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KiptonART Newsletter | Issue 43
April 19, 2010
In these last few weeks of April, KiptonART will be hosting two major exhibition openings.  This Thursday, April 22, artist Alexander Charriol in displaying his new series of monumental paintings "The Human Flow" at 4 East 27th St. RSVP here.  On April 28 come to the impressive KiptonART Access Pop Up Soho space to attend the opening of "Urban Utopia", exhibiting art by twelve KiptonART artists at 32 Greene St. Click to RSVP. In this weeks newsletter get to know one of the project's curators Karline Moeller.  If you missed our last studio visit at Azadeh Ghotbi's Tribeca space, now is your chance to get to know the Featured Artist.  Keeping up with the emerging arts we spoke with new Chelsea gallery Benrimon Contemporary.  For ART TALKS this week we have interviews with financier Gustaf Demarchelier, and philanthropist Terrence Meck

In the past week KiptonART attended the YoungARTs eventin New York, while hosting one in Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, Florida for artist Vincent Edmond Louis.  May's Architectural Digesta six page spread of violinists Joshua Bell's home with two of KiptonART's artists gracing the pages: Paul Sefteland Gavin Zeigler. Two new contributors, Shannon Gulliver and Kate Gibbshave written stories on the latest Phillips de Puryauction and the Yves Saint-Laurent Retrospectivein Paris. Before April ends check out a few of The Alliance for the Arts late month art picksin New York, and purchase tickets for the upcoming NYC Symposium for Social Change event.

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4/22/10 Alexander Charriol "The Human Flow" Exhibition Opening at 4 East 27th
4/28/10 KiptonART Access: "Urban Utopia" Opening at 32 Greene Street

Featured Artist: Azadeh Ghotbi
Featured Gallery: Benrimon Contemporary
Architectural Digest featuring KiptonART artists
ART TALK with Gustaf Demarchelier
ART TALK with Terrence Meck
Phillips' latest auction
Yves Saint-Laurent Retrospective
Meet KiptonART Curator Karline Moeller


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Alexander Charriol InviteThursday April 22: Alexander Charriol's Opening "The Human Flow"

This Thursday, April 22nd, Alexander Charriol with KiptonART and Whitewall Magazine will be hosting the opening of his new series, "Human Flow."  In the one-month exhibit, staged in an incredible pop-up gallery at 4 East 27th street in New York City, Charriol promises to startle his audience.  The opening is from 6-9pm.


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Urban Utopia InviteKiptonART Access Event: "Urban Utopia"Exhibition Opening

On Thursday, April 28th from 6:00 - 9:00pm, KiptonART will present "Urban Utopia" at 32 Greene Street in Soho.  Curators Heidi Lee, Karline Moeller and Anastasia Rogers selected twelve promising young artists including:  Michael Chiarello, Julie Combal, Jade Doskow, Ula Einstein, Melissa Fleming, Sabina Forbes II, Stephan Fowlkes, James Kennedy, Avery McCarthy, David Mellen, Matthew Satz and Erica Simone. 

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Azadeh GhotbiFEATURED ARTIST: Azadeh Ghotbi

KiptonART interviewed Azadeh Ghotbi about her art, inspiration and life.  Ghotbi recently hosted a studio visit for KiptonART and collectors in her beautiful Tribeca space

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Azadeh Ghotbi, Veiled Revelations 17, 51" x 64", Acrylic on Canvas,
Gustaf DemarchelierART TALK with Gustaf Demarchelier
Assistant Vice President at Zurich Financial Services

Gustaf Demarchelier graduated from Pepperdine University and grew up in a family with artistic talent, he is the son of famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier.  Gustaf gave KiptonART his insight on art and style.


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Karline MoellerMeet One of KiptonART's CURATORS: Karline Moeller
Independent Curator

Karline co-owned Moeller Snow Gallery until the gallery closed in March 2009.  Before opening the gallery in New York, Karline worked in the Contemporary Art department at Sotheby's.  In January 2010, Karline and Casey Fremont co-curated a show called "Look Again" at Marlborough Gallery Chelsea. 

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LichensteinFEATURED GALLERY: Benrimon Contemporary

Benrimon Contemporary is a new gallery in Chelsea that opened on April 8th with its' inaugural show "Roy Lichtenstein: Homage to Monet".  One of KiptonART's Rising 2010 finalists, Shay Kun recently received gallery representation by Benrimon. 


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Benrimon Contemporary Interior with current Roy Lichtenstein exhibit
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Amanda LeporePhillips de Pury Auction: Photographs, April 16th

With works ranging from iconic Irving Penn fashion portraits to old and familiar Mapplethorpe shots to new and little-known East Asian artists, the auction offered works at levels of price and renown to satisfy a range of collectors.


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David Lachappelle, Addicted to Diamonds, 1997 

LouboutinEvent Recap: "Fashion Loves Kipton Miami Artists"

This past Thursday KiptonART partnered with SAKS Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour, Florida, The City of Bal Harbour, Miami Magazine and ONE Bal Harbour Resort and Spa to celebrate the art of fashion and photography with an exhibit of twenty works by artist Vincent Edmond Louis.  The party was a great success, with art sales and enjoyment had by all attending including Richard Martin, Sarah Arison, Carlos Suarez, Nick D'Annunzio, Akbar Hamid, Debi Wechlser, Brett Emory Sokol, Mo Akbar, Leslie Wolfson, Tara Solomon, Carolyn Travis, Marcia Martinez, Lana Bernstein, Florent Gateau and Aaron Glickman


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Vincent Edmond Louis, Louboutin #2, 20"x 16", Photography

Kate DavisEvent Recap: "Celebrate YoungArts"

On Wednesday April 14th, YoungArts In the Studio chairs Sarah Arison and Nikki Brown hosted Celebrate YoungArts in the DTR Modern Gallery's new Soho space.  The evening was centered around the smooth vocal talents of 2009 YoungArts winner in Jazz and Presidential Scholar Kate Davis.  The guests took in the works of art by Damien Hirst and Hunt Slonem, while bidding on dazzling jewelry provided by Mikimoto.

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Singer and YoungArts winner Kate Davis

Alliance for the ArtsEnd of April Art Picks from Alliance for the Arts


1. Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: Japanese Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi at Japan Society


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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Chinese Warrior Zhang Shun Smashes a Water Gate, 1827-30. Color woodblock print, 14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. American Friends of the British Museum (The Arthur R. Miller Collection) 10043. Photo © Trustees of the British Museum.

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NYC SymposiumNYC Symposium for Social Change: Building Businesses That Impact Our world


The NYC Symposium for Social Change: Where Social Innovation Meets the Power of Wall Street will be held on Monday, May 3rd at the Atrium at Lincoln Center. Kipton Cronkite of KiptonART will participate in the "Conversations with Leaders & Change Makers," a lively roundtable discussion of opinions and recommendations about how to solve social problems.


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Yves Saint-LaurentYves Saint-Laurent Retrospective in Paris

This trip to one of the most inspiring cities provided some much anticipated pleasure with an especially satisfying exhibition by the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation at the Petit Palais.  Carla Bruni-Sarkozy provided her support to another example of her notably discreet style in this first retrospective ever of Yves Saint Laurent´s entire oeuvre curated by Florence Muller and Farid Chenoune.


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Joshua Bell's ApartmentKiptonART Artists Featured in this month's May Architectural Digest: Inside Joshua Bell's Home

In this month's May Architectural Digest two KiptonART artists, Paul Seftel and Gavin Zeigler display works in the incredible home of Grammy winning violinists Joshua Bell.

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Photograph by Scott Frances, Architectural Digest, May 2010, pg 110-115, www.architecturaldigest.com
Terrence MeckART TALK with Terrence Meck
Executive Director of The Palette Fund

Who is your favorite KiptonART Artists? Why?

I recently had the pleasure of going to Matthew Satz's East Hampton. I was immediately drawn to the intensity and beauty of his Smoke series. I can get lost in it for hours as it now hangs in my apartment. 


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