In the last year, Bansky has been consistently in the news starting with the loss of a two-year court fight in September 2020 over the trademark rights of one of his iconic artworks known as the “Flower Thrower”. In October 2020, amid the pandemic, his “Show me the Monet” painting sold for 10 million. In March 2021 he auctioned “Game Changer” that sold for 22 million donating all the proceeds to a health care charity in response to the COVID crisis. This summer Banksy is back in the news with plenty of ads about an immersive exhibition on his life and art coming to major cities in the US slated for NYC from June- November 2021.
During the first week of May, the annual Frieze Art Fair was back in New York City with a lot less pomp than usual. The Frieze Art Fair in NYC happens to be one of my favorite shows. They also sponsor a show in Los Angeles, London and now Seoul. The Frieze Art Fair features an extensive list of local and international contemporary art galleries, and commissioned artists’ projects, as well as variety of art education forums and a magazine . This year it was not held at Randall’s Island since the number of galleries was down to about 1/3 and mostly US based. International galleries were missing and clearly the difference was apparent as much of the art work was not as diverse or excitingly. Restrictions to get in were…..
Tired of sheltering and dealing with the cold weather? We are all yearning when we can begin to do day trips, weekend gateways and make plans to new travel destinations. A chance to breathe and enjoy the air of a new destination, a welcoming change to our immediate surroundings. Spring can not arrive soon enough, as many of us are dealing with another dose of snowy, freezing weather. Once the temperature climbs to 40 degrees and hopefully vaccinated, I plan to get away for day trips to New York City……..
The city of Newark, New Jersey, has indeed seen worse days as it grapples with its economy in what has historically been a predominately black and brown urban center. In the last 20 years, Newark has tried to overcome its….
For the last ten years, I have been attending art fairs in many of the cities that I have visited during my travels and in New York City, about 35 minutes from where I live in New Jersey. I have listed some of the most popular art fairs both in…..
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