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20 Top Art Documentaries - Artinfo February 12, 2012

February 12th, 2013 • Paul H-O
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By Tamara Weg

http://www.artinfo.com/photo-galleries/slideshow-top-20-art-documentaries#.UQqn-KLwlmQ.facebook

Nice list, thank you Tamara and Artinfo.com

Still from the film "Herb and Dorothy"


List in order of appearance until the last few


1."Basquiat, The Radient Child" - 2. "Guest of Cindy Sherman" - 3. "Manufactured Landscapes" 4. The Cave of Forgotten Dreams" - 5. "The Woodmans" - 6. "Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry" - 7. "Eames, the Architect and the Painter" - 8. "!Women Art Revolution" - 9. "Herb and Dorothy" - 10. "Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies" - 11. "Black, White, and Gray" - 12. "In the Realm of the Unreal" - 13. "Crumb" - 14. "Gerhard Richter Painting" - 15. "Louise Bourgeois, The Spider, The Mistress..." - 16. "Beauty is Embarrassing" - 17. "Waste Land" - 18. "Here is Always Somewhere Else" 19. "Ballet Russ" - 20. "Gregory Crewdson, Third Encounters"

Note: Tamara has worked with GalleryBeat, I'm proud to say and always hope we shall again. If there is a caveat, it's the Banksy film, "Exit Through the Gift Shop". It not only should be here but is better than Guest of Cindy Sherman and most of these films.

Artnet Magazine Suddenly Ceases to Exist

June 29th, 2012 • Paul H-O
Artnet ceases to exist

It happened so quickly. It was over before we, the public, knew it. It happened on Monday. I don't know for sure but it's well-known SOP for corporate departmental extermination to give no warning but to blitz the targeted employees with pink slips before they can reciprocate the gift. The targets were all the employees of artnet.com magazine. My call and emails to Walter Robinson have gone unanswered. There is so little information issued from artnet itself or Walter about the the end of the magazine.

There's quite a bit I could say about artnet Magazine since I began writing for artnet in 1996 with the first team of journalists Walter chose to launch the first major online art magazine in the world. It was, during it's tenure as the coffee shop of daily art chatter, the most visited online art portal to date.

I think it's bad sign, but a reality of an art world that is dangerously inflated in valuation, as well as self-importance. We can now surmise that the privilege of working in the glamorous world of art is thin ice at best, so it's safe to say it's a good business if you already have money and don't need to make money.

Art Net: The Life and Times of Walter Robinson by Andrew Russeth, The Observer

January 25th, 2012 • Paul H-O
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New feature on the wily and wooly star of GalleryBeat Television, the artist, critic, editor of artnet.com magazine. Walter has been a good friend since 1988 and this is a very complex matrix of sources. The article itself reminds me a good cubist painting, like a Braque, an image I wouldn't expect at all. I may change my mind, but for now I'm happy that comprehensive attention is being paid to the eminent Walter (Mike) Robinson.

Classic GBTV Seedy Television, Beautiful People

January 25th, 2012 • Paul H-O
Episode 75 Part 3 of 3 (a really wonderful moment with missed Pat Hearn, Kristin Bowler in the bumper, fun) A long time ago, in the distant year 1994, an art fair started by medium sized art dealers Pat Hearn, Colin De Land, and Lisa Spellman started an art fair in the the historically seedy Gramercy Hotel. That is it I can't repeat it. It's all in 2 and 3.

Classic GalleryBeat Television - Gramercy Art Fair, Cathy Speaks Frankly

January 25th, 2012 • Paul H-O

Episode 75 Part 1 of 3 (First time we meet Tracey Emin, empty room, unknown, chilly dealer bloke, can't take a joke) lol Same copy.

A long time ago, in the distant year 1994, medium-sized New York art dealers Pat Hearn, Colin De Land, and Lisa Spellman started an art fair in the the historically seedy Gramercy Hotel, famous for housing rock bands on tour and for it's piano bar.  more »

Classy GalleryBeat Television - Mark De Suvero, Gramercy Art Fair

January 25th, 2012 • Paul H-O

Episode 75 Part 2 of 3 (sometimes I wish I could have had more discretion)

A long time ago, in the distant year 1994, medium-sized New York art dealers Pat Hearn, Colin De Land, and Lisa Spellman started an art fair in the the historically seedy Gramercy Hotel, famous for housing rock bands on tour and for it's piano bar. It was also located right across the street from very tony Gramercy Park, exclusive to the residents of said park, and you still need a key to enter it. This was the beginning of the contemporary art fair in the U.S., and would ultimately become one of the most lucrative trade fairs for art on earth, The Armory Show. I used to look forward to hitting the Gramercy Art Fair, with it's funky rooms turned into funkier New York and international galleries. Almost everyone had a bathroom show, and there were plenty of galleries we would never see again on the planet. Basically, it was a home-made art fair, on the cheap and using all the creativity artist and dealer could drum up for a 3 day run of fun, and maybe a sale or two.

GalleryBeat Live @ The Brooklyn Museum, Yo

September 28th, 2011 • Paul H-O
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Time: Thursday, October 6 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Brooklyn Museum in the Rubin Pavilion (the glass entrance that is fabulous)

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/4728

With guests Ann Carr, Dr. Daryl Isaacs, Sanford Biggers, Spencer and Kristin Tunick, and Robin Cembalest. Hosted by Paul H-O and Lisa Levy. Music and entertainment will be provided by Pat Daughtery

Cooking with GalleryBeat is a live talk show mixing freeform conversation and performance from art to astrophysics. The taping is live and then slow-burned for broadcast on GalleryBeat.net to click start New York’s fall art season. The show is hosted by Paul H-O, creator of GalleryBeat TV, along with co-host Dr. Lisa Levy, the popular, self-proclaimed conceptual psychoanalyst. Produced by Paul, Lisa and Samantha Schlaifer.

This event is co-produced by BM’s Press Relations and Curatorial Departments with special thanks to Director Arnold Lehman.