The Wor(l)d Matters

NYBookFair2020NYBookFair2020aNYBookFair2020bFrom the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, including a speech by Martin Luther King and architectural drawings for the World Trade Center.

The Art Show

‘Venice Recalled’

MathesWith coronavirus (Covid-19) sickening Italy, the photographs of Bernhardt Hildebrandt arrive offering a meditation on movement through time — what endures and what passes away. At Barbara Mathes Gallery through March 27.

Trainspotting

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American Black Hole

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One day the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was delivering new paintings to her dealer Edith Halpert, when Halpert exclaimed: “Another flower, Georgia?” To which O’Keeffe replied: “No, it’s my ass.” Perhaps O’Keeffe was prescient in anticipating the metaphysical and literal black hole of American society, as seen in Superbowl LIV (from the twerking halftime performers to the Snickers selfiesiders) and the Iowa Caucuses. But for O’Keeffe, the ‘black spot’, as she called it, was also womb-like — with life, not death, having the last word.

Artwork: Georgia O’Keeffe, 1947

NY NOW

NYNOW2020NYNOW2020aScentualAromaCBDGummiesAt the Javits Center through February 5.

Brunello di Montalcino

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The Winter Show

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Antiques, art and design at the Park Avenue Armory through February 2, 2020.

Grand Crus

GrandCrus1GrandCrus2The Class of 2017 has arrived. We especially like Chateau Bouscaut, Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere and Chateau Leoville Barton.

Tulsi Time

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American Scene

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Truly Woke

ThreeKings

No Parking, No Problem

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Twilight@Barneys

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Red Zone

Football-Youth

Ode To Highway 61

JessicaLange-HowardGreenbergGalleryAcclaimed actress Jessica Lange is also a visual artist, behind the camera. Her recent book Highway 61, filled with soul and melancholy, documents the fabled highway from Minnesota to Louisiana. Lange noted that “long stretches of 61 are empty, forlorn as if in mourning for what has gone missing — the hometowns, the neighborhoods, family farms, factories and mills.” Photographs from the project can be seen at Howard Greenberg Gallery, through January 18, 2020.

Salon Art & Design

SalonA&D19SalonA&D19aSalonA&D19cThrough November 18 at the Park Avenue Armory.

Instagrub

FoodArt

TEFAF

TEFAF2019The European Fine Art Foundation at the Park Avenue Armory through Nov. 5.

IFPDA

IFPDA19IFPDA19aIFPDA19bThe International Fine Print Dealers Association annual fair runs through October 27 at the Javits Center.

Female Gaze

FemaleGaze19Photo Plus, at the Javits Center through October 26.

Point-to-Point

TLA1TLATheLivingArtist-WoodsideThe “Epoch Center,” a group show, at The Living Artist in Woodside (38-02 61st St.) through September 26.

Vapyre

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The Right Stuff

NASA-VideoApollo11NASA-VideoApollo11bOriginal NASA videotape of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, to be sold at Sotheby’s.

Leonardo’s Unfinished St Jerome

Leonardo-StJerome2At the Met.

Independence Day

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Colony Collapse

SreetArt19-White&BlackSurly and sullen.

Fire & Brimstone

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Pentecost

Pentecost19“Lord, send out your Spirit,
and renew the face of the earth.” Psalm 103

Batman & Robin

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Big Hitters From Mexico

Wines-MexicoAlong with Andy Ruiz Jr., several wine producers from Mexico are positioned to obliterate their European competition, even with tariffs on the horizon. Among those we especially like are: Vin Sur, Madera 5, & Casa Magoni.

EID

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Mount Everest Day

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Da Ongchhu, Sherpa, has summited Mt. Everest seven times.

The Beyond

OKeeffe-NBOkeeffe-NB2Art aficionados in the NY/Boston area might enjoy an excursion to the New Britain (CT) Museum of American Art, to see The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, which closes on June 2.

If post-modern art is about self-expression through performance art (selfies on instagram), then O’Keeffe can be seen as one of its progenitors.

Remembering

MemorialDay19On this Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and also those architects of American foreign policy (from TR to Bolton) over the years who acted badly — using the US military in wrongheaded ways, and destroying countless lives — while bankrupting the nation and making the world more peace-less.

All Is One

MisFitHive19With Pelosi and Trump accusing each other of being “crazy,” Americans are finding the only thing that unites them is mental illness. Enter Misfit Hive, a comedy troupe in Woodside that features (self-professed) mentally-ill comedians, performing and raising money for their like-minded neighbors.

Drowning Woman No More

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$91,100,000 Rabbit

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Asian-American Heritage Month

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Continuum

StreetArt19dFrank Stella at Christie’s.