Monday, September 08, 2008

Bambino's SEE and BE SEEN (September 5, 2008)

Based on what I saw for the past couple of days in Chelsea, it looks like people couldn’t wait for the new season to begin. And it was pretty packed everywhere when we went on Thursday evening to see a few openings, and we were packed as well on Friday for Yevgeniy Fiks’s show, which received tremendous interest from everyone who came for the opening.

The next morning there were people lined up to adopt Lenin (see a few of the early birds above), and it’s going very fast. So for everyone who wanted to adopt during the opening, hurry up before it’s late.

Yevgeniy Fiks is one of the most professional artists there is to work with. You can see some of his other work in the office at the gallery. And you might have seen his other project we showed during Pulse New York Art fair. It's currently in a museum show in Italy, which is suppose to end in summer but because of a huge interest and demand kept being extended. And now is extended until the end of September. Personally I feel close to his work and absolutely love his work. His “Lenin for Your Library?” piece is one of my favorites.

It was lovely to see one of the nicest collectors in art world, Diane Ackerman, at the opening. Ask anyone, and they will tell you how nice and elegant she is always is.

And here is one of "The Chadwicks," Lytle Shaw (whose show is coming up with us next month) with new mom Sally Morgan (from Morgan Lehman Gallery), who just had a baby and look at her! She should be in a magazine, explaining her rules for how to get back in shape in a few months. They also had an opening on Thursday with amazing paintings, which I loved. At first I thought they were photographs...amazingly well painted. Almost sold out show, only 2-3 pieces left. We are excited about their upcoming show next month, which got huge interest with their work in Chicago Art Fair.

Behind Lytle and Sally is Hellen Allen, director of Pulse Art Fair, who is one the most wonderful art fair organizers. We are proud to be part of Pulse this year in Miami! As I mentioned before, Pulse Art Fair is one of the most professional and well-organized art fairs lately in art world. We are so excited about Miami, because Pulse art fair got tons of positive reviews from last year and this year Pulse Art Fair is one of MUST see art fairs in Miami.

One of my newest, closest friends, Eve Sussman, was there. I can’t wait for her new project to finish. She will be traveling soon to keep working on her new interesting project. Wait till you’ll see. I am so proud be a little helpful in her project.

Jennifer Coates (here with a friend) is one our favorites artists, who is having her own opening next week at Kinz, Tillou and Feigen, which I would highly suggest not to miss. We will be there.

One of the smartest curators we know and you should know is Sara Reisman. We love her, and I believe everyone who knows her would say same. And thank you Sara for the compliment last night. Omar Lopez-Chahoud, whom we know and Sara she has worked together was there as well, but unfortunately I couldn’t take his picture. He is another curator you should know.

And here is Shane Hope, whose work is available to see in our Project Space we share with Schroeder Romero Gallery. His new drawings are absolutely fantastic.

OK, that's it until next time. Thanks to everyone who came out on Friday!

Labels: SEE and Be SEEN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

that friend of jennifer coates' is jeremy stenger. his paintings kick ass, too.

9/08/2008 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks for the virtual opening, Bambino. I'm on crutches from a little knee surgery and avoiding crowds.

9/08/2008 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Bambino said...

we missed you joanne

get well, cant wait to see you

other way you'll miss an opportunity to adopt lenin

9/08/2008 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger Iris said...

Congratulations on your new show, it looks interesting, I'll do my best to come and see it this month.

9/09/2008 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have loved to see Yevgeniy Fiks' show. I really enjoyed reading the "Lenin for your library" letters of some of the companies, and I have showed everyone the little book so they can enjoy it too.
I will try to visit the exhibition next week in italy if it is still there.

9/10/2008 08:54:00 AM  

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