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

WE WANTED A REVOLUTION: BLACK RADICAL WOMEN 1965-85

               Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct… Continue reading WE WANTED A REVOLUTION: BLACK RADICAL WOMEN 1965-85

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

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

IN SOLIDARITY WITH BRITISH ARTIST KHADIJA SAYE

          Khadijah Saye DWELLING: In this space we breathe In London, the British artist Khadija Saye and her mother are missing from the horrific blaze at the Grenfell Tower. State of the Arts NYC sends our prayers to the family and hope Ms. Saye and her mother will be found safely.… Continue reading IN SOLIDARITY WITH BRITISH ARTIST KHADIJA SAYE

NEW GENERATION OF STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

ARTIST BIO Bas Meeuws is a young photographer who is injecting the traditional Dutch genre of the flower piece with new élan. He composes his work the way the old masters did, flower by flower in luxury and splendour. The result is a layered photography that transcends time. Meeuws was born in 1974 in Heerlen,… Continue reading NEW GENERATION OF STILL PHOTOGRAPHY