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The Artist Next Door  
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Georges Braque, Anthony Caro, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Louise Nevelson, Yoko Ono at The Bass March 15th, 2013 - July 21st, 2013
Posted 3/19/13
Occasionally we are given a glimpse into the artist as mere mortal.  The same men and women who produce art that is sold for millions at auction and are discussed and dissected for hours by scholars and the common man do, indeed, walk among us; and “From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler” is proof.   The most admired and glorified modern and contemporary artists are also jewelers.  Who knew?  And this small, yet impressive, exhibition is a precious reminder that art need not take on static ob... [more]
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Contemplating the Act of Rubbing   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Scorched Earth., Max Ernst, Melanie Gilligan, Richard Hawkins, John Kelsey, Sam Lewitt, Henri Michaux at Miguel Abreu Gallery Orchard St November 22nd, 2009 - January 10th, 2010
Posted 11/28/09
Frottage: “Who does it anymore? Who really did it ever?” These questions are posed in the press release for the exhibition simply titled, Frottage. Referring to the technique of creating marks through the rubbing of objects, frottage is a French term popularized by Max Ernst, and adopted by the surrealist movement. Beginning with Ernst, and moving into artists working today, this exhibition is an intelligent meditation on a process quite easily perceived as passé. The show is organized to function just a... [more]
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