At the Home

At the Home: Richard and Eileen Ekstract

Today at Atmos we’re speaking with collectors Richard and Eileen Ekstract in their home in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read along for a chance to hear about Richard’s friendship with Andy Warhol and their latest venture, Collectors Concessions. *This conversation has been lightly edited and condensed. Atmos: Have you always had an interest in art? Richard Ekstract: Well sort of yes. When I was in high school I had a girlfriend who was an artist. That lead me…

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At the Archives

Ben Butler: Unbounded

Happy Throwback Thursday Atmos! #tbt to Ben Butler’s installation, Unbounded at the Rice University Art Gallery. Butler used over 10,000 sticks of poplar wood to create the large scale work that visitors could explore in. “Butler’s artistic process mirrors nature’s systems of growth where complexity emerges from simple building blocks”. The installation took a week to build; watch a timelapse video of its construction above!  Video Courtesy of Ben Butler and Rice University Art Gallery.…

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At the Museum

Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends

Our must-see museum pick of the week is Robert Rauschenberg’s MoMA retrospective, Among Friends. Presenting over 250 works over the course of his six-decade career, the exhibition highlights the social nature of artist’s oeuvre. “My whole area of art has always been addressed to working with other people,” he reflected. “Ideas are not real estate.” The exhibition is open through September 17th, so be sure to catch it before it closes! “To highlight the importance of exchange for Rauschenberg, this…

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Monday Links

5 Things to Read This Week

Happy Monday Atmos! Want to ease into your week with us? Grab your coffee and extend your weekend a little longer. Here’s what we’re reading this Monday morning: Fairy Godmother of Art, Agnes Gund Donates $165 Million to Start Art for Justice Fund. New York Works Plans to Create New Artist Studios and 10,000 Creative Jobs. London’s Sculpture in the City Announces 16 Artworks. New VR Arts Platform Launches with help from Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, and Olafur Eliasson. Collector…

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At the Event

Summer Concert Series: Jazz and Chihuly

Last minute date night idea! Tonight at Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden is the first of their Summer Concert Series: Jazz and Chihuly. The concert is located in their CHIHULY exhibition which displays more than 20 installations by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. They are now on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. Tonight’s concert, The French Connection, “takes audiences on a journey from the vibrant energy of European swing through the…

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At the Event

At the Lightning Field

ALERT: Book Launch Tonight! At the Lightning Field by Lara Raicovich is about the “exploration of coincidences of history, light, space, duration, mathematics, memory and Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field – a large scale artwork comprised of four hundred stainless steel poles, positioned two hundred and twenty feet apart, in the desert of central New Mexico.” To celebrate this newly published book’s launch, Lara will be reading from her work and available to sign copies after. You won’t want…

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At the Studio

In Conversation with Eleanna Anagnos

Today at Atmos is the first day we are posting a piece from our series of interviews with artists in their work spaces. For our inaugural post, we were lucky enough to have the chance to meet with abstract, visual artist, Eleanna Anagnos in her studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Read along below to hear about her process and work! *This conversation has been lightly edited and condensed. Atmos: Do you remember the first thing that inspired you as an artist growing…

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At the Archives

Helen Frankenthaler: Guiding Red

Title: A crew installing Helen Frankenthaler’s painting, Guiding Red Date: 1977 Description: Photo shows four men supporting one corner of Frankenthaler’s painting, in the mezzanine of World Trade Center II. Creator: Emmerich, Andre, 1924-2007, photographer It’s an archive type of day! Helen Frankenthaler is considered one of the most influential artists of the mid-twentieth century. Influenced by abstract expressionist, she later invented the “soak-stain” technique, in which she poured turpentine-thinned paint onto canvas, producing luminous color washes that appeared to…

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Monday Links

5 Things to Read this Week

Happy Monday Atmos! Want to ease into your week with us? Grab your coffee and extend your weekend a little longer. Here’s what we’re reading this Monday morning: 1.  Art Celeb Ai Weiwei Creates a High Tech Surveillance Zone. 2. Pictures that sing to you in Germany. 3. Good Samaritans help Refugee Sculptor Transfer her Bronze to a London Exhibition. 4. In honor of Frank Wright’s Recent Birthday, Play with this Interactive Map of His Projects.   5. The Fearless…

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At the Gallery

Joanne Artman: Contemporary Consciousness

Prep for your weekend Chelsea Gallery hop with Atmos! Currently showing at Joanne Artman Gallery, Contemporary Consciousness features the work of James Wolanin and Jane Maxwell. “The female body has long served as a muse in the arts, a lens through which the themes, issues and ongoing dialogue of the contemporary collective consciousness can be reflected. The [exhibition] addresses this discourse through reflective interpretations of the feminine ideal through context, material and approach.” It’s a show you’re not going to…

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