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moma-christmascardsmoma-maciver1949“Teach their souls to fly”
William Blake

Once upon a time the Museum of Modern Art had a Christmas card program that invited artists, some well known, to submit compositions that would be made into cards. Participants included Robert Indiana, whose 1965 “LOVE” card went on to become one of the iconic images of the 20th century.

Lotus Editions is offering its historic collection of 265 unique MoMA Christmas cards from 1949-1999. Interested parties should contact:

Cards: (bottom row) Hannah Wilke, Loren MacIver, Joel Meyerowitz; (middle row) Robert Indiana, Jules Olitski, Florence Bezrutczyk, Jack Youngerman; (back row) Bruno Munari, Ben Shahn, Xanti Schawinsky

harrysoviak66Artwork: Harry Soviak (1935-84), Snow Screen, 1966

pilobolusdancetheaterpilobolus5Pilobolus Dance Theater brings its surrealist performance art to NYU’s Skirball Performing Arts Center, with shows through December 4, featuring two unique programs of American premieres and classic works.

picabiapicabia3picabia4“Of all those who have come to conquer America, Picabia is the only one who has done as did Cortez. He has burned his ship behind him. He does not protect himself with any shield. He has married America like a man who is not afraid of consequences. He has obtained results.” M. DeZayas, Camera Work, 1915

Photographs: Stephen Wise

tonyvaccaro-documentarytonyvaccaro-kissofliberationtonyvaccaro111116tonyvaccaro-pollocktonyvaccaro-cohenAfter sneaking a camera into WWII, and then becoming one of the truly great photographers of the 20th century, Tony Vaccaro, 93, is still going strong. A show of some of his iconic images is at the Monroe Gallery (508 W. 26th St. Loft 5G) through November 21, Tony Vaccaro: War, Peace, Beauty

A documentary on Mr. Vaccaro’s life and art, “Underfire,” premieres Nov. 14 on HBO.

Photographs: (Bottom two) – Jackson Pollock and Leonard Cohen

aaj2016-bushLauren Bush, founder of FEED Projects, with her mother Sharon at the New York Art, Antiques, and Jewelry Show. The show runs through November 13, at Pier 94. Especially worth checking out is the graffiti art by Crash and Mr. Brainwash at Art Link International.

salonad2016esalonad2016dsalonad2016aThe Salon Art & Design is at the Park Avenue Armory through November 14. This year’s show, with art and objects¬†from 55 international galleries, includes works by Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) at Ammann Galery and David Gill Gallery.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

greenberg-burtynskyTwo exhibitions of work by acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky are on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery through the end of the year.

ifpda2016aCelebrating its 25th Anniversary, the IFPDA is at the Park Avenue Armory through November 6, 2016.