"Hmm, shall we adopt him?" A pair of guests seem to be saying.
The Zhang Xiaogang opening last night at Chelsea's Pace Gallery was the event of the young spring season. Under threatening skies, and with throngs spilling out into 25th Street, the hangar-size space was thronged with art hangers-on - ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today, Araceli Cruz and Steven Thrasher tell the tale of landlord Moshe Samovha's bad Upper Manhattan building and the lone resident who fought for better living conditions: "This is a landlord who has acted with impunity for decades, content to let the city repair his bo ... More >>
That spot where the food and art worlds collide is a really odd place. And I find I'm always fascinated by food-related art projects, even when (especially when?) they're over the top.
You may know Brooklyn-based New Zealander Henry Hargreaves from his previous projects, like the old-fashioned type ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianfinishes up this week, with the Round of 32 scheduled to kick off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are he ... More >>
Torn vs. Mailer, 1970Rip Torn: I think I'm ready to make a comeback. I feel great and I read the Bible every day.
Agent: That's great, bud. Redemption! I'm thinking Mickey Rourke.
Rip Torn: I could be his father. I would love a Golden Globe.
Publicist: Let's get this out to the magazines. T ... More >>
Karen O, gathering a new tribe. All photos by Rebecca SmeyneParty in the Garden, featuring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Tuesday, May 25
They didn't bust out "Art Star" (too self-effacing for the young moneyeds?) but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' acoustic set was a wholly perfect centerpiece to the regal ... More >>
Legendary New York painter Chuck Close has been named by President Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Close came to fame by taking photographs of his subjects and then sometimes using an airbrush and grids to create hyper-realist paintings from them. (A nice syno ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, gets in on the Whitney's Synthetic, a modest celebration of paint that dries quickly. Enough of this pseudo-spiritual oil worship...
Courtesy the Whitney
Oil paint is a product of arcane and noble alchemy. To make it, hard elements--titanium, cobalt, ... More >>
Consider the slack, orgasmic vagueness that invades Paul Simons face as, down below, his right hand twitches, by reflex alone, into the first four chords of "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"--a song that appears, even when being played by the man who wrot ... More >>