MoMA’s Most Ambitious Project Yet: Ruin Björk For Everyone

To many people, including myself, Björk is a mystical, cosmic non-human entity from the future who allures us into her realm with colors and sounds and images and warmth and light and darkness that she’s pulled out of her little mystical pocket like a forgotten receipt. “Oh that? I was wondering where that went!” I imagine … Continue reading MoMA’s Most Ambitious Project Yet: Ruin Björk For Everyone

The Old Cars

I’m beginning to feel as if I’m living right smack in the middle of the intersection of Past and Future, but where Present doesn’t yet exist. It feels like a small detail that’s been left out; a detail only I’ve noticed. I can clearly look forward and see what’s ahead; I can turn around and … Continue reading The Old Cars

The Brooklynite Gallery Sets Up Shop…Again.

  The Brooklynite Gallery, known for their modern take on old-fashioned artistic enterprise, showcasing new artists and street-inspired art, is now celebrating it’s first year in business. The world-renowned artist Ben Frost (of Ben Frost is Dead fame) is showcasing his latest series “Plague Landscapes,” at the Brooklynite Gallery until July 18, 2009. Street artist SPECTER, now showing his work at … Continue reading The Brooklynite Gallery Sets Up Shop…Again.

The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum

This year, help celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of one of our most beautiful New York City landmarks: the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim Museum. Can you believe it’s been 50 years already? How time flies!  Why, I remember when they were drawing up the plans! Oh, the fun times we had. President Eisenhower was down for Nixon and … Continue reading The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum

Street Art Retrospective at The Helenbeck Gallery

The etymology of the word graffiti is of Italian origins, stemming from the word graffiato, meaning to scratch or scribble. In the early 20th century, graffiti was relegated to scratches on the wall, Yossarian Lives! or some other political message. In the 60’s and 70’s, graffiti emerged from the underground mostly as a public nuisance, … Continue reading Street Art Retrospective at The Helenbeck Gallery

Weekend Rundown

This weekend, don’t sit home, being depressed about the economy (and your bank account). Get yer ass outside and enjoy life, albeit on a responsible budget. Here are a few, low-cost events to float your boat this weekend: Listen to opera singers compete for cash and prizes! Symphony Space, May 15 6:30 pm Harlem Opera Vocal Compitition … Continue reading Weekend Rundown

The Model As Muse

Thank goodness the supermodel craze is over. I thought  we’d never get rid of Cindy Crawford. Now, aside from her weird Raymore & Flanigan commercials, advertising denim sofas (what?), we really don’t have to see her too much anymore. You miss her, you say? You really miss the way the same 5 models were used by every … Continue reading The Model As Muse

Modern Photography at the Metropolitan Museum

If you like photography (who doesn’t?) then you’ll want to find yourself at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for their new photo installation, The Pictures Generation 1974-1984, running now till August 2, 2009.  Modern photography, little to no entrance fee, bumping into art-loving foreign men…hell yes! Don’t forget: the entrance fee is a “suggested donation,” so you … Continue reading Modern Photography at the Metropolitan Museum