Brooklyn Museum to Exhibit the Maezawa $110.5 Million ‘Basquiat’

Jean Michel-Basquiat, Untitled (1982). Courtesy of Sotheby’s New York. Image via news.artnet.com

“Billionaire Japanese collector Yusaku Maezawa has revealed that the Brooklyn Museum will be the first stop on a world tour of his blockbuster Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, which he bought for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s last spring. The work will be the subject of a show titled “One Basquiat,” which will run from January 26 to March 11.”

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One Year of Resistance @ The Untitled Space in Tribeca

 

 

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One Year of Resistance ~ Group Show ~ will open on January 16th at The Untitled Space, featuring the work of more than 80 contemporary artists “responding to the political climate in America since the election of President Donald Trump.”

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary at Museum of Arts & Design

 

 

Derrick Adams. Photo by Terrence Jennings, Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts & Design + the artist, Derrick Adams will take a deep-dive into The Green Book, a guidebook for black Americans, published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.

Let’s take this ride.

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The Future: A Year-Long Exploration at The Rubin Museum

 

From February 23 to December 31, 2018, viewers will be invited to step into a world where past, present, and future exist all at once  ~  The Future: A Year-Long Exploration at The Rubin Museum.

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The Long Run ~ Celebrating Long + Prolific Careers @ MoMA

 

 

Installation view of The Long Run. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 11, 2017–November 4, 2018. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Martin Seck

Artists who have created meaningful work, decade after decade, are celebrated in a year-long exhibit, The Long Run, at The Museum of Modern Art.  The exhibits 15 galleries include 130 works of art created since 1970, by artists who were no older than age 45 at the time each of these pieces were created.

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David Zwirner: 25 Years

 

Image: David Zwirner, 43 Green Street, New York, 2001 (during the exhibition Diana Thater: The sky is unfolding under you).

Celebrating 25 Years, the David Zwirner Gallery will throw open its doors on all of its galleries to present a special exhibition, highlighting the artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding in 1993.

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Joshua Liner Gallery ~ Celebrating Tenth Anniversary

 

 

Tony Curanaj, Celebrate, 2017, Oil on Canvas

Joshua Liner Gallery will be kicking-off the New Year by celebrating its 10th Anniversary!  The group show, 10 Years, will feature 21 artists who have helped shape the Gallery’s “successful past, and introduces others who will help move the Gallery well into the next successful decade.”

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Emilie Stark-Menneg: The Breakers @ Allouche Gallery

 

Emilie Stark-Menneg, Barely Under, 2017

Get ready for an explosion of color and imagination, as Allouche Gallery kicks-off the New Year with the exhibit, Emilie Stark-Menneg: The Breakers.

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The Second Edition of ‘Selections’ + Lucia Hierro, ‘Mercado’ to Open at Elizabeth Dee Gallery

 

 

Ronny Quevedo, The Main Event (Nomadic Structures), 2016, Screen print and blind embossment on paper, 26 x 39 inches

Harlem & The Bronx have something to say, and will share “their unique and diverse cultural voices” in their art, generating “a robust discourse” in the second edition of ‘Selections,’ an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, presented by Elizabeth Dee Gallery.

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Fragmenticos ~ Opening at Gitler & __

 

Image courtesy of Gitler & __

It’s a new year. A time to look forward, and a time to look back. Kicking-off the new year, Gitler & __ will present a solo exhibition from Colombian-born artist, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, entitled Fragmenticos ~ a series of small-scale paintings depicting the artist’s fragmented memories of seemingly small moments from his youth.

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GothamToGo ~ Place to Go….Things to See from January 1 – 15

 

 

Tony Curanaj, Celebrate, 2017, Oil on Canvas

GothamToGo  ~  Places to Go…..Things to See from January 1-15

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CITICIEN ~ 100 Puerto Rican Artists @ Taller Boricua Gallery in East Harlem

 

 

CITICIEN: El Barrio NYC, an exhibit featuring 100 artworks highlighting the historical and present-day impact of the Jones Act, will open at Taller Boricua Gallery on January 12, 2018.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from December 15 – 31

 

 

Red Grooms: The Strand, 2017. Image via Marlborough Gallery

Keep an eye on Events/Installations from this past two weeks. Many are still on view through the Holiday Season.

Places to Go…..Things to See from December 15 – 31

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Red Grooms: New York On My Mind @ Marlborough Gallery

 

 

Red Grooms: The Strand, 2017.  Image via Marlborough Gallery

New York on My Mind, a solo exhibition of recent works by the American artist, Red Grooms, is on view at Marlborough Gallery. The exhibition will include both works on paper and the artist’s iconic three-dimensional constructions, and a stunning, ten-foot wide image of The Strand Bookstore, acrylic and ink on epoxy, mounted on wood.

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Ashley Zelinskie: Future Works at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

Platonic Solids, artist Ashley Zelinskie. Image courtesy of Kate Oh Gallery

The Kate Oh Gallery will end the year with a solo exhibition of artwork entitled Future Works by the Brooklyn-based conceptual-technological artist Ashley Zelinskie, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, December 14th from 6-8pm.

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The Biggest ‘Little Art” Show of the Year at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

Alan Richards, “Counter Service”, Photo Image Composite, 9×12, $400

Save the Date, December 4th, for the 109th Annual Thumb-Box Exhibition and Sale at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village.

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Misha Kahn: Midden Heap at Friedman Benda Gallery

 

 

Misha Kahn: Midden Heap is a fantastical recreation and reassemble of the artist’s finds while scavenging the trash mounds in Dead Horse Bay, the Rockaway.

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Hunter East Harlem Gallery Presents ~ WOTY 1.2

 

The exhibition WOTY 1.2: New Work by T. Eliott Mansa at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, will feature new paintings and relief sculptures. Save the Date, November 30th for a panel discussion.

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“Once You Hear Me,You Won’t Forget Me” at Howard Bennett Playground in Harlem

 

 

New York City, Art in the Parks: Active Open Space has a colorful new installation at Howard Bennett Playground in Harlem.

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Richard Avedon: Nothing Personal at Pace Gallery

 

 

Richard Avedon, Allen Ginsberg, poet,, NYC, December 30, 1963. Vintage gelatin silver print image. ©The Richard Avedon Foundation. Image via PACE

Pace Gallery presents Richard Avedon: Nothing Personal, photographs and archival materials drawn from Avedon’s 1964 collaboration with James Baldwin.

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Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo @ John Jay College President’s Gallery

 

 

Untitled (Statue of Liberty), 2016 Muhammad Ansi

Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo, on view at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is under threat of being seized by the Department of Defense.  About the artwork, and petition here. Read op-ed in the New York Times by the exhibits curator, Erin Thompson And op-ed by the New York Times Editorial Board on December 3rd.

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Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem

 

 

Opening Reception, Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem on December 10

Barbara Horowitz, Community Works & Voza Rivers, New Heritage Theatre Group, The Harlem Arts Alliance and Harlem Hospital Center present Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem

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Elizabeth Catlett: Wake Up in Glory at Burning in Water

 

Elizabeth Catlett. Image via Burning in Water

Burning in Water is pleased to present Wake Up in Glory, a solo exhibition of prints and sculptures by the esteemed Elizabeth Catlett. Continue reading “Elizabeth Catlett: Wake Up in Glory at Burning in Water”

‘Dimensions of Three’ at Allouche Gallery

 

 

Martin Gremse, Mapped Inter Cellusive, 2017. Mixed Media, rubber and silver on canvas. 70.9 x 98.4 inches. Image via Allouche Gallery

Dimension of Three, an exhibition featuring contemporary artists, Martin Gremse~Reinoud Oudshoorn~Crystal Wagner will open on November 30th at Allouche Gallery.

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Concrete Jungle to Open at Emmanuel Fremin November 16

 

 

Artist, Young Sam Kim  ~  Unchanged, 40″ x 41″, edition of 7

Oh how we enjoyed Emmanuel Fremin Gallery’s  The Fancy Animal Carnival by the artist Hung Yi, installed all along the Broadway Mall last year in the Garment District. This month, the Gallery will open its doors to Concrete Jungle, a joint exhibition with artists Hung Yi and photographer, Young Sam Kim.

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Not of This Island @ Galleries at The Interchurch Center

 

 

                                             TAFA: Miles and Crowd, 48″ x 36″, oil on canvas

Not of This Island will open at Galleries at The Interchurch Center today, featuring four very special artists ~ TAFA, Hrvoje Slovenc, Ezequiel Taveras and Ismael Checo.

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The Whimsical Work of Laura Owens at The Whitney in November

 

 

Image credit: Laura Owens, Untitled, 2004. Acrylic and oil on linen, 66 x 66 in. (167.6 x 167.6 cm). Collection of Nina Moore. © Laura Owens

Opening this week at The Whitney Museum of American Art, a comprehensive look at the whimsical work of Los Angeles-based artist, Laura Owens, featuring approximately 60 paintings from the mid-1990s to today.

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Steven Laxton: Free to Be Me to Open at The Center

 

 

Images courtesy of photographer, Steven Laxton

Brooklyn-based photographer, Steven Laxton has partnered with The LGBT Community Center and Immigration Equality (the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization) on a photography and essay exhibit entitled Free to Be Me at The Center, opening on Tuesday, November 14.

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Virginia Wagner’s ‘Metropolis’ to Open at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

On the heals of the inaugural group exhibition, all in One, at Kate Oh Gallery, the artist Virginia Wagner is set to open a solo exhibit on November 9th.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See ~ November 1-15

 

 

Premonition at Lever House

GothamToGo ~ Places to Go…..Things to See from November 1-15

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Search for Warmth: Works by Tomo Mori @ The Yard: City Hall Park

 

 

The Series ‘Our Little People’ ~ Artist, Tomo Mori

Save the Date for November 9th when one of our favorite artists, Tomo Mori will present her solo exhibit, Search for Warmth: Works by Tomo Mori at The Yard, City Hall Park.

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The Exhibit ‘Premonition’ Opens at Lever House ~ Park Avenue

 

 

 ‘Premonition’ by artist Reginald Sylvester II. Image via Lever House Art.

The beautiful art space at Lever House on Park Avenue opened its doors to a new, solo exhibit by Brooklyn-based artist Reginald Sylvester II entitled Premonition.

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Geta Brătescu: The Leaps of Aesop at Hauser & Wirth

 

Earthquake, 1992, Geta Brătescu. Image via Hauser & Wirth

The exhibit Geta Brătescu: The Leaps of Aesop will open at Hauser & Wirth on November 13th.

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‘STAND STILL: A Still Life Show’ opening at Allouche Gallery

 

 

Rafa Macarron, Naturaleza Muerta. Image via Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery has opened its doors to an exhibit featuring the works of 29 contemporary national and international artists centered around one theme ~ Stand Still.  In this exhibit, entitled STAND STILL: A Still Life Show, each artist approaches this theme in their own unique way. “staying true to their respective signature styles,” some with classical definition, and others far from traditional still-life genre, and as wide and diverse a variety of mediums.

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Gary Panter ‘Hippie Trip’ at Marlborough Contemporary

Image via Marlborough Contemporary

Having spent several years in California in the 1960s, I couldn’t resist…..Gary Panter ‘HIPPIE TRIP’ on view at Marlborough Contemporary to November 11.

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Jean-François Rauzier: Hyperphotos at Waterhouse & Dodd

 

 

Babel Kircher NYC, Jean-Francois Rauzier. Image via Waterhouse & Dodd

The internationally acclaimed French photographer, Jean-François Rauzier opens the exhibition Jean-François Rauzier: Hyperphotos at Waterhouse & Dodd New York (pop-up location) this week, with his artistic exploration of landscape and architecture in iconic Cities, including our own. Taking place at the tale end of Archtober, the exhibit debuts a selection of new works just completed in Cuba, images of New York City, Chicago, and various spectacular locations in France, to name a few.

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Ry Rocklen’s ‘Food Group’ at Team Gallery

 

 

 

Image via Team Gallery

The Los Angeles-based sculpture artist Ry Rocklen, known to create around the themes of health and spirituality, presents new work with the exhibit ‘Food Group‘  ~ his first exhibition with Team Gallery.

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Kristian Glynn: Garbage Bouquet Opening at Gitler &___

 

 

Tongue Lost Tongue, 2017; mixed media (acrylic and spray paint on cardboard, wood, clay, metal, plastic, string, glass, wire), 66 cm x 51 cm x 10 cm (deep)

Gitler & __ will open its doors to a solo exhibition from painter and mixed-media artist Kristian Glynn, entitled Garbage Bouquet on October 26th.

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A Working Model of the World ~ at The New School

 

 

Model of a Model of the Spread of Ignorance, Ian Burns. Image courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. Photo: Ian Burns Image via workingmodeloftheworld.com

The exhibition ‘A Working Model of the World’ opened today at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center of The New School.

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The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 on View at New York Historical Society

 

 

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In a new exhibition, the New York Historical Society takes a deep-dive into the causes, progression, and consequences of the Vietnam War. Currently on view, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 displays more than 300 artifacts, photographs, artworks, documents, films, and interactive digital media from a time in American history that transformed society.

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Toyin Ojih Odutola: To Wander Determined at The Whitney Museum of American Art

 

 

Toyin Ojih Odutola (b. 1985), Pregnant, 2017. Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper, 74 1/2 × 42 in. (189.2 × 106.7 cm) ©Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

For her first solo museum exhibitionin New York, Toyin Ojih Odutola presents an interconnected series of fictional portraits, chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families opening at The Whitney Museum on October 20th.

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Get Ready! for the Opening Night Party ~ Miyazaki Art Show

 

 

 

All images courtesy of Spoke Art

Opening Night for Miyazaki Art Show is this Friday!  Costumes encouraged.

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Future Culture: Connecting People & Place on Staten Island’s North Shore

 

 

The Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts are showcasing the “cool cultural world of the North Shore” of Staten Island with the exhibit, Future Culture: Connecting People and Place on State Island’s North Shore.

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Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks

 

 

Three Sailors at Father Duffy Monument, Duffy Square, Manhattan, October 12, 1941, Rodney McCay Morgan/NYC Parks Photo Archive

The exhibit, Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City Parks with 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, original renderings and objects.

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GothamToGo ~ 24 Places to go….Things to see from September 18 – 30

 

 

GothamToGo from September 18 – 31 + a few that you may have missed

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Materials for the Arts Presents ~ Contemporary Reuse

 

 

Image via MFTA Gallery Website – September 21st

Materials for the Arts Presents ~ Contemporary Reuse

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James Rieck “Rapture” at Lyons Wier Gallery

 

 

James Rieck ‘Freedom with Flair’ Image via Lyons Wier Gallery.  October 5 to November 4, 2017

The  Pittsburgh-born, Baltimore-based artist, James Rieck, is returning to the Lyons Wier Gallery with his solo exhibit, Rapture.

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