Crowds flocked this Saturday to 56 Bogart Street, one of the main stops on the Bushwick Open Studios circuit. There was plenty of art to enjoy, with two floors of galleries and three floors of studio spaces opening their doors to the public. Artists were warm and welcoming, answering a plethora of questions from art scenesters, curious locals, and fellow artists seeing what their neighbors were up to. It was a unique opportunity to step into the artists’ intimate workspaces, each studio a world unto itself.
The CIA’s abstract art collection isn’t as “secret” as a series of articles made it seem—but it’s more politically significant than it appears, and there are still unanswered questions. Here, photographs of the collection are accessible to the public for the first time.