New show diagrams the tangled webs that network the art game's players
Artists go wild at MOMA
Four Tony winners have collaborated on a show that's so light it's almost as if Picasso got to work on an Etch-A-Sketch. It's a loose adaptation of the 2000 film Bring It On, the white school/black school cheerleading comedy, though the plot has been dramatically changed and the whole thing has bee ... More >>
Mark Lugo, the Hoboken wine steward accused of a number of art thefts including that of a $275,000 Picasso sketch in San Francisco, is due to be arraigned in New York today. Lugo just finished a 138-day sentence in California for the Picasso; the arraignment in New York is related to two art heists ... More >>
It's hot as hell, so here's a guide to surviving the dog days this weekend (it's supposed to cool off Sunday, but we planned just in case...) without breaking the bank.
The sonic muses of Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, John Chiara, Jaime Hernandez, Demetrius Oliver, and James Casebere
jetcitycakes.com10. Is the blissful couple who ordered this cake on the short road to divorce? Blame reality TV. Years ago, a wedding cake was a series of stacked-up circular sheet cakes frosted in white with maybe a frosting flower or two and a little plastic bride and groom on top. But the ... More >>
WikipediaPablo is not happy. Oh art thieves, your crime of choice sure does seem like a glamorous business when you're envisioning yourself as Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair remake. But then you get caught like Mark Lugo, a 31-year-old from Hoboken, who was arrested in a hotel in N ... More >>
The badass and the 30-year hallucination
You figure out the names.
• Rep. Charles Rangel will finally get his punishment: The House is expected to vote on his censure for 11 ethics violations today. Although the octogenarian Congressman has been lobbying for a reprimand instead of the harsher censure, it seems unlikely that that will happen. [NBC NY]
"Paisley Underground" veteran Steve Wynn (the L.A. rocker, not the casino owner who puts his hand through Picasso paintings) is a permanent friend-of-SOTC for the simple reason that he once let us film him singing a song while standing in a dog park. He returns with backing band the Miracle 3 ... More >>
A fascinating look at the rise of modern photography
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 10, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 52 The Street is Bleeding: A Dead-End Pastime by Steve Lerner "Look, the street is bleeding," some blonde chick shrills a little too hysterically to be credible. Any other night in Saint Mark's such a r ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 21, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 23 Scenes by Howard Smith LAST YEAR the name of the game was the "Be-In," this year it looks like "Yip-In." At midnight on Friday, March 22, the yippies...will have a Yip-In in Grand Central Station. At l ... More >>
New compositions take on Iraq
Subway service sucks and will soon get more expensive, but at least at the Atlantic and Pacific subway stops in Brooklyn it will be, briefly, prettier. The MTA is sticking reproductions of Museum of Modern Art masterpieces to the walls, columns, and turnstiles as a MOMA promotion. "24 hours a day, 7 ... More >>
A preview of things to come
Too bad you missed the Guernica cake
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Even Larry Flynt looked cuddly at Durham's documentary fest
Money shots: Lasciviousness, voyeurism, and the inner life of paintings
Wry doomsaying suddenly sounds more credible than ever.
Both Arbus and Clark pursued an intensely personal vision with little concern for its popular reception.
Is 'the greatest collection of modern art in the world' already running out of space?
A new flea at the Seaport, and other downtown shopping adventures
No Blood for Oil, and Other Fashion Statements
The Bush warmongers miss the bloody truth
Notes from an opening: 'Manhandled by security guard. Kept running into whiny B-list types or maybe that was a mirror.'
An Interview With Matthew Stadler