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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Historic Julien Binford Murals on West 14th Street

 

 

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, LIFE Magazine 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.

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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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Halloween at Grove Court in Greenwich Village

 

 

Photographed in 2011, AFineLyne

In addition to the Tricks, Treats, and Parades are the homes spilling over with Halloween enthusiasm. One of the Treats of this Holiday is the six red-brick townhouses that make up the private complex known as Grove Court, set back at 13 Grove Street. Every year, the residents of Grove Court fill the courtyard with pumpkins. Here are two photos we took on two separate years.

A little history  of Grove Court can be found in Off the Grid. #SavingPlaces #ThisPlaceMatters

Photographed in 2010, AFineLyne

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation to host ‘Marcel Duchamp in the Village ~ 50 Years Later’ on October 25th

 

 

Marcel Duchamp and Raoul de Roussy de Sales playing chess, 1925. Man Ray. Image via Pinterest.

Serkan Ozkaya: We Will Wait explores a secret body of work by Marcel Duchamp hidden in his studio at 80 East 11th Street, Suite 403.  This recreation/installation will be on view from October 21 to November 25, 2017 at Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin Street, NYC.  Read more about Duchamp’s fascinating final art piece, Etant donnes on thoughtgallsry.org.

In addition:

Marcel Duchamp in the Village ~ 50 Years Later  ~ Artist Serkan Ozkaya in conversation with Poet Robert Fitterman, will delve into Duchamp’s final work, including Ozkaya and Fitterman’s recently curated collection of works from twenty-six artists and writers responding to this enigmatic final work in the installation, Serkan Ozkaya: We Will Wait. The talk will be hosted by The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and held on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-8pm at Chess Forum. Space is limited. This is a Free Event. Register here.

The Event will be held at the Chess Forum 219 Thompson Street.

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The Salmagundi Club ~ Celebrating 100 Years on Fifth Avenue

 

 

Join the Celebration with the Centennial Fundraising Weekend and “Mystery Palette” Sale, November 3-4.  Opening Gala, Friday, November is open to the public (tickets on sale now).

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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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Matt Umanov Guitars Closing After 50 Years

 

 

“After fifty-three years of having been in the business of helping so many guitar (and all the other fretted instruments) players have the tools with which to make music, forty-eight of those years at my store here in Greenwich Village, in the great City of New York, it is finally time for me to close this chapter of my life, relax some, travel some, play with the grandkids, all that kind of thing, though I wouldn’t quite call it “retirement”

  Thank you for 50 Years ~ Rock On

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State of Exception, The Undocumented Migrants Project on view at Parsons School of Design

Installation of backpacks left behind by unauthorized border crossers along the U.S. – Mexico border (2012)

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