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HenrietteSimonPicker“We’re living in an upside down world.” Henriette Simon Picker

Artist Henriette Simon Picker, age 97, is not slowing down. In fact she’s speeding up — producing 70-80 paintings per year. After attending the Art Student League (1939-41), Mrs. Simon Picker went on to raise a family, and have a distinguish 45 year career designing shoes, with her painting back-burnered until she picked it up again at age 92. Her first solo show was three years later.

One of her latest works: Coney Island, 2014 is on display at Carter Burden Gallery in NYC, as part of a group show, through August 21, 2014.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

Golub2014lGolub2014q“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.” Allen Ginsberg, Howl, 1956

Artist Andy Golub is at it again — along with an army of artists he painted 40 nude models today in Columbus Circle. This year’s performance was sanctioned by the City. In the past he’s been arrested for his ‘art’.

Perhaps NYC officials wanted to distract the people away from the evil being perpetrated by the U.S. and Israeli governments, vis-a-vis Ukraine and Gaza.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

Underwater-DweckSchatz1MichaelDweckHowardSchatzStaley-Wise Gallery is showing underwater photographic works by Howard Schatz and Michael Dweck through August 29, 2014.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

PokettoNYC2014PokettoNYC2014bIf you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave it in a pocket.

Installation by: Niizeki Hiromi

AnNgocPham-FlagsAnNgocPham-Flags2Topaz Arts, Inc. presents An Ngog Pham: Flags, a solo exhibition of woodwork, sculpture and painting, through September 14, 2014.

RioultDanceNY2014RioultDance2014eRioult Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, is preparing for its New York Season at the Joyce Theater (June 17-22). The twelve-dancer company is led by husband and wife team Pascal Rioult and Joyce Herring — both former Martha Graham Dance Company principal dancers.

 

AyanoSudo2014a (2)Japanese art photographer Ayano Sudo at the AIPAD Photography Show. She is represented by Picture Photo Space from Osaka, Japan.

Ms. Sudo’s work oscillates between the Japanese ‘kitty’ and the Western ‘pussy’ ways of being (and non-being).

AIPAD2014JacksonFineArtThe Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) is at the Park Avenue Armory through April 13 with eighty-four fine art photography galleries from around the world.

AIPAD2014Turbeville (2)Of special note is the work of Deborah Turbeville (who passed away last October) at the Staley-Wise Gallery.

BalletHispanico2014a (2)BalletHispanico2014Ballet Hispanico, considered the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, held their Spring Gala this evening at New York’s Plaza Hotel.

The evening’s program included a sneak peak at original costumes created by Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez for choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s new work El Beso.

BalletHispanico2014fThis year’s celebration is themed: “Community Partnership Through the Arts.”

Photographs: Stephen Wise

YouYou2014Czech Center New York presents: You. Never Too Close., the work of Czech photographers: Roman Franc, Gabriela Kolcavova, Vojtech V. Slama and Ondrej Zizka, through April 27, 2014.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

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