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November, 2009

Body shop owner is an ‘underground clown’

Art: The owner of a new Coney Island-based clothing company is about to get some knockout exposure from prizefighter Paulie Malignaggi — though viewers may not even know it. Comments (1)

Jonathan Blum has a 10-year retrospective coming up

Art: The Park Slope artist may be the most prolific painter in the city. Comments (2)

Got something to say? Stick it in this artwork

Art: A piece of sculpture at the Pratt Institute asks you to scribble down your inner-most thought. Relax, it’s art. Comment

This artist can certainly ‘type’

Art: Check out Melitte Buchman’s tintype portraits. Comments (2)

October, 2009

Teens make their Gowanus death masks

Cleaning Our Waterways: Finally, teens have turned the Gowanus Canal into a macabre costume party. Comments (2)

Brooklyn Museum’s new show is solid ‘rock’

Art: Our reviewer gives a rave to “Who Shot Rock & Roll,” opening on Friday at the Brooklyn Museum. Comments (1)

This guy draws New York from memory

Art: Stephen Wiltshire hails from London, but his knowledge of Manhattan’s skyline could stump any New Yorker. Comments (3)

A cock-and-bull story about Dick Chicken

Art: The hot graffiti artist, who has a show opening later this month, is still dodging our questions. Comments (9)

September, 2009

From invisible dogs to great art on Bergen Street

Art: A shuttered novelty toy factory is about to become Boerum Hill’s newest arts destination. Comments (3)

Bushwick building is one big art gallery until tenants move in

Art: Talk about an art studio! Comment

The ‘Last Supper’ festival is art with some meat on its bones

Art: Finally, an art show that will cause a gut reaction. Comment

Tonight! Church of Michael Jackson opens!

Art: The King of Pop — a god? Comments (18)

Group turns empty condos turns into an art gallery

Art: A Crown Heights condo building finally got some tenants last week when the arts group Super/Prime turned it into a gallery. Comments (1)

August, 2009

Library show highlights Brooklyn’s natural history

Art: Times have certainly changed since ladies improved their figures with whalebone girdles — but a new photography show at the Brooklyn Public Library shows that nature is eternal. Comment

Former nunnery is now an art gallery!

Art: The Convent of St. Cecilia in Greenpoint housed nuns until last year, but on Friday, it will become a different kind of haven. Comment

Walk of art

Art: This is it: Your last chance to see some great art while you shop. Comment

July, 2009

Amsterdam is an art lover’s town

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension brought his axe — and his love of Rembrandt — to Amsterdam last week. Here’s his report. Comments (1)

Check out this old Dutch guy’s diary!

Art: He didn’t love Brooklyn — but, hey, it was 1679! Comments (3)

Brooklyn Museum’s Yinka Shonibare show blows away the art world

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension raves about Yinka Shonibare. Comment

June, 2009

Our most-shocking (Gowanus) podcast ever!

Art: Meet a woman artist who uses one of the most disgusting places in the city as her muse — in this exclusive video! With video … Comment

Stein’s way: This photographer shot from the art

Art: Mike Stein’s newspaper photos from the 1980s are worth checking out at the Brooklyn Public Library. Comment

The Atlantic Avenue artwalk returns

Art: The sixth annual Atlantic Avenue Artwalk this weekend has the same 200 or so artists, the same wide range of studio openings, and plenty of film screenings and live music — but this year, it’s a “recession-friendly event,” thanks to plenty of freebies and discounted menus at restaurants. Comments (1)

May, 2009

It’s snap time as New York Photo Fest takes over DUMBO

Art: The second annual neighborhood-wide photo event is coming next weekend. Comments (1)

April, 2009

Jury of ‘Pier’

Art: Dawn Robyn Petrlik could have been excused for going negative with the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition’s spring art show, but she went with hope anyway. Comment

Hugh got it! Smartmom’s elusive spouse steps out with photo show

Art: You know him as Hepcat, the brooding, sometimes ornery, sometimes unemployed, husband behind the award-winning Smartmom, but Hugh Crawford is also the Ansel Adams of Brooklyn. Comments (3)

This art show is in the genes

Art: The theme of the Micro Museum’s newest exhibit, “DNA ’r Us,” is genes. But don’t come expecting to learn about biology when the show opens on April 25. Comment

Poster Boy sells out in Bushwick

Art: The borough’s most sensational anti-advertising activist has sold out! Comments (2)

This gallery show is truly celling sex

Art: Your racy cellphone photos, sultry mobile videos, and salacious text messages aren’t just 21st-century smut — they’re also high art. Comment

Broke-lyn Philharmonic cancels shows

Art: The Brooklyn Philharmonic might want to consider playing a funeral march — the cash-strapped orchestra just cut the remainder of its 2009 season, and laid off four workers, due to a lack of funding. Comment

March, 2009

Big Impression(ism): Caillebotte at the Brooklyn Museum

Art: Gustave Caillebotte may be the Rutherford B. Hayes of Impressionist painters. True, his name might not often be mentioned in the same breath as Monet and Renoir, but without this canvas jockey, the whole artistic movement might never have gotten off the lily pad. Comment

A sticky situation at the Brooklyn Museum

Art: Artist Sun Kwak is covering an entire gallery with black masking tape. No, it’s cool. Really cool. Comments (1)

Picking up the pieces at Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards: The massive Atlantic Yards development project inspires rage in some and hope in others — but in Guy Ambrosino, it inspires a twisted art installment. Comment

February, 2009

Pajama party! You can own Julian Schnabel’s nightie

Art: Owning a piece of artistic history was never so dreamy. Comment

Art attack! MoMA takes money battle deep into Brooklyn territory

Art: The Museum of Modern Art — with more masterpieces than an art history textbook — took a shot across the Bauhaus of the Brooklyn Museum this week, plastering a Downtown subway station with ads that will turn it into a month-long annex of the Manhattan institution. Comments (7)

January, 2009

It’s art! Slope store lets you reveal yourself

Art: Got a deep dark secret? Why not post it on the front of a Park Slope vintage jewelry and clothing store? Comments (1)

Big arts: Two new galleries open

Art: The economy may stink, but that isn’t stopping the owners of two new art galleries. Comment

This artist is high!

Art: Artist Crit Streed is literally putting herself on a pedestal with her new project. Comments (3)

Drinking in some great art

Art: For all of you who have looked at a piece of modern art and muttered, “My kid could do that,” boy, do we have an art show for you. Comment

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