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Art Fairs: Sellers and buyers, VIPs and opening access, observers and the selfie culture, Instagram hits that everyone tags and nobody remembers, and crowds, crowds, crowds. Seemingly lost in these convention halls of art gallery cubicles with their offerings of elegant, decorative, opulent, stuffy, coercive and inventive overload of visual inventories are the artists and the art lovers. Armory Week in New York is no different, with the except for one fair: SPRING/BREAK.

SPRING/BREAK gives you the one element that is missing in the standard art fair, the immersive museum exhibition experience. In their own words: “SPRING/BREAK Art Show, (the brain child of Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori) is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week.”

It is a curator driven art fair that considers the intimate viewing experience within the large scale cluster format. Here, you can meet and talk to artists and curators directly as you explore in any direction you choose.

Last year, SPRING/BREAK reversed the corporate convention hall format that most art fairs embrace by having their show in the old Vanity Fair corporate offices in Time Square. Instead of art that complies to corporate cubicle fair format, art adapts, reacts, interprets, and even ignores the corporate environment. Each edition is unique and this year’s STRANGER COMES TO TOWN promises to deliver another exceptional experience, so don’t miss it!

The Seventh Annual Fair will be held from March 6th  – March 12th, 2018 at 4 Times Square. Passes can be obtained here:

Below are images from last year’s edition: BLACK MIRROR

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Thoughts, fears, and fantasies and the day-to-day realities of Crumb family life. Kominsky and Crumb met in 1972. Together, they have created a joint portrait of their lives, from the underground days of the Bay Area in the 70s to life in the south of France, where they moved permanently in 1991.




Out of the late 70’s early southern California punk rock scene came the art of Raymond Pettibon. An artjourney at began with creating posters and album art and landed in galleries, museums and the homes of major art collectors. Pettibon’s comic-like drawings are full of disturbing, ironic or ambiguous text that sometimes gets violent and anti-authoritarian.









I visited the New Museum in the Lower East Side on December 27, 2016 to see the Pipilotti Rist show Pixel Forest and then to Time Square’s Midnight Moment program in January to see Open My Glade (Flatten).



The Dead C from Dunedin, New Zealand arrived in Brooklyn to perform at the First Unitarian Church on 10/20/2016.

Bruce Russell – Guitar
Michael Morley – Guitar / Vocals (Wreck Small Speakers On Expensive Stereos)
Robbie Yeats – Drums (Could not make it due to visa troubles)




I took a day visiting Long Island City to see Alanna Heiss, FORTY features the works of over 40 artists who participated in the 1970s alternative art spaces movement. Here is some of what I saw.

FORTY features work by Cecile Abish, Laurie Anderson, Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, James Bishop, Daniel Buren, Colette, Ron Gorchov, Dan Graham, Robert Grosvenor, Marcia Hafif, David Hammons, Jene Highstein, Nancy Holt, Bill Jensen, Richard “Dickie” Landry, Barry Le Va, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, John McCracken, Mary Miss, Max Neuhaus, Richard Nonas, Brian O’Doherty, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Howardena Pindell, Robert Ryman, Alan Saret, Joel Shapiro, Judith Shea, Charles Simonds, Keith Sonnier, Pat Steir, Michelle Stuart, Lawrence Weiner, Doug Wheeler, Jackie Winsor, and Robert Yasuda.

Some are pictured above plus Vito Acconci.


Jaap Blonk touring the USA to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dada brought his voice to Trans-Pecos in Ridgewood and collaborated with Gil Kuno, Elliott Sharp and Ches Smith on July 5, 2015.