Mario Gonzales paints monsters and men. There’s little difference between them in his edgy, intriguing work. Famous for his tagline When it Reigns, I’m Poor, Mario makes art that speaks to the city.
Many misinterpret Marc Chagall’s work The Rooster. LadyKflo explains – it’s not just about sex. Love has many interpretations.
A focused figurative artist, Crixtover Edwin paints magical portraits. This painter bridges the fantasy reality gap with a delicate touch and bright details.
New Yorkers know the name Dyckman. But many aren’t aware that this notoriety started with Dyckman Farmhouse. Luckily, it endures as a vital, engaging museum in Upper Manhattan.
The Met Cloisters graces Upper Manhattan with art, peace, and quiet. Not a religious place, it still feels like a spiritual sanctuary. That’s thanks to the calming spaces and extraordinary art collection.
WaterColor by Antonio lifts and lightens bodies with his work. There’s profound depth as well. That’s because strong lines and archetypal themes ground the work.
The Henrick I. Lott House makes the long trek into Deep South Brooklyn well worthwhile. This 1719 home itself makes history.
Los Angeles painter, Randi Matushevitz reminds us badass babes are ageless. Her Ugly Portraits thrill me in a world buried behind cuteness filters.
The Lefferts family continue to influence Brooklyn today. That’s thanks to their family storyteller, Gertrude. Her books and stories give us a better picture of Brooklyn history
Painter Nathan McKenney, AKA @early_touch, creates engrossing artwork. If you love to dive into a painting and get lost in multiple meanings, this is the painter for you.
American History resonates throughout Fraunces Tavern. Sons of Liberty plotted our Revolutionary War. Then at its end, George Washington bid his troops farewell here.
I didn’t know Sister Wendy was my hero until she died last year. Beckett, an art-obsessed nun, was certainly one of my favorite people. And I knew I loved her. But it wasn’t until she left this mortal coil that I found out how deeply.
An exceptional coffee table book can change your life. In fact, the best art book in my collection did exactly that. Several of my photography books are life-changers too.
Tina Barney takes pictures of people in their comfort zones. But I love her most because she taught me how to look at photography as art.
Iconoclast Alice Austen captured her world with a keen photographer’s eye. Ahead of her time, Austen started taking pictures at only ten years old. Lucky for us, she never stopped.
Artist Michelle Albala grew up in Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Florence, and California. She started making sexy art in NYC after art school. Then Michelle found a new inspiration in Tahitian pearls and African gems. Thus, she now also creates fine jewelry as wearable art.