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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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5 Fall Art and Design Events to Look Forward To in NYC

They say August is the Sunday of summer, which means that fall is beginning to creep around the corner…and we’re excited about it! As much as we love summer, fall in New York City is one of the best and most beautiful times of year. The weather is slightly cooler, but still warm enough to enjoy being outside, the trees in Central Park begin to change, and there are a host of great happenings and events to look forward to. 

To get you excited about the changing seasons, we’ve compiled five of our favorite fall art and design events in New York. 


1. International Fine Art & Antiques Show; October 23-29, 2015; Park Avenue Armory
One of the country’s most renown and exclusive art and antiques fairs is back for its 27th year, attracting dealers from around the world. The fair features everything from fine jewelry and pottery, to manuscripts, sculpture, rare books, and more. 

2. New York Affordable Art Fair, September 10-13, 2015; The Metropolitan Pavilion
Not a collector of high-end antiques? Mark your calendar for the Affordable Art Fair instead. The semi-annual event attracts galleries and artists from around the world, with prices starting as low as $100. 

3. The Designers & Books Fair; October 2-4, 2015; F.I.T. 
This art and fashion-specific book fair draws some of the worlds top publishers in the areas of architecture, style, interiors, landscape, web design, and urban design, as well as rare and out-of-print books dealers. There will be meet-and-greets with book authors, author experiences, as well as a full schedule of programming. 

4. Pier Antiques Show; November 14-15; Pier 94
Attracting more than 500 exhibitors each year, this expansive show features home decor, paintings, and furniture, as well as a selection of vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories in the show’s “Fashion Alley.”  There is also a chance for ticket holders to get items appraised on November 15, the show’s appraisal day. 

5. This Event is For Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good; September 29, 2015; MoMA
This day-long event explores the democracy of design in the digital age, using works from the Museum’s collection as discussion points. 

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