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MaryHrbacekRecent works from Mary Hrbacek, at Paris Koh Fine Art.

CubaJacksonHeights-PostOfficeJacksonHeights-PostOffice3Just feet from a flea market — with a vendor selling Cuban cigars and Che Guevara currency — the Jackson Heights post office on Saturday hosted local and national politicians in a renaming ceremony for the Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building. Their son Morty (1951-1992) was a prominent gay activist and assistant New York State attorney general. The (July 2016) document renaming the post office took an act of congress and signature from then president Obama.

 

MelBochner3MelBochnerMel Bochner, the American artist who brought the world: Blah, Blah, Blah, seen in action at Two Palms Press. His show “Voices” is at Peter Freeman in Soho, through June 10.

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Christie's7Christie's2Christie's3Christie's-SpiegelChristie's2017aSome lots from the upcoming Modern & Contemporary auctions to be held in the coming days at Christie’s NY. Highlights include Constantin Brancusi’s Sleeping Muse, 1909-11 (second from top).

 

Sotheby'sSotheby's2Sotheby's3With the auction house $1.2 billion in debt, and investors being advised to “get out” of Sotheby’s, operations are more and more Dadaesque.

“Dadaism is a stratagem by which the artist can impart to the citizen something of the inner unrest which prevents the artist himself from being lulled to sleep by custom and routine. By means of external stimuli, he can compensate for the citizen’s lack of inner urgency and vitality, and shake him into new life.” Udo Kukser, Dada-Almanch, 1920

In the case of Sotheby’s the “external stimuli” comes from borrowed pension fund money that will never be paid back, given the existing shareholder first business model. And the “new life” proposed by Dadaism is actually nothingness that comes from rebelling against life itself.

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TEFAFSpring3Park Avenue Armory through May 7.

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