The Exhibition ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure’ Opening in NYC April, 2022

 

 

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982. Photo credit: James Van Der Zee . Image courtesy of the Basquiat family

The dates for the exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure have been announced. Featuring over 200 never before and rarely seen paintings, drawing, ephemera and artifacts, this celebration of Basquiat’s life will open on April 9, 2022 at the NYC Landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building.

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Artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez Presented with a Proclamation from the City of New York on December 22, 2021

 

 

 

Jorge Luis Rodriguez with ‘Growth’. Image courtesy of the artist.

Proclamations are historically issued in recognition of the importance of significant achievement within a community. So we were not surprised to learn that, before leaving office, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer would bestow a Proclamation of Achievement on artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez.

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Bill Charlap Trio to Perform at Flushing Town Hall on January 14th ~ Cancelled due to COVID

 

 

 

Bill Charlap Trio, Photo Credit: Philippe LEVY-STAB
  • Update ~ Unfortunately due to COVID, this Event has been cancelled. 

We were more than excited to hear that on January 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM, one of the leading ensembles in jazz, the GRAMMY Award-nominated Bill Charlap Trio, will perform at Flushing Town Hall.

Featuring GRAMMY-winning pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington, the Bill Charlap Trio was formed nearly 25 years ago in 1997 and earned GRAMMY nominations for Uptown Downtown (Impulse!/Verve), Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein, and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard (both on the Blue Note label).

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‘In Stitches’ by Needle Artist Kevin Lustik on View at Port Authority

 

 

 

Artist Kevin Lustik at New York Port Authority with his exhibition ‘In Stitches’. All images courtesy of the artist.

The New York Port Authority exhibition space can be a delightful surprise. Currently on view we spotted the work of needle artist Kevin Lustik and his exhibit In Stitches, filling the two large glass cases that makeup the exhibition space.

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Outdoor Dining at ‘A Pasta Bar’ in SoHo, an Artistic Experience

 

 

 

A Pasta Bar in Soho. Image courtesy of the Restaurant & the Artist

One of the few benefits of COVID-19 has been the addition of more outdoor dining, with restaurants throughout our five boroughs expanding their footprints in some very creative ways.

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Get Ready for NYC Parks’ Annual Mulchfest 2021/2022

 

 

Mulchfest. Image courtesy NYC Parks

The holidays are fast approaching, and so too is NYC Parks’ annual Mulchfest tree chipping celebration! Beginning December 26, 2021, New Yorkers can “tree”-cycle their holiday trees at local parks, with convenient drop-off sites in all five boroughs.

This year, Parks will be hosting one Chipping Weekend, where New Yorkers can actively mulch their holiday trees – January 8 & 9. At any one of Parks’ 35 Chipping Weekend locations, residents can watch their tree get chipped, and those who would like nutrient-rich mulch can take some home with them!

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Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Lineup for Dizzy’s Club 2022

 

 

 

Emmet Cohen Trio. Photo credit: Gabriela Gabrielaa, Images courtesy Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club continues its season of in-person performances in January and February 2022, presenting a diverse lineup that pays tribute to jazz greats, showcases rising stars on the scene, and welcomes award-winning artists whose work runs the gamut of jazz styles and traditions.

The year begins with the return of Dizzy’s Club mainstays like pianistsEmmet Cohen and Cyrus Chestnut, as well as celebrations honoring the legacy of late jazz luminaries Ralph PetersonFrank Wess, and Chick Corea. Powerhouse vocalists Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas, and Shenel Johns join forces for an evening of iconic early jazz and blues songs under the music direction of Riley Mulherkar, and Charles Turner invites audiences to put their dancing shoes on with his band Uptown Swing. In a feature double-billed program, genre-bending songwriter and keyboard player BIGYUKIperforms back-to-back with hard-swinging bassist Yasushi Nakamura. January at Dizzy’s also features a diverse range of artists performing works from recent albums that have won critical acclaim from The New York Times, DownBeat, Jazziz, NPR, and others, including a breakout debut album by young virtuoso Micah Thomas, a collection of favorite tunes by pianist and vocalist Diane Schuur, and the debut collaboration between up-and-coming vocalists Vanisha Gould and Lucy Yeghiazaryan.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral ‘4 Popes’ Sculptor, Carolyn D. Palmer Unveils Frank Sinatra Monument on his 100th Birthday in Hoboken!

 

 

 

Sculpture of Frank Sinatra by artist Carolyn D. Palmer unveiled in Hoboken, NJ. where he is a hometown legend. Image credit: nj.com

Sculptor artist, Carolyn D. Palmer unveiled her monument to Frank Sinatra on the 100th anniversary of his birth on December 12, 2021 in his hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey. The artwork is located in Frank Sinatra Park, 401 Sinatra Drive near the amphitheater, overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

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Six Komodo Dragons Hatched at the Bronx Zoo in November, 2021

 

 

 

Exciting news at the Bronx Zoo this past November when six Komodo Dragons hatched. It is the first time this species has successfully bred in the 122-year history of the zoo.

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Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2022 ~ Very Peri!

 

 

 

Introducing PANTONE® 17-3938 Very Peri: Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, on Thursday, December 9, 2021, introduced a new blue shade, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2022. Blending the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red, this happiest and warmest of all the blue hues introduces an empowering mix of newness.

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NYC Parks Green Roof Development + New Youth Sustainability Corps

 

 

 

Photo credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff announced, in response to increasingly frequent storms like Hurricane Ida, a commitment to expand Parks’ green roofs by 50,000 sqft–bringing the agency’s total to 250,000 sqft–and the creation of a brand new Youth Sustainability Corps (YSC) giving NYC school students hands-on training in green job skills. This marks a major step forward in greening and stormwater management atop City owned buildings and reaffirms Parks’ commitment to a greener future for New York City.

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Make Music New York Winter Celebration, December 21, 2021

 

 

African Drumming presented with Brooklyn Music School & Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

From Brooklyn and Queens to the Bronx, get ready for Make Music New York on December 21, 2021 all around Town.

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Swedish Modern: Mid-Century Photographs by Swedish Photographers opens at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Georg Oddner, Dancing Hall, Russia, c. 1950’s

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents a selection of sixteen accomplished mid-century Swedish photographers whose innovative work has remained relatively unfamiliar to the American public. Ten of these individuals were part of TIO (a Swedish word for “ten”), a collective of Swedish photographers established in 1958. From nature and industrial scenes to abstraction and fashion, Swedish Modern captures the broad range of creative styles and interests that were present in the minds of mid-century Swedish artists. What unites the wide variety of subject matter between the photographers in this exhibition is their shared attitude of inquiry into the possibilities of what the camera is capable of.

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The Apollo Theater Unveils 2022 Winter/Spring Season!

 

 

 

Image courtesy of The Apollo Theater

The Apollo announced details of its Winter/Spring 2022 season, with an array of free and ticketed programming in-person at the Apollo’s historic theater and online on the Apollo’s Digital Stage. Highlights include the long-anticipated return of the Amateur Night at the Apollo competition on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30pm EST; Apollo Master Artist-in-Residence Ta-Nehisi Coates and The Roots’ Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, in conversation; the Lyricist Lounge 30th Anniversary Concert featuring hip-hop trailblazers to be announced; the premiere of The Gathering: A Collective Ring Shout, co-presented by the American Composers Orchestra and the Apollo and co-curated by National Black Theatre; the return of Africa Now! featuring East African jazz vocalist and Grammy nominee Somi; and more. The non-profit Apollo’s season centers Black artists and voices from the African Diaspora with myriad opportunities for artists and audiences to come back together at the iconic theater.

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The Salmagundi Club Presents Puppets in the Parlor with Bil Baird and Olga Felgemacher: A Narrative Legacy

 

 

 

Hand puppet Larry of the Three Stooges by Craig Marin & Olga Felgemacher. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

Beginning November 25, 2021 until January 30 of 2022, Salmagundi presents Bil Baird and Olga Felgemacher: A Narrative Legacy, offering a peek behind the curtain of one of America’s most important circles of puppeteers headed by Bil Baird, and their wide-ranging influence on American culture, film, and TV. The exhibition is heightened with the addition of the work of living puppet master Olga Felgemacher, Baird’s longtime collaborator. Felgemacher shares her insights on Baird, as well as her own original characters and artistry.

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The Harlem Night Market Returns to the Historic La Marqueta!

 

 

 

Harlem Night Market 2019 courtesy Uptown Grand Central

From tamales to coquito, sorrel to sweet potato pie: The Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta is back for the 2021 holiday season, to celebrate the diversity of cultures that make up East, Central and West Harlem. 

Launched to great success two years ago, the market was suspended last season due to the pandemic, but is back in action this December thanks to creators Uptown Grand Central, TBo Harlem, Union Settlement and NYC Public Markets (operated by the NYC Economic Development Corporation). 

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The 18th Annual ‘Under the Radar Festival’ at The Public Theater Cancelled due to COVID

 

 

 

A scene from the motown project running January 18-22 at The Public Theater as part of The Public’s 18th Annual Under the Radar Festival. Photo credit: Lance Cain

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director,, Patrick Willingham) announced the full line-up for the 18th annual Under the Radar Festival, running January 12-30, 2022. However, due to COVID, the Festival has been cancelled this year.

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NYC Parks’ Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition Returns to Arsenal Gallery

 

 

 

Photo credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

NYC Parks’ annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition is back on display at the Arsenal Gallery, welcoming the holiday season with a variety of inventive and surprising wreaths! After going virtual last year, the 39th exhibition has returned in person and includes wreaths by nearly 40 artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages who have used unconventional materials to reinvent the traditional holiday symbol.  The NYC Park’s Annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition will be on view through January 6, 2022.

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Kick-Off Your New Year With a Free Membership at NYC Parks Recreation Centers ~ Sign-Up by Dec 31st!

 

 

 

Is your 2022 New Year’s resolution to get active or exercise more? NYC Parks has you covered with free one-year memberships at recreation centers across the city! New Yorkers who sign up by December 31, 2021 will have free access to indoor sports courts, sports and educational programs, Shape Up NYC classes, media labs, fitness equipment, and much more. The membership term will last for one year from the registration date and grant access to facilities citywide.

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The Annual ‘Members Only’ Exhibition to Open at Living With Art Salon December 8th

 

 

 

On the wall, Susan Luss. Sculpture by Artist Gale Rothstein

Living with Art Salon will open its doors to the first annual ‘Members Only‘ exhibition showing over 75 works of art created by 15 visual artists ~ all members of Art Lives Here, a non-profit arts organization, creating opportunities for emerging artists. Opening on December 8th, we couldn’t wait, and got a sneak-peek today.

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The Fabulous ‘Holiday House NYC’ Event Set for December 8-10 in NYC

 

 

 

Holiday House NYC past event; Barbara Ostrom by Phillip Ennis

Holiday House NYC is returning to New York City for a LIVE event, which will showcase their beloved design industry members and talented interior designers as they come together to raise critical funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The event will run from December 8th through December 10th at The Elizabeth Taylor Mansion located at 10 West 56th Street, NYC.

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Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in December, 2021

 

 

From our archives in Bryant Park, 2020

The December calendar is filled with Holiday Joy, bringing back some of our favorite annual events from outdoor tree lighting ceremonies all around town to indoor and outdoor Holiday Markets. Here are a few suggestions for art installations, exhibits and a plethora of events during the month of December, 2021.

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It’s Time for the Art Students League Annual Holiday Art Sale!

 

 

Image courtesy Art Students League Holiday Sale, 2019

The Art Students League of New York is pleased to announce the return of its Holiday Art Sale featuring works for sale by League artists. The exhibition and annual sale is free and open to the public to browse available works and take home a piece of The League. All purchases directly support emerging artists and help The League continue to offer accessible, affordable, high-quality arts education and instruction.

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The Annual ‘Miracle On Madison Avenue’ Set for December 4th

 

 

 

Since 1986, the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (B.I.D.) has chosen to celebrate the holidays by presenting Miracle on Madison Avenue. A cherished New York holiday shopping tradition, the 35th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue will be held this year on Saturday, December 4.

“Thirty-five years ago, two Madison Avenue shop owners organized their neighbors for the first Miracle on Madison Avenue as a coordinated way for Madison Avenue stores and shoppers to give to New York City children in need,” said Matthew Bauer, President of the Madison Avenue B.I.D.  “The longevity and continued enthusiasm for this event is testament to the commitment of Madison Avenue to making the holiday season brighter for NYC kids. In this difficult year, we ask shoppers to make their holiday purchases count for so much more, and support the pediatric programs of The Society of MSK simply by buying their gifts on Madison Avenue on December 4.”

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Carlton Fine Arts Presents Miami Art Week in NYC

 

 

 

Carlton Fine Arts Ltd. will present Miami Art Week in New York, showcasing all the beloved artists one would find at the Miami fairs this December. The gallery will feature key works by Warhol, Haring, Basquiat, Miro, Chagall, Mr. Brainwash, Kaws, Linjie Deng and more. The exhibition will be on view from November 15, 2021 – January 15, 2022, at the Carlton Fine Arts Ltd. location at 543 Madison Avenue, between 54th/55th Streets, NYC.

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Carrie Mae Weems to Premiere New Multidisciplinary Commissions at Park Avenue Armory ~ ‘The Shape of Things’

 

 

 

The historic Park Avenue Armory

One of the most eminent image makers and social commentators in America, MacArthur Fellow Carrie Mae Weems returns to the Armory this fall with a major new commission and the largest, most significant exhibition of her multidisciplinary artistic practice in the last decade. Throughout her career, Weems has produced a prolific and complex body of work, pushing the boundaries of photography and blurring the line between art and activism. Her new work, The Shape of Things, builds on the convening of the same name and accompanying public programming that Weems hosted at the Armory during her residency in 2017, using art as a lens to probe the political and social issues of the day. Reflecting the “circus- like” quality of contemporary American political life, Weems conjures a dark setting in the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall with an exhibition that encompasses the breadth of her artistic output—including new multimedia installations and iconic works from the past decade, as well as a performance series and convening of artists. This timely project, which will be situated in the Drill Hall from December 2 through December 31, 2021, was conceived as a platform for collective investigation and reflection on the complexity of the American experience.

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East Harlem’s ‘Harlem Fresh’ to Reopen After Renovation in January, 2022

 

 

 

Harlem Fresh, East Harlem

After the loss of Serengeti Tea and Rite Aid on 125th Street, we were sorry to see all the empty shelves at Harlem Fresh, suspecting the worst ~ But delighted to hear that the market will close in late November for a complete renovation, to reopen in January, 2022.

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The Apollo Presents KWANZAA: A Regeneration Celebration Virtual Experience, December 26, 2021

 

 

 


Image: Kwanzaa Celebration at the Apollo in 2019. Photo courtesy of the Apollo.

On Sunday, December 26 at 7:00 pm EST, the Apollo will celebrate its annual Kwanzaa celebration, Kwanzaa: A Regeneration Celebration, featuring a world premiere from renowned New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and performances from Apollo New Work artists Soul Science Lab with Chen Lo and Asante Amin. For more than 15 years, the Apollo has presented an annual Kwanzaa festival performance during the seven-day celebration of African American culture. This year, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre will produce a unique digital event of dance and music honoring the seven principles of Kwanzaa, the Nguzo Saba. The event, hosted by award-winning radio host and annual Apollo Kwanzaa emcee Imhotep Gary Byrd, will be streamed on the Apollo Digital Stage. The program is pay what you wish and will be on demand through January 3.

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NYC Parks & Flushing Community Open a New Memorial Plaza at Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground

 

 

 

Photo credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff  joined Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Senator John Liu, Assembly Member Edward Braunstein, Council Member Peter Koo, District Attorney Melinda Katz, and Co-Chair of The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground Conservancy Robbie Garrison, to cut the ribbon on a new commemorative plaza at the Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground. The $1.76 million plaza honors the site’s past as a burial ground for 500 to 1,000 people, mostly African Americans and Native Americans, with a memorial wall. The project design was guided by input from local community members, historians, and the Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground Conservancy.

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Hebru Brantley Unveils ‘The Great Debate” ~ a New Public Art Installation at The Battery

 

 

 

Hebru Brantley: The Great Debate at The Battery.. Image credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff joined The Battery Conservancy President and Founder Warrie Price, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer, artist Hebru Brantley, and community members on Sunday to unveil Brantley’s sculpture, The Great Debate, at The Battery. The artwork, which stands 16-feet tall, is exhibited in partnership with The Battery and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and will be on display through November 13, 2022.

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‘Small & Mighty: Newly Conserved Thumb-Box’ opens at Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Walter Granville-Smith (1870-1938), Sailboats, 1911

Beginning November 10 and continuing until December 31, 2021, Salmagundi presents Small & Mighty: Newly Conserved Thumb-Box, in the Grand Stair Gallery of its historic 1853 townhouse at 47 Fifth Avenue. The exhibition marks the first time the organization’s permanent art collection of over fifty thumb-box paintings will be on display as a group. The exhibition is arranged by era and affords the viewer a chance to see 20th-century American art history at a glance.

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European Literature Night Returns to New York on November 22, 2021

 

 

 

Czech Center New York will host European Literature Night (ELN) on Monday, November 22, 2021. Returning to New York after a two-year break, the 2021 edition will take place from 6 PM to 11 PM at the Bohemian National Hall presenting an exciting selection of fiction, poetry, short stories, and discussions. Authors, translators, and actors representing ten EU countries will read from new releases and beloved classics and participate in a panel discussion.

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Holiday Markets are Opening in NYC Parks for 2021

 

 

From our archives, 2016 in Bryant Park

NYC Parks is proud to support the reopening of some of the city’s most iconic holiday markets this season. Now through January, you can find holiday markets welcoming New Yorkers and visitors back to shop for clothes, trinkets, arts and crafts, and so much more in some of New York City’s famous parks. Last year, due to COVID-19, some of the City’s most notable markets did not open or opened with reduced capacity and restrictions, but this year NYC’s holiday staple is back in full swing.

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A Little Manhattan Magic ~ The Wizard of Park Avenue ~ A Reminder to Turn Your Clock Back One-Hour for Daylight Saving Time

 

 

 

The Wizard of Park Avenue

Manhattan is filled with surprises, located in every direction including ~ up! And that is where we found this beauty ~ designed by McKim, Mead & White, and artist William Zorach. It has been name The Wizard of Park Avenue.

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Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial to Open on November 10th, 2021

 

 

Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial installation image 2 by Argenis Apolinario Photography.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial, a meditation on the practice of everyday life in uncertain times. Featuring artworks by 68 artists who took part in the 2018 and 2019 cycles of the Bronx Museum’s AIM Fellowship program, the fifth edition of Bronx Calling finds artists responding to the conditions of contemporary life in manifold ways. Whether in traditional or new media, many of the works are recent creations, the result of processing multiple crises—of health, grief, the environment, and identity. The Biennial is part of a series of exhibitions and public programs celebrating the Museum’s 50th anniversary and legacy as an institution dedicated to social justice. Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial is curated by Ian Cofre and Eva Mayhabal Davis.

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Leonardo Benzant: Across Seven Ruins & Redemptions Somo Kamarioka to Open at Claire Oliver Gallery

 

 

 

Artist, Leonardo Benzant: That which weaves all of time Together. Image courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Claire Oliver Gallery will open its doors to the spectacular work of Leonardo Benzant in his first solo presentation with the gallery. Featuring six new multi-media works, including four large scale mixed media sculptures and two paintings on paper, Across Seven Ruins & Redemptions Somo Kamarioka is an extension of the artist’s multi-year exploration of his conception of the Urban Shaman, which Benzant deploys a wide variety of media and found objects to create dynamic hanging beaded structures inspired by the Yoruba and Kongo community and the beaded regalia of African material culture.  The exhibition will be open to the public November 11 to January 22, 2022.

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Historic Reenactments Commemorating The Battle of Ft. Washington to Take Place on November 14th in Ft. Tryon Park

 

 

 

Zaq Landsberg: Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin. Photo courtesy Zaq Landsberg

This year marks the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War. NYC Parks and The Fort Tryon Park Trust will commemorate this event with an historic reenactment, arts & crafts, colonial music & games ~ along with an artist talk by Zaq Landsberg, creator of ‘Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin‘ on November 14, 2021 from Noon to 3:00pm

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates the 50th Running of the NYC Marathon with the Launch of an Interactive Story Map ~ ’50 For The 50th’

 

 

 

Taken from the 50 for the 50th Interactive Story Map with credit to NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission ~ Highlighting a selection of 50 landmarks and historic districts along the route in all five boroughs!

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) announced the launch of 50 for the 50th, an interactive story map in honor of the New York City Marathon’s 50th running to celebrate the return of what many people call “New York’s Best Day” after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 marathon. The story map highlights a selection of 50 landmarks and historic districts along the route in all five boroughs.

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Eric Ceccarini: The Painters Project opens at Galerie l’Atelier

 

 

 

Eric Ceccarini. Image courtesy of the gallery

Galerie l’Atelier opened its doors to the first American solo exhibition of renowned Belgium photographer, Eric Ceccarini. The exhibition, ‘The Painters Project’, is a meeting between painter, model and photographer, in the artists’ ongoing collection of collaborations between the photographer with painters and models/performing artists.

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Korean Pop Artists Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) Performing at Flushing Town Hall November 14th

 

 

 

ADG7 coming to Flushing Town Hall. Photo credit: Lee Jong Sam

With travel restrictions lifting from parts of the world and vaccine access on the rise, global arts presenter Flushing Town Hall is excited to welcome international artists back to its stage. Ak Dan Gwang Chil, or ADG7 for short, will travel in from Korea for a special performance at the Hall on Sunday, November 14, at 7:30 PM (ET). The hybrid event, co-presented by the Korean Cultural Center New York, will be performed for both an in-person audience and simultaneously live streamed for viewers at home.

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Machine Hallucination: NYC Opens at ARTECHOUSE NYC in Chelsea Market

 

 

 

Machine Hallucination. Image credit: Refik Anadol

ARTECHOUSE, the first innovative arts organization dedicated to the intersection of art, science and technology, with locations in Washington, DC, New York City and Miami, announces the return of Machine Hallucination: NYC, the groundbreaking immersive exhibition in collaboration with award-winning media artist and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence Refik Anadol. In partnership with digital art online auction platform Nifty Gateway, this special viewing of Machine Hallucination: NYC, which attracted more than 100,000 visitors in its first three-month showing, will also feature an exclusive location drop of exhibition-based experiential NFT art, a collection composed of 1,000 unique NFTs from Anadol available to visitors on-site only at ARTECHOUSE’s New York location. The NFTs (non-fungible tokens) will launch on November 1st during NFT.NYC,  the leading annual non-fungible token event, and run for two months for the duration of this limited-time exhibition. Open to all ages, Machine Hallucination:  NYC opens to the public on November 2, 2021 and will  run  through  January  2,  2022  at ARTECHOUSE NYC, located in Chelsea Market at 439 West 15th Street.

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Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2021

 

 

 

Color studies Light and Visual Perception (left) Intelligence and Education (right) by Noah Buchanan. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

November brings with it some of our favorite annual events ~ this year, in-person. Canstruction will raise money for City Harvest; The Art Show will raise money for Henry Street Settlement; The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, NYBG Holiday Train Show and LuminoCity Festival kick-off a festive holiday season. Art House will open its doors, along with a plethora of new exhibitions too numerous to mention. Here are a few suggestions for art installations, exhibits and events not to miss in November.

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Arnaldo Pomodoro: La Sfera Grande on the Cummings Plaza at Guggenheim Pavilion of Mt. Sinai Hospital

 

 

 

Did you know that an Arnaldo Pomodoro sculpture is on the Nathan Cummings Plaza on the Fifth Avenue side of the Guggenheim Pavilion of Mount Sinai Hospital? We were intrigued and found the following information on this commissioned piece in the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine.

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The Salmagundi Club Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Stunning Commission, Now On View

 

 

Color studies Light and Visual Perception (left) Intelligence and Education (right) by Noah Buchanan. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

Beginning November 1st, a milestone commission will be viewable by the public at historic arts organization Salmagundi. The commission consists of two dynamic allegorical door panels by Salmagundi artist Noah Buchanan of Santa Cruz, California. Following a competition of thirty-one artists from across the country and Mexico, the commission was awarded to Buchanan for his Light and Visual Perception for the left side door and Intelligence and Education for the right side door.

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Join The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership + Van Alen Institute on November 22nd to Kick-Off ’23 Days of Holiday Cheer’ & Unveiling of ‘Interwoven’ by Atelier Cho Thompson

 

 

 

Credit: Martin Beck, Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute will unveil the winner of the eighth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Interwoven, an interactive installation by design firm Atelier Cho Thompson. Interwoven will be on view November 22, 2021–January 2, 2022 in the Flatiron North Public Plaza on Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street, creating a highly visible landmark in the heart of Manhattan throughout the holidays.

Join the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute in a preview of its tenth annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” and unveiling of Interwoven on Monday, November 22nd from 5:30 ~ 7:30pm on the Flatiron North Public Plaza, 23rd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue.  The festive event will feature remarks by organizers and Interwoven’s designers; live music from The Jazz Gallery; a raffle to win holiday gifts from local businesses and free hot beverages and small bites from local favorites Shake ShackFlatiron Plate, and Eataly. Attendees will receive NYC souvenirs gifted by Memories of New York while supplies last and can enter a raffle to win prizes from Center for Book ArtsHole in The WallGotham GlowProject GaiaScampi, and Taïm.

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Ambrose Rhapsody Murray: Within Listening Distance of the Sea… Opening at Fridman Gallery

 

 

 

Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, Within Listening Distance of the Sea, 2021, vintage kantha quilt, digital print on satin, vintage slip dress, sequins and various textiles, 108h x 75w in

Fridman Gallery is honored to announce Within Listening Distance of the Sea…, the first solo exhibition in New York by Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, presenting a new series of sewn textiles, and a short film made in collaboration with Logan Lynette and Heather Lee. The exhibition is accompanied by a digital catalog with an essay by the art historian, curator and author Kilolo Luckett.

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Elmgreen & Dragset: The Nervous System at Pace Gallery

 

 

Above: Elmgreen & Dragset, The Painter, Fig. 1, 2021 © Elmgreen & Dragset

Pace will open its doors to an exhibition of new and recent work by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset at its flagship gallery in New York. Marking the Berlin–based artists’ first major show with Pace since they joined the gallery in 2020, this presentation runs from November 9 to December 18. The Nervous System, which comprises a highly narrative domestic scene of 11 works, including eight new pieces, is reminiscent of Elmgreen & Dragset’s acclaimed double exhibition, titled The Collectors, in the Nordic and Danish Pavilions at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.

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Annie Leibovitz. Wonderland at Hauser & Wirth Southampton

 

 

 

Annie Leibovitz Lena Dunham, Bergdorf Goodman, New York City, 2013 
Archival pigment print Edition of 8 81.3 x 106.7 cm / 32 x 42 in © Annie Leibovitz Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 6 November, Hauser & Wirth Southampton will present ‘Annie Leibovitz. Wonderland,’ an exhibition of photographic prints selected by the artist from her acclaimed body of work made over the past two decades. This presentation focuses upon work made since 1999, including fashion photography shot on assignment that, in the artist’s words, ‘revealed surprising avenues to portraiture.’ The exhibition offers fresh insight into the depth and breadth of Leibovitz’s unique artistic vision via fashion, landscape, and interior tableaux. ‘Wonderland’ is the first exhibition to showcase these images together in a single space, with many of the works having not been presented since their original publication.

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Art Lives Here in collaboration with JVS Project Space Presents Capucine Bourcart & Tomo Mori in Up-Close

 

 

 

Tomo Mori, A Cradle and a Thousand Lullabies, 2021, Acrylic paint, repurposed fabrics and satin finish UV varnish, 36″H x 48″, Image courtesy Art Lives Here and the Gallery

Capucine Bourcart and Tomo Mori’s artworks require the viewer to look closely and focus on the details that are often subtle. They are 21st century artists, living in Harlem, New York City. Their work has an underlying international fingerprint that reflects cultural heritage, womanhood and contemporary issues.

The exhibition Up-close features 3 series of Bourcart’s work and 2 series of Mori’s revealing 5 distinctly different methods of producing art. The artists are essentially reinventing their own process and developing a new visual vocabulary with each body of work.

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Colnaghi New York Presents Recently Rediscovered Works by Donatello, Tintoretto, and Antonio Lombardo

 

 

 

Antonio Lombardo Death of Lucretia c. 1510 Marble; 48.3 x 42.9 cm(19 x 16 7/8 in.) Courtesy of Colnaghi

This November, audiences will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience rare and newly discovered masterworks by some of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, including Donatello, Tintoretto, Antonio Lombardo, and Benedetto da Rovezzano, in a special exhibition at Colnaghi New York. Featuring five exquisite sculptures— including a recently rediscovered terracotta bust by Donatello—alongside a newly attributed portrait painting by the great Venetian master Jacopo Tintoretto, the exhibition marks a rare occasion in which such a significant number of museum-quality works from the Italian Renaissance will come to the market at one time.

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