The Drutt Report: Frieze New York 2015

(May 15, 2015) In this post, we look in our own backyard: Frieze New York. Originally a London-based art fair, its New York edition is in its 3rd successful year on Randalls Island. Take a ferry up the East River and settle in for an afternoon of art, food, and sizzling crowds.  

Matthew Drutt’s Hidden Gems at FIAC in Paris

(October 24, 2013)  I find Hidden Gems at FIAC in Paris (2013) from Ai Weiwei at Berlin's Neugerriemschneider, Bertrand Lavier at Yvon Lambert Gallery of Paris and David Adamo at New York's Peter Freeman

Eye on Art: Art in New York’s Parks

(October 8, 2013)   From Lower Manhattan to Park Avenue, this edition of Eye on Art takes us on a tour of some of the public art on display in New York's parks. We look at a Public Art Fund group show with works by Daniel Buren, David Shrigley, and Franz West at the mouth of The Brooklyn Bridge and then shuttle up to Madison Square where Giuseppe Penone has installed a group of concrete trees that create barren icons in the midst of the park's greenery. Finally, we head up Park Avenue…

Eye On Art: Fall 2013 Season in Chelsea

(September 14, 2013)   It's the new season and Chelsea galleries are revved up for their fall openings. For this edition of Eye On Art, we survey new exhibitions by Nathan Carter, Charline von Heyl, and John McCracken.

EYE ON ART: Richard Pettibone’s paintings and sculpture 1964-2003

(August 9, 2013) In this edition of Eye on Art, we take a tour of American artist Richard Pettibone’s painting and sculpture exhibition at David Nolan’s gallery on Manhattan’s west side. A key proponent of the West Coast “Conceptual Pop” movement, Pettibone appropriated imagery from Warhol, Lichtenstein and Brancusi – and especially Marcel Duchamp.   Typically framed and constructed upon miniature stretcher bars, his small-scale “replicas” subvert the traditional notion of artists as creators of original works of art while maintaining a critical distance from the artworks that they reproduce. His appropriations do…

Eye on Art: Robert Arneson at David Zwirner

(July 24, 2013)   Robert Arneson was an American sculptor and ceramicist who is considered as the father of Funk Art, the anti-establishment movement that incorporated a mélange of found objects, autobiographical subjects, and humor. In this edition of Eye on Art, I take us on a tour of his exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.

Eye on Art: Hidden Gems in Basel

(June 12, 2013) I went went looking for hidden gems at Art Basel and found them from Ryan Gander at Paris’s GB Agency, Michael Kvium at Copenhagen’s Nils Staerk Gallery and H.C. Westermann at London’s Waddington Custot.