September 11, 2001 will be indelibly imprinted in our minds. Overwhelmed with a sense of sadness, New Yorkers came together in many different ways ~ in cleanup, in prayer, and in art. On September 12th, pictures of lost loved-ones were hung on a chain linked fence in Greenwich Village, with the hope that they would be found. Along-side these pictures were ceramics shaped angels, handprinted with patriotic symbols. Over the next weeks and months, the ceramic tiles on the fence grew ~ and eventually they were saved and placed permanently in a small triangular park in Greenwich Village.
Art of Our Century will opens its doors to the group show ‘If You Only Knew‘ curated by Uman, the noted Somali-born multimedia artist. The show is a reunion of friends, and friends of friends of Uman; stories told through painting, photography, sculpture and objects with memories.
Once a year, the Salmagundi Club hosts a Fall Auction as a fundraiser to benefit this historic nonprofit organization. Art Collectors since the early 1900s have attended SCNY Auctions for the opportunity to purchase quality art work by living artists. Housed in a brownstone on Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, the Club’s doors are open and free to the public six-days a week. The artwork will go on view September 21st, with the Auction to be held on October 16, 2020.
No matter what’s happening in our world, some things never change, like the magic that happens just before sunrise and just before sunset. In a new exhibition entitled Moonrise Sunrise, members of the historic Salmagundi Club were given the artistic challenge of creating, in a variety of media, an expression of this natural wonder ~ a reminder of the beauty that greets us everyday.
As New York City moves to step beyond the restrictions of COVID19, it is only appropriate that the Salmagundi Club re-opens its main floor gallery on June 30 with an exhibition of works depicting the United States Coast Guard, first responders in their own right.
The Salmagundi Club Spring Auction, benefiting the historic club, has been rescheduled for June 19 at 4:00pm online. The works by artist members include all media from oil paintings, sculpture, fine-art graphics, and photography. This Event is a major fundraiser for the non-profit Salmagundi Club.
In the summer of 2003, the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Massachusetts opened its doors to an exhibition of Rockwell’s works produced during the time the artist lived in Arlington, Vermont. Among the works was the painting entitled, Breaking Home Ties. But standing before it, the artist and museum patron, John Howard Sanden had an overwhelming feeling that this was not at all the original ~ it was a reproduction (a fake!)
The historic Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village will open its doors to a lecture by artist/member Neill Slaughter entitled, A Triumphant Triad: Sargent, Sorolla and Zornon Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00pm
With New York City real estate at such a premium, it is hard to image how short a life the single-story structure has these days. And even harder to imagine how many still exist throughout our five boroughs.
In 2015, photographer and long-time East Village resident Adam Friedberg decided to explore all the single-story buildings in the East Village and the Lower East Side. To date, he has documented in photographs nearly 100 sites. Many of these images are now on view in his exhibition, Single-Story Project, at the Center for Architecture. Walk with us down to the lower-level and take a look.
The annual Thumb Box Exhibition and Sale at the Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village is one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year, with over 500 works of art in all media, held in two galleries. With prices beginning in the $100’s, it is also an opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind holiday gift.
Vito Schnabel Gallery announced a unique collaboration with New York-based Italian and American artist, Francesco Clemente, presenting a pair of parallel solo exhibition in the United States and Switzerland. Debuting new paintings and frescoes, both shows will present boldly expressive, large-scale works that comprise a meditation upon the restless physical and spiritual journey that has shaped the course of the artist’s acclaimed four-decade career. Francesco Clemente: Indiawill be on view at Vito Schnabel Projects, New York, from November 8, 2019 through January 17, 2020. Francesco Clemente: Clouds will be on view at Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz, from December 27, 2019 through February 2, 2020.
The Salmagundi Club hosts its Annual Fall Auction as a fundraiser to benefit the storied Club. Works of art by current Salmagundi members, including painting, graphics, sculpture, and photography, will be auctioned.
The Salmagundi Club has been located on Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village since 1917. Now, in a tribute to its historic surroundings, the Club opens its doors to the exhibition, SCNY Greenwich Village Show.
The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition is a twice-a-year happening every Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day weekend. Next up ~ August 31st, September 1st and 2nd, and again on September 7th and 8th.
Drawing on its remarkable collection of modern Iranian, Indian, and Turkish art, the Grey Art Gallery at New York University presents Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection. Featuring approximately thirty to forty artworks from each country, the exhibition examines the artistic practices in Iran, Turkey, and India, from the 1960s and early ’70s via selections from the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art.
Demisch Danant will open its doors to the exhibition,Jazz, organized in collaboration with Ricco/Maresca. Inspired by the melodies and spirit of the 1950s in Paris, this exhibition highlights unexpected syncopation and rhythms shared by French design of the Fifties and paintings of architecture and cityscapes by African American artist William L. Hawkins.
Vito Schnabel Projects will open its doors to Gus Van Sant: Recent Paintings, Hollywood Boulevard, an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist and auteur, Gus Van Sant (b. 1952, Louisville, Kentucky). On view will be a series of large-scale watercolors on stretched linen that collapse dreamlike impressions of urban Los Angeles with special narratives inspired by the people and events Van Sant has observed since establishing his home in the city in the 1970s. Recent Paintings: Hollywood Boulevard is Van Sant’s first solo paintings exhibition in New York.
Each year, the historic Salmagundi Club opens its doors to a non-member exhibition. Two floors of gallery space devoted to this annual event, which includes painting, sculpture and graphics in the main gallery, and photography in the lower gallery.
Vito Schnabel Projects will open its doors to Pictures From Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976 ~ 1982, an exhibition of photographs taken by Bob Colacello during the years he served as editor of Andy Warhol’s interview Magazine.
June 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in 1969, when the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, leading to protests and violent clashes outside the Christopher Street establishment ~ and the beginning of the gay rights movement. Celebrating Stonewall 50, beginning in March, and leading up to the World Pride NYC March: Stonewall 50 in June, here are a few suggestions. We will continue to add events as the year progresses.
As part of Stonewall 50, NYU/Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art announced a major exhibition, examining the impact of the LGBTQ movement on visual arts and culture this April, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings.
Explorers Against Extinction: Sketch for Survival will take place at The Salmagundi Club on November 15, 16 and 17, 2018 in the Upper Gallery. This special exhibition is in conjunction with Alison Nicholis: An Artist Inspired by Africa, an event which will take place on Friday, November 16th from 6:30-7:30pm, when the artist will give a lecture on how she translates complex conservation issues into studio paintings
The Salmagundi Club puts all this in context here.
We love the Wittenburg Triangle ~ adjacent to Jefferson Market Gardens and the historic Jefferson Market Library building, at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue, Avenue of the Americas and Eighth Street in Greenwich Village.
This week, The Village Alliance unveiled a new art installation on the Triangle – The Poetry Jukebox.
In her second exhibition with Fridman Gallery, Aura Satz focuses on voices of female electronic music pioneers, and on sound signals as symbols of communication and disobedience. Included are a series of drawings, two sound sculptures, and a 16mm film.
Each year, The Salmagundi Club holds a spectacular exhibition with some of today’s best-known artists. The 2018 American Masters Exhibition & Sale will celebrate the recent $1.5 million renovation and restoration of the Club’s Upper Gallery space in their historic townhouse in Greenwich Village with a Gala and sale on Friday, October 12th from 6-8pm.
In support of the Jefferson Market Garden, Greenwich House Pottery donated pots, vases, sculpture, dishes & more ~ all on sale in the Jefferson Market Garden on Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd.
We caught up with South African street artist, Sonny, on Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village this week, finishing a mural as part of a worldwide mural tour, and prelude to his gallery exhibit this month.
Show curator, Joakim von Ditmar and Destinee Ross. Image of Opening Reception courtesy of the curator
…..Woman in the Art(s) ~ An exploration of agency & representation.
It is, in fact, “only 27 percent of the 590 major museum exhibitions from 2007 to 2013 that were devoted to female artists. Only five women were among the top 100 artists by cumulative auction value between 2011 and 2016. And just a third of gallery representation in the U.S. is female and Women of Color are at the bottom of this hierarchy.”
Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s features a selection of the work of artist, Stephen Posen, never before publicly shown. This exhibition, presented by Vito Schnabel Projects, is the first significant presentation to revisit Posen’s “breakthrough shaped canvases and related paintings since his debut” at SoHo gallery OK Harris, and Robert Miller, nearly five decades ago.
Affordable housing in New York City is a daily headline, with a growing homeless population and aging housing. How do other countries address this issue? The current exhibit, Social Housing ~ New European Projects, at the Center for Architecture displays their best efforts.
#TheWorldLetter Project originally started as a one-time street installation in May of 2017 as a Love Letter to the World. But then something interesting happened. The World began to write a Love Letter to the World. And so it continues on most days in Washington Square Park, weather permitting.
The Salmagundi Club is celebrating 100 years, and to commemorate this milestone, the club will pay homage to the building and its membership activities with a visual tribute to Greenwich Village with the exhibit, Greenwich Village: People, Places, and Things, and the exhibit, The SalmagundiShow, both opened on Tuesday, February 20th.
The Jefferson Market Library is celebrating 50 years of writing on the Reading Room walls, and in celebration of its 50th year, JML Manager, Frank Colierius and artist Mark John Smith have joined forces to create #JML50!
Preservationists familiar with the building recognized it right away as the original home of the historic Julien Binford murals located at 101 West 14th Street. The murals at the 14th street location appeared to still be intact. The building, a recently shuttered HSBC bank branch, was built in 1952, designed by Halsey, McCormack & Helmer. The website nysonglines states that the Binford murals at that location were painted in 1954, and can be seen from the street. What will become of the Binford murals, when new tenants occupy the space, is unknown. However we did learn that Council Member Corey Johnson’s office is looking to preserve the mural, now owned by Google, and securing a permanent home.
Below, read the history of the murals, and the great ‘save’ thanks to the efforts of Speaker Corey Johnson and Save Chelsea.
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
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 WillWait. 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.