Revisiting 9/11 Tiles for America ~ A Memorial in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Tiles for America at Mulry Square

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.

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Art of Our Century presents ‘If You Only Knew’ Curated by Uman

 

 

 

Uman, Untitled Mural, detail, West Wall, 2nd Floor, 137 West 14th Street, NYC (2017). Image courtesy Art of Our Century Gallery

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.

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The Salmagundi Club Fall Auction ~ On View September 21, 2020

 

 

Claire Taveras, Equestriana Tributes

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.

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‘Moonrise Sunrise’ Exhibition to Open at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

 

 

Jane Manco, Day Break. Image courtesy of the artist and the Salmagundi Club

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.

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The Salmagundi Club Galleries Re-Open with Coast Guard Art Collection Exhibition on June 30, 2020

 

 

 

Image pictured is the 2019 George Gray Award winner, “Guardians of the Puerto Rican Coast,” by Robert Selby. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

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.

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The Salmagundi Club Spring Auction ~ Live Online June 19th

 

 

 

Artist, Gayle Madeira, ‘Winter Clementine’, oil 6 x 6 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and Salmagundi Club

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.

Absentee & Advance Bidding Now Being Accepted!

Click Here for the Bid Form that can be emailed to info@salmagundi.org or faxed to 646-349-2275. Bids can also be placed online at Live Auctioneers or Capsule Auctions ~ or by phone. Call 212-255-7740 to register.

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Grey Art Gallery at NYU ~ Online Gallery + Fabulous Self-Guided Walking Tours in Greenwich Village

 

 

Installation image of ‘Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s.’ Photo: Nicholas Papananias, Courtesy Grey Art Gallery, New York University

Grey Art Gallery at NYU opens its digital window to the exhibition, Taking Shape: Abstration from the Arab World, 1950s ~ 1980s, along with a short film taken at the opening reception in January, 2020.

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Art Forgery or Genuine Art ~ John Howard Sanden & The Norman Rockwell Mystery at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

John Howard Sanden. Image courtesy The 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!)

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The Salmagundi Club Presents ‘A Triumphant Triad: Sargent, Sorolla & Zorn’ ~ a Lecture by Neill Slaughter

 

 

 

From L-R, Sargent, Zorn, Sorolla. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

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 Zorn on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00pm

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Adam Friedberg: Single-Story Project on view at Center for Architecture, NYC

 

 

 

Adam Friedberg, mural at Center for Architecture

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.

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The Salmagundi Club Announces its Annual Thumb-Box Exhibition + Sale, the Biggest Little Show of the Year

 

 

 

Top L-R, Artist, Shirlee Cunningham, ‘Golden Moon Tea Ceremony; Artist, Shirlee Cunningham, ‘Tangerines After Peale. Bottom L-R: Artist, Shirlee Cunningham, ‘Sepia Rembrandt Tulip’, Artist, Sharon Way-Howard, ‘Tiny Toy Mixer’

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.

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Vito Schnabel Presents ‘Francesco Clemente: India’ in NYC + ‘Francesco Clemente: Clouds’ in St. Moritz

 

 

 

Francesco Clemente, India, 2019  Oil on canvas 96 x 92 inches (243.8 x 233.7 cm) CLEF_0032. © Francesco Clemente; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Projects

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: India will 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.

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Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village ~ The Fall Auctions

 

 

 

Artist, Guy A. Wiggins (b. 1920), “Japanese Cherry Blossoms in Greenwich Village,” Oil, 20 x 16, Opening bid $3,000.

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.

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The Salmagundi Club in a Visual Tribute To Greenwich Village in October

 

 

 

Alexander Masyk, ‘Greenwich Village Rain’ $2,500. Image via The Salmagundi Club

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.

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The 2019 Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

 

 

A 1962 Washington Square Arts Festival find.

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.

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Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection

 

 

 

L-R: Parviz Tanavoli, ibex, 1970, G1975.55 © Panviz Tanavoli: Mansour Ghandriz, Simurg, c. 1961-64 (detail) G1975.94; Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu, full Moon, 1961: G1975.293; Maqbool Fida Husein, Virgin Night, 1964 (detail): G1975.158. All works are from the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art, New York University Art Collection

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.

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Inspired by the Spirit of Paris in the 1950s, ‘Jazz’ to Open at Demisch Danant in September

 

 

 

William Hawkins, State Capitol, Albany #2, 1986. enamel on masonite; 48.5 H x 56.5 in; 123.2 H x 143.5 cm; Courtesy of Demisch Danant & Ricco/Maresca

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.

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‘Gus Van Sant: Recent Paintings, Hollywood Boulevard’ at Vito Schnabel Projects NYC

 

 

 

Gus Van Sant, Untitled (Hollywood 4), 2018-2019, Watercolor on linen, 84 x 66 in. (213.4 x 167.6 cm) © Gus Van Sant; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Projects

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.

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The Salmagundi Club Presents its 41st Annual Open Exhibition

 

 

Almeida, Anthony J., “Composition in Yellow and Orange”, 21, Aluminum Substrate Photo, 11×14, $325

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.

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The Music Inn ~ a Throwback in Time on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Music Inn on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village

They call themselves a world instrument shop. In fact, they are a local institution, a blast from the past, and one of New York’s oldest continually-run music store, opening its doors in 1958.

Come inside The Music Inn.

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Pictures From Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976 – 1982 at Vito Schnabel Projects

 

 

Bob Colacello.  Gregg Allman and Cher, Carter Inaugration White House Reception, 1977.  Unique gelatin silver, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) © Bob Colacello; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Projects

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.

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American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition Opens at Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

AWS BRONZE MEDAL OF HONOR Chung-Wei Chien, AWS “Ambience of Jiufen”

The historic Salmagundi Club will open its doors to The American Watercolor Society’s 152nd Annual International Exhibition.

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Celebrating World Pride 2019 & Stonewall 50

 

 

 

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.

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Oscar Oiwa: Black & Light at Cadillac House Gallery in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Oscar Oiwa, Black & Light at Cadillac House Gallery

Cadillac House has opened its gallery to the Japanese-Brazilian artist, Oscar Oiwa for his all-encompassing mural entitled Black & Light ~ a project created with Visionaire.

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Art after Stonewall, 1969 – 1989 to Open at Grey Art Gallery & Leslie-Lohman Museum in April

 

 

 

Adam Rolston, I Am Out Therefore I Am, 1989. Crack and peel sticker, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. Courtesy the artist

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.

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Donna Karan + ArtLeadHer = King Woman in Celebration of Women’s History Month

 

 

 

Lacey McKinney, Double Blind VII

In celebration of Women’s History Month, ArtLeadHer and Donna Karan will host a monthlong art exhibition of work by female artists ~ King Woman.

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The Tribute Journey: Hero’s Tree on view at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

Image courtesy the Salmagundi Club

Here’s a special Holiday installation ~ a tribute to our Military ~ on view in the Upper Gallery of The Salmagundi Club from December 16, 2018 to January 1, 2019.

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Thumb Box Exhibition & Sale at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

‘Dinner’ by artist Richard Lithgow

Small works priced to sell, the popular annual Thumb Box Exhibition and Sale will be on view from December 3, 2018 to January 1, 2019 at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village.

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Sketch for Survival at Salmagundi Club for Three Days

 

 

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 Africaan 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.

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A Poetry Jukebox Arrives on the Wittenburg Triangle

 

 

The Poetry Jukebox on the Wittenburg Triangle

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.

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Aura Satz: Listen, Recalibrate at Fridman Gallery

 

 

Aura Satz, Flickering Between the Bullet and the Hole, 2016. Framed lenticular prints 39.37 x 39.37 in. Image via fridmangallery.com

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.

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2018 American Masters Exhibition & Sale arriving at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

artist John Trainer, Sounds of Broadway, 2013, oil on linen, 24×36 inches. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

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.

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Adopt a Pot 2018 in Jefferson Market Garden

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.

Jefferson Market Garden is located at Greenwich Avenue and 10th Street.

 

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960 at Grey Art Gallery/NYU

 

 

Piergiorgio Branzi, Piazza Grande in Burano, Venice, 1957 © Piergiorgio Branzi

Grey Art Gallery/NYU will open its doors to an exhibition portraying life in Italy through the lens of photographers before, during and after World War II in NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960.

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It’s a VIP Tour ~ of the Historic Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

 

 

Salmagundi Club Library
Upstairs in The Salmagundi Club Library with unique mug collection above mantle

The Salmagundi Club of New York will be offering another rare opportunity to explore the landmarked building and view its historic art collection with a VIP Tour on Sunday, July 14th at 3pm.

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~ in Smalls Jazz Club ~

 

 

 

Smalls Jazz Club
Joel Frahm on Sax, Ari Hoenig on Drums ~ in Smalls Jazz Club

If you love Jazz, you’ve been to Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village.  Below are a few photos taken at the Club over the years by Ben Lieberman, photographer and lover of jazz.

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An Artist Focuses on Endangered Animals ~ Sonny: To the Bone

 

 

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.

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I met God and She is….

 

 

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.”

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Stephen Posen ~ Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s at Vito Schnabel Projects NYC

 

 

 

Vito Schnabel Projects
Stephen Posen Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s courtesy of Vito Schnabel Projects

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.

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Beloved Greenwich Village, Waverly Diner, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

 

 

Waverly Diner painted by AFineLyne
Waverly Diner in watercolor

The beloved Greenwich Village, Waverly Diner, filed for bankruptcy protection last week.

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New Exhibit ‘Social Housing’ at Center for Architecture Displays the Best of European Affordable Housing

 

 

Photo credit: Erik Bardin

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.

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#TheWorldLetter ~ Add Your Thoughts in Washington Square Park

 

 

#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.

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The Salmagundi Club Celebrates 100 Years

 

 

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 Salmagundi Show, both opened on Tuesday, February 20th.

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Jefferson Market Library Celebrates 50 Years!

 

 

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!

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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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Preserving The Historic Julien Binford Murals on West 14th Street ~ and a Visit from Banksy

 

 

 

Mural entitled “A Memory of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue” located at 101 West 14th Street painted by Julien Binford in 1954

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.

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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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