1. Do you buy art?
Editions, mainly photographs. I belong to the 99%....
2. But photographs are not cheap! A Gursky was sold at a record 4.3 million dollars at the auctions, this fall.
Let's say I don't buy Gurskys! But there are many great photographs in larger editions and they are more affordable and of very good quality.
3. What is your routine when you look at art?
I make a list-art galleries, museum shows, outdoor installations, architecture—and try to stick to it. But I always get sidetracked. So much happens when you are walking in New York! I am more focused when travelling.
4. Any new artist you recommend?
David Adamo, better keep an eye on him. I had seen his work at the 2010 Greater New York survey at PS1 and at the last Whitney Biennial. And also a young photographer called Matt Jensen. The Met just bought one of his works. It is called The 49 States and it has 49 photographs total, one for each state, measuring 18'' x 18''. The 49 images form a large square that is connected to the format of old Kodak Tourister cameras from the 1950s.
Curator: Nessia Pope
About The Curator
About Nessia Pope
Nessia Pope is an Artspace Curator with more than 20 years of curatorial experience.
About The Collection
About In Bloom
I picked my favorite blossoms and gathered them into a fresh idea collection. It may not satisfy your sense of smell, but any of the pieces I chose-the glorious bright-pink cherry blossom branch or the discreet and simple burst of a star gardenia by nature photographer Sally Gall—will last a lifetime.
I've added a little spice to the bouquet: the exotic cone flower's hues in Ross Bleckner's ikebana, the exposed mysteries of the botanical kingdom in Steve Miller's calla lily, and the psychedelic bromeliad by Alexis Rockman. I also couldn't resist including Judith Hudson's eccentric explosive rose, which instead of being formed by petals, is born from the body of a dancer; the lonely, expressive sunflower by Donald Baechler; and the luminous pearl, framed by diamonds, from Sylvia Martins.
These flower arrangements will last forever.
1. Do you buy art?