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Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

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

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

  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 »

Raphael’s Secret Wedding

  Could Raphael’s paintings hide a secret love affair—maybe even a marriage between the Renaissance master and his beloved model? From a canvas at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica to the house (now a restaurant) where they would meet, Museyon will show you the places to see the clues for yourself.   What other secrets are hidden in Rome’s ancient ... Read More »

A Very Museyon Holiday

  Now that summer is (unofficially at least) over, it’s time to start thinking of fall and all that lies ahead. It might seem crazy now, but the holidays aren’t that far away—as we were recently reminded when we got this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art holiday catalog featuring our very own Chronicles series. That’s right, this year that museum ... Read More »

Photo Friday: Rome Part 3

Today’s behind-the-book tour offers a taste of Rome past and present as we explore the timeless treasures of the Vatican, the fort of Castel Sant’Angelo, and bustling Trastevere, as well as 20th century marvels like the legendary film studio Cinecittà. Hop along for the ride and visit our Flickr for more.         Read More »

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