Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

“CITY AS CANVAS: GRAFFITI ART FROM THE THE MARTIN WONG COLLECTION” AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

May 4, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000, were seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York includes over Read More

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PUBLIC ART | THE BIG FABERGE EASTER EGG HUNT IN NYC

April 17, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For the past month, hundreds of giant Faberge easter eggs created by a diverse array of artists like Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, RETNA, Zaha Hadid, Krink, Terry Richardson, COST, and Mark Gonzales have been playing a game of hide-and-seek known as The Big Egg Hunt throughout NYC, leading gawkers on a daily trek to locate the spring ornaments and win prizes in the process. Beginning tomorrow through April 25th, all 260+ eggs will be on Read More

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY: JEFF ELROD’S ‘RABBIT EARS’ AT LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NYC

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at the venerable NYC institution, Luhring Augustine Jeff Elrod's "Rabbit Ears" is a must-see collection of some of the artist's most beautiful abstracts to date. Elrod’s practice as a painter is rooted in the tradition of American twentieth-century abstract painting and is simultaneously informed by the aesthetics of the digital environment he works in; the compressed space in his paintings articulates the moment when analogue meets digital Read More

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING WITH RUDOLF STINGEL AT GAGOSIAN, NYC

March 24, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The first-ever US showing of landscapes by legendary Italian painter Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery in NYC featuring massive scale photorealistic reproductions of snowcapped mountains is the perfect homage to the city's winterlong Polar Vortex-induced deep freeze. Read More

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TODD JAMES’ “SUPERNATURAL” WOMEN BARE ALL AT SANDRA GERING, NYC

March 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Painter & street artist Todd James (aka: REAS) brightened up the heart of NYC's polar vortex last week when he debuted a debauched orgy of color-drenched women at Sandra Gering gallery. Paying homage to both his love of Boris Vallejo's female viking warriors and midcentury pop art, Mr James presented one of his most accomplished and enjoyable bodies of work at nearly the exact moment when the drudgingly monotone winter landscape of Manhattan threatened to swallow the soul of the city. Have a look: Read More

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RYAN McGINLEY’S “RUNNING WATER, WHAT ARE YOU RUNNING FROM?” AT BISCHOFF PROJECTS

May 16, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Downtown NYC art star and one of our favorite people, Ryan McGinley brought his brand of "beautiful realism" to zee Germans this month when his new show of photography opened at Bischoff Projects on April 9th. Provocatively titled, "Running Water, What Are You Running From?" the show featured an array of new water-themed works starring his usual array of skinny, beautiful twenty-something city kids let loose in nature sans clothes and inhibitions. Read More

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PAUL McCARTHY’S INCREDIBLE NEW SNOW WHITE SCULPTURE GOES PUBLIC IN NYC

May 14, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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To complement his current show of twisted Snow White-themed sculptures at Hauser & Wirth in NYC, Paul McCarthy unveiled a huge new public sculpture of the fairytale princess on the West Side Highway last week titled "Sisters." Always one to outdo himself, somehow McCarthy managed to make this 20-foot tall, 40-foot wide bronze cast even more twisted than the psychedelic lot of melting black walnut sculptures on display on 18th street. Read More

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FIRST LOOK: PAUL McCARTHY “SCULPTURES” AT HAUSER & WIRTH NYC

May 14, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Legendary art world antihero Paul McCarthy managed to put the brakes on manufacturing chocolate butt plugs just long enough to debut a powerhouse body of new work at Hauser & Wirth in NYC last week during the Frieze art fair. At the heart of the exhibition, titled simply, "Paul McCarthy: Sculptures," are an array of mostly massive-scale solid black walnut sculptures of the artist's twisted, tortured vision of the classic Snow White tale with characters melting and morphing into one another as only Paul McCarthy could envision. Read More

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VINTAGE MARK RYDEN TIKI GOD PAINTING GOES ON THE AUCTION BLOCK AT SOTHEBY’S

May 14, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It's been ages since I first published this then-new painting by my friend Mark Ryden in Juxtapoz Magazine way back in 1996, and tomorrow it will go under the hammer at Sotheby's Contemporary Art Day auction in NYC alongside originals by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, and Ed Ruscha, to name a few. Back then it was almost impossible to imagine names like Mark Ryden ever being mentioned in such company, but tomorrow's sale is testament to just how far the world of so-called "Underground Art" has come in such a short period of time. Read More

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BEST IN SHOW: FRIEZE ART FAIR 2013

May 12, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Like all art fairs—aka: the new clearinghouses of the art world—you're always lucky if 10% of the work on display is good. You're really lucky if that 10% is great. And so it was at this year's annual art summit known as Frieze Art Fair that 10% just happened to be excellent. From blue chip legends like Paul McCarthy, George Condo, and Jeff Koons to antiheros like Barbara Kruger, Daniel Arsham, and Raymond Pettibon, there was no shortage of incredible work on display throughout the exhibitions expansive acreage (and a lot of junk to boot). Here's a brief look at some of this year's best of the best: Read More

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