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    Julia Maria Sinelnikova, CHASM

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Julia Maria Sinelnikova, CHASM Location TBA Thursday, December 8- Sunday, December 11 CHASM brings together some of Brooklyn’s finest performing and visual artists in a new intimate space. Each evening […]

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  • Midnight Moment: Tal Yarden, Counting Sheep
December 1, 2016 - December 30, 2016
every night from 11:57pm-midnight

Times Square Arts presents a visual lullaby for the city in filmmaker and theatrical video artist Tal YardenÕs Counting Sheep on Times SquareÕs electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight throughout December.The film follows the Meike brothers, octogenarian sheep ranchers, through the arc of the yearÕs natural seasons, from the winter fields to the Big Horn Mountains in summer before trailing home in the fall. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.

    Count Sheep with December’s #MidnightMoment

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Have a bucolic moment in the middle of the city all month, at December’s #midnightmoment from Times Square Arts, Tal Yarden’s Counting Sheep. Times Square Arts presents a visual lullaby […]

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    George Bellows’ House

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Across from the House of Fantasy, lived the great New York painter, George Bellows. From 1910 to 1925, Bellows lived in the townhouse, and worked in a studio in the […]

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    Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD Cafe

    Monday, December 5, 2016

    I love Gordon Matta-Clark. It is true. I love how he turned architecture into sculpture, by cutting holes in buildings or slicing them in half. I love how he bought […]

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    Columbia Heights

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Living off and on in NYC for 16 years, I’ve often taken the beauty of it’s landmarks for granted, the Brooklyn Bridge being one of them. Poet Hart […]

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    The Show-Stopping Glamour of StrosbergMandel’s Bejeweled Portraiture

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    If there was a time for a need for frivolous eye candy, it’s now. I’m looking forward to seeing these bejeweled pieces by painter Serge Strosberg and jewelry designer David Mandel […]

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  • Artist Joe Iurato poses for a portrait with his artwork to promote Red Bull's Flying Bach event at his studio in Passaic, NJ USA on 10 November 2016. // Drew Gurian / Red Bull Sound Select / Content Pool // P-20161115-00014 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

    Joe Iurato x Red Bull Flying Bach

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    I’ve been friends with artist Joe Iurato for years, and have been a fan of his iconic stencil wood cuts for even longer. Painted in the palette of blacks, whites […]

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    Bloomingdale’s Artist Holiday Windows

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Get into the Holiday spirit in an artful way at Bloomingdale’s. Their holiday windows this year are incredible- featuring the work of Abby Modell, Allison Eden, Susanne Bartsch, Inma Barrero, […]

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    Gutzon Hates Duchamp

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    Everyone knows the work of Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borlgum, whether you realize it or not- in 1941 he finally completed carving Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Borglum made his mark […]

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    VIDEO: Elmgreen and Dragset curate The Others in Berlin

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    I’m totally in love with Elmgreen & Dragset. I made a pilgrimage to the isolated town of Marfa, Texas to pose in front of their abandoned Prada store (aptly called […]

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    Nick Walker- BRIDGES at Ilegal Mezcal

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    British street artist Nick Walker has spent the last few years hopping between his hometown of Bristol and New York, leaving his mark on our great city during his months […]

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    Julian Opie and Andy Warhol x Times Square at CitizenM Hotel

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Believe it or not, Times Square is not an art vacuum, despite its tendency to foster all things retail (and touristy). The CitizenM Hotel just north of the main thoroughfare […]

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    LUST!

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Tonight, experience LUST  like you never have. Forget your troubles with a cornucopia of food, drink, music and desire at Abby Hertz’s popular dinner party where food is served on […]

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    Clinton Hill

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New […]

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    Voyage en Fleurs, works by Fidan Bagirova

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Get lost in the oversized abstract expressionist sculptures of Fidan Bagirova this week. Curated by Stacy Engman, the recycled metal flower forms are inspired by societal issues of immigration and […]

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chasm
Dec
8

Julia Maria Sinelnikova, CHASM

Julia Maria Sinelnikova, CHASM Location TBA Thursday, December 8- Sunday, December 11 CHASM brings together some of Brooklyn’s finest performing and visual artists in a new intimate space. Each evening […]

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Neighborhoods

George-Bellows feature
Dec
6

George Bellows’ House

Across from the House of Fantasy, lived the great New York painter, George Bellows. From 1910 to 1925, Bellows lived in the townhouse, and worked in a studio in the […]

food
Dec
5

Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD Cafe

I love Gordon Matta-Clark. It is true. I love how he turned architecture into sculpture, by cutting holes in buildings or slicing them in half. I love how he bought […]

Hart-Crane-600x300
Nov
30

Columbia Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Living off and on in NYC for 16 years, I’ve often taken the beauty of it’s landmarks for granted, the Brooklyn Bridge being one of them. Poet Hart […]

Tom Otterness, Life Underground, Meatpacking, Subway Art
Nov
29

Life Underground by Tom Otterness

Everyone I know loves Tom Otterness’ “Life Underground,” the Fraggle Rock Doozer-like small bronze characters inhabiting the 8th Avenue L train station. For some reason I’ve always hated them with […]

GutzonBorglum-4PeriodsofPublicityfeature
Nov
22

Gutzon Hates Duchamp

Everyone knows the work of Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borlgum, whether you realize it or not- in 1941 he finally completed carving Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Borglum made his mark […]

citizenM1feat
Nov
17

Julian Opie and Andy Warhol x Times Square at CitizenM Hotel

Believe it or not, Times Square is not an art vacuum, despite its tendency to foster all things retail (and touristy). The CitizenM Hotel just north of the main thoroughfare […]

Patti
Nov
16

Clinton Hill

Lit Nerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New […]

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Nov
15

Woolworth Building

So, Woolworth’s is no more. But Frank W. Woolworth’s tribute to capitalism remains. The neo-Gothic building, designed by Cass Gilbert, was the tallest and most modern building in 1913- and […]

imagefeat
Nov
11

The Bonnie- a Pub in an Artist’s Vision

Can a bar be an experiential art installation? The Bonnie in Astoria may seem like another quaint watering hole from the street, but the cozy interior is the luxe vision […]

Jime-Dine
Nov
8

The Venus Demilos of Midtown

Walking down 6th Avenue near MoMA, you come across a triplicate of a familiar site. Three varying sized Venus de Milos stand in line along the plaza, but something about […]

deckerfeat
Nov
3

I Shot Andy Warhol

In 1967, the  building that Warhol’s Silver Factory was in on East 47th was being torn down, so he moved it to the 6th Floor of the Union Square Decker […]

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Nov
2

Tony Rosenthal, Alamo

Great news! The beloved “Cube” is FINALLY back….after being refurbished for what seems like forever. Can today be the official Cube Day? There’s no basement in this Alamo either. Seminal Cor-ten […]

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Oct
31

National Arts Club

Founded in 1898, this gorgeous Gramercy mansion is dedicated to the fostering of the arts. With incredible interiors such as Tiffany ceilings and an impeccable art collection, the club also […]

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Oct
27

Ab Ex Graffiti

711 Third Avenue was one of the first Modernist office buildings of its time, completed in 1956- as well as one of the first to recognize the value of awesome […]

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