Post image for All Wrong About Lower Manhattan: Rereading Sharon Zukin

In the course of writing The Rise and Fall of Artists’ SoHo (Routledge), I read several earlier books about lofts and artists in lower Manhattan. The most embarrassing by far, in spite of some research worth crediting, was Sharon Zukin’s Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change.

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Post image for Warhol Computer Art Discovered on 1985 Floppy Discs

A multidisciplinary group at Carnegie Mellon University has recovered three new digital images produced by Andy Warhol in 1985. The files were found on “Amiga floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum,” according to a news release.

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Post image for Pussy Riot Members Will Speak at Frieze Art Fair New York

Q: When you’re a human rights activist recently released from prison in Russia and advocating for reform there, where’s the best place to speak to get your message across?

A: An art fair!

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No Take Out in the Country

by Steven Weinberg on April 24, 2014

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Many an evening I’ve been tempted to call my pizza place back in Brooklyn.

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Typewriter Art, Online

by Mostafa Heddaya on April 24, 2014

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The archival project Monoskop.org has posted the entirety of Alan Riddell’s Typewriter Art (1975), an out-of-print volume collecting typographical artwork made between the 1890s and the 1970s.

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Post image for The Meaning of Clay at the Whitney Biennial

On the afternoon that I visited the 2014 Whitney Biennial, I caught sight of a high school group being led through the exhibition by an engaging young arts educator. I slowed down as our paths converged on three large ceramic sculptures by the Los Angeles–based artist Sterling Ruby. Each one is roughly the size of a major appliance, hand-built, and covered with bold, exaggerated finger marks. Every square inch is uneven, almost obsessively so.

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Post image for Visit the Entire Archive of the Historic ‘Brooklyn Daily Eagle’ Online

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle — also called, at various times, the Brooklyn Eagle and Kings County Democrat and simply the Brooklyn Eagle — covered the goings on of the city and borough of Brooklyn for over a century. The Brooklyn Public Library’s local history division, the Brooklyn Collection, has teamed up with Newspapers.com to make the entire run of the Eagle available online for free.

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Post image for NEWD Art Fair Set to Open During 2014 Bushwick Open Studios

An upstart art fair in the nebulous East Williamsburg/Bushwick region, NEWD, is throwing its hat into the ring during the 2014 Bushwick Open Studios.

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Post image for Putting the ‘No’ in ‘Nostalgia’

This show at James Fuentes, instigated by various artists associated with an exhibition in 1980 called The Real Estate Show, is a reconstruction of a spontaneous action that began in late 1979.

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Post image for A Kid’s Book for Adults Tells the Truth About Death

Everybody dies — that’s both a truism and the name of new book by Ken Tanaka with David Ury, who may or may not be the same person.

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