Category Archives: Art Reviews

Top 4 New York City Art Exhibitions, Winter 2011-2012

The Art of Reuse in Long Island City When: December 1 –  February 29, 2011; Opening reception on December 1 from 6 – 9pm with a panel discussion at 7pm. Where: Materials for the Arts (33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor, … Continue reading

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The Art of Burning Man (But Is It Art?)

This week, hundreds of artists from all over the world will begin assembling one of the largest and most dazzling group art shows in the United States, or anywhere. Approximately 50,000 people will view the show during its week-long run, … Continue reading

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Review of Edward Hopper’s Approaching a City 1946

Call it a ragged fragment torn off from that unreal city once evoked by T S Eliot. This sad, claustrophobic urban scene by Edward Hopper, with its flat, rearing tenement blocks, its long, blank-faced, featureless wall (which occupies about 30 … Continue reading

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That Which I Should Have Done, I Did not Do, 1998, Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly, who died this month at the age of 83, is better known for his painting than his sculptures. Indeed he is hardly known for his sculptures at all. Squiggly lines across the canvas, with words, extracts of poetry and … Continue reading

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Review of David LaChapelle’s From Darkness to Light at Lever House, NYC

 By its very nature, the work of American photographer David LaChapelle invites controversy. One observer at New York magazine called LaChapelle “the Fellini of photography,” while another of the same periodical’s writers suggested, “David LaChapelle should have his artistic license … Continue reading

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Review: Best and Worst of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

There are several special exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City at this time.  I’m going to talk about 4 of them that I’ve seen recently and give you my general opinion of each one. This will … Continue reading

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Review: Anthony Caro on the Roof, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

A few days ago my artist friend Sabina and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the afternoon.  Sabina is a sculptor who mainly works in marble and I’m a landscape painter.  I’m drawn to the galleries with … Continue reading

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Review of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

About the Exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, is free with admission   A few days ago,  Sabina who is an artist friend of mine and I decided to … Continue reading

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