Artwork Hiding in New York: An Illustrated Information to the Metropolis’s Secret Masterpieces

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Uncover the inventive masterworks hidden throughout New York Metropolis on this charmingly illustrated exploration of one of many world’s biggest inventive treasure troves.

There’s a lot to like about New York, and a lot to see. The town is filled with artwork, and structure, and historical past — and never simply in museums. Hidden in plain sight, in workplace constructing lobbies, on avenue corners, and tucked into Soho lofts, there is a treasure trove of artwork ready to be found, and you do not want an artwork historical past diploma to fall in love with it.

Artwork Hiding in New York is a lovely, giftable e-book that explores all of those places, traversing Manhattan to deliver 100 treasures to artwork lovers and intrepid New York adventurers. Curator and concrete explorer Lori Zimmer brings readers alongside to websites masking the most important names of the twentieth century — like Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio, iconic Keith Haring murals, the controversial website of Richard Serra’s
Tilted Arc, Roy Lichtenstein’s subway station fee, and lots of extra. Every entry is accompanied by a lovely watercolor depiction of the work by artist Maria Krasinski, in addition to location data for these itching to see for themselves. With beautiful particulars, excellent for displaying on any artwork lover’s shelf, and curated itineraries for planning your subsequent city exploration, this inspirational e-book is a must-read for individuals who love artwork, New York, and, in fact, each.




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Roy Lichtenstein, Occasions Sq. Mural, 1994, forty second Road MTA Station

There may be nothing like having fun with fashionable artwork masterpieces whereas operating for the practice under floor! The late, nice, seminal Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein paid homage to the each day mind-numbing New York commute—from previous to future—on this epic everlasting piece within the always mobbed Occasions Sq. metro station.

Stretching fifty-three ft throughout and 6 ft excessive, Lichtenstein’s basic Ben-Day dots flank photos pulled from Buck Rogers comedian strips, a bullet-shaped commuter spaceship hovering previous swirly skyscrapers, and a throwback to the constructing of the subway in 1904, represented by his personal Beaux-Arts rendition of the forty second Road signal. The daring colours and graphic shapes within the mural echo the madness of rush hour commuters under . . . minus the pushing and shoving. Lichtenstein made Occasions Sq. Mural in 1994 only a few years earlier than his loss of life, however the MTA didn’t set up the piece till 2002.

Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz Residence, 525 Lexington Avenue, Midtown East

In 1916 Georgia O’Keeffe heard that a few of her charcoal drawings had been on show at a gallery in New York, which got here as an entire shock to the younger artist. She made her technique to 291 gallery to chastise the director for displaying her work with out her data, solely to seek out the proprietor was famend Picture-Secessionist Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz was in a loveless marriage on the time, however by 1917 he and O’Keeffe had fallen right into a deep and passionate love that will final his lifetime—and closely affect and foster each artists’ practices.

In 1925 the pair settled on the thirtieth flooring of what’s now the Marriott—then generally known as the Shelton Lodge. O’Keeffe, who had labored largely in summary artwork, started portray the rising skyline she may see from her window.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Residence and Studio, 57 Nice Jones Road, East Village

Noho’s 57 Nice Jones Road has had many lives over the previous 150 years: as a horse steady, a fruit vendor, a scandalous mob hangout, and a swanky referral-only restaurant (its present iteration). However, extra importantly, it has been a spot the place artwork historical past was made. The modest brick constructing, with its half-moon home windows, was the place native New Yorker Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and labored till his loss of life at that cursed age of twenty-seven. Basquiat’s life was quick however wealthy. He began out as a graffiti artist writing SAMO everywhere in the East Village, then later joined the punk rock scene with Vincent Gallo and their band Grey. Grey commonly performed Max’s Kansas Metropolis, CBGB, and Mudd Membership, permitting Basquiat to fulfill the downtown artwork stars who helped him get forged within the film Downtown 81, in addition to seminal East Village band Blondie’s “Rapture” video.

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