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Cleaning the robots, 43rd & 3rd – February 16, 2017
The future of humanity will require undoing some of the so-called progress of the present.
NY NOW, the market for home, lifestyle and gifts, is underway at the Javits Center, through February 8.
Photos (top to bottom): Anchal Project, All Accross Africa, Tanja Roolfs
The ‘freedom’ and disorientation, both sought and wrought by artists going back to Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People (1830) has had an effect — contributing to what Eric Fromm described in 1970 as the “crisis of psychoanalysis.”
Artwork – Art Student League, January 31, 2017
“There is the nightmare transported into art.”
Delerium: The Art of the Symbolist Book, at The Morgan (through May 14), presents the early days of visual modernism in France, with Baudelaire suggesting to Edouard Manet that he “should be a painter of modern life” — which he did with Luncheon on the Grass (1863) — and with it the “unifying values and hierarchies of classical Renaissance order” gave way to the “new coherence of being yourself.”
Artwork: Odilon Redon
Through January 29 at the Park Avenue Armory.
Howard Greenberg Gallery is presenting works by Photo League members Sid Grossman (1913-1955) and Sy Kattelson through February 11, 2017. Mr. Kettelson, 93 (bottom photo) was on hand for the show’s opening.
Seemingly unphased by the retail exodus from Midtown, Louis Vuitton soldiers on.
57th & 5th — 1/11/16
Last minute gift seekers might enjoy the selection of photography books at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. Artists with books for sale include: John Loengard, Jeff Mermelstein, Jeff Schles, William Klein, Jungjin Lee, Vivian Maier, Jessica Lange and Bruce Davidson among others. There are also important catalogs from past shows available.