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Post One: Coagula Art Journal #100 Just Released.

Take a walk thru art history as publisher Mat Gleason relives each of the 99 issues of Coagula Art Journal with insight and humor.

You can now peruse Coagula ONLINE immediately – no downloading is necessary – and if you like it you may, of course purchase a full-color 48 page treasure trove of art and artist memories, but the entire Issue #100 is online right now at http://COAGULA.NET – but visit soon, each issue is only up online for two months – don’t let Issue #100 pass into art history without having seen it for yourself.

Issue #100 is also available as a free download to your desktop.
http://Coagula.net

Post Two: (Paris) The legendary photography collective Magnum returns to its Parisian roots with a new gallery and an exhibition celebrating its photographers of tomorrow.

Magnum Photos, the celebrated photojournalism cooperative founded in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David “Chim” Seymour and George Rodger, returned to its Parisian Left Bank roots last week: It opened a new gallery steps off the Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Pres, just around the corner from Café de Flore and Brasserie Lipp.

The first exhibit showcases works by photographers who joined the exclusive collective after 2000, along with some vintage works. And while Magnum photographers have always produced photos with a social comment, the newer pieces are rawer, more powerful, in the same way that much journalism these days has grown more opinionated.

Click Image to View Our Gallery of Magnum “Demain/Hier”

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Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos Fittingly, the show was curated by Robert Delpire, a man who has ceaselessly campaigned to popularize the medium—starting avant-garde photo magazines like Neuf and L’Oeil, creating the legendary Photo-Poche series of pocket books devoted to photography, mounting dozens of exhibitions in his own galleries and more as the longtime head of France’s National Center of Photography. It was Delpire who first published Robert Frank’s landmark Les Americains in 1958.

“I wanted to call [the new show] ‘’ [tomorrow/yesterday],” says Delpire, now in his eighties. “I made a choice of prints in order to present some of the ‘young’ photographers, the photographers of the future, and we will project some slides to remember the founders.” Among those he chose from the new generation are Alessandra Sanguinetti, Trent Parke, Mark Power, and Cristina Garcia Rodero.

Art Beast: The Best of Art, Photography, and DesignAs they travel the world capturing the world’s events, peoples and issues, Magnum members—who share decision-making, responsibilities and revenue—are contending with the decline in newspapers and magazines, once their key markets. They’ve diversified to other media, cultural and corporate organizations, and governmental institutions.

The gallery at 13, rue de l’Abbaye, is partly meant to ensure that Magnum photos remain “a reference point”—that the public knows the work, and even the personalities, of its 80 members. Designed to attract passers-by with one huge image in the front window, which will be changed regularly, it will also display rare and collectible items on the back wall, along with the principal exhibition.

Magnum wants visitors to look, linger, buy and eventually perhaps even sip Champagne. The choice of its name, after all, had everything to do with the founders’ serious affinity for champers.

Plus: Check out Art Beast for galleries, interviews with artists, and photos from the hottest parties.

Judith H. Dobrzynski, formerly a reporter and a senior editor at The New York Times and at BusinessWeek, as well as a senior executive at CNBC, is a writer based in New York.

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Post Three: Red Dot Art Fair Miami December 2 – 6, 2009 EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Willy Rojas, Sunny Side Up, Photograph, 40×60″, Villa del Arte Galleries.

RED DOT ART FAIR HOURS:
Wednesday, December 2, 2009,
VIP and Press Preview, 5 – 6 PM

Opening Reception, to benefit GreenMiami,
6 – 9 PM

General Admission:
Thursday, December 3, 11 AM – 7 PM
Friday, December 4, 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, December 5, 11 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, December 6, 11 AM – 6 PM

LOCATION:
Wynwood Art District
3011 NE 1st Ave (Midtown Blvd) at 31st Street, Miami, FL 33137
Website: www.reddotfair.com

Offsite Events will be held on Friday and Saturday nights, free and open to the public.
Friday, December 4th,
Where: Shelborne Beach Resort, 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 8 – 10:30 PM
When: Saturday, December 5th, In Honor of Green Miami, sponsored by Surface Magazine, South Seas Hotel, 1751 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. 8 – 10:30 PM

After its highly successful debut in 2008 as a booth-based event Red Dot Art Fair is pleased to announce its return to the Wynwood Art District in Miami. Red Dot is located directly across from Art Miami and among other high profile fairs that run concurrent to Art Basel Miami Beach.

Our opening reception on Wednesday, December 2nd will benefit GreenMiami, a project initiated by Mayor of Miami – the Honorable Mr. Manuel Diaz, and endorsed by the entire City Commission. All donations collected during the reception will go directly to the City of Miami Tree Trust Fund to support future tree plantings. We hope to help the City of Miami achieve its goal to increase the City’s tree canopy to 30% by 2017.

Under the direction of Red Dot owner George Billis, approximately 40 international modern and contemporary art galleries will feature painting, sculpture, photography and works on paper. The luxurious layout of the 30 thousand square foot tented venue will provide visitors with a sophisticated and friendly environment to view artwork and network with art dealers.

Red Dot Fair strives to create a boutique art fair for galleries specializing in emerging, mid-career and established artists that seek to present work of lasting value and beyond current trends. Red Dot Miami 2009 will again feature galleries selected to provide collectors of all levels with a broad range of works from around the world.

Red Dot announces our new venue location for New York City.  Red Dot New York will take place March 4 – 7, 2010 at the Skylight. Applications are currently available and can be downloaded from our website.

For more information please visit us at www.reddotfair.com

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