Established in 2013, Lax & Associates LLC offers consulting services for those wishing to purchase art, primarily print editions and multiples. Rebecca has been a dealer of contemporary art for 28 years with forays into other periods and genres. It is her extensive experience in contemporary art, working in sales for prominent blue chip galleries in NYC and in the production/fabrication side of print publishing, which provides an in-depth knowledge of the overall market. She has held senior level specialist positions at auction houses, currently supporting the Prints department at Bonhams, NYC. Her previous consultant projects include art brokering for private collectors and sourcing for other major auction houses: Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips, artnet Auctions, Paddle8, Auctionata AG, among others. Member of ArtTable and the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD).
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Shusaku Arakawa was a Japanese artist and architect. Arakawa arrived in New York from Japan in 1961 with fourteen dollars in his pocket and a telephone number for Marcel Duchamp, who he phoned from the airport and with whom he eventually formed a close friendship. He started using diagrams within his paintings as philosophical propositions. Jean-Francois Lyotard said of Arakawa's work that it "makes us think through the eyes." Writer Arthur Danto (the long time art critic for The Nation) found Arakawa to be "the most philosophical of contemporary artists." For his own part, Arakawa declared: "Painting is only an exercise, never more than that."
Mel Bochner is the supreme wordsmith of the contemporary art world. His longstanding collaboration with print publisher, Two Palms, NYC, is on-going and an extremely successful relationship. This print is from the artist's EXASPERATION series and is one of the double panel editions that Bochner started to explore with the printshop in the mid 2010s. One need not say more right now...given our current state of being.