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Interview with Philipp Hofmann

November 30, 2011

Q: What is your inspiration? A: My inspiration is to capture the feeling of our times in photography-based art and to conserve it in a contemporary medium that anyone can relate to. Transporting these individual and momentary impressions into public and private space to spark broader dialogue around the subject is my ambition. The etymological […]

Interview with Dieter Balzer

Q: What is your inspiration? A: Art is inspired by art. Q: What artists or movements do you see your work as being related to? A: Constructive tendencies of the twentieth century in general, with a strong focus on minimalism and early conceptual art. Q: Do you have any upcoming projects? A: Yes, I have […]

Interview with Ruby Anemic

Q: What is your inspiration? A: Life. Q: What artists or movements do you see your work as being related to? A: It’s hard to say, maybe everything I see. Q: Could you please describe your technique and process? A: Intuition. Q: How did you first get involved with art? A: Through girlfriends. Q: Who […]

Interview with Jens Lorenzen

Q: What is your inspiration? A: For me, the question is nor how to get inspired. The problem I’m faced with is how to be selective with all of the inspiration that is attacking me. Q: What artists or movements do you see your work as being related to? A: Pop Art influenced me a […]

Lionization of Color ARTnews Review

De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of a  review of  Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer’s September 2011 show at De Buck Gallery in the December issue of ARTnews. For more information, please see below.

Zevs in Palace Costes Magazine

Zevs is featured in the December 2011 issue of the French magazine Palace Costes. The works highlighted include his Electric Shadows and Visual Violations series. For more information on Zevs, please click here.

Le Monde diplomatique

Zevs’ Liquidated Currency (2009) can be seen throughout Paris this month via Le Monde diplomatique newspaper this month. Don’t miss it if you are in Paris!

Dion Johnson Melts Color

We’ve spoken at length about the PULSE Art Fair this year (including yesterday’s “best of art” post, where the show was mentioned) as it really did introduce us to a lot of new artists. One of our favorites was Markus Linnenbrink’s “color drips” paintings (among other works), where Linnenbrink used colored epoxy to create works. […]

Les Vierges de Noel

Georges Moquay is one of seven artists currently featured in the exhibition, Les Vierges de Noel, at the Saint Sulpice Church in Paris. As part of the holiday season, the show examines Christian iconography in contemporary art. It will be on view through January 29, 2012. For more information, please contact the gallery.

Lehman Brothers Logo “Liquidated” as Graffiti

September 23, 2011

By Philip Boroff  The lines drip as if the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. logo were melting or crying. The painting is meant to symbolize the investment bank’s collapse two years ago, the largest corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history and a precursor of the global financial crisis.The 32-inch-by-52-inch work at Manhattan’s Gallery De Buck in Chelsea will […]

The Streets of Moscow

By Alice Pfeiffer Since the assimilation of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and now perhaps reaching its pinnacle as Jeffrey Deitch prepares his programming at MoCA, street art has been a part of contemporary art around the world. But the institutionalization of the form still is a novelty for Russia, where there is a small […]

Graffiti Art Earns New Respect in Moscow

By Alice Pfeiffer MOSCOW — From the Jean-Michel Basquiat show opening on Friday at the Muse?e d’Art Moderne in Paris, to the street art retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in April, highbrow institutions in the West are opening their doors to graffiti art. Now Moscow is promoting the urban art form […]

Cracking Art Group at Venice Biennale

The Cracking Art Group, composed of six international artists Nucara, Veronese, Angi, Rizzetti, Kicco and Sweetlove, was invited to the 54th Venice Biennale. They were selected to attend the 150th Special Initiative promoted by the Italian Pavilion and the installation will be on display at the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin made available […]

City View

Zevs’ Liquidated McDonald’s was featured in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Taschen magazine, accompanying an article by Marc and Sara Schiller entitled City View. 

Giant Pink Snails in Istanbul

Giant pink snails to bring Slow Living concept to Istanbul. Emaar Turkey, the country-subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, is set to bring the famous Slow Living concept to Istanbul, accompanied by an exhibition of giant pink snails. Since the idea of the pink snails started in Milan with the Cracking Art Group company in 1993, the […]

Jens Lorenzen and the Idstedt Lion

After nearly 150 years, the monumental statue of the Idstedt Lion is returning to its original location at the Old Cemetery in Flensburg, Germany where it was constructed in 1862. In 1849 Schleswig-Holstein formed an army to fight against the Danish kingdom. This movement wasinitiated by the March Revolution of 1848 and had its roots […]

Interview with Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer

Q: What is your inspiration? A: Since I am not an artist who is interested in depicting the existing world, I do not really find inspiration in it. Art no longer serves the function of representation, general instruction or religious indoctrination. The main function of modern and contemporary art, which is autonomic, is aesthetics. With […]

Kotter at Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce the participation of Hans Kotter in the group show Sensitiv EXTRA at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia in June 2011. “Sensitiv EXTRA” will present 8 international artists – Patrick Baumüller/A, Sabine Groschup/A, Hans Kotter/D, Michael Nitsche/D, Christiane Spatt/A, Viktors Svikis/LV, Alexander Viscio/USA, Marko Zink/A – […]

Dieter Balzer at MUWA

De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce Dieter Balzer’s solo show, Rearrangement, at MUWA – The Museum der Wahrnehmung in Graz, Austria. The exhibition will be on view from September 17, 2011 – February 10, 2012. For more information, please go to or contact the gallery.

Interview with William Sweetlove

Q: What is your inspiration? A: Climate change is the basis of my research. I was always inspired by art that is not busy with aesthetics, but where social, ecological and political issues are involved. In the 1970s, with Warhol and Pop, art was a media-based replay of what was happening in society at the […]

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