By Franklin Hill Perrell
One show in NY not to be missed this season is Seurat. This artist, who died aged thirty one, created only six or seven truly major oils. Each marked a stage of his thinking or explored a different pictorial concept. Sunday Afternoon on the Grand Jatte marked the full fledged introduction of his pointillist style and grappled with a complex composition of urban figures in full sunlight.
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On one of our recent Artful Circle art gallery visits, we enjoyed saw a unique and colorful exhibition by Osgemeos at the Lehmann Maupin gallery in Chelsea. But, there’s more….This Brazilian artist duo also painted in their signature imaginative style just blocks a way on the building of P.S. 11-The William T. Harris School. The mural features a giant-size character that overlooks the urban playground setting!
by Debbie Wells
Don’t underestimate the cultural side of Las Vegas. On a recent trip, I challenged myself to find fine art hidden amongst the glitz of the strip. This is what I found…
1-Take a tour of the Neon Boneyard where old signs from Las Vegas history come to rest and be restored in a junk-yard environment begging to be explored.
2-Look up at the ceiling to see the dazzling glass sculpture installation by Dale Chilhuly in the Bellagio lobby.
3-Stroll through Caesars to the Martin Lawrence Gallery with works by Andy Warhol, Vik Muniz, Erte and more..and the largest painting ever created by Salvadore Dali!
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by Debbie Wells
The Gallery at Cadillac House
330 Hudson Street, NYC
Visonaire Presents ToiletPapers’s Paradis
February 9–April 12, 2017, M-F, 8am-7pm, Sat/Sun, 10am-5pm
It is truly astounding that there are so many hidden cultural gems in New York City to uncover. Our latest discovery is the gallery at Cadillac House on Hudson Street in SOHO. Cadillac House has a mission – to provide an exhibition venue where innovation and creativity are celebrated. Although Cadillac has history of over a hundred years as a leader of automotive technology and style, the company also strives beyond their traditional expertise by presenting multiple cultural disciplines through their own eyes. The result is inspirational as they successfully curate their space providing a cutting-edge aesthetic perspective.
Cadillac House is open to the public and functions simultaneously as an art gallery, retail space, coffee bar, lounge area and an exhibition area for their flagship vehicles. Many of New York’s finest companies are collaborators with Cadillac House, including Joe Coffee, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Visionaire magazine. This season, Cadillac House and Visionaire installed ToiletPaper Paradis, a non-traditional, interactive exhibition that is beyond wild. Visionaire founders Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos enlisted Italian artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari of the art magazine, ToiletPaper, to create this off-beat installation at Cadillac House after admiring their Maze of Quotes installation at Art Basel Miami Beach in December.
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