Latest News

Catch the latest updates from Art in New York City

 

Bruce Davidson’s 1959 “Brooklyn Gang” series

A new Bob Dylan video features photographs from Bruce Davidson's 1959 'Brooklyn Gang' series to illustrate the song.  In the spring of 1959, Davidson met a group of Brooklyn teens called “The Jokers”.  That summer, he photographed the entire gang in their natural habitat, from hanging out late at night on ...

Haley Jane Samuelson

image-3855 Artist Statement My own work is largely concerned with the meaning and existence of the self in today’s unstable, fragmented world, specifically how the individual is able to reconcile the external and internal forces that cause us to function in different, often contradictory, roles. Performative in essence, frequently employing role play ...

Raghava KK

image-3854 Closure Equilibrium Identity Rebirth Severance Transformation All works 60 x 60 inches, acrylic on canvas (NOT) ANOTHER WEDDING IN GOA I don’t believe that the act of creating artwork can ever be totally isolated from myself--I live in art, transforming my entire world into a channel of creative expression, spanning genres as widely disparate as painting, sculpture, installation, ...

Helene Mukhtar

image-240 East West (2007) Paper collage and oil paint on canvas 30'x40' 'East West' explores the visual similarities between Western graffiti and images from Eastern societies. This series, which I just started, is inspired by a recent trip to Pakistan. Subway Space 2 Paper collage and oil paint on canvas (2006) 36'x36' In my series 'Subways', I contrast ...

Tom Motley

image-227 About the Artist Tom Motley is a comic artist and cartoon illustrator.  A native of Denver, Colorado, Tom moved to Brooklyn about a year and a half ago and now resides happily in Kensington, along with his wife and daughters.  He teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and the ...

Ann Simkins

image-3853 Under The Brooklyn Bridge Japanese Garden Red Hook Artist Statement I moved to Brooklyn 22 years ago to study at Pratt Institute. I had a great teacher, David Passalacqua. I studied with him at Pratt and then for 14 years after that. The education I received was filled with wisdom that continues to slowly ...

Meghan Keane

image-3852 'Hair Urchin' Oil based ink on white rag paper (paper origin unknown) 16 x 16 in. 2008 'She never saw it coming either' Oil based ink on white Arches paper 30 x 22 in. 2008 'Vanity Curls' 22 x 30 in. Oil based ink on white Arches paper 2008 Artist Statement My artistic vision takes traditionally unsavory subjects and playfully seeks to extract ...

Melissa McClain

image-203 Untitled Iris Lexi No. 2 Artist Statement I am a self-taught photographer who grew up in Dallas, TX and now live in New York City. When creating my work I look for interesting colors, patterns, and textures that will create a dynamic palette in the final photo. I am intrigued by the interaction of ...

Robert “Bob” Guskind, founder of Gowanus Lounge, 1958-2009

I knew Bob casually through the Brooklyn blog network, which is to say that I would see him at events here and there. He was an incredibly devoted and passionate writer, ceaselessly covering local stories.  I remember riding at last year's Tour de Brooklyn and seeing him on a street ...