Thursday, March 5, 2015

Come and visit us at this year's Spring AAF in New York City!

We're delighted to return to New York to participate in the Spring Affordable Art Fair (March 25 - 29). TAG Fine Arts will be exhibiting an exciting array of artworks in pole position at booth 1.1. Previously unseen limited editions will be on view by bluechip artists: Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley and David Spiller. Alongside these established artists, new works will be exhibited by emerging artists: Emma JohnsonRyan Callanan, Justine Smith and Katsutoshi Yuasa.  TAG will also be introducing a number of newcomers to the fair including: Aga Ousseinov, Mike Stilkey and Serge Strosberg.  For complimentary access, please contact Diana. Click here for fair visiting information. We look forward to seeing you there! 
Introducing Mike Stilkey's "In The Noonday Sun", 2015, 

10.25  x 21.5 high x 6 deep in, acrylic on discarded books 
Image Courtesy of the artist and TAG Fine Arts

Friday, December 5, 2014

Mapping Manhattan by Emma Johnson

Word up map enthusiasts! TAG Fine Arts is delighted to offer stunning new maps of New York by the remarkable artist Emma Johnson. Working with original vintage Manhattan maps including: Esso - Metropolitan New York (1941), Hagstrom Visitors Map of New York City (1961) and Mobil Metropolitan New York City (1964 & 1966), Johnson explores the fragmented, multifaceted nature of memory and history of this unique city. An entirely new series, the artist has been obsessively collecting maps of New York, which she has deconstructed and recombined in response to her personal experience through time. Johnson cuts multiple paths and layers into each piece, transforming the maps from functional objects into evocative personal journeys. Visually compelling in their complexity, these works could possibly be interpreted as a metaphor for our continued need to communicate and pin down the streams of information that characterize our daily lives. Speaking about the new series, Emma told us that "At first I found them quite difficult as the grid structure of the road layout is so rigid in Manhattan - I am more accustomed to the chaotic European road structure - but I hope I am getting the hang of it!" We certainly think so and are delighted to be exhibiting these maps here in New York in the coming Spring. For further information and details on availability, please contact Diana

Manhattan Transit (2014), dissected paper maps (6 Layers), 67cm x 50cm 
Image Courtesy of the Artist and TAG Fine Arts
Metropolitan (2014), dissected paper maps (3 layers), 46cm x 39cm
Image of Courtesy of the Artist and TAG Fine Arts

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mapping the typographic landscape of New York City

TAG Fine Arts NYC is delighted to now be working with the talented artist and designer, Ursula Hitz. A typographic genius, the artist meticulously creates contemporary cartographic maps of the world's best-known cities based on place names. With expertize in fonts, typefaces and all things typography, Hitz's real interest lies in how letters capture not only the dimension of a city, but also its personally too. She explains, "unlike regular maps, mine don't focus on streets or buildings. Instead, they build an organic texture of worlds that grow from the centre - in the way that many cities have grown".  Hitz has exhibited her work widely in Europe and we look forward to introducing her beautiful typographic maps Stateside.  For information and availability on her map of the Big Apple (illustrated below), please contact Diana. Exhibition dates to follow.

Map of NYC, 2014, Limited edition screen print on Somerset paper, 
Edition of 100, 22 x 29 in, 56 x 76 cm Image Courtesy of the Artist and TAG Fine Arts

Map of NYC (detail), 2014, Limited edition screen print on Somerset paper, 
Edition of 100, 22 x 29 in, 56 x 76 cm Image Courtesy of the Artist and TAG Fine Arts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Brain Terrains by Heidi Whitman

TAG Fine Arts, NYC is delighted to have two paper constructions by Heidi Whitman to offer contemporary cartography enthusiasts. The artist who describes these constructions as "the structure of the city and the structure of the mind conflated" skillfully charters the mechanical workings of the brain to reveal intuitive, mental terrains that map the interior and exterior places as one.

Heidi Whitman, Zig Zag, 2011, 10.5 x 17 x 2 in, ink, gouache, acrylic, paper and cast shadows
Image Courtesy of the Artist and TAG Fine Arts

For further information and prices,  please contact Diana.  For an artist CV and images, check out Heidi's work here.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

TAG Fine Arts now offering art advisory and appraisal services in New York and London

We're delighted to offer a comprehensive art advisory service to our clients, whether you're just at the beginning of your collection or an experienced art buyer. Our services include: art appraisal, collections development and provenance research.  Let TAG Fine Arts help realize your artistic vision.  Please get in touch with Diana who will be happy to discuss your needs.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Metallic Manhattan by Stanley Donwood

Stanley Donwood's stunning new screenprint map of Manhattan was launched at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy earlier this year. The bright colours, bold text and metallic elements were inspired by roadside advertisements and brilliantly capture his urban subject. For further information or to purchase your very own print, contact Diana.

Stanley Donwood | Metallic Manhattan | 2013 | Screenprint | Edition of 50, signed by the artist
Image Courtesy of the Artist and TAG Fine Arts

Monday, December 10, 2012

12.12.12. Holiday Drinks at the ISE Cultural Foundation; a festive celebration with the Streaming Museum

Please join us at the ISE Cultural Foundation for a Holiday Toast on 12.12.12 from 6 to 8pm, hosted by TAG Fine Arts in collaboration with the Streaming Museum on the occasion of Katsutoshi Yuasa’s exhibition “Miraculous”.  The event also marks the Streaming Museum’s forthcoming 5 Year Anniversary. On view will be a video tour of public spaces on 7 continents where the museum has exhibited, a video of Katsutoshi Yuasa at work in his studio in Japan, and the museum’s current exhibition that is touring a network of big screens internationally. The backdrop to 12.12.12 is a show of critically acclaimed hand-carved woodcuts by Japanese artist Katsutoshi Yuasa that includes images culled from the internet and involves computer software in their process of creation. A timely exhibition, the subject of the work directly engages with our vulnerability in the midst of a powerful and sometimes devastating natural world. There will be an opportunity to speak with the curator and participate in a short tour of the exhibition during the evening. Please RSVP to Diana.

Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous, installation shot, ISE Cultural Foundation
Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous, installation shot, ISE Cultural Foundation
Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous, installation shot, ISE Cultural Foundation

"Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous" November 9, 2012 - January 4, 2013 |  ISE Cultural Foundation | 555 Broadway | New York | NY 10012 | For directions click here and to preview exhibition catalogue click here.