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Art Features Archive

November 6, 2006
Houses on Fire

This year may bring the craziest set of sales yet.

October 23, 2006
Show and Tell: Making Art Out of Making Art

For his forthcoming book, Artists (Edition 7L/Steidl), the former Columbia art-history student spent the past six years touring studios and biennials for the privilege of seeing contemporary art “when it’s halfway done, almost there.”

October 2, 2006
Take a Walk on the (Not So) Wild Lower East Side

Even though the New Museum’s not reopening on the Bowery until next year, the area is already reconsolidating its reputation as an arts district. What’s worth seeing—or not?

July 17, 2006
An Afternoon in Chelsea

Summer in Chelsea is when gallerists are more likely found in Quogue or Crete, leaving behind shows often seen as seasonal filler. But that doesn’t mean the neighborhood isn’t worth a visit, as this—the first in a regular series of gallery tours—proves.

July 10, 2006
Show and Tell: Coney Island Lore

Part of an extensive personal archive of plans, drawings, and photographs picturing famous attractions like the carousel, assembled by the late Coney enthusiast and historian Frederick Fried, they go on view for the first time at Ricco/Maresca Gallery this week.

June 19, 2006
Our Dada Could Beat Up Your Dada

Opening at MoMA on June 18, “Dada” surveys the movement that started in Europe during World War I, borrowing freely from military and media culture, and came to New York around 1917 with the United States’ entry into the war. So how did our scene compare?

June 5, 2006
In the Foamy Thick of It

The greatest surfers have a high tolerance for shark-defying, killer-wave-courting risk. As did Ron Church, a deep-sea diver and underwater photographer who was, until now, best known for his stint on Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso team.

June 5, 2006

Lauded video artist or delicious cocktail?

May 15, 2006
Let Them Eat . . . Um, What?

Gold-wrapped risotto, calf’s tongue and caviar: one artist’s gastronomic take on decadence.

May 1, 2006
Boxing Day

Buyers continue to gravitate toward contemporary art—and Donald Judd’s the hottest ticket.

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