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Easter Island on the Hudson

Easter Island on the Hudson

Ted Ludwiczak 1926 — 14 Riverside Ave Haverstraw, NY 845-429-8705 Sculpture (stone) Private property  –  Visible from the street Right there on the banks of the Hudson, where the river is at its widest, Ted Ludwiczak makes his heads. They’re like friends to him, he…

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Standing in the footsteps of jazz greats

Standing in the footsteps of jazz greats

“A Great Day in Harlem” building 17 East 126th Street New York, NY On a cool morning in 1958, many of America’s greatest jazz artists posed on these steps for the famous Esquire photograph, shot by Art Kane. Dizzie Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Marian…

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20th Anniversary of the Outsider Art Fair

20th Anniversary of the Outsider Art Fair

Creating Artworks Without a Net The 20th Anniversary of the Outsider Art Fair   By KAREN ROSENBERG   Published: January 27, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/arts/the-20th-anniversary-of-the-outsider-art-fair.html?_r=1 RECOMMEND TWITTER LINKEDIN E-MAIL PRINT   REPRINTS       SHARE   Let’s all agree that “outsider artist” is a term of…

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As Folk Art Museum Teeters, a Grave Loss Looms

As Folk Art Museum Teeters, a Grave Loss Looms

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK Kirsten Luce for The New York Times The American Folk Art Museum recently sold its West 53rd Street building to the Museum of Modern Art. More Photos » By ROBERTA SMITH Published: September 19, 2011   Please. Someone, everyone, do something to save the American…

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Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Watch the full episode. See more Independent Lens. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked outside a bar in Kingston, New York, by five men who beat him literally to death. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe…

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New show opening at the American Folk Art Museum

New show opening at the American Folk Art Museum

Approaching Abstraction The first museum exhibition to look at the concept of abstraction in the work of self-taught artists October 6, 2009 through September 6, 2010American Folk Art Museum, 45 West 53 Street, New York 10019 The Kander Valley In The Bernese Oberland Das Kander-Thal…

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Frank Maresca of Ricco/Maresca Gallery

Frank Maresca of Ricco/Maresca Gallery

To read the full blog article, please visit New York Social Diary. Frank Maresca, part-owner of the Ricco/Maresca Gallery, is one of the leading experts on and collectors of outsider art in the country. He’s something of a natural educator, carefully defining for us the…

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AVAM goes to Bergdorf Goodman!!!

AVAM goes to Bergdorf Goodman!!!

Mr. I, fresh from the art debacle in Salina, in front of the window display featuring his art. (photo from Modelizing, the art of Window Shopping) Divine statue and more head to the windows of Bergdorf Goodman AVAM items, including figure of drag diva, to…

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Alas, another visionary site is leaving…

Alas, another visionary site is leaving…

Although I never had the opportunity to see the Toy tower of Eddie Boros in New York City, I have heard much about it.  Located at the Six and B garden, it was part of a program overseen by the city’s parks department, who felt…

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