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FrankStella2016FrankStellaCRPost-painterly abstractionist Frank Stella, who turns 8o this year, was in-conversation at the Phillips auction house last evening. The occasion was the launch of an expanded edition of his catalogue raissone: The Prints of Frank Stella. Joining Mr. Stella (center), were Jordan D. Schnitzer, of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, and Rick Axsom, Curator at the Madison (Wisconsin) Museum of Contemporay Art.

When asked how he determined when a work is “finished,” Stella commented that he and fellow artists would talk about that, and their talking was “not enlightening but the results are good.”

The assemblage behind Mr. Stella (center) consists of a screenprint, lithograph and linocut with hand coloring on heavy card paper (c. 1989).

StreetArt2016uPhotograph: Stephen Wise

StreetArt2016tJackson Heights artist Gerry McGann heads home from a day at the office.

AIPAD2016aAIPAD2016hAIPAD2016iThe Photography Show is at the Park Avenue Armory, April 14-17.

Celebrating its 36th edition, with 86 galleries from around the world, this year’s show includes new participants from Buenos Aires, London and Mexico City.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

VoicesOfNewYorkStephanieMckayBraataProductions4An evening of music, poetry, dance, and spoken word — at LaGuardia Performing Art Center — featured: Paul Canaan, Topaz Arts, Stephanie Mckay (middle photo), Braata Productions (bottom photo, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Irish Arts Center, and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.

The event was presented by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. Mr. Van Bramer is also the Chairman of Cultural Affairs.

Guests were treated to hugely talented artists producing thoughtful and uplifting art. Especially noteworthy was Stephanie Mckay’s rendition of “I Got Song Here in My Heart.”

Sotheby's-NewtonSotheby's-LeibowitzSotheby's-DoCorciaWorks by photographers: Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, and Philip-Lorca Dicorcia exceeded high estimates at yesterday’s Sotheby’s sale.

Calder-GrammercyParkAlexander Calder’s 1969 Janey Waney in Gramercy Park

Photograph: Stephen Wise

AsiaArtWeek2016aAsianArtWeek2016AsiaArtWeek2016Christie’s preview – 13 March.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

FinalWalkFinalWalk2FinalWalk7FinalWalk5The German House in NYC (871 United Nations Plaza) is presenting Final Walk, a photo essay by Sabine von Breunig, documenting the former headquarters of American forces in Berlin (1945-1994).

After the U.S. Army left Berlin in 1994, the buildings they occupied stood empty until being sold to a developer in 2011. Before the transition occurred, Ms. von Beunig was able to make pictures of the place, as the Americans had left it, and the results are on display through April 15, 2016.


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