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5 New York City Art Events to Catch in August

The dog days of summer have descended upon New York City, and one of our favorite places to flee while we wait for boot weather is Manhattan’s (mostly air-conditioned) galleries and museums. This month, there’s plenty to do and see on the art scene, but here are a few shows we’re looking forward to most. 

A photo by Frank Paulin. Image courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery. 

The Curator’s Eggs at Paul Kasmin Gallery
This is one you will not want to miss. Paul Kasmin Gallery hosts 13 artists’ pieces in this exhibition focused on artists who use art as their voice. Mediums range per artist, making it an even more interesting show to see. Each featured piece aims to provoke inspiration, conversation, and new ways of thinking. This collection will only be open until the 18th of August, so don’t delay.

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New York, The Early Years: Photographs by Frank Paulin at Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Open now through the first of September, this somber and romantic display of black and white photographs by Frank Paulin is a must-see. Most of the photos taken in the 1950s give perspective to a seemingly simpler time in the city that, even then, never slept. This exhibit is an online exhibition and prices for each photograph by Paulin are available by request.

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Pinot Pinelli: PITTURA at De Buck Gallery
Taking primary colored cues from the classics like Piet Mondrian, Pinot Pinelli’s minimalist exhibit is sure to please fans of both the classics and modern art. Pinelli is unafraid to play with texture while maintaining simplicity with this series of paintings. This exhibit is open now through the 25th of the month, so hurry in. you won’t want to miss it.

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RYB: Mary Heilmann Paintings, 1975-78 at Craig F. Starr Gallery
Heilmann has been enchanting art fans for years with her colorful and contemporary works of art. This exhibit, taking place at the Craig F. Starr Gallery, showcases paintings from the 1970s gives off the aura of Heilmann’s work while still channeling the feelings of the times. Open now through the end of October.

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13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair at the Queens Museum
This month is one of the last months to catch this historically significant and iconic exhibit. The initial reveal of this piece featuring 13 mugshots of wanted men was considered a scandal to be covered up—literally. Fifty years later, however, we use these mugshots of infamous men to celebrate the essence and rebellion of the icon that is Warhol.

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Outdoor Art Exhibits Around New York City This Summer

New York City isn’t exactly know as a place for outdoor enthusiasts. Many of the best reasons to visit or live in New York–galleries, museums, restaurants, shopping, theater–are indoors. But if you prefer to spend the warm summer months with the sun shining on your face (we don’t blame you!) there are still many ways to enjoy New York outdoors, too. One of our favorites is touring the city’s many outdoor art events that take place each summer season. Here’s a quick rundown of a few of the best.

The High Line. The High Line is always a sure bet for art lovers and fresh air fanatics alike. This summer’s art installation, Wanderlust, features sculptural works centered around a theme of exploration and adventure by a variety of artists.


Image via Curbed NY

Isa Genzken: Two Orchids at Central Park. As if you need another reason to visit Central Park this summer, these towering sculptures will be on display in the Park through August 21.

Image via Curbed NY

Image via Curbed NY

Madison Square Art. The latest installation by the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s art program is Martin Puryear’s Big Bling, a 40 foot tall sculpture that will be on display through Jannuary 2017.


Image via Madison Square Park

PsychoBarn at the Met. This year’s exhibit on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is unlike anything you’ve ever seen … at least in real life. Artist Cornelia Parker has created her rendition of the iconic Batse Hotel from the movie Psycho.


Image via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Coney Island Art Walls. One of New York’s most famous outdoor attractions is getting a new exhibit this summer: The Coney Island  Art Walls will feature murals from 21 different street artists.

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Image by Martha Cooper


A New Source for Art in New York City

village voice- wall art

After hanging art in New York City for more than two decades, we thought we’d seen it all. But a recent article in the Village Voice proved us wrong. The post was about a new art company, called Wall-(m)Art. The basis of  the company? They “sell” street art and graffiti, the side on the kind of buildings. By paying $100-$300, the company will put a frame around the art, along with a plaque declaring it yours. According to the Village Voice article, the company has only “sold” five pieces, including one purchased by the Voice for research for  their article. What do you think? Would you buy street art?

Besides Wall-(m)Art, a few other things that have piqued our attention from around the New York City street art world recently: 

-Earlier this month we spotted a post on The New York Times about a new exhibit showcasing public art in a different way: BuskNY is producing an exhibition called “Showtime: Underground Arts,” at the Armature Art Space, which is highlighting the work of various subway artists. Besides showcasing talent, the exhibition is also meant to raise awareness about a citywide crackdown on subway performers. It sounds like a great show, and for a great cause. 

-After creating a cult-like following last year, works by BANKSY seem to have lost their cache. According to the New York Post, the Brooklyn Museum recently turned down an offer for a free BANKSY painting. 

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