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Sam Bassett: Prince of the Art World.

After setting off the alarm while trying to access the rooftop of the renowned Hotel Chelsea, I knew I was in for an interesting...

OCCUPY THE ATM! AT MICHAEL MUT GALLERY

At the Michael Mut gallery on Ave C and 7th, the opening for the "Love Yourself" exhibition is a crowded gathering of artists and...

Katya Leonovich: The Night of Shooting Stars and Seeing Small.

The impulsive exploratory instinct constantly churning within us was turned on high at the L Gallery retrospective of Katya Leonovich’s work. The trick of...

The 2010 NY Armory Show Opens. Be prepared to come with High Cheek Bones.

What is it these days with all these artists and art dealers with high cheekbones? These were the this author's sentiments as he wafted...

Isabella Rossellini and Babelgum Reward Edgy Filmmakers.

Amidst a crowd of hipsters, artists, and photographers, one could spot the lovely Isabella Rossellini, sporting a rather interesting smurf-like headpiece. Rossellini was...

Glamour arrives at the Artseen NY Benefit. If only you were there too…

Arriving last night to the NY Foundation for the Arts, 'Artseen' Benefit was like coming to a wonderful performance art piece, all the characters...

KARIN + RAOUL host PULCHRITUDE, at Damon Dash.

  The Dash Gallery hosted the premiere of Karin + Raoul Magazine—an exhibition titled “Pulchritude” this past Thursday May 13th. The fashionable elite—musically inclined and...

Why Andy Warhol’s Silver Car Crash painting sold for $105 million?

If as an ordinary punter you are trying to guess how Andy Warhol's Silver car crash (Double Disaster) painting managed to sell for a record...

Spectacle at the Viewing Room, Chelsea.

Slowly climbing the stairs at 551 West 21st Street to the Viewing Room on Thursday, I realized I was going to see...

William Powhida in A Tale of Three Covers

William Powhida, How the New Museum Committed Suicide with Banality, cover art, Brooklyn Rail, November 2009 (For a larger, more legible image, click here.) ---------------------- December...

JOHN WATERS-“Old Chickens Make Good Soup.”

We love the recession. Seriously, it’s great. Why? Because people maddeningly pant around town, tongues hanging loose like rabid wolves, looking to quench their...

Shock artist Killian Skarr to be crucified and shocked

I arrived for my second formal interview with the enigmatic artist Killian Skarr a little earlier than we had agreed upon. While parking at...