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Fifty thousand square feet of artist workspace will be created at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, increasing affordable studio options for New York’s artists.

Source: the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Details of the plans were announced on Friday by the NYC Economic Development Corporation and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. The arts nonprofit ArtBuilt Brooklyn will develop and oversee the space, which will host up to 50 artists. Slated to open later this year, the terminal will offer studios between 250 and 4,000 square feet with affordable, long-term leases. “New York’s creative community is an extraordinary source of energy and vitality for our city,” said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl in a statement. “But for artists to continue to thrive and produce work that connects with communities throughout the five boroughs, we need to keep New York a place where they can afford to live and work.”

Lets hope this news turns out to be as good as it sounds…

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Man arrested for faking a series of Damien Hirst prints, evidently that man is not Damien Hirst

Vincent Lopreto was arraigned on Monday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, pleading not guilty to several counts of grand larceny and fraud. Police picked up Lopreto and two associates after he sold fake Hirst prints to four Manhattan residents and an undercover investigator. Lopreto was also arrested in 2013, eventually pleading guilty to selling $1.5 million in forged art. In that case, he testified against an accomplice to receive a lighter sentence. Following his 2015 release, Lopreto revived his forgery operation almost immediately. Although he focused on relatively easy-to-fake Hirst works, which he sold to collectors at modest prices ($3,000–$5,000), Lopreto also attempted to pass off more complex pieces at higher costs. However, these fakes—including prints of Mickey Mouse in the style of Hirst—soon caused him difficulties. “The Mickeys are too hot,” Lopreto wrote in an email. “We need to get away from those.”

From the Failing New York Times

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GAMUT: A Group Show about Color

Cross Contemporary Art
Opening Receptions Fri & Sat. June 2 and 3, 5-8pm
Saugerties, NY

A Group Exhibition With: Jeffrey Bishop, Jeanette Fintz, Matthew Langley and David Provan
I hope you can join me in Saugerties at Cross Contemporary for an exciting exhibition with the sculpture of David Provan, and the paintings of Jeffrey Bishop and Jeanette Fintz. On exhibit will be a special presentation of a large grid of 35 of my small paintings as well as new paintings and larger paperwork. I’m thrilled to be able to exhibit these since the overwhelming response I received at CONTEXT: Art Miami in December.

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Warm Up, Chill Down, Thaw Out at dm | contemporary

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19th, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition runs January 19 – February 25, 2017

A Group Exhibition With: Macyn Bolt, Richard Bottwin and Matthew Langley
I hope you can join me in “NoMad” (“NOrth of MADison Square Park”) at
dm | contemporary for an exciting exhibition with the sculpture of Richard Botwin, and the paintings of Macyn Bolt and Matthew Langley. On exhibit will be a special presentation of a large grid of 28 of my small paintings. I’m thrilled to be able to exhibit these since the overwhelming response I received at CONTEXT: Art Miami in December.

I’d be love to see you on Thursday the 19th, please RSVP to

DM | Contemporary
39 East 29th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

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Silvia Bächli: further.evolves. At Peter Freeman

I’ve been thinking about this show off and on for about the last two weeks. In my head it’s been one of those shows that is hard to pin down. At times it’s sublime and at others it’s almost too obvious. Either way I’ve been thinking about it since I spent some time with the work.

The work sits on paper, sometimes there and sometimes not. Marks (or should I say watercolor brush strokes) are both quiet and strong, as well as almost non-existent. It is this elusive quality of the work that has kept me thinking and reflecting on the exhibition.

While Ms. Bächli ‘s work switches between abstraction and a type of realism it is this transparent and transcendent touch that rewards the viewer.


Peter Freeman
140 Grand Street
New York, NY

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, September 10–Saturday, October 24, 2015


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