New York-based advisor and educator David Behringer talks about his favorite works from the March selection on Platform.
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David founded “The Two Percent”, an art recommendation, education, and private tour company in 2005. For 17 years, he has personally visited over 150 contemporary art exhibitions every month to filter, consolidate and share the best exhibitions in New York City through private gallery tours, YouTube videos, and 1-on-1 advisory with a focus on larger strategy education and relationship building. David is also the staff art writer for Design Milk. Learn more about The Two Percent here www.thetwopercent.com, his private advising and collecting education here www.davidbehringer.com, and follow him on Instagram @thetwopercent
Caitlin Keogh, Waxing Year 12 Mirror DrawingColored pencil, and acrylic on paper mounted to mirror. 17.8 × 12.9 inches. $5500
All 4 works by Caitlin Keogh are so outstanding that I’m having trouble selecting my favorite. My #1 rule for any artwork that I recommend, acquire, (or covet), is that it must look better in person than it does in any photograph. And after viewing similar works from this series in the flesh two years ago, I can personally confirm that these FAR exceed that rule. Not only are the hand-drawn lines immediate and intimate, but the “background” is a perfectly reflective mirror that incorporates pieces of the viewer and surrounding room in a dance that shifts with every step. Browse this and other works by the artist.
Katsu, Citizen 102Atomized enamel on canvas. 20.0 × 16.0 inches. $4000
In 2015, I wrote an article about Katsu’s unbelievable process in of using pre-programmed drones that carry spray paint, and I’ve followed him on Instagram ever since, where he often shares his process and “less legal” adventures with painting.
It’s my understanding that though the drones fly the same pre-determined path with the paint, the variables in gravity, flight, aerosol pressure and color selection create “errors” or “variations” much like Warhol’s repeated silkscreens. Browse this and other works by the artist.
Ramiro Hernandez, Palantir I.Acrylic on canvas. 30.0 × 24.0 inches. $3500
Surround me with works of art that ignite my long-term curiosity. I often seek paintings that I don’t fully understand, or that don’t tell me everything. These veil-like paintings by Ramiro Hernandez feel somewhere between a memory and the sensation of sun on my face. Both mysterious and joyous, I could spend years basking in the wonder of these. Browse this and other works by the artist.
Sune Woods, Mistaken for the EnemyMixed media collage. 10.0 × 12.0 inches. $8000
I’m excited this month to be exposed to the work of Suné Woods for the first time (thanks Platform!). This collage is pure visual poetry of two objects. I love the 3-dimensionality of the crumbled colorful element on the right and it’s play with the black-and-white image on the left. Small details are brilliant and balanced, like the single torn edge on the left side. It’s inexplicable magic. Browse this and other works by the artist.