Category Archives: NYC

Remembering Iconic Photographer Arlene Gottfried

The Gothamist describes Arlene Gottfried as a “singing photographer and NYC treasure.” That seems like an epitaph to be proud of. The Brooklyn-born artist, sister to actor Gilbert Gottfried, passed away on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. Her name may not … Continue reading

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Artist Commits to Drawing Every Restaurant in New York City

So far, John Donohue has over 100 drawings on his website, alltherestaurants.com. Each one is a simple line illustration, done in twenty minutes or so, of restaurants in New York City. The end-goal of the project (which he calls “intentionally hyperbolic”) … 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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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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‘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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Prominent Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Has a New Art Project Coming to NY

“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” is an idiom that only takes a little bit of thought to understand. The idea is that knowing where to draw a boundary makes it easy to keep relationships friendly. It is also the title … Continue reading

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High Line Plinth Sculpture to Be Announced Soon

For anyone watching, the transformation of the High Line into a series of parks, wild spaces, and art spaces has been a lovely one. One of the final pieces is now on the horizon: the High Line Plinth. London has … Continue reading

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