Tag: Wendy Cromwell

Lee Bul: Willing to be Vulnerable

In her new show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea, Lee Bul’s multimedia compositions come alive.  Building on cross-cultural reference points as diverse as Japanese Manga cartoons, Korean embroidered silk scrolls and sci-fi utopian communities, in this exciting exhibition Lee Bul creates fantastical environments using mirrored surfaces, LED lights, and welded metal, combining diverse and unexpected… Read more »

Collecting vs. Shopping

In a recent online article, Tech Crunch described Wydr, the newest in a long line of art buying apps, as “Tinder for buying art”. It’s a telling comparison.

A visit with Justin Adian, Bushwick, New York

Justin Adian’s work is influenced by artists such as Richard Tuttle and other sculptors of the 1960s, but he creates something that is completely his own.

Venice Biennale 2015: Time Warp

For a few months every two years, Venice plays host to a riotous infusion of Contemporary art, spread across public parks and infiltrating ancient, private Palazzi; this is the Venice Biennale. This year I was moved by the juxtaposition of old and new, which allowed me to reconsider the works in a new light. Below are a few visual comparisons that particularly struck me.

The Art of Stretching

Here’s a little tutorial on the art of stretching a big painting with a fragile surface. Shout out to Art Crating Inc., a specialty art handling and fabrication company, and Christine Fröhner of Contemporary Conservation!

Yayoi Kusama: Obliteration Room

Wendy attended the private opening of Yayoi Kusama’s new interactive sculpture, Obliteration Room, currently on view at David Zwirner gallery. Kusama has many obsessions, among them visions of a dot-covered universe. These hallucinations have both bedeviled and inspired her, serving as source imagery for her paintings, performances and sculpture since the 1960s. Now 86, Kusama… Read more »

Cromwell Art Auction Insights

All eyes are on the Contemporary Art auctions this week, which combined, offer billions of dollars worth of art. Remarkable for their breadth and scope, the auctions are the perfect hunting ground for the true connoisseur. The masterpieces are obvious and all it takes is money to acquire an auction trophy. The true test of… Read more »