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Postcard from New York by Clio Art Fair I December 19-25, 2022

Postcard from New York by Clio Art Fair I December 19-25, 2022

In partnership with Clio Art Fair, here we are with our Postcard From New York!

 

This is the last week of the year we share with you all best NYC art events! 

Let's discover what's going on these festive days!

 

In Museums

Alex Katz: Gathering
@ Guggenheim Museum
Through Feb 20, 2023

 

Across eight decades of intense creative production, Alex Katz (b. 1927, Brooklyn, New York) has sought to capture visual experience in the present tense. “Eternity exists in minutes of absolute awareness,” Katz stated in 1961. “Painting, when successful, seems to be a synthetic reflection of this condition.” Whether evoking a glancing exchange between friends or a shaft of light filtered through trees, he has aimed to create a record of “quick things passing,” compressing the flux of everyday life into a vivid burst of optical perception.

Emerging as an artist in the mid-20th century, Katz forged a mode of figurative painting that fused the energy of Abstract Expressionist canvases with the American vernaculars of the magazine, billboard, and movie screen. Throughout his practice, he has turned to his surroundings in downtown New York City and coastal Maine as his primary subject matter, documenting an evolving community of poets, artists, critics, dancers, and filmmakers who have animated the cultural avant-garde from the postwar period to the present.

Staged in the city where Katz has lived and worked his entire life, and prepared with the close collaboration of the artist, this retrospective will fill the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda. Encompassing paintings, oil sketches, collages, drawings, prints, and freestanding “cutout” works, the exhibition will begin with the artist’s intimate sketches of riders on the New York City subway from the late 1940s and will culminate in the rapturous, immersive landscapes that have dominated his output in recent years.

Alex Katz: Gathering is organized by Katherine Brinson, Daskalopoulos Curator, Contemporary Art, with Terra Warren, Curatorial Assistant, and with additional support from Andrea Zambrano, Curatorial Assistant.

 

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Read more about this artists in our dedicated article!

 

In Galleries

I SHOT THE MESSENGER - A Portrait of Keith Haring
@ FREVO Art Gallery
Tuesday – Saturday I 6 PM – 10 PM

In 1985, Richard Corman arrived at 676 Broadway on assignment for L’Uomo Vogue. He had come to photograph Keith Haring. However, he would not be descending to the underground subways or walking the streets of the Bowery, where Haring was known by the public for creating his distinct drawings and murals. On that day, Richard was to meet Keith in the privacy of his NYC studio, situated on the top floor of a five-floor walkup.

‘To my surprise, when Keith answered the door, this unassuming building revealed to me a labyrinth of finished and unfinished artworks, bursting with color. I was familiar with Keith’s graffiti in the subway stations, his murals, and the unique language of his art, which raised awareness of AIDS and fought against the infiltration of illegal drugs. However, while positioning him around the space and working to capture something special during our time together, I realized this person was undeniably an original. His calm presence defied his free spirit, which revealed itself as he placed himself in front of my camera. These images offer up a glimpse at the confidence and pride that Keith had in his own unique language for communicating his message to the world.’

After the success of Basquiat – A Portrait in 2021, Richard Corman accepted FREVO’s invitation to introduce New York to these rare portraits of Keith Haring taken in 1985 at 676 Broadway.

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In Brooklyn

Azucar!
@ Cuban Art Space
Through Jan 20, 2023 

Various Cuban artists, vintage-print fabrics from Cuba, handmade crochet clothing, books, and gifts on display.

The Center for Cuban Studies (CCS) is a non-profit, tax-exempt educational institution with a national membership base organized by a group of scholars, writers, artists and other professionals with a pur- pose to counter the effects of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Founded in 1972 and located in New York City, it is dedicated to providing information about contemporary Cuba and contributing to a normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, including an end to the embargo.

The Cuban Art Space is incorporated within the Center for Cuban Studies to promote the work of Cuban artists, especially those living and working in Cuba, and to educate the U.S. public about Cuba’s cultural life. From its beginning CCS has stressed the importance of Cuban art and culture. Our collection of more than 10,000 posters, photographs, prints, drawings, paintings, ceramics and other examples of the visual arts in Cuba, plus thousands of slides, catalogs and other information about Cuban artists, provides a unique look into the country’s evolution. Many of these works are available as exhibits that travel around the country.

 

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Outside

The Origami Holiday Tree
@ American Museum of Natural History
Through Jan 16, 2023



The theme of this year’s 13-foot tree is Beautiful Bugs, featuring specially created models inspired by the upcoming Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Insectarium opening in Winter 2023 as part of the Museum’s new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation.

Among the more than 1,000 origami pieces decorating the tree will be intricately designed models of long-legged grasshoppers, brilliantly colored butterflies, and iridescent beetles, as well as those depicting iconic Museum exhibits like the Blue Whale and Tyrannosaurus rex

Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the Origami Holiday Tree is delightfully decorated with hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. 

 

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See you next.. year!
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