New York

Post image for Basquiat’s Former Home and Studio Gets a Permanent Plaque

Yesterday, a permanent plaque was unveiled outside the former home and studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat at 57 Great Jones Street in Manhattan.

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Post image for From Punk to American Folk: Two Takes on Music and Politics

At the center of Folk City is a clue that the exhibit is more about space than about music.

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Post image for Living the Ruff Life in New York City

When photographer Erik Carter first moved to Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 2012, he noticed an unusual number of pit bulls in the area.

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Post image for Mining Lady Liberty’s Russian Lineage

Legend has it that the copper for America’s most famous sculpture — the Statue of Liberty — was produced at the metallurgical factory of Nizhny Tagil, one of the industrial centers of Russia’s Ural region.

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Christy Rupp,

Christy Rupp burst onto the New York art scene with “Rat Patrol,” a street art response to the sanitation strike of 1979.

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Post image for In the Face of Violence, a Mexican Artist Finds Sanity in Stereotypes

When Mexico City artist Saner started talking with Jonathan LeVine Gallery about his first solo show with the space, the 43 students in the rural town of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, who would be disappeared by military and police in late September 2014, were still going about their daily lives.

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Fountain Art Fair Los Angeles Kicks Off This Weekend

by Sponsor on September 29, 2011

Post image for Fountain Art Fair Los Angeles Kicks Off This Weekend

Los Angelenos and visitors to the West Coast are in for a treat this weekend. Fountain Art Fair rolls into LA for the first time from September 2 to October 3 with an exciting line-up of emerging artists and art spaces.

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Post image for The Opportunity To Be A George Condo and 9 Other Reasons I ♥ Art In NY

Occasionally after going to countless gallery openings or museum previews, I get a little sick of the New York art scene — the pretentiousness, the glut of Yale MFA students showing academic and alienating art and the quirky thick-rimmed glasses. Just in time for the September gallery openings, I’m going to list the things I love about art in New York in no particular order.

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Post image for How An Artist in 1881 Imagined the New York of the Future

“When cartoonist Thomas Nast drew this illustration of future Manhattan for Harper’s Weekly in 1881, Trinity Church was the tallest building in New York, with its spire and cross reaching 281 feet into the heavens.” [Paleofuture]

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Post image for 14 Portraits Of Post-Warhol Fame

Andy Warhol’s death left us wondering how the quintessential Pop artist would have reacted, or shaped, a society that fulfilled his prophesy of universal, albeit short-lived, fame. But aside from wondering what the artist would have thought of Rebecca Black, his passing left a hole in New York City Nightlife. Thomas Kiedrowski’s new book “Andy Warhol’s New York City” and a series of new “screen tests” by Conrad Ventur speak to the nostalgia this generation feels for the days of Superstars and silver clouds.

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