British graffiti artist Banksy is/was in New York City. Since he is a mysterious figure, I don’t know if he is still in NY.
I went to see this 14th street one on Sunday March 18th. It was there. But on Tuesday, they already removed. A spokesperson for the company said that the clock has been placed in storage ahead of the building’s scheduled demolition.
I went to another one in Houston street. Big 70-foot-long mural. A Turkish-Kurdish artist, Zehra Doğan who was sentenced to prison is painted one of the part.
You like or dislike his art works, there are many Banksy’s works in NYC!
I went to an exhibition of new work by Wangechi Mutu at Gladstone Gallery. The title for this exhibition comes from the Gikuyu words for mud and trees, the prima materia for this body of work. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Wangechi Mutu received her MFA from Yale University. There were so many people at the opening night.
I went to see the show, Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction at MOMA.
I knew Francis Picabia but didn’t know much about his works. It was amazing to see entire his career! Its styles ranged widely—and wildly—from Impressionism to radical abstraction, from Dadaist provocation to pseudo-classicism, and from photo-based realism to art informel. He mastered each style. The show looked like works of ten different artists. I love the fact that his works has the sense of millennium.
rancis Picabia. La Nuit espagnole (The Spanish Night). 1922
Francis Picabia. Portrait d’un couple (Portrait of a Couple)
Francis Picabia. La Source (The Spring). 1912.
DUMBO Arts Festival
I went to DUMBO art festival few weeks ago. My first impression was tens, thousands of people. So many families, kids, young people, old people.
There are outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and projections, visiting artists in their studios or making murals on the street, dancers, poets as well as performers throughout the neighborhood, on street corners, and in the park.
Many people and many events. It was like an art Disneyland! Here are some photos I took.