BRILLO BOX & MORE ON ANDY WARHOL

In 1969, Lisanne Skyler’s parents bought an Andy Warhol “Brillo Box (3¢ Off)” sculpture for $1,000. An exact replica of a shipping carton for Brillo soap pads, Warhol’s Brillo Boxes were at first dismissed by the art world. But 40 years later, with Warhol’s reputation as a contemporary-art visionary long secured, the same piece sold for more… Continue reading BRILLO BOX & MORE ON ANDY WARHOL

THE LEGACY OF HELIO OITICICA

               Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium is the first full-scale U.S. retrospective in two decades of the Brazilian artist’s work. One of the most original artists of the twentieth century, Oiticica (1937—1980) made art that awakens us to our bodies, our senses, our feelings about being in the world:… Continue reading THE LEGACY OF HELIO OITICICA

AFRO-LATINO: A DEEPLY ROOTED IDENTITY AMONG U.S. HISPANICS

BY GUSTAVO LÓPEZ AND ANA GONZALEZ-BARRERA Identity for U.S. Hispanics is multidimensional and multifaceted. For example, many Hispanics tie their identity to their ancestral countries of origin – Mexico, Cuba, Peru or the Dominican Republic. They may also look to their indigenous roots. Among the many ways Hispanics see their identity is their racial background. Afro-Latinos are one of these Latino… Continue reading AFRO-LATINO: A DEEPLY ROOTED IDENTITY AMONG U.S. HISPANICS

COLOR ME ALL OVER

             Born in the Dominican Republican, Vicky Steckel and her family moved to New York City in the summer of 1980. As a young woman, Vicky immediately realized the potential New York City had to foster her artistic passions and talent for makeup.  She landed her first job as a freelance… Continue reading COLOR ME ALL OVER

GLASS WORKS AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN

                   ARTIST BIO Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies… Continue reading GLASS WORKS AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN

CHA CHA’S HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE

Lower East Side Dina Pisani began studying the craft of millinery in 1994 under the tutelage of the highly regarded milliner, Anne Allbrizzio. After completing the millinery program at FIT she began designing for private clients. She later started collaborating with the East Village designer Mark Montano. With Mark she could stretch her talents and… Continue reading CHA CHA’S HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE