It’s Striking, But Is It Art?

The Bubble by Aaron Rose

Cali to New York and Back Again

Mike Mills’ creative journey

Riot at the Ritz

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Looking back at PiL’s infamous 1981 riot show in NYC.

Inside Alleged Gallery circa 1995

Aaron Rose and Harold Hunter are some of the people interviewed in Planet Ludlow, a 1995 interview tour of Ludlow street before the Lower East Side turned.

Art Tonight in New York City

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The goal is to have a drink at each show so that you keep from freezing in between.

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ArtFits (vol. 1)

A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Locations: Devin Troy Strother at Marlborough Chelsea, Katsu at The Hole, and Helmut Lang at Sperone Westwater Gallery.

Not For Tourists

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Welcome To Fear City, a mid-’70s “Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York”

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Openings & Parties: Ace Hotel x Inherent Vice Art Show, NYC

Last night, psychedelic reigned supreme as artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe took over Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel for a blacklight-filled basement installation in promotion of the film Inherent Vice. Accompanied by a performance from Psychic Ills, the intimate gathering proved to be a worthy trek for attendees on an otherwise frozen night.

For those who missed the opening party, the installation is open to the public at Liberty Hall from 12-8pm until January 11th.

Photos by Max Serota

Art Openings This Week in New York City

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The art world gets back into the swing of things.

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“Freedom to Write”

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FREEDOM reminisces on his first visit to what would become the “Freedom” Tunnel.

“In 1974 (at the tender age of 14), my older brother took me to the Freedom Tunnel for the first time. The location wasn’t named that back then, it was just a freight train tunnel that ran for 3 miles beneath Riverside Park from West 72nd to West 122nd Streets. We entered through a Parks bathroom that had a gaping hole in its floor—an entrance that had been created by Steve 161 with a stick of dynamite and subsequently covered with a large piece of plywood. After climbing through the blasted area, we slid down an embankment of dirt and landed at the base of the train tracks. The two of us spent the day climbing up and down the sides of parked trains, practicing our tags with the small can of spray paint we had with us until it ran out, then we headed home. I had no idea how significant an event that day would become.”

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An Annoying Start to the New Year of Work

The Voice of The New York Subway System.

via, laughingsquid

A World of Beef

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Jamel Shabazz reflects on the last moments of innocence in 1980’s Brooklyn and young brothers lost.

Openings & Parties: ROSTARR at The Standard, High Line

This past Friday, a creative crowd packed into The Standard, High Line to celebrate artist Romon Yang’s (a.k.a. ROSTARR) mural commission for the rooftop at Le Bain. Christos Katsiaouni was at the hotel to capture the scene.

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Art Tonight and Through the Weekend in NYC

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Recommended openings for the week ahead.

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Tonight in NYC: DASH SNOW “Sisyphus, Sissy Fuss, Silly Puss”

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On view until January 1, 2015

Home Alone 2
208 Forsyth St.
New York, NY
10002

Weekdays 10 am – 6 pm
Weekends 12 – 6 pm

NYC, 1981

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For the next couple of months, in collaboration with the upcoming film A Most Violent Year, we are publishing a culture site about New York City in 1981. From the East Village to Esplanade, we’ll tell some of the stories that shaped the year, and add in some pop culture to the mix for the fun of it. So check it out here and enjoy, there’ll be new stuff up daily.

Photo by Christopher Morris

Let The Rich Build Us Things

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Especially if one of those things is a floating performance island in the Hudson River which will surely become overrun with all the exact people you detest being around. You’ll survive though, because that’s what’s called “Living in New York” and being a misanthrope. But seriously, LET THE RICH BUILD US THINGS, they’re just spending their money to make your life better.

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Like Insects to the Lights

Why Do People Love Times Square?

Art Openings Tonight (and This Weekend) in New York & Los Angeles

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EARLY MAN
Aurel Schmidt, Austin Lee, Barry McGee, Bjarne Melgaard, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Christian Rosa, David Pappaceno, David Shrigley, Dennis Hoekstra, Devin Troy Strother, Eric Yahnker, Francine Spiegel, Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, Jim Drain, JIM JOE, Katherine Bernhardt, Misaki Kawai, Paul DeMuro, Takeshi Murata, Theo Rosenblum, and more.

November 13 – December 28th, 2014

The Hole
312 Bowery
New York, New York 10012

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