The celebrated graphic designer, Milton Glaser, has unveiled three new public works in the New York City subway stations this week, in direct response to our current political climate and the administrations attack on humanity. On Monday, December 4, the MTA installed his latest campaign on subway platforms all over this city.
The iconic mural ‘Spirit of Harlem‘ by artist Louis Delsarte was replaced this week with painted black brick, sporting signage of one of the new shops in the commercial space at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
Today, just 6 days after our original post, we received good news, in a statement from Barbara Askins, as follows:
“BID has been in communication with property owner. The wall is coming down. Tenant nor owner have any issues with mural being displayed”
Mural located at 101 West 14th Street painted by Julien Binford in 1954
Julien Binford (1909-1997) was an American Painter, known for his paintings and murals of rural settings in Virginia, where he lived. In May of 1941, LIFEMagazine featured a four-page article on an art show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts entitled The Eighth Exhibition of the Work of Virginia Artists in which Binford was one of 85 participating artists, whose average age was under 30.
On the left, we have Swoon, classically trained (Pratt), well-known street artist specializing in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of figures, often politically movitaved. She gained recognition after a solo show at Deitch’s SoHo gallery in 2005, attracting the attention of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her solo show “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum in 2014 was the museum’s first exhibition dedicated to a living street artist.
On the right, we have Jeffrey Deitch of Coney Art Walls, Wynwood Walls and Art in theStreets exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., not to mention the author of several books on the subject, including a monograph on Keith Haring published by Rizzoli, and a partnershipwith the Goldman Group on The Bowery Art Wall. Deitch Projects produced over 250 projects with artists from thirty-three countries ~ an impressive and lengthy list.
Borinquen Gallo: Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee will open at Burning in Water, with an Opening Reception on September 7 from 6:00-9:00pm. The exhibit is a colorful and creative re-use of a mix of street materials like yellow and red caution tape, blue tarps, garbage bags and even hub caps, to name a few.
Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980 is just what the doctor ordered for September at Met Breuer, and is as pertinent in today’s climate of turmoil as it was in the years covered by this exhibit. Deliriouswill include about 100 works of art by 62 diverse artists, that will take the viewer in four directions ~ Vertigo, Excess, Nonsense, and Twisted, exploring the depths of imagination of both the artist and viewer.
A city-wide exhibition entitled Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giornowill celebrate the extraordinary life and work of the poet, artist and activist, John Giorno in thirteen locations, featuring films, drawings, archival presentations, paintings, and sound installations in a retrospective of Giorno’s work, as well as work inspired by him.