Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Duchess of Carnegie Hall Turns 100

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Photography exhibit showcases her photos of the famous Editta Sherman, dubbed the Duchess of Carnegie Hall, lived and worked in the Carnegie Hall Artist Studios for more than 60 years, until residents of the unique artists’ community were evicted in 2010 to make way for expanded rehearsal space. Sherman, a photographer and sometimes model best [&hellip
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Jonathan Kuhn Keeps Art Alive

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

Park-Life600 By Elena Oumano The day after the Twin Towers fell, Jonathan Kuhn and his two young sons headed for the woodland solace of Central Park’s North End Ravine, where a lone man was catching crayfish in the stream. Nearly 12 years later, the director of arts & antiquities for NYC’s Parks Department walks several times [&hellip
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Barbarian Art Mocks Religion At DC Moore Gallery

Written by City Arts 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

barbarian-art Barbarian art mocks religion By Maureen Malarkey Is religion the new pornography? DC Moore Gallery, pitching its group exhibition of “American (ir)religiosity” in the exhibition Beasts of Revelation, hopes so. Censorship battles over sexually explicit imagery have been won. That old X-rated thrill is gone. Nowadays, organs and orifices are as transgressive as your parish [&hellip
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Cartoonist Steve Lafler Showcases Graphic Novels in Brooklyn

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Arts & Film, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

FE-Steve-Lafler Steve Lafler on his ‘Bughouse’ graphic novels and Oaxacabilly music Update: Date and venue of event have been changed. As he embarks on a tour across the United States, cartoonist Steve Lafler will make a stop in New York City to showcase Menage a Bughouse, a 408-page collection of his three-book series of graphic novels. [&hellip
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22-year-old Artist Lands Commission in Union Square Park

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Photo courtesy of www.nycgovparks.org By Paul Bisceglio The Union Square Partnership and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has introduced a new sculpture in Union Square Park. “Microscopic Landscape” is a 24 foot, 7,500 pound installation by Malcolm D. MacDougall III, a 22-year-old graduate of SUNY Purchase College’s School of Art and Design who currently works in [&hellip
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The MET Features Ellsworth Kelly’s Plant Drawings

Written by City Arts 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

plant Ellsworth Kelly’s plane beauty  At the Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street subway station, I was recently reminded of Ellsworth Kelly’s excellence in the realm of public art. Even with stacks of newspapers piled against the left panel of a green/blue arc and Service Changes taped to companion panels, his work seemed oblivious to the intrusion [&hellip
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Olek’s Crochet Bombs: A Brief History of the Street Artist’s Work

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Olek strikes again! Polish-born crochet artist Agata Oleksiak added some color to Lower East Siders’ commute this morning by hanging two pairs of pink camouflage yarn-covered sneakers alongside the many old shoes dangling from wires above the intersection of Broome and Eldridge Streets. Olek’s knitted street art is a downtown staple by now. In the [&hellip
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Taryn Simon’s Daunting Portraits at the MoMA

Written by Marsha McCreadie 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

  Taryn Simon’s gotcha pics guilt the art world by Marsha McCreadie One is always suspicious of an exhibit where you have to strain to “get it” by going to the wall text, then to the images, then back to the text, and so on. Such is the case with A Living Man Declared Dead [&hellip
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British Pop Trio Saint Etienne Release New Album

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Saint Etienne explore pop—exquisitely By Ben Kessler “My momma said don’t go There’s nothing for you there…” —Saint Etienne, “Heading for the Fair” In James Joyce’s “Araby,” the third story in Dubliners, a pubescent boy shows up late to the eponymous fair, hoping to find a gift that will earn him the affection of a [&hellip
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