#PictureThis2 : Arlene Gottfried’s Sometimes Overwhelming

Angel and Woman on Boardwalk, Brighton Beach, 1976.

NSFW: As a girl, Arlene Gottfried went to Woodstock armed with a small 35mm camera that once belonged to her uncle and afterward, her Brooklyn neighborhood offered her plenty to shoot in her in her own neck of the woods. Gottfried spent a lot of time in Coney Island and Brighton Beach, as well as the Manhattan's burgeoning nightclub scene. She says ... See the Rest

Whitney Moves Downtown: Alex Katz’s Katherine & Elizabeth Is On The Street

The new Whitney exterior is completed. It sits at the start (or end) of The High Line elevated park, facing the Hudson River in New York City's Meatpacking District

Hey, next time you're in the Meatpacking District, be sure to check out "Katherine and Elizabeth" at the corner of Washington and Gansevoort Streets. The digital print by Alex Katz is the first work in a public art series organized by the Whitney, High Line Art, and TF Cornerstone Inc. Rolling out over the next five years, the series celebrates the ... See the Rest

Ai Weiwei Makes A Big Splash At The Dover Street Market


The latest project from Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei involves pieces from emerging designers from the Dover Street Market in NY. Wei Wei was given free reign to shoot for V Magazine, “in whatever manner he chose.” So, new brands like Hood By Air and Gosha Rubchinskiy had their clothes splattered by buckets of paint. Taken mid-pour, the ... See the Rest

What Would New York Look Like Without Electricity?


Imagine this: New York city at night with no light except from the stars above. French artist Thierry Cohen pulled the plug on major cities by rendering them entirely free of electricity. Darkened Cities series features Shanghai, San Francisco, Paris, and New York.  In an effort to "reveal unseen realities," Thierry linkens photography as a way to ... See the Rest

Lypsinka! The Trilogy Is On In NYC


The dazzling and NEVER disappointing Lypsinka returns to the New York stage in 3 shows! EVERYONE is going to see this show, including Wowlebrity Kelly Osbourne. (In this pic, it looks Miss Crawford does not know quite what to make of the young starlet?) John Epperson in LYPSINKA! The Trilogy is three unique shows running in ... See the Rest

Open Your Art: Cameron Gray’s GYMNASTY

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So, I missed the opening last Thursday, but this bit of inspiration is from the press release for Cameron Gray's Gymnasty; Do you strive to open your heart to receive miracles and improve yourself? Do you feel there is a solution to every problem? Do you accept yourself even though you make mistakes? Do you feel like everything happens ... See the Rest

Art Auction Highlights: Elvis, Marlon, Inkjet, Scribbles and $100 Million Chariot

Andy Warhol, 1963, Triple Elvis & Four Marlons, each set. $40-60 million

Christie’s & Sotheby’s (and to a somewhat lesser degree, Phillips) auction houses are offering some 2,300 lots during two weeks of sales of Impressionist, modern, postwar and contemporary art. The result is expected to top the $1.8 billion total from last November's auction but might not hit the $2.2 billion record set in May 2014. A bronze ... See the Rest

Joseph Keckler: Goth Teen Relapse

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It seems perfect to celebrate the Goth Teen this time of year. In this video, dreamy New York performance artist Joseph Keckler, leaves the office to go downtown and channel the romantic figure of The Wanderer. (singing, not lip syncing for his life as you might imagine.) Made with filmmaker Laura Terruso, it comes out of Keckler's performance ... See the Rest