STREET LIFE | REMEMBERING 9/11 WITH BANKSY

September 11, 2014  |  Culture, Streets  |  Comments Off

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When UK street art enigma Banksy visited NYC for a monthlong residence last October, he left the city with a diminutive, but lasting tribute to the tragedy of September 11th. Located at the corner of Staple & Jay in Tribeca, the stenciled memorial still Read More

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STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL IN NYC WITH MR ANDRE

September 9, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Mr Andre (aka: Andre Saraiva) is back in NYC for some summer fun and so is his signature character, Mr A, who is likewise making his presence felt around downtown in force, even making a guest appearance in a collab with graff legend Cope2. Have a look: Read More

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OPENINGS | SAM FALLS’ NATURAL ABSTRACTIONS AT HANNAH HOFFMAN, LA

September 9, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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LA-based artist Sam Falls has long pursued a particular interest in the influence of natural phenomenon such as light, rain or time and wind may have on his abstract paintings and sculptures. The idea of a sublime deterioration, a controlled and expected change on materials ranging from Read More

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FILM | WATCH AI WEIWEI’S NEW SHORT SCI-FI FILM “THE SAND STORM”

September 9, 2014  |  Andy Cruz, Film  |  Comments Off

The Sand Storm, a short sci-fi film about a dystopian future where water is a precious commodity featuring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has just been released for viewing online by its director Jason Wishnow. Featuring Weiwei as a water delivery man, the film was shot guerrilla-style near Read More

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FIRST LOOK | MICHAEL DOTSON’S “THE FURY OF SUNSETS” AT ZURCHER GALLERY, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Last week saw the debut of Brooklyn-based Michael Dotson's inspired new body of work, The Fury of Sunsets, at Zurcher Gallery in NYC. This time around, the 32-year-old painter has focused his superflat Technicolor painting style on the frames of vintage Disney Read More

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PUBLIC ART | FLORENTIJN HOFMAN’S GIANT HIPPO SWIMS THE RIVER THAMES

September 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Best known for the spectacle of his massive rubber duckie sculpture that's traveled the world, from Australia to LA, Dutch stunt queen artist Florentijn Hofman has again taken his epic public art roadshow to the water, this time floating a monstrous  hippopotamus sculpture down the River Thames. Dubbed the "Hippopothames," the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | FRIENDSWITHYOU’S MAGICAL “LIGHT CAVE” AT THE HIGH LINE/STANDARD HOTEL, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch superhomies FriendsWithYou (aka: Sam Borkson & Tury Sandoval) unveiled one of their most ambitious domestic installations today with the debut of their magical Light Cave installation at the Standard Hotel plaza at the High Line. Created with Read More

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OPENINGS | “SATAN CERAMICS” FEATURING TOM SACHS, MARY FREY, JJ PEET, & PAT McCARTHY AT SALON 94, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Proving that Sunday is shaping up to be the new Thursday nite in NYC, the provocatively-titled group show Satan Ceramics featuring new work by Tom SachsMary Frey, Pat McCarthy, and JJ Peet  opened at Salon 94 in Freeman's Alley, LES.  While appearing to be an unlikely show, in fact, the four artists  Read More

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OPENINGS | RYAN McGINLEY’S “YEARBOOK” AT TEAM GALLERY, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Last nite (that's right, a Sunday nite opening in NYC), at Team Gallery, celebrated photographer Ryan McGinley opened his sixth solo show, Yearbook, at their SoHo space to an absolutely packed throng of friends and admirers. The show is a single artwork that consists of over five hundred Read More

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MUSIC | INTERPOL ROCK THE MET’S TEMPLE OF DENDUR, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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Interpol took art rock back to the stone age last week when the band rocked the Metropolitan Museum of Art's ancient Temple of Dendur in celebration of their excellent new album, El Pintor, and the museum's  new app that brings the museum's collection into Read More

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