Nasher Museum Director Kim Rorschach and Trevor Schoonmaker, curator of contemporary art, made the annual pilgrimage to Art Basel Miami Beach last week. All week, The Art Newspaper covers everything that moves, which helps even the people at the fair to keep track of the biggest news.
We were thrilled to read in that newspaper about the phenomenal sale of a 1973 work by Barkley L. Hendricks, “October’s Gone … Goodnight.” The painting sold at Jack Shainman Gallery for $175,000 to a museum, according to Massimiliano Gioni, director of special exhibitions at the New Museum, and artistic director, the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Milan. Massimiliano writes, “There is both something of a Renaissance austerity to it but, as with all of Hendricks’ work, it is also contemporary. It’s portraiture at its best; a revelation of people’s lives and styles.”
The Art Newspaper also gave a nod to Trevor Schoonmaker’s installation in the home of Dennis and Debra Scholl. Trevor was quoted as saying he “appreciated the quiet moments out on the dock with the green iguanas and brown anole lizards, jellies, puffers and triggerfish.”