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Art Market Hamptons – Big City Art Comes to Town

Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Clear blue skies. Ocean breezes. Picturesque villages. Last weekend was the time, once again, for Art Market Hamptons. Art fairs and the Hamptons make perfect

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Reimagining The World: Robert De Niro, Sr.
Moving Beyond the Fixed Image

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Light shone on Robert De Niro, Sr., when, in 1946 his paintings were exhibited at Peggy Guggenheim’s influential gallery, Art of This Century.  It was

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Selfies – A Boost to Self Promotion and Self Esteem

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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When I was a teen, our “selfies” consisted of piling into a photo booth at an amusement park and posing for a series of four

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Then and Now: Artists Who Defined Cultural Movements
Dominate New York’s Fall Art Season

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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New York’s fall art season is well underway and in an unusual turn five major museums are presenting a wide range of exhibitions from a

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England Swings: Noel Coward in Jazz

Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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Welcomed by Todd Barkan, Program Director of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Eric Comstock and his trio gently mambo us into “You Were There.” England Swings is

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Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Paris, between World War I and II, was a glorious era for the arts (Proust, Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, The Ballet Russes). It was also a

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The Importance of Being Hans:
Hans Hofmann Modernizes the Moderns

Friday, April 13th, 2012
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Painter, teacher and mentor Hans Hofmann’s considerable reputation as an innovator of ideas and methods, as well as one of the great influences on American

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The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso
And the Parisian Avant Garde

Friday, February 24th, 2012
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Ten years in the making, The Steins Collect, a stunning exhibition, not only offers us great paintings by Matisse and Picasso (as well as Bonnard,

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