Behind The Scenes: Installing Maurizio Cattelan’s Untitled 2001

maurizio Cattelan

If you’re a fan of Maurizio Cattelan you know that he is known for big ambitious installations that are both humorous and conceptually engaging. Sotheby’s will soon be auctioning one of Cattelan’s most famous works, Untitled 2001. This is not an easy work to display as it involves the use of master paintings and a giant hole in the ground. To their credit Sotheby’s went through great pains to present this brilliant work in its natural setting. Sotheby’s isn’t hip to embedded videos just yet but clicking on the image above to watch this behind the scenes install video will be worth the extra lick of the mouse.

Awesome Video Of The Day: Pico

Here’s a fun video to start off your Thursday morning. I presentTakafumi Tsuchiya‘s video for experimental jazz quintet “SJQ”.

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Photographer Spotlight: Gabriel Wickbold

Gabriel Wickbold photography

I’m a fan of color, especially in the  works of  photographer Gabriel Wickbold. Check out the rest of her site as it does not disappoint!

Awesome Video Of The Day: Space Monkey

Sometimes I wish I was a monkey who traveled to exotic places like space. Until that happens I can just watch this video created as a collaboration between World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Ben Lee and Leo Burnett, “Space Monkey” carries a message about our planet, and features Ben Lee’s track, “Song for the Divine Mother of the Universe”.

Sun Boxes

Sun Boxes in Rhyolite Nevada is a twenty speaker sound piece powered by the sun. By Craig Colorusso.

Dana Schutz

Dana Schutz painting Rizzoli

I LOVE PAINTING! Maybe this is not so much of a secret if you’ve been following Beautiful/Decay for a while– but every time I see a Dana Schutz painting I just want to scream out…..”I LOVE PAINTING!” Dana’s a painter’s painter. A painter whose techincal chops rivals only her bizarre imagination and quirky themes. A painter who’s willing to take risks and use bold color with no fear. Unfortunately for me, Dana doesn’t currently show her work in LA. So, it was a great treat to get a copy of her fantastic new monograph today, released by art publishing hereos Rizzoli.

Rizzoli has to be one of my favorite art publishers to date. They always release monographs on the best artists of  our generation. And Dana Schutz’s book is no exception: it’s filled with over 200 pages of work and essays documenting her artistic evolution. If you’re a fan of Dana, or of painting in general, you need to add this book to your collection. I guarantee it won’t disappoint!

Bad At Sports Presents: Jeffrey Deitch interviewed by Carlo McCormick

Jeffrey Deitch interviewed by Carlo McCormick

An in-depth and deeply interesting interview with Jeffrey Deitch conducted by writer & critic Carlo McCormick about Jeffrey’s NYC legacy and plans for his big move to Los Angeles as the Director of The MOCA. Presented by our Chicago art audio blog Bad At Sports.

Awesome Video Of The Day- Barry McGee Interview

One of the most influential artists (Did you know Beautiful/Decay is named after a Barry McGee quote) of his generation Barry McGee was recently asked to reinstall a work of his at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for their 75th Anniversary retrospective. What ended up happening was an installation that not only incorporated the original work created in 1996 but also sampled new work created days before the installation. In this piece we talk with Barry about the preservation of impermanent art and how reinvention keeps him excited.

Video by Creative Lives.