Banksy Mentor, Nick Walker’s East Village Mural in Ruins

In 2008 the English street artist Nick Walker painted a series of stencil-based murals (some legal, some not-so-much) around Manhattan and Brooklyn. The largest and most impressive one being in the East Village on the corner of Bowery and 6th Street. The Culture Report was sad to see that that work of art was recently … Continue reading

Tammany Societies

This Friday a new event production company, Lenape, will be throwing down their first event at Tammany Hall in the Lower East Side. Tammany Societies is their attempt to meld excellence in the wold of music, food, and mixology. For the ten dollar cover, revelers will be treated to an array of small bites and … Continue reading

Where My Knitters At?

This past Christmas, just before the city got blanketed by the snow storm of 2010, one of New York’s most recognizable monuments got a new covering of it’s own. The Wall Street Bull was encased in a cocoon of yarn in a guerilla art intervention by¬†Agata Oleksiak, an artist who more commonly goes by the … Continue reading

Light up the Night

The streets of Nolita lit up Saturday night as video projections blanketed the facades of the New Museum, Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the stretch of Mulberry Street from Houston to Prince Street. It was an exhibition titled Flash:Light, the second installment of Nuit Blanche New York, which coincided with the New Museum’s Festival of … Continue reading

‘After Hours’ Transforms the Bowery into a Showcase of Public Art

This Spring a star-studded group show is taking place downtown, but unlike most galleries the work is only visible late nights and weekends. The New Museum and Art Production Fund teamed up to create After Hours: Murals on the Bowery, a series of paintings on storefront shutters that line the Bowery from Houston down to … Continue reading

The Festival of (Too Many) Ideas

This past weekend the Lower East Side played host to the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas. I pride myself on always trying to see as much art as I can but the catalogue of events, exhibits, booths, and vendors associated with the Festival of Ideas was overwhelming and intimidating. Friends that I ran into that … Continue reading

Mad. Sq. Art Presents Echo by Jaume Plensa

Mad. Sq. Art, the public art program at Madison Square Park, has a reputation for presenting some of the best public art projects in New York and this Spring they do not disappoint. Echo, a sculpture by Jaume Plensa, is a monolithic portrait of a 9 year-old girl which stands four stories tall and is … Continue reading

Jasper Johns at Matthew Marks Gallery

This past Thursday Matthew Marks Gallery opened an exhibition of all new sculpture, drawings, and prints by one of the greatest living artists, Jasper Johns.

The Twisted Metal Sculptures of John Chamberlain Shine at Pace and Gagosian

Anytime the Spring Contemporary Art auctions are near you can be sure they will be ushered in by Chelsea’s elite trumpeting the blue-chip stars of their rosters. The scrap metal master sculptor John Chamberlain is one of the most visible artists this month with large solo shows at both Pace and Gagosian galleries. Since the … Continue reading

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