Jen Deppe Parker

6 Coffee Table Books for the Fashion Set

In honor of the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week and its migration over the Atlantic, we’ve selected six designer-themed tomes to keep with the season’s sartorial spirit. Whether you are a bonafide member of the fashion set and recovering from last week’s events or just someone who revels in the history of...

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Dana Schutz: Fight in an Elevator

In Dana Schutz’s latest show, Fight in an Elevator, each composition is confined to the space its respective subject matter. The contents of the work push up against the perimeter, breaking the fourth wall and giving the viewer a sense of being within the painting itself, rather than providing simply a traditional...

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6 Must-See Fall Art Openings

After a very long summer dry spell, the wait is over: September 10 rings in the start of New York’s fall art season. With shows and exhibitions aplenty, it can be hard to decide which to attend. The following six are a great jumping-off point for the culturally minded, in our humble...

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The Best of the Whitney Museum

As New York galleries continue the last moments of their summer lull, we look towards museums to pick up the cultural slack, so to speak. This week, we venture to the newly relocated and recently opened Whitney Museum, now in the Meatpacking District and perched above the Hudson River, to uncover some particularly...

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6 Must-Have Surf Photography Books

The phenomenal allure of the deep in full swell, the appeal of a laid-back beach culture mentality: The world’s obsession with surfing has only become stronger since its pop culture inception in the early 1960s. Whether you are a seasoned pro riding giants on the North Shore or a grom catching...

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Behind “The Woman in Gold”

On the Upper East Side of New York City sits a woman in one of the most distinguished mansions on Fifth Avenue. Her hazel eyes look past you with longing. Her cheeks flush, her lips pursed as if about to speak, each pale hand clasped around the other. A large diamond...

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6 NYC Art Shows to Catch Before Summer Ends

August is a tough month in New York City for stand-out art shows, what with everyone preoccupied with trotting off on last-ditch vacations and all. Though you won’t find the bounty of work you might encounter in later months, there are still a smattering of solid offerings to get you through the last...

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Yoko Ono’s ‘One Woman Show’ at the MoMA

In late 1971, Yoko Ono advertised her “one woman show,” titled Museum of Modern art, to be held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Convinced this was a real exhibition, visitors arrived to find little evidence of her work. Now, over 40 years later, the Museum of...

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The Best Rock ‘n’ Roll Photography Books

Musicians have the ability to influence historical significance, shift popular culture, and define particular moments of a listener’s life. It is an undeniably important form. The listening public looks to photographs, taken by photographers who lurk in the shadows of the stage, to transform musicians into pop culture stars. The following books include images that have become legendary,...

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The Transportation Business at Jane Lombard

During the summer, many galleries in New York City gather work to display in group shows. Curators find some commonality within the pieces and name the exhibits accordingly, however obscure they may be. Still, within all this seeming randomness, there are some shining beacons of light that construe a...

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