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Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

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In the early 1960s, when the art scene was ruled by the seriousness of Abstract Expressionism, artist Roy Lichtenstein dove head first into the ubiquitous world of pop culture. He plucked images from advertisements and cartoons and rendered them with oversized Ben-Day printer’s dots, which he painstakingly rendered by hand. Since then, dozens of artists—stars like Richard Prince and Jeff ... Read More »

Where the Artists Lived: L.E.S. and East Village

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Last week we told you about an exhibition at the New Museum highlighting the artists who came up around New York City’s Bowery in the 1970s and ’80s. If that show left you wanting more secrets from the New York art scene, let’s head to the Lower East Side and East Village to take a look at the artists who ... Read More »

Focus on the Bowery at New Museum

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  In Art + NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Art and Artists, we show you our favorite art-related places all around the city. Of them, few are as creatively fertile as the Bowery during the second half of the 20th century.     A lot has changed as artist lofts have turned to luxury condos, a brand-new ... Read More »

Andy Warhol’s New York

  Since the 1960s, Andy Warhol has served as the consummate image of the artist: glamorous, iconic, enigmatic. Is it any wonder that he has shaped generations of artists after him?   Now the Metropolitan Museum of Art is examining the artist’s lasting legacy with Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The exhibition, which runs from September 18 through December ... Read More »

At Home with the Artists

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  In the 1963 photographer William John Kennedy came to New York to shoot two of Pop’s biggest stars—Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana. Now, 50 years later, Warhol and Indiana are among modern art history’s most celebrated and the 81-year-old Kennedy is returning to New York for an exhibition of photographs on the Lower East Side, some shot just blocks ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Andy Warhol Museum

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A controversial genius and one of the most famous American artists in the past century, Andy Warhol’s name is synonymous with modern art and ingenuity. Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh to Slovakian immigrants, Andy Warhol would rise to become the leading figure in the artistic movement Pop Art. His artistic career began while a student of commercial art at the ... Read More »

Exhibition: Cindy Sherman

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Cindy Sherman is a woman of many faces and talents, but is best known for her unparalleled and breakthrough work as a photographer. Always interested in the arts, Sherman would pick up the paint brush first in an effort to portray the ideas trapped in her mind. Yet, she found painting a practice of copying, and decided to try out ... Read More »

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