Krista Howard

Degas: A Superfan at the Opera, Where Art Tips Into Obsession By Jason Farago Nov. 15, 2019

Today’s “age of the fan” is not so new: Audiences have always held more sway over performers than we admit.  “Degas at the Opéra,” in Paris now and Washington in March, reveals the leering intensity rather than the sentimentality in Degas’s ballet and opera pictures. PARIS — You’ll find them up in the balcony, or …

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ANDY WARHOL – FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN WHITNEY MUSEUM NOVEMBER 12, 2018 – MARCH 31, 2019

It has been 29 years since the last Warhol museumretrospective in the US and whether you are a devotee or a detractor the current exhibition at the Whitney, November 12, 2018 to March 31, 2019, is poised to help you think differently about the Warhol you think you know. In the 1960’s one of the …

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THE NEW MOMA

Moma reopened its doors October 21st after a $450m expansion which added another 47,000 square feet of gallery space. Despite its goal to ease congestion, I must admit I spent the morning fighting the crowds, everyone eager to view more of the vast collection the Moma has resolved to hang. The updates allow for 2,400 …

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THE KAWS ALBUM

Sometimes the art world is so perplexing – on Monday night Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold “The Kaws Album” by Kaws for $14.7 million. For perspective’s sake the painting’s high estimate was set at $1 million, it’s only been a year since his sales reached over the million dollar mark and his auction high – prior …

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RICHARD PRINCE – HIGH TIMES @ GAGOSIAN CHELSEA NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 19, 2018

“High Times” at Gagosian in Chelsea, was not what I was expecting from a Richard Prince show…gone are the slick, impersonal, appropriated images that recall advertising and pop culture and in its place are monumental canvases collaged with inkjet reproductions of the “Hippie Drawings” he began quietly working on in the 1970’s. Inspired by the …

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HOCKNEY PAINTING SETS NEW AUCTION RECORD FOR A LIVING ARTIST

David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972, sold for $90.3 million on the block a couple of days ago at Christie’s in New York. I’m aware that this is old news, but it seems that whenever a piece of art sells for an extraordinary amount of money the inevitable question arises- Why? Just …

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