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March 16, 2015 Prachi Gupta

She won’t go searching for that umbrella you left at a restaurant or the set of keys you misplaced last week, but Brooklyn artist Hannah Rawe will help you reflect on some of the objects you’ve loved and lost. Since mid-December, Rawe has set up a tiny shop at Giti Fashion in Park Slope called […]

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March 12, 2015 Liam Mathews

Tribeca gallery Apexart is opening an exhibit of miniatures from 11 artists on March 18 featuring an intricate diorama of tiny figures digging through debris; a painstaking miniature recreation of the artist’s studio; and a LEGO recreation of the meth lab from Breaking Bad. Which of these is things is not like the others? This […]

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March 11, 2015 Liam Mathews

Street artist Danielle Mastrion is planning to paint a Biggie Smalls mural on the Key Foods supermarket at St. James Place and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, the block where Biggie grew up. The mural is being shepherded by Leroy McCarthy, the man behind the stalled attempts to rename St. James between Fulton and Cambridge […]

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March 6, 2015 Karen Gardiner

Ten years ago at a sports bar in the East Village, Rachel Aimee, Rebecca Lynn and Raven Strega threw a party to raise funds for their brand new magazine, $pread. Despite none of them having any prior experience in publishing they launched $pread’s first issue on March 15, 2005. The magazine contained a feature on […]

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March 5, 2015 Prachi Gupta

Lauren Panepinto of fantasy art collective Muddy Colors has put together a stunning collection of animated female comic book, sci-fi, fantasy and film characters redesigned by women. “It’s a given that in science fiction and fantasy movies, books, comics, and games, the dominant viewpoint has historically been that of a white heterosexual male,” Panepinto notes. […]

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Prachi Gupta

The hideous billboard that displays Justin Bieber’s fake beefed-up body over Houston Street just got egged, figuratively speaking. Bieber, a renowned egger himself, has been the face of Calvin Klein for a couple of months — but this particular poster was brand new. Now it is dotted with bright yellow paint. We have no idea […]

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Scott Lynch

The Armory Show is underway over the Hudson River at Piers 92 and 94, and because we’re on day two of the annual art orgy, there’s probably already been a small nation’s GDP-amount of money spent on contemporary and modern works from all over the world. Art critic Jerry Saltz was in the house, natch. […]

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March 4, 2015 Prachi Gupta

The city is working with an independent group to survey the diversity — or lack thereof — within New York’s cultural institutions. Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl has noticed that cultural organizations across the country are overwhelmingly white. But “if you’re living in a city like we are in New York — with […]

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March 3, 2015 Prachi Gupta

New York’s Armory Show hasn’t even started and one artist’s piece is already generating controversy. The Observer reports that sculptor, painter and Pioneer Works founder Dustin Yellin shredded $5, $20 and $50 bills totaling $10,000 in a wood chipper. He then then applied the valueless, torn-up money to eight canvases. Titled, “The Riches of God’s […]

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Bucky Turco

Although she’s over 9,000 miles away, Sydney-based artist Karen Farmer has a close connection to New York. For the past few months, she has been getting requests by some of the city’s most notable graffiti writers to paint portraits of them painting graffiti. Farmer’s Instagram is peppered with her photorealistic renderings of EASY, DUEL, SEV […]

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