous art hanging in these guys’ offices

In the last decade, New York’s real estate and art worlds have collided like never before, with developers commissioning site-specific work and architects designing entire buildings around major pieces. Meanwhile, the executives behind all those art-mad condominiums have become regulars…

OkayAfrica: A Preview of This Week’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York

This Friday marks the beginning of the leading transnational fair for contemporary African art in New York. Held at Pioneer Works, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair marks its second year in the city featuring over 60 artists from 25 countries…

The Art Newspaper: Finding Nemo in the Antarctic

A group of refreshingly crazy artists and scientists – and the chief executive of The Art Newspaper – will venture to the ends of the earth in 2017 for the first Antarctic Biennale. Anna Somers Cocks, our founding editor and…

Observer: Frieze Week Edition: 25 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before May 9

FRIDAY, MAY 6 Fair: “1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair” at Pioneer Works The second edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, a showcase for contemporary African art and cultural production, brings the work of more than 60 artists from the…

Financial Times: African art – 1:54 art fair returns for its second US edition

With interest from private collectors and museums, contemporary work from Africa is in hot demand. 1:54 is a fair founded in 2013 to promote contemporary artists from Africa and the diaspora. It was set up in London by Touria El…

Observer: Weekend Edition: 10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before May 2

Opening: “Alexander Ponomarev: Stored in Ice” at Richard Taittinger Gallery a multidisciplinary Russian artist and former sailor who has had a lifelong fascination with the sea, Alexander Ponomarev presents two large-scale installations and a selection of drawings in his first…

ARTnews: 9 Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Friday, April 29 Opening:Alexander Ponomarev at Richard Taittinger Gallery Water is the subject in Alexander Ponomarev’s latest show, “Stored in Ice,” at Richard Taittinger. Or rather, ice is. The exhibition, which features installations as well as drawings, examines the Russian…

Luxury Listings: Wealthy tourists are hot for icy Antarctica

The rich are tired of the crowds in Venice. In fact, they are paying top dollar to avoid civilization altogether. That’s thanks to a number of luxury tours of Antarctica that have sprung up in the last few years, catering…

Hi-Fructose: Frances Goodman’s Writhing Sculptures Consist of Fake Nails

Separately, each artificial nail used by South African artist Frances Goodman is a temporary, expendable object. But when the artist combines them into a single sculpture, she depicts living, “bodily forms” that defy their nature. “Some of the sculptures are…

Attractions Management: Antarctica to host floating Biennale in 2017

An exhibition of contemporary art is being planned for one of the world’s most remote locations – Antarctica. Due to launch 27 March 2017, the Antarctic Biennale will feature around 100 artists and scientists who will travel for 12 days…

TimesLIVE: Wedding Crash: The fabric of Dreams

Titled Rapaciously Yours and on view at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, the exhibition comprises nine sculptures and a large sound installation called The Dream. The latter work is composed of 40 wedding dresses sourced from second-hand stores…

The Art Newspaper: Art among the penguins: inaugural Antarctic Biennale to launch next year

The first Antarctic Biennale – an exhibition of contemporary art in one of the most remote places on the planet – is due to launch next spring, the organisers say. Around 100 artists and scientists will travel for 12 days…

Observer: Swiss Officials Seize Modigliani, Artist Deported After Destroying Passport – and More

Swiss officials seized the Modigliani painting that the Panama Papers revealed belongs to the Nahmad family of art dealers. The Nazi-looted painting Seated Man with a Cane was seized by prosecutors following a raid on the Geneva freeport. Artist Oscar…

Cultivating Culture: Antarctica Gets Its First Art Exhibition

You can see art almost anywhere these days, like abandoned subway stations in the dead of night. You can also see art of all kinds, like cats upon cats upon cats. And now you can see art in a place…

Blouin ArtInfo: Ira Converts Saddam Hussein’s Palace into Museum, New Biennial on the South Pole, and More

Saddam Hussein’s Palace Is Turning into a Museum: The Iraqi government is converting Saddam Hussein’s former palace in Basra into a museum – the first new museum in the country since the invasion in 2003. When it opens its doors…

Artnet: The Week in Art: Tribeca Ball and MoMA PS1 Open House

Though it may seem that armory Week and Frieze Week get all the action, the reality is that there is never a dull moment in the New York art world. From the East Side to the West Side, there’s always…

Artsy: Why New York’s Most Important Art District Is Now the Lower East Side

“Chinatown definitely feels like it’s the new Lower East Side,” says the young gallerist Ellie Rines when we met at her gallery, 56 Henry. “I feel like that’s kind of unquestionable.” The space is a tiny white cube, measuring just…

Broad Strokes: Art Fix Friday: April 1, 2016

The New York Times charts the resurgence of women-only art shows, stating, “While some artists are ambivalent about being viewed through the lens of gender, the all-women’s group show, which fell out of favor in the ’80s and ’90s, is…

Hyperallergic: South African Artist Nails It with Sculptures Made from Thousands of Press-Ons

When Taraji P. Henson, in the character of Cookie on the TV show Empire, stalks into a room, juts out one voluptuous hip, puts her hand on it, looks a rival directly in the eye and says “What’s up, boo…

NewYorkArt.com: Representation of Mehdi Farhadian

Richard Taittinger Gallery is honored to announce the representation of Iranian artist Mehdi Farhadian (b. 1980). The gallery will present Mehdi Farhadian’s first solo exhibit in the US in September 2016. Mehdi Farhadian’s paintings effectively integrate abstract and figurative features to create…

Colossal: Suspended Tree Sculptures Connect an Artist to His Cuban Roots

Jorge Mayet’s tree sculptures produced from paper, wire, fabric, and acrylic showcase the ways in which a tree’s roots often mimic the branches that spread above ground. In these suspended works the underground systems are far more expansive than what…

Trendland: Hanging Tree Sculptures by Jorge Mayet

Cuban expatriate artist living and working in Mallorca, Spain, Jorge Mayet recreates with beautiful precision trees and root structures using papier-maché, paints, wires, and metals. Devoided of political connotation Mayet’s work is a reminiscence of his native Cuba as well…

Ludlow Hotel: Richard Taittinger Gallery

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Fashion Times: 5 Must-See Art Exhibitions in New York City

Richard Taittinger Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition of works by Frances Goodman. The South african artist explores the emotions surrounding  woman’s pursuit to be seen as desirable, confident and powerful in “Rapaciously Yours.” The collection of work involves…

ODD: ‘RAPACIOUSLY YOURS’

Rapaciously Yours, the first major solo exhibition of works by South African artist Frances Goodman, is on display now at Richard Taittinger Gallery, 154 Ludlow St. The show is a breathtaking demonstration of skill and wit, managing to strike that…

Times Live: Northern Exposure: SA art finds Manhattan groove

“All so f***ing African,” reads a text panel floating above the melee at the Armory Show, a ritzy art fair held every spring next to New York’s Hudson River. For a few days last week this provocative statement by Cape…

Covet Cult: “Rapaciously Yours” by Frances Goodman

Rapaciously Yours by Frances Goodman is the first major solo exhibition in the United States, shown by South African artist at none other than my favorite Lower East Side Gallery, The Richard Taittinger Gallery, located at 154 Ludlow St.. I…

Neoillusion: RAPACIOUSLY YOURS :: Frances Goodman

O, Rapture! Capture me and take me away to the depths of your passion. Wrap me in your embrace, calmly sway me virulently, vigilantly and captivate my essence eternally. I am the curve at the edge of the circle, the…

Weekend Edition: 12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before February 22

Closing: “Ballet Mécanique” at Richard Taittinger Gallery Taking artist Fernand Léger 1924 Dadaist film Ballet Mécanique as both its title and point of departure, this exhibition explores the modernist master’s concerns about the mechanized world’s impact on the roaring ’20s through…

Art Africa: 1:54 New York announce participating Galleries and Artists

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to Brooklyn, New York for the second time. The fair has just announced the participating galleries and artists that we can look forward to seeing this May! The transnational art platform, 1:54 Contemporary African…

Artnet: Who’s in and Who’s Out at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair This Year?

“We came in as a pop-up last year trying to see if there was a market for us,” 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair director Touria El Glaoui told artnet News in a phone interview. Based on 2015’s inaugural success, the fair, which…

GirlTalkHQ: South African Artist Explores Female Identities and Notions of Beauty With Her Unusual Sculptures

South African artist Frances Goodman is set to showcase an exhibition titled ‘Rapaciously Yours’ at the Richard Taittinger gallery in New York from February 26. Before we talk about her powerful artwork, we should point out that Frances will be…

ODD: ‘Ballet Mecanique’

Inspired by the avant-garde experimental film, ‘Ballet Mecanique,’ released in 1924 by french artist, Fernand Léger, the show revolves around the relationship between nature and machine. “Modern-day living contains a machine-like rhythm: maximized efficiency with production-based values.” — Richard Taittinger Gallery ‘Ballet Mecanique’ forces…

The Creator’s Project: South African Artist Explores Feminism Through Intimate Sculptures

Artist Frances Goodman once spent hours at a time sitting in between naked women’s legs, adorning their vaginas with individual stones (a process also known as “vajazzling”). She was photographing the vajazzled areas for a new series. Unsurprisingly, she says…

Whitewall: “Ballet Mécanique” Dances between the Natural and the Artificial

An exhibition taking inspiration from Fernand Léger‘s 1924 film Ballet Mécaniqueopened last week at Richard Taittinger gallery in New York. The show explores the intersection of nature and machine in artistic practices, including works by artists like Gregor Hildebrandt, Wim Delvoye, Nassos Daphnis, Mark Hagen,…

ARTSY: Richard Taittinger Gallery: Ballet Mécanique

Modern-day living contains a machine-like rhythm: maximized efficiency with production-based values. A groundbreaking experimental film released in 1924 by French artist Fernand Léger, Ballet Mécanique, expressed concern for an increasingly automated society. Like this cinematic study of the dance between…

The Lo-Down: Happening This Weekend

Some of the things happening on the Lower East Side This Weekend: –The bluesy retro rock band, Peoples Blues of Richmond, plays Bowery Ballroom tonight at 9 p.m. $18. –New York-based guitarist Yonatan Gat has an early gig at Mercury…

No.3 Magazine: Richard Taittinger Gallery

Exhibits at the Richard Taittinger Gallery are constantly updated with fresh new showings on a regular basis. This gives more artists the opportunity to have their work displayed for the public to enjoy and appreciate. It also provides art lovers…

Happening: New artist representations #20

Simon Fujiwara is now represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery. The multidisciplinary artist had his first solo show at the gallery in 2013. In January 2016, Fujiwara will be exhibited at the Obayashi Foundation and at the Tokyo Opera City Art…

The Social NY: Nick Theobald’s Exhibit Arrives at Richard Taittinger Gallery

California-native and New York based artist Nick Theobald’s latest exhibit, “Nick Theobald: WITH HONEY FROM THE ROCK” is currently on display at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in the Lower East Side through December 12. The solo exhibit features paintings and…

Whitewall: Beeswax, Rope, Gold, and a Sea Spong: Nick Theobald at Richard Taittinger

A solo show of new works by artist Nick Theobald is currently on view at Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, entitled WITH HONEY FROM THE ROCK. The artist uses natural materials to create surprising works—dripped beeswax is used to…

The Artist’s Periscope: Nick Theobald: WITH HONEY FROM THE ROCK at Richard Taittinger Gallery

There is a particular sensation that comes with rain. Time slows and one’s tactile appreciation of touch, sound and smell is heightened. One luxuriates in that sensation as the perception of time slows with the elongated drumming pause that accompanies…

Design & Trend: 5 Must-See Art Exhibitions in New York City

Richard Taittinger Gallery presents Nick Theobald’s solo exhibition, “WITH HONEY FROM THE ROCK.” Theobald’s canvases and sculptures are comprised of raw materials such as beeswax and natural fibers. The collection of works embody a sense of surrender, control, rhythm and…

HUFFPOST ARTS & CULTURE: Nick Theobald and the Art of Surrender

The first thing to hit you when entering Nick Theobald’s small studio space in Bushwick Brooklyn is the dense fragrance of honey. I met the 29 year old in this space as he prepared for his second solo exhibit, WITH…

Neoillusion: NICK THEOBALD: With Honey From The Rock

As the flame approached the wick, the steadied hand reaching from under a mahogany robe paused to encounter with somber delight and expectation the transformation about to occur. For what was dark and solid is about to become a bright…

ARTSY: Richard Taittinger Gallery: WITH HONEY FROM THE ROCK

Like the bible verse suggesting that willful submission is rewarded by satisfaction, Theobald investigates the space between control and surrender in his intricate compositions that engage with unaltered beeswax.   Read more here

Observer Culture: 14 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before November 6

Opening: “Nick Theobald: With Honey from the Rock” at Richard Taittinger Gallery Using beeswax as his main medium, Nick Theobald makes vibrant monochromatic abstractions that look like minimalist paintings. He pours hot beeswax in vertical and horizontal patterns and dips…

Lifestyles Magazine: 5 Questions with Richard Taittinger, New York Exhibitionist

The champagne scion breaks into the Big Apple with a gallery for artists not named Koons or Hirst. Tell me how you first developed your passion for art I’ve always had a passion for art, specifically contemporary art. I developed…

Time Out New York: Nassos Daphnis

A Greek-American artist who showed with the iconic Leo Castello Gallery for nearly 40 years, Nassos Daphnis was best known for hard-edged canvases, painted in black, white, and primary colors. In 1985, at age 71, he started using digital graphics…

Elephant: Nassos Daphnis: Pixel Fields at Richard Taittinger Gallery

We have a pretty good idea of the ‘Post-Internet’ aesthetic by now, quick recognise the smoothed-out depiction of a reality that is ever so slightly ‘other’ — perhaps the colours pop a little too much or the movement is still…

Wallpaper*: Future Proof: Richard Taittinger Shows the Prescient Work of Nassos Daphnis

While the late 20th century artist Nassos Daphnis was celebrated in his day – by no less than the stellar dealer Leo Castelli, who feted him with a stunning 17 solo shows – his oeuvre has fallen into the shadows, so to…

Observer: 10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before September 18

Opening: “Nassos Daphnis: Pixel Fields” at Richard Taittinger Gallery A Greek-American artist who showed with the celebrated Leo Castelli Gallery for 30 years, Nassos Daphnis was known for his hard-edged abstractions. In the late-1980s he started using computer generated graphics…

Artillery: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” Richard Taittinger Gallery

It would be negligent to discuss “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” at the newly opened Richard Taittinger Gallery without referring to the eponymous film. Both attempt to test and topple our expectations and assumptions. The film’s plot centers on Sidney…

China News: Germany holds Chinese art show

The Vocabulary of the Visible World displays paintings by 10 artists, who are widely recognized as representatives of Chinese contemporary art, such as Ding Yi, Yan Peiming and Zhang Xiaogang. Most of them were born in the 1950s and ’60s,…

Neoillusion: Nassos Daphnis Estate to be Represented by Richard Taittinger Gallery

Artnews broke the story of Richard Taittinger taking on the representation of Greek-American painter Nassos Daphnis on August 7th, but the story runs much deeper than the news shares. Speaking to Richard in the office of his six month old…

Luxe Interiors + Design: Curator- Richard Taittinger Gallery

“When I opened the gallery this spring, I wanted to showcase mid-career artists and rising stars who did not have representation in New York. But, ultimately, I am more interested in the works and the concept than their pedigree. I…

Artnet: Nassos Daphnis’ Vibrant Digital Landscapes Dazzle at Richard Taittinger

With the fall season just around the corner there’s a serious list of not-to-miss exhibitions. One is by the late painter Nassos Daphnis, who has a compelling solo show with Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York’s Lower East Side. Daphnis,…

Artprice: New York, the global capital of art… and the art market

New York’s attraction for the art world has no comparison anywhere in the world. The Western capital of art since the 1950s, the Big Apple remains a major magnet for all things cultural (it is home to approximately 100,000 artists),…

Huffington Post: 12 Contemporary African Artists You Should Know

“Folks can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that African artists have now taken and secured their seat at the dinner table, invited or not!” Art historian Chika Okeke-Agulu’s provocative quote is featured proudly in the catalog for…

Hyperallergic: African Artists Take a Seat at the Table

Boundary lines make up much of the Richard Taittinger Gallery’s current exhibit, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? — lines that, like borders, criss and cross, divide and obscure. The show’s title is meant to signify contemporary African art taking its…

Announcing the representation of Nassos Daphnis

Richard Taittinger Gallery is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the Estate of Nassos Daphnis (1914–2010). Daphnis was a Greek-born American painter and sculptor recognized for his mastery of geometric abstraction and his evolution into what became known as…

ArtNews: Richard Taittinger Gallery Now Reps Nassos Daphnis Estate, Plans Show

The Lower East Side’s Richard Taittinger Gallery announced that it now exclusively represents the estate of Nassos Daphnis (1914–2010). The late Greek-American painter and sculptor, whose work in color theory and geometric abstraction placed him in the hard-edge school, was…

Artnet: Meet 12 Contemporary African Artists Making Waves in the Art World

African art’s irresistible appeal has finally reached New York City. Nigerian-born artist and scholar Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi has curated a group exhibition at Richard Taittinger Gallery in the Lower East Side. The show, aptly titled “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”…

ARC Magazine: Richard Taittinger Gallery presents ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’

Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York is proud to present ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’, a summer showcase of works by an exciting crop of contemporary artists from Africa, curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, artist, art historian and specialist in modern…

Interview Magazine: Finding a Seat at the Table

Upon walking into Richard Taittinger Gallery on the Lower East Side, more than 50 two-dimensional works, by 12 artists who have African lineages, greet visitors in an exhibition titled “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” The group show, curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth…

TimeOut: Check out summer’s top group exhibitions in NYC

It’s summer in the art world, which means the annual ritual of group exhibitions taking over galleries is well underway. Like art itself, such shows come in all different flavors from the simple round-up of a gallery’s stable of artists…

Artsy: Understanding Contemporary African Art’s Hard-won Rise to the Art World Main Stage

That “Contemporary African Art” is a collecting category encompassing 54 countries, 1.1 billion people, over 2,000 spoken languages, multiple thousands of native tribes, and near equally split between the traditions of Islam and Christianity, surely presents a slew of problematics….

Bedford + Bowery: This Exhibit Will Permanently Redefine Your Idea of Art From Africa

In Nigerian artist Chike Obeagu’s “Private Viewing,” a white couple wearing comical expressions look at art with bulging eyes. The painting, one of the first things you see when you enter Richard Taittinger Gallery on the Lower East Side, serves as a…

Wallpaper*: Speaking up: a celebration of African contemporary art at Richard Taittinger Gallery

Both Nigerian British installation artist Yinka Shonibare and the Ghanaian El Anatsui have captured considerable global acclaim, while a wide range of lesser known contemporary African artists are just beginning to garner attention. Leading the way is Ugochukwu-Smooth C Nzewi,…

Elephant Magazine: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

As a new exhibition opens at Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi explores the growing impact of African art on the global stage. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? borrows its title from Sidney Poitier’s 1967’s epic…

Widewalls: Richard Taittinger Gallery: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Art historian Chika Okeke-Agulu has once said that people have to get used to the fact that ”African artists have now taken and secured their seat at the dinner table, invited or not”. With this quote in mind Richard Taittinger…

Observer: 9 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 17

Opening: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” at Richard Taittinger Gallery Organized by Hood Museum of Art curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” introduces 12 contemporary African artists—including Halida Boughriet, Amalia Ramanankirahina, Gopal Dagnogo, and Beatrice Wanjiku Njorige—who…

Artcentron: African Artists Sit at the Dinner Table in New York

After Art Basel and Venice Biennale, African artists come to dinner in New York NEW YORK, NY.- After a great showing at the just concluded Art Basel in Basel, contemporary African art is about to take center stage again in…

Style: Your Weekend Activity Sorted: A Trip to the Richard Taittinger Gallery

Haluk Akakçe, a great artist and my dear friend, has an exhibition of new work, titled Come Midnight, on view at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in NYC. This is a very special event, indeed, as Akakçe has not had a…

ART QA: Artist Review: Haluk Akakçe

Sometimes, thinking of New York’s Chelsea gallery district brings to mind big-box shows, glamorous spectacle and a certain lack of subtlety. But on the other side of town, through June 21, the Richard Taittinger Gallery in the far less-assuming East…

VIDEO WORKS: 2000-2006

FILM SCREENING THURSDAY, JUNE 11 FIRST SHOWING 6:30PM SECOND SHOWING 7:30PM In honor of Haluk Akakçe‘s first exhibition in New York in nearly a decade, Richard Taittinger Gallery will host a private screening event with a selection of the artist’s…

Whitewall: Haluk Akakçe on Butterflies and the Spirit World

Haluk Akakçe is no art world newcomer. The Turkish contemporary artist has shown his eclectic works all over the world, and is still included in many international collections such as, Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Hoffman Collection, Berlin. But…

Radikal: Haluk Akakçe’s Night Session

Haluk Akakçe’s new exhibition opened at Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York. The crowd outside that gathered after midnight became a part of the opening that lasted until morning. Akakçe’s new works, herald an exciting direction in the artist’s pictorial…

Times Square Chronicles: Richard Taittinger Gallery Presents Fantastic New Show- Come Midnight

This weekend Richard Taittinger Gallery presented a special opening reception of Come Midnight, which is an exhibition of new multi-media work by Haluk Akakçe. Titled after the “Come Midnight” of transition between one day and the next, the exhibition opened…

W Mag: Stacy Engman Takes on Frieze New York

The stylish curator brings her signature take on art-meets-fashion to the annual contemporary art fair on Randall’s Island. See her mix Jeremy Scott with Haluk Akakçe, Emanuel Ungaro with Richard Prince. Stacy Engman at longtime friend Haluk Akakçe’s Come Midnight show…

Gallery Event: Come Midnight Opening Reception

Richard Taittinger Gallery presents Come Midnight, a solo exhibition of new work by Turkish artist Haluk Akakçe. In his first US presentation in nearly a decade, Akakçe uses the notion of transformation as a key to investigate the delicate balance…

OBSERVER / Culture: 8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World, Frieze Weekend Edition

Opening: Haluk Akakce at Richard Tattinger Gallery Finally, art openings convenient for night owls (more, please!) “Come Midnight” will showcase all new work, in several media, by the Turkish artist, and it will open at midnight on Friday and go…

Neoillusion: Heaven Carrier

O, Glory, take us higher! O, Love, save us from ourselves, cry, cry, the lonesome wolves in the hills above the small town of Krasnodar, Russia. Georgy Kuznetsov and Andrey Blokhin share this same spirit in their artist collective of…

Untitled: Haluk Akakçe- Come Midnight at Richard Taittinger Gallery

Richard Tattinger Gallery Come Midnight 154 Ludlow Street, New York, NY May 16 – June 21 Opening Preview: May 15-16, 12 AM – 8 AM The Richard Taittinger Gallery will host a new solo exhibition called Come Midnight, which will…

Artnet: 6 Must-See New York Gallery Shows During Frieze New York

Haluk Akakçe at Richard Taittinger Gallery For his first major US exhibition in over a decade, pioneering video artist Haluk Akakçe is treating visitors to a peek into his creative process. The immersive opening will take place during the artist’s…

GOOD Magazine: From Russia, With Facebook

With all of Russia’s recent bad press, its nascent modern art scene frequently gets overlooked. One of the most popular forces spearheading the cultural push is the Recycle Group, a Russian arts collective founded by sculptor Andrey Blokhin and his creative partner Georgy…

AMA: Come Midnight at Richard Taittinger Gallery

From 16 May until 21 June 2015, Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York is hosting the exhibition “Come Midnight”, displaying the works of Turkish artist Haluk Akakçe, whom the gallery recently started representing. The artist, who will be holding his…

Avenue: New Kids on the Block

Richard Taittinger’s gallery at Stanton and Ludlow opened in this past spring, and while it may be the newest on the Lower East Side, its owner is already an expert at knowing how to sell better than many dealers who…

Konbini: Is Social Media a Heaven 2.0? Sure, and Both are Dystopias

Imagine an airless, ethereal and infinite realm. A place where the idealized self lives beyond its biological limitations. No, this isn’t heaven but social media — or the utopian ideal of it anyway. Viewed through this lens, perhaps it’s not so provocative…

Russia!: See Recycle Group Show in New York

Russian art lovers and collectors who live in the US have very few chances to see contemporary Russian art, because Russian contemporary art scene follows the rest of the economy in becoming more self-contained. Also, recent depreciation of the ruble made it…

Examiner: Heaven Carrier

Recycle Group, Heaven Carrier Richard Taittinger Gallery, NYC | April 3 – May 3, 2015   This is Russian artist collective, Recycle Group’s first solo exhibition in the United States. ‘They work with repurposed electrical equipment and industrial material to express…

W Magazine Online– Plugged in: Russian art collective Recycle Group lands its first New York Solo Show

When it comes to the Internet Age, you might say that the Russian artists Georgy Kuznetsov and Andrey Blokhin, the duo behind Recycle Group, are skeptics. Their multimedia installations, which often involve a combination of kinetic sculptures and videos, draw…

The Lo-Down– Gallery Goer: Openings on the Lower East Side

Gallery Goer is a weekly roundup of gallery shows on the Lower East Side. Check out our top picks for shows opening each week that you won’t want to miss. Newcomer Richard Taittinger Gallery’s latest show features new work by the…

My Modern Met: Miniaturized Landscapes by Jorge Mayet Appear to Float in Mid-Air

Artist Jorge Mayet sculpts miniature landscapes that look like they’re islands floating in an infinite abyss. The small works, which appear against white gallery walls, create the illusion that they’ve splintered from the ground. Their roots and soil are exposed…

Art Week: Heaven Carrier Opening Reception at Richard Taittinger Gallery

Richard Taittinger Gallery is pleased to present Heaven Carrier, an exhibition of new work by artist collective, Recycle Group. Comprised of Andrey Blokhin (b. 1987) and Georgy Kuznetsov (b. 1985), Recycle Group works with repurposed electrical equipment and industrial material…

Neoillusion: Richard Taittinger Gallery

“It’s about passion. It’s about New York. “New York is the place where you go about your dreams, and if you stay there, it’s to make them happen,” says the warm and excited namesake of the Richard Taittinger Gallery.  “It’s…

Forbes: Taittinger Champagne Scion Opens Lower East Side Gallery

Richard Taittinger was born into one of the world’s most renowned champagne families, but instead of joining the family business, he decided to follow his passion and carve a name for himself in the art world, pursuing a master’s degree at Christie’s…

New York Observer: Sacré Bleu, LES! Popping Bottles for Richard Taittinger’s Sleek Downtown Gallery

On Monday evening on Ludlow Street, the nightlife fixture Julio Montero stood outside a immaculately lit white box, nodding toward certain folk to allow them to enter the shrine  and escape the cracked sidewalks of the Lower East Side. The…

Bloomberg Business: Here Is What It Takes to Open Your Own Downtown Art Gallery

On the face of it, the Lower East Side Gallery scene in Downtown Manhattan seems to defy economic logic. Those spare white storefronts exist, somehow, in one of the most expensive retail areas on the planet without much visible inventory, client…

Artnet: Champagne Scion Richard Taittinger Opens Gallery on LES

The Lower East Side is set to welcome a new gallery to the neighborhood tomorrow, March 3, as Richard Taittinger opens his eponymous 5,000 sq. foot space at 154 Ludlow Street, the New York Times reports. Taittinger, a great grandson…

The Wall Street Journal: New Lower East Side Art Gallery Offers Taste of Taittinger

It was years ago that Richard Taittinger, now 34 years old, left his family’s Champagne business and headed for a career in the art world. “I asked myself what I wanted to do with my life,” recalled the Paris-bred Mr….

Blouin ARTINFO : Richard Taittinger Gallery to Open on the Lower East Side

Hot off the heels of Bridget Donahue’s opening on the Bowery, Manhattan’s Lower East Side gains another new art gallery. Richard F. Taittinger, of the Taittinger Champagne family, will open an eponymous gallery in a 5,000-square-foot space at 154 Ludlow…

New York Times: Opening Soon: An Art Gallery From a Taittinger

Richard F. Taittinger is opening a new 5,000-square-foot gallery in the Lower East Side of New York. The gallery, at 154 Ludlow Street, is in the building of the former Living Room music club. It will show the work of…

The National: Cuban artist Jorge Mayet has first gallery exhibition in Dubai

Without even a single glimpse of his work, Jorge Mayet’s story is compelling. The artist, a Cuban exile living in Mallorca, Spain, has a photographic memory that allows him to paint photorealistic landscapes based on scenery seen years ago. He…

Observer: Frances Goodman’s ‘Touched’ Dazzles the Nether Regions (NSFW)

During her brief stay in New York, South African artist Frances Goodman put an ad in the Village Voice for female models, then adorned their pubic areas with rhinestones spelling out the phrase “I Do.” (This practice, for the uninformed,…

Huffington Post: Frances Goodman’s ‘Vajazzling Series’ Comes To (Art) Amalgamated (NSFW, PHOTOS)

Even if you are not familiar with the trend of vajazzling, you can probably imagine what it entails. Normally, we wouldn’t think of the ostentatious pastime as the pinnacle of feminism — you are, after all, doing to your vagina…

Hyperallergic: From Car Hoods to Vajazzling

It’s the first Frieze Art Fair in New York and everyone took an excited and speculative deep breathe in anticipation of what is expected to be the next best thing. Not so for South African artist Frances Goodman who is…

The Wall Street Journal: Iran: A Defiant Self-Portrait

A new exhibit offers a sweeping survey of works by Iranian artists As Iran seethes from protests over its disputed presidential election, a new museum exhibit in New York explores an aspect of Iranian culture that’s just as rebellious: its…

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