In our ever changing society, it’s hard to believe that one man could remain so influential and relevant over a period of nearly six decades. Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand opened at The Museum of the City of New York this week, covering an impressive career of one of this country’s foremost graphic designers.
Gazing Globes is the new outdoor installation in Madison Square Park. The Artist, Paula Hayes, draws on a Victorian-era custom to foster good luck by displaying a hand-blown glass decorative orb in outdoor gardens. It was said that the orbs, a practice which originated in 16th-century Venice had a mystical character and held magical powers.
Born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Vera Lutter moved to New York after receiving her diploma in 1991 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. She went on to study at the School of Visual Arts, where she received an MFA in 1995. Her love of New York and its ever changing cityscapes gave way to a most unique experiment. She turned her loft into a pinhole camera and captured huge images on the interior walls. Using large sheets of photographic paper, she was able to capture these inverted images in black and white and retained the negative images, which is what we are seeing in this self-titled exhibit currently at The Gagosian Gallery on the Upper East Side.
This weekend, New York is all about basketball from the Barclays Center to Madison Square Garden, the Apollo Theater to the free Kanye West concert at Flatiron Plaza. But art is also part of the equation during NBA All Star Weekend, and one of the exhibits includes the artwork of not only local artists, but the players and their families.
We thought that this Valentine’s Day, we would take a culinary tour of 15 of Harlem’s bakeries, from the traditional to the laptop friendly.
The Madison Square Park Conservancy is in the last week of their current installation Walks of Life by artist Tony Cragg. British by birth, but living and working in Germany, Cragg designed and cast all of these bronze sculptures specifically for Madison Square Park. Known for his wavy pancake-like designs, each piece is a vivid contrast to the trees, now bare of their leaves, and the surrounding buildings. On the Oval Lawn sits a tripartite work meant to interact with each other from a variety of vantage points. Thus the name–Points of View.