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Tag Archives: Melissa Stern
March 27, 2015 in Hyperallergic Martín Ramírez,”Untitled (Tunnel with Cars and Buses)” (1954), reproduced as one of five new ‘Forever’ Stamps by the United States Postal Service (© 2015 USPS) (click to enlarge) Blue-chip outsider artist Martín Ramírez was memorialized … Continue reading
published Nov. 12,2014 in Hyperallergic Dan Miller “Untitled (blue ‘ON’ and yellow with graphite)” (2011), acrylic and graphite on paper (all images courtesy Ricco Maresca Gallery) Dan Miller has created some of the most glorious work that I’ve seen in … Continue reading
October 17, 2014 in Hyperallergic Xanti Schawinsky, “The Aviator (Faces of War)” (1942), mixed media, watercolor and black pen on paper, 28 7/8 x 21 inches (73.4 X 53.4 cm) (all works courtesy of and copyright the Xanti Schawinsky Estate, … Continue reading
May 30, 2014 Published in Hyperallergic Meryl Meisler, “The Village People Stepping Out” (The Grand Ballroom, Manhattan, June 1978), and detail of “Three Amigos” (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 1983) (all images courtesy the artist) In the late 1970s and early 80s, Meryl … Continue reading
The first day in Israel was a total blur. Arrival, customs, bags, pick up at airport, go to see new apt, go to the art center, my wonderful friends mark and Yael showed up to whisk me away to lunch … Continue reading
by MELISSA Feb 18, 2014 • Frohawk Two Feathers brings revolution to art and politics Frohawk Two Feathers is re-writing American history. In his current exhibition at Morgan Lehman Gallery, “Heartbreaking and Shit, But That’s the Globe. The Battle of … Continue reading
Nov 14, 2013 Lester Johnson The dark brooding men that are hanging on the walls at Steve Harvey Fine Art Projects these days are a powerful presence in a tiny gallery. The exhibition ”Lester Johnson: Dark Paintings” consists of six paintings and … Continue reading
Published in CityArts Aug 6, 2013 At first glance the pairing of Andy Warhol and Edvard Munch seems an unlikely coupling. However, as expertly explained by the curators at Scandinavia House, these two artists shared a startling number of common … Continue reading
Paul J. Karlstrom 19 January 2013 On a recent trip to New York my wife and I managed to see several exhibitions during what was primarily a family Christmas week in Brooklyn. Although we were staying … Continue reading
A recent visit to The Museum of Modern Art.