Wednesday, December 23, 2009

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

We will be taking a little break over the holidays and will be closed from Dec 24 - Jan 4 2010
See you next year !!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

SIMON STARLING @ CASEY KAPLAN

Simon Starling's new show at Casey Kaplan is def worth checking out although it closes on December 19th. So only a few days to see it. We are watching him closely.

Simon won the Turner prize in 2005



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NEW LOCATION COMING SOON

Don’t panic if you see a “for lease” sign in front of the Goss-Michael Foundation world headquarters on Cedar Springs. The Foundation, created by Kenny Goss and George Michael, is on solid ground and getting ready to announce their move to new, bigger, better space in Dallas.

The February 2010 exhibition featuring renowned UK artist and teacher Michael Craig-Martin will be the last show in the old location.

Stayed tuned for more details regarding to the new GMF space and new website that will launch any day now ! !

TOP OF LIST @ DMN

PHILLIP LAI @ MODERN ART

Phillip Lai is one of our favorite artists right now. He has a fantastic new show up at Modern Art. The show is through 20 November - 19 December so only a few days left to catch this great show.



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Friday, December 11, 2009

MARC QUINN ARTLIES REVIEW

Great review in Artlies click on image to read.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

GEORGE MICHAEL SPECIAL SCREENING

Heads up George Fans!! This is your chance to experience the singing sensation on the big screen, and do something good for those in need, too! All ticket sales benefit the Goss-Michael Foundation’s scholarship program. With funds raised, we will create a brand new scholarship for college students so they can continue their education and complete their degree. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the North Texas Food Bank. The doors will open at 6:45 and the feature will begin at 7:15.
GEORGE MICHAEL: LIVE IN LONDON
Special Screening
December 16, 2009
Studio Movie Grill, Royal Lane
Doors open at 6:45pm
Please purchase your tickets now through our online store

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON ! !

This month we will be launching our new website so please keep checking back with us.
Its going to be brilliant but not boombastic.

STEVE MCQUEEN TO DIRECT FELA

Focus Features has picked Steve McQueen to direct Fela, a feature film based on the life of African musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti—the subject of the recently opened Broadway musical Fela!

McQueen, the British artist who made his feature directing debut last year on the Irish hunger strike with the drama Hunger, will write the script with Biyi Bandele, based on the Michael Veal book Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon. The recent musical is not connected to the film project: Focus is basing its picture on a rights package consisting of screen rights to Fela’s music and his life story, plus Veal’s book.

Fela lived large—with some twenty-seven wives—and paid a high price for speaking out against oppression in Nigeria. In one attack on his home, Fela’s seventy-eight-year-old mother was killed after being thrown from a second-story window. Fela responded by placing her coffin on the steps of the Nigerian leader’s residence.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

RICHARD WRIGHT WINS 2009 TURNER PRIZE

Scottish artist Richard Wright is the winner of the 2009 Turner Prize.

For his main piece in the Turner Prize show he has filled a whole wall of a big gallery with a symmetrical abstract design that looks like a giant inkblot in a Rorschach test. Painted in gold leaf, it shimmers on an end wall, like a mirage that might disappear at any moment.

He is represented by Modern Institute Gallery

Saturday, November 14, 2009

NEW CURATOR FOR FRIEZE 2010

London-based Sarah McCrory has been announced as the new Curator of Frieze Projects, the unique programme of artists’ commissions which takes place annually as part of Frieze Art Fair.
McCrory is known for her support and work with emerging, young and underrepresented artists. In the past she has worked with artists including Charles Atlas, Nairy Baghramian, Spartacus Chetwynd, Enrico David, Donald Urquhart and Cathy Wilkes.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

BRITISH ARTS COUNCIL OPPOSES LONDON MAYOR

Boris Johnson and the Arts Council, London are battling it out. Earlier this month, the mayor was thwarted in his attempt to nominate a political supporter, Veronica Wadley, as head of the council. Critics including current Arts Council England head Liz Forgan said that Wadley had “almost no arts credibility,” while culture secretary Ben Bradshaw blocked the nomination, saying it violated conventions against cronyism.

Boris Johnson has refused to back down. After at first threatening to leave the post open, he has now started the search to fill the position from scratch, suggesting that he would pick Wadley if she applied again.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

DALLAS SCORES AGAIN

Good article in Art in America.
Dallas is an exciting place to be right now.

Friday, October 23, 2009

BRITISH ARTS COUNCIL SELECTS 12 ART PROJECTS FOR UK's 2012 OLYMPICS

A giant human puppet of Lady Godiva and three thirty-foot crocheted lions are among the artworks selected to showcase British culture at the 2012 Olympics, reports the BBC. The selected artists and groups are: the Pacitti Theater Company, Shauna Richardson, Alfie Dennen and Paula Le Dieu, the Owl Project and Ed Carter, Anthony McCall and Fact, Brian Irvine and John McIlduff, Craig Coulthard, Lone Twin, Alex Hartley, Marc Rees, Imagineer Productions, and Leeds Canvas.

More than two thousand entries were received in what the Arts Council dubbed the most ambitious and wide-ranging art prize in the UK.

The twelve winning designs, from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the nine English regions, will share nearly nine million dollars. Each project is inspired by its location and celebrates the Olympic Games.

The twelve winning commissions will be developed across 2010 and 2011, among them a full-size football pitch created within woodland in the Scottish Borders and an environmentally sustainable watermill.

FEW PICS FROM FRIEZE

Here are several highlights from the Frieze art fair in London that took place last week.

Walead Beshty at Thomas Dane

Nigel Cooke at Modern Art

Ed Kay at Dicksmith Gallery

Damien Hirst at Tate

TWO BY TWO FOR AIDS AND ART

This weekend is the amfar 2x2 annual gala which is held at The Rachofsky House

There are some amazing artits on view and for purchase.

Click here to find out more about the charity.

Thanks to the phenomenal support of the participating artists, dealers, sponsors and patrons, Two by Two for AIDS and Art’s annual gala and art auction has raised $21 million in its first decade in support of amfAR’s AIDS research initiatives and the DMA’s contemporary art acquisition program. An eagerly anticipated event that quickly sells out, the benefit features a seated dinner for 400 guests with both a live and silent auction of major works of contemporary art and unique luxury items.

Two by Two is such a successful event because it provides an opportunity to support two very worthy organizations. amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has made great strides in essential AIDS research initiatives over the last 25 years, and Two x Two has become amfAR’s largest fundraiser in the United States. The Dallas Museum of Art has added over 70 major works of contemporary art to their permanent collection with Two x Two proceeds donated to their Contemporary Art Acquistion Fund. Two x Two is also the DMA’s largest annual fundraiser.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

IRVING PENN 1917-2009

Irving Penn, one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, whose signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide, died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan.

Penn’s talent for picturing his subjects with compositional clarity and economy earned him the widespread admiration of readers of Vogue during his long association with the magazine, beginning in 1943. It also brought him recognition in the art world; his photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries and are prized by collectors.
He was most famous for photographing Parisian fashion models and the world’s great cultural figures, but he seemed equally at home photographing Peruvian peasants or bunion pads.
A courtly man whose gentle demeanor masked an intense perfectionism, Penn adopted the pose of a humble craftsman while helping to shape a field known for putting on airs. Although schooled in painting and design, he chose to define himself as a photographer, scraping his early canvases of paint so that they might serve a more useful life as backdrops to his pictures.
Penn had the good fortune of working for and collaborating with two of the twentieth century’s most inventive and influential magazine art directors, Alexey Brodovitch and Alexander Liberman.
He studied with Brodovitch in Philadelphia as a young man and came to New York in 1937 as his unpaid design assistant at Harper’s Bazaar. But it was under Liberman, at Vogue, that Penn forged his career as a photographer.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

TURNER PRIZE 2009

TURNER PRIZE 2009

Tate Britain 6 October 2009 – 3 January 2010

The four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2009 are Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright.

Enrico David has been nominated for his solo exhibitions How Do You Love Dzzzzt By Mammy? at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, and Bulbous Marauder at the Seattle Art Museum. Enrico David is a contemporary surrealist who creates rich and profoundly original painting, drawing and sculpture which are disconcerting, confrontational and beautiful.

Roger Hiorns for his solo exhibitions Seizure, Artangel commission, Harper Road, London and at Corvi Mora, London. Hiorns creates arresting sculpture and installation combining unusual materials. His exploration of chemical processes took spectacular effect in Seizure, in which a derelict flat in South London was filled with liquid copper sulphate, which after a period of time encrusted every surface of the space with blue crystals.

Lucy Skaer for her solo exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and A Boat Used as a Vessel at the Kunsthalle Basel. Skaer makes drawings, sculptures and films which often take found photographic sources as their starting point. Rooted in reality, yet subjected to a process of elaborate transformation, Skaer's images hover in the space between recognition and ambiguity, figuration and abstraction.

Richard Wright for the work he exhibited in the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh and his exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh. Wright creates subtle and exquisite wall paintings that respond directly to the architecture in which they are created. Often awkwardly placed in discreet locations, they combine graphic imagery and intricate patterning from sources as varied as Medieval painting, graphics and typography.

The Turner Prize award is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 21 April 2009. It is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.

For more info please click HERE

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

FRIEZE 2009

Once again the social season is off and running and next week in London will be the annual art fair Known as Frieze. The Dates are 15-18 Oct click here for more info.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MODERN ART NOTES

If you havent read Tyler Green's blog you REALLY need to set it as a favorite.
One of the best art blogs youll ever read.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ART THIS WEEK DOT COM

Check out this link to see an interview with Marc Quinn.
Thanks to Lindey Walls and Richard Serrano for making this happen.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

INTERNS FOR THE FALL

We are now excepting applications for our Fall (September) interns positions.
We ideally have two interns that rotate days throughout the week and on Saturday.
If you are interested please submit your C.V. to either Lindsey or James @gossmichaelfoundation.org or call +1.214.696.0555

Friday, July 31, 2009

COURTAULD CONSIDERING DRASTIC CUTS

The Courtauld Institute in London is considering drastic cuts to its three archives of images, including the Witt Library. From September, they would only open one day a week and effectively cease to collect. This proposal is causing great concern amongst art historians, as well as the art trade, since it is a major resource.

More than three million images are kept in London’s Somerset House and are currently open to the public every weekday. The plan is that the libraries would open only one day a week. The Witt Library holds around two million photographs and reproductions of paintings that are pasted onto thin card and stored in file boxes, classified by national school, then artist, and finally subdivided by iconography. Covering the period from 1200AD to the present, 70,000 artists are represented. The library’s origins go back to the image collection begun by Sir Robert Witt, who bequeathed it to the Courtauld in 1952.

The Conway Library is a similar collection, covering architecture, sculpture and some decorative art. Begun by Lord Conway, it was donated to the Courtauld in 1932 and now comprises around one million images.

The Photographic Survey records paintings, works on paper and sculptures in private historic collections (mainly those of aristocratic families) in England, Wales and Ireland. It began in the early 1950s, in association with New York’s Frick Art Reference Library, and now covers nearly 600 collections.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

SATURDAY SKETCH DAY

SATURDAY SKETCH DAY AT THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION ON AUGUST 15

New Summer Hours Begin August 4

The Goss-Michael Foundation announces Saturday Sketch Days on specific weekends during its 2009 summer and fall exhibitions. On select Saturdays, from 2 – 3 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to experience a brief tour of the current exhibition hosted by a Goss-Michael Foundation staff member and sketch their impressions of the featured works.
The first scheduled date is Saturday, August 15. Attendance is open to those ages 12 and older, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free of charge, the event it limited to the first 20 people to register and is open to groups by reservation only. Reservations can be made by calling 214-696-0555.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

PROJECT SPACES & GALLERIES

Here is a list of some of our favorite project spaces, galleries and non-profits in London which we think are doing some really cool things at the moment.
If you are in London this summer please stop by at least one or two and say the GMF said hi !!
Hexprojects
Chisenhale Gallery
Paradise Row
Herald St.
The Approach
Cubitt
Hollybush Gardens
Limoncello Gallery
Dicksmith Gallery
Hotel
Alison Jacques Gallery
Museum52
Vilma Gold Gallery
Modern Art
Studio Voltaire
Swallow St.
LUX
Sadie Coles Gallery
Laura Bartlett Gallery
Seventeen
Maureen Paley

MARC QUINN SHOW SEPTEMBER 24 - JANUARY 23, 2010

The Goss-Michael Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition of sculptural works by one of the most influential British contemporary artists: Marc Quinn.

The GMF has partnered with The Rachofsky Collection, one of the world’s foremost private collections, to produce an exceptional survey of Marc Quinn’s sculptural works throughout the last decade. Through the collaboration between these two prominent private collections, the GMF and the Rachofsky Collection hope to contribute to Dallas’ rise into the ranks of influential contemporary art capitals.

The GMF and the Rachofsky Collection bring together a strong array of Quinn’s works dated from 1998 to present. Utilizing both traditional mediums such as bronze and marble, in addition to more innovative materials such as ice, blood, insulin and DNA, Quinn breaks the boundaries of historical sculpture-making. The works included in the exhibition comment on the modern preoccupation of eternal preservation of the self and explore Quinn’s obsession with the unpredictability of the human body and the dualisms that define human life, such as: spiritual and physical, surface and depth, cerebral and sexual.

The Rachofsky Collection has contributed Marc Quinn’s signature piece, Self II (1998), which has become famously known as The Blood Head. This frozen sculpture of the artist’s head is made from ten pints of his own blood, taken from his body over a five month period. Juxtaposed in the space is the Goss-Michael Collection’s, Sky (2006), a frozen representation of Quinn’s child created from the birth placenta and umbilical cord.

Amongst several sculptural works in the exhibition is another of Quinn’s most important pieces: Alison Lapper and Parys (2009), a 7ft high marble sculpture of Quinn’s dear friend Alison Lapper. Born with no arms and shortened legs, she is powerfully depicted sitting with her son Parys. Again, Quinn challenges traditional parameters and social standards for immortalizing beauty in white marble, elevating instead on a tall plinth an unconventional sitter. A version of this sculpture was on prominent display on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery (London, 2005).

The show will run from September 24 - January 23, 2010

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CERITH WYN EVANS

Lorcan O'Neill Gallery in Rome will show new work by British artist Cerith Wyn Evans.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

EXPLORING PRIVATE UNIVERSES WITH JAMES COPE AT THE DMA

Associate Curator James Cope of The Goss-Michael Foundation will give a gallery talk on the current exhibition Exploring Private Universes.
Date: Wednesday 22July
Time: 3:00
Location: Dallas Museum of Art
We hope to see everyone there.
For more information please click here