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Sure, most of New York's creative crowd has headed down to Miami this week for the art menagerie that is Basel, but don't underestimate the city's ability to go on without them. For those of us still gallivanting around the galleries up north, there is still plenty to do and see. Lose yourself in the nuances and nostalgia of Scott Cohen's photos and films, experience the combo of pop art and African traditionalism, or catch a conversation from some of South America's leading exhibitionists. Who needs palm trees, anyway?
Art is an entity that can't be contained by form, an idea that rings especially true in this week's round up. From Katy Stone's cut aluminum shapes to an interior design heaven stemmed from a notorious English queen, there's beauty to be found in practically everything. So take this long weekend to explore East Hampton architecture, urban graffiti, or your local gallery, and don't forget to give thanks for NYC's ever-bursting creative scene. More»
Though the New York art scene seems to be taking a few looks back this week, retrospectives are surprisingly modern, while new presentations push the limit of tradition even further. From Boris Mikhailov's consistently fresh, insider views of post-Soviet Eastern Europe over the last Four Decades and Martin Creed's ever present magic in the mundane to Madonna as you've never seen her before, here are the gallery shows you need to check out. More»
POP International Galleries, in conjunction with the Revolver Gallery, come together for two short months to display the legendary works of Andy Warhol. The collection, entitled "Icons and Symbols," encapsulates Warhol's career from start to finish, immersing New York City attendees with the constant struggle, socially and politically, to make sense of this rapidly changing world. The collection, which is believed to be both an "art history lesson, as well as an art collectors dream" embodies over 50 pieces, paying respects to Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Muhammad Ali. The collection, which is on display from November 8th until January 1st in SoHo, but for those who are missing out on this golden opportunity, don't fret! Check out our slideshow to see our top pieces being featured. More»
Innovation and tradition come together to be celebrated this week on New York's art scene. The emojis of the iGeneration make an unexpected appearance in the land of fine art, while Vivian Maier and Albert Hoffman get rescued from obscurity and recognized as greats. From sculpture revolutions to cosmic infinity rooms, here are the exhibitions everyone will be talking about.
The thing we love most about Kickstarter is its ability to help bring a great idea into fruition—especially when it's in support of a local artisan. While the crowd-sourcing site is filled with hundreds of innovative ideas from around the world, we found our favorite NYC-based projects that take the concept of art and design to a whole new level. From portable paintings you can wear on your wrist to an iPhone app that delivers digital prints to your door, check out the creative ventures we can't wait to kickstart.
The mysterious Banksy is causing quite a commotion this month with art all around NYC, from Bed Stuy to Midtown. If you want to find some Banksy art near you, check out this guide to some of Banksy's most recent masterpieces around the city. Get your cameras ready, people!
Forget the classics, this week the art world is all about the innovators (even those around in the 1920s—looking at you, Magritte). Dare to face your greatest fears at the apocalyptic exhibition X by Bjørn Melhus or discover the hidden meanings within Doug Argue's warped, watercolor word searches. If you're really "DFW" (Down For Whatever), click through for all the colorful critiques and new techniques you need to check out this week.
The future is NOW—at least according to the cultural happenings in NYC. Just in time for Comic Con, Sci-Fi reigns supreme this week, as over 200 never-before-seen innovations from 1930's visionary Norman Bel Geddes are revealed at The Museum of the City of New York. Anime-inspired pop artist Mariko Mori presents multicolored monoliths at the Japan Society, while Michael Alan celebrates 10 years of pushing the boundary.
From artistic interpretations of Toddlers and Tiaras to thought-provoking new analyses of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, this week's art round up features the fashionable combo of cultural high-low. Small town movie theaters become photorealistic masterpieces in the hands of Davis Cone, while furniture flips physical expectations thanks to Adrien de Melo. Click through for all of the must-see exhibitions.
The pieces featured in this week's art round up are experiments in serendipity and spirituality, painting pictures of love and landscapes which range from dreamlike to nightmarish. From Susana Bluhm's psychedelic take on the Bible's "Song of Solomon" to Hedy Klineman's Andy Warhol-esque portrayals of the sacred Buddha, these are the exhibitions that are sure to be talked about, so make sure you don't miss out.
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