Really, 10 Montieth Street raises the bar for development. It’s more than an apartment complex; it’s a mall for wealthy hipsters. Maybe it would be nice to include more affordable housing units in there, too?
This fall, the Joan Mitchell Foundation launches its first artists-in-residence program at their brand-new studio facilities in New Orleans’ historic Tremé neighborhood. The inaugural residents come from all over the United States.
Today, Art F City received notice from the 2015 MFA graduates that they have created a petition to oust Roski School of Fine Arts Dean Erica Muhl. In an open letter, they describe how, under her tenure, the program has suffered a “systematic downward trajectory.”
Manhattan galleries continue to migrate east. Case in point: KANSAS, which has spent several years in Tribeca on Franklin Street, will start making the move this summer to 210 Rivington Street. The Lower East Side is known for its emerging galleries, home-grown boutiques, dumplings—and some artists still live and work there. Tribeca, on the other hand, is where celebrities and their pooches vie for sidewalk space among million-dollar apartments.
It’s not every day that you see an $85-million listing for a Montauk estate once owned by Andy Warhol; the current owner of the five-home compound is J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. Yes, that is a confederate flag hanging above the couch.
Art gives power to the already-powerful. But when the powerful are dethroned, their art usually comes tumbling down with them. That’s political iconoclasm: the destruction of statues, monuments, and images by those newly in power. Out with the old, in with the new.