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Editors’ Picks: 19 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

November 11, 2019

Here's what's happening this week.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Winter Art Preview

November 1, 2019

Kehinde Wiley, Donald Judd, and more.

Frieze Magazine

Frieze Magazine

‘There Was Great Purity in American Art. I Wanted to Insult It’: Going Rogue With Peter Saul

October 29, 2019

As the artist has his major retrospective at Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, he speaks about his art historical influences and pet peeves 

The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper

KAWS picks his favourite works at Frieze Masters

October 4, 2019

The US artist and designer has had a life-long love affair with collecting

Widewalls

Widewalls

The Art of Öyvind Fahlström Back in NYC After Nearly 15 Years

September 27, 2019

There are some artists whose practice remained obscure in global terms regardless of their domains due to their untimely death. Such is the case with the exceptional innovator Öyvind Fahlström. 

ArtNews

ArtNews

KAWS & Effect: As His Own Fame Grows, Brian Donnelly Avidly Collects Art

September 24, 2019

Donnelly owns more than 50 works by Saul, ranging from the beginning of his career in the ’50s to the present.

ArtNews

ArtNews

Editors’ Picks: 20 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

September 23, 2019

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below. 

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Strokes of Conflict

September 21, 2019

The exhibition Wars at David Nolan evokes political and personal violence as facts of modern life.

ArtNews

ArtNews

‘A Great, Somewhat Unsung Master of Contemporary Painting’: Peter Saul to Have New Museum Survey in 2020

September 19, 2019

At long last, Peter Saul, whose outlandish, vibrant paintings have examined American politics and capitalism through grotesque and often humorous imagery, is getting his first New York survey. 

Hypebeast

Hypebeast

Peter Saul's Disruptive Paintings Will Take over the New Museum in NYC

September 17, 2019

Marking the seminal artist’s first major survey in New York

Whitewall

Whitewall

Öyvind Fahlström

September 1, 2019

Opening Season

Art Monkey Wrench

Art Monkey Wrench

Invisible Man

August 13, 2019

Occasioned by a gobsmacking great exhibition of works by Joseph Yoakum that recently closed at Venus Over Manhattan, I find myself thinking intensely about the artist and his place in the history of Chicago art once more. 

Hyperallgeric

Hyperallgeric

The Long and Nomadic Life of a Mythmaking Artist

July 23, 2019

Joseph Elmer Yoakum recollects his adventurous life in signature curvilinear language.

The Brooklyn Rail

The Brooklyn Rail

Joseph Elmer Yoakum

July 20, 2019

Yoakum's picaresque life and his late embrace of an artistic vocation call to mind traditional myths that assume artists are born, not made.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Joseph Elmer Yoakum’s Delirious Vistas

July 18, 2019

The visionary landscapist Joseph Elmer Yoakum (1888-1972) has been categorized as an outsider, self-taught or folk artist. Whichever: His place in the expanding canon of 20th-century American art is assured, both for his achievement and influence.

Joseph Elmer Yoakum, Mt. Cook of Southern Alps in South of New Zeland town as Church of Christ

New York Magazine

Why Did It Take So Long for the World to Recognize the Genius of Joseph Yoakum?

July 15, 2019

A cornucopia of over 60 exquisitely beautiful quasi-abstract colored-pencil landscapes by Native and African-American visionary Joseph Yoakum — and that look like they might have been made on Mars — is emitting undulant optical auroras at Venus Over Manhattan gallery.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Joseph Elmer Yoakum

July 12, 2019

These captivating ballpoint-and-watercolor landscapes are confident improvisations based on the American artist’s extensive travels.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

See Joseph Elmer Yoakum: A Museum Level Retrospective

July 8, 2019

African- and Native-American artist Joseph Elmer Yoakum, one of the best artists of the 1960s, was in his 70s when he began to make art full time.

MSN Travel Pulse

MSN Travel Pulse

Must See NYC Summer Gallery Shows

June 6, 2019

Joseph Yoakum is an artist we should all know better.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 19 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

June 17, 2019

It's another busy week for art in New York as summer officially begins.

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

Joseph Elmer Yoakum

June 15, 2019

Joseph Elmer Yoakum (1890–1972) was a self-taught African-American artist who claimed Native American ancestry. Though records show he was born in Missouri, he asserted that his birthplace was on the Navajo Reservation in Window Rock, Arizona, and repeatedly referred to himself “Na-va-JOE.” (He also said he was of African, French and Cherokee descent.)

Forbes

Forbes

Landscape Painting Made Radical

June 13, 2019

For an even wilder walk on the wild side of landscape painting, Venus Over Manhattan gallery in New York presents Joseph Yoakum June 20 through July 26. Yoakum was a self-taught artist, his work variously categorized as “outlier,” “outsider,” “folk,” “naïve,” “vernacular.”

Art Critique

Art Critique

Manhattan gallery brings Calder Crags and Vanuatu Totems together again

May 17, 2019

Venus Over Manhattan has created an exhibition of works, that on the surface, seem quite the juxtaposition. Visitors find works by Alexander Calder situated right next to totems and figures from Vanuatu, a Pacific nation of around 80 islands, in ‘Calder Crags and Vanuatu Totems from the Collection of Wayne Heathcote.’

Whitehot Magazine

Whitehot Magazine

Calder Crags + Vanuatu Totems at Venus Over Manhattan

May 2019

In a contemporary art gallery, it’s not often that Calder takes a backseat to ethnographic artwork but Venus Over Manhattan never fails to turn things on their head. Their latest exhibition, Calder Crags and Vanuatu Totems from the Collection of Wayne Heathcote, on view until June 8, 2019, presents a towering group of historical Vanuatu sculptures from the Ambrym, Banks, and Malekula islands alongside a suite of large-scale standing mobiles and crags  by Alexander Calder.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

May 6, 2019

From Björk at the Shed to a power-packed panel on Lucian Freud at Acquavella, there is plenty to keep you busy.

Daily Art Fair

Daily Art Fair

Calder Crags + Vanuatu Totems from the Collection of Wayne Heathcote

May 4, 2019

From the Collection of Wayne Heathcote

The New York Times

The New York Times

Vietnam, Through the Eyes of Artists

April 4 2019

Whatever happened to “protest art” — issue-specific, say-no-to-power-and-say-it-loud art? Here we are, embroiled, as a nation, in what many in the art world regard as a pretty desperate political situation. Yet with the exception for actions by a few collectives — Decolonize This Place at the Whitney Museum, and Prescription Addiction Intervention Now, or PAIN, at the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art — there’s scant visual evidence of pushback.

Artcritical

Artcritical

Last Chance: H.C. Westermann Works on Paper

April 1, 2019

Artnet News

Artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 17 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

April 1, 2019

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below.

Artforum

Artforum

H.C. Westermann: Critics' Picks

March 7, 2019

H.C. Westermann is beloved for a type of sculpture that’s a potent mix of Dada and old, weird Americana. But this modest yet gripping exhibition also reveals that he was a marvelous draftsman with a sharp, satirical wit. Along one wall is a group of drawings, inspired by a road trip the artist took with his wife, that skewers 1960s fantasies of the Wild West.

BLOUIN ARTINFO

BLOUIN ARTINFO

Art World News Today

March 1, 2019

ADAA Art Show 2019 Opens in New York: The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA)’s annually organized fair opened with a VIP benefit and gala for the Henry Street Settlement on Wednesday evening.

Forbes

Forbes

The Art Show Gala Preview Attracts Luminaries, Raises Nearly $1 Million For Henry Street Settlement

March 1, 2019

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) held its Gala Preview of The Art Show Wednesday night at the Park Avenue Armory. With a new Executive Director and a lighter, airier feel, The Art Show continued its partnership with Henry Street Settlement for the 31st year.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Women Win at the Art Show

The best thing about the Art Show, the annual fair sponsored by the Art Dealers Association of America in the Park Avenue Armory, is that ticket sales benefit the Henry Street Settlement, which has been bringing art and culture to the Lower East Side since 1893.

ArtfixDaily

ArtfixDaily

The ADAA Show Features a Range of American Artists from Mary Cassatt to Judy Chicago

February 27, 2019

The nation’s longest-running art fair, the ADAA Art Show, takes place February 28 to March 3, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, with a Gala Preview on Wednesday night to benefit Henry Street Settlement. The Art Show has raised over $31 million for this non-profit over more than three decades.

Daily Art Fair

Daily Art Fair

H.C. Westermann Works on Paper

February 25, 2019

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present H.C. Westermann: Works on Paper, an exhibition dedicated to the artist’s signature drawings and illustrated letters. 

Nob Hill Gazette

Nob Hill Gazette

Adam Lindemann's Venus Over Manhattan Hits SF

February 11, 2019

An exhibition from Adam Lindemann’s gallery called Venus Over Manhattan opened at St. Joseph’s Art Society on January 15, attracting boldface names from every corner of the SF (and NY) arts scene.

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Tony Bravo: What I learned about art during a week of parties at SF's unofficial art week

January 22, 2019

San Francisco’s unofficial art week — the third week of January, when the Fog Art + Design and Untitled, Art fairs are held — has become one of the most socially competitive times of the year.

Datebook | San Francisco Chronicle

Datebook | San Francisco Chronicle

As the Fog settled over SF, some asked, 'Where's the art?'

January 22, 2019

The New York gallery Venus Over Manhattan has taken over the vestry of a deconsecrated church for a pop-up exhibition that will run through March 8.

ArtNews

ArtNews

San Francisco’s Saint Joseph’s Arts Society Makes New Home in Immaculately Restored Church

January 16, 2019

San Francisco’s grandest new art space is not a gleaming minimalist dwelling or futurist abode but a historic Catholic church that has been restored to an immaculate state after being abandoned for nearly 30 years.

Whitehot Magazine

Whitehot Magazine

Venus Over Manhattan Highlights the Rediscovered Masterworks of Maryan

December 21, 2018

Those who attended Art Basel Miami Beach may have noticed among the shrouds of collector favorites a new trend beginning to emerge﹣ the reintroduction of historically-overlooked artists to new audiences.

Corriere Della Sera

Corriere Della Sera

Charlotte Perriand conquers New York

Decmeber 18, 2018

Charlotte Perriand (1903 - 1999), a tireless traveler, would have surely appreciated this American trip. The New York gallery Venus Over Manhattan pays tribute to the queen of design, the only woman among the twentieth century greats - Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Jean Prouvé, Fernand Léger, Lucio Costa, Ernö Goldfinger and Kenzo Tange - with whom she collaborated.

Modern Magazine

Modern Magazine

Charlotte Perriand: Celebrating A Modernist's Legacy

December 18, 2018

The huge photograph of architect-designer Charlotte Perriand draped over the iconic Lc4 tubular and steel chaise lounge she designed in 1928 with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret and a wooden table that stands in front of it, crafted in the mid-century style that shaped her later career, provide a fitting introduction to the stunning exhibition Charlotte Perriand, on view at the Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Madison Avenue until January 12.

France-Amérique

France-Amérique

The Furniture of Charlotte Perriand

December 15, 2018

The gallery Venus Over Manhattan is presenting an exhibition dedicated to French designer Charlotte Perriand, one of the most famous interior architect of the 20th century, who led the design of all the interiors and furnishings of Le Corbusier’s projects and helped shape the Modernist movement.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Charlotte Perriand's midcentury furniture goes on view in New York City

December 11, 2018

Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) was a pioneer in using tubular steel to create mass-market furniture, helping shape the modernist movement.

The Spaces

The Spaces

Largest ever exhibition of Charlotte Perriand furniture goes on display in New York

December 11, 2018

A bumper exhibition of Charlotte Perriand’s pioneering furniture designs has gone display at New York’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery.

Artnet News

Artnet News

A $66,000 Pair of Scissors (That Don't Work) + 9 Other Unexpected Treasures at Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

December 7, 2018

From Rothkos to Rauschenbergs, Koonses to KAWSes, Art Basel Miami Beach always offers a plethora of billionaire-priced fare from the top of the art market.

Architect Magazine

Architect Magazine

New York Art Gallery Celebrates French Designer Charlotte Perriand's Legacy

December 3, 2018

Curated in collaboration with Laffanour Galerie Downtown in Paris, a new exhibition at the Venus Over Manhattan art gallery in New York shines a spotlight on the late French designer Charlotte Perriand's life and work.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

At Miami's Art Fairs, a Somber Mood Sets In

December 1, 2018

When the latest edition of the U.S.’s preeminent contemporary-art fair opens to the public on Thursday, it will be anchored by artworks tackling contentious issues like immigration, race and sexual violence.

Galerie Magazine

Galerie Magazine

Still the Main Attraction, Art Basel Returns to Miami Beach

November 30, 2018

There are at least a dozen noteworthy art and design fairs taking place in Miami and Miami Beach in December, but the mother of them all is Art Basel in Miami Beach.

ARTnews

ARTnews

Pop Shop Reboot, Tribute to Richard Gray Among Curated Offerings at Art Basel Miami Beach

November 29, 2018

Keith Haring once said of his Pop Shop in downtown Manhattan that he wanted it to be “a place where, yes, not only collectors could come, but also kids from the Bronx.”

Gotham To Go

Gotham To Go

Charlotte Perriand Exhibition at Venus Over Manhattan

November 29, 2018

Charlotte Perriand is one of the most famous designers of the twentieth-century. Her pioneering furniture and interiors helped shape the modernist movement.

Art Market Monitor

Art Market Monitor

Venus Over Manhattan Brings Maryan Personnage Paintings to Art Basel in Miami Beach

November 26, 2018

Venus Over Manhattan announce their Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition of Maryan’s “Personnage” paintings from his time in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s

The Architect's Newspaper

The Architect's Newspaper

A Lot of Charlotte: Charlotte Perriand furniture on view in New York City

November 26, 2018

One of the great joys of the New York gallery scene is that we often get museum-quality shows in commercial galleries. This is the case with the current Charlotte Perriand exhibit at the Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Madison Avenue.

Daniella on Design

Daniella on Design

Charlotte Perriand

November 13, 2018

When visiting the new exhibition Charlotte Perriand, organized by Laffanour / Galerie Downtown at Venus Over Manhattan, you cannot help but thinking of the memorable story of Charlotte Perriand (1903-99) at 24, when she walked into Le Corbusier’s atelier at 35 rue de Sèvres, asking him to hire her as a furniture designer, just to get his answer 'we don’t embroider cushions here.'

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Charlotte Perriand's Legacy Celebrated in a Show of Unprecedented Scope

November 9, 2018

Charlotte Perriand was, without a doubt, one of the most important designers of the 20th century. Yet, in a demonstration of the gender gap so prevalent in the art and design world of the 20th century, she isn’t a household name like Le Corbusier or Walter Gropius.

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Design Aplenty at Paris’s FIAC Art Fair

October 19, 2018

After a blockbuster week at Frieze and Frieze Masters in Regent’s Park, London, the art world’s descent on Paris (and, more specifically, FIAC, inside the Grand Palais) comes at a time of exciting renewal in the city across the cultural sphere.

La Croix

La Croix

45th edition of FIAC in Paris: a prosperous and unequal market

October 17, 2018

The art market, challenged by the recent provocation of Banksy, remains ourishing but dominated by large galleries at the expense of small and medium, at the time of the opening of the 45th edition of the International Fair of Contemporary Art (Fiac) in Paris.

Vogue Paris

Vogue Paris

5 Must-attend Events not to miss during FIAC

October 17, 2018

From the 18th to 21st of October, Paris will vibrate to the rhythm of the International Fair of Contemporary Art, installed as every year at the Grand Palais and extended outside the walls.

The New York Times

The New York Times

In a Busy Month for Art Fairs, FIAC Counts Collectors Among Its Treasures

October 17, 2018

The world’s art collectors, busily acquiring treasures, may not always realize that they are hot commodities themselves.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

In London, Collectors Get Fired Up For Ceramics

October 6, 2018

Asian collectors have long prized porcelain vases as much as paintings, but until recently, art lovers elsewhere largely treated ceramics like a second-class craft.

Artsy

Artsy

Peter and Sally Saul on How to Thrive as a Creative Couple

July 17, 2018

In Sally Saul's Together (2017), two happy polar bears stand side by side, holding hands. They look content (if a little befuddled), ready to face whatever the future might bring. 

ARTnews

ARTnews

This American Life: Cady Noland’s Art Feels More Prescient, Incisive, and Urgent Than Ever

March 27, 2018

"What’s great about this country,” Andy Warhol wrote in his 1975 tome, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, “is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest."

Daily Art Fair

Daily Art Fair

Mr. Unatural and Other Works from the Allan Frumkin Gallery (1952-1987)

February 22, 2018

Robert Arneson, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Jack Beal, Joan Brown, William N. Copley, Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, Red Grooms, Philip Guston, Robert Hudson, Maryan, Willard Midgette, Richard T. Notkin, Jim Nutt, Philip Pearlstein, Peter Saul, Richard Shaw, H.C. Westermann, William T. Wiley

The Brooklyn Rail

The Brooklyn Rail

Inside and Outside: Cady Noland and the Violence of the Everyday

February 7, 2018

There is nothing intentionally beautiful or soothing in the gallery space, just an anticipation of the kinetics of violence in the air.

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

The Violent Forms of Alexander Calder and Cady Noland

December 16, 2017

In its inaugural public showing, Alexander Calder’s large, late sculpture “Rhombus” (1972), currently on view at the Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Madison Avenue, anchors an exercise in curatorial theater.

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

"Kinetics of Violence: Alexander Calder + Cady Noland"

December 11, 2017

While it's fair to wonder whether Noland, a former it girl of the late '80s art world, even belongs in the same room as Calder, the premise behind the pairing of their sculptures - that inert obejcts can embody the physical dynamics of violence - is interesting enough.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

"Kinetics of Violence: Alexander Calder + Cady Noland"

December 8, 2017

If contemporary art is a love story, then Cady Noland is the one who got away.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

With Revolution On Hold, Vintage Dissent Reawakens In Four NY Shows: Arte Povera; Ashley Bickerton; Kara Walker; Alexander Calder & Cady Noland

November 24, 2017

It’s a truism that capitalism can subsume and make profitable even the critics and criticism that would tear capitalism apart.

Daily Art Fair

Daily Art Fair

Kinetics of Violence: Alexander Calder and Cady Noland

November 7, 2017

Kinetics of Violence: Alexander Calder + Cady Noland
curated by Sandra Antelo-Suarez

The New York Times Style Magazine

The New York Times Style Magazine

7 Great Things I Saw at Frieze and Frieze Masters

October 11, 2017

If you’re a mere art lover and not a collector, big art fairs can sometimes make you feel out of sorts.

Artforum

Artforum

Deep Frieze

October 9, 2017

THE GREAT GIFT Frieze London bestowed on art aficionados this year was to propel them into galleries and museums.

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

Frieze Spotlight 2017 at Frieze Masters 2017, London

October 6, 2017

Frieze Masters 2017 is hosting a special section titled the "Frieze Spotlight" which is on view at London's Regent Park. 

Artsy

Artsy

The 20 Best Booths at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

October 4, 2017

London’s Frieze has swung open its doors to commence the fall season.

ARTnews

ARTnews

Big Sales at Frieze Preview—$2.75 M. Koons, $2.5 M. Polke—Point to Continued Strength in London Market

October 4, 2017

Artnet News

Artnet News

Does Sex Sell When the Work Is Made by Women? Explicit Feminist Art Tests the Waters at Frieze

October 3, 2017

In 1973, Betty Tompkins packed up her latest paintings—tightly cropped images of couples having sex—and sent them to Paris for a gallery show. They never arrived.

Artforum

Artforum

Death Drive

October 2017

IN HIS 2016 BOOK Mémoires d’outre-France, Gavin Bowd, a lifelong Marxist and close friend of Michel Houellebecq, reminisced about a night spent drinking with the novelist in Paris’s thirteenth arrondissement.

Artwriting

Artwriting

Michel Houellebecq at Venus Over Manhattan

September 12, 2017

On June 3, 2017, the day after writer Michel Houellebecq’s exhibition, French Bashing, opened at Venus Over Manhattan, three Islamist terrorists killed eight people, and wounded 48 more, on London Bridge and in the nearby Borough Market. 

Texte zur Kunst

Texte zur Kunst

Trocadero Drift: John Kelsey on Michel Houellebecq at Venus Over Manhattan

September 2017

On a return trip to a five-star hotel that served as a location in his novel “The Map and the Territory” (2010), Michel Houellebecq took advantage of the escapades amoureuses on offer and signed up for a recommended balloon ride to survey the sprawl of hospital complexes, hypermarkets, and parking lots amid the rolling hills of otherwise bucolic Bourgogne.

Art and Cake LA

Art and Cake LA

CUNT at Venus Over Los Angeles

August 26, 2017

For those versed in feminist art history, Venus Over Los Angeles’s show CUNT, is an intimate art collection from six key players of the feminist art movement.

LA Weekly

LA Weekly

How the Female Artists of "CUNT" Are Reclaiming the Power of a Loaded Word

August 9, 2017

When Venus Over Los Angeles titled its summer show of six female artists “CUNT,” a sort of low buzz began among female art worlders in L.A.

Flaunt

Flaunt

Michel Houellebecq: Is that a Hot Dog in Your Literary Oeuvre, or Are You Just taking Photos and Eating Lobster?

July 28, 2017

“We feel nostalgia for a place simply because we’ve lived there; whether we lived well or badly scarcely matters."

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Michel Houellebecq's Cynicism Persists in His Photographs

July 28, 2017

Prolific French writer Michel Houellebecq is not one to shy away from controversy.

LA Weekly

LA Weekly

5 Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week

July 26, 2017

Artist Valie Export held a watch when she performed Touch Cinema in the late 1960s.

Wall Street International

Wall Street International

Cunt

July 23, 2017

Venus is pleased to present Cunt, an exhibition featuring work by Judith Bernstein, Valie Export, Dorothy Iannone, Marilyn Minter, Carolee Schneemann, and Betty Tompkins.

Collector Daily

Collector Daily

Michel Houellebecq: French Bashing @ Venus Over Manhattan

July 19, 2017

JTF (just the facts): A total of 31 color photographic works (30 single images and 1 triptych), unframed and mounted on aluminum, and alternately hung spotlit against black walls in the main gallery space/entry area and against white walls in the side room (with laminated tourist placemats covering the floor).

The Brooklyn Rail

The Brooklyn Rail

Michel Houellebecq: French Bashing

July 14, 2017

Michel Houellebecq is a wielder of blunt instruments.

ARTISHOCK

ARTISHOCK

CUNT: VAGINA AND REPRESENTATION OF THE FEMALE BODY

July 11, 2017

The history of women in art has been largely the story of women as subjects or as muse. A reality that seeks to put in check CUNT , the collective that opens this July 15 at the Venus Los Angeles gallery.

BMF TV

BMF TV

Michel Houellebecq laconic for his first exhibition in New York

July 6, 2017

The French writer was present in New York for the inauguration of his very first exhibition in the American city within the Venus gallery. 

Arts-NY

Arts-NY

French Bashing: First New York exhibition of photographs, photomontages and more by French writer Michel Houellebecq

June 28, 2017

Michel Houellebecq is undoubtedly the most talked about French writer.

L'oeil de la Photographie

L'oeil de la Photographie

Michel Houellebecq at Venus Gallery in New York

June 28, 2017

French novelist Michel Houellebecq is also a photographer.

The Village Voice

The Village Voice

For Michel Houellebecq, Bleakness Is a Brand

June 27, 2017

Michel Houellebecq appreciates an aerial view — but a low one, slightly askew, not too far off the ground.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Michel Houellebecq, The Photographer

June 19, 2017

Michel Houellebecq was at home the other afternoon. He lives in an apartment in a nineteen-seventies high-rise in the Thirteenth Arrondissement of Paris, a neighborhood of efficiency hotels and Asian grocery stores.

Artsy

Artsy

Controversial French Novelist Michel Houellebecq Photographs the Beauty of Our Brutal Society

June 15, 2017

There’s a description in the French writer Michel Houellebecq’s best novel, The Map and the Territory, that recurs to me often.

Vice x Garage Magazine

Vice x Garage Magazine

Nobody Will Make Us Do Yoga: A Conversation with Michel Houellebecq

June 12, 2017

About an hour into my conversation with Michel Houellebecq at VENUS over Manhattan, Adam Lindemann's Upper East Side gallery where Houellebecq photography exhibition "French Bashing" will be on display until August 4, Houellebecq wanted to go outside and have a cigarette.

Dreaming Of

Dreaming Of

The novelist Michel Houellebecq and his first exhibition

June 9, 2017

I know (and I love) Michel Houellebecq books. But I didn’t know he is an artist.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Michel Houellebecq's New Milieu

June 9, 2017

Two years ago, the French author Michel Houellebecq again found himself at the center of controversy with his novel “Submission,” in which an Islamic political party wins the French election in 2022.

die Welt

die Welt

New York shows Houellebecq's art

June 6, 2017

The French scandal author Michel Houellebecq has presented a selection of his works of art in the USA for the first time. 

Tagblatt

Tagblatt

Houellebecq is also an artist

June 5, 2017

Scandalous author Michel Houellebecq has presented a selection of his works of art in the USA for the first time. 

La Presse

La Presse

Michel Houellebecq exhibits in New York

June 6, 2017

Author, poet, filmmaker in his spare time, Michel Houellebecq is also a photographer.

Arterritory

Arterritory

The mysteries of le monde houellbecquien

June 6, 2017

Acclaimed author Michel Houellebecq is an “aging enfant terrible”[1] of French literature.

French Morning

French Morning

Michel Houellebecq in non-seduction operation in New York

June 5, 2017

Time goes by and Michel Houellebecq does not come. 

RDS

RDS

Houellebecq, Photographer, The Writer's Shots in New York

June 3, 2017

The French writer Michel Houellebecq lands overseas and does so in a visual artist shoes.  

The Literary Show Project

The Literary Show Project

Meeting Michel Houellebecq: Ceci n'est pas une interview

June 3, 2017

Last Friday, LSP met French lit star Michel Houellebecq in New York City at the opening of his first US art show "Michel Houellebecq: French Bashing," a miniature adaptation of his Paris 2016 exhibit "Rester Vivant" (To Stay Alive). 

Ouest France

Ouest France

Michel Houellebecq "bashe" France in New York

June 3, 2017

Michel Houellebecq shows for the first time his photographic skills in New York.

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Michel Houellebecq laconique pour sa première expo à New York

June 3, 2017

Michel Houellebecq était vendredi à New York pour inaugurer sa première exposition dans la métropole américaine, mais il a été peu disert et a même annulé au dernier moment une intervention, étant un peu souffrant.

Monopol Magazin

Monopol Magazin

Michel Houellebecq First Shows His Art in the USA

June 3, 2017

Dozens of photos and photomontages have been on display since Friday at Galerie Venus on the Upper East Side in New York.

Musée Magazine

Musée Magazine

Exhibition: Venus Over Manhattan - Michel Houellebecq: French Bashing

June 2, 2017

Exhibition: Venus Over Manhattan - Michel Houellebecq: French Bashing

Paper Magazine

Paper Magazine

11 Must-See Art Shows This Week

June 1, 2017

VENUS (980 Madison Avenue) opens the first US exhibition of photos and photomontages by French novelist Michael Houellebecq. 

The Local France

The Local France

France's bad boy of literature takes 'French Bashing' to New York

May 24, 2017

France's bad boy of literature, Michel Houellebecq, is about to open his first exhibition in the US, a multimedia work titled French Bashing that takes a mournful look at the country's “peri-urban” wastelands whose inhabitants vote largely for far-Right leader Marine Le Pen.

Le Figaro

Le Figaro

Michel Houellebecq Exhibits for the First Time in New York

May 24, 2017

After Staying Alive, at the Palais de Tokyo in 2016, a shrewd, obsessive and banal film director, the famous French writer, comes to the United States with a new version mixing photomontages and immersive soundscapes. 

Swisscom

Swisscom

Michel Houellebecq launches a new exhibition in the United States

May 24, 2017

Michel Houellebecq launches a new exhibition in the United States

 

Affaritaliani

Affaritaliani

Michel Houellebecq photographer, his exhibition in New York

May 24, 2017

He is not only a successful writer Michel Houellebecq: he has also been a filmmaker, actor, singer and photographer.

Artribune

Artribune

Even an exhibition for Michel Houellebecq. The writer, increasingly artist, arrives in New York

May 21, 2017

Houellebecq back to take care of the visual arts with a new project between paranoia and obsessions that exhibited for the first time in New York. 

Artnet News

Artnet News

Controversial Novelist Michel Houellebecq Is Coming to NYC

May 19, 2017

Following the author’s participation in Europe’s roving Manifesta 11 biennale and his major show at Paris’s Palais de Tokyo last June, American fans will finally get a chance to see the French novelist’s artworks at Adam Lindemann’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery in New York this summer.

Artillery

Artillery

Concrete Island - Venus Over Los Angeles

May 18, 2017

Not long ago, I recommended a show, entitled, Concrete Islands (plural), which, although it didn’t exactly shy from the allusion to J. G. Ballard’s dystopian novel of contemporary urban life, was more speci cally inspired by Marcel Broodthaers and the concrete ‘islands’ and chasms of language and meaning. 

The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper

Michel Houellebecq's French Bashing show marks US debut

May 18, 2017

Michel Houellebecq—the controversial, award-winning French author of novels including Atomised and Platform—is showing his photographs, photomontages and installations at Venus gallery in New York next month (2 June-4 August), marking his exhibition debut in the US.

Artnet News

Artnet News

In Uncertain Times, Galleries at Frieze New York Dig for Market Gold in Recent Art History

May 5, 2017

Amid an unsteady market, dealers and collectors turn to under-recognized names from the 1960s and '70s.

Artnet News

Artnet News

The 10 Most Spectacular Artworks at Frieze New York 2017

May 4, 2017

From the art to the prices, there's plenty to marvel at in this year's fair.

Artsy

Artsy

The Very Best of Frieze New York

May 4, 2017

The sixth edition of Frieze New York kicked off on Thursday morning at Randall’s Island, when an eager VIP preview crowd filtered into the fair’s expansive tent to visit over 200 galleries hailing from 30 countries and six continents.

Ssense

Ssense

L.A. is the Concrete Frontier

May 3, 2017

“Far from being the youngest, Los Angeles was the oldest city of the twentieth century, the Troy of its collective imagination. The ground courses of our deepest dreams were layered into its past among the filling stations and freeways.”
— J. G. Ballard, The Kindness of Women 

Art in America

Art in America

A Beckoning Angst

April 28, 2017

Bernard Buffet (1928–1999) was once seen as the quintessential young French postwar figurative painter.

The New York Times

The New York Times

11 Galleries to Visit Now on the Upper East Side and in Harlem

April 27, 2017

Most of Manhattan’s gallery neighborhoods are losing their shape as dealers pursue viable perches wherever they find them.

Art Agenda

Art Agenda

Concrete Island

April 25, 2017

Word on the street is they got the Crenshaw Cowboy. Into a gallery, that is.

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

Bernard Buffet at VENUS, New York

April 19, 2017

VENUS in New York is hosting Bernard Buffet's "Paintings from 1956 to 1999" on view through May 27, 2017. 

Artforum

Artforum

Review: Bernard Buffet

April 2017

Two admissions are needed to make the case for Bernard Buffet, a painter so long considered minor that his work is—or was—unredeemable even in the realm of camp taste: First, one must accept that painting is a serious vehicle for artistic expression; second, one must admit that anything sufficiently seen eventually comes to sit normatively in the eye. 

The New York Times

The New York Times

What 10 Gallery Crawlers Wore to a Downtown Los Angeles Opening

April 3, 2017

The art scene around Downtown Los Angeles has experienced phenomenal growth, with galleries opening in big warehouses along the Los Angeles River (and not without some local controversy).

Art Market Monitor

Art Market Monitor

Artelligence Podcast: Adam Lindemann on Bernard Buffet: Paintings from 1956 to 1999

April 2, 2017

Adam Lindemann discusses his Venus Over Manhattan gallery’s presentation of a survey of Bernard Buffet’s paintings. 

Contemporary Art Review

Contemporary Art Review

Concrete Island at Venus Over LA

March 30, 2017

Assembling a spectrum of work spanning six decades, Concrete Island is most fluent when it addresses contemporary vulnerabilities and concerns.

Autre

Autre

"Concrete Island" Group Exhibition @ Venus Los Angeles

March 14, 2017

"Welcome to Concrete Island: an overlooked city within a city, an entropical paradise where leisure is lean."

Berlin Art Link

Berlin Art Link

Interview // Occultism and the Berlin-L.A. Comparison: Curator Aaron Moulton

March 14, 2017

Since opening in the spring of 2015, the Venus gallery has occupied a spacious, formerly industrial space in the city’s Boyle Heights neighborhood: directly east of downtown and the Arts District, and across the snaking concrete Los Angeles river.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Zona Maco Brings New Life to Latin American Art

February 10, 2017

The fair goes beyond easy classifications in its 14th year.

Harper's Bazaar Mexico

Harper's Bazaar Mexico

Diás de Arte - VENUS New York/Los Angeles

February 2017

Fundada por Adam Lindemann, VENUS opera dos galerías con objetivos de programación separados. 

Artforum

Artforum

Must-See Shows

February 17, 2017

John McCracken Planks

The New York Times

The New York Times

For Sale: Condé Nast Treasures

January 4, 2017

Condé Nast Publications might be sitting on a gold mine: its archive of some eight million photographs and illustrations from Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue, Architectural Digest and other magazines. Now, given the tenuous state of the media industry, the company has plans to exploit it.

Juxtapoz Magazine

Juxtapoz Magazine

Holton Rower: Cutaways

January 2017

Holton Rower’s work has long been concerned with notions of accumulation and sequencing. 

Contemporary Art Daily

Contemporary Art Daily

Mike Kelley at Venus

December 15, 2016

VENUS is pleased to present Mike Kelley: Kandors, an exhibition of sculpture and related work by Mike Kelley from 2007.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Greetings From Kandor! Capital of Krypton!

November 30, 2016

The artist Mike Kelley may be most closely associated with the sculptures he made out of hand dolls and stuffed animals — ostensibly cheerful objects suffused with the sadness of his short life, given that he committed suicide in 2012 at 57.

 

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

Mike Kelly's 'Kandors' at Venus over Manhattan, New York

November 22, 2016

An exhibition of sculptures by Mike Kelley, titled “Kandors,” is on at Venus over Manhattan, New York till January 27, 2017. 

Artnet News

Artnet News

12 Must-See Gallery Shows on the Upper East Side During Auction Week

November 11, 2016

See some of our favorite shows right now.

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

The top five New York art shows this week

October 12, 2016

"Billy Al Bengston: My BSA 350CC GOLDSTAR & BLUE FOR AUB (get it?)"

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Datebook: Monuments made of cardboard, the Virgin of Guadalupe's legacy, the art of alchemy

October 6, 2016

A humble monument by a Swiss artist. The influence of one of Latin America’s most important religious icons. And the importance of alchemy in art. Plus: A paean to pop on the west side. Here are eight events to check out in the coming week. 

Artnet News

Artnet News

Billy Al Bengston Cements His Legacy at Venus Over Manhattan

October 5, 2016

The West Coast legend is showing in New York. 

Contemporary Art Review LA

Contemporary Art Review LA

Fort Greene at VENUS LA

October 5, 2016

Networks are today ubiquitous, whether familial, professional, or electronic; they give rise to interconnections, but can also breed uniformity and delimited worldviews.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Billy Al Bengston: Riding His Hog to the Brink of Pop Art

October 4, 2016

THE DAILY PIC: At Venus Over Manhattan, Billy Al Bengston's 1961 "motorcycle" paintings, from L.A., rival New York's Pop Art.

Autre

Autre

BILLY AL BENGSTON'S MOTORCYCLE PAINTINGS EXHIBITION @ VENUS OVER MANHATTAN IN NEW YORK

October 3, 2016

Venus Over Manhattan gallery is exhibiting both old and new works by legendary L.A. artist Billy Al Bengston.

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

Datebook: Fort Greene at VENUS, Los Angeles

September 27, 2016

“Fort Greene,” an exhibition featuring the artworks of multiple artists will run through October 29, 2016, at VENUS, Los Angeles. 

Creators Project

Cars: Cultural Icons—and Artistic Mediums?

August 9, 2016

Walking into VENUS, the year-old Los Angeles outpost of NY’s Venus Over Manhattan, you’ll probably feel like you’re at an auto trade show rather than an art gallery. 

We-Heart

We-Heart

Piston Head II at Venus Los Angeles

August 8, 2016

Renowned contemporary artists get their motors running at petrol-fuelled Los Angeles exhibition...

W Magazine

W Magazine

Sterling Ruby, Richard Prince, and More Go for a Ride at Venus Gallery

August 6, 2016

Cars and art have more in common than you think. That's the premise, anyway, of "Piston Head II: Artists Engage the Automobile," a new show at Venus gallery in the fitting location of Los Angeles.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

In the hood: Venus Over Los Angeles invites artists to turn cars into canvases

August 5, 2016

Few cultural symbols are more indicative of modern life than the automobile – particularly in Los Angeles, the city that grew around cars.

Creators Project

Creators Project

Sew a Secret Message into This Artwork - Before It's Too Late

August 4, 2016

If you want to sew a custom made message into one of Filipino participatory art pioneer David Medalla's new works, you better head to NYC's Venus Over Manhattan gallery in Manhattan, and soon. 

Art Market Monitor

Art Market Monitor

With Pistonhead 2 in LA, Adam Lindemann Builds Market for Artist Cars

August 3, 2016

In December of 2013, Adam Lindemann created a refreshingly original exhibition at the Herzog & de Meuron designed parking garage on Lincoln Road in Miami called Pistonhead.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Carbombz, Motorheads, and That Time Keith Haring Chose a Land Rover as a Canvas

August 3, 2016

How often does Mario Andretti get brought up at a VIP art opening?

WWD

WWD

Lapo Elkann Does Custom Cars for L.A. Art Exhibit, Talks Tech and Personalization in California

August 1, 2016

Lapo Elkann is spending the summer in California exploring what he loves most: cars and customization, plus technology and entertainment. 

Design Boom

Design Boom

Artists engage the automobile at LA's venus gallery

August 1, 2016

Exploring the relationship between art and automobile, LA’s venus gallery presents ‘piston head II’, an exhibition spotlighting the ways in which a car can be both a cultural icon and sculptural object.

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

When Art and Automobiles Collide, “Piston Head II”

July 28, 2016

Talk to a Ferrari or a Maserati car lover and they will argue passionately that these are sculptural objet d’art. 

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Sewn up: visitors are invited to embellish David Medalla's A Stitch in Time in New York

July 27, 2016

Standing on the elegant spiral staircase of London’s Apsley House, former home of the first Duke of Wellington, artist David Medalla is photographed holding a swathe of tattered yellow fabric. 

Classic Driver

Classic Driver

Art and cars collide at ‘Piston Head II’ exhibition in Los Angeles

July 27, 2016

The relationship between art and the automobile has become more and more prevalent in recent years.

Artnews

Artnews

9 ART EVENTS TO ATTEND IN NEW YORK CITY THIS WEEK

July 11, 2016

Opening: David Medalla at Venus
The second exhibition at Venus of work by the seminal kinetic and participatory artist David Medalla, this show will provide a holistic overview of Madella’s artistic practice, featuring paintings, photographs, sculpture and ephemera.

TimeOut

TimeOut

Andy Warhol "Little Electric Chairs"

June 19, 2016

Warhol is known for his Marilyns and Campbell’s Soup Cans, but his most disturbing and profound effort was undoubtedly the “Death and Disaster” series of the 1960s. 

The New York Times

The New York Times

Last Chance: Warhol, Basquiat and Other History Lessons

June 10, 2016

Right now the New York gallery world is awash in what are often called museum-quality shows.

Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar

#THELIST: ANNA FURNEY'S GUIDE TO SUMMER'S BEST EXHIBITS

June 7, 2016

From Los Angeles to Paris.

ARTNews

ARTNews

10 ART EVENTS TO ATTEND IN NEW YORK CITY THIS WEEK

May 2, 2016

Venus Over Manhattan will show “Little Electric Chairs”, a collection of eighteen paintings from Andy Warhol’s “Death and Disaster” series.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Empty chairs: Andy Warhol’s interest in mass media resurges with new meaning

May 6, 2016

Venus Over Manhattan has opened an Andy Warhol show, just in time for Frieze.

New York Observer

New York Observer

Frieze Week Edition: 25 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before May 9

May 3, 2016

An important part of Andy Warhol’s seminal “Death and Disaster” series—which also includes suicides, race riots and car crashes—the electric chair paintings were based on a news image of the deadly electric chair that was used to execute Julius and Ethel Rosenberg at New York’s Sing Sing Correctional Facility in 1953. 

TimeOut

TimeOut

"Fétiche"

April 8, 2016

Unlike the English word fetish, fétiche in French specifically means a charm embodying magical powers, a definition that serves as the jumping-off point for this disarming exhibit juxtaposing African and Oceanic ritual objects with works by modern and contemporary artists. 

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Lead jackets, copper snakeskins: The sculptural inventions of Elaine Cameron-Weir

March 30, 2016

The ouroboros, an ancient symbol composed of a snake or dragon eating its own tail, is central to 11 recent sculptures by New York-based Canadian artist Elaine Cameron-Weir in her solo debut at Venus Over Los Angeles.

Flaunt Magazine

Flaunt Magazine

Q&A: ELAINE CAMERON-WEIR EMERGES AS RELUCTANT ART STAR

March 15, 2016

Snake With Sexual Interest In Its Own Tail is on view at Venus Over Los Angeles through April.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Natural beauty: Elaine Cameron-Weir’s sculpture evokes the animal world

March 15, 2016

Venus Over Los Angeles has opened an exhibition of new work by the Canadian artist Elaine Cameron-Weir. Weir, born in 1985, is known for her interest in the natural world and her sculptural work is often described simply as ‘cinematic’.

Artsy

Artsy

The 50 Gallery Shows You Need to See This Spring

March 15, 2016

Spring is nearly here, and it’s time to look ahead. We’ve culled gallery listings worldwide to highlight 50 must-see exhibitions over the next three months, spanning 14 cities and ranging from historical surveys to cutting-edge contemporary work, from all-female group exhibitions to debut solo shows.

W Magazine

W Magazine

Artist Elaine Cameron-Weir Comes Out From Under the Radar

March 12, 2016

For the past nine months, the artist Elaine Cameron-Weir has been making snake with sexual interest in own tail, her solo exhibition that opened this week at Venus Over Los Angeles, powerhouse dealer Adam Lindemann's new gallery in Downtown L.A.

ArtNews

ArtNews

‘Fétiche’ at Venus, New York

March 8, 2016

“Fétiche” is on view at Venus in New York through Saturday, April 16.

Exhibition A

Exhibition A

"Fétiche" at Venus Over Manhattan

February 29, 2016

"Fétiche" at Venus Over Manhattan

New York Observer

New York Observer

Weekend Edition: 12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before February 29

February 25, 2016

This intriguing show makes an argument for artworks having the same mystical power as religious icons by combining pieces of modern and contemporary art with African and Oceanic artifacts.

Wall Street International

Wall Street International

FÉTICHE, February 26 – April 16, 2016 at VENUS New York

February 16, 2016

VENUS is pleased to present Fétiche, a group show juxtaposing contemporary Western art with historic African and Oceanic works to examine the literal power that art objects confer. 

Art in America

Art in America

H.C. Westermann

February 8, 2016

A cross-shaped wooden box on a pedestal faced the entrance to this exhibition of H.C. Westermann’s sculptures, prints and drawings at Venus (formerly Venus Over Manhattan). 

Artforum

Artforum

H.C. Westermann

February 2016

Lined three deep on a massive table, the H. C. Westermann sculptures in this exhibition were stunning in their craftsmanship, blistering in their satire, and sometimes, as in the case of Walnut Box, 1964—a walnut box filled with walnuts—just plain funny.

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

The Best Gallery Shows of 2015

December 18, 2015

In many ways 2015 was a year of historical return for New York’s galleries, with successful exhibitions of the Memphis group (“wacky, boldly kitsch-adjacent design”), Hollis Frampton (“penetrating, conceptually-oriented photography”), and septuagenarian Lynn Hershman Leeson (“started making alliances between art and science well before trendy millennial artists”). 

New York Observer

New York Observer

8 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before December 11

December 7, 2015

Even before there was Pop Art, Peter Saul was making it. Born in 1934, Saul gave birth to his idiosyncratic style while living in Paris and Rome in the late 1950s and early 1960s. 

In New York

In New York

On Exhibit: Fascinating Art Displays

December 2015

Asked what one of his blazingly original assemblages meant, artist H.C. Westermann (1922–1981) replied, “It puzzles me, too. How can I explain a work like that?” 

ArtNews

ArtNews

MYSTERY, ECCENTRICITY, AND GALLOWS HUMOR: MATTHEW WEINSTEIN ON MARK MANDERS AND H.C. WESTERMANN

November 24, 2015

Mark Manders’s work makes a good argument for banishing the term “contemporary.” It’s a silly term. 

SFAQ

SFAQ

See America First, H.C. Westermann at Venus Over Manhattan

November 23, 2015

Now on view at Venus Over Manhattan, See America First is an exhibition of over 80 sculptures and works on paper by H.C. Westermann created between 1953 and 1980. 

Artsy

Artsy

In the Studio: With Nike Shoes and Cigarettes, Katherine Bernhardt Codifies Our Contemporary Hieroglyphs

November 21, 2015

Despite her having just closed three concurrent solo shows at the New York and L.A. locales of Venus (formerly Venus Over Manhattan and Venus Over Los Angeles) and Carl Freedman, the long, narrow space is bursting at the seams with brightly colored, electric paintings of watermelons, sharks, and bananas.

Artforum

Artforum

Must-See New York

November 20, 2015

Consider that Westermann was a veteran of two major battles of the twentieth century - World War II and the Korean War - and those "charming little robots and Shaker-style objects that people call "nice" and "cute suddenly seem a lot more funereal, prosthetic, terrified. 

The New York Times

The New York Times

Museum and Gallery Listings for Nov. 13-19

November 13, 2015

H.C. Westermann: 'See America First: Works from 1953-1980' (through Dec. 19) No one who cares about contemporary art should miss this terrific exhibition of sculptures, drawings, prints and illustrated letters by H.C. Westermann. 

Autre

Autre

11 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ARTIST KNOWN AS H.C. WESTERMANN

November 9, 2015

"See America First," a comprehensive exhibition of sculptures and drawings by the late, great H.C. Westermann, is on view now at Venus Over Manhattan. The installation features a wide range of Westermann's work, spanning from 1953 to 1980. Here are 11 Things You Need To Know about the artist before you visit the exhibition:

The New York Times

The New York Times

An H.C. Westermann Retrospective Melds Humor and Provocation

November 5, 2015

“Homage to American Art (Dedicated to Elie Nadelman)” is one of 38 sculptures in “See America First,” a terrific exhibition of works by the great American visionary H. C. Westermann (1922–1981) at Venus (formerly Venus Over Manhattan).

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Market News

November 3, 2015

One of the latest hot young artists from America to grace these shores is Katherine Bernhardt, whose new paintings have virtually sold out at Carl Freedman’s Shoreditch gallery. 

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

American major: rare survey of H.C. Westermann’s post-war works on show

November 3, 2015

What does America look like? It depends on your perspective. 

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

The top five New York art shows this week

November 3, 2015

Check out our suggestions for the best art exhibitions you don’t want to miss, including gallery openings and more

ArtDaily

ArtDaily

Exhibition of sculptures and works on paper by H.C. Westermann opens at Venus Over Manhattan

November 3, 2015

NEW YORK, NY.- Venus presents See America First, an exhibition of sculptures and works on paper by American artist, H.C. Westermann (b. Los Angeles, 1922–1981).

Paper Magazine

Paper Magazine

9 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week

October 29, 2015

Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Avenue) has a show by "eccentric art world maverick" H.C. Westermann called "See America First" opening on November 2nd, 6 to 8 p.m., and up until December 19th. 

Contemporary Art Daily

Contemporary Art Daily

Katherine Bernhardt at Venus Over Manhattan

October 24, 2015

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Pablo and Efrain, an exhibition of new work by painter Katherine Bernhardt, on view beginning September 9, 2015.

Cultured Mag

Cultured Mag

Island Living: Interview with Katherine Bernhardt

October 10, 2015

Katherine Bernhardt, whose FRUIT SALAD—a mural covering the exterior of Venus Over Los Angeles in downtown L.A led to a stream of selfies this summer—is back with a new series of still-life paintings installed at Venus Over Manhattan. The exhibition, “Pablo and Efrain,” is named after twin artists Bernhardt met during a recent residency in Puerto Rico.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Why Have There Been No Great Women Bad-Boy Artists? There Have Been, of Course. But the Art World Has Refused to Recognize Them

September 29, 2015

Dana Schutz and Katherine Bernhardt are among the liveliest American painters to emerge in this country in 15 years, and both opened big new shows over two nights a few weeks ago.

Artspace

Artspace

"The Best Painters Don't Intellectualize Their Art": Katherine Bernhardt on Her New Paintings, & Why She Loves the Tropics

September 19, 2015

After bursting onto the contemporary art scene with her thickly-painted portraits of magazine models, Katherine Bernhardt turned her attention to making "pattern paintings": large-scale works that present banal store-bought products such as toilet paper, Doritos chips, and cigarettes in jazzy, semi-abstract combinations that bring to mind doodles or graffiti.

Autre

Autre

KATHERINE BERNHARDT "PABLO AND EFRAIN" AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

September 14, 2015

I find myself drawn towards artist Katharine Bernhardt’s work in spite of an inner resistance I feel towards work that could be described as “cute” in the most basic of ways.

Artforum

Artforum

Katherine Bernhardt

September 11, 2015

Katherine Bernhardt first gained notice for her drippy portraits of supermodels, which, like the paintings of some of her contemporaries in figuration—Sophie von Hellermann and Chantal Joffe, say—ply aggressively unfussy paint.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Critic's Pick

September 2015

Critic's Pick: Katherine Bernhardt

 

Artnet News

Artnet News

2015 Fall Art Preview: The 28 New York Exhibitions Everyone Should See

August 28, 2015

Bernhardt's work was inspired by a trip to Puerto Rico, so be prepare for lots of flora, fauna, and fruit along with the occasional non sequitur, like cigarettes and toilet paper. 

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Katherine Bernhardt’s Fruit Salad Mural Graces the Walls of Venus Over Los Angeles

July 31, 2015

A Los Angeles gallery gets a new look, thanks to Katherine Bernhardt’s Fruit Salad mural

Autre

Autre

Katherine Bernhardt: Fruit Salad @ Venus Over Los Angeles

July 28, 2015

Venus Over Los Angeles presents, Katherine Bernhardt: Fruit Salad, a large mural covering the exterior walls of the L.A. gallery; a public iteration of her signature wildly colorful still life patterned paintings.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Katherine Bernhardt’s Funky Fruit Salad Mural Enlivens LA Art Hotspot

July 27, 2015

Katherine Bernhardt‘s Fruit Salad, while certainly a feast for the eyes, isn’t necessarily the kind of summer treat you’d want to eat.

W Magazine

W Magazine

Island Spray

July 27,2015

Inspired by her frequent residencies in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the city’s colorful La Perla slums, the artist Katherine Bernhardt recently shifted the focus of her object-based paintings.

Artforum

Artforum

New York Reviews: Peter Saul | Venus Over Manhattan

Summer 2015

The wonderful exhibition “Peter Saul: From Pop to Punk”—challenging, engrossing, troubling—which consisted of sixteen ambitious paintings and five equally ambitious drawings from the 1960s and ’70s, was woefully mistitled: There was nothing waywardly adolescent about this show, nothing punk, as I understand the meaning of both word and style.

Art in America

Art in America

Peter Saul

May 28, 2015

I doubt Peter Saul will ever get his critical due as the significant painter of his generation that he is. Like Robert Colescott, another artist who did not hesitate to offend in his skewering of U.S. culture, Saul has never toed the line of art-world taste (or tastefulness), remaining staunchly figurative and political, and a painter to the core.

W Magazine

W Magazine

Young at Art

May 11, 2015

Last fall in New York, one of the most talked about works at the Independent Projects art fair was a fountain of foaming soap bubbles. As mountains of suds rose and fell, the sculpture, Cloud Canyons, continually morphed into different shapes.

W Magazine

W Magazine

False Grit

May 8, 2015

The American cowboy died, by most accounts, in 1999 when the Marlboro Man was forever laid to rest by the ban on tobacco billboards.

Interview Magazine

FRONTIER MYTHOLOGY

May 8, 2015

“The cowboy has been written about as if it were the pinnacle of freedom … In fact, it was a sleepless drudgery almost beyond imagination.”

Creators Project

Creators Project

Peter Saul is Older (and Cooler) Than Your Favorite Artist

April 20, 2015

Peter Saul is probably older—and cooler—than your favorite artist. Last Friday night at Neuehouse, he and contemporary art star Joe Bradley took part in a conversation moderated by Dallas Art Fair founder Chris Byrne. 

Artnet News

Artnet News

City Slicker: Cowboy Fanatic Dylan Brant Curates Show at Venus Over Manhattan

April 20, 2015

On a recent afternoon, Dylan Brant, stepson of media mogul and art collector Peter Brant, whom he refers to as “Dad,” was in the office at Venus Over Manhattan, Adam Lindemann’s gallery on the Upper East Side. Brant was preparing for a show he curated that opens next month at the gallery.

New York Observer

New York Observer

5 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 20

April 16, 2015

Now, here’s an interesting pairing. Peter Saul, who has a mad funhouse of a show up at Venus Over Manhattan, will be talking to one of this decade’s most prominent market darlings, Joe Bradley.

Artforum

Artforum

Critics' Picks: New York

April 10, 2015

Caught up in the fluorescent reds, acidic greens, and woozy ultramarine blues coating erotic entanglements of cartoons and classical figuration, politics and fantasy, in these acrylic and oil canvases, you could just miss the black marker insignia “SAUL ’68” on Target Practice. 

The Indypendent

The Indypendent

Psychedelic ‘Pictures with Problems’

April 9, 2015

In August 1970, civil rights activist Angela Davis became the third woman ever to be placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list.

The Paris Review

The Paris Review

Pictures with Problems

March 31, 2015

“From Pop to Punk,” a show at Venus over Manhattan featuring his work from the sixties and seventies, brims with candy-colored violence and lush, vibrant grotesqueries.

Purple Fashion Magazine

Purple Fashion Magazine

PETER SAUL “FROM POP TO PUNK” EXHIBITION AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN, NEW YORK

March 30, 2015

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Peter Saul’s Hair-Raising Attacks

March 29, 2015

Peter Saul’s anarchic imagination is a singular phenomenon in American art.

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

"From Pop to Punk: Peter Saul"

March 26, 2015

Even before there was Pop Art, Peter Saul was making it. Born in 1934, Saul gave birth to his idiosyncratic style while living in Paris and Rome

Arnet News

Arnet News

David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for March

March 19, 2015

“Peter Saul: From Pop to Punk” is a stunning, museum-quality survey of Peter Saul’s early work, from 1961 to 1973.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Museum & Gallery Listings for March 20-26

March 19, 2015

Peter Saul: ‘From Pop to Punk’ (through April 18) This selection of paintings and drawings owned by Allan Frumkin (1927-2002), Mr. Saul’s longtime dealer (30 years), brings a new clarity to Mr. Saul’s early development. 

The New York Times

The New York Times

Review: ‘Peter Saul: From Pop to Punk,’ a Firebrand Willing to Offend

March 12, 2015

The New York art dealer Ileana Sonnabend once avowed — somewhat self-servingly — that the best collectors are people in her line of work. Every so often the evidence mounts, as it does with “Peter Saul: From Pop to Punk” at Venus Over Manhattan.

ArtNews

ArtNews

Vintage Violence: Peter Saul on a Show of His 1960s Paintings at Venus Over Manhattan

March 11, 2015

“A lot of these I haven’t seen since I sent them off!” the painter Peter Saul announced as he walked briskly around an exhibition of his work from the 1960s and early ‘70s at the Upper East Side’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery.

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

Escape the Ugliness of Everyday Life with Erik Parker's Beautifully Warped Work

March 9, 2015

The latter inclination was revealed when discussing Saul’s current show at Venus Over Manhattan, comprised of works made in the 1960s.

 

Artnet News

Artnet News

10 Powerful Women Artists Breaking Social Taboos—And Loving It

March 6, 2015

Women artists are finding power in extreme exhibitionism.

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

UFOs, Making Love: Peter Saul Keeps It Interesting

February 25, 2015

Peter Saul is a national treasure, a man who still, at the age of 80, is making exuberantly perverse paintings of the really important stuff — like pastries, having sex with each other.

Phaidon

Phaidon

Peter Saul is being given his due, belatedly, at the age of 80

February 19, 2015

"I'm a nutcase when I get in the studio!"

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Meet Peter Saul, The Art World’s Resident Octogenarian Rebel

February 17, 2015

Peter Saul may be 80 years old, but inside he feels like a 14-year-old boy. Since the 1950s, Saul has offended, grossed out and entranced the art world with his neon infused, cartoon snarls, jam-packed with gore, psychosexual mumbo jumbo and all kinds of visual excess.

Artnet News

Artnet News

David Ebony's Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for November

November 21, 2014

While Maurizio Cattelan is supposed to be retired, and hasn’t shown anything new in a few years, his previously exhibited works never looked as fresh and new as they do recycled here in this smart and engaging two-part show, “Cosa Nostra.” Organized by Venus Over Manhattan founder and sometime musician Adam Lindemann, the exhibition features 20 of Cattelan’s greatest hits.

Vogue

Vogue

With Shows on Two Continents and a Film in the Works, Maurizio Cattelan Is Having a Moment

November 18, 2014

This season’s post-war and contemporary art sales might be over here in New York, but “Cosa Nostra,” as Sotheby’s S/2 and Venus Over Manhattan are calling their joint Maurizio Cattelan exhibition, is still very much on view.

Vice

Vice

Bubbling 'Cloud Canyons' Come to New York

November 10, 2014

David Medalla's iconic Bubble Machine is on display at the Independent New York art fair.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Art provocateur Maurizio Cattelan sells off a slice of history in New York

November 10, 2014

Despite his much-publicised retirement in 2012, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has far from disappeared. There are several quirky collaborations on the go, like the artzine ToiletPaper, created with photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari.

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

10 PICKS FROM INDEPENDENT PROJECTS NEW YORK

November 8, 2014

Whether a person is buying or not, art fairs are great for perusing the latest and greatest on the market. In essence, they’ve become sprawling pop-ups with a blend and diversity of work impossible to find or replicate elsewhere.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Jerry Saltz Recommends the Best Art at Independent Projects

November 8, 2014

It’s not clear whether the art world, or even the New York art world, needs another art fair. There are already scores of them, and some of our bigger galleries participate in as many as 20 a year. But the intrepid organizers of the smaller, edgier fair known as the Independent evidently think we do. Independent Projects, which opened last night, is taking a newish form and will last ten days instead of the usual four or five.

W Magazine

W Magazine

All’s Not Fair at Independent Projects

November 7, 2014

New York does not need another art fair, but Independent Projects, a new spinoff from the Independent Art Fair held in March, is not just another art fair. Opening today in Chelsea’s former Dia building, it brings together 40 international galleries with focused, mostly monographic shows that will remain on view to the public through November 15.

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

Independent Projects: The Fair That’s Not

November 7, 2014

Independent Projects opened last night at 548 West 22nd Street in Manhattan, billed as a unique mix of art fair and traditional exhibition (and touted by curatorial advisor Matthew Higgs as an assortment of “40 solo shows”).

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

An Alternative to the Art Fair Marathon

November 7, 2014

Started by the creators of the Independent, Armory Week’s alterna-fair, and taking place in the same location, the former Dia Art Foundation building on West 22nd Street in Chelsea, Independent Projects simultaneously builds on and slims down its sister fair’s model.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Independent Projects Unveils New Art Fair Concept: A Show

November 7, 2014

The art fair has become a primary vehicle for viewing and selling art, but this doesn’t mean it’s a static form. Independent Projects, a hybrid art fair and exhibition installed in the former Dia Art Foundation space on West 22nd Street in Chelsea, is a welcome mutation.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Independent Projects Hosts a Winning Mix of Galleries

November 6, 2014

Tied to the auctions, the fair brings in the secondary market.

Forbes

Forbes

Watch: The Trailer for Upcoming Maurizio Cattelan Documentary

November 6, 2014

This week, Maurizio Cattelan, the artist who is known for his irreverent pieces will open a survey of his work at two venues, Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery tonight, and on November 7 at Venus Over Manhattan.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The Culture List

November 4, 2014

Stepping into the darkly lit gallery, we had the distinct impression that proprietor Adam Lindemann has as much fun installing this show as the now retired Cattelan did making the sculptures. 

New York Observer

New York Observer

You Can Now Watch the Trailer for 'Maurizio Cattelan: The Movie'

November 4, 2014

"He once told me that he cooked a cat with a priest in Milan," says writer Dodi Kazanjian, at the start of the trailer for "Maurizio Cattelan: The Movie." "I asked him if he ate it, and he said he did."

Vice

Vice

Watch the Trailer for 'Maurizio Cattelan: The Movie'

November 4, 2014

In "Maurizio Cattelan: The Movie," director Maura Axelrod provides a window into the life of the conceptual artist.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Take a Peek at Art World Prankster Maurizio Cattelan’s Documentary

November 4, 2014

Fifteen years in the making, a new documentary about Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan is set to be released in the summer of 2015.

ArtNews

ArtNews

Please Enjoy This Trailer For ‘Maurizio Cattelan: The Movie’

November 4, 2014

Whether you love him or hate him, implies the trailer for a new documentary about Maurizio Cattelan, you’re probably going to want to watch a movie about him. Which is maybe true!

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Two Exhibitions Give Alexander Calder Works a Fresh Look

October 31, 2013

Venus Over Manhattan and Salon 94 in New York City put the artist’s works on dramatic display

Art Media Agency

Art Media Agency

Sotheby's S|2 Gallery & Venus Over Manhattan to show Maurizio Cattelan

October 17, 2014

Sotheby's S|2 Gallery & Venus Over Manhattan, New York, are to show "Maurizio Cattelan: Cosa Nostra," from 30 October until 26 November, 2014. 

New York Times

New York Times

Inside Art

October 16, 2014

Nearly 337,000 people visited the Guggenheim Museum in New York to see the Maurizio Cattelan retrospective, which opened in 2011. Wild and wacky, it featured many of this Italian artist’s much loved sculptures — an old woman stuffed in a refrigerator, a pope felled by a meteorite, the rear end of a taxidermied horse and the artist himself as a boy riding a tricycle — all hanging from ropes down the center of the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda.

Observer

Observer

Independent Art Fair Battles the Auctions With Star Power

October 15, 2014

On a recent afternoon, the directors of a small Contemporary art gallery were reviewing the list of dealers participating in the art fair Independent Projects, which opens to the public on November 7. Independent, the somewhat alternative four-year-old fair has historically featured galleries devoted to emerging and early-mid-career artists, and the dealers were predicting the usual scruffy suspects.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

To Do: October 8–22, 2014

October 5, 2014

Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.

The New York Times

The New York Times

'Fire!'

October 2, 2014

“Fire!” is an ebullient if overly familiar survey of sculptures and vessels in glazed ceramics and sometimes glass that has been organized by Michaela de Pury and her husband, Simon de Pury, the former chairman and chief auctioneer of Phillips de Pury & Company. It has dazzling variety: function, nonfunction, abstract representation, all kinds of color and also transparency.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Simon's World...On Instagram

September 19, 2014

Take a peek into the life of auctioneer, collector, and artnet News columnist Simon de Pury. Via his Instagram, he will be sharing a bit of glamour and a bit of excitement with us—whether he’s trotting the globe or on the scene closer to home.

Paper Magazine

Paper Magazine

10 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week

September 17, 2014

Venus Over Manhattan opens a group show of contemporary ceramics called "FIRE!" on Wednesday, September 17, 6 to 9 p.m.  The exhibition was curated by de Pury de Pury -- aka Simon de Pury and his wife Michaela -- and includes works by Ai Weiwei, Sterling Ruby, Rosemarie Trockel, Takuro Kuwata and more. 

Observer

Observer

Simon de Pury Fury: The Mod Auction King’s Two Hot Shows

September 17, 2014

Down the hall, at Venus Over Manhattan Gallery, there’s a group show curated by Mr. de Pury, this one called “Fire!,” named such because each piece is kiln-made or glass-blown—believe it or not, it’s a ceramics show. So he’s got the whole floor.

Observer

Observer

10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before September 19

September 15, 2014

A year and a half after stepping down as the head of Phillips, Simon de Pury has curated a ceramics show alongside his wife Michaela

ArtNews

ArtNews

9 Events to Attend in New York’s Art World This Week

September 15, 2014

Simon de Pury curates a show of ceramics at the ever hot Venus Over Manhattan. An art world crucible if there ever was one.

W Magazine

W Magazine

All Fired Up

September 12, 2014

After auctioneer Simon de Pury resigned in 2012 as the chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, he moved into brokering private art deals—a very discreet business. But on September 18 the charming macher will be back in the spotlight, with “Fire!,” an exhibition he curated at Venus Over Manhattan, Adam Lindemann’s New York gallery.

Frame Web

Frame Web

FIRE! at Venus Over Manhattan by de Pury de Pury

September 9, 2014

Art dealer and auctioneer Simon de Pury is making his first foray into the art world since his departure from Phillips de Pury & Company in early 2013. Under the name de Pury de Pury, Simon and his wife Michaela have curated an exhibition of ceramic and glass works entitled FIRE!, at New York’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Your Weekly Art Agenda: Editor’s Picks

September 15, 2014

“Fire!” Curated by de Pury de Pury at Venus Over Manhattan

The New York Times Style Magazine

The New York Times Style Magazine

Cavalier and Clay

September 2, 2014

Simon de Pury makes his art-world comeback with a sensational ceramics show.

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

18 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York This September

August 14, 2014

Whitewall

Whitewall

The Life of The Journal At Venus Over Manhattan

July 8, 2014

The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan includes commissioned works from the gallery’s 21 current and former artists celebrating the zine and subsequent gallery.

Paper Magazine

Paper Magazine

9 Must See Art Shows Opening This Week

May 29, 2014

Adam Lindemann's Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Avenue) opens a group show this week by 21 artists that defined The Journal Gallery. 

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

THE JOURNAL OF MICHAEL NEVIN AND JULIA DIPPELHOFER

May 29, 2014

For the last 15 years, the journal magazine has reflected New York’s underground art and culture scenes with uncanny insight.

Cool Hunting

Cool Hunting

THE JOURNAL AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

May 28, 2014

THE NEWEST EXHIBITION AT THE MADISON AVENUE SPACE CELEBRATES ANOTHER GALLERY IN ADDITION TO PROMISING YOUNG ARTISTS

The New York Times Style Magazine

The New York Times Style Magazine

Reflections on the Magic of the Journal Gallery, From the Artists Who Show There

May 28, 2014

Julia Dippelhofer had come to the United States from Germany to work as an au pair when she met Michael Nevin in a photography class at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Mass. Then 19, Nevin had recently started a photocopied zine out of his dorm called The Journal that was dedicated to his twin passions: snowboarding and art.

Contemporary Art Daily

Contemporary Art Daily

Raymond Pettibon at Venus Over Manhattan

May 21, 2014

Since the 1970s, Los Angeles-based artist Raymond Pettibon has been metabolizing America – its history, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality – in a barrage of drawings and paintings in a style born of comic books and the “do-it-yourself” aesthetic of Southern California punk rock album-covers, concert flyers, and fanzines.

Artforum

Artforum

Critics' Picks: New York

May 2014

Raymond Pettibon’s oeuvre of drawings presents its ambivalent attitude to avant-garde resistance by illustrating acts of sexual or violent depravity via mainstream American iconography, produced at an industrial scale and rate of production.

Artslant

Artslant

Surf's Up! Raymond Pettibon's Surfers Take Manhattan

April 21, 2014

Presently, the walls of the Venus Over Manhattan gallery are covered in every oceanic shade of blue, aqua, and green, drenching the concrete space with waves of intense cool. More than forty frames—some larger than chalkboards, some the size of table menus—fill Are Your Motives Pure?, an exhibition comprised solely of the surfer paintings Raymond Pettibon has made since 1985.

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

"Are Your Motives Pure? Raymond Pettibon Surfers 1987-2012"

April 11, 2014

Unlike the free spirits depicted in this 25-year survey of Raymond Pettibon’s paintings and watercolors on paper, the artist and former L.A. punk-scene habitué doesn’t actually surf.

Purple Fashion Magazine

Purple Fashion Magazine

Raymond Pettibon's Surfers 1985-2013

April10, 2014

The New York Times Style Magazine

The New York Times Style Magazine

Raymond Pettibon’s Surf Paintings Ride Into Manhattan

April 7, 2014

Just in time for the winter thaw, the uptown gallery Venus Over Manhattan has opened “Are Your Motives Pure?,” a show of surfer paintings by the artist and cult punk-rock illustrator Raymond Pettibon.

Widewalls

Widewalls

Are Your Motives Pure?

April 5, 2014

Los Angeles came as a natural base to Raymond Pettibon, an artist who has been portraying the American society since the 70s.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Raymond Pettibon’s Surf Paintings Are Pure Punk Poetry

April 4, 2014

When people think of Southern California, sun-drenched images of palm trees and epic ocean waves come to mind. But L.A. is more than just a scenic beach postcard. Take those ocean waves and mix in some baseball players and pinup girls, punk rock energy, D.I.Y. aesthetics and a Dada state of mind.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The Culture List: Surf Paintings, Gauguin on Vacation, and Victorian Sex Appeal

April 4, 2014

The big-wave dramas played out in Raymond Pettibon’s surfer paintings must be seen in person, and you’re in luck, because there’s a dynamo collection going on view at Venus Over Manhattan.

Paper Magazine

Paper Magazine

9 Must-See Art Openings This Weekend in NYC

April 3, 2014

Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Avenue) opens a major show of Raymond Pettibon's surfer paintings called "Are Your Motives Pure?" on Thursday, April 3rd, 6 to 8 p.m. 

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

The Journal Gallery Celebrates 10 Years of Influential Shows

April 3, 2014

Venus Over Manhattan celebrates a decade of the Journal Gallery’s contributions to the contemporary art scene

W Magazine

W Magazine

Spring Breakers

April 2, 2014

Astride giant swells or a still ocean, it’s a welcome break from this eternal winter to visit the shore with two new exhibitions.

Whitewall Magazine

Whitewall Magazine

Top Exhibitions Opening This Week in New York (March 31 – April 6)

April 2, 2014

This exhibition will focus exclusively on Raymond Pettibon’s “surfer paintings.”

We Heart

We Heart

Surfer paintings of Raymond Pettibon are awash with action and natural power...

March 28, 2014

Balanced somewhere between a spiritual adventurer and an adrenaline junkie, the surfer is a Californian icon and the hero of Raymond Pettibon’s symbolic works, currently being revisited at Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Glass Magazine

Glass Magazine

First exhibition dedicated to Raymond Pettibon’s Surfers

March 25, 2014

Venus Over Manhattan will present the first exhibition dedicated to Raymond Pettibon’s acclaimed “surfer paintings”. Are Your Motives Pure? brings together 40 works from 1987-2012, and includes small, monochrome India ink paintings to vibrant, large-scale paintings up to ten feet wide.

New York Observer

New York Observer

Spring Arts Preview: Top 10 Gallery Shows

March 17, 2014

This show at Venus Over Manhattan, the gallery owned by Observer columnist Adam Lindemann, focuses on the draftsman’s most thrilling series: fearsome, engulfing waves on which lone, brave surfers ride, tempting death.

Art Review

Art Review

Baby it's cold outside: David Everitt Howe picks four shows to see in New York in February

February 1, 2014

Adept at making the most ordinary, industrial materials into striking statements about collective cultural values – such as bathroom counters and vinyl siding taken thrillingly out of context – Charles Harlan is taking over avant-garde, Upper East Side hotspot Venus Over Manhattan (a geographical paradox, if ever there was one), where visitors will be greeted by a ten-foot, roll-down gate, before being forced to navigate a claustrophobic passageway formed from an ‘endless wall of corrugated steel’, as Harlan puts it.

Observer

Observer

10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before February 15

February 1,2014

“Upon arriving at Venus Over Manhattan, visitors will be greeted by Harlan’s 10-foot roll-down gate, a barrier to circumnavigate to a new world. The gallery’s main space is enclosed, in Harlan’s words, ‘in an endless wall of corrugated steel’ that runs parallel to the perimeter walls, without any doors or windows offering access to what lies within the structure.

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

Charles Harlan, Ishtar

February 1, 2014

Harlan's site-specific installation may frustrate some viewers, but it does raise interesting points about the psychology of space.

Art Market Monitor

Art Market Monitor

Adam Lindemann Fires on All Cylinders

December 23, 2013

You have to acknowledge Adam Lindemann’s skill. In a short time, Venus Over Manhattan has become a reference-setting gallery with pop-up locations in Miami and who knows where else?

Vernissage TV

Vernissage TV

Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile / Venus Over Manhattan in Miami Beach

December 20, 2013

“… a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Nike of Samothrace.” declared artist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in his Futurist Manifesto of 1909. Not just the Futurists were inspired by the machine that for over 125 fascinates people. Many artists have a passion for cars, and create art influenced by the automobile.

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Seeing Calder Through His Shadows

December 17, 2013

Walking into Calder Shadows, on view at Venus Over Manhattan, I felt the same childish camaraderie with the artist, only this time it held fear of the bogeyman.

Road and Track

Road and Track

Photos: Piston Head Miami Art Exhibition

12/9/13

View photos from Piston Head, the car art exhibition.

 

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

The 10 Best Art Shows of the Year

December 8, 2013

Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument; Trisha Baga at Greene Naftali and the Whitney; William Copley and Bjarne Melgaard at Venus Over Manhattan; Trisha Donnelly at MoMA and Rosemarie Trockel at the New Museum, lingering from the end of 2012; and Banksy’s month of art in New York. Just kidding about that last one.

Artslant

Artslant

High-Octane Art Fare for Miami Art Week

December 8, 2013

Cars have been a fascination for artists since they sputtered onto the road. They are cultural objects, gleaming social markers, symbolic vessels of all that is modernity.

Art Fag City

Art Fag City

Venus Over Manhattan Delivers Art in the Form of Cars

December 7, 2013

Take an elevator to the 7th floor of an open-air parking garage, and you’ll find Piston Head, an exhibition of over a dozen artist-designed cars, motorcycles, and trucks shipped from all over the world. It takes a whole lot of money to make that happen—and it’s that very same display of wealth that perfectly sums up the Miami art fairs.

The Miami Herald

The Miami Herald

13 things you better not miss at Basel

December 6, 2013

With so much art swirling around the downtown-Miami Beach axis this week, it’s hard to know where to start. This year, the art itself feels especially interesting --- and yes, even worth braving the traffic! Here are a few of our must-see choices.
Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/visual-arts/art-basel/article1958275.html#storylink=cpy
 

Purple Fashion Magazine

Purple Fashion Magazine

“PISTONHEAD: ARTISTS ENGAGE THE AUTOMOBILE” GROUP SHOW AT MIAMI ART BASEL, MIAMI

December 6, 2013

“PISTONHEAD: ARTISTS ENGAGE THE AUTOMOBILE” GROUP SHOW AT MIAMI ART BASEL, MIAMI

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Full throttle: a fleet of supercharged art cars goes on show in Miami

December 4, 2013

The link between cars and art has always been strong. While the Italian Futurists - perhaps the first movement to really engage with the rapid motorisation of the world - hailed the vision of speed, chaos, dust and destruction the motor car promised, others have embraced it for purely sybaritic reasons; fast cars are one of the perks of fame, fortune and an unconventional approach to life.

W Magazine

W Magazine

Speed Freaks

December 4, 2013

For its first ever runway show, held on a massive pier off New York’s West Side Highway this past fall, Opening Ceremony rolled out a procession of Bentleys, Ferraris, and other gleaming beauties.

Artforum

Artforum

Auto Didact

December 4, 2013

On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, for example, the collector-writer-dealer Adam Lindemann went on strike. “Let’s agree to boycott the whole thing,” he wrote in his column for the New York Observer.

Miami New Times

Piston Head" Art Basel Exhibit: Playboy, Ferrari, and Crushed Cars Collide

December 6, 2013

"Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile," powered by Ferrari, brought the big guns to Miami Beach this week. And by big guns, we mean large-scale art, powerful cars, and Playboy Bunnies.

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

Miami Beach's Auto Bodies

December 3, 2013

Whether you name it Omar or treat the trunk as a closet, we all have unique relationships with our cars. No matter where you look in recent history, the car has been ingrained within our culture as a symbol; it’s an object of daily life to which everyone can relate.

Times Magazine

Times Magazine

For Art Basel, Miami’s Swankiest Garage Becomes a Gallery Yet Again

December 3, 2013

Right now, the art world and its glamorous interlopers are revving their engines for this year's Art Basel Miami Beach, which opens to the public on Thursday. Meanwhile, at the city’s premier automotive temple, grease monkeys are putting the final touches on an exhibition of cars as art.

Autoweek

Autoweek

'PISTON HEAD' EXHIBIT TRANSFORMS CARS TO ART

December 2, 2013

In addition to the BMW Art Cars showing up at Art Basel in Miami, the annual event will also feature cars that have been transformed into sculptures in the exhibit “Piston Heads: Artists engage the automobile.”

 

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

"Piston Head" Turns Cars into Sculpture for Art Basel Miami Beach

November 30, 2013

In the past year Adam Lindemann’s energetic Venus Over Manhattan gallery has exhibited Jack Goldstein paintings of lightning, explosions, and aerial bombardments; partnered with legendary chocolate shop Confiserie Schiesser, in Basel, Switzerland, to pay sweet homage to William Copley; and, most recently, teased out the shadows of Alexander Calder sculptures.

Whitehot Magazine

Whitehot Magazine

February 2013: Where is Jack Goldstein @ Venus Over Manhattan

November 15, 2013

The gallery is outfitted like a fallout-shelter might be; cold cement floors and dark grey walls enshrine Jack Goldstein’s large-scale canvases. The walls are stripped of all that might hide their bones, exposed beams read “ GYPSUM PANEL SHEETROCK BRAND FIRECODE.”

W Magazine

W Magazine

Calder Shadows

November 15, 2013

Calder Shadows, which opened last week at Adam Lindemann’s Upper East Side gallery Venus Over Manhattan, is two shows in one.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

New York’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery casts rare works by Alexander Calder in a whole new light

November 15, 2013

If, like us, you thought you had seen all there is of Alexander Calder, think again. The iconic American artist is the subject of a new exhibition at New York’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery that is uniquely staged in the dark.

Art Observed

Art Observed

NEW YORK – WALTER DAHN: “4TH TIME AROUND (MY BACK PAGES)” AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN THROUGH OCTOBER 26TH 2013

October 18, 2013

Walter Dahn’s 4th Time Around (My Back Pages), an exhibition curated by Richard Prince, is a presentation of paintings, “anti-silkscreens,” and rare bronze sculptures by artist Walter Dahn, presenting a taste of his artistic practice since 1981. The title of the exhibition is derived two Bob Dylan songs, both favorites of the two artists (who have been friends since the late 80’s early 90’s).

Artforum

Artforum

New York Critics' Picks: Walter Dahn

October 1, 2013

More than twenty years ago the critic Deborah Solomon observed that Cologne—hometown of Max Ernstand Jean Arp, Martin Kippenbergerand Rosemarie Trockel—was a city where “yesterday’s rascal is today’s blue-chip master.”

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

4th Time Around (My Back Pages)

September 6, 2013

Walter Dahn was a player in the ’80s–’90s Cologne, Germany, art scene, whose Neo-Expressionist paintings of anxiously energetic figures, taken from dreams and ethnological sources, were featured in several New York solos at the time.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review: Made in Space

August 1, 2013

If much of the work in this sprawling, energetic two-gallery group show looks fresh and unfamiliar — and as if it might not come from New York — there’s a reason. Everything on view was made in and around Los Angeles, fairly recently and often by artists who are either young, unknown in these parts or both.

Observer

Observer

'Made in Space' at Gavin Brown's Enterprise and Venus Over Manhattan

July 23, 2013

At a time when just about any exhibition or art fair, anywhere in the world, is just a click away, it’s easy to forget that art-making is still an intensely local affair, that individual scenes and real-world interactions between artists still matter, perhaps now more than ever.

Observer

Observer

11 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before July 14

July 8, 2013

It’s a busy night at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, with shows featuring the Afrika Bambaataa Master of Records vinyl archive and monochromes by the mysterious Henry Codax opening alongside “Made In Space,” a group show curated by Peter Harkawik and Laura Owens that’s also going to be at Venus Over Manhattan.

New York Times

New York Times

An Artist With an Ever-Increasing Desire to Disappear

May 16, 2013

“Jack Goldstein x 10,000,” the first American museum retrospective of this brilliant but elusive artist, is both a celebration and a cautionary tale.

Observer

Observer

‘Gang Bust’ at Venus Over Manhattan

April 16, 2013

Whatever you want to say about Bjarne Melgaard, you can’t accuse him of being boring.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

William Copley And BFBC Inc. Join Forces For Sugary Sweet NSFW Exhibition, ‘Gang Bust’

April 14, 2013

William N. Copley was a proto-pop surrealist folk artist with a considerable libido. The whimsical provocateur began his lifelong affair with art as a dealer for surrealist giants Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Joseph Cornell and Yves Tanguy.

PageSix

PageSix

One arty party

April 13, 2013

Collector and art writer- turned-gallerist Adam Lindemann opened his Madison Avenue Venus Over Manhattan space Thursday to show off “Gang Bust” — an exhibition of paintings by William N. Copley (a k a CPLY) alongside provocative new riffs on the works as curated by artist Bjarne Melgaard.

Vogue

The William Copley Exhibition Opening at Venus Over Manhattan

April 12, 2013

From art director Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea to choreographer Benjmain Millepied, a creative collective turned out to support a new exhibition of works by the late William Copley, with a few pieces from Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard, Thursday night.

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

Andra Ursuta, "Solitary Fitness"

February 13, 2013

Charles Bronson, known as Britain's most unruly prisoner, serves as the point of departure for Andra Ursuta's latest show, which takes its title from a fitness book Bronson wrote while in solitary confinement.

The New York Times

The New York Times

'Where is Jack Goldstein?'

December 20, 2012

Jack Goldstein, who died a suicide at 57 in 2003, was one of contemporary art’s mystery men. He made his mark in New York in the late 1970s as one of a group of artists working with media-inspired imagery, some of whom were associated with a career-sparking show called “Pictures.”

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

The Artist in Mourning: Andra Ursuta

December 18, 2012

In the past three years, she’s had three solo exhibitions at Ramiken Crucible, along with works in group exhibitions such as “Ostalgia” (2011) at the New Museum. In 2013, along with a solo exhibition at blue-chip gallery Venus Over Manhattan, she has already been granted a spot in the non-profit exhibition space at Frieze New York. 

 

Art in America

Art in America

Over the Rainbow with Jack Goldstein

November 16, 2012

Re-examining the apocalyptic photorealistic paintings of Jack Goldstein in 2012, the opening salvo of Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon’s 1973 classic about the human drive for self-annihilation, springs to mind.

What We Like NYC

What We Like NYC

Where Is Jack Goldstein?

November 15, 2012

Many people in the art world consider Jack Goldstein one of the most influential American artists of the 1980s, yet during his lifetime he never made it big.  He took his own life nearly 10 years ago, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work that he would never see garner the accolades they deserved.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

‘Where Is Jack Goldstein?’ Enigmatic Artist Confounds Venus Over Manhattan

November 14, 2012

It is more than an exhibition title — it is a tease, a refrain and a haunting melody.

Observer

Observer

Jack Goldstein's 'Two Fencers' Is Being Performed Tonight at 10

November 14, 2012

You can head up to the Venus Over Manhattan gallery at 980 Madison (that’s between East 76th and 77th Street), which tonight is playing host to a relatively rare performance of Jack Goldstein’s Two Fencers (1976) piece.

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

"Where Is Jack Goldstein?"

November 13, 2012

The answer to the titular question is unhappily tragic. An enigmatic and mercurial figure, the Canadian-born Goldstein started out the Left Coast as a member of CalArts' first graduating class, in 1972.

Art Observed

Art Observed

AO Interview with Peter Coffin Regarding His Show "A,E,I,O,U" At Venus Over Manhattan

October 20, 2012

Peter Coffin’s first solo show in New York City in four years, A,E,I,O,U, is on view through November 2nd at Venus Over Manhattan Gallery at 980 Madison Avenue.

New York Times Magazine

New York Times Magazine

Vowel Play | Peter Coffin at Venus Over Manhattan

September 19, 2012

For anyone lamenting the disappearance of the artist’s hand in contemporary sculpture today, Peter Coffin has just the piece for you: a twelve and a half foot tall wooden construction built to resemble the universal symbol for “O.K.”

Artforum

Artforum

Peter Coffin: Venus Over Manhattan

September 2012

In a conversation between Peter Coffin and Maurizio Cattelan published in 2007, Coffin warned against the “tendency to clutter things up, to try and make sure people know something is art, when all that’s necessary is to present it, to leave it alone.

Art Observed

Art Observed

“BULLETIN BOARDS” AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN CURATED BY MATTHEW HIGGS OF WHITE COLUMNS AND FEATURING WORKS BY RITA ACKERMANN, ADAM MCEWEN, NATE LOWMAN, GAVIN BROWN AND OTHERS THROUGH AUGUST 24, 2012

August 14, 2012

“Bulletin Boards” at Venus Over Manhattan, collector Adam Lindemann’s new uptown gallery, is the product of a collaboration with White Columns, the downtown alternative art space directed by Matthew Higgs.

Art Fag City

Art Fag City

We Went to the Upper East Side, Volume One

August 6, 2012

This week, we crawled out of our blog cave to set out on a new adventure for our “We Went to _____” series: the Upper East Side. To be expected from the UES, we saw some blue chip art, but we also found some surprises, like a show by emerging net artists. What we liked, and what we should’ve skipped, below. 

 

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Can a Blue-Chip Collector Go Against the Grain?

July 25, 2012

With the economy slowly creaking back to life and a good deal of speculation about an imminent art market bubble burst, the intrepid collector and writer Adam Lindemann has seen fit to open a brand-spanking-new gallery in the lap of luxury at 980 Madison Avenue.

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

BULLETIN BOARDS AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

July 20, 2012

Last night, an unseasonably cool summer evening in New York signaled the opening of Venus Over Manhattan's sophmore exhibition, Bulletin Boards.
 

Brooklyn Vegan

RVNG Intl, Matthew Higgs & David Van Tieghem presenting ‘Bulletin Boards’ at Venus Over Manhattan tonight

July 19, 2012

Brooklyn label RVNG Intl. is taking part in Bulletin Boards, a group show curated by Matthew Higgs (White Columns Gallery), at Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor) tonight (7/19).

Vernissage TV

A Rebours. Group Show at Venus Over Manhattan, New York

May 13, 2012

Venus Over Manhattan is a new exhibition space in New York City created by art collector and writer Adam Lindemann. The new gallery opened to the public on May 9, 2012 with a group show titled A rebours.

Artnet News

Artnet News

Adam Lindemann Opens Gallery

April 27, 2012

It’s been in the rumor mill for a while, and now the famously cocky collector and New York Observer columnist Adam Lindemann has announced that he’s opening his own gallery, called Venus Over Manhattan, at 980 Madison Avenue.

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