Articles tagged with: art
Famous Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara should have stopped off to see the graffiti art wall murals in Bushwick Brooklyn before he was arrested in New York City for making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments on a city subway platform. The artist, whose paintings and sculptures sell for over a million dollars, was caught drawing a smiley face with an indelible marker; Nara, in town for an exhibition of his work at Marianne Boesky Gallery, spent twenty-four hours in police custody.
The second article in the series about New York City artist James de La Vega and the Become Your Dream Museum and Studio. In the interview the artist talks about positive energy, change and cigars.
The Moma’s latest exhibit, “The Artist is Present,” a retrospective of the work of performance artist Marina Abramovic, is a sprawling, complicated, astounding, and maddening mess of images and ego.
The Whitney Biennial: 2010 is up and running on Madison Avenue; and a number of the artworks may leave some visitors exclaiming: “What’s up with this Biennial?” This viewer left the galleries amazed at the work on display — ranging from the amusing and laughable, to the decorative, to the incredibly emotional and thought provoking.
“Walter thinks women should have a ten pm curfew,” read a hand written sign, one of about ten or so that were taped up in the window of the De La Vega Museum, all about what Walter thinks about women. Who is Walter and why does he think such things? Well…Walter is a snake if that explains anything: “He is the pet of the fish,” relates the artist, James De La Vega—referring to his signature fish jumping out of its fish bowl, which drawn with the tag line “Become Your Dream,” has become the trade mark of this original New York artist and “sidewalk philosopher.”
Fourteen yarn stores in New York City will be hosting the first NYC Yarn Crawl this weekend, October 9 – 12, for the purpose of encouraging New Yorkers to explore the city’s yarn shops and promoting the needle arts.
Hand sculpted custom bicycles. Another proof of the citys endless creativity. Here Rocketboom NYC Correspondent Ella Morton interviews Josh Hadar of Hadar Metal Design in his Soho workshop.
A Quick Guide to New York Museums. Check out our top picks, the best photography museum, favorite native American museums and where to take your kids.
A free, outdoor art exhibition is a perfect activity for a beautiful day. The Public Art Fund currently has 3 projects in the city. In Central Park, in City Hall Park and in downtown Brooklyn.