the gallows

My band rules.


christian boltanski

Christian Boltanski's show at the Park Avenue Armory, No Man's Land, deals with "individuality, anonymity, life and death, in an immersive landscape that is both powerful and infernal." See it before it closes on June 13.

Christian Boltanski
No Man's Land
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue at 67th Street

May 14 - June 13

film courtesy of wnyc



We Will Not Be Shushed, a 24 Hour Read-In, will take place on Saturday, June 12 from 5:00PM through 5:00PM Sunday, June 13 at the Brooklyn Public Library. Help support your local library.

Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11203


the gates

I wonder if AT&T is paying Christo and Jeanne-Claude?


luke jerram

Luke Jerram's new piece, Play Me, I'm Yours, consists of 60 pianos placed throughout the five burrows to be played and enjoyed by the public. It will run from June 21 - July 5.


piet van den boog

Piet van den Boog's show at Mike Weiss, I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, is well done and should be seen.

Mike Weiss Gallery
520 West 24th Street

May 13 - June 19


richard hughes

Richard Hughes has a show at Anton Kern.


ends and means

The group show at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. is nicely done.


norbert prangenberg

Norbert Prangenberg is showing at Betty Cuningham. Known primarily as a sculptor, these paintings "are all small, ranging from 10 x 8 inches to approximately 27 x 20 inches. Prangenberg paints on a variety of surfaces: cardboard, wood, metal, and occasionally canvas, often allowing a portion of the foundation or ground to peak through the paint. The artist uses brushstrokes, finger marks, varying densities of paint and intensities of color resulting in a vibrant tactile surface. And to anchor the thickly impastoed surface, Prangenberg introduces either a simple, non-narrative geometric form, or a picture within a picture, a small area of intense color that contrasts to the larger painting."


lucio fontana

Lucio Fontana is the inaugural exhibition at Marianne Boesky's new Upper East Side Gallery. It closes Saturday.


alison elizabeth taylor

Alison Elizabeth Taylor is back at the James Cohan Gallery, in a show that should been seen and appreciated. Taylor's work is immediately recognizable, and she has gained a reputation for "reinvigorating the Renaissance craft of marquetry, or intarsia wood inlay, a medium once made popular during the unprecedented age of luxury of Louis XIV's Court of Versailles. By choosing a medium that is typically associated with wealth and power to portray dystopian scenes of everyday life, Taylor creates a tension between the luxurious connotations of the material and a certain abjectness of the subject matter."

Alison Elizabeth Taylor
James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26th Street

May 7 - June 19


jim campbell

Jim Campbell's show at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Exploded View, continues his exploration of LED technology. With this new work Campbell "takes a traditional two-dimensional surface and pulls it apart into a three dimensional grid," resulting in pieces that force the viewer "to rely on perception and memory as a means to understand its logic." It's the most interesting show I've seen this season.



Good for Swoon. She has a book coming out in correspondence with her current work at Urban Art Projects. A book signing will take place at their headquarters, 136 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, on Saturday, May 8, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.


art to the aveunue

Greenwich Avenue becomes a strolling gallery this month with their annual "Art to the Avenue," May 6 - May 31. More info here.



Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" sold at Christie's 'Spring Masterpieces' auction for $106.5 Million, the most money ever paid for a piece of art. The home where it had hung is noteworthy as well.


andy goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy's show at Galerie Lelong, New York Dirt Water Light, consists of "photographs, sculpture and videos made exclusively in New York City" showing "debris, a passersby, and the interplay of natural and artificial light—demonstrating the artist’s broad, compelling understanding of nature."

Andy Goldsworthy
New York Dirt Water Light
Galerie Lelong
528 West 26th Street

May 6 - June 19


virginia martinsen


stephanie winters

Stephanie Winters, a prominent cellist and patron of the arts, was interviewed on April 23 by Harry Allen on his WBAI show "Nonfiction." Listen to it here.