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On Time, Media and Significance - Chris Twomey's "Triumph"

0 Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 6:39 AM

"In this series, I wanted to heal not only my body, my family, but our world."
Chris Twomey from "Parallax."

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Call it Spring fever, call it the March Madness of the art world, but AC Institute in Chelsea looks and...

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Incomparable Woman Behind the Lens - Rose Hartman on Rose Hartman

0 Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 10:08 AM

"I was surprised at the many party goers celebrating Bianca's birthday at Studio 54 in 1977, when she rode that great white horse for a minute or 2. I had to be fast and capture a moment that would be sent around the world..." - Rose Hartman

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Surrender -- Artist Lin Evola's Flight of Angels

0 Comments | Posted July 1, 2011 | 5:24 PM

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Jerusalem Peace Angel (detail) by Lin Evola


"The Peace Angels are what I and my team of artists do. Hopefully, this will inspire artists to do art that compels, provokes change." - Lin Evola

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Surrendered weapons...
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Shifting Shapes and Surprising Surfaces -- Museums Feature Material Innovators Picasso and Benglis

0 Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 9:24 AM

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The roots of the MoMA's new exhibition, "Picasso Guitars" were planted when the legendary artist himself presented two of his storied pieces to the museum. One, created in the fall of 1912 from -- cardboard, paper, string and wire -- was like...

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An Artist's Book With Bite -- From the Mighty Pen of Anthony Haden-Guest

0 Comments | Posted January 17, 2011 | 4:39 PM

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Anthony Haden-Guest

Far from the right wing diatribe, Anthony Haden-Guest's new book is a hilarious and terrifying ride in words and pictures through the times in which we live. "In The...

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15 Minutes and Counting - Warhol's Stars Shine On at the Museum of Modern Art

0 Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 8:23 AM

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Screen tests installation view.


In his opening remarks to "Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures," MoMA's Chief Curator at Large Klaus Biesenbach told us to think of Warhol's screen tests -- 12 of which...

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All You Need is Love -- an Auction Scorecard

0 Comments | Posted November 20, 2010 | 4:21 PM

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Yes, it was early November and astronomical prices at art auctions were making headlines.

With the contemporary auctions next, we spent a Saturday previewing 3 major contemporary evening auctions. At Christies, our first stop, there was festivity in the...

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Stretching Time - In the Studio of Ahmed Alsoudani

0 Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 5:41 AM

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When we think of violence and visual art, often what comes to mind are scenes documenting brutality and its aftermath in a linear fashion - a shot, a body, a fire, the shell of a...

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Magic Mushrooms and a Tree of Steel -- Roxy Paine @ James Cohan Gallery

0 Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 1:37 PM

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The artist directs installation of "Replicants"


Encountering the art of Roxy Paine, we always expect to be dazzled by the technical intricacy and detail of the work, while being seduced by it's beauty to closely...

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The Commonwealth Strikes Back - New Canadian Art in Chelsea

0 Comments | Posted October 14, 2010 | 12:37 AM

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Graham Gillmore and his painting for "Six Degrees of Separation"


Claire Oliver describes her inspiration for bringing together 10 artists from Canada for her new exhibition, "Six Degrees of Separation: A New Generation of Canadian...

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Where Art Is Spoken -- Three Midtown Magnets

0 Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 6:05 PM

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Detail of facade sculpture by James Knowles
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Roger Smith Hotel


"Spiritualist with an art education wanted to run program in hotel..." began...

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Reunion -- "Abstract Expressionist New York" Opens @ MoMA

0 Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 3:08 PM

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First-nighters contemplate Rothko's "No. 5/No. 22" (1950)


"These paintings live in Queens."
Jerry Saltz at the opening of Abstract Expressionist New York


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Roberta Smith traces Pollack's "The She-Wolf" - (1943)


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Pink Socks & Patent Leather Shoes -- a Madison Avenue Art Walk

0 Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 1:11 PM

If the gracious and pricey Upper East Side is the Gold Coast of Manhattan, then Madison Avenue is the waterfront for art lovers. A stroll on and just off the avenue will find you at the doors of some of the most prestigious, historic, and yes, even controversial art venues...

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Being There -- the Artists of Max's Kansas City

0 Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 2:19 PM

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L-R:Tony Masaccio, Forrest Myers, and David Budd; Willem de Kooning; John Chamberlain;  Abbie Hoffman. By Anton Perich courtesy Stephen Kasher

There never was a Max, it was nowhere near Kansas City, but around 40 years...

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Conceptual Kitchens & Others ... the Governor's Island Art Fair

0 Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 3:00 PM

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Attic Installation by Stephen Woods


Before the hectic fall season officially even begins to stir the pot of the New York Art Scene, the first major large-scale September event opened Labor Day Weekend. While the list of about 120 presenters at the...

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