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Art and Shopping: Gagosian, Hirst, Art Metropole

Superstar art dealer Larry Gagosian is certainly tapped into the zeitgeist, with his high-profile stable of artists, mini-empire (New York, Beverly Hills, London, Rome, Hong Kong, Athens) and recently, with his new shop that sells multiples by big-name artists in New York. The shop is new for a dealer, but not so new for the art world. It began with
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VoCA Recommends…Atelier Punkt, Montreal

Peut Mieux Faire September 4 – 9 October, 2009 Atelier Punkt, Montreal There’s a new exhibition opening on September 4 at Atelier Punkt, the year-old space that appears to be one of Montreal’s coolest art and design spaces. Founded by artist Melinda Pap, Punkt is effectively an artist-run centre that dedicates itself to exhibitions of work by young designers, photographers,
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Buy Art for Christmas!

BAILOUT: The 2008 Members’ Exhibition & Sale Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto 9 – 18 December, 2008 Sale: Thursday, December 18, 8 pm Mercer Union’s “stimulus package to put the US bailout to shame” includes drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures and multiples all priced at $149.99 from hot Canadian artists including several VoCA favorites:

VoCA says Happy Christmas & Happy Holidays

In the spirit of reflection over a year gone by so quickly…and despite our recognition of the overall futility of ‘Best Of’ lists, we have nonetheless gone ahead with VoCA’s Best of 2007, in the hopes that it may provide for some spirited discussion over the holidays: BEST OF 2007 Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Corpus, c. 1650 Image: 1. Bernini’s
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Arty Christmas Gifts Part Two

6. PLUG IN ICA – WINNIPEG Neil Farber, Farber Drawing 683, 1999. Image: One of the members of the Royal Art Lodge, Neil Farber’s work features an odd cast of characters that includes waif-like children, cats, dogs, and ghosts, combining innocence with a complicated and often foreboding sense of the absurd. Farber’s drawings remind us that among the range
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Arty Christmas Gifts Part One

Although VoCA won’t be thinking of Christmas shopping for at least another week, here are some ideas for arty presents that support Canadian museums, artists and artist-run centres. After all, art has been “the new fashion” for quite some time… 1. PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY – VANCOUVER Lynn Valley #2/Kleenex Mathematics. Image: Lynn Valley is an ongoing series of publications
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Christmas Art Books

Raphael, The Alba Madonna, c. 1510, Andrew W. Mellon Collection. Image: Some picks of this year’s Christmassy art books, chosen by the Telegraph.

Gifts of Art

This year, VoCA suggests forgoing gifts altogether in favor of supporting our environment. Envrionmental Defence Canada If you can’t resist pressies, here’s a list of art and related gifts that last – and that support the arts in Canada: ART METROPOLE, Toronto – Founded in 1974 by renowned artist collective General Idea, this is your one-stop shop for amazing and
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