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Assemblages of buildings in New York City by Heather Kocsis

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Through the darkness, there will always be light… , oil on wood, 55” x 42” x 12”, 2013

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Canada based artist Heather Kocsis creates three-dimensional assemblages depicting buildings inspired by ones she viewed on the streets of New York City. Using salvaged wood, Kocsis constructs miniature fire escapes, staircases and . . . → Read More: Assemblages of buildings in New York City by Heather Kocsis

Aerial panoramic photo of Central Park in New York City by Sergey Semenov

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Today is the day for breathtaking shots.

Here is an aerial panoramic photo of New York City’s Central Park by Russian photographer Sergey Semenov. Semonov travels the world shooting aerial images from helicopters. He then stitches them together using Photoshop. Semonov’s image of Central Park won 1st prize in the amateur category of the Epson . . . → Read More: Aerial panoramic photo of Central Park in New York City by Sergey Semenov

“The Wilderness Project” photographs merging wildlife in New York City by Britannie Bond

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Seeing a reflection of a herd of buffalo in the window of the subway would be a welcome relief for my eyes, weary of day-long floor-to-ceiling views of concrete, metal and asphalt. New York City based artist Britannie Bond may have had this is mind when creating her new series called “The Wilderness Project.” . . . → Read More: “The Wilderness Project” photographs merging wildlife in New York City by Britannie Bond

R.I.P Franz West

"The Ego and The Id" by Franz West, installed in Central Park, New York City (photo credit: )

“The Ego and The Id” by Franz West, installed in Central Park, New York City (photo credit: NYCLOVESNYC )

Austrian contemporary artist Franz West died yesterday at age 65. West was known for his whimsical and non-ideological art objects ad installations. As an iconoclast, his works challenged the idea of serious art as and autonomous . . . → Read More: R.I.P Franz West

A store interior composed of 25,000 brown paper bags

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How’s this for far-out texture? A wall lined with 25,000 open brown paper bags. Designed by New York based architect Jeremy Barbour of Tacklebox Architecture, OWEN is a boutique selling clothing from emerging designers. The rows of stacked bags lining the wall and ceiling match the industrial vibe of its surroundings, the Meat Packing . . . → Read More: A store interior composed of 25,000 brown paper bags

“Taste of New York City” video by Jason Allen Lee

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A nice video by Memphis-based Jason Allen Lee taken while vacationing in New York City.

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A timelapse video of One World Trade Center being constructed from 2004-2012

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On April 30, 2012, One World Trade Center – also called 1 WTC or the Freedom Tower – became the tallest building in New York City, surpassing the height of the Empire State Building. Next spring (2013) it will open to the public as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, with its spire . . . → Read More: A timelapse video of One World Trade Center being constructed from 2004-2012

870,000 newly-released vintage photos of New York City available online

In this Oct. 7, 1914 photo, painters are suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Painters suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge, Oct. 7, 1914.

On Tuesday, the Bloomberg administration released a treasure trove of 870,000 digitized images and media from the New York City Department of Records. This vast collection includes photographs dated from 1858, color images from the 1980s of every building in the city, and . . . → Read More: 870,000 newly-released vintage photos of New York City available online

Whitney Biennial 2012

A dancer in Sarah Michelson’s “Devotion Study #1 — The American Dancer”

A dancer in Sarah Michelson’s “Devotion Study #1 — The American Dancer”, photo from the NYTimes

Roberta Smith (NYTimes art critic) is calling the 2012 Whitney Biennial “One of the best Whitney Biennials in recent memory.” She continues “… it places on an equal footing art objects and time-based art — not just video . . . → Read More: Whitney Biennial 2012

Massive sculptures made from everyday objects by Will Ryman at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York City

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"Bird" 2012 actual and fabricated steel nails 144 x 192 inches

Artist Will Ryman has three astounding installations at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea, New York City. In each of the three installations, Ryman challenges our perceptions of scale and space by using massive quantities of small mundane objects to create surrealist subjects.

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