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A Modern Woman by a Modern Man

Artists are collectors. Artists are hoarders. They save things that catch their eye. They save things they love. They save things that have historical significance and things that will be important for the future. They are hoarders… even though they may not physically keep things piled up around them...

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SIXTY Listens: Spoon “Inside Out”

Weeks before the August 5th release of Spoon’s latest effort, They Want My Soul, we’ve already been delivered a handful of excellent singles. From the twangy, classic rock directness of “Rent I Pay” to familiar buoyancy of “Do You,” the songs are varied in style and emotion—the manic inconsistency...

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Lisa Cooley Gallery Takes Us on an LES Acid Trip

Imagine the 21st century version of a 1960’s LSD trip: people frolicking naked through sunlit, candy-colored fields while stars twinkle from above, a colorful reality dissecting itself into wooden blocks and then rearranging itself like a puzzle, space and air bending and reflecting abstractions of light and fluorescent patterns. No...

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SIXTY Eats: Nolita’s Estela

Two bites into dinner at Estela, one of East Houston’s most welcome additions to the neighborhood, it has been decided: This place is perfect. Striking a balance between remarkable food and a relaxed atmosphere, and run by a friendly staff who knows their stuff (but doesn’t make you feel...

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Aaron Rose’s Coney Island

The Coney Island of today is but a shadow of what it once was. As far back as the 1830s, the beachside community was a shining oasis from the city grime, and—long, long before you could get there by taking the F train—was far enough away that it felt...

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The Multifaceted Nature of Sigmar Polke

Artists should have the ability to be diverse in their creative process. They should show a viewer something that they have never seen before… or knew that they wanted to see, for that matter. And said viewers should be able to follow the artist’s thought process in whatever subject through whatever medium which...

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Brice Dellsperger’s “Body Double”

We live in a fast-paced world, where our tolerance for patience and beauty–and all its subtleties–is often limited, our lives so filled as they are by the instant gratification that technology provides. It’s rare to muster the strength to simply put down our phones and experience something unique. Observing anything that...

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Celebrating the Irrational with Artist Zeren Badar

Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Turkish-born New York-based artist Zeren Badar recreates classical work with a pop-worthy irreverence. His “Accident Series”–aptly named, given its genesis, but we’ll get to that later–became something of an Internet sensation last year, when the image doyens at Tumblr scooped up one of his...

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Josef Hoflehner: Planes and Paradise

There are few things in this world as relaxing as a day at the beach, and few things more stressful than nearly every single aspect of traveling by plane. The gross juxtaposition of both come together in a beautiful series of black and white photographs found in Josef Hoflehner ‘s book,...

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Cartoons in Chaos: Mélanie Matranga

Recent winner of Frieze London’s inaugural Artist Award, Paris-based Mélanie Matranga’s pen and ink drawings are a lesson in less is more… much, much more. At once overstimulating and sterile, Mantranga’s subjects exist in a minimalist environment that manages to supply the viewer with an almost unexpected claustrophobia, an unbridled...

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