Archive | June, 2016
The Rolling Stones.

Exhibitionism

The Rolling Stones have been rolling for a long time their first gig was in 1962. Grandchildren of that first audience could have a drink with the band on tour this fall, fifty-four years later. They probably wouldn’t even get carded. Half a century of influence on the music scene has certainly earned them public […]

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The Dissection of Sigmund Freud

Nychos, a street artist from Austria, is all about taking things apart. Well-known for his massive murals showing exploded anatomical views of pop culture characters and animals, he’s turning his attention and skills to another figure known for a different kind of dissection: Sigmund Freud. In a new sculpture for New York City’s Flatiron Plaza, […]

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A photo of one of the sculptures in the exhibit.

Meridian (Gold)

Public art is usually chosen by one of two kinds of committee – either corporate or bureaucratic. Sometimes both! So one of the draws of one of Long Island City’s newest outdoor works is in its unusual selection. A committee, yes, but one of teenagers. “Meridian (Gold),” installed on June 9th on the seawall in […]

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A colorful grouping of chairs

3 Furniture Design Books to Check Out

Furniture design is a special field where fashion and function collide. Furniture pieces not only add practicality to a space, but they also add personality and style. Furniture design has significantly evolved over time.  Some styles have remained somewhat constant throughout the years, whereas others have drastically changed or become outdated. Today, creating new furniture […]

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James Corden hosts the event in a bright outfit.

Hamilton Sweeps the 2016 Tony Awards

The Tony Awards on Sunday night went 20 minutes overtime, as they often do. Performers love to celebrate, and they especially love to celebrate themselves. The 70th Annual Tony Awards was shadowed by the tragedy of the Orlando shooting, which happened in the small hours of the morning before the show, but as host James […]

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Johnny Depp at an event.

Johnny Depp to Auction Off Art Collection as He Heads for Divorce

Just ahead of his divorce from Amber Heard over abuse allegations, Johnny Depp will be auctioning off millions of dollars’ worth of paintings from his private art collection. The actor plans to sell nine paintings in total, all by Jean-Michel Basquiat. The paintings will be sold at Christie’s Auction House in London on June 29th […]

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An aerial view of Central Park on a sunny day.

David Shrigley’s “Memorial”

David Shrigley has a reputation for art that is usually a joking riff on everyday themes. Like a pair of rebar lovers coupling on a car hood, or a Darth (Dar) Vader mask with huge googly eyes. But much of his art has meaning just below the surface, like his large quilted lettuce leaf pocked […]

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Well-dressed guests head into the SFMOMA Ball.

SFMOMA’s Artsy Ball Brings Festive Air to New Museum

By now, you’ve probably heard that the brand-new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened its doors with appropriate flair and pomp. The museum, now more than twice the size of its previous structure, boasts about 33,000 pieces altogether, reminding us all why San Francisco is one of the best cities for art. The museum […]

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US Senate Just Isn’t Sure About Private Art Museums

For all the good and wonder that art brings into our lives, the art industry has provided a lot of opportunities for crime and deceit (does anyone else remember The Thomas Crown Affair?). As such, the government is a little wary of people that want to privatize art museums, as they could lead to more […]

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