Photos By Gail
I guess it’s been a long time since I strolled around Sixth Avenue in Midtown, because I only just saw La Gran Manzana (The Big Apple) a very eye-catching public sculpture by Mexican artist Enrique Cabrera, which has apparently been on view since last December. Doh!
Continue reading La Gran Manzana By Enrique Cabrera
All Photos By Gail
Do you love the art of Robert Rauschenberg? I sure do. I was super excited last week to pop into Gladstone Gallery (it had been a while between visits) to find that they’re currently hosting an exhibition of Rauschenberg’s layered, multidimensional wall- mounted and sculptural works from his Spreads and Scales series. You rarely see these works outside of a museum, and this is the first show to highlight the two related series — made between 1975 and 1983 — in New York for more than 40 years. These important bodies of work demonstrate the artist’s unparalleled ability to expand the artistic possibilities of recognizable, everyday objects by ingeniously juxtaposing and combining forms in space. Continue reading Robert Rauschenberg’s Spreads and Scales at Gladstone Gallery
Twiggy By Angee Ferrin at AC Latin Art. $800 Each /$5,000 Set of 9 (All Photos By Gail)
Even if you’ve been attending New York’s biannual Affordable Art Fair for the past decade, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the blocks-long queue snaking east from the Metropolitan Pavilion for that of yet another big retail chain’s going-out-of-business sale. On my way to the Wednesday night Private View, I thought maybe the Container Store was in its final days, so it was kind of crazy to realize that the line lead directly to my destination, meaning the AAF is back post-Covid as a bona fide social event, attracting an eclectic group of VIPS, art enthusiasts, collectors, and assorted fans. Judging by the body-to-body crowd and vibrant atmosphere inside the venue, art events have entered a new, new normal. Welcome to it.
Continue reading Affordable Art Fair, Spring 2023: The Photo Recap!
Today, January 28th, is National LEGO Day for 2023! Did you even know that such a day exists? I probably did, but you are excused if you had no idea, because who would? Please enjoy this photo of a Giant LEGO Gandalf, the Wizard from Lord of The Rings, that I snapped while visiting the LEGO Store on Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street in Manhattan. If you want to see him for yourself, he’s probably still there!
All Photos and Story By Gail Worley
There’s some new wildlife prowling around the Park Avenue Malls between 34th and 38th Streets, but it’s no reason for alarm. These creatures — which range from Gorillas and Buffalos to a T Rex and Saber Tooth Tiger are part of a public art installation sponsored by Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA). French / Tunisian artist Idriss B has created a fantastical menagerie in his signature origami-like, polygonal style, which has taken up residence in the Murray Hill-adjacent neighborhood for a full year. Let’s meet some of them!
Continue reading Idriss B’s Geometric Animal Sculptures Take Over Park Avenue