Gleaner Odalisque

FUTURES: The Broom Boom

Emily Mae Smith rose as one of the stars of the 2021 season. A female artist, a figurative painter, and a contemporary Surrealist memorably skewering identity and gender, Smith was both a fresh take and fit the mold for market interest.

The Return of Belkis Ayón

Last week’s Latin American Art sale at Christie’s in New York achieved a new record sale for recently “rediscovered” artist Belkis Ayón.
Domenico Gnoli at Fondazione Prada

Scrolly Gnoli

What can Domenico Gnoli tell us about Contemporary artists on Instagram? The work of Julie Curtiss, Sally Kindberg, and Sarah Miska suggest a lot
Lot 4. Gertrude Abercrombie, Solitude, 1942. Estimate $120,000- $180,000

Good Karma for Gertrude Abercrombie

At the end of this month, Hindman will present a dedicated sale of the work of Gertrude Abercrombie. With 21 works included in the sale, Hindman is betting that Abercrombie’s market will float, not flood.

A System of Seeing

In the 1964 Time magazine article credited with coining the term “Op art,” the author describes the genre as “preying and playing on the fallibility in vision.” At Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Brianna Bass and Alexander Puz renew the vibrancy of genre

FUTURES: Louis Fratino’s Touching Figures

Through museum shows and Instagram posts, Salman Toor, Doron Langberg, and Jenna Gribbon have emerged as leaders of a movement of Contemporary artists employing figurative painting to further queer representation. One young artist in this movement, Louis Fratino, has generated a strong collector base

Jesse Mockrin: Identity and Art History

The artist uses the power of art historical images to discuss gender in the present. While Mockrin’s practice takes visual elements from European oil painting, her process is highly informed by photography and contemporary images.