Beckmann’s “Self-Portrait with Cigarette” belonged to the Metropolitan Museum until 1971, when its deaccession set off a series of disputes that reshaped museum practices.
Josh Niland is a bitter recent college graduate whose writing has appeared in The Boston Phoenix, artnet, and Architectural Digest, among other places. He lives in Brooklyn like everyone else, but swears him and his buddy Phillipe are gonna take to the rails just as soon as the bottom falls outta this thing.
An Art Collector’s Dream of a String of Caribbean Museums Starts in Flatbush
It’s a long subway ride from Manhattan’s Upper East Side — where some of the world’s most ornate apartment buildings stand amid a gulch of world-class cultural institutions — to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush, where the Philip Howard Apartments loom over the patchwork of new commercial real estate that has blanketed the neighborhood in the past decade.