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Catie Keck
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Catie Keck is a Brooklyn-based arts and culture journalist. Her work appears in the Huffington Post, New York Magazine, New York Design Hunting Magazine, and Whitewall Magazine, among others.

Entries by Catie Keck

Michael Alan Translates Illness into Ethereal New Works

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 3:14 PM

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Stand Still {The Love Of Tanja}, 2013

2013 was what you might call a seam-splitting year for Michael Alan (who traditionally prefers the suffix "Alien"). Artistically, he produced some of his most consummate work to date, garnering a steady stream...

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'Write of Passage' Curator: Banksy Work Is Not Graffiti

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 6:25 PM

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Collection of vintage graffiti zines, Samuel Kleiman


Sacha Jenkins is here to clear the air regarding some misconceptions surrounding the art of graffiti writing, namely that the ever-infallible mass media hasn't any idea what even constitutes as such. Recent headlines have...

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Pattern Recognition Opens at MoCADA

(1) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 6:46 PM

Last Thursday's exhibition opening at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Fort Greene was quite the social soiree. The museum packed-in a full house far after the open bar was depleted. Museum-goers poured out into the space's back patio, where a DJ spun hip-hop selections for...

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James Blake Talks Overgrown

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 12:06 PM

James Blake is fumbling beautifully with chords on his keyboard as his three-piece band sets up the intro to its next song midway through their set at Terminal 5. He's teasing an intro that's not entirely discernable until his drummer kicks in with the beat, to which Blake matches his...

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Michael Alan to Perform at 'New Museum Untapped'

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 3:00 PM

A woman is center stage in a room full of onlookers, twisting and contorting slowly on her knees as a gold bottle pours slippery liquid over her bare body. She collects a handful of marbles from the floor and showers herself in them. Continuing to collect any number of materials...

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Now. App Is Your Social Secret Weapon

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 8:32 AM

Imagine, for a moment, that you aren't Chloë Sevigny, plugged in to every social event happening in any city (like some digital clarvoyant). Now imagine that you live in a digital age where accessibility is plentiful and that you don't have to be famous to get the run down on...

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Kenny Scharf Discusses Art Elitism, Psychedelic Car Washes, and Kolors

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 12:41 PM

Visionary contemporary artist Kenny Scharf got his start in New York City in the early 1980s, burgeoning on the downtown art scene alongside friends Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and John Sex -- to name but a few. A Los Angeles native, Scharf ascribes his inspiration to his California upbringing in...

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Will Ryman's Bird On View in Flatiron Plaza

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2013 | 11:10 AM

If you have found yourself in Flatiron District recently, you may have noticed a recent addition to its plaza in the shape of a lofty 12-foot steel raven crafted out of nails in varying sizes. This neighborhood newcomer is an installation by none other than New York City's

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"The Hugo Boss Prize 2012: Danh Vo I M U U R 2" Opens At Guggenheim

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 2:54 PM

Hosting a compelling dialogue in conjunction with its ongoing Conversations with Contemporary Artists series, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum welcomed artist Danh Vo on Tuesday night to discuss his curatorial work for a new exhibition "The Hugo Boss Prize 2012: Danh Vo I M U U...

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