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Newsletter 32
November 6, 2009

Hilfiger, Cronkite, Vartanian

Ally Hilfiger, Kipton Cronkite,
Annabel Vartanian

Congratulations to KiptonART Rising 2010!

KIPTONART at a glance
Read about the event and winners in KiptonART Online Magazine.

The KiptonART Foundation is dedicated to encouraging new and innovative work. Your continued support allows us to play an instrumental role in building the unprecedented art scene of tomorrow. Click here to donate to the KiptonART Foundation.

Kipton Cronkite, Founder of KiptonART with the 6 winners of KiptonART Rising 2010
(Left to Right: Matthew Satz, Kiritin Beyer, Emily Korman, Bon Duke, Avery McCarthy, Julie Combal)
Photo Credit: Shravan Vidyarthi

ARTISTS, ART BUYERS & GALLERY OWNERS:  We have just launched our new e-Commerce features which give you direct access to each other.  Read full press release for details here!
Principal, Saint-Amand Landscape Design, LLC

Who is your favorite piece on KiptonART? Why?
Jade Doskow's "Chicago 1983 World's Fair, The Columbian Exposition, Site of Manufacture Liberal Arts Building, Grand Peristyle, and Agriculture Building, View 2, 2009." Jade's works provoke what historian Simon Schama describes in Landscape and Memory as the persistence of myth. Our physical environment is imprinted with the legacy of human ingenuity over time, so that derelict sites speak as much to their moment of glory as to the effects of decay/corrosion.  Jade has developed a body of work dedicated to World's Fair sites, where few of even the most celebrated constructions retain any semblance of their original splendor. In the case of her Chicago 1893 World's Fair photo, only signs of a disturbed ecological condition remain. The impact is that this disturbed condition is stunning. I could only describe the scene of golden shrubs as resonant; the soft massing is melodic in surreal, theatrical light.  Read the full interview here.

FEATURED ARTIST Matthew Satz, KiptonART Rising 2010 Artist

           Satz Smoke Painting         Satz Strip Painting

           Matthew Satz, "Smoke Painting (White)"                    Matthew Satz, "Untitled Strip Paintings"
59 x 59 in., Oil on canvas                                              144 x 72 in., Oil on canvas
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Why do you work in this medium?

Read more on Matthew Satz in the KiptonART Online Magazine.
Meet the Ladies Behind ROARKE

by Zev Eisenberg

Roarke BibROARKE is a line of uniquely crafted necklaces and bracelets made from beaded chiffon and heavenly materials. The accessories are an innovative way to bring a touch of glamour to daywear and evening alike. Designers Mignonne Gavigan and Laetitia Stanfield answered a few questions about their designs, the must haves for winter, and favorite New York spots.

What inspired the design of your iconic beaded bib necklace? What single word sums up your line?
Our Inspiration is to provide vintage couture detailing for the modern young adult. Putting older styled sequins on modern fabrics. Our one word: UNIQUE.

Read more on STYLE in the KiptonART Online Magazine.

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Bonni Benrubi Gallery
Location: 41 E. 57th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Owner: Bonni Benrubi

KiptonART spoke with Rachel Smith at Bonni Benrubi Gallery:

What message, as a gallery, do you want people to leave your shows/gallery with?
We are interested in pushing the medium and we want people to see how far photographers are taking their medium. We want them to experience new ways of seeing within the context of what is new and what is historical. We always have a separate room with examples of everyone we represent so our audience and client can get a sense of who we are, and therefore who the artist is. We are accessible and are always available to show work and add to the experience of seeing the exhibition.

Read more on Bonni Benrubi Gallery in the KiptonART Online Magazine.
Thursday, November 12, 2009, 9:00 PM - Midnight

The Apollo Circle - a Membership group for individuals ages 21 to 39 - joins the Apollo Circle Benefit Committee in presenting the sixth-annual Apollo Circle Benefit Dance. This black-tie event will include dancing, cocktails, and sweet and savory treats. Funds raised will support The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Conservation Departments.
Benefactor Ticket: $500
Non-Apollo Circle Member Ticket: $275
Apollo Circle Member Ticket: $175
Combination Ticket: $1,175 (includes one Apollo Circle Membership for one year)
Apollo Circle Patron Ticket: $3,500 (includes one Apollo Circle Patron Membership for one year and one free ticket to the Benefit)
Dress: Black Tie
Sponsored by Carolina Herrera 
For more information click here, call 212-650-2371, or email
November 13, 2009, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Christie's will host the Alliance for the Arts' annual Friends of the Arts Party, opening the galleries for an exclusive preview of the much-heralded Latin American Art show, cocktails and music on Friday the 13th of November, 6:30-8:30 pm. KiptonART is partnering with the Alliance to present a silent auction featuring KiptonART artists, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Alliance.
November 16, 2009
Arts Horizons

Monday, November 16th, marks the Broadway Salutes Arts Horizons Gala, taking place at the historic Edison Ballroom right in the heart of Broadway. Now in its 31st year, Arts Horizons has provided over 8 million public school students, including inner city youths-at-risk and students with special needs, with quality arts education programming in the tri-state area.  Professional musicians, artists, dancers and actors provide students with new ways of learning that encourage creativity, enhance literacy skills, improve self-esteem and help them to succeed in school and life. Join us as we honor Arts Horizons founder, John Devol, and Broadway producers, Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley. There will be special entertainment, including a performance by Tony award-winning Tom Kitt, composer of Broadway hit show Next to Normal.  Tickets are $375 and table of 10 is $3,750. Contact - The Saxton Group (212) 672-0509 /
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Artwalk NY

Richard Gere, Carey Lowell & Alec Baldwin, together with
Junior Chairs
Kipton Cronkite, Peter Davis, Liam McMullan & Bettina Prentice
and Junior Vice-Chairs
Valerie Boster, Casey Fremont, William Heath & Chessy Wilson
invite you to join them at the 15th annual ARTWALK NY PARTY honoring artist Pat Steir.

6:30 PM - Silent Auction
8:00 PM - Live Auction & Cocktail Party
Tickets start at $200*
*A very limited number of "30 and under" tickets available for $125, use discount code "JUNIOR"
Art Review: La Subversion des Images - Surrealism, Photography, Film

le Centre Pompidou, Paris
by Kevin Gotkin

Tabard"La Subversion des Images" compliments itself on bringing together "more than 350 works, some hundred documents and a dozen films," but it should; the collection is extensive.  Curators Quentin Bajac, Clément Chéroux, Guillaume Le Gall, Michel Poivert, and Philippe-Alain Michaud cut a particular cross-section of Surrealist art, but one that nonetheless opens many an exciting new door.  Film and photography were not just tools for the Surrealists, as the exhibit discovers.  They were essential to sculpting and advancing it.  Showcasing examples of Surrealist film and photography rather than particular artists, the exhibit still manages to squeeze in the likes of Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, and Claude Cahun alongside virtually unknown bodies of work.

KIPTONART Make it yours

Ula Einstein Falling Up
Ula Einstein
Falling Up
30 x 40 in.
Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media, Other
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KIPTONART Make it yours

Lavy Dead Sea

Adi Lavy
Untitled/Dead Sea

30 x 24 in.

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