Archive | December, 2016
A drawing of a biker with his middle finger up.

The Clayton Outlaw Art Museum

For the last decade, a closed storefront on Essex Street has sported a vividly rainbow painting of a skull on its front door and a sign declaring itself to be the Clayton Outlaw Art Museum (COAM). But there are no lights and no visitors. While artist Clayton Patterson has lived above his defunct gallery all […]

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A photo of San Francisco's art museum area.

New Berggruen Gallery to Open in January

The Berggruen Gallery will open the doors of its new location on January 13, 2017, across the street from the recently renovated SFMOMA. Though San Francisco was originally thought to be pretty backward when it comes to art galleries and collectors, the Berggruens have actually curated and sold art for many top names in the […]

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An assortment of vinyl records.

New Music Store ‘2 Bridges’ Opens

Simon Greenberg is a self-identified Manhattan native who grew up and went to art school in New York City. All throughout his life he’s been involved in the city’s art world, working in art galleries and album shops. Now he’s opening his own business, which is in a way a hybrid of both. 2 Bridges, […]

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An illustration of Bob Dylan.

Should Lyrics Be Considered Literature?

When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature, it sent shock waves throughout the writing community. Never before had a musician won the prestigious award. Because of that, the reaction from the public was pretty split. Some people rejoiced while others argued that lyrics don’t qualify as poetry. But here’s the thing. Bob Dylan […]

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A beautiful woman wearing a turban. She has tattoos on her hands.

The Forbidden Art Form

In the Middle East, tattoos are considered forbidden. But that doesn’t stop 30-year-old Hazim Naouri from giving them. Naouri is the owner of Huzz Ink, a popular tattoo parlor in Jordan. For him, tattoos are more than just skin deep. “My goal is to give the chance to people to express themselves on their skin,” […]

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A plastic figurine of Bugs Bunny.

Animated Art: Hot Ticket Items for Collectors

All your favorite childhood movies are making a comeback in an unexpected way. Art collectors are now paying exorbitant prices for the original drawings, storyboards, and backgrounds from classic animated movies. Their most sought after item? “Cels,” which are hand-painted sheets of celluloid. Lady and the Tramp, The Simpsons, Snow White, The Lion King, and […]

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A photo of Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump.

Dear Ivanka: Artists Appealing to Trump’s Daughter

Artists unite! There has been an immediate call to action by the Halt Action Group in New York City in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. This group is a coalition of artists, curators, and writers who “felt the need for an immediate response to mitigate the disaster of a Trump presidency.” Their […]

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“Subway Therapy” Has Made Quite the Impact

The walls of the Union Square subway station in Manhattan are usually decorated by ad space—glossy posters of models and sets, products and premieres. What decorates them now is about as far from that as can be. “Subway Therapy” began in the hours immediately following the election results on November 8th. It’s art by the […]

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A Tribute To The Late Rosemary Mayer

When Rosemary Mayer passed away in 2014 at the age of seventy-one, her obituary was a glowing list of accomplishments for any artist. She illustrated epic poems from throughout history, had solo exhibitions in galleries around the world, and received art grants from governments and private philanthropists alike. She taught art history for decades, and […]

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The silhouette of a person with their arms raised beneath the starry sky.

Why Artists Are More Creative At Night

Some of the greatest artists of all time are notorious for burning the midnight oil, and the latest research proves there just may be a method to their madness. Researchers from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan found that night owls are more likely to come up with creative solutions. Experts theorize […]

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