THE DAILY STORY
Times Square is one of the things New Yorkers love to hate. It has come to be one of the most defining aspects of our great city but it repeals its inhabitants with the reputation of being a kitsch-filled tourist magnet with little to offer other than discount deals on Broadway shows and garish billboards that scream “BUY STUFF!” But what most people don’t think when they ponder Times Square is art, but Sherry Dobbin is working to change that. [Read more on Hyperallergic]
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THE DAILY STORY
The art of making whimsy out of the mundane is one of the highest manifestations of creativity. We’ve previously seen incredible artwork created out of paper, cardboard, money, spam, books, office supplies and even toilet paper rolls. Today, we turn to an even more narrow byproduct of mundanity: The iconic New York City Metrocard. [See more on Brainpickings]
A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Alec Soth’s Opening at Sean Kelly Gallery
Last night we headed over to Sean Kelly Gallery in Chelsea to check out Alec Soth’s new exhibition Broken Manuel. In this exhibition, Soth explores the idea of choosing to be removed from modern civilization and the interaction between man and nature.
If you are in the New York area and are able to check it out before it closes March 11, we highly recommend stopping by!
Danny and Russell Simmons Host 3rd Annual Gold Rush Awards
Danny and Russell Simmons at the Bombay Sapphire East House of Imagination in New York this past Wednesday, October 19th.
Us here on the Artspace team had a night out this past Wednesday in celebration of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Gold Rush Awards and 15th anniversary celebration. It was quite the party!
If you haven’t heard yet, we collaborated with Rush Arts in putting together a unique and limited edition portfolio of 15 works by 15 amazing artists (Sanford Biggers, Kalup Linzy and Tahir Hemphill to name a few) with proceeds benefitting the Foundation’s signature programs at Rush Arts and Corridor Galleries.
Our view of the main speech from the second floor balcony of the House of Imagination.