Month: October 2019

THE “IT” FASHION BRANDS OF 2019

Each year, of the major fashion houses, a specific handful are particularly successfully in securing a position as one of the “it” brands of that year. This year's apparent favorite is Bottega Veneta, as seen on celebrities such as Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge and Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara, and Instagram influencers such as…

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THE 2019 CREATIVE TIME GALA HONORS ARTIST JENNY HOLZER

On October 25, 2019, Creative Time, the NYC-based non-profit arts organization, celebrated its annual gala, which brought together guests from the worlds of art, fashion, and philanthropy. The evening  was co-chaired by Jon Neidich and Kate Young, and honored artist Jenny Holzer, who recently presented VIGIL, a new series of light projections that addressed gun violence in America at Rockefeller Center…

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SavageXFenty show by Rihanna, 2019

WHY THE SAVAGE X FENTY LINGERIE SHOW REDEFINES FANTASY IN 2019

Rihanna debuted the term ‘sexy’ last month on technicolor runways of the Savage X Fenty show - an extravaganza with lingerie, hip-hop and spicy models. Presented live for the elite if you were lucky enough to attend (or anybody with an Amazon Prime account if your invite got lost in the mail) the show redefined…

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IFPDA FINE ART PRINT FAIR 2019

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair October 23-27, 2019 River Pavillion - Javlts Center 11 Avenue at 35th St October 23rd marked the beginning of the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair, a 5-day long festival devoted to the rich history of printmaking. This is the 28th year of the festival celebrating 500 years of the art…

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BILLIE EILISH AND THE END OF GENRE

The aesthetic of Billie Eilish is glittering darkness. She mixes lyrics about hopelessness with bright synthesizers and radio-friendly hooks. Her rumination on the macabre has led some critics to declare that she is part of the second iteration of the goth subculture first popularized in the 1980s, but the label doesn’t quite fit. Surprisingly, she…

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NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL, NEW FEST, CELEBRATES 30+ YEAR HISTORY

NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL October 23-29, 2019 Locations: VA Theatre - 333 W 23rd St. Cinépolis - Chelsea 260 W 23rd St. The LGBT Community Center - 208 W 13th St. New York's LGBTQ film festival kicked off its week-long celebration dedicated to representing women, men, and non-binary people in the LGBTQ community through…

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THE MET TO CELEBRATE ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced the critical components of its upcoming 150th-anniversary celebration in 2020, which include significant gifts of art from around the world. Exhibitions and dynamic programs examine art, history, and culture, engaging The Met's local and global communities. Highlights of the year include the exhibition "Making The Met," 1870–2020, the…

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INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL BENEFIT AND GALA 2019

On October 21, 2019, Independent Curators International (ICI) celebrated forty-four years of curatorial excellence and innovation with its annual Benefit & Auction, honoring Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Both the silent and live auctions were successful, bringing in $500,000, which will go towards ICI’s ongoing programs in contemporary art around the globe. ICI partnered with Artsy…

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THE MET DISPLAYS HISTORY OF PRINTMAKING AT RENAISSANCE OF ETCHING EXHIBIT

The Renaissance of Etching On view: October 23, 2019–January 20, 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC This winter The Metropolitan Museum of Art will showcase a new exhibition that highlights the history of early printmaking and the art of etching. The new exhibit, titled "The Renaissance of Etching," will cover six…

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CAROLINE WAYNE GRAPPLES WITH SEXUAL TRAUMA IN NEW EXHIBIT “GROWN CYCLONE”

Caroline Wayne: Grown Cyclone On view: November 15th- December 22nd, 2019 A.I.R Gallery, NYC 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn based artist and essayist Caroline Wayne brings a fresh approach to healing from abuse in an immersive solo exhibit, "Grown Cyclone." The collection is on view at A.I.R Gallery beginning November 15th through the…

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NEW HIGH LINE INSTALLATION BRINGS AWARENESS TO PRISON REFORM

Hank Willis Thomas and Dr. Baz Dreisinger: The Writing on the Wall On view: October 31 – November 10 The High Line NYC A new art installation is coming to the High Line at the end of October, highlighting international justice reform. Titled The Writing on The Wall, the exhibit will display essays, poems, letters,…

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NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART + SOTHEBY’S CELEBRATE “TAKE HOME A NUDE” ART PARTY + AUCTION

On Tuesday October 15th, the 28th annual edition of Take Home a Nude Auction & Benefit took place in the Sotheby’s newly remodeled main hall in NYC with tequila cocktails, dinner, and a party. Presented by New York Academy of Art and Sotheby's, and honoring painter Dana Schutz, this year’s event was a tremendous success…

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THE MOMA REVEALS FRESH MUSEUM EXPERIENCE WITH REOPENING

New York's Museum of Modern Art reopened on October 20th after being closed for nearly four months. The $400 million put into the renovation went towards more extensive galleries, live performance spaces, more dining options, and a fresh new store. The extra 40,000 square feet of space means more room for the three million visitors…

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NYC BALLET’S MARC HAPPEL ON “DESIGN IN MOTION” A RETROSPECTIVE COSTUME EXHIBIT

Design in Motion A NYC Ballet Fall Fashion Gala Retrospective September 24, 2019 - October 20, 2019 11am-10pm  INTERSECT BY LEXUS 412 West 14th St Marc Happel might not be the face of the NYCB stage, but he holds the plaster that brings the classical dance shows together. As Director of Costumes of the NYC…

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S/S 2020 EUROTRENDS FROM THE RUNWAYS OF LONDON, PARIS + MILAN

Fashion month is officially over. From NYC to Paris, the trends on the runway for Spring/Summer 2020 instructed us leave lots of closet room for bright colors, modern-business-meeting suits, splashes of tie dye, and colorful leathers. We've concocted the recurring fashion trends we saw in Europe - London, Paris and Milan put the cherry on…

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FIAC ART FAIR RETURNS TO PARIS FOR ITS 46TH EDITION

FIAC 2019 October 17-20, 2019 Grand Palais, Petit Palais & Hors les Murs  Paris, France The 46th edition of FIAC will be held in the Grand Palais in Paris from October 17-20, 2019, and will host 197 curated galleries specializing in modern and contemporary art. The 2019 Art Fair is an opportunity for the public…

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JUDY CHICAGO’S LATEST EXHIBIT AT SALON 94 TACKLES ANIMAL EXTINCTION

The incredibly talented feminist artist Judy Chicago is sharing exciting work with NYC in the weeks to come. On October 18th, her exhibit Judy Chicago: Picturing Extinction; Studies for The End will be at Salon 94 Freemans, with an opening reception from 6-8 pm. The collection will be on view until November 2nd. The Freeman…

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EXHIBIT ON THE LEGENDARY STUDIO 54 TO HIT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM NEXT SPRING

Mark your calendars! The Brooklyn Museum has an exciting exhibit coming up in March 2020 that is certain to draw a crowd as huge as the legendary night club on display. The subject is the iconic Studio 54, which opened in 1977 and quickly became a staple of New York City nightlife. People from all…

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WHAT’S NEW AT THE NEW MUSEUM THIS FALL

New York, NY...The New Museum announces its fall 2019 season of public programming. Highlights include talks and programs in conjunction with the exhibitions “Hans Haacke: All Connected” and “Carmen Argote: As Above, So Below.” This season, the Department of Education and Public Engagement also introduces its new mission, values, and methods, which include a focus…

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