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Consumerism and the sins of a society force-fed excess are criticized by many of the works in this week's art round up. Video artist Garson Yu debuts his interactive installation at the Marina at Pier 57, Claes Oldenburg's tongue-in-cheek pieces are presented at MoMA, and Amy Yao addresses the social-climbing idleness of summer. Check out the upcoming art events you need to know about!
Last night in NYC, Maurizio Cattelan celebrated the new issue of Toilet Paper magazine, Marina Abramovic attended the premiere of her new HBO documentary 'Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present' at the MoMA, Hilary Rhoda and Leigh Lezark came out for the exclusive launch of Karl Lagerfeld x I Love Dust, Pink Elephant had their grand opening, and more! Last night's parties were full of opening parties.
Didn't win the Mega Millions? That's alright, SculptureCenter is hosting their own lottery, where everyone who buys a ticket walks away with a work of art. Also in this week's roundup -- the historic Andrew Freedman mansion reopens for art and speakeasy fun, David Lyle is 'Misbehaving' at Lyons Wier Gallery, and Family Business will exhibit anyone who leaves art at their door. Pick your lucky numbers, y'all, and let's get to it. More»
At age 41, Spanx inventor Sara Blakely has become the youngest woman ever to become a billionaire. Congratulations, Ms. Blakely! But consider this: according to Forbes.com, only 2% of self-made billionaires are women. Let's get those numbers up, girls. Oprah is getting a little lonely on top. In celebration of the success of Sara Blakely, Spanx, and women everywhere, here's a list of billionaire sisters who are doin' it for themselves. More»
Wednesday, December 11
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