Like any good business idea, or any opportunity at that, New York City is what you make of it and the people that stay there the longest are the ones who--like entrepreneurs--find their niche and prosper in it.
American artist Richard Prince's current show at Gagosian Gallery in New York, "New Portraits," features 37 images taken from other peoples' Instagram accounts, which have been enlarged to roughly 4 x 6 feet and printed on canvas.
Why jaw-dropping? Here's why. The exhibition consists of 102 large-scale paintings (1978-79) hung with no space between them so that they create one uninterrupted line that hugs the walls of several large galleries.
The silver lining here is that with risqué photos and nude selfies popping up pretty much everywhere in our culture (Anthony Weiner ring any bells?), nefarious government or Mafioso types will find it increasingly hard to blackmail anyone anymore.
This week, making its New York City premiere, Writer/Director Sharon Greytak's gripping Archaeology of a Woman, plunges deeper into the portrait of dementia and its disturbing effects than any other recent film on the subject.
Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Pegasus" (1987) has always intimidated me. It was usually one of the last works I showed students when I taught Basquiat, and I never said much about it. Its massive size, allover writing and symbols overwhelmed me.
The Bearded Ladies cabaret has an carved out an avid theater following in Philadelphia in just a couple of years. The nine-member troupe explores the many traditions and forms the art of cabaret can take, even for the opera stage.
To garner a better understanding about Andy Warhol and his use of technology we reached out to Matt Wrbican, chief archivist at The Andy Warhol Museum to get insights on Andy Warhol's experimentation with new media.