Tag Archives: Chelsea

High Above the High Line

New York City’s High Line, the formerly abandoned elevated train tracks on the lower west side of Manhattan, is opening the last remaining section of the wildly popular attraction on June 5, 2019. The Spur section includes the Plinth, which … Continue reading

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Hackney not hackneyed

I was happy to discover that London-based artist/illustrator/cartographer Jenni Sparks has released a new series of London culture maps. The highly detailed typographic illustrations are the result of a year’s research and work. Each piece incorporates Sparks’ impressions of the … Continue reading

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Blind Idealism Is Reactionary

American artist and graphic designer Barbara Kruger is probably best known for her text-based art. You see her latest major work from New York city’s ever-popular High Line Park at West 22nd Street in Chelsea. The text is a play … Continue reading

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Reading Project

For the past year or so, stacks of books have been appearing around New York City with attached notes which read: “Take a book. Any book. Email the artist when you’ve finished it.” The mystery man behind The Reading Project … Continue reading

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Luminous Words

If you are strolling the High Line in NYC┬áduring the next month or two, you may want to take step off for a short detour to visit the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea for a fantastic new exhibition. Luminous Words … Continue reading

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The Last Book

When book lovers travel, or just ride public transportation, we get voyeuristic kicks observing the reading habits of other travelers. Sometimes it even leads to a serendipitous bibliophile meet-up. Dutch photographer Rainer Gerritsen has been capturing these moments for his … Continue reading

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We Still Love NY

Millions of New Yorkers have been impacted by Hurrican Sandy, including the city’s arts community. The Chelsea arts district was particularly hard hit by flooding which devastated many galleries and studios. NYC-based, Chilean-born artist Sebastian Errazuriz has created a series … Continue reading

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