Artworks & exhibitions in New York

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New York boasts world-class institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim, where visitors can explore numerous artistic styles and periods. Together with its other institutions, such as the world’s leading auction houses and galleries, the city became the global powerhouse of the art world.

New York City’s influence on the global art landscape extends beyond its art spaces. It’s a city where art is not confined to museums. It’s woven into the very fabric of public spaces. Beyond the museum walls, the city’s streets serve as an ever-changing canvas for street art and graffiti. Parks and plazas are adorned with sculptures and installations, making art accessible to all.

Isamu Noguchi - Red Cube, 1968, steel, aluminum, 24 feet tall, installation view, 140 Broadway, New York feat

Isamu Noguchi’s Red Cube sculpture – A masterpiece in New York

Red Cube is a gigantic monumental sculpture by the American landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi, located out in Lower Manhattan. The minimalist masterpiece combines architecture and art, creating a fascinating monochromatic cube that balances nimbly on one of its corners. Notwithstanding its title, Red Cube isn’t an actual cube but rather looks as though […]

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Agnes Denes - Wheatfield - A Confrontation, 1982, Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan

Why did Agnes Denes create this Wheatfield in New York?

Agnes Denes is a renowned Hungary-American and artist with numerous pioneering artworks that carried a prophetic message. She is known for her groundbreaking use of metallic inks and other non-traditional materials in creating an unusual body of exquisitely rendered prints and drawings that delineate her explorations in philosophy, mathematics, science, geography, and other disciplines. In

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That time when Maurizio Cattelan posed as Picasso

Maurizio Cattelan’s works have earned him a reputation as a provocateur and a prankster. He also created some of the most memorable pieces in contemporary art. Cattelan’s art covers a range of subjects, from culture to history and religion. His sculptures arouse humor and controversy by criticizing societal evils, abuse of power, and authority. At

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Some of Vito Acconci’s most influential performance pieces

Vito Acconci is one of the most influential American artists. He was a poet, an architect, and a pioneer of performance art. Acconci is commemorated in art history for his artworks, including the ones we are going to discuss in this article. Influence His artwork involved crossing the boundaries, including the public-private, real-world, and art

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Huang Yong Ping’s Bank of Sand – A clever 20 ton sculpture

In 2018, Gladstone Gallery in New York presented a rare spectacle of art; Bank of Sand, Sand of Bank. A thought-provoking artwork, from renown Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping. Bank of Sand, Sand of Bank is a monumental piece, stretching 6 meters in length, 4.3 meters in width, and standing 3.5 meters tall. Modeled after

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Garry Winogrand’s Women are beautiful – 50 years later

New York native born Garry Winogrand (b. 1928) is known to be the pioneer of street photography. In his Women are Beautiful series, he walked the streets of the United States and captured women in photography. The photographs were in quick and precise timing and through different angles. Winogrand picked the right period for his

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Candida Höfer helps you discovering the world’s most stunning libraries

Nobody ever thinks of standing in the library aisles to take photographs, apart from Candida Höfer of course. She not only does a great job of bringing out the beautiful aspects of the spaces between books she takes but also captures the intensity of the reading mood. With no effort to stage any of the

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Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room – What makes it a crowd pleaser?

Walter de Maria was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century having participated in four popular movements including installation art, minimalism, land art, and conceptual art. He was an astute artist who drew upon elements of sublime and mathematical absolutes in some of his installations and large-scale sculptures. Walter de Maria revolutionized

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