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Art + NYC Special

Due to a dispute with the Basquiat family over the content of the below essay, we were unable to publish this chapter about the influential 1980s New York artist Jean-Michael Basquiat in our latest guide, Art+NYC. Instead, we present it here is as a web exclusive along with listings on where Basquiat worked, dined and showed his paintings.   In ... Read More »

News: New York Gallery Week

The second annual New York Gallery Week kicks off tonight with a number of opening parties at galleries around Manhattan. Once more, NY Gallery Week is actually a long weekend in which 60 contemporary art galleries and not-for-profit spaces open their door for extended hours and free events like guided gallery tours by artists, curators and art historians, film screenings, ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Factory Fresh, Brooklyn

  British street artist Sweet Toof, a former member of the crew Burning Candy who were featured in Banksy’s documentary film Exit Through the Gift Shop being arrested, has just opened his first solo exhibition, entitled Dark Horse, at Brooklyn’s Factory Fresh gallery. The exhibition features works on canvas as well as an installation in the gallery’s courtyard (above) and ... Read More »

News: The Archaeology of Indiana Jones

A new exhibit has opened at the Montréal Science Center that reflects on the archaeology in the Indiana Jones series. “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition” is presented by the National Geographic Society with support from Lucasfilm and takes the viewer behind the myths surrounding the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail and more. Along with ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Andy Warhol

  Born in Pittsburgh, PA, to working class parents who emigrated to America from Slovakia before he was born, Andy Warhol rose to fame rebuking traditional art and manufacturing for himself a persona associated with both fame and mystery.   Warhol began his career in New York City as a magazine illustrator but his drawings soon began to gain attention ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Cindy Sherman

  Having grown-up a few miles from New York City, it wasn’t a far leap when photographer and film director Cindy Sherman moved into the city, working odd jobs to support herself and her burgeoning art career. Before Sherman became well-known for her conceptual portraits, many of herself, she was employed at The Artist’s Space in SoHo as a part-time ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Mark Rothko

  Born Marcus Rothkowitz in Russia, what is now Latvia, Mark Rothko is one of the forerunners of Abstract Expressionism, though it was a label he loathed to be grouped under. Rothko immigrated to Portland, Oregon from Russia at the age of 10 in 1913 but settled New York City when he was 20, after a brief two year stint ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Robert Rauschenberg

  Originally from Texas, artist Robert Rauschenberg came to call New York home, spending his formative artistic years in the city before moving to the remote island of Captiva, Florida. Rauschenberg became well-known for his ‘combines,’ pieces that combined painting and sculpture, art that labeled him Neo-Dada. His sometimes romantic and studio partner Jasper Johns also shared this label with ... Read More »

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