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MisfitHiveMisfitHive3MisfitHive4MisfitHive5DonaldHendricksCraig Fox and his crew of comedy misfits are working it out in Woodside — at the Project For Living Artists — in a collaboration that offers a platform for arting of all types.



GOK-NYBGThe City of New York is seeking female candidates, to honor with a statue in Central Park. We recommend the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), who spent several decades of her long and fruitful life in NYC — and as a true feminist worked hard, was excellent at what she did, and helped men to be better.

The photo is from a recent Georgia O’Keeffe talk at the New York Botanical Garden.

NYBG-GOK1NYBG-GOK2In 1939, the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe spent 3 months painting in Hawaii, as part of an artist series commissioned by the Dole Pineapple Company. Two of her Hawaii pictures (out of 20 made) were used in print ads for the company. The New York Botanical Garden has recently brought together the fruits of O’Keeffe’s time in Hawaii, in a show that runs through October 28, 2018.NYBG-GOKEspecially noteworthy are the “Waterfall” paintings, which seem more personal, prefiguring O’Keeffe’s important “Black Place” paintings of the 1940s.

AK-5thAveAnselm Kiefer in Rockefeller Center.

Sotheby's-SafeThe man’s “I Am Safe” t-shirt belies the proliferation of copies and fakes being sold by NYC auction houses these days. Copies and fakes have always been around, what’s new is the extent to which auction houses are centering their businesses on bogus lots, while opting not to present more legitimate works.


NYIFF18aShakespeareWallahThe Indo-American Arts Council is presenting the 18th New York Indian Film Festival this week, at Village East, with seven days of screenings (78 films), post-screening discussions, panels and after-parties. This year’s line-up includes tributes to Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor, along with Oscar winning filmmaker James Ivory.

TEFAF18TEFAF18bTEFAF18cAt the Park Avenue Armory through May 8.

Artwork (top): John Currin, Gagosian Gallery; (bottom): Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery

Degas-ThreeDancersDegas-LesDessinsEdgar Degas (1834-1917), a leading figure in modern art, was an innovator — but very much rooted in tradition. His contribution to the world of art offers access to the world of grace, for the sensitive observer.

Several years after Degas’ passing his friend Henri Riviere (also a painter and printmaker) reproduced 100 Degas works, in a tour-de-force project of 250 portfolios. Woodside Fine Art has one of the portfolios — with 77 original reproductions. Subjects include the full gamut of Degas’ oeuvre: from ballet dancers to bathers; cabaret singers to cotton traders.


DanielRichDanielRich3DanielRich2Daniel Rich at Peter Blum Gallery.

SalmagundiClub2SalmagundiClubSalmagundiClub3From the Salmagundi SCNY Fine Art Centennial Exhibition & Sale, which concludes March 23.



ArmoryShow2018nThe Armory Show — March 11, 2017

What matters most, even for refugees, is freedom of spirit which can be difficult to find in the ‘new world,’ enslaved by sin — especially among those who disrupt and plunder other countries (Syria for instance) — creating humanitarian crises.


ArmoryShow2018iArmoryShow2018hPostmodernism (since the 1960s) saw a movement away from abstraction into more figurative works — with appropriation and the artist’s identity the subject of the artwork. Today the viewer is increasingly taking-on/appropriating the role of subject.


Volta2018Volta2018cVolte-ThomasVinsonWith disintegration all around, the positive forms: casts, reliefs and drawings of Thomas Vinson (bottom photo) at Galerie Wenger, offer some consolation.


ChrisMarker-KoreaChrisMarker-Korea2ChrisMarker-Korea3ChrisMarker-Korea3Chris Marker (1921-2012), a French journalist and filmaker, was given a unique opportunity to travel and explore North Korea in 1957. Some of his images from that time — prescient, pointed and poignant — are exhibited and for sale at the Peter Blum Gallery in The Art Show.

TheArtShow2018The Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), is at the Park Avenue Armory through March 4, 2018.

This year’s highlights include the March 1 keynote address: “The Value of ‘Dead’ Art: Afterlives of Damaged Works,” by Christiane Fischer of AXA Art Americas.

StaleyWise-DemarchelierStaleyWise-Demarchelier3Patrick Demarchelier: Photographs 1992-2017 at Staley-Wise Gallery, through April 21, 2018.

ChuckCloseIt was announced that the National Gallery Of Art, in Washington, is cancelling an upcoming exhibition of works by American artist Chuck Close, over ‘inappropriate behavior.’

Allowing the show to go on might have been more constructive and instructive, with recent revelations helping to better contextualize Mr. Close’s meditations on identity.


Morgan-HujarThe Morgan Library and Museum is mounting a show of photographs by Peter Hujar (1934-87).


JerlynMarieJerlyn Marie, with her work “El Desinteresado,” at a recent Project For Living Artists group show in Woodside.

WinterAntiquesShow2018WinterAntiquesShow2018cWinterAntiquesShow2018bBilled as America’s leading art, antiques and design show, the 64th installment of the Winter Antiques Show is underway, and runs through Jan. 28 at the Park Avenue Armory.

NYC&G18cNYC&G18bNYC&G18Through January 21 at the National Bohemian Hall.



Greenberg1217SteveSchapiroHoward Greenberg Gallery has an all-star line-up of important photographic works, including some by Steve Shapiro, chronicler of luminaries such as Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, Andy Warhol, and Muhammad Ali, through Jan. 18.

Shroud-ChristiesBorrowing from G.B. Shaw, history is being written by those who echo the cry of “Not this man, but Barabbas!” — and in this case calling it ‘Salvator Mundi.’

BCABCA9BCA12At a time when political and psychic upheaval are increasingly intertwined — with pathology and disintegration all around — those seeking a truly coherent union of persons are having to first find in themselves, in union with their Creator.

Into the breach, Bryn Cohn + Artists, a New York-based contemporary dance company, will be presenting “The Art of Loss” (February 16-18), with programs old and new that “address the current sociopolitical climate in our world” through the lens of identity, lost and found.

BerkshireMuseum2The American Art sale at Sotheby’s went on Monday minus seven lots — including two paintings created and gifted by Norman Rockwell to the Berkshire Museum. Museum officials had sought to sell the works with proceeds going to help the ‘new’ Berkshire Museum “break down traditional boundaries.” A legal action halted the sale of the treasured objects for now.

Topaz-BurmesterSolo multimedia exhibition by Kathrin Burmester, LA-based artist from Germany, at TOPAZ ARTS in Woodside, through December 17…a slithering meditation on “thingness.” Viewing hours: Saturdays 1-5pm or by appointment.

SalonAD2017SalonAD2017bSalonAD2017cAt the Park Avenue Armory through November 13.

DAGModernDAGModern2DAG Modern is mounting an important exhibition of works by Indian artists who benefited from a program initiated by John D. Rockefeller III in 1963.