Slow to offend
Zoom in on Chuck's Close's artistic process
"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 >>
Getting some face time, as he gears up for his new fall show
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 >>
‚ÄčThe 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 >>
The world-renowned composer is still a neighborhood staple
The sonic muses of Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, John Chiara, Jaime Hernandez, Demetrius Oliver, and James Casebere
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 >>
A conversation with Chuck Close
Karen O, gathering a new tribe. All photos by Rebecca SmeyneParty in the Garden, featuring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs MOMA 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 >>
Leonard Lopate turns 25—the show, that is
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 >>
Art-collecting gone postal
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 >>
Photographers stare down the uncertain prospects of their art form
Paul Simon Beacon Theater February 13 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 >>
She spent her life documenting artists—Louise Bourgeois in particular—but the art was her own
Made in his early, druggy years, Mapplethorpe's Polaroids reveal an artist in curious transition
A night out with artist Kara Walker
A stellar company wraps up a vibrant season
MOMA does its reputationand utopian wealth of materiala grave disservice. Again.
80+ Artists Do Up the Dalai Lama in a Double Group Show
Francesco Clemente, Jasper Johns, Kara Walker, John Currin, and other friends of Dorothy
Under a new director, will the Whitney's future be brighter than its recent past?
An Extreme Painter Lays It Out
The Best Photography Books of 2002
Assessing the New Scale Model
Art's Bad Boys Mark Their Targets
When Is an Act Not an Act?
A group show in Connecticut gets a G rating.