Tag Archives: Times Square

February Midnight Moments

Times Square in New York City has usually been considered a tawdry, tourist mecca, until now.  The full-on art installation, Continuum by Krista Kim  synchronizes across 90 electronic billboards, with a slowly shifting gradient of color washes over Times Square, … Continue reading

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Times Square Horror Show

Thanks entirely to a successful crowdfunding campaign, artist Mitch O’Connell raised enough money to put his horrific They Live billboard in New York City’s Times Square. What could be scarier than a conman, grifter, monster in power? If the money keeps coming … Continue reading

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Embrace the Absurd

Word on the Street is a public art collaboration between the artist collective House of Trees and Times Square Arts. The project evolved from an exhibition of protest banners and signs from last year’s national Women’s March for resistance. The new version of Word … 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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The Twins Take Manhattan

Last August, I was fortunate to show up in Vancouver when the Brazilian street art brother act Os Gemeos was putting finishing touches on a huge installation on Granville Island. So I was thrilled to discover that “The Twins”, Gustavo … Continue reading

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Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square

No matter where you are around the globe you can spend this New Year’s Eve in New York City. The free Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App 2014 will allow you to follow the festivities, listen to the … Continue reading

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Nous Sommes Dangereux (vraiment)

Here in the United States we are accustomed to overwrought travel warnings issued by our State Department on foreign travel. To be fair, most of the governmental travel alerts and notices are based on some reasonable concerns. Now I hear … Continue reading

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Inside Out New York

TED-prize-winning French street artist JR is bringing his widely popular Inside Out Project to Times Square, New York City starting tomorrow. The public participation art project invites folks to take a self-portrait in a customized photo booth. The 3 foot … Continue reading

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Neon Valentine

Throughout the month of February, London-based artist Tracey Emin is warming the hearts of visitors to New York City’s chilly Times Square with her romanticaly themed project “I Promise to Love You”. Every night from 11:57 until midnight, forty large … Continue reading

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Will You Be Part of TS2AS ?

Times Square in the heart of New York City is renowned around the world for its over-the-top public advertising. It’s an urban wonderland of kinetic billboards, enormous video screens and non-stop tickers. But one 22 year-old design student from the … Continue reading

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