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Artist FRIDGE’s ‘FreezerBurn Factory’ Is a Playful Take On an A.I. Takeover

Much of New York’s copious art can be seen in exhibitions in museums and galleries, murals inside and outside of local businesses and restaurants and even large public installations along the streets of Manhattan, but another art form that greatly contributes to the vibrancy of NYC is graffiti. It’s these spray-painted masterpieces scattered around New York City that left a mark on the Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist FRIDGE, whose solo exhibition “FreezerBurn Factory” at the Lower East S

Artist Vince Fraser’s A.I.-Powered ‘Ase: Afro Frequencies’ Is Now On View in New York City

Walking into ARTECHOUSE, you’re immersed in beautifully tranquil electronic music: the beating of a drum paired with spoken word. On the walls around you, the energetic and electrifying moving imagery of futuristic environments and animated golden sculptures of Black people tell a carefully crafted story of the Black experience and, moreover, Black excellence. This is the award-winning “Ase: Afro Frequencies” by London-based artist Vince Fraser, now on view in New York City for the first time.

Christie’s Post-War to Present Sale Led by Cy Twombly Netted $21.5m

Last week, the March contemporary art auctions at Christie's in New York brought few surprises but some notable sales. In the “Contemporary Edition: New York” auction, Sol LeWitt’s Irregular Zig Zag Bands sold for $20,160, over one hundred times its low estimate. A Fernando Botero bronze, Dancers, achieved more than 260 percent of its low estimate to sell at $3,922,000 in the “Latin America Art” live auction. And the “Post-War to Present” live sale brought in more than half of the $39,131,579 re

Inside Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s Exclusive Art Auction in a Private L.A. Skating Rink

At the start of Frieze in Los Angeles, the much-anticipated week of contemporary art fairs and events in L.A., a special auction took place at the personal home skating rink of Jimmy Iovine, cofounder of Interscope Records, and his wife, English model Liberty Ross.

The star-studded event, which raised $2.48 million for the Iovine and Young Center, a magnet school for high schoolers preparing for careers in design, technology and entrepreneurship, was co-hosted by Sotheby's, the school founders

Is ARTECHOUSE’s ‘World of AI·magination’ the Future of Art?

A 6,000-square-foot futuristic art space hides below the popular food hall and shopping hub that is New York City’s Chelsea Market, and the unassuming white-on-black sign on the brick wall outside belies the intensity of what visitors experience. What lies beneath the market is ARTECHOUSE, an immersive technology-powered art space that aims to “stimulate interest in the limitless possibilities of creative innovation and to push the boundaries of what is possible.”

ARTECHOUSE’s current exhibitio

Pipilotti Rist Explores Interior and Exterior in Two Chelsea Galleries

Walking into Luhring Augustine on 24th Street, gallery visitors must pass a large red textile work quilted with multiple colorful patterns: Pipilotti Rist’s Textile Gleichzeitigkeit (Joey Foulard) (2023). More signpost than barrier, it still transports you into the world of the Swiss visual art pioneer. Rist’s “Prickling Goosebumps & a Humming Horizon” is a two-gallery show, on view now at Luhring Augustine and Hauser & Wirth’s West 22nd Street location.


At the entrance are small-scale works

Brooklyn Rides Trains from the past Back in Time at New York Transit Museum’s Annual ‘Parade of Trains’

Brooklyn Rides Trains from the past Back in Time at New York Transit Museum’s Annual ‘Parade of Trains’

BRIGHTON BEACH, Brooklyn - The New York Transit Museum hosted itstheir annual ‘Parade of Trains,’ of featuring rides on vintage rail cars between the Brighton Beach and Kings Highway (B/Q) train stations for a ride back in time this on Saturday for Saturday taking place between the Brighton Beach and Kings Highway (B/Q) train stations with only a $2.90 swipe of a MetroCard or tap via OMNY.

The event took place on Saturday, September 9th from 11AM - 4PM and will expand into Sunday, September 10th at the same time. RSubway riders, rail -fans, and vintage-lovers alike waited on the sunny and humid elevated subway platform– rain or shine, to take the trains along the old BMT line between Brighton Line back and forth between Brighton Beach and Kings Highway stations. Attendees rodewere able to ride different antique trains from different eras that are part of have been saved in the museum’s collection, which includeding the R-1/9s that were in service in the 1930s, BMT Standards that were retired in the 1960s, and BU Gate Cars that were built as late as 1907.

“For once in my life, I feel like I am in my element and everyone is out of place.” said 25-year-old independent artist and vintage lover of Skillman, New Jersey, David Szathmary. “I was born in 1921 at heart and I go by ‘That 40s Kid’. I love anything to do with trains and vintage scenes.”

Rail enthusiasts lined the platform sporting MTA shirts, train engineer caps and period clothing that matched the era the trains were in service – suits, suspenders and pleated pants.

Ridership were seen along the platform in NY Transit Museum and MTA merchandise such as T-shirts with train line logos, others wore train engineer hats and compared the train cars to their figurines, and some dressed in vintage fashion consisting of suits, pleated pants and suspenders, and pin-up styles.

“For once in my life, I feel like I am in my element and everyone is out of place.” said 25-year-old independent artist and vintage lover of Skillman, New Jersey, David Szathmary. “I was born in 1921 at heart and I go by ‘That 40s Kid’. I love anything to do with trains and vintage scenes.”

MTA transit and museum staff worked alongside one another and ensured that the trains would continue to operate smoothly. Not all rides were smooth. The BU Gate Car had just pulled out of the which station?? station when the motor stopped running because of ?? and transit Museum staffpersonnel ran onto the tracks and hopped over the live untouchable charged third-rail so that the what era was the train from?? preserved railcar loaded with passengers made it to the next stop. got back to the platform safely.

47-year-old National Guard Veteran of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Jesse Figueroa stated, “As a fan who comes yearly, our job is to make sure everyone is calm when there are technical difficulties. It is all part of the experience of this event. Trains from 1903 are running in 2023, it is unheard of.”

“As a fan who comes yearly, our job is to make sure everyone is calm when there are technical difficulties,” said Jesse Figueroa, 47, of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. “It’s all part of the experience of this event. Trains from 1903 are running in 2023. It is unheard of.”

As train conductors sounded their train horns, fans of all generations lined up to get on board – from young children who smiled at the antique railcars to elderly people reliving the aesthetic of their youthful years assembled to board. Trains were filled with discussion of the different specs of the trains and vintage train advertisements.

“Trains are in my blood and DNA. My father was a train operator.” said 38-year-old NYC Sanitation Department worker Zorick Johnson fromof Port Richmond, Staten Island, Zorick Johnson. “I go back in time and enjoy this mix of history along these platforms.”

Coffee Aficionados Grab Their “Cup of Joe” at The New York Coffee Festival

Coffee Aficionados Grab Their “Cup of Joe” at The New York Coffee Festival

Thousands of attendees experience different coffees, teas, foods, music, and more.

NEW YORK – New Yorkers immersed themselves in the multi-sensory experience of coffee at the seventh annual New York Coffee Festival this Saturday at the Metropolitan Pavilion event venue in Chelsea, Manhattan.

Lined up in the morning drizzle, ticket holders set out to access over 100 vendors and sample coffees and teas from around the world. The exhibition celebration consisted of coffee lovers, baristas, and business owners as well as those who are looking to know more about the beverage and the industry as a whole. The three-day event runs spanning from October 6th to October 8th, with organizers expecting had an expected 12,000 attendees.

“There is a caffeinated energy about New York,” said CEO of Allegra Events and Founder of The New York Coffee Festival of Camden, London, Jeffrey Young. “This is a city that thrives on coffee.”

The event consisted of 67 exhibitors ranging from cafes, coffee roasters, coffee machine manufacturers, and more across three floors filled with a smoky aroma of coffee beans and the sounds of high-energy crowds and the brewing of drip coffee. Lines hugged the vibrant vendor installations with eagerness to taste and devour espresso shots and lattes.

“Espresso is the sexiest form of coffee,” said 52-year-old Atomo Beanless Coffee CEO of Seattle, Washington, Andy Kletisch. “Through partnering with scientists for four years, we were able to create sustainable coffee that looks, tastes, and acts like coffee from the bean.”

Exhibitor, Atomo Beanless Coffee, produces coffee with upcycled materials and superfoods in order to address coffee’s contributions to deforestation. For those interested in learning about coffee, its history, growing process, and sourcing, the event has information readily available through different exhibitors and panels.

Their “Brewing Success” panelists discussed different tips and advised people on how to get their start in the coffee industry. They illustrated the hospitality needed in order to work in the industry and how the customer experience is having the barista know their name and order.

“We are an extension of their home.” said Slate Cafe co-owner Zach Israel on the panel. “I fell in love with the routine of starting people’s day during the morning rush.”

All profits from the festival will be donated to an NYC-based charity called Project Waterfall. Their mission is to supply water projects in coffee-growing regions.

“Coffee to me equals community.” said 31-year-old Blank Street manager from Savannah, Georgia, Blake Hammond. “I’ve been working in the coffee world for seven years and I am happy about what I do.”