Detail of Lisa Anne Auerbach’s Let the Dream Write Itself (2014) via thejosephpisani.
How are artworks altered through the creation of facsimiles? This Saturday, poet Caroline Bergvall, scholar Lisa Gitelman, and artist William Pope.L respond to this question, facilitated by Triple Canopy editors. Get your tickets now.
Triple Canopy, Pointing Machines I (Chestertown, Maryland), 2013. Pigmented inkjet print, 22 1/2 × 15 in. (57.2 × 38.1 cm). Collection of Triple Canopy
While from the corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets the Future Whitney looks nearly complete, activity continues at a steady pace above view and behind its steel facade. Read more on Whitney Stories.
Photograph by Timothy Schenck
In celebration of Earth Day, here’s Georgia O’Keeffe’s Summer Days, which was inspired by the deserts of New Mexico. Cast your vote now for the chance to see Summer Days in the great outdoors as part of Art Everywhere US.
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), Summer Days, 1936. Oil on canvas, 36 × 30 in. (91.4 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Calvin Klein 94.171. © 2014 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
I found myself with 15 years of Western painting and art history studies under my belt, but suddenly realized that my own autobiography was more important to me than the 400 years of Western painting history that I had learned. I urgently wanted to figure out a way to abandon that conceptual sphere and to find something concrete that mattered to me. — 2014 Biennial artist Jacolby Satterwhite (via blackcontemporaryart)
(Source: africanah.org, via blackcontemporaryart)
Established in 2000 by longtime Whitney trustee Melva Bucksbaum and her family, the Bucksbaum Award is given every two years in recognition of an artist, chosen from those included in the Biennial, whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination. Paul Pfeiffer was the first artist to win the prestigious prize. The 2014 Bucksbaum Award will be presented on May 21.
Paul Pfeiffer (b. 1966), Race Riot, 2001 (installation view, Paul Pfeiffer, December 13, 2001–February 24, 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY), Digital camcorder and vitrine with digital video; color, silent. Private Collection. © Paul Pfeiffer. Photography by Geoffrey Clements
The good thing about being an artist, is it’s a legitimate way of looking at things cross-eyed. — John Chamberlain, born today in 1927.
“Bronze is a kind of beautiful alchemical wizardry.” —2014 Biennial artist Ricky Swallow
Tickets for our annual Art Party on May 8 are on sale now! Proceeds support the Whitney’s Independent Study Program and other education initiatives.