May 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

Merion Estes: Dystopia - Los Angeles

If her alluring view of a pending dystopian future is prophetic, at least there is solace in the visions of beauty Merion Estes portrays, despite their accompanying portent of darkness and doom.   read more...

Chris Burden: Ode to Santos Dumont is at LACMA - Los Angeles

The late Chris Burden was an icon of conceptual art, known across generations for pioneering provocations involving small calibre guns and the hoodwinking of local news media in which he personally enacted fleeting experiences that were more about the exploration of ideas than the formal attributes of any singular object.   read more...

An Exclusive Peek Inside the Mysterious 190 Bowery Building by Noah Becker - New York

Vito Schnabel has curated an exhibition entitled First Show/Last Show in the mysterious 190 Bowery building. Whitehot Magazine takes you inside for a look.   read more...

Photos: Frieze New York 2015 by Michael Anderson - New York

Whitehot Magazine photographed some of the interesting personalities at Frieze New York Art Fair, 2015.   read more...

Time/Travelling: Spectrum Studies and Jüdisches Krankenhaus Berlin at Wil Aballe Art Projects - Vancouver

Perhaps the most basic distinction people might make between photography and other visual art media is that photographs are a snapshot of reality.   read more...

Tabitha Soren: Fantasy Life by Shana Nys Dambrot - Los Angeles

Tabitha Soren: Fantasy Life - April 25 - June 6, 2015 - Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles   read more...

John Cheim Interview - New York

Although primarily recognized these days as one half of Cheim & Read Gallery, John Cheim has had a long and distinguished career as a book designer. For over thirty years he has produced more than fifty books for artists like Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Bruce Weber, Louise Bourgeois, Jack Pierson, Ed Ruscha and Jean-Michel Basquiat.   read more...

Spring Masters New York by Paul Laster - New York

Spring Masters New York, the international art and design fair, is showcasing artworks from antiquity through the 21st century at Park Avenue Armory   read more...

Ridley Howard: Nude At Home by Shana Beth Mason - New York

Howard has also accomplished an even rarer thing with Nude At Home: while each of these exquisite little canvases are desirable in their technical precision and collectible size, owning one (only one) seems less than satisfying. The whole parade of works has a rhythm and sensuality, a sensation that would be unfortunate to break apart.   read more...

Anonymous Beings: An Interview with Emil Alzamora by Katherine Mangiardi - New York

Alzamora has created sculptures of the human form through a process of reduction and omission. Forms are distorted, shrouded and blurred; lacking facial features and sex, yet remain universally representative. Alzamora's anonymous beings are at once intimate and nonspecific; emotionally charged objects of the present.   read more...