Author Archives: Alex Holt

About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.

Photography in the Spotlight

When we think of big donations to art museums, we often think of large canvases or dusty vases gifted by aging millionaires. However, photography is a burgeoning art form of its own, as many recent donations and gallery updates can … Continue reading

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Lucy Sparrow’s Pop-Up Art Gallery is Calling Attention to Gentrification

Not many pop-up art galleries can boast an inventory of 9,000 objects. And a bodega is not a common inspiration for chic pop art. But that’s the shape that Lucy Sparrow’s “8 ‘Till Late,” takes. The installation takes the form … Continue reading

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Trigger Warning: Upcoming Art Exhibit Explores Gender and Sexuality

The New Museum of New York expects controversy around its upcoming exhibition “Trigger: Gender and a Tool and a Weapon.” That’s part of the point–for the show to set jaws wagging for its run and then some. With more than … Continue reading

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The Shed Arts Center Just Received a $75 Million Donation From Michael Bloomberg

The Shed is still an Erector-Set-like structure of bare girders and safety netting, but next year it will be a new arts center and a lynch pin for Hudson Yards as a new cultural region of New York City. It … Continue reading

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Coming to Manhattan: An Art Exhibit By Dogs, For Dogs

The internet, it seems, is made of pets doing silly things, and people doing silly things for their pets. Dogs painting is a neat trick that we all love to see, or making art in other ways. But if a … Continue reading

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‘Human Structures’ by Jonathan Borofsky is on Display at Plaza33

Plaza33, the broad triangle outside Penn Station, has hosted a parade of large installations by notable artists. Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein are notable recents. Now, yet another big, bold, simple sculpture has risen on the low plinth at the … Continue reading

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Frieze New York 2017 Is This Weekend

Frieze New York, an annual event since 2014, is a fair of international and contemporary art that takes place each spring on Randall’s Island in Manhattan. More than two hundred galleries fill space in the 256-acre island park in the … Continue reading

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