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Last week, Minneapolis-based street artist HOTTEA, who is well-known for stringy street art that normally weaves its away around chain-link fences, transformed the pedestrian tunnel at the Williamsburg Bridge into a colorful passageway. Street art photographer Luna Park captured the ephemeral installation, and you can find more images on her The Street Spot blog.
Remarkably simple but transformative, this isn’t the first time an artist has added color to the metallic jungle of the bridge’s pedestrian walkway. Peter Brock’s “Baji Lives!” was an equally vibrant jolt in roughly the same space.
Archeologists can now prove the Vikings made landfall in the Americas hundreds of years before Columbus reached the Bahamas.
This week, the National Gallery of Art finally acquired a major work by Faith Ringgold, the director of The Velvet Underground talks film, North America’s Hindu Nationalist problem, canceling legacy admissions, and more.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
Sculptures of Oaxacan alebrijes, envisioned as guardians of the nation’s immigrant community, and catrinas, Day of the Dead skeletons, are now at Rockefeller Center.
“I am trying to keep the immediacy of my emotional experience while I’m painting.”
Art by Athena LaTocha, Wendy Red Star, Marianne Nicolson, Anita Fields, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith, and more is on view through January 2022.
The intention behind the seemingly bizarre combination was, according to Attie, “to give visual form to the shared American and Brazilian reality of nationalistic divisions that defines our political present.”
Nowhere in the museums’ advertising blitzkrieg for the performance were we told to bring our wildfire-season masks as well as our covid masks, and covid masks don’t prevent smoke inhalation.