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Walton Ford’s “Watercolors” at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Imagine a world where a gigantic viper swallows hundreds of birds at once, a baboon drunk with power fires a revolver in the air, a gorilla numbed with shock watches the world she knows disappear from her Zeppelin window as she moves to America. Welcome to the imagination of...

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The Underground: Kat Irlin’s Guide to NYC

Photographer Kat Irlin possess the sort of soft, feminine eye capable of singlehandedly transforming a city made of concrete and steel. Through her lens, Irlin documents life in New York with her signature perspective, frame by frame. It’s the type of perspective that connects so well with so many...

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NYC’s Ultimate Summer Sail

If UB40’s “Red Red Wine” playing on the speakers overhead doesn’t get you in the summer spirit, we don’t know what will. Manhattan by Sail’s Clipper City cruise is an excellent way to see the city from an alternative perspective. One can only fully soak in the absurd grandeur...

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SIXTY Reads: Lee Friedlander’s “The Little Screens”

With the entire proverbial world available on our smartphones, libraries of books housed within thin slabs of metal and LED, it’s easy to forget the era when the television reigned as the dominant medium through which information was handed to us—not conveniently a la carte like today, of course,...

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Rae Morris “Do You Even Know?”

The beautifully affected, hyper-stylized video for Rae Morris’ “Do You Even Know?” brings to mind the fashionably awkward (though less ’80s gauche) posturing of Guy Bourdin. Directed by Nadia Marquard Otzen, previously responsible for Niki and the Dove’s excellent video for “Tomorrow,” the shoot conveys the paralyzing discomfort of being...

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SIXTY Sees: Nobuyoshi Araki’s “Love On the Left Eye”

Known for his deftly artful erotic photography, Nobuyoshi Araki recently experienced what one imagines to be an artist’s worst nightmare: loss of vision. A retinal artery obstruction back in October claimed sight from his right eye. But one man’s seemingly catastrophic loss is another’s creative gain. In his latest...

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Robert Longo’s “Gang of Cosmos” at Metro Pictures

Robert Longo is a rare commodity in an age where most artists of his stature often become more consumed by the business of art rather than the process of physically making it. Longo epitomizes what a successful artist should be: he is a perfectionist, he executes his art with methodical precision around...

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The Interrogator with Celia Rowlson-Hall

If you haven’t seen New York filmmaker and choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall’s insanely comedic, highly satirical, tragically spot-on spoof vid on the auditioning process, you are missing out. Combining dry humor with outrageous physicality, Hall adds a much-needed dash of art to humdrum piles of YouTube videos clogging up the...

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The Underground: Kalen Hollomon’s Guide To People Watching

Using a combination of collage, photography, and a little bit of Photoshop, Hollomon creates mixed media images rife with a wicked sense of humor, tongue always planted firmly in cheek. Despite its irreverence, the goal goes deeper. “I am always concerned with what lies beneath the surface. I hope...

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Block Party: Orchard Street, Manhattan

Hey, the more you know. In the early 19th century, trees were traded in for tenements, where a host of hardships awaited hundreds of thousands of immigrants over the next hundred some-odd years. That is, of course, until gentrification eventually crept in around the early aughts and slammed into...

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