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House of Cards
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We found it! The wait is over (and it’s not Admiral Ackbar.) Spoilers about season two of House of Cards below!
Sultry and tropical it was not, but guests taking refuge at The Bowery Hotel on Wednesday evening were transported to warmer climes for The African Rainforest Conservancy’s 23rd Annual Artists for Africa Benefit. Shindigger dined at the table of executive director Whitney Larkin, who helped champion the effort of raising funds for grassroots community development Read More
Someone has killed 5 Pointz, again. Read More
Did you know that instead of working, at this very second, you could be lying in a million bucks? Sure, you’d have to go to the Bowery, where art gallery The Hole is currently showing Stefan Bondell’s monetary masterpiece “The Black Box,” and sure, the money would be shredded into what amounts to hamster bedding, but still, a million dollars. That’s Damien Hirst-levels of excess.
OR, you could just make this project at home. Seriously.
The artist Banksy is not slacking during his month-long “residency” in New York. Last week the elusive artist managed to infuriate residents (and the mayor!) with not one but two mural tributes to the World Trade Center on 9/11: one in Tribeca and one found in Brooklyn Heights. His upsetting stuff animal truck was found equally disturbing.
It may be the city’s latest art craze, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg is having none of Bansky.
While the famed, pseudonymous British graffiti artist’s creations often fetch six figures at auctions, the mayor–who has long railed against graffiti–said today his work on city buildings was against the law.
The walls of Molly Crabapple’s Financial District loft are lined with paintings. Works in progress rest on easels and drafting tables around the apartment, where she has resided for the past five years with her boyfriend, the illustrator Fred Harper, and her senescent cat, Puddy. During the protests in Zuccotti Park in 2011, Ms. Crabapple, 30, turned her living quarters into a press room, and Matt Taibbi, whose new book she is illustrating, has called her “Occupy’s greatest artist.” The Museum of Modern Art seems to concur—they just acquired one of her Occupy prints.
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For seven years, 3rd Ward has been a beacon to Brooklyn’s creative set, offering classes for artists in almost every major field. We’ve heard rumblings for awhile that the institution had recently begun to fire its employees and hire them back at minimum wage, or cut their hours down to part time, but with two new outposts (The Culinary Incubator and its Philadelphia location) opening, how bad could things be?
Turns out, pretty bad: Two days ago students, residents and employees alike were stunned after showing up to the Bushwick studios only to find the gates drawn and the doors shuttered. 3rd Ward had shut down, and now its official.
Four women have banded together to take the stash of dick pics they received over the summer and channel them into art (as long as you consider a blurry, up-close shot of a penis art). Vice reports that the show, entitled “Show Me More: A Collection of DickPix,” will be like a walkabout of NYC penises, with 300 dickpix framed and featured at a Brooklyn gallery.