This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Fiery Paintings and an Opera Called “Crash”

For all you art-goers, we have a range of goodies. You like sports? You’ll be able to see a former minor-leaguer swing some balls over at PRIMETIME this weekend.

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Fiery Paintings and an Opera Called “Crash”

For all you art-goers, we have a range of goodies. You like sports? You’ll be able to see a former minor-leaguer swing some balls over at PRIMETIME this weekend.

Redefining the Role of The Artist

Redefining the Role of The Artist

The Studio in Crisis panel

The Studio in Crisis panelists at Cabinet

“Once speculators see an artist, they think there goes the neighborhood. You’re seen as the enemy in our neighborhoods, and that has to change.” I don’t think this is what the crowd of expectant white folk came to hear at last Thursday’s Skowhegan-led panel titled “Studio in Crisis”, but the candid remarks from Brooklyn’s Deputy Borough President Diana…

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Changes to the Emerging Art Scene on 27th Street

Changes to the Emerging Art Scene on 27th Street

27th Street between 11th and 12th. Winkleman Gallery

27th Street between 11th and 12th. Winkleman Gallery

Will the Waterfront Building on 27th street continue to be a district for the emerging arts? Real estate prices are rising everywhere in the city, and with the respected Winkleman Gallery moving out of the building after its lease expired this March, we wondered whether this was the beginning of another neighborhood change.

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The Historic “Real Estate Show” Returns

The Historic “Real Estate Show” Returns

Rendering of the proposed Warhol Museum as part of the SPURA/Essex Crossing development (Image courtesy of http://untappedcities.com)

Rendering of the proposed Warhol Museum as part of the SPURA/Essex Crossing development (Image courtesy of http://untappedcities.com)

The 1980 “Real Estate Show”, the seed which became ABC No Rio, will be making a comeback this month in four parts across the city. Part One opens tomorrow night at James Fuentes Gallery, and will include original artworks from the first show, which were hunted down…

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Hire an Art Flipper on Craigslist!

Hire an Art Flipper on Craigslist!

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Nobody likes an art flipper, but popularity aside, the number of companies who want to make a quick buck off art is growing. We just spotted a new one on Craigslist.

Chad Jase Fine Art and Tangible Assets, a company based in Rhode Island, is seeking new investors (that could be you!) in the world of fine art. It’s hard to figure out exactly what they’re looking for in a client, but like any good…

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Carrie Mae Weems at the Guggenheim: Could Be Better

Carrie Mae Weems at the Guggenheim: Could Be Better

Installation view of Carrie Mae Weems: Thirty Years of Photography and Video. Image courtesy of the Guggenheim.

Installation view of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video. Image courtesy of the Guggenheim.

The Guggenheim’s current retrospective Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Videois only half great. You’ll find the exhibition pushed off into the side galleries, away from the Guggenheim’s Italian Futurism exhibition spiraling down the rotunda. With just small two…

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Wednesday Links: Shopping Cures All Woes

Wednesday Links: Shopping Cures All Woes

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  • Katy Perry just broke up with fellow celebrity John Mayer. How’s she planning on coping? By becoming an art collector. Of course. [Jezebel]

  • In case you’ve been living under a rock from the 1950s, one way feminists have been battling the gender gap in the arts is by “counting.” [The Week Magazine]
  • The Love and Radio podcast has a bonkers, but brilliant interview with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge…

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