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BWW Reviews: GAUGUIN: METAMORPHOSES Celebrates Mastery Across Art Forms High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: GAUGUIN: METAMORPHOSES Celebrates Mastery Across Art Forms
by Patrick Kennedy

With its retrospective of Paul Gauguin's paintings, sculptures, prints, and wood carvings, the Museum of Modern Art provides an evenhanded yet enchanting view of a major modern innovator.


Photo Flash: First Look at MAGRITTE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY, 1926-1938 at The Art Institute of Chicago High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: First Look at MAGRITTE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY, 1926-1938 at The Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk

René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would 'challenge the real world' by making 'everyday objects shriek out loud,' is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. The show opens June 24, 2014 and runs through October 13, 2014 in Regenstein Hall. A collaborative effort between three museums, the exhibition will make its final stop at the Art Institute following its premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on September 28, 2013 and its current run at the Menil Collection, Houston.


Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Zener's Solo Show at Gallery Henoch, Thru 5/17 High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Zener's Solo Show at Gallery Henoch, Thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk

Eric Zener's recent paintings will be exhibited at Gallery Henoch from April 24- May 17, 2014. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 6-8pm.


Photo Flash: First Look at Parrish Art Museum's Annual Spring Fling High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: First Look at Parrish Art Museum's Annual Spring Fling
by BWW News Desk

Over 350 guests flocked to Watermill for The Parrish Art Museum's annual Spring Fling community party, fundraiser and networking event this Saturday. Perhaps it's cabin fever or simply the thought that summer is a coming, the annual fete draws a crowd of local business professionals that relish the opportunity to greet old friends, share a cocktail with new ones and hit the dance floor all while knowing the importance of the event in raising funds for the Parrish Educational programs.


BWW Reviews: STRIKING RESEMBLANCE Brings Honest, Insigtful Portraiture to the Zimmerli Museum High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: STRIKING RESEMBLANCE Brings Honest, Insigtful Portraiture to the Zimmerli Museum
by Patrick Kennedy

The genre-specific exhibition STRIKING RESEMBLANCE focuses on a difficult artform--the portrait--and reveals moments of enjoyment and enlightenment.


BWW Reviews: Fashion Institute's ELEGANCE IN AN AGE OF CRISIS Mixes Restraint and Ravishment High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: Fashion Institute's ELEGANCE IN AN AGE OF CRISIS Mixes Restraint and Ravishment
by Patrick Kennedy

In a new showcase, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology focuses on the high-end dressmaking and tailoring that defined 1930s style.


Photo Flash: Inside The Watermill Center's REFLECTIONS: ART & BEAUTY Exhibition High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Inside The Watermill Center's REFLECTIONS: ART & BEAUTY Exhibition
by BWW News Desk

The worlds of art, fashion, design, theater and media came together for “Reflections: Art & Beauty” a one-night- only exhibition of significant contemporary art works to benefit Robert Wilson's internationally acclaimed arts incubator The Watermill Center. Hosted by Sherle Wagner International, the premier source, world-wide, for luxury bath hardware, and bath accessories and the recently launched Fairweather Magazine dedicated to following La Dolce Vita world-wide, the Vernissage drew over 400 guests to the gorgeous showroom. A magnificent sculpture in painted and chromed steel, “Rev. E. Piscapalian Study” by the renowned John Chamberlain towered over attendees as they arrived and were greeted by Evan Geoffroy, CEO, Sherle Wagner, Alexandra Fairweather and Eric Goodman, co-founders Fairweather Magazine and Pinki Patel of The Watermill Center.


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum's Five Exhibitions by Emerging and International Artists High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum's Five Exhibitions by Emerging and International Artists
by BWW News Desk

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum presents five new curated exhibitions showcasing contemporary work by emerging and internationally recognized artists.Exhibitions will be celebrated at a free reception, Friday, May 9, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the museum courtyard. The reception will feature musical entertainment by Bluesman Mike and The Blues Review Band, light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the art!


Photo Flash: Student Photography on Display at IN FOCUS, a 2014 Usdan Center Exhibit High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Student Photography on Display at IN FOCUS, a 2014 Usdan Center Exhibit
by BWW News Desk

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp once again named a 'Best Camp for 2013' by TimeOutNY/Kids, will present In Focus, a month-long exhibit of student photography now through Friday, April 4th, 2014 in the lobby gallery of 430 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Scroll down to check out some photos of students with their photography!


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Spring Brings Outsider Art Fair to New York, May 8-11 High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Spring Brings Outsider Art Fair to New York, May 8-11
by BWW News Desk

For twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair has been the world's foremost annual show of Outsider, Self-Taught, and Folk Art. And for twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair took place in winter. In 2014, for the first time, the Fair will take place in the spring, from May 8 - 11 at Chelsea's Center 548, the former home of the Dia Art Foundation, located at 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011. These dates coincide with the New York edition of Britain's Frieze Art Fair.


Photo Flash: Winners Announced for 'Mercer County Artists 2014' Exhibition High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Winners Announced for 'Mercer County Artists 2014' Exhibition
by BWW News Desk

The local arts community had a chance to meet, greet and enjoy the diverse, colorful and often poignant works of fellow artists at an Awards Reception for “Mercer County Artists 2014” on March 13. The exhibit is on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor, through April 3. It features 96 works by 75 artists and includes oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, as well as mixed media collages and sculptures in clay, found art, and recycled materials. Scroll down for photos!


Photo Flash: First Annual Asia Art Fair Kicks Off Asia Week 2014 High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: First Annual Asia Art Fair Kicks Off Asia Week 2014
by BWW News Desk

Kicking off Asia Week 2014, the historic Bohemian National Hall (BNH) presented its first annual Asia Art Fair and opened with an elegant private reception on Friday, March 14 for VIP guests to get a first look at the exquisite offerings from 27 of the most prestigious galleries from around the world. Joseph Balaz, President of the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, presented a $5000 check to the American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies at the opening night benefit of the Asia Art Fair. Scroll down for photos from the reception!


Photo Flash: Artist Cheyenne Randall Re-Imagines Celebrities with Tattoos High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Artist Cheyenne Randall Re-Imagines Celebrities with Tattoos
by BWW News Desk

Cheyenne Randall, a Seattle-based artist, has used photoshop to re-imagine many famous people with tattoos. He features these images on his Instagram, @indiangiver, and his Tumblr page, Shopped Tattoos.


Photo Flash: Renowned Artist Kevin Berlin Ties the Knot with Snow White - First Look! High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Renowned Artist Kevin Berlin Ties the Knot with Snow White - First Look!
by BWW News Desk

In what appears to be the first ever wedding ceremony at an art fair, the Kevin Berlin, internationally renowned painter and performance who just flew in from Italy, tied the knot with his long-time true love, Snow White. Palm Springs is one of the Nation's most popular and memorable locations for a wedding and honeymoon, the artist selected the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair as the perfect time and setting for the nuptials. Kevin Berlin, the true romantic and ideologically ingenious groom, who is friends with Santa Claus and The Easter Bunny, has courted his adoring bride-to-be for years. Indeed, he has memorialized his passion in several of his works. Check out the photos below!


BWW Reviews: Pace Gallery Creates a Post-Modernistic Contrast with SOL LEWITT and KEITH SONNIER High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: Pace Gallery Creates a Post-Modernistic Contrast with SOL LEWITT and KEITH SONNIER
by Patrick Kennedy

The showcases SOL LEWITT: HORIZONTAL PROGRESSIONS and KEITH SONNIER: ELYSIAN PLAIN AND EARLY WORKS put side-by-side two artists with markedly different techniques and fascinating points of contact.


Photo Flash: Look Back - Black History Month Double Celebration at Southampton Cultural Center Curated by Tina Andrews High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Look Back - Black History Month Double Celebration at Southampton Cultural Center Curated by Tina Andrews
by BWW News Desk

The multi-talented artist - painter, sculptor, actress, television producer, screenwriter, author and playwright Tina Andrews, currently Playwright in Residence at the Southampton Cultural Center, curated a marvelous exhibition to celebrate Black History Month.


Photo Flash: East Comes West as Hamptons Artists Shine in Chelsea in SEEKING ENGAGEMENT NSA High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: East Comes West as Hamptons Artists Shine in Chelsea in SEEKING ENGAGEMENT NSA
by BWW News Desk

With a new installation organized for acclaimed Chelsea gallery Lyons Wier curator McNeill explores the work of eight East End (Long Island) based artists, Jack Ceglic, Tom Dash, Tapp Francke, Julia Greffenius, Nika Nesgoda, Darius Yektai, Gavin Zeigler and, of course, Jeff Muhs that share an intense investigation of personal identities. 'Seeking Engagement NSA' runs now through February 22, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the opening!


BWW Reviews: THE ARMORY SHOW AT 100 Commemorates Revolutionary Modernist Art High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: THE ARMORY SHOW AT 100 Commemorates Revolutionary Modernist Art
by Patrick Kennedy

The New-York Historical Society revisits the 1913 Armory Show, staging a centennial exhibition that raises complex, perhaps inconclusive questions about revolution in the arts.


Photo Flash: NY's Top Collectors and More Turn Out for Robert Farber Retrospective at Cavalier Gallery High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: NY's Top Collectors and More Turn Out for Robert Farber Retrospective at Cavalier Gallery
by BWW News Desk

Over 400 international collectors and prominent figures in art, fashion, beauty and finance flocked to have the first look at an extraordinary survey of four decades of work by famed photographer Robert Farber on Thursday January 30. The show Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative at 3West57 Project presented by Cavalier Gallery is a fascinating overview of the vast body of work created by the iconic photographer who has influenced scores of the world's leading photographers with his painterly, impressionistic style that allows the viewer to see the subject from a different perspective by creating unique compositions . The show runs through February 26, 2014, 3West57 Project at Cavalier Gallery, 3 West 57th Street, New York (next door to Bergdorf Goodman). Scroll down for photos from the opening event!


BWW Reviews: Kandinsky Headlines an Interdisciplinary Showcase with BLAUE REITER TO THE BAUHAUS High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: Kandinsky Headlines an Interdisciplinary Showcase with BLAUE REITER TO THE BAUHAUS
by Patrick Kennedy

In a major exhibition, the Neue Galerie explores the collaborative, integrative artworks of abstract painter Vasily Kandinsky.


BWW Reviews: Jewish Museum Reveals the Darkness and Thoughtfulness of Marc Chagall High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: Jewish Museum Reveals the Darkness and Thoughtfulness of Marc Chagall
by Patrick Kennedy

The new exhibition CHAGALL: LOVE, WAR, AND EXILE offers a new view of a well-liked modernist painter.


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cavalier Gallery's FARBERESQUE: FROM PENSIVE TO PROVOCATIVE Photography Exhibition High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cavalier Gallery's FARBERESQUE: FROM PENSIVE TO PROVOCATIVE Photography Exhibition
by BWW News Desk

Cavalier Gallery has announced Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative, a solo show by famed photographer Robert Farber covering over four decades of his extraordinary career. Scroll down for a selection of photograph sfrom the exhibition!


Photo Flash: Introducing lemonTree creations' 2014 RESIDENCY Artists High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Introducing lemonTree creations' 2014 RESIDENCY Artists
by BWW News Desk

As 2014 is rolling in, lemonTree creations has announced the artists selected for its inaugural RESIDENCY Program. Below, check out the amazing artists who will be taking up residency at the studio throughout the year!


Photo Flash: Split Britches' DESPERATE ARCHIVES Draws Crowds Despite Winter Storm Hercules High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Split Britches' DESPERATE ARCHIVES Draws Crowds Despite Winter Storm Hercules
by BWW News Desk

In spite of Winter Storm Hercules, over 300 well-wishers filled La MaMa's La Galleria, 6 East 1st Street, on Friday, January 3 for the opening of 'Desperate Archives' by Split Britches, the legendary lesbian performance troupe. 'Desperate Archives' is a gallery exhibition in which Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches re-purpose their own archival material from the last 20 years to explore the issues of having, holding, and letting go. Scroll down for photos from the opening!


Photo Flash: Ron Mueck - Is it Real, or is it Art? High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Ron Mueck - Is it Real, or is it Art?
by BWW News Desk

Ron Mueck is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in the United Kingdom. He began his career working on the Australian children's television program Shirl's Neighbourhood. His early career was as a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, notably the film Labyrinth for which he also contributed the voice of Ludo, and the Jim Henson series The Storyteller. Check out some of his amazing work below!


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Works of American Sculptor Tony Feher High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Works of American Sculptor Tony Feher
by BWW News Desk

A comprehensive survey of the works of American sculptor Tony Feher, this exhibition features key artworks that use everyday objects and found materials in a post-minimalist aesthetic, displaying the richness and complexity of Feher's investigations. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated monograph and reveals Feher's very personal vocabulary developed and refined over the past decades. Organized by Claudia Schmuckli, Director and Chief Curator of Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Check out a sneak peek below!


Standout Art Exhibitions of 2013 High Res Photos Hi-Res Standout Art Exhibitions of 2013
by Patrick Kennedy

One museum critic selects the year's most illuminating showcases.


Photo Flash: Jonathan Icher Proves You Are What You Eat in 'Fat Flag' Series High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Jonathan Icher Proves You Are What You Eat in 'Fat Flag' Series
by BWW News Desk

French photographer Jonathan Icher presents a new series called Fat Flag where he highlights five countries enjoying their typical food. They include American, UK, France, Japan, and Italy.


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Artist Alex Gardega's NYC Trading Cards High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Artist Alex Gardega's NYC Trading Cards
by BWW News Desk

New York City Trading Cards has Launched with a bit of help from the Media! The first package of 5 random cards is available for $6 dollars. There will be 500 cards total upon completion. There will also be a few special sketch- cards, some signed by famous people some drawings by famous artists. There will be a single special gold rabbit card and a few other specialty cards. Check out some samples of the cards below!


BWW Reviews: Robert Motherwell Retrospective Gives Collage an Intellectual Edge High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: Robert Motherwell Retrospective Gives Collage an Intellectual Edge
by Patrick Kennedy

The new Guggenheim showcase, ROBERT MOTHERWELL: EARLY COLLAGES, shows a well-read, widely-resourceful artist working in top form.


Photo Flash: Weiser Collection Now on View at Southampton Historical Museum's Pelletreau Silver Shop High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Weiser Collection Now on View at Southampton Historical Museum's Pelletreau Silver Shop
by BWW News Desk

One of the world's largest collections of antique silver bookmarks from the collection of Myra Weiser was unveiled on Saturday November 30.at the historic Pelletreau Silversmith Shop, one of the five historic properties of the Southampton Historical Museum & Research Center.


Photo Flash: Fairweather & Goodman Launch Ivy Untapped High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Fairweather & Goodman Launch Ivy Untapped
by BWW News Desk

Acclaimed filmmaker, art advisor ALEXANDRA FAIRWEATHER and ERIC GOODMAN, an M & A specialist with a premiere international bank, the Millennial co-founders of IVY UNTAPPED and co- publishers of Fairweather Magazine, unveiled a new members-only web site, www.untapped.me, at by-invitation-press-and-potential-members launch event at (appropriately) the Yale Club in Manhattan on November 19th during a reception sponsored by Kiss Mix Cocktails. Guest Hosts include Dana Prussian, Sarah Lebovitz and Ramon Torres. Over 150 guests from the Ivy League & Seven Sisters schools- as well as grads from Stanford, UCLA and Technion in Haifa, Israel and other top institutions - filled the elegant penthouse with its sweeping views of midtown Manhattan.


Photo Flash: Winners Announced for MY MERCER Mercer County Photography Exhibition 2013 High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Winners Announced for MY MERCER Mercer County Photography Exhibition 2013
by BWW News Desk

Members of the arts community came out to celebrate the opening of 'My Mercer: Mercer County Photography Exhibition 2013' on Nov. 20. Co-sponsored by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Mercer County Community College, the show commemorates the county's 150th anniversary, with 49 photographs featuring the people, places, things, and events that make Mercer County a special place to live, work, study and enjoy. Scroll down for photos of the winners!


Photo Flash: Leslie Odom, Jr. Performs at Gala Opening for Michener Art Museum Grace Kelly Exhibition High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Leslie Odom, Jr. Performs at Gala Opening for Michener Art Museum Grace Kelly Exhibition
by BWW News Desk

Now on exhibit at the Michener Art Museum is From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY - Beyond the Icon, an exhibition allowing visitors to learn more about her life and heritage. On October 26, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II (Grace Kelly's son) and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the opening night gala at the Michener. Among the many special guests, donors, and Friends of Grace was Broadway's own Leslie Odom, Jr. who sang a spectacular array of standard classics and a single from his upcoming debut album. Scroll down for photos!


BWW Reviews: MoMA's MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY Showcases Magritte's Intriguing Art High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: MoMA's MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY Showcases Magritte's Intriguing Art
by Patrick Kennedy

In a new major retrospective, the Museum of Modern Art acquaints its visitors with the revolutionary Surrealist paintings, collages, and objects of René Magritte.


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Blue Mountain Gallery's Juried Exhibition, 12/3 High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Blue Mountain Gallery's Juried Exhibition, 12/3
by BWW News Desk

Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to announce our first national Juried Exhibition. Twenty five artists working in a range of styles and media have been selected by Andrea Wells, Director of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. Tibor de Nagy, founded in 1950, is situated at 57th Street on Fifth Avenue, where Ms Wells recently co-curated the widely reviewed exhibit Tibor de Nagy Gallery: Painters and Poets, andJane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets. The gallery represents two former Blue Mountain Gallery artists, Rudy Burckhardt and Trevor Winkfield, as well as Louisa Matthiasdottir, Nell Blaine, Fairfield Porter and Larry Rivers.


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Van Gogh's SUNFLOWERS at the National Gallery High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Van Gogh's SUNFLOWERS at the National Gallery
by BWW News Desk

Two versions of Vincent van Gogh's iconic Sunflowers are being reunited in London for the first time in 65 years in 2014 - giving visitors to the National Gallery a unique opportunity to compare and contrast these much-loved masterpieces side by side, while also exploring new research about the artist's working practices. Check out a sneak peek below!


Photo Flash: First Look at The Art Institute of Chicago's Snap Gala High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: First Look at The Art Institute of Chicago's Snap Gala
by BWW News Desk

This year's Snap Gala, benefiting the Photography Gala Fund—the largest single source of acquisitions support for photography at the Art Institute—was a record-breaking success. On Saturday, October 19, guests were awed by the elegant, glowing centerpieces featuring vintage slides, as well as a curtain of slides hanging from the second floor balcony made by INDO (http://theindoprojects.com/). Attendees posed in sets of classic photographs from the Art Institute's acclaimed permanent collection during cocktail hour, as well as photo booths during dessert. Alexander Gilkes—Chief Auctioneer, Phillips and Founder, Paddle 8—ran a lively and theatrical auction that capped off the evening.


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Gallery Henoch's Openings High Res Photos Hi-Res Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Gallery Henoch's Openings
by Kaitlin Milligan

John Evans' opening at the gallery last week had a spectacular turnout. If you missed the opening and haven't seen the show, there's still time. The exhibition runs through November 2nd. Fans of water-themed work are in luck: Chris Armstrong and Eric Zener both have new paintings in the gallery. Armstrong pins the violence of the sea against a placid blue sky in White Lightening, while Zener's seemingly gravity defying figure inArchway points to the meditative calm that can be found beneath the surface of the water.


BWW Reviews: AMERICAN MODERN Shows the American Avant-Garde in a New Light High Res Photos Hi-Res BWW Reviews: AMERICAN MODERN Shows the American Avant-Garde in a New Light
by Patrick Kennedy

New MoMA exhibition features Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Hopper, and other 20th-century favorites.