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Review of Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties at the Brooklyn Museum

Black Prophet (Winold Reiss, 1925). Courtesy of the Reiss Trust/Brooklyn Museum
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Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties at the Brooklyn Museum, Review Brooklyn Museum’s Newest Exhibit Presents an American Document of the Jazz Age This winter, the Brooklyn Museum is celebrating modern realism in fine form with the exhibition Youth and Beauty. The exhibit is an extensive review of American art in one of [...]

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Anderson Zaca: Block Party Summer of Soul (NYC Blog)

Anderson Zaca, NYC Block Parties
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Anderson Zaca’s Block Party Photographs Photos of Block Parties in NYC Brazilian photographer Anderson Zaca (34) has spent the last five years capturing some of New York’s most blissful summer moments. Children playing through the water pouring from fire hydrants, adults cooking secret recipe glazed meats on the grill and music streaming through the whole [...]

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‘Liquidated Version’ Street Art by Zevs at the DeBuck Gallery in NYC

Zevs: Liquidated Version. Courtesy of the DeBuck Gallery
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During the late 1980s and 1990s street art was embraced by the French youth, making it one of the largest graffiti and hip hop cultures outside of the United States. The anonymous French artist Zevs is a pioneer. He is razor-sharp, provocative and attention grabbing. The 33-year-old is embraced by art lovers and social activists [...]

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New Year’s Resolution: See More Art! (NYC)

Norman Rockwell, Dug Out with frame, Brooklyn Museum
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Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera From camera to canvas, the process of Norman Rockwell’s depictions of quintessential Americana is taken apart for viewers to see how masterful direction was the basis Rockwell’s iconic works. Step by step, delicately staged photographs are transformed into captivating stills painted in oil. The subjects are delightfully interesting and we [...]

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Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures, a Retrospective at MOMA

Andy Warhol's Screen Tests: Nico
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In addition to working in a wide range of media such as painting, photography, drawing, and sculpture, Andy Warhol was also a highly prolific filmmaker. During the 1960s, Warhol directed more than 60 films, as well as approximately 500 short black-and-white screen test portraits of visitors to his studio, The Factory. Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures, [...]

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The Glory and Gore of Goya: Sketches of Spain at the Frick Collection in NYC, Review

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Peasant Carrying a Woman (1814–20)
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Henry Clay Frick was a businessman and millionaire. As an elderly man, in 1914, he retired to his newly constructed home–a NYC manor–on One 70th Street and 5th Avenue (right off Central Park); a year later, he drafted his will, bequeathing his home and everything in it–antique furnishings and, most notably, his art collection–to the [...]

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