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David Novros: Death, Ownership, and Public Art
Against the Text “Art is Immortal”

All art is temporal. All art is lost. Go to Egypt. Go look at the Sphinx. It’s falling apart. He sits on water in the desert and the water table shifts.

Stephen Antonakos
(1926 – 2013)

Stephen has always been a presence in my life, for as long as I can remember. He continues to be present in my memories and heart, so in that sense he remains.

In Conversation

ALEXIS ROCKMAN with Jonathan T. D. Neil

Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide have increased to levels unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years. Carbon dioxide concentrations have increased by 40 percent since pre-industrial times, primarily from fossil fuel emissions and secondarily from net land-use change emissions.

In Conversation

JILL MAGID with Jarrett Earnest

Jill Magid’s art includes being hired by the Amsterdam Police Headquarters to bedazzle their security cameras (“System Azure,” 2003), orchestrating a trust game over CCTV with Liverpool police (“Evidence Locker,” 2004), and late-night rendezvous with a policeman surveilling Manhattan (“Lincoln Ocean Victor Eddy,” 2007).

Protecting Artists and Galleries in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy: A Checklist for Artist-Gallery Contracts

As is well known, last year’s Hurricane Sandy had a devastating impact on the New York region, leaving in its wake a wide range of personal and property loss, with over 70 dead and some $50 billion in economic losses. Included in the latter are extensive, but difficult to value, damaged or destroyed artworks, as well as damaged studio and gallery spaces.

In Conversation

JEFFREY DEITCH with David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro

Recently Jeffrey Deitch has been much in the news. He has just returned from L.A. where he held the directorship of MOCA for three years. Within this relatively short span of time, Deitch managed to transform radically the ways we approach museums, whether as insiders or outsiders, and, further even, he may have introduced a seismic change within the Art World proper.

In Conversation

ERNESTO PUJOL with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

The art of Ernesto Pujol is like breath. The kind of breath we have so little of these days. It is what makes his work so vital. His medium is the body, his strategy stillness, his method listening. He has been performing since the 1990s and works from a biography like few contemporary artists.

Elbow to Elbow

We were all astray by the seemingly pure cry of the loon. Though it is not any better outside with the songs of the cicadas And with every new breeze the willow displays another configuration. Yet the hawk has a thousand valleys in its eye but flies straight to its nest.

with Jason Stopa

New York visual artist Joshua Abelow recently sat down with painter and writer Jason Stopa to discuss his work and upcoming exhibit at James Fuentes. 

Warhol and Rauschenberg Foundations Urge the Court in the Richard Prince Case to Take a Broad View of Appropriation Art

The case between the artist Patrick Cariou and Richard Prince continues to wend its way through the courts, holding both promise and risk for artists and museums and others who support the arts.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2013

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