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62-64 East 125th Street to be Demolished + More Construction Expected

 

 

62-64 East 125th Street

This week, a shed went up, surrounding the sidewalk portion of 62-64 East 125th Street, with a permit indicating that the building, located between Madison and Park Avenue, will be demolished.

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Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs to be On View at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Adolf de Meyer (American [born France], 1868–1946). Etienne de Beaumont (detail), ca. 1923. Gelatin silver print, 9 5/16 x 7 5/16 in. (23.7 x 18.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 2008 (2009.460.7)
The Paris-born Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868-1946) had a stunning career in portrait and fashion photography. On December 4, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the first museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than 20 years, and the first ever at The Met, with the exhibition, Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs.

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Tis’ the Season to mention Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir, Buy Nothing Day, and the show Now! Now! Now! at Joe’s Pub, to keep our Holiday’s in perspective.

We noticed that the Rev & his Choir had a busy summer, hanging out at the “public garden’ in Trump Tower practicing the art of effective protest.

Downtown Abbey, The Exhibition, Arrives on 57th Street

 

 

Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition has arrived in New York City, transporting viewers to Edwardian England and the beloved television show, “filled with social history, culture, and even some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run.”

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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

What do you imagine prisoners detained in a military prison at Guantanamo think of during their years of confinement.  A new exhibition at John Jay College of Criminal Justice gives a glimpse into the thoughts of prisoners through the artwork made by men held without trial, some for nearly 15 years.

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The Schomburg Presents ~ Open Archive: Kathleen Collins Collection

 

 

Photo credit: Director Kathleen Collins with actor Bill Gunn during the filming of the Collins/Ronald Gray production Losing Ground, ©Ground Productions/Ronald Gray, Photographs and Prints Division/Schomburg Center for Reserach in Black Culture. Image via Schomburg Center

Pop-in to the Schomburg Center for a Pop-Up exhibition on Tuesday, November 28th, featuring items from its collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and author, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988).

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100 Gates Project Celebrates 50 Painted Gates by Local Artists in El Barrio

 

 

andre trenier @andre_trenier at Sisters Cuisine, 47 East 124th Street

During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood 360 grant opportunity program.

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#100 Gates Behind the Scenes in El Barrio

 

 

100 Gates Project Celebrating the completion of 50 gates in East Harlem

If you want to see the Gates, be prepared to get up really early or stay up really late.  GothamToGo met up with #100GatesProject Director, Natalie Raben and the Commissioner of NYC SBS, Gregg Bishop early in front of the not-yet-open El Nuevo Caridad, on the corner of Second Avenue and 116th Street, to check out 17 of the 50 Gates that make up the #100GatesProject in El Barrio.

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El Barrio in the ’80s by Photographer, Joseph Rodriguez ~ Book Launch at the Museum of the City of New York on December 12

 

 

Image via Joseph Rodriguez

On the heals of the opening reception of the documentary film, Joseph Rodriguez | Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s at The Bronx Documentary Center, The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with Union Settlement, will host a reception and book signing to celebrate the launch of the photographer’s new book, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s on December 12 from 6:30-8:30pm.

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Harlem Biospace Presents: Riverside Chat @ Columbia University

 

 


A free community event, focusing on government support for Life Science in New York City, will take place on Tuesday, November 21st from 6-8pm. The event will take place at Davis Auditorium of Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street.

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‘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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Atlas: The Third Millennium Arrives in Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

Atlas: The Third Millennium 2016-1017 by Artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Marcus Garvey Park

With the temperature dipping to the mid-thirties, Atlas: The Third Millennium, along with its creator, the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, arrived for the installation in Marcus Garvey Park.

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‘Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts From the Susan Grant Lewin Collection’ at Cooper Hewitt

 

 

Image via Cooper Hewitt

Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection will open on November 17, in celebration of the recent gift from the renowned collector to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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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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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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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez: the Rich History of Louis Vuitton ~ Opened in New York City

 

 

The historic journey of the House of Louis Vuitton has arrived in New York in the form of the exhibit, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez.  Curated by Oliver Saillard, with set designs by Robert Carsen, it is divided into ten chapters – one of which is entirely devoted to the United States and New York City.

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Don’t Miss Xenobia Bailey at MAD

 

 

The style and color are undeniably the artist, Xenobia Bailey ~ and from October 24 to December 17, 2017, Ms Bailey, along with fellow artist Maria Hupfield, will be part of Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field at The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).

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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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‘The Heart & Soul of Hotel Chelsea’ ~ Opening at Ilon Art Gallery, Harlem

 

 

photo by Linda Troeller at the Chelsea Hotel. Image via Ilon Art Gallery website.

We are looking forward to what’s up next up at Ilon Art Gallery  ~  The Heart and Soul of Hotel Chelsea: photographs by Linda Troeller, opening on November 10th.

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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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Serengeti Kitchen Opens in East Harlem

 

 

Doughba Caranda-Martin in his new East Harlem restaurant, Serengeti Kitchen.

The much anticipated Serengeti Kitchen opened its doors in East Harlem this week, a welcome extension to the beloved Serengeti Tea & Spices which opened on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in West Harlem in 2013.

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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

Honors Jesús “Tato” Laviera with new Mural at Taino Towers in El Barrio

 

 

Mural of Nuyorican poet Jesus ‘Tato’ Laviera by @donrimx at Taino Towers #ElBarrio

El Barrio’s Taino Towers celebrates the life of Nuyorican poet, author, playwright, and activist, Jesús “Tato” Laviera, with a mural created by well-known street artist Don Rimx.

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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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The Artist & Mentor: Deitch x Swoon at Pen + Brush Inc.

 

 

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 the Streets 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.

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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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Magnum Photos ~ Inside Out at Hunter College

 

 

Image, Susan Meiselas, Hanging out on Baxter Street, Little Italy, NYC, 1978: Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos Inside Out, a one-day event, held on Friday, October 27th at The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

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Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York at Museum of the City of New York

 

 

Isamu Noguchi, Red Cube, 140 Broadway, c.1970, photo by Edmund Vincent Gillon, Museum of the City of New York

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York will open at the Museum of the City of New York on November 10th. Look back on 50 years at an exhibition featuring renderings, models, photographs, and video footage of public artworks by such artists as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Red Grooms, and Kara Walker.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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City College Center for the Arts + Jose’ Limón Dance Foundation ~ Limón Dance Company in Harlem

 

 

Jesse Obremski and Kathryn Alter in The Moor’s Pavane.  Image courtesy Limon Dance Co

The choreographer Jose’ Limón and the Limón Dance Company will bring two of their  most acclaimed works to Harlem on Tuesday, October 24th, performing at City College Center for the Arts (CCCA).

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The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

 

 

Schomburg Renovation 2017. All images courtesy of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public.

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Keith de Lellis Gallery Opens Its Doors in New Location with the Exhibit ~ Vintage Photographs of New York City Architecture by Paul J. Woolf

 

 

Paul J. Woolf, Broadway, c. 1935. Image via Keith De Lellis Gallery

Paul J. Woolf: Vintage Photographs of New York City Architecture, will be the first exhibit in a new location for the Keith de Lellis Gallery ~  41 East 57th Street, Suite 703.  The exhibit will open on October 26 and be on view to November 25, 2017.

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Sunday, October 22nd is Save Tin Pan Alley Day!

 

Buildings of Tin Pan Alley, c. 1910.  Image via Historic Districts Council

Rally to protect this cultural treasure on Sunday, October 22nd at 2pm.  Celebrate the historic Tin Pan Alley  at 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue, with musical performances and a Tour at 2:30.

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