David Baskin – Artist Profile

Negotiating the uncertain border between the art object and consumerism, David Baskin’s recent sculpture explores the underlying agendas inherent in the “formal” properties of everyday consumer goods. Baskin begins with the objects themselves, making molds and casts directly from their forms, or disassembling and reconfiguring them to highlight their not so subtle appeals to our […]

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Artist MARTÍN GUTIERREZ: MARTIN(E), on view at RYAN LEE, New York

Multi-faceted artist Martin Gutiérrez is currently showing at RYAN LEE GALLERY, New York (through Aug 16). The exhibit entitled, Martin(e), is the artist’s first solo exhibition. Through photography, video and performance, Gutierrez showcases his “declaration of personal transformation that upends conventions of race, sexuality, gender, and class.” (continue from previous slide) The three part series of […]

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Lucien Hervé: Le Corbusier in India at agnes b.

Lucien Hervé: Le Corbusier in India is currently on view at agnès b. Galerie Boutique (50 Howard St, New York). Hervé worked alongside Le Cobursier as his “official” photographer for more than 16 years, taking thousands of photographs of the architect’s work. The photographs in this exhibition were taken during two trips to India, one […]

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An Interview with Artist Sharon Gault aka Mama Makeup

Sharon Gault (aka “Mama Makeup”) is not your ordinary makeup artist. Part artiste and part muse, she is equally at home being behind the camera as she is being in front of it. After shooting to fame as Madonna’s hair stylist in Truth or Dare, Gault later became the go-to artist for Lady Gaga – […]

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Berlin by photographer Erwin Olaf

Berlin is a new series of photographs by Erwin Olaf which are set in the German capital. The series, composed of scenes and portraits, allude to a painful past in a photographed present, while self portraits of Olaf reflect an aging future. On view through April 27, 2013, HASTED KRAEUTLER – 537 West 24th Street, […]

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Artist Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner New York

Across a wide range of media, artist Adel Abdessemed transforms well-known materials and imagery into charged artistic declarations. The artist pulls freely from myriad sources–personal, historical, social, and political–to create a visual language that is simultaneously rich and economical, sensitive and controversial, radical and mundane… Born in 1971 in Constantine, Algeria, Adel Abdessemed studied at […]

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Upcoming Photographers: Magdalena Nishe

I don’t know how many times I’ve read your last letter. I know the words by heart now; they’re embedded in my skin. I keep our souvenirs from… Photography by Magdalena Nishe, Words by Jesse Michael Renaud. I keep our souvenirs from the last year nearby. I lay them out often to recall our steps, […]

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Miami Art Basel Review & Curation by Natalie Kates

A selection and review from 2012 Miami Art Basel by style curator and VAGA’s Arts Editor, Natalie Kates. Image: artwork by Jean Philippe Illanes, “Premier Chagrin.” PULSE Miami Beach. Galerie Lot 10. Sonia Falcone Mark Diaz Brass Knuckle lamp Rotganzen “Melted Disco Balls” Graham Caldwell Kevin Cooley Bobby Cruz Liu Bolin Chanoir D*Face Anke Eilergerhard Ferris Plock […]

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ALL WE HAVE IS NOW by photographer Elena Kholkina

In this story for VAGA, Moscow-based photographer Elena Kholkina portrays the dilapidated present of a Russian 18th century mansion where grand musical and theatrical performances were hosted by the Russian aristocratic society. The mansion stands still as a gigantic ghost from the past. Model: Nastya Tairi, Photography & Styling: Lena Kholkina. Clothing credits include: jewelry […]

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