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Growing up, we were taught to save the ‘special things’ for worthy occasions: our grandmothers would bring out their bejewelled Christian Dior only for the most memorable moments; our fathers saved their bespoke leather shoes for weddings only; our mothers would keep their few ‘designer’ handbags wrapped in dust bags only to resurface – very…

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With an aesthetic rooted in fetishism and decorative style of Russian folk Karina Akopyan’s work features painting, photography and costume pieces, the series is a bold questioning of sexuality, religion, ritual, and iconography – in all their jarring coexistence yet inevitable convergence. Debating the preservation of values and traditions, as either a beautiful necessity or,…

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From our early childhood days, we’re taught to love the hero and hate the villain. Through fairy tales and Disney movies, the world is divided into good and evil, and everyone is rooting for the good guy. Or are they? Regular people care about their self-image and tend to see themselves in a positive way.…

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In the early 1800’s Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collected stories that depicted the unpredictable and often unforgiving life experienced by central Europeans. These brothers, determined to preserve the Germanic oral story telling that was vanishing, poured over the folklore of the region. Fairy tales, gripping, magical and inspiring, are master narratives. Children subconsciously recall their…

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The grim undertones of fairy tales are often fascinating, the unvarnished originals often chilling in their stark depiction of human moral frailty. Hans Christian Andersen wrote “Never had she danced so beautifully; the sharp knives cut her feet, but she did not feel it, for the pain in her heart was far greater.” Accounts of…

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Bernal Espacio Galería presents Marina Abramović’s solo show Portrait as Biography, next February atLa Nave Sánchez-Ubiría de Madrid Bernal Espacio Galería will hold the solo exhibition Portrait as Biography by Marina Abramović next February. The legendary performance artist was recently awarded the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts. The show, which will be her first solo…

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East/West: A Symphonic CelebrationEast/West, a concert at the David H. Koch Theater, featured Conductor Jindong Cai and the New York City Ballet Orchestra, together with standout bass William Guanbo Su, violin Shenghua Hu, erhu (a traditional Chinese two-stringed bowed instrument) Jiebing Chen, soprano Esther Maureen Kelly and coloratura soprano Holly Flack. The concert started with…

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BEAU DUNN SETS AUCTION RECORD WITH $126k GLAM BARBIE SERIES SALE AT PHILLIPS  Beau Dunn has set a new auction record with $126,000.00 sale of a completed set of six (6) Glam Barbies today at Phillips Auction House in New York City. Adorned with hundreds of thousands of Swarovski Crystals, Dunn’s Glam Barbie series was part of the 20th…

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The Untitled Space is pleased to present “Old Talks with New Icons” a solo exhibition of works by artist Philip A. Robinson Jr. on view from November 20th through December 17th, 2021. “Old Talks with New Icons” presents a collection of life-sized figurative wood mixed media wall sculptures as well as a series of hand-cut works on paper…

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The Al Hirschfeld Foundation presents its latest online exhibition, “Hirschfeld’s New Season,” now live at AlHirschfeldFoundation.org/exhibitions through December 6. With a new season of the arts finally happening and audiences back in theaters, concert halls and museums, the exhibition explores how Al Hirschfeld viewed a new season. What did he draw, and what does it…

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THE BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL ANNOUNCE TIKTOK AS PRINCIPAL PARTNER FOR THE FASHION AWARDS 2021 The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to welcome TikTok, the leading destination for short- form mobile video, as the Principal Partner of The Fashion Awards 2021. The BFC and TikTok will work together to evolve The Fashion Awards as a…

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The Untitled Space is pleased to present “WET DREAMS” a solo exhibition of watercolor paintings by artist Fahren Feingold on view from October 21st through November 13th, 2021. “WET DREAMS,” curated by Indira Cesarine, premieres the latest series of works on paper and panel by the artist known for her ethereal feminine nudes that emphasize…

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   NEW YORK CITY BALLET 2021 FALL FASHION GALA RAISED 2.5 MILLION AND CELEBRATED BALLET AND FASHION WITH TWO WORLD PREMIERES AND COLLABORATIONS BY: Choreographer SIDRA BELL and Designer CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS  Choreographer ANDREA MILLER and Designer ESTEBAN CORTÁZAR On September 30, 2021, the New York City Ballet hosted the Ninth Edition of the Fall…

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Findlay Galleries’ eagerly anticipated exhibition for John Ferren (1905-1970) will open to the press and invited guests this Friday, October 1st.  The exhibition will open to the public Monday, October 4th and will run through Friday, November 12th. From Paris to Springs is a broad reaching exhibition with a focus on the 1950s and 1960s. …

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The Manolis Projects is excited to debut its latest gallery exhibition of world-renowned and legendary artist Hunt Slonem’s BUNNY PAINTINGS. The global fame of these highly recognized and collectible paintings has earned Slonem the title of “the Andy Warhol of our time.” Coinciding with the Little Haiti + Little River Arts District Progressive Art Brunch, collectors, creators,…

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Eve is viewed as a famous femme fatale because she brought about the fall of humankind and in turn introduced sin and death into the world. She succumbs to the temptation of the serpent in the Garden of Eden and is responsible for Adam’s fall. She tempts him with her beauty and sexuality to eat…