Last Chance to See Hamlet at Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot

This weekend is your last chance to catch The Drilling Company’s free production of Hamlet, the final show of the 20th season of Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot, a summer New York institution performed in a municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Shakespeare in the Parking Lot … Continue reading

BMW Guggenheim Lab Sparks Conversation About A Better Tomorrow

The BMW Guggenheim Lab launches its worldwide tour in Manhattan’s East Village. A combination of think tank, public forum, and community center, the Lab will offer free programs that explore the challenges of today’s cities within an innovative mobile structure that was designed to house this urban experiment. Over the next six years, the Lab will travel to nine cities … Continue reading

Last Chance to See Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum Open ’til Midnight Sat & Sun

Savage Beauty, the exhibition on the life’s work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum is the quintessence of a blockbuster show. Last week the Museum announced that during the fiscal year ending on June 30, 5.68 million people had visited the museum, which is the largest total in 40 years and a 400,000-person … Continue reading

Eiko & Koma Debut Their New Site-Specific Dance, Water, to Kick Off Lincoln Center Out of Doors

While a concert was wrapping up at Damrosch Park, hundreds of spectators gathered around the Paul Milstein Pool on the other side of the Metropolitan Opera House to witness the premiere of Water, a site-specific dance performance by Eiko & Koma that kicked off the start of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The two performers draped in white … Continue reading

Last Chance to See David Zink Yi at Hauser & Wirth Through July 29

This Summer Hauser & Wirth presented the first New York City solo exhibition of Peru-born, Berlin-based artist David Zink Yi, titled ‘Pneuma’. The piece de resistance of the exhibition is a room-filling, 16-foot long, 660-pound, breathtaking, ceramic sculpture of a squid sprawled across the floor and surrounded by a pool of its own ink. The work is so large that to create … Continue reading

Last Chance to catch Willem de Kooning: The Figure: Movement and Gesture at Pace

There’s only a few days left to catch Willem de Kooning: The Figure: Movement and Gesture, on view at Pace Galleries 57th street location through July 29, 2011. This is the first exhibition at Pace devoted to the artist since the gallery announced exclusive representation of the estate last fall. Willem de Kooning: The Figure: … Continue reading

Google Celebrates Alexander Calder’s Birthday with a Special Google Doodle

I don’t know how I missed this but on July 22nd Google had a very special Google doodle on their homepage celebrating the 113th birthday of artist Alexander Calder. Google doodles are what it’s called each time Google changes the logo on their homepage to celebrate a special occasion, usually a holiday, important date in … Continue reading

SoHo Streets Become the Latest Canvas for French Street Artist JR’s Photography

JR creates work that champions underrepresented groups of people. Working with a team of volunteers in various urban environments, he mounts enormous black-and-white photographs on the buildings of the slums around Paris, on the walls in the Middle East, on broken bridges in Africa, and across the favelas of Brazil. These images become part of the … Continue reading

From the Playful to the Grotesque: Their All Pretty On The Inside

From the playful to the grotesque, the works in the new group show at Paul Kasmin Gallery opening tonight have one this in common, they’re all pretty on the inside. Pretty on the Inside, organized by Erik Parker and KAWS includes works in a range of media by seven American artists, Todd James, KAWS, Tony … Continue reading

Urs Fischer’s Cartoonish Monument and David LaChapelle’s Photo Collages Cattycorner on Park Avenue

A 23-foot tall, 35,000 pound bright yellow teddy bear slouching against a colossal desk lamp isn’t what you’d expect to find in the plaza of one of the most famed office buildings on Park Avenue, the Seagram Building. The monumental bronze sculpture by Urs Fischer, Untitled (Lamp/Bear) (2005-2006), was installed in midtown this past April … Continue reading

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