Steel sculpture by William Tarr
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, 1985, in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus
122 Amsterdam, between 65th and 66th Street, Lincoln Square, Manhattan West
December 30th, 2018
It was December 30th, 2018 and we were getting ready to welcome another year in the City.
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Hudson River Greenway
December 30th, 2018
An alternative title could have been ”The Andy Warhol Clan”.
The exhibition was set to explore how The Velvet Underground influenced modern music, fashion, art, and popular culture in Lou Reed’s native city. Yet, so many were the references to Andy Warhol, he might as well have been part of the band. One couldn’t take two steps in The City’s artistic sphere without stumbling upon Warhol. The man who created ”superstars” would become a superstar himself.
Marjorie Strider in front of Girl with Radish, 1965
This painting was the icon of the 1964 exhibition ”First International Girlie Show” at the Pace Gallery, where Strider exposed along with several soon-to-be stars of the movement, including Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein
Nathan’s Famous, 1965
Gathering in front of a restaurant in Lou Reed’s favourite seaside resort, Coney Island. In May 1969, the Velvet Underground recorded a song called Coney Island Steeplechase. In 1975, Lou Reed’s fifth solo album was entitled Coney Island Baby.
Diane Arbus, 1967
The photographer participates in a pacifist and psychedelic gathering organized by New York students
Louise Bourgeois and Robert Goldwater, 1963
The French sculptor, a New Yorker by adoption, and the art historian Robert Goldwater, her husband, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Edward Hopper, 1965
The painter of urban loneliness, facing his easel. Is it possible that Edward Hopper had an impact on Lou Reed? The first song of The Velvet Underground & Nico, Sunday Morning, is a troubling reference to the atmosphere of Hopper’s 1930 painting, Early Sunday Morning
Death to the Highway!, 1962
Protest against the upcoming construction of an urban highway, the Lower Manhattan Expressway, which would have resulted in the expropriation of thousands of Greenwich Village residents. As a result of the mobilization, the project was abandoned
John Cale, Lou Reed and Andy Warhol at the Ocean Club, NYC
July 1976 – Photography by Bob Gruen
December 16th, 2018
Three Heads Fountain (Three Andrews) (detail), 2005, epoxy resin, fiberglass, wire, hoses, immersible pump, rubber-lined basin, water;
Bruce Nauman, Three Heads Fountain (Juliet, Andrew, Rinde) (detail), 2005, epoxy resin, fiberglass, wire, hoses, immersible pump, rubber-lined basin, water;
From Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts @MoMA PS1
December 14th, 2018
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