March 20, 2017

A good crowd braved the bitter cold to see this collective show where DADA featured two pieces. Our founder Beatriz Helena Ramos created “Insidious”, an animated intervention of her oil portrait of Trump with music by sound artist Richard Garet. You can watch it here. Artists Otro Captore, Cromomaníaco and Marcos Nath from Chile also […]

When Is Art Ever Finished?

March 29, 2016

Last week we happened onto the opening day of the new modern and contemporary wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Met Breuer, which is housed in what used to be the Whitney Museum. The Met Breuer opens with a fantastic exhibition of unfinished art through the centuries. Some of these paintings, particularly in […]

American Art 101

July 28, 2015

Last weekend, we went to the Whitney Museum for the first time since it moved to its new, much nicer digs downtown. The opening exhibition “America is Hard To See” is a fantastic crash course on the history of American modern art. It’s exhaustive, a bit exhausting and a lot of fun.  These works are some […]

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hopper!

July 22, 2015

Today is Edward Hopper’s birthday. And we want to celebrate because we love Edward Hopper. And we love Edward Hopper because his paintings are beautifully disquieting. They remind us of film stills; they are quintessentially modern. They speak of loneliness, life in the big city, life in the era of highways and anonymity. The man […]

The Original Selfie

May 6, 2015

Before your camera, there was the self-portrait. A little harder to achieve than the selfie today. Can you guess who they are?

The Whitney is Coming Downtown!

April 24, 2015

Where it belongs. We are looking forward to exactly one week from now, May 1, when the museum opens its doors downtown, looking out to the Hudson River, abutting the despicably gentrified Meatpacking (where’s the beef?) district, and anchoring our beloved High Line.  In anticipation of the opening, here are some of our favorite gems from […]

Jacob Lawrence: We Shall Overcome

April 15, 2015

This series of 60 panels by artist Jacob Lawrence depicting the great migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North, can now be seen in its entirety at MoMa, through September 7. Lawrence was only 23 years old when he completed them on tempera in 1941. They are a landmark in American modern […]

Black & White Matters

April 1, 2015

Elegant, expressive, powerful. Never out of style. The Alpha and the Omega. The beginning and the end of light. “Black and white is more direct as a source of communication.” Roger Deakins. 

Like A Rainbow

March 24, 2015

Imagine living without color. How sad and dull and dreary. Yet, we experience it everywhere and take it for granted. Check out this video in which people who are colorblind put on a pair of glasses and can see color for the first time. Color is such a gift.  Here’s some color for your enjoyment: […]


March 18, 2015

Close to one hundred years ago, an art movement was born out of rebellion. At the dawn of the 20th century, after the horrors of World War I, a group of artists decided art needed revolution. It needed to shed its bourgeois complacency, it needed to respond to modern horror and modern times. The DADA movement […]

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