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Art collectors and enthusiasts eager to see new works and discover the most exciting artists can rejoice; New York Art Week is finally here! Throughout the weekend, some of the biggest names in the industry will present their latest work, while rising talents will get the opportunity to draw in new fans. Art fairs provide the opportunity for casual observers to see a vast amount work in one place, and while Frieze is the center-piece of the weekend, there are enough fairs to satisfy any kind of art-lover. To keep track of all of them, click through for our guide to the major fairs taking place in NYC this weekend!
Roses are red, violets are blue, and although New York Fashion Week is upon us, Valentine's Day is too! We've been all eyes on the runway recently, but we're starting to gear up for Valentine's Day with this collection of love-themed essays (and a box - or two - of chocolates). From Nora Ephron to Woody Allen, here are some wise and witty words on love and New York City to get you in the "write" mood for Valentine's Day. More»
Whether you are an avid Swan Lake fan or you were just dragged along by a friend who is, you're in luck this season. We've spotted a number of heartthrobs on stage, who will be reason enough for you to attend the ballet. Check out five of the ballet world's newest, hottest, male dancers, and find out where they will be performing this year.
[Oskana Salamatina and artist Carole Feuerman. All photos by BILLY FARRELL for PMc.] Another Thursday night, another gallery's exhibition opening. But the Salamatina Gallery's opening last night was quite special as it marked the grand opening of art advisor/former model Oskana Salamatina's Manhasset (Long Island, NY) based gallery as well as the American opening of the show 46, XX which was on exhibit through April at Art Gallery Na Solyanke in Moscow. The international exhibit features works by Carole Feuerman, India Evans, Christy Singleton and Lisa Wade. More»
[Calvin Klein, Takashi Murakami. Photos by JOE SCHILDHORN for PMc]
It's Art Basel time!! And last night's opening party, thrown by the NY Times T Magazine at The Penthouse at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, brought out the die hard art fans. This year, many predict a dramatic decline in money spent both on the major Art Festival and at it. Art may be the last thing that many would think about buying right now, but that's not stopping art enthusiasts like the Schnabels, Calvin Klein, Takashi Murakami (who showed up in a festive flower power costume), Stefano Tonchi, Naomi Campbell, Rachel Zoe, and Pharrell Williams among others. Yours truly will be heading down Friday to check out the scene.
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Last Thursday night, Scallywag and Vagabond Magazine celebrated its launch by presenting an exhibition of the artist Serge Strosberg's work, entitled "The Dorian Gray Syndrome" - recent oil and tempera portraits, many of of Paris and NY socialites. ScV Chief Editor Christopher Koulouris welcomed a crowd that included curators from various museums, gallery owners, art collectors, media, and others including Prince Lorenzo Borghese, Angela Sahi, Fabian Cousteau, Robert Davi, Gossip Girls star Nicole Fiscella, David Janick, Doug Marshall, Ned Grace, Lisa Singer, Rick Davy of BK Fashion Weekend, Arthur Insana and Terry Oved.
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[Image via Dossier Journal]
Dossier Journal, a new, bi-annual print forum for art and culture news, has joined the world of democratized media. That is, if it hadn’t already. Enter Dossier's blog, from which we expect great things, along with some fierce competition. Thank you, Skye Parrott and Katherine Krause, for Dossier, for your commitment to the arts and for forcing the rest of us to keep our standards high.
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How does one entertain an avowed misopolitan in one of the citiest of cities? Normally, when our s.o. makes his way over from Delaware, OH, we take him to Soho, the West Village, Gramercy Park. "See," we say. "New York can be pretty." He will shrug, too distracted by a minked and Birkened denizen catwalking to the beat of a coffee cup of coins to notice the nice blue door, or the window box of geraniums. So this time, we decided to venture off-island, into uncharted Burgs and Slopes.
Just in case you didn’t get enough bronze-molded breastplates and magic laser belts growing up or, in my case, had an older brother more interested in playing dress up, there’s hope. The Met has announced the slated arrival of their new exhibit Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, which it describes in completely understated terms as an exploration of the “symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero…[that] will reveal how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body.” Funny, I thought only Fluidity had that kind of effect on the human thighs body. In any case, our favorite crazy-haired New Yorker contributor has given us a brief tour of his childhood superhero fetish that includes this choice passage:
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.