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AISH premiers music video directed by Rashaad Newsome on Tidal

March 1, 2018

Aish, the Rising San Franciscan artist, is touted one of the more experimental and engaging pop artists around and TIDAL is fortunate to premiere the music video for his latest single, “Orcas.” Below, Aish and director Rashaad Newsome speak on the creation of the song and the music video: Aish “I first encountered Rashaad through […]


NY Times | From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year

January 16, 2018

Devan Shimoyama’s painting “Shape Up and a Trim” (2017) is on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem’s survey of work by emerging artists. Credit De Buck Gallery, New York In its 2001 exhibition “Freestyle,” the Studio Museum in Harlem ushered a brilliant batch of emerging artists of African and Latino descent onto the art world’s main stage. To […]


Artnet news | Late ‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Had a Secret Passion for Photography. Now See His Work for the First Time.

January 14, 2018

At the time of his tragic and untimely death in 2016, at just 27 years old, actor Anton Yelchin was revered for his roles in major films, including Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation, and Like Crazy.  But little did Yelchin’s legions of fans know that, for years, he had been pursuing a second career as a photographer, documenting a variety […]


Houston Chronicle | Artist Cohen shines lights on what we cannot see

December 18, 2017 Joseph's Cohen's two-part art exhibition "Looking at a flower" involves no botanicals but presents some fascinating florescence. One of the objects is an elaborate electrified device behind several sheets of acrylic, with a hexagonal painting made of material so charged it can activate a light bulb. "The material is releasing photons into the space," Cohen [...]

Layering Time: On Rashaad Newsome by Emmanuel Iduma for Bomb Magazine

December 12, 2017

Rashaad Newsome, Running, 2017. Park Avenue Armory. Photo © Da Ping Luo. Photo courtesy Rashaad Newsome Studio.   At the beginning of November I attended the premiere of Rashaad Newsome’s Running at the Park Avenue Armory. The audience was led blind into the building’s Veterans Room. I hadn’t come with a friend, and as I sat waiting, the chatter […]


McNay Art Museum announces major acquisitions of African American art

December 1, 2017 SAN ANTONIO, TX. - Richard Aste, Director of the McNay Art Museum, announced today the acquisition of three major works – all collages -- by three African American artists: The Cop, by Benny Andrews; ghost: rhythms: III, by McArthur Binion; and Kwabena, by Rashaad Newsome. “Art museums are in the business of beauty and truth,” said Aste. [...]

NBC News | Gay artist reimagines the ‘hyper-masculine’ black barbershop

November 28, 2017 As a young, black kid growing up in a predominately white neighborhood in Philadelphia, Devan Shimoyama first remembers hearing the term “sweet” being used in a positive context. “The term ‘sweet’ had been used by white friends as something more like ‘cool’ or ‘awesome,’” Shimoyama told NBC News.  "Crowned" by Devan Shimoyama is part of [...]

Hypebeast | Rare Photos by Late Actor Anton Yelchin Will Be Featured in Upcoming NYC Exhibit

November 21, 2017 De Buck Gallery in New York City will present a new exhibition dedicated to the photographic work of the late actor, Anton Yelchin. Entitled “Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty,” the upcoming presentation will spotlight a total of 54 photos culled from Yelchin’s extensive portfolio spanning six years. “At the time of his tragic passing at the age of 27, unbeknownst [...]

Hyperallergic | Rashaad Newsome’s “Running,” Reaching for Transcendence with Voice and Light

November 10, 2017 Image above: Rashaad Newsome, “Running” (2017) Park Avenue Armory (all photos by Da Ping Luo and ©Da Ping Luo) In Rashaad Newsome’s “Running,” a vocal tradition reaches expressive new heights and plumbs emotional depths. The email I received promised a performance of “vocal runs” at the Park Avenue Armory that would evoke “an abstract portrait of [...]

Rashaad Newsome announced as part of CTM 2018 first acts

November 3, 2017 This January CTM Berlin Festival returns and De Buck Gallery is proud to announce that Rashaad Newsome will be participating with his electric FIVE performance. CTM 2018 Turmoil explores the state of music and sound practice in the face of a confusing and critical present: What is the sound of turmoil? What are aesthetics of tumult? Which [...]

Rashaad Newsome’s new performance piece “RUNNING” premiers at Park Avenue Armory

October 21, 2017 Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is deeply invested in how images used in media and popular culture communicate distorted notions of power and status. Whether it be in his series of compositions created by “throwing shade” or his various works documenting the dance form known as vogue, his interests lie in critiquing the [...]

Whitehot Magazine | Robert Lazzarini on His New Show at De Buck Gallery

October 2, 2017 By NOAH BECKER, SEPT. 2017 I spoke to artist Robert Lazzarini about his new show at De Buck Gallery in New York's Chelsea arts district. Noah Becker: What does the title of your new show Inflorescence refer to? Robert Lazzarini: To the possibilities of a new flowering. Bookending that with the fact that Sharon Tate was 8 1/2 [...]

De Buck Loft Series at TriBeCa’s Six Cortlandt Alley

September 19, 2017 De Buck Gallery is pleased to present the De Buck Loft Series at Six Cortlandt Alley, a restored 19th century Italianate building with five full-floor lofts including two duplex penthouses. The gallery has teamed up with Halstead Property Development Marketing to host a two-month exhibition in the fourth floor residence within the Tribeca development. Curated [...]

De Buck Gallery Announces New Representation of Artists Juan Garaizabal, Robert Lazzarini, and Devan Shimoyama

September 15, 2017 From left to right: Robert Lazzarini, Devan Shimoyama, Juan Garaizabal NEW YORK—De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of contemporary artists Juan Garaizabal, Robert Lazzarini, and Devan Shimoyama. Founded in 2010, the expansion of De Buck’s programs across its New York City, Saint Paul de Vence and Antwerp locations marks a fundamental shift [...]

Rarely seen Gutai artworks arrive in London

September 7, 2017 Pieces by members of the avant-garde Japanese group will be on show at The Arts Club from September 13 “Do what no one has done before,” said Jiro Yoshihara, one of the founders in the 1950s of Japanese art group Gutai, and his fellow members took him at his word, smashing jars of paint and using [...]

The McNay | Rashaad Newsome: KNOT

August 4, 2017 On view at the McNay from August 8, 2017 to January 5, 2018 Combining baroque grandeur, hip-hop swagger, and black and LGBTQ subcultures, Rashaad Newsome creates evocative works of art that highlights fantasy, capitalistic obsessions, and systemic oppressions. The opulence of fashion magazines and society culture is subverted through the vocabulary of voguing, the New [...]

Princess of Monaco selects Pino Pinelli for the Annual Artist Award

August 1, 2017 We are excited to announce that Pino Pinelli was awarded the annual artist award, selected by Princess Charlene of Monaco on the occasion of the Red Cross Gala. This great achievement was celebrated at the 69th Monaco Red Cross Gala where Pinelli was commissioned to create the work shown in the image above.  Previous commissioned [...]

DLECTRICITY 2017 | Rashaad Newsome

July 19, 2017 De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce Rashaad Newsome is named Artist-in-Residence for the 2017 DLECTRICITY festival to be held in Detroit September 22-23, 2017. Throughout the summer Newsome will be working in Detroit casting local performers and staging rehearsals for 'Shade Compositions', the artist’s critically acclaimed performance artwork which concludes the DLECTRICITY festival at [...]

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