we’re at the PULSE art fair in miami…

here are some (not-very-good-quality iphone) photos of our booth… a driss ouadahi painting, photographs by jay defeo… the door of jonathan brand’s paper mustang, (one-half of) a painting by jutta haeckel, a thread… Continue reading

a video interview with jim campbell

about his piece at sfmoma: http://youtu.be/bxQRLFyVifk

an interesting commentary on “gesamtkunstwerk,”

the new installation of “youngish” german artists at the saatchi gallery as well as charles saatchi’s endeavors in general —  by jackie wullschlager in the financial times…    near the end of the article… Continue reading

netflix streaming

several friends have complained that there isn’t anything good to watch on netflix streaming.    it’s true that the selection is limited, but here’s a list of 55 films worth watching (or re-watching): 1. … Continue reading

jim campbell at sfmoma

jim campbell’s large-scale piece, “exploded views,” commissioned by sfmoma, is up in their atrium.    2,800 flickering LEDs, suspended from the ceiling create low resolution imagery of dancers from alonzo king’s lines ballet. here’s… Continue reading

secretly, david has been writing a blog…

thoughtful musings on exhibitions and artworks and their place in art and social history.    ruminations on the de young’s 2010 shows “the birth of impressionism” and  “post-impressionist masterpieces” curated  from the collection… Continue reading

a look back at our clementina street gallery

i opened hosfelt gallery in october 1996 – 15 years ago.  today is the last day in our clementina street gallery in san francisco.  we’ve been here for 13 years.    feeling a… Continue reading

marco maggi in bogota

marco has installed an exhibition at NC-arte, an art foundation in bogota, colombia. called “radical optimism,” it begins in the atrium with a 10 meter column, wrapped in yellow post-its, then spreads across… Continue reading

jonathan brand is installing

a full-scale 1969 ford mustang  – made of watercolor paper – in the new york gallery. as a kid, the artist restored three vintage cars with his father.  the last one, a 1969… Continue reading

an interview with jutta haeckel…

something like a long-distance, digital studio visit… Todd Hosfelt:  the process in which you work is related to print making, but seems to me to be unique in painting,  would you explain it?… Continue reading

my writing about jay defeo

for the publication we produced for our exhibition: 1.    a compass is an instrument used to describe a circle or arc. Family lore says that as a child Jay DeFeo would spend hours… Continue reading

i’ve been working

on an exhibition of jay defeo’s work for the last six months (actually, i started working on it in september of 2005 when i first visited the storage facility for jay defeo trust).  … Continue reading

i believe

that art is transformative.  art should make you think, feel, contemplate.  it provides you with an opportunity to view your world from a different perspective.   living with art, however you do it,  is… Continue reading

the piano addition to art institute of chicago

the art institute of chicago opened a $300 million, 264,000 square foot addition designed by renzo piano in may of 2009.   i’m a big fan of piano’s museums — menil collection (1987), cy… Continue reading

there couldn’t be more difference

between my current shows on the east and west coasts…   in my emil lukas show in san francisco, i’ve given 5 large and 4 small artworks 3,500 square feet of space.    there… Continue reading

adaptive radiation

is a concept in evolutionary science in which a pioneering organism enters an environment where it has little competition.   it reproduces profusely and differentiates rapidly and extensively, though never departs too dramatically from… Continue reading

milan’s design fair

i had dinner night before last with a friend who’d just come back from covering the design fairs in milan.   sounded like fun to me (and probably you), but for her, it was… Continue reading

turner contemporary –

a new david chipperfield-designed museum will open in margate, kent, in the south of england next week.  the decidedly subdued exterior is based on the forms of fishing sheds, but clad in translucent… Continue reading