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Masculin / Masculin: The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day at Musée D’Orsay, Paris

I went to Paris in late September and had a marvelous time seeing many interesting shows in galleries and museums as well as hanging out with friends and enjoying wonderful food. This is the first of some blog posts dedicated … Continue reading

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Fall Art Season Begins: Socrates Sculpture Park and Lower East Side

The art season began in earnest last Sunday with an opening at the Socrates Sculpture Park’s annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition and a block party on Orchard Street and many coordinated openings at many of the Lower East Side (LES) … Continue reading

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Summer Gallery Round Up 2013: Lower East Side & Chelsea

Finally! The nice summer weather is here: sunny, warm and not so humid. It is time to get out and catch all the good shows that will be closing next week or so. For this post, I combined galleries in … Continue reading

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Paul McCarthy: WS, 2013 at Park Avenue Armory

On Sunday, I went to see Paul McCarthy’s massive installation at the Park Avenue Armory. McCarthy has had a long career as a performance and installation artist, with his renown more prominent in California. This spring, however, McCarthy is having his … Continue reading

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Bronx Calling: 2nd AIM Biennial

June 20 – September 8, 2013 Curators: Gabriel de Guzman, Elizabeth M. Grady & Lia Zaaloff I participated in the Bronx Calling: First AIM Biennial 2 years ago, and enjoyed the experience tremendously. As they say, time flies, and already … Continue reading

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May 2013 Gallery Roundup in Chelsea

Last Thursday, I took the advantage of the brilliant sunshine to walk around Chelsea galleries to see some shows. Unfortunately many galleries were closed for installation in preparation for their big shows for the upcoming Frieze week, and I will … Continue reading

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Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt at MoMA PS1

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt: Tender Love Among the Junk One of my old professors from SVA, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt had a retrospective at MoMA PS1. Tommy, as everyone from school always calls him, makes luminous, devotional art out of trash: cling wraps, foil, … Continue reading

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April Gallery Roundup in Lower East Side

There were some interesting shows in Lower East Side galleries this months, and as usual the work somehow seems to relate to one another in the art world’s continuing obsession with minimalism. Here are some of the noteworthy exhibitions that … Continue reading

Art review, French

Matisse : À la recherche de la vraie peinture

As I occasionally do, I have translated yesterday’s blog post on Matisse exhibition in French for my ongoing study of the language. I want to thank Thomas for looking over grammatical mistakes. Pour les nombreux amateurs d’art, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) … Continue reading

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Matisse: In Search of True Painting

For many art lovers, Henri Matisse (1869–1954) embodies the ease and the elegance of the practice of painting; the beauty of a women’s face depicted with a few strokes of pencil lines; graphic, colorful interiors exuding joie de vivre. The … Continue reading