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    Icy & Sot Pop up and book release

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Iranian brothers and stencil duo Icy & Sot celebrate 10 years of work in a pop-up exhibition and book release outlining images of their art-making world travels.Grab a signed copy tonight! […]

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    Club 57

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Long before St. Marks turned into a smattering of random Asian places (it was all over the day Coney Island High closed and SUPERCUTS opened up- I’m still upset), it […]

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    The House of Scribner

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Who knew that the Sephora  at the bottom of the gloriously old building on 497 Fifth Avenue had a lot in common with writing. Authors like Dawn […]

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    VIDEO: Logan Hick’s Bowery Wall Teaser

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    NEXT ARTIST TO BE FEATURED AT HOUSTON BOWERY WALL WILL BE LOGAN HICKS Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties, has announced that the next artist whose work will grace […]

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    Quest Love’s Barefoot Ball

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    This looks so fun! Kick off your shoes and celebrate in the grass for an evening under the stars, surrounded by some of New York’s architectural gems. Tix also include […]

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  • New York’s rave days may be long over, but don’t tell that to Kenny Scharf’s basement. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a party at the iconic artist’s East Williamsburg basement, make sure to stick to the Day-Glo dress code. Called the Cosmic Cavern, the space is Scharf’s neon fantasy come to life, and quite possibly his largest existing art installtion. Hanging from the ceilings, walls and floors are neon colored dolls, toys, kitchen utensils, plastic garbage, and furniture, intermixed with neon murals by Kenny Scharf. The room glows brightly with more black lights than my friend’s 30 year old brother’s room in his parents basement could ever dream of. When guests enter, their faces are painted with Day Glo paint by Kenny himself, letting everyone become one with the Cosmic Cavern. With disco pumping and people dancing, it feels as close to what I imagine New York in the early 80s was. Who: Kenny Scharf What: Cosmic Cavern Where: Undisclosed, East Williamsburg

    KENNY SCHARF’S COSMIC CAVERN

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    We’re so sad this place is packed up and gone.  If you were lucky enough to be invited to a party at the iconic artist’s East Williamsburg basement, make sure […]

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  • Tony Goldman, Henry Chalfant, Swoon, Francoise Schien, Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk, 110 Green Street, Soho art

    Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    The late Tony Goldman’s headquarters in Soho is chock full of art, from Henry Chalfant and Swoons in the lobby, to every inch of each tenants’ spaces on every floor. […]

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    New York Fashions from the LIFE Archives at Gallery@Spring

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    This weekend and next, Gallery@Spring ( 6 St Johns Lane) opens its doors to the public, for a first-hand look at original photographs from the iconic collection of Time Inc.’s LIFE […]

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    Tonight- Bricolage opens at Causey Contemporary

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    The artists in Causey Contemporary’s summer group show “copy and paste” imagery from the media and popular culture to illustrate the confusion of identity within which we now live. The exhibition […]

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    The Mercer Street Store

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Before he opened the epic Fashion Moda, which connected the culture of the South Bronx to the art world, Stefan Eins ran the downtown alternative art space The Mercer Street […]

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    Tonight- Night & Day curated by Lynzy Blair

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    This Thursday from 6-8pm, a transformative group exhibition opens at Joseph Gross Gallery, inviting visitors to experience the included art works in two different ways- Night & Day. Curated by […]

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    The Golden Swan Garden

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

      Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s hard to imagine when walking past the corner of West 4th and Sixth Avenue that on that little slice of greenery once stood a place […]

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    Studio of Jasper Johns

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Built in 1912, the neo-classical gem on the corner of Essex and Houston was originally the Provident Loan Society, long before becoming the long time studio space of famed painter […]

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    Dali’s Chocolate

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Sure its a commercial for chocolate but I still love it.

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    Cocktails and Collecting at Ground Floor Gallery

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Get social with Ground Floor Gallery this week! Mix and mingle at their kick-off event for their summer print show featuring limited-edition works by over 20 local artists. Cocktails and […]

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icysot
Jul
22

Icy & Sot Pop up and book release

Iranian brothers and stencil duo Icy & Sot celebrate 10 years of work in a pop-up exhibition and book release outlining images of their art-making world travels.Grab a signed copy tonight! […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

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Jul
25

Otterness Mama Bear

I’m a fair person, so I’ve accepted the fact that some of you like  Tom Otterness. So, I guess I’ll let you know that one of his newer, cuter bronzes […]

CLub57
Jul
22

Club 57

Long before St. Marks turned into a smattering of random Asian places (it was all over the day Coney Island High closed and SUPERCUTS opened up- I’m still upset), it […]

screen-capture-5
Jul
20

The House of Scribner

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Who knew that the Sephora  at the bottom of the gloriously old building on 497 Fifth Avenue had a lot in common with writing. Authors like Dawn […]

New York’s rave days may be long over, but don’t tell that to Kenny Scharf’s basement. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a party at the iconic artist’s East Williamsburg basement, make sure to stick to the Day-Glo dress code. Called the Cosmic Cavern, the space is Scharf’s neon fantasy come to life, and quite possibly his largest existing art installtion. Hanging from the ceilings, walls and floors are neon colored dolls, toys, kitchen utensils, plastic garbage, and furniture, intermixed with neon murals by Kenny Scharf. The room glows brightly with more black lights than my friend’s 30 year old brother’s room in his parents basement could ever dream of. When guests enter, their faces are painted with Day Glo paint by Kenny himself, letting everyone become one with the Cosmic Cavern. With disco pumping and people dancing, it feels as close to what I imagine New York in the early 80s was. Who: Kenny Scharf What: Cosmic Cavern Where: Undisclosed, East Williamsburg
Jul
19

KENNY SCHARF’S COSMIC CAVERN

We’re so sad this place is packed up and gone.  If you were lucky enough to be invited to a party at the iconic artist’s East Williamsburg basement, make sure […]

Tony Goldman, Henry Chalfant, Swoon, Francoise Schien, Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk, 110 Green Street, Soho art
Jul
18

Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk

The late Tony Goldman’s headquarters in Soho is chock full of art, from Henry Chalfant and Swoons in the lobby, to every inch of each tenants’ spaces on every floor. […]

eins2
Jul
15

The Mercer Street Store

Before he opened the epic Fashion Moda, which connected the culture of the South Bronx to the art world, Stefan Eins ran the downtown alternative art space The Mercer Street […]

Sloan-Hell_Hfeat
Jul
13

The Golden Swan Garden

  Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s hard to imagine when walking past the corner of West 4th and Sixth Avenue that on that little slice of greenery once stood a place […]

weeping-women
Jul
12

Studio of Jasper Johns

Built in 1912, the neo-classical gem on the corner of Essex and Houston was originally the Provident Loan Society, long before becoming the long time studio space of famed painter […]

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Jul
11

Booze Books + Art

You probably know The Library bar as the place to get cheap drinks strong enough to take paint off cars, tall boy Tecates, or the only place playing NOFX and […]

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Jul
7

An Artist-dedicated Playground With No Art

Augustus Saint Gaudens is known as the premier sculptor of the Gilded Age. Probably his most popular piece is the sparkly gilded statue of William Tecumseh Sherman that glitters in […]

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Jul
6

The San Remo Cafe

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Greenwich Village during the 1950’s was a magical time in post-WWII bohemia where painters, writers and poets mingled in bars and cafes in what was then part […]

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Jul
5

Flatiron Prow Artspace

Everyone knows I wander the streets of New York, taking in the architecture with an overly romantic eye, and gazing up at the Flatiron Building is like icing on the […]

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Jul
1

Jose Maria Sert- Time

Walking into the lobby at 30 Rock, visitors get an eyeful of a giant muscular Titan, who is straddling two columns directly over head. Aside from the up-crotch view, the […]

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Jun
30

Light and Movement at Rockefeller Center

Behind the heavyweight Atlas sculpture that upstages 630 Fifth Avenue is a tranquil artwork of light and sculpture that transforms the lobby of the International Building as an art gallery. […]

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