When I boarded a big white bus near Grand Central Station on Wednesday evening, bound for the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, I had no idea what to expect once I arrived. The evening was billed as a … Continue reading →
We’ve learned a few things about Karl Lagerfeld during his press tour to promote his new Chanel exhibition, The Little Black Jacket, but the most surprising bit of news to surface has nothing to do with his photography or Chanel. … Continue reading →
One hundred artists from the New York art scene, including Aurel Schmidt, Cass Bird, Terence Koh, Olivier Zahm, Cynthia Rowley, Dash Snow, Gordon Hull and Ryan McGinley have painted, drawn and photographed portraits of each other that are exhibited salon-style at The Hole gallery on the Bowery. We stopped by the opening on Thursday night and it was bananas, with crowds of people standing outside and the inside was so uncomfortably hot we couldn’t stand it for too long. Glenn O’Brien and Dustin Yellin made the rounds, presumably sweating. It’s a “cool” exhibition nevertheless and it’s definitely worth checking out.
The gallery is also hosting André Saraiva’s first major solo show, “Andréopolis,” a miniature city installation of wooden, fully lighted buildings that are “re-creations of a hallucinatory vision of New York nightclubs and restaurants.”
Saraiva is the nightlife legend behind Le Baron and the Beatrice Inn, which may explain the fog machines at the show. His work as a graffiti artist has also been featured in the film “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” Saraiva’s work has been in demand as of late, with a small print of his recently selling out in 48 hours on art Web site Exhibition A.