Steven Zevitas

June 29, 2012, 2:30pm

New American Paintings Remembers Ivan Karp

Legendary New York art dealer, Ivan Karp, has passed away at age 86. Ivan has the distinction of being the only gallerist to ever juror an edition of New American Paintings – all other jurors have been curators. He did so in early 1997, and the result was Issue #10, which is the only issue we ever published that was solely dedicated to New York City (the city subsequently became a part of our annual Northeast issue). Ivan is also the only juror that I have sat with through the entire jurying process; it was a long, cigar-smoke filled afternoon in the offices of his SOHO-based gallery, O.K. Harris Works of Art, that I will never forget.

Listed under: Art World

June 07, 2012, 8:26am

Must See Painting Shows: June

Summer is upon us. As is typical, many galleries around the country are mounting group exhibitions. There are a surprising number of first-rate solo exhibitions on view, many of which stretch into July. I am happy to see more than two-dozen New American Paintings’ alumni in the mix, including Todd Chilton at Feature, Inc. in New York City, who will be the cover artist for Issue #101.

In a coast to coast face off of contemporary masters, be sure not to miss Brice Marden’s elegant show at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York and Wayne Thiebaud’s exhibition at John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. For many, Marden is the greatest living abstractionist and Thiebaud the greatest living painter of objects.

Listed under: Must-Sees

May 09, 2012, 12:15pm

New American Paintings visits Frieze and NADA

I had the opportunity to take a quick trip down to New York for the art fairs this past weekend. You would think that gallerists and collectors alike would have had their fill with the Armory Show and a number of smaller fairs having just taken place in early March, but there was no evidence of fatigue.

Listed under: Art Fairs, Art Market
Tagged as: Frieze, NADA, NAP, NYC, Steven Zevitas

March 13, 2012, 8:15am

New American Paintings NYC Art Fair Field Trip

It was great being in the city for the fairs this past weekend. Between the three NAP staffers on the trip, and our two guest photo bloggers (Lee Gainer and Joshua Field), we saw a lot of art.

Listed under: Art Fairs

March 05, 2012, 11:41am

MUST SEE PAINTINGS SHOWS: MARCH

There are dozens of strong painting exhibitions on view in March. In the interest of full disclosure, I not only publish New American Paintings, but I have a gallery in Boston as well. I am very fortunate to have an show of new paintings by Peter Opheim this month. Opheim focused his energies on abstraction for more than two decades, but in 2010 his work took a radical shift. While he begins each work with by creating of a small clay model, his paintings are anything but “still-lifes”; rather, they are extraordinary mediations on the medium of paint and the activity of painting.

Listed under: Must-Sees

January 31, 2012, 8:29am

MUST SEE PAINTINGS SHOWS: FEBRUARY

One of the best parts of my job is getting to see the careers of artists that we have worked with take off. Artists such as James Siena, Amy Cutler and Matthew Day Jackson were all featured in New American Paintings long before they reached the international spotlight. This month is not only an extraordinary month for the medium of painting at galleries around the country, it is a particularly strong month for New American Paintings’ alumni. No fewer than twenty artists featured in past, or upcoming editions, have their work on view in February. Two of my favorites, Summer Wheat and Benjamin Degen, will be featured in the soon to be released 2012 Northeast Edition (#98).

January 11, 2012, 8:15am

Must See Paintings Shows: January

Happy New Year to all of our readers. I am excited to present you with our first Must See list of the year. I am constantly getting feedback about the large number of shows that make it on the list each month from galleries located in New York City. There is no bias for the Big Apple, there are just that many exhibitions of note every month. This month, you will notice a large number from other parts of the country, including Denver, Seattle, and Kansas City. As always, we want to know who you feel should be on the list, so please give us your comments and recommendations. I try to be extremely thorough with this monthly review, but, needless to say, I am not aware of everything happening out there.

Listed under: Must-Sees

December 30, 2011, 8:15am

Happy New Year!


Left to Right: Alexa Kinne, Dana Cordova, Steven Zevitas, Drew Katz
Listed under: Behind the Scenes

December 06, 2011, 8:15am

New American Paintings' Miami Beach Highlights

For the past decade, Miami has effectively become the art capital of the world for one week in early December of each year. Spearheaded by the launch of Art Basel Miami in 2001, the city now plays host to more than a dozen satellite art fairs, and countless events and performances spread throughout the city. Hundreds of galleries from around the world participate in the various fairs and events, and they offer the unprecedented opportunity for art enthusiasts, collectors and art world professionals to consider the work of thousands of artists. Overwhelming? Absolutely. Fun? You bet.

Listed under: Art Fairs, Art Market, Art World

January 20, 2011, 11:36am

From the Publisher: Steven Zevitas

For those of us heavily invested in that thing we call the “art world” – from artists to the legions of individuals who, in various ways, support the efforts of artists – it is sometimes difficult to remember that our “world” occupies a tiny, if vital, space within a universe of other concerns.

Listed under: NAP News
Tagged as: Steven Zevitas

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