via Artnet Mag:
New London Sun
by Joe La Placa
Just two weeks ago, this corner of Regents Park was a green stretch of grass strewn with golden leaves.
But today there stands the Frieze Art Fair pavilion, a massive 200,000-square-foot white tent designed by architect David Adjaye.
At David Zwirner, Thomas Ruff’s jpeg nt01 (2004; ed. 3) is a black-and-white image of one of the nuclear test explosions that took place during the 1940s and '50s at Bikini Atoll. Taking low resolution jpegs from the internet as his source material, Ruff enlarges the small digital file to hundreds of times its original size, resulting in extreme pixilation of the image, a blocky, irresolute form of Impressionism. It sold for $120,000.
I could go on, but as they say, always end on a blast!
JOE LA PLACA is Artnet’s London representative.