Gavin Brown’s enterprise bids farewell to its West Village Gallery with Jannis Kounellis

June 30, 2015 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, the perennially hip downtown art gallery, recently announced it would be moving to Amsterdam Ave. and 126th Street, adjacent to Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus and a stone’s throw from Gavin Brown’s own Harlem townhouse. But before closing his far West Village space this past weekend, the dealer feted the closure with a re-creation of Jannis Kounellis’s legendary Untitled (12 Horses) and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija.

J.W.Anderson at London Collections: Mens

June 23, 2015 11:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We can’t deny the surplus of fresh and forward thinking ideas that shape a pretty interesting conversation of what British designers have to offer to the fashion scene as a whole. London has been looked to globally to further the dialogue of fashion. Document goes backstage with photographer Joshua Woods of the Irish talent Jonathan Anderson's latest 2016 spring/summer show at London Collection: Mens.

En Plein Air: New York’s Artists Residencies

June 22, 2015 11:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Escaping the city life is a powerful lure for artists seeking reinvigoration. Many residencies offer scenic environs in which to ensconce oneself and make art—which isn’t to say there aren’t a fair number offering such opportunities within city limits (though sans the picturesque flora). What follows are descriptions of three of the New York City-region’s younger organizations, which have set up in such historic and beautiful places as the Storm King Art Center in upstate New York, and Fire Island’s Cherry Grove neighborhood, as well as one much older program located now for coming on a half a century in Harlem. Document visits these three venerable residencies offering artistic respite.

A Visit to LISTE 2015

June 19, 2015 11:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, LISTE used to be called the “The Young Art Fair in Basel,” but it has since grown up and changed its name—and so has the art on view. LISTE 2015 represents the grand finale of the gallery season before summer closure. But unlike at Art Basel where art is sold in the millions, LISTE presents both reasonably priced and conceptually rigorous art.

Document’s 10 Must-Sees at Art Basel 2015

June 18, 2015 4:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Art Basel runs like a Swiss clock, flawlessly operated and enjoying its 46th edition. At the helm is the French-American director Marc Spiegler; if ever there was someone obsessed with VIP collectors, big ticket sales, and details, it is him. Yet it's the selection committee that he appoints who rules the roost—powerful gatekeepers of the artworld deciding who is in and who is out, not just for Basel but for the international scene. In the ever-globalizing art world, it's at these international art fairs where up to 60 percent of galleries sales happen. Basel remains the king of fairs where galleries bring their most-prized work. On the first three preview days, the collectors pile up at the door waiting for the doors to open. Here below, you'll find Document's top 10 must-sees for this edition of Art Basel.