Doing Time in Manhattan

Written by Kate Prengel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Museums

New Museum_02_2013_NYC 1993_Benoit Pailley The New Museum’s 1993 show narrows the past The New Museum has put together a time capsule: a collection of dozens of works produced in New York in the year 1993. If you were a teenager in 1993, the exhibit “1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” will probably act on you like a [&hellip
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City Arts: Matisse Lights Up the Met

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LuminousGravity600 By John Goodrich Henri Matisse, “Young Sailor II,” 1906 © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York At age 20, recuperating in a hospital bed, Henri Matisse was given a paintbox by his mother as a diversion. It was Matisse’s first stab at painting, and it changed the course of art. [&hellip
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The Economy’s Hurting, Storms are Raging, Contemporary Art is Doing Better Than Ever?

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Photo Courtesy of Fotopedia By Alissa Fleck The New York Times recently published an article asking “What Is Going on With Contemporary Art?” The newspaper reported last week Christie’s auction house “sold 67 works… for $412.2 million, the highest total ever achieved in the [contemporary art] field.” The priciest piece was Andy Warhol’s 1962 “Statue of Liberty” for $43.76 [&hellip
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Manhattan Three-fer

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Amy Roper Lyons jewelry CRAFTS, ART FAIR AND OFF THE MAIN IN NYC By  GREGORY SOLMAN Roosters never sleep—especially if they’re the colorful, kinetic steel cocks-of-the-walk sculpted by Fredrick Prescott. “I used to show at Art Expo, but this show is different,” says Prescott, who tells CityArts that the two-ton wild animal sculptures sent from his two-and-a-half-acre Santa Fe studio to Manhattan, [&hellip
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Wagging the dog

Written by Melissa Stern on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Wagging600 Wegman Throws Sincerity A Bone Irony is one the most overused conceits in contemporary art. So much so that the term “ironic hipster” has become part of our current lexicon. I’m tired of ironic hipster art, minimal drawings coupled with what are meant to be pearls of wisdom encapsulated in a tagline.  The current show [&hellip
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Candid Humanity: Homai Vyarawalla’s Artful Histories of India and Politics

Written by Kate Prengel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Candid600   The Rubin Museum is now showing the first American retrospective of Homai Vyarawalla, India’s first female photojournalist, in “Candid: The Lens and Life of Homai.” Vyarawalla started out as an outsider, taking furtive shots of Bombay street life. She ended her career photographing heads of state and dignitaries. Along the way, she may have [&hellip
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A Rare Display of Eva Perón Artifacts

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EvaPhoto By John Friia July 26 marked the 60th anniversary of her death, and starting next week, the Consulate General of Argentina is exhibiting 50 artifacts from her life that are on loan from the Museo Evita in Buenos Aires. The rare pieces include paintings, photographs and haute couture such as ball gowns, suits, dresses and [&hellip
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Drawing on Talent: A Profile of the Work of Artist Nicole Eisenman

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Talent600 By Mona Molarsky At a time when performance art, contraptions and conceptual art continue to dominate the contemporary museum scene, it’s a pleasure to find an artist who actually paints, draws and makes prints. Nicole Eisenman is not the only one, of course-—the vast majority of galleries still show works on paper and canvas. But [&hellip
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Artist Josef Albers’ Colorforms at the Morgan

Written by Mario Naves on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Square600 Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper is exactly what we’ve come to expect from The Morgan Library: a precisely calibrated exhibition centered on a finite aesthetic compass, a specialist’s delight that nonetheless has tangible pleasures to offer the layman. It’s also a rare treat to witness Albers, that most pedantic of artists, let down his [&hellip
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London Street Scenes on the Upper East Side

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Museums, Our Town

London, 2008 The Museum of London has loaned its most popular temporary exhibit to the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) in honor of the 2012 Olympic games in London this month. The East Harlem museum unveiled the expansive photography collection, as well as an original companion exhibit, last Friday to coincide with the start [&hellip
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