Takashi Murakami Helps Google Celebrate the Summer Solstice

If you log onto Google today you may be surprised what you find. Google tapped the talent of Art world mega-star Takashi Murakami to create his own interpretation of the Google logo to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Takashi Murakami’s trademark psychedelic flower faces, narcotized eyes, and menacing mouths have been seen in a lot of places … Continue reading

New York Comes Alive for the 5th Annual Make Music New York Festival

Now in its fifth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 460 cities around the world, a global celebration of music … Continue reading

Art Collective FriendsWithYou Bring Color and Joy to New York

Miami art collective FriendsWithYou is doing their part to bring happiness to Gotham city. In their exhibition at The Hole titled, “:)”, and throughout their massive Rainbow City installation presented by AOL, color is abundant in their brand of cheerful and child-like Pop Art meets Minimalism. FriendsWithYou has brought its Rainbow City installation of 40 monolithic, … Continue reading

New Art Along The High Line as Section 2 Opens to the Public

Along with last weeks opening of Section 2 of The High Line come a series of new public artworks. Some of them, like Sarah Sze’s Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat) are impossible to miss whereas Kim Beck’s Space Available is a subtle architectural intervention on rooftops adjacent to The High Line that … Continue reading

The High Line Plays Host to the 40th Anniversary of Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece, the seminal work was recreated along rooftops adjacent to The High Line. Originally performed in 1971, Roof Piece consists of nine dancers situated on different rooftops, each within sight of the next dancer in the line. The first dancer begins the performance by improvising movements … Continue reading

Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk 2011

The sun shined down on Brooklyn this past weekend at the 8th annual Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk. The ArtWalk is a self-guided tour of artist’s open studios offering viewers a glimpse into their creative process. The main event was a block party on Saturday that shut down Nevins Street with with a live mural being painted by … Continue reading

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

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