Post image for Notes on Chris Ofili’s Day and Night at The New Museum

It only took me three months to see the Chris Ofili show at The New Museum but, boy, am I glad I made that happen last week. It’s fucking incredible—I left the museum euphoric. And the three floor show of paintings, drawings, and sculpture has been extended until the end of the weekend, so you’ve still got time to see it. I can’t recommend doing so highly enough.

Post image for AFC Guide to Public Art: When an 800-Person Band Ruled Brooklyn

Brooklyn the Unknowable—never a better way to describe the motley borough. With that in mind, I wondered why Prospect Park has a bust of Mozart.

business gifA big news day for GIFs: Image-hosting site Imgur has released a video-to-GIF tool, and the GIF search engine Giphy announced raising $17 million in new funding. What do these two tech stories have in common? GIFs are being touted as the next wave in mobile-media consumption. Today, GIFs officially go corporate.

Post image for A Bill to Save Your Studios, New Yorkers

If the Small Business Jobs Survival Act passes, artists will get some bargaining chips.

Post image for The Making of “Hamilton Fish”: Rachel Mason’s Eight-Year Saga

“I do believe that there is cosmic synchronicity that we don’t understand,” Rachel Mason told me on a chilly night in her Long Island City studio. Eight years ago, she began researching an eighty-year-old newspaper story for her new opera “The Lives of Hamilton Fish”– the making of which, alone, is a long story.

Post image for Two Experts on Art Law: Franklin Boyd and Sarah Conley Odenkirk

“Two Experts On…” is a new periodic interview series in which we’ve asked a maven in a creative field to talk shop, in nerdy detail, with a fellow specialist.

This edition, two art lawyers discuss the behind-the-scenes details of art legalities, art world ethics, and ethical gray areas.