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Sculpture by Simone Leigh inaugurates the High Line’s newest extension

New York City’s High Line celebrated the most recent addition to the innovative public park on June 4th called the Spur. With the inauguration of the addition, the High Line also welcomed visitors to see a new sculptural commission by artist Simone Leigh called Brick House. Leigh’s sculpture, a stunning bronze-cast bust of a black […]

The Shed: the next item to unveil at Hudson Yards

When Alex Poots, founder of the Manchester International Festival, hesitantly agreed to take on the Shed as artistic director and chief executive, he made a number of changes to the plans that he came to in 2014. The name, for one, was something that Poots tweaked – it went from the Cultural Shed to simply, […]

The company behind “Fearless Girl” is suing its creator

State Street Global Advisors, the investment firm that famously commissioned the Fearless Girl statue in Lower Manhattan in 2017, is suing the artist who made it for breach of contract and copyright infringement. According to official court filings dated as recent as February 14th, the investment firm is claiming that Kristen Visbal, the sculptor, is […]

Who Gets Paid?

On January 24th, the employees of the New Museum in New York City voted to unionize, marking the end of a contentious public battle with the museum. When the employees first began the motions to organize for better pay and better hours, the museum—which prides itself on showcasing the most cutting-edge art—responded by hiring the […]

‘Candy Nations’ series sparks controversy in NYC

A sculptural installation in New York City is causing controversy due to its content and proximity to Ground Zero. Candy Nations, created by French artist Laurence Jenkell in 2011 for the G20 Summit in Cannes, features 20 nine-foot tall sculptures of wrapped candy weighing in around 1,450 pounds each. The wrapper for each showcases a […]

Hilma af Klint at Guggenheim Museum: Mystical Experience After Dark

From October 2018 to April 2019 The Guggenheim Museum in New York is exhibiting the monumental works of Hilma af Klint. The solo exhibition, “Paintings from the Future,” has been used as a body of work, including large format paintings, as well as exquisite pastels and watercolors. One notable gallery room – which has become […]

Spencer Sweeney at Gagosian Gallery

This December the Gagosian gallery, located on Park Ave. and 75th Street in New York City, presented by Spencer Sweeney’s latest works. The figurative painter, who is also a DJ and club owne r, has been a legend of the Downtown scene for two decades. Sweeney’s latest works exemplify his approach to life and art, […]