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Bushwick Open Studios 2011

And being that on this day finds itself another one of those bloggerless get rich internet quickless blagh your way to the bankless days, I somehow find myself blah blogging about events, events and more events lately in my attempt to maintain content for this blog whenever possible. And so on this day I found myself going my way to tour that studio tour of that Arts In Bushwick, Bushwick Open Studios that’s taking place in that neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn to be found in that city of New York, June 3rd through 5th, and even with that L train seemingly being re routed and not wanting to go that way on this day. And so it’s that neighborhood of Bushwick or is it Bushburg, or Williamswick in the latest of the trendy artist scene of the Soho’s, East Village’s and Williamsburg’s of the world that wants to find itself migrating further and further east, or something like that. And according to that Arts in Bushwick, Bushwick Open Studios catalog, festival events and map which seemingly has a bazillion and more artist studios, events and parties listed in it, some of this years artists, participants, performances, streets and venues include:
Grace Exhibition Space, Norte Maar, Factory Fresh, Brooklyn Fire Proof, East, The Bodega, NY Arts, Chez Bushwick, The McKibbin Show,Onderdonk Sculpture Garden, Junto Gallery, Camel Arts Space, Goodbye Blue Moneay, The Bushwick Starr, Palmetto Air, Nurture Art, Varet Street, Morgan Avenue, Knickerbocker Avenue, Thames Street, Varick Avenue, Jefferson Street, Troutman Street, Bushwick Avenue, Hart Street, Bogart Street,Seigel Street, Flushing Avenue, Broadway, Melrose Street, Myrtle Avenue, Morgan Avenue, Wyckoff Avenue, Starr Street, St. Nicholas Avenue, Dekalb Avenue and a whole lot more. And this event Bushwick Rocks. Have a great artist studio tour day and more.
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An Outsider Art Fair

And another one of those Outsider Art Fairs is happening again in that city of New York again this year. And I know that 19th Annual Outsider Art Fair is happening again this year at 7 West 34th Street because that ad in the Village Voice says so. And I think I may have heard of that Outsider Art Fair that used to be held at that Puck Building of long lore ago, as it seems to be a festival of art from the outside, or something like that. And so some of this years exhibitors include:

American Primitive Gallery,The Ames Gallery ,Galerie Christian Berst,Bodell Umbrella Arts, Galerie Bonheur, Galerie Bourbon-Lally, Henry Boxer Gallery, Grey Carter – Objects of Art, Cavin-Morris Gallery, Creative Growth Art Center,The Electric Pencil,
Andrew Edlin Gallery,Fountain Gallery,Gilley’s Gallery,C. Grimaldis Gallery,The Gallery at HAI,Carl Hammer Gallery,Marion Harris,Galerie Atelier Herenplaats,Dean Jensen Gallery,Just Folk,Yukiko Koide Presents,Lindsay Gallery,Maxwell Projects,Olof Art Gallery,Outsider Folk Art Gallery,The Pardee Collection,Ricco/Maresca Gallery,Stephen Romano,Judy A. Saslow Gallery,Tanner-Hill Gallery,Wasserwerk.Galerie Lange,Marcia Weber Art Objects and a whole lot more.

Have a great art day.
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What Is Art

And on this day finds itself another one of those Sundays that has rolled around. That day of the sun. The day of God. The day of rest. The sabbath. Or is that Saturday. And yet I find myself blogging away on this blog for some reason. And it seems as if I find myself blaghing about events and anything else that comes to mind on this blog every so often. And then there is sometimes that blah bloggers block that I find myself encountering every so often on this blog as well when it comes to what to blog about on this blog for the sake of maintaining content on this blog whenever possible. And sometimes in that quest to attempt to blog myself all the way to the bank in that attempt to get rich internet quick, that website page ranking thing seems as if it wants to send me in search of a tenth full time job. And so this post on this day happens to be about the phrase what is art. As in who is to say what that word art means. Does Wikipedia, that internet bible dictionary have an entry for that word. An object to behold or something. And what is the value of an object of art that can find itself being sold for almost free on the sidewalk instead of being sold for a whole lot of money on a museum wall somewhere, that same piece of artwork. And how can one judge art. Who is to say if that piece of artwork is good or bad. That whole concept of art and its value and price to be bought and sold as. What is art? Have a great art and more day.
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A Host Of Events

And this seems to be another one of those days where I just want to post that Ode To Blogging post in my attempt to get rich internet quick blogaholicness, to where that Google page rank update wants to send me in search of a fifth full time job. And yet this post happens to be about a Nublu Jazz Festival and a Hoboken Artists Studio Tour. And again, as blogger usual, I know that Nublu Jazz Festival and that Hoboken Artists Studio tour are happening because those emails I receive, facebook event invites and friends who are playing at one of these events, says so. And what else is there to say about that all music and all art seemingly collective of a bar and club Nublu that is to be found in that yet trendy of a neighborhood of the Lower East Side now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes maybe, that is to be found in that city of New York, except that Nublu Rocks. And what else is there to say about that 30th Annual Hoboken Artists Studio Tour to be found in another one of those trendy of a neighborhoods in that city of Hoboken that is to be found in that state of New Jersey that has not been said thirty times already, I am not sure, except that this Hoboken Artists Studio Tour rocks. And that announcement for that Hoboken Artists Studio Tour reads as follows:

Hoboken Artists Studio Tour

Saturday and Sunday, Movember 6th and 7th, noon to 6pm

A Free City-Wide Self-Guided Walking Tour of Artists’ Studios, Galleries & Community Group Exhibitions

Featuring the work of over 150 artists in over 40 locations

An 8 page Tour Guide with map will be available as an insert in the Hoboken Reporter the week before the tour or can be picked up at City Hall on the day of the tour.

City Hall is located at 94 Washington Street, between First & Newark Streets

Just 3 blocks from all public transportation including PATH, NJ trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries and Hudson Bergen Lightrail.

And according to that eight page tour guide to be found in that Hudson Reporter, some of those participating artists and performers in this years event include:

Tim Daly, one of the original 13 who helped found this artist studio tour, Adam Saynuk, Frank Hanavan, Roslyn Rose, Kenneh Mueller, Virginia Rolston Parrott, Doug Auld, Chapeau Design, Paterson Arts Council, Lib Art Gallery, Monroe Arts Center, the Friary, Neumann Leather building and many many more.

And then some of those artists, performers and musicians in this years Nublu Jazz Festival November 5th-20th, 2010 include:

Alphabet Soup, Endangered Blood, Lew Soloff, The Fringe, Yeyi, DJ Spun,Brennan Green, Bato The Yugo, Paul Motian, Matt Pavolka, Ilhan Ersahin (Isn’t he the owner and/or founder of Nublu?), Nublu Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris, DJ Vladi,Juini Booth, DJ Hardedge, Marianniwith, Jeff Ballard, Ze Luis and Band, DJ Greg Caz, Revive Music Group, DJ Ouga, Sun Ra Arkestra, DJ MKL, Clark Gayton’s Situation, Wazzabi featuring Aaron Johnston, Redux, Underground Horns, Kenny Wollesen Father Figures, Dub N Such,Seamus Blake Quartet, Dodo, Didi Gutman, Anton, Forro In The Dark, Beco Dranoff, DJ Turmix, The Last Army Collective, Alex, Love Trio, Jonathon Haffner Band, Modest P and a whole lot more.

And what else again is there to be said about these events except that these festivals and tours rock. Have a great music, art and more day.
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A Dumbo Arts Festival 2010

Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And that 14th Annual Dumbo Arts Festival 2010 and Two Trees sponsored event is happening again in this year, September 24th-26th, in that neighborhood of downtown under the Manhattan bridge overpass in Dumbo, Brooklyn, to be found in that city of New York, in that country of North America. And I know that Dumbo Arts Festival is happening again this year because some friends who are playing music as part of this event and that Dumbo Arts Festival website says so. And I have found myself blogging about this event on this blog before in times past, as this event seems to roll around each year much like those holidays to be found on that Gregorian calendar. And so this year that festival seems to be bigger and better than ever with seemingly an endless schedule of what seems like a bazillion performers, artists, musicians, galleries and more. And according to their website, the DUMBO Arts Festival is pleased to announce many participating artists for their expanded festival. And this event art festival rocks as follows.

Musicians Tom Verlaine, Rob Schwimmer, Shahzad Ishmaily, Kenny Wollesen & The Himalayas; Artists Barnaby Furnas, Marc Dennis & Alexi Worth; Author Jonathan Lethem, Performance Artists including Sarah Small’s ‘Tableau Vivant Series’; and Steampunk Salon Saloon among the many artists, musicians, dancers, performers and writers participating…Family Programs, Street Performers Galore.

The DUMBO Arts Festival is pleased to announce a partial artists line-up for its new, expanded festivities, which will be held on September 24th, 25th and 26th. The DUMBO Arts Festival will take over the waterfront community of DUMBO – its galleries, storefronts, performance venues, studios, and parks. More exciting names are expected to be announced over coming weeks.

The Festival will be an action and activity-packed extravaganza with something for everyone, including world-class visual and performance art, live music, street performers, music workshops, drum circles, dance, walking tours, as well as, for the first time ever, family programming.

Visual artists including Barnaby Furnas, Marc Dennis, Sean Capone, Jennifer Williams, Bernardo Siciliano, Ed Purver and Alexi Worth will display their work along with many other artists; musicians Tom Verlaine and Billy Ficca will perform with Patrick Derivaz and The Himalayas will march their music around the streets as just a few of the many musical offerings and performances during the three-day festival; author Jonathan Lethem will be reading and signing Chronic City at this exclusive paperback launch party; Sarah Small’s ‘Tableau Vivant Series’, Steampunk Salon Saloon’s neo-Victorian Punk soiree, and Marc Dennis’ Cricket Cuisine are among the art and spectacle available to festival-goers. Children’s programming, including kite flying, The Acrobuffos, Yogi Beans, Jane’s Carousel, Marquis Studios’ workshop, storytelling as well as music workshops and performances for kids will also be a part of the DUMBO Arts Festival.

Music (Performances, Workshops, &/or Demos)

Avram Pengas, Bill Hamptom, Brad Farberman, David Gate, Dean Bowman, Dolphy Hazel, Duncan Emck, Gregory Grene, Jan Bell and the Maybelles, Jesse Lenat, Knox Chandler, No Surrender, North Sky Cello Ensemble, NYC Subway Girl, Rob Schwimmer, Rubn Kodhel, Sadowsky Guitars, Sei Koizumi, Shahzad Ishmaily, Soh Daiko, Strung Out String Band, Sam Zygmuntowicz and more.

Visual Arts (installations & open studios)

Miya Ando, Alex Aparzev, David Baskin, Allison Berkoy, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Suzanne Broughel, Davide Cantoni, Nana Deleplanque, Barnaby Furnas, Marty Greenbaum, Dolphy Hazel, Vitaly Komar, Pevel Kraus, Mary Mattingly, Eileen Mislove, Chris Mottalini, Ed Purver, Carol Salmanson, Vadim Schaeffler, Bernado Siciliano, Leonard Ursachi, Seth Wulsin and more.

Performance Art, Tableau Vivant, Steampunk & Spectacle

Acrobuffos, Floating Kabarette, The Himalayas, Olek, Steampunk Salon, Stephanie Bok and more.

Gallery Exhibitions

A.I.R. Gallery, Amos Eno, BAC Gallery, Central Booking, Dumbo Arts Center, Henry Gregg, Klompching Gallery, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Rabbithole Studio, Smack Melon, Umbrage Gallery and more.


White Wave Dance Festival & more

Literary Events

Amir Parsa, Cave Canem poetry reading, Joshua Wolfe and company, Melville House, Powerhouse Arena presents, Jonathan Lethem and more.

Family Programming (Music, Arts & Crafts, Storytelling & more)

The Acrobuffos, Christine Norrie’s storytelling, face painting, Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre , Great Small Works, Kite flying with Galapagos, Louis Miranda’s music, Powerhouse Arena and Makedo crafts event, White Wave Dance, Yogi’ Beans Yoga,
and many, many, many more. Have a great music, art and more day.

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Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And so here on this day I find myself encountering that blaghers blah blog block again in search of something to post on this blog in an attempt to maintain content for it whenever possible in my blogaholicness. And so here’s an event and a video that I found interesting to post, as they seem as if they can be interesting adventures.

Roundtable On Political Squatting with Alan W. Moore and company

Matt Metzgar of the Lower East Side Squatter-Homesteader Archive Project, and New York artist Carla Cubit will speak about the Lower East Side squatting movement. Alan W. Moore will speak about “House Magic,” his research project on Occupied Social Centers in Europe, which is presently on display at Basekamp, at 723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Saturday May 29th 7PM
with Alan W. Moore, Matt Metzgar, and Carla Cubit
Wooden Shoe Books
704 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19147

And this Video, Trudy Benson at FREIGHT+VOLUME, Who’s Afraid of Ornament at NURTURE ART that seems to be about art, art and more art.

Have a great blogging day.
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A Gathering of the Tribes

Hey again bloggers, and in my lack of things to blah blog about in my blogaholicness when encountering that blaghers block, I find myself blaghing about art music, poetry, and events again since I seem to be on a roll or something in posting about art events this past week or so. And so along comes May Day, that workers of the world unite of a holy holiday day. And Steve Cannon’s Tribes Gallery, that cool creative and cultural building to be found in that neighborhood of the Lower East Side, now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes maybe, will be one of the many venues having a May Day event on May 1st. And I know A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery will be having a Starter Kit for Collectors, Art Exhibition and Sale Benefit May 1st through the 16th because that email with that poster that one of their participating visual artist sent me says so. And so that poster from that email I received the other day reads something like as follows:

A Starter Kit for Collectors at Tribes Gallery, NYC May 1-16, 2010, Art Exhibition and Sale. A Benefit for A Gathering of the Tribes, organized and curated by Thom Corn. Participating artists will include orick”TOXIC” Ablack,Charlie Ahearn,John Ahearn,Tomei Arai,Willie Birch, Carol Blank,Andrew Castrucci,Fay Chiang,Gregory Coates,Esperanza Cortes,Thom Corn,Jody Culkin, Peggy Cyphers,Jane Dickson,Norman Douglas,John Drury,Harry Druzd,Stefan Eins,Matt Enger,Dan Enger, Mark Enger,Brigitte Engler,John Farris,Gerald Feldman,Pam Goldman,”DOZE”Green,Gerald Jackson, Nikki Johnson, Steven Lack,Jaunita Lanzo’,Joe Lewis,Karin Luner,Johnny”CRASH” Matos,Jayson Mena,Renny Molenaar, Cyrille Mazzard,Greg Nanney,Joseph Nechvetal,Jondra Nolan,Tom Otterness,Calvin Reid,Huston Ripley, Crosby Romberger, James Romberger,Rick Rodine,Randee Silv,Kiki Smith,John Spencer,Gary Taxali,Robert Tanzie Thornton, Toyo Tsuchiya,, Marguerite Van Cook, John Veit ,Tom Warren,Christopher Wynter., Music/Video/Soundscape Artists: Patrick Brennan,On Davis,Mahlon Hoard,Joseph Nechvetal,, Crosby Romberger and John Zorn

And that music and other events schedule they have on their website for this event reads something like:
Saturday May 1st, 2:00 – 6:00 pm : Public preview
Saturday May 1st, 7:00 – 10:00 pm : Artist reception
Sunday May 2, 7:00 –10:00 pm : New music and dance: “Ply Conundrium”
Featuring: patrick brennan compositions/saxophone
Lisle Ellis, Hilliard Greene, David Sidman –guitar, Larry Roland-basses, with special invited guests: Tamango-Tap percussion, Bern Nix-guitar, Patrick Holmes-clarinet
Friday May 7, 6:00 –10:00 pm
“Photo-POW presents: POW Debuts the World”
With Photo Slide show & music video presentation from 6-8pm
with BBQ in the Backyard from 8-9pm and live performances from 9-10pm Featuring: ClockWork Cros, Miz Metro,Circa 95 & MC K Swift

Saturday May 8, 6:00 – 10:00 pm Music and Video Saturday Night
New music 7:00 pm with “Cack-A-Lack”
Featuring: Mahlon Hoard–compositions/sax, Justin Veloso–drums, Paul Wheeler–guitar
Video 8:00 – 9:00 pm Featuring video work by:
John Veit: “Corn on Cotton”, video Documentary
“Mutaints” 10min, animation with a twist
Robert Tanzie Thornton:”Tributes”
Video Documentary
Joseph Nechvatal
Music 9:00 – 10:00 pm with “Cack-A-Lack”

Saturday May 15, 6:00 –10:00 pm Music and Video Saturday Night: with…
Music 7:00 pm: Cack-A-Lack featuring Mahlon Hoard, Justin Veloso, Paul Wheeler
Video 8:00 – 9:00 pm : John Veit, Robert Tanzie Thornton, Joseph Nechvatal
Music 9:00 pm: Cack-A-Lack
Sunday May 16 finale, 7:00 – 10:00 pm New Music: On’Ka’a Davis Presents D’Juke Music
On’Ka’a Davis—guitar, electric violin
Electric Meg Montgomery—electric trumpet
Nick Gianni—saxes and flute,
Rhadu Ben Judah—drums
David ‘Riddim-Athon’ Pleasant—drums

And this Tribes Gallery art, music, poetry, performances and bar b ques in the backyard event rocks.
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An Art Show

Hey bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And in my facebookomaniaoholicness, I came across this following art event to be found in that city of New York as one of those many events that seem to appear daily on that facebook website. And every so often I find myself blah blogging about events on this blog for some reason or another, and also because hey, it’s less writing sometimes in my attempt to maintain content for this blog whenever possible in that web 2.0 user generated social media content era. And those facebook events seem to be endless. And this event art rocks. Have a great art day.


Overstimulated is a student-curated takeover of a commercial retail space in lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport, only a few blocks from the student’s university: PACE. A bridge project pulling from the student’s own work to those of their mentors and professors, and extending the collaborators that the student’s have been experimenting with outside of the university, this large scale group show of peers, faculty, and friends represents and celebrates the transition from campus life into the hustling New York art-world.

Almost 50 participating artists with work ranging from fabric installations, interactive sculptures, live painting, photography, film, collage, drawings, and digital illustrations create an immersive environment to explore and lose yourself in throughout the week’s packed schedule of events filled with live music, theater, poetry, and film screenings.

April 22nd – April 29th
Free and open to the public

Organized by Lia Woertendyke & Joe Ahearn
In collaboration w/ BACKYART & SHOWPAPER

Artwork by Andrea Cruz, Joe Ahearn, Stephany Cardet, Lia Woertendyke, Janine Wallach, Shervin Nassi, Tanya Vazirani, Wanda Ward, Brian Rentas, Anastasiya Kizima, Katherine Sohm, Charlotte Cutler, Katie Hart, Erin Giblin, Emily Morris, Roger Sayre, Linda Herrit, Jane Dickson, Barbara Friedman, Will Pappenheimer, Linda Gottesfeld, Charlie Ahearn, Robin Tewes, Liz Laser, Sarah Valeri, Catalina Martinez, Sam Friedman, Liam Alexander, Lara Goetzel, GJ Lee, Astrid Andujar, Santana Dempsey, Jennie Booth, Dana Perrotti, Dave Herr, Diana Federico, Taras Hrabowsky, Eric Williams, Christine Rucker, Francesca Tallone, Jim Earl, Ali Gauss, Kyle Depew, Daniel Giordano, Kelly Orpelia, Charlotte Becket, Kaitlin Gallucci, Jennifer Schwarting (and more and more and more and more and more…)

SCHEDULE (all events begin at 6pm!)

Thursday, April 22nd – OPENING PARTY
performance (w/ live painting) by Colorform
hazing by The Soda Frat

Friday, April 23rd – MUSIC PERFORMANCES
curated by SleepWhenDead with

Ava Luna
Blissed Out


curated by Backyart

performance by Annie Lanzilotto & Fiasco
with live tarot card readings by Marcy Currier

Sunday, April 25th – FILM SCREENING
films by Shervin Nassi, Andrea Cruz, Charlie Ahearn, Taras Hrabowsky, Dave Herr, Catalina Martinez, and Liz Laser

readings by Nina Freeman, Alaina Stamatis, Joe Ahearn, Jordan Michael, Tom Henry, Kyle Breen

Thursday, April 29th – CLOSING PARTY
Square dance lead by The Dust Busters

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ABC No Rio

And on this day finds itself Easter, that holy holiday of the year when Jesus arose, I think. And yet I find myself blogging away on this blog for some reason. And ABC No Rio, that cool arts and beyond venue in the Lower East Side of that city of New York, is having a Ides of March, The Seventh Biennial Building-Wide Exhibition. I know because that facebook event invite I received the other day over at that website says so. And that event reads as follows:

ABC No Rio’s Ides of March
The Seventh Biennial Building-Wide Exhibition
March 19 — April 9

Over 50 Artists on 4 Floors

OPENING: Friday March 19 at 7:00pm

VIEWING HOURS: Sun 1:00-6:00pm
Tues, Wed, Thrs 5:00-9:00pm

CLOSING: Friday April 9 at 7:00pm

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Cesar Arredondo, Fabian Bernbaum, Doris Caçoilo, Christopher Cardinale, Chris Clary, Barrie Cline, Peggy Cyphers, Michael De Pasquale, Nanna Debois Buhl, Charlotte Doglio, Ian Dolton-Thornton, Jade Doskow, Douglas Einar-Olsen, Es Muss Sein Quartet, Mike Estabrook, Lambert Fernando, Fred Fleisher, Flux Factory, Julie Hair, Suckzoo Han, Joann Harrah, Rebecca Howland, Akiko Ichikawa, it/EQ Community Arts Collaborative, Vandana Jain, Darren Jones & Ryan Roa, Just Seeds, Three Wise Goats, Christina Kelly, Sarah Kipp & Phyllis Kipp, Ben Knight, Vikki Law, Emilie Lemakis, Liz N Val, RTST, Jens Maier-Rothe, Julie McCabe, Judith Modrak, Alan Moore, Nsumi Collective, Jann Nunn, Olek, Angela Organ, Perfect Eight, Dave Powell, Dave Pugh, Ed Radford , Michelle Rollman, Scott Seaboldt, Chanika Svetvilas, Subject to Change, Seth Tobocman, Cat Tyc, Vydavy Sindikat, Carol Warner, Jen Zarkzewski & Kristen Rhea van Liew, and Z Collective with Insurgent Theatre


Friday March 26 at 8:00pm
Don’t You Find Us Charming?
Chester Comedy Improv
Special One-Year Anniversary Performance

Sunday March 28 at 7:00pm
A Special COMA Concert
— Andrew Haas soprano sax and Dee Pop drums
— Dom Minasi guitar Blaise Siwula alto sax

Friday April 2 at 8:00pm
Fin de Siècle
Z Collective with Insurgent Theatre

Exhibition funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Dedalus Foundation.

Have a great art Easter day.

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The Armory Show

And that all New York art and beyond seemingly prestigious end all to be all of the art world Armory Show 2010 is happening again this year in that city of New York. I know because all of those ads and announcements for The Walkmen, that is it Brooklyn indie rock and beyond band, who will be playing as part of this art show are to be found seemingly everywhere is this weeks papers. And some of those artist and exhibitors to be found in this years art show and exhibition that has made its way around town again are Art in America, The Art Newspaper, ArtReview, DC Moore Gallery, New York Art World, Marlborough Gallery, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, Elizabeth Dee, I-20, Leo Koenig Inc., Andrew Kreps Gallery, Pierogi, PaceWildenstein, Focus:Berlin and others. And the list goes on and on. Have a great Armory Modern Arts Week day.

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