PRINT December 2004


DIDN’T SEE BUT HEARD IT WAS GOOD Stephan Dillemuth performance @ Reena Spaulings and Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Passerby; Amar Kanwar @ Peter Blum; Tara Mateik @ Reena Spaulings; “The Dreamland Artist Club” (Creative Time) @ Coney Island; Iran do Espírito Santo @ Sean Kelly; Black Dragon Society @ apexart; Derrick Adams @ Triple Candie; “presence: 25 Nights of Individual Performance Events by Various Artists” (curated by Michael Mahalchick) @ Canada; Peter Caine @ ATM; David Wojnarowicz @ Roth Horowitz; Ilya and Emilia Kabakov @ Sean Kelly; Alix Pearlstein @ Salon 94; Ed Ruscha talk @ the Whitney; Brian Jungen @ Triple Candie; “Counter Culture” @ New Museum off-sites on the Bowery; Julianne Swartz @ Josee Bienvenu Gallery; “Blind Dates” @ SculptureCenter; Rosson Crow @ Canada. MADE IN HEAVEN Donald Judd @ Van de Weghe and PaceWildenstein: boxes of moonlight; Joseph Beuys @ Gagosian; Alighiero e Boetti @ Barbara Gladstone; Gordon Matta-Clark @ David Zwirner: the real cutup; Jeff Wall @ Marian Goodman; Jeff Koons @ C&M Arts: the whole kitsch and caboodle; Willem de Kooning @ Gagosian; Cindy Sherman @ Metro Pictures: clown torture; Ed Ruscha @ the Whitney: witty wonders from anagrams to gunpowder and all the parking lots on the Sunset Strip; Vito Acconci @ Barbara Gladstone; “Before the End (The Last Painting Show)” (curated by Olivier Mosset) @ Swiss Institute; Hans-Peter Feldmann @ P.S. 1 and 303; Chris Burden (curated by Josh Baer) @ Zwirner & Wirth: the original Jackass; Philip Guston @ the Met; Yang Fudong @ Trans>area; David Wojnarowicz @ P. P. O. W.; Agnes Martin @ Pace Wildenstein; Andy Warhol @ Anton Kern. I LOVE AMERICA AND AMERICA LOVES ME William Pope.L @ The Project and Artists Space; “American Idyll” @ Greene Naftali; Felix Gmelin @ Maccarone Inc.: found in translation; “Majority Whip” (organized by Kathy Grayson and Laura Tepper) @ White Box; Art Works for Hard Money auction @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Passerby, and America Coming Together and ARTS PAC auction at Phillips, de Pury and Company; Daniel Joseph Martinez @ The Project: Martha Stewart’s Unabomber cabin; “Power, Corruption and Lies” (curated by Adam McEwen and Neville Wakefield) @ Roth Horowitz; Andrea Bowers @ Sara Meltzer; Freedom of Expression National Monument (Creative Time) @ Foley Square; The People’s Guide to the Republican National Convention: the who, what, where, why, and when; “The Freedom Salon” @ Deitch Projects: politics is the new black; “Propaganda Hospitality Suite” @ LUXE Gallery; September issue of Artforum; “Building the Unthinkable” @ apexart; Steve Mumford’s “Baghdad Journal”: minority report from artnet’s first embedded artist; “Election” @ American Fine Arts; The Liberty Fair: community Spiritual America; “The Presidency” @ Exit Art; “Face Off” @ Ronald Feldman; “Democracy is Fun?” (organized by Michele Thursz and Defne Ayas) @ White Box; Richard Serra’s self-produced “Stop B S” posters (distributed by United for Peace and Justice) @ the march against the RNC and his “Stop Bush” billboard above The Park on Tenth Avenue in Chelsea: a picture tells a thousand words. SEXY BEAST Hilary Harkness @ Mary Boone; Terry Richardson @ Deitch Projects: hard-ons and titties and bears, oh my!; Timothy Greenfield-Sanders @ Mary Boone: what do Salman Rushdie and Jenna Jameson have in common?; Richard Kern @ Feature; Robert Longo @ Metro Pictures; Will Cotton @ Mary Boone; Andrea Fraser @ Friedrich Petzel: sex sells literally—and some say metaphorically. LONG TIME NO SEE Charles Long @ Tanya Bonakdar; Dieter Roth @ MoMA QNS and P.S. 1: one man’s trash is another’s treasure; Jon Kessler @ Deitch Projects; Lee Bontecou @ MoMA QNS; Atsuko Tanaka @ Grey Art Gallery and Paula Cooper: body electric; Sturtevant @ Perry Rubenstein; Jonathan Borofsky @ Rockefeller Center (Public Art Fund): back in the high life again; James Angus @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise; Mark Tansey @ Gagosian; Welcome back MoMA! ARRIVALS . . . Tracy Williams, Ltd.; Betty Cuningham Gallery; Perry Rubenstein Gallery; Haswellediger and Co.; Tony Shafrazi, Kent Gallery, Roebling Hall, Bellwether, and Sixtyseven move to Chelsea; Donna De Salvo, Elisabeth Sussman and Joan Simon to the Whitney; Debra Singer to The Kitchen; Matthew Higgs to White Columns; e-flux video rental; Brooklyn Museum of Art’s new entrance and plaza. . . . AND DEPARTURES Kenny Schachter to London; Marla Prather, Debra Singer and Lawrence Rinder from the Whitney; David Platzker from Printed Matter; Ace Gallery from Soho; Fred Wilson and Michael Rovner to PaceWildenstein; Mike Kelley and the Kippenberger Estate to Gagosian; Stefania Bortolami and Amalia Dayan from Gagosian; Michael Lieberman from Lombard-Freid; Billy Kluver, 1927–2004; Leon Golub, 1922–2004; Richard Avedon, 1923–2004; Helmut Newton, 1920–2004; Edward Krasiński, 1925–2004. TERMINATED “Terminal 5” @ JFK (curated by Rachel Ward): shut down; Grand Street ceases publication; Debs & Co. closes; Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled 2002 (he promised): concert featuring Gang Gang Dance, Chocky, White Magic, Dead Meadow, Gavin and Delia, Hisham Bharoocha, Octis, Avey Tare and Deakin from Animal Collective gets shut down by the noise police; The Armory Show pulls a Giuliani and shuts out several local galleries. NATURAL DISASTERS Marc Quinn @ Mary Boone: marble amputees so disgusting they kept us coming back to see if they were still there; Hurricane Frances floods Twenty-fourth Street galleries Luhring Augustine, Andrea Rosen, LFL, Ramis Barquet, Mike Weiss, and Stellan Holm and forces Jeffrey Deitch to move the Terry Richardson show to Wooster Street due to an impending collapse of his neighbor on Grand Street; “Open House: Working in Brooklyn” @ Brooklyn Museum of Art; “Crude Oil Painting” @ White Columns: literal take on art made with or inspired by oil; Michal Rovner @ Pace Wildenstein: written in stone. OOPS I DID IT AGAIN Sam Taylor-Wood @ Matthew Marks; Joseph Kosuth @ Sean Kelly; Sean Landers @ Andrea Rosen; Candida Höfer @ Sonnabend: not that we’re complaining; Louise Bourgeois @ Cheim & Read: ditto; Tony Feher @ D’Amelio Terras: ditto; Andreas Gursky @ Matthew Marks: ditto. SO BAD IT’S GOOD? “Julian Schnabel: Sculpture” @ C&M Arts: Idiota, he declared as he conquered Dia, sort of; Martin Honert @ Matthew Marks; Ashley Bickerton @ Sonnabend: Completion? Is it over, Ashley? FOLKADELIA Angelo Filomeno, Simon Periton, Philip Taaffe, Francesco Vezzoli @ Gorney Bravin + Lee: fine stitching; Christian Holstad @ Daniel Reich; Beatriz Milhazes @ James Cohan: local color; Dearraindrop @ Deitch Projects: doyouthinktheydropacid?; Tyson Reeder @ Daniel Reich; “The Collage Project” @ Bergdorf Goodman; “Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity” (curated by Bob Nickas and Steve Lafreniere) @ P.S. 1; Devendra Banhart @ Roth Horowitz. DRAMA QUEENS Jamie Isenstein @ Guild and Greyshkul: private dancer (to “Staying Alive” on a player piano); Marina Abramović’s students @ P.S. 1: topless ladies on skis!; Brice Dellsperger @ Team; Matt Mullican @ Tracy Williams, Ltd.; Robin Rhode @ Perry Rubenstein; “Adaptive Behavior” @ the New Museum; Katarzyna Kozyra @ Postmasters: why can’t I be you? FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION Oliver Herring @ Max Protetch; Erica Baum @ D’Amelio Terras; Cheyney Thompson @ Andrew Kreps: ushering in banality; Rachel Harrison @ Greene Naftali: reuse, refuse, recycle; Anri Sala @ Marian Goodman; Manfred Pernice @ Anton Kern; Robert Beck @ CRG; Thomas Demand @ 303; Francis Cape @ Murray Guy; Marepe @ Anton Kern: losing my religion; Ann Craven @ Gasser & Grunert: birds redux. BACK TO THE FUTURE Continuous Project #4, Monika Sprüth’s no. 1 of Eau de Cologne(from 1984); giroup exhibition selected by Clarissa Dalrymple and Nicole Klagsbrun @ Nicole Klagsbrun; Joel Sternfeld @ Luhring Augustine; “Seventies Color Photography” @ Marianne Boesky: that was then, this is now; George Condo @ Briggs Robinson; Andy Warhol Dollar Signs @ Van de Weghe: the rich are getting richer. LIFE IN THE WOODS Verne Dawson @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise; Erick Swenson @ James Cohan; Ugo Rondinone @ Matthew Marks; Michelle Segre @ Derek Eller; Yelena Yemchuk @ Dactyl Foundation: animals are people, too; Loretta Lux @ Yossi Milo; Giuseppe Penone @ The Drawing Center: ornamental education. FAR AWAY SO CLOSE Johan Grimonprez @ Yvon Lambert: 1-800-Dial-New-Guinea; An-My Lê @ Murray Guy; Tony Just @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise; Stan Douglas @ David Zwirner: concrete jungle; Corinne May Botz @ Bellwether: haunted dollhouse; Franz West @ Lincoln Center (Public Art Fund); Andy Goldsworthy on the roof of the Met: room with a view; Tim Davis @ Bohen Foundation; Min Kim @ ATM Gallery; Richard Misrach @ PaceWildenstein; Anna Gaskell @ Casey Kaplan: tainted winter wonderland; Katherine Bowling @ Greenberg Van Doren. OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS Elizabeth Peyton @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise; Matthew Cerletty @ Rivington Arms: drawn from life; Hernan Bas @ Daniel Reich: boys’ life; Justine Kurland @ Gorney Bravin + Lee; Roe Ethridge @ Andrew Kreps. I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR Kutlug Ataman @ Lehmann Maupin: mothman prophecies; Collier Schorr @ 303; Christian Jankowski @ Maccarone Inc.: imitation of life; “Reflecting the Mirror” (curated by Karina Daskalov) @ Marian Goodman; Hanna Liden @ Rivington Arms; Sissel Kardel @ John Connelly Presents; Diane Arbus @ Grey Art Gallery: freaks and geeks; Katharina Sieverding @ P.S. 1 and Salon 94: take a look at me now; Karel Funk @ 303; Wolfgang Staehle @ Postmasters; Louise Lawler @ Metro Pictures; Shirana Shahbazi @ Salon 94 and Trans>area. SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT Slater Bradley @ Team; Whitney Biennial: Sue de Beer, Dave Muller, Hernan Bas, Slater Bradley, Banks Violette; “The Infinite Fill Show” (curated by Cory and Jamie Arcangel) @ Foxy Production; Bjorn Copeland @ Daniel Reich; “Drunk vs. Stoned” @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Passerby, coproduced by General Store: intoxicating inspiration plus a gift shop. KING OF COMEDY Tim Lee @ Cohan and Leslie; Adam McEwen @ Nicole Klagsbrun: tomorrow’s news today and other deadpan gestures; Richard Prince talk with Chrissie Iles @ the Whitney: Best audience question: “If Richard Chamberlain smashed up your car hoods would they still be sexy?”; Chivas Clem @ Maccarone Inc.; Lutz Bacher @ American Fine Arts and Participant Inc.; Seth Price @ Reena Spaulings: folded glass plus a special appearance by a young Richard Serra wearing an untamed afro; Olav Westphalen @ Maccarone Inc.; Gilbert & George @ Lehmann Maupin: all my life I gave you nothing and still you ask for more. MONSTER’S BALL Alex Bag @ Elizabeth Dee: down with Halliburton, up with Wicca; “Scream: 10 Artists x 10 Writers x 10 Scary Movies” (curated by Fernanda Arruda and Michael Clifton) @ Anton Kern: neo-goth, Cream style; Whitney Biennial: Aïda Ruilova, David Altmejd, Sue de Beer, Amy Cutler, Banks Violette; Adam Putnam @ Artists Space; Steven Parrino @ Team; David Altmejd @ Andrea Rosen: werewolf in London meets The Dark Crystal; Naomi Fisher @ Lombard-Freid; Peter Friedl @ Sara Meltzer; Bettina Sellmann @ Derek Eller; Ena Swansea @ Gasser & Grunert: the dinner party after; “Comic Grotesque” @ Neue Galerie; Andrew Guenther @ Perry Rubenstein. GERMAN RENAISSANCE Albert Oehlen @ Luhring Augustine; Daniel Richter @ David Zwirner; Christoph Ruckhäberle @ LFL; “Clara-Park” (curated by Christian Ehrentraut) @ Marianne Boesky: neo-Rauschenberg; Georg Baselitz @ Gagosian: folkadelic forebear; Thomas Eggerer @ Friedrich Petzel; Hannah van Bart @ Marianne Boesky: doll parts and fakelore; Thomas Scheibitz @ Tanya Bonakdar; Bendix Harms @ Anton Kern: neo-German folkadelic. SLEEPERS William Eggleston @ Cheim & Read: he knows his chickens; Suburban House Kit @ Deitch Projects; Jan Mancuska @ Andrew Kreps: the writing’s on the wall; Cannon Hudson @ Oliver Kamm 5BE; “Hard Light” @ P.S. 1; Zilvinas Kempinas @ Spencer Brownstone; Patterson Beckwith @ American Fine Arts; Shellburne Thurber @ Participant Inc.; “Future Noir” @ Gorney Bravin + Lee: born from Blade Runner (plus an electric octopus video to rival the Discovery Channel); Peter Coffin @ Andrew Kreps; Christopher Knowles (curated by Matthew Higgs) @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise; Halsey Rodman @ Triple Candie; Jeremy Deller “The Uses of Literacy” @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise. SPACE ODDITY Craig Kalpakjian @ Andrea Rosen; Ricci Albenda @ Andrew Kreps: color my word; Lothar Baumgarten @ Marian Goodman; Aernout Mik @ The Project: slow and low, that is the tempo; Pablo Vargas Lugo @ Massimo Audiello; Type A @ Sara Meltzer; “Nippon Time Recycled” (curated by Eric Mezil) @ Yvon Lambert; Hubbard/Birchler @ Tanya Bonakdar; Spencer Finch @ Postmasters; Changha Hwang @ Massimo Audiello; Jonah Freeman @ Andrew Kreps: your friends and neighbors; Jennifer Pastor @ the Whitney. VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Jesper Just @ Perry Rubenstein: Danish redux of the Beaver Trilogy; Olaf Breuning @ Metro Pictures; Rodney Graham @ 303: the medium is the message; Annika Larsson @ Andrea Rosen; Pipilotti Rist @ Luhring Augustine: sugar and spice, not everything nice; Jane and Louise Wilson @ 303; Paul Pfeiffer @ Gagosian and The Project; Andrea Ray @ Suite 106; Judith Eisler @ Cohan and Leslie: as seen on TV. UNSOLVED MYSTERIES Simon Starling @ Casey Kaplan: steel tax, Brancusi, and a moped made from a bicycle and a chainsaw; Eve Sussman @ Roebling Hall and the Whitney: being Diego Velázquez; Trisha Donnelly @ Casey Kaplan: witchy woman; Matthew Brannon @ John Connelly Presents; Paul Etienne Lincoln @ Alexander and Bonin; Johannes Wohnseifer @ Casey Kaplan. FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING “Now Is a Good Time” (curated by Dean Valentine) @ Andrea Rosen; Tim Lokiec @ LFL; Glenn Brown @ Gagosian: history of art (on drugs); “She’s Come Undone” @ Greenberg van Doren: watching their figures; Laura Owens @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise; Brian Calvin @ Anton Kern: son of Alex Katz paints hippies; Dana Schutz @ LFL; David Humphrey @ Brent Sikkema; Carroll Dunham @ Barbara Gladstone; Seonna Hong @ Oliver Kamm 5BE. IT’S A MAD WORLD Justin Lieberman @ LFL; Lily van der Stokker @ Feature; Delia R. Gonzalez and Gavin R. Russom @ Daniel Reich; Christoph Büchel @ Swiss Institute; Tal R @ LFL; Ward Shelley @ Pierogi; Kirsten Deirup @ Guild and Greyshkul: Victorian poltergeist; Tony Oursler @ Lehmann Maupin; Bjarne Melgaard @ Reena Spaulings. SIZE MATTERS Franz Gertsch @ Gagosian: big Patti Smith, Groundhog Day–style; Nigel Cooke @ Andrea Rosen; Ai Weiwei @ Robert Miller: get a load of that huge chandelier!; Ellen Gallagher @ Gagosian; Richard Deacon @ Marian Goodman; Picasso, Bacon, Basquiat @ Tony Shafrazi: security guards for the gallerist who spray-painted Guernica?!; Aleksandra Mir’s big umbrella @ P.S. 1; Francesca Woodman @ Marian Goodman; Kurt Lightner @ Clementine; Caio Fonseca @ Paul Kasmin; Christopher Wool @ Luhring Augustine. CARAVAN OF DREAMS Yutaka Sone @ David Zwirner; Carsten Höller @ Casey Kaplan: in through the out door; Anna Galtarossa @ Spencer Brownstone; “They Think I’m One of Them” @ Guild and Greyshkul; Jeppe Hein @ P.S. 1; John Bock @ Anton Kern; “The Game Show” @ James Cohan: ping-pong anyone?; Rudolf Stingel Plan B @ Grand Central Terminal; Justin Lowe @ P.S. 1. TALES FROM THE CRYPT Amy Cutler @ Leslie Tonkonow; AA Bronson @ John Connelly Presents: rear-end rubdowns for the masses; Daniel Heimbinder @ Clementine Gallery; Daniel Hesidence @ Feature; Jim Lambie @ Anton Kern; John Miller @ Metro Pictures; Michael Wetzel @ John Connelly Presents; St. Clair Cemin @ Brent Sikkema. LET’S GET TOGETHER “Establishing Shot” @ Artists Space; “Colony” and “Sprawl” (curated by Emily Wei and Haan Chau) @ Hudson Clearing; “I Am the Walrus” (curated by Jan Avgikos) @ Cheim & Read: send in the clowns; “Where Do We Go From Here” @ Tanya Bonakdar; “The day after I destroyed the women, I wished I had not destroyed them” @ Oliver Kamm 5BE: violent undertones; “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” @ The Project: the grateful dead of hippie culture; “Trunk of Humours” (curated by Kathy Grayson) @ Deitch Projects; “When the lights go out . . . ” @ Cohan and Leslie; “Despite the Sun” @ Foxy Production. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Matt Johnson @ Taxter and Spengemann; Rinko Kawauchi @ Cohan and Leslie: I’ll show you fear in a handful of dust; Gedi Sibony @ Canada; Marco Boggio Sella @ John Connelly Presents; Lars-Erik Fisk @ Taxter and Spengemann; Mika Rottenberg @ P.S. 1: porn stars turn fingernails into cherries?!; Kent Henricksen @ In the Kitchen; Paul Chan @ Greene Naftali: apocalypse now; Lucas Ajemian @ Priska C. Juschka; Tomory Dodge @ Taxter and Spengemann; Marc Handelman @ Lombard-Freid. KING FOR A DAY “Let the Bullshit Run a Marathon” (curated by Nate Lowman) @ Nicole Klagsbrun: the spawn of Cady Noland; “I, Assassin” (curated by Slater Bradley) @ Wallspace; “Always Already Passé” (curated by Chivas Clem) @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Passerby: Fifth International, the next generation; “Minimal Artists try to make Something look like Nothing and Conceptual Artists try to make Nothing look like Something, or is It the Other Way Around?” (curated by Jonathan Monk) @ Yvon Lambert; “Tokyo Girls Bravo” @ Marianne Boesky and “Gallery Swap: Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin” @ LFL (both curated by Takashi Murakami): hello kitty; “None of the Above” (curated by John Armleder) @ Swiss Institute; “Last one on is a soft jimmy” (curated by Kelley Walker) @ Paula Cooper. SOCIAL WORKERS Harrell Fletcher @ Christine Burgin and Guild and Greyshkul; Whitney Biennial in Central Park with Public Art Fund: Dave Muller Themeless (A Carnival of Sorts); Cildo Meireles @ Galerie Lelong: concrete poetry; Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Untitled 2002 (he promised) @ the former Ace gallery; Kerry James Marshall @ the Studio Museum in Harlem; Anton Vidokle @ Massimo Audiello; Julian Opie @ City Hall Park (Public Art Fund); Dave Muller @ Murray Guy. HISTORY LESSONS Miroslaw Balka @ Barbara Gladstone: look back in anger; Benjamin Cottam @ Gasser & Grunert; “Repeat Performance” @ Artists Space; “Beginning Here: 101 Ways” @ SVA; “Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China” @ the ICP and Asia Society; “Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present” @ the Guggenheim; William Kentridge @ Marian Goodman; Nari Ward @ Deitch Projects; Ana Mendieta @ the Whitney; Mark Leckey @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise: in the belly of the rabbit; Dominic McGill @ Derek Eller; Neil Jenney, Ree Morton, Sylvia Plimack Mangold @ Alexander and Bonin; On Kawara @ David Zwirner: days like these; “Based on a True Story” @ Artists Space. THE HARVEY EFFECT “California Earthquakes” @ Daniel Reich: Jerry Saltz’s termites, Harvey’s treats; “Deliver us from Evil” @ Matthew Marks; Dana Schutz, Amy Sillman, Kara Walker @ Brent Sikkema; “Le Cabinet des Collages” @ D’amelio Terras; Benjamin Degen @ Guild and Greyshkul; “Happy Days Are Here Again” (curated by André Schlechtriem) @ David Zwirner: the son also rises; “Incantantions” @ Metro Pictures; “The New Romantics” @ Greene Naftali: Philippe Perrot hits New York; Rob Thom @ LFL. MATERIAL WORLD Kirsten Hassenfeld @ Bellwether: amazing with paper and scissors, but can she type?; “Happy Medium” (curated by Meghan Dailey) @ Clementine; Phoebe Washburn @ LFL and P.S. 1; “Semi-Precious” (Public Art Fund) @ MetroTech Center; “Surface Tension” @ Lombard-Freid: loved that puking phoenix by Jennifer Cohen; Brice Marden @ Matthew Marks: million-dollar marbles!; Gareth James @ American Fine Arts; Jessica Jackson Hutchins @ Derek Eller; Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg @ Cohan and Leslie; Jessica Rankin @ The Project; “Hung, Drawn, and Quartered” (curated by Miriam Katzeff) @ Team; Michael Mahalchick @ Canada; Shirley Tse @ Murray Guy. NEW YORK STATE OF MIND Carnegie International: New Yorker Laura Hoptman brings the Big Apple—and Henry Fonda—to Pittsburgh; MOMA in Berlin: Upon closing MOMA mounted posters thanking Berlin! Or was it Berlin thanking MOMA?; Daniel Guzman @ Lombard-Freid and Trans>area; Barbara Probst @ Murray Guy; Peter Wegner @ Henry Urbach Architecture. COMMON PEOPLE Geniuses: sculptor and painter Judy Pfaff and folk artist Aminah Robinson received MacArthur Grants; Biennial Boon: Raymond Pettibon was awarded the 2004 Bucksbaum Award, with a sum of $100,000; Boss man: Rirkrit Tiravanija won the $50,000 Hugo Boss prize (shortlist included: Franz Ackermann, Rivane Neuenschwander, Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij, Simon Starling, and Yang Fudong); Lineman: The Drawing Center honored Richard Serra: in his acceptance speech he recited his “alphabet of drawing”; Wrap Stars: Christo and Jeanne-Claude received the 2004 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center. HOUSEHOLD NAMES Richard Prince, Christian Holstad, Larry Gagosian, John Currin (is a Republican), Cady Noland, Ed Ruscha, Harvey Shipley Miller. RISKY BUSINESS Bought by Louise McBain. Modern Painters and Gallery Guide; Sold by MOMA: Giorgio di Chirico’s The Great Metaphysician, (1917), Jackson Pollock’s Number 12 (1949) $11,655,500, and works by Chagall, Dubuffet, Léger, Magritte, and Picasso at Christie’s May sales; Records: Pablo Picasso’s Boy with a Pipe (1905) $104,000,000; Jeff Koons’s Jim Beam J.B. Turner Train (1986) $5,495,500; Richard Prince’s My Name (1987) $747,200; Keith Haring’s Untitled (People) (1985) $624,000; Maurizio Cattelan’s The Ninth Hour (1999) $3,032,000; Christopher Wool’s Untitled (1990) (Run Dog Run Dog Run) $848,000; Takashi Murakami’s Flower Ball (2002) $624,000; Ed Ruscha’s Damage (1964) $3,591,500; Willem de Kooning’s Standing Figure (1969) $3,479,500; 36 works of Richard Prince at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips in November sales. Caught: two Whitney ticket-takers in $850,000 ticket scam. Guilty: Thea Westreich and her company, Art Advisory Services, Inc., for failing to collect New York City sales tax on over $5 million in art sales; Beginning: Fernwood Art Investments and Artist Pension Trust: trading in futures. End: “Collection (or How I Spent a Year)” @ P.S. 1: what Bob Nickas bought over a year. FORECASTS Andrew Guenther @ Perry Rubenstein; Daniel Lefcourt @ Taxter and Spengemann; Bruce Conner @ Barbara Gladstone: Toni Basel, Cool Hand Luke and Devo!; Keith Edmier @ Friedrich Petzel; Katharina Fritsch @ Matthew Marks; William Kentridge @ the Met; Ken Price @ Matthew Marks; “Origins of Harold” @ Deitch Projects; “Small: The Object in Film, Video, and Slide Installation” @ the Whitney. I HEARD I WAS THERE Rachel Harrison’s postopening karaoke party; “Now is a good time” afterparty @ Andrea Rosen: kicked out; Terry Richardson party @ the Maritime Hotel; Whitney Biennial after party @ the Maritime: prom all over again and the cute guy from Amores Perros was there; Timothy Greenfield-Sanders opening @ Mary Boone: the freaks come out at night.

Compiled by Ali Subotnick, Massimiliano Gioni, and Maurizio Cattelan.

P.S. Though not in New York physically, Gregor Schneider’s identical twin house project in London, Die Familie Schneider, was so haunting it followed us back on the plane.