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A recent installment of Ann-Marie Duquesne's Fanfare.

News post – Puri & Burwell’s open studio, PAFA gets new gallery & Grad Chair, New York Fanfare now on view, opportunities and more!

News   The Fishtown studios of Charles Burwell and Antonio Puri are opening their doors this month. Take advantage of the freshly-arrived autumn weather and pay a visit to 2102 East Norris Street (2nd floor) on Saturday, September 28, between 12 PM-6 PM. For further information, call either Antonio at 484-844-5244, or Charles at 267-973-8823 2 from PAFA – 1. Artist and administrator Clint Jukkala has been selected as the new Chair of PAFA’s Graduate Programs, hailing from the Yale University School of Art, where he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Coordinator. Welcome and congratulations, Clint! 2. PAFA’s brand new space for works on paper, the Richard C. von ... More » »

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Art Fairs in Miami, 2012 – Traffic everywhere and a show stopper at the new Miami Project

This year the traffic in Miami defeated me. The amount of activity generated by more than twenty art fairs would benefit from public, and preferably underground, transportation. While I saw plenty of art over two days at three fairs, I saw nothing sufficiently new or challenging to make up for bumper-to-bumper traffic and streets, endlessly clogged, with drivers who didn’t know where they were going. After three fairs, I gave up. So this won’t pretend to be a best of the best, or even an overview. I spent the first afternoon at Art Basel Miami Beach  with my friend, neighbor ... More » »

Robert Indiana's Love Sculpture is the first stop on the tour. Picture by Roberta.

Public art–there’s an app for that

I’ve done a lot of snarling at Philadelphia’s public art from time to time, but an unusually well thought out, user-friendly public art project has been unveiled recently that brings rhyme and reason plus history and art history to some of the sculptures that I’ve rejected or ignored over the years (not to mention to a bunch of favorites, like the Charioteer of Delphi, shown below). The city’s main tenders of public art, the Fairmount Park Art Association, have created a terrific audio tour–Museum Without Walls: AUDIO–of public sculptures. On the hoof or at home online, the tour works in ... More » »

From the artists can’t get no respect department

Robert #1. Philebrity points out how Robert Indiana unwittingly helps Philadelphia make money with a Valentine’s Day promotion of Love-themed rip-offs. Robert #2. Robert Smithson‘s Spiral Jetty may get clobbered by oil developers in Utah — yikes! Send emails quick: Daniel Payavis says: The Feb. 13 deadline for comments is only a week away. If you haven’t done so already, PLEASE help stop this disastrous drilling exploration by sending emails, phoning, anything. A friend of mine has supplied the email address for John Harja who runs the state’s public land policy coordinating office: johnharja@utah.gov New York TimesFebruary 6, 2008Arts, BrieflyArtists ... More » »