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Moon and Birds. Hiraki Sawa video installation at James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY. Photo by Patricia Silva.



Can’t believe it’s closing – they had the best selection of large-format art books out of all their locations. Nestled between three major art schools, this location was definitely their best one. Wonder what will pop up there next…there’s already an Olive Garden a few blocks away, and a Home Depot. Whole Foods Chelsea?

Photo Dealer Takes CBGB Gallery Space


Published: March 21, 2008

The space that used to be the punk bar CBGB, at 315 Bowery, will soon become a John Varvatos boutique. Next door, the former CB’s Gallery at 313 Bowery is also getting a high-end makeover: the Morrison Hotel Gallery, which sells fine-art prints of classic rock photographs, will open a location in that space on March 27, with a plan to preserve some of the original, grungy GBGB décor, including bathroom graffiti and fliers that had been buried in an inner wall. The work of Steve Joester, who chronicled 1970s British punks, will be the first exhibition. In April the gallery will open a show devoted to Bob Gruen, the New York photographer who captured much of the first generation at CBGB. June will bring “The Art of Motorcycles.” Morrison Hotel, founded in 2001, will maintain its gallery in SoHo as well as locations in Los Angeles and La Jolla, Calif.

Is this surprising?

Besides Iggy Pop, Slash, Ryan Adams and Alice Cooper have all appeared in J Varvatos adverts. Converse also carries a line of sneakers designed by J Varvatos.

Howie Solo

The inimitable Howie Solo at the closing party of Ken Hiratsuka sculpture gallery on 11th Street.


What a great club, and what a great live band!


Incredible Triplets of Belleville flashback!

Catherine of BraganzaCatarina de Bragança

Catarina de Bragança, in a 1662-1672 miniature by Samuel Cooper, and painting by Dirck Stoop, from around the same time frame: the monarch after which the borough of Queens is thought to be named after, in New York City. Not all agree on this matter, but one fact is clear: she was the wife of Charles II, who in 1683 was the legal owner Brooklyn and Queens. According to wikipedia, “her large dowry brought the port cities of Tangier and Bombay to British control.” She is also believed to have introduced the custom of tea-drinking to England, a custom Portugal adopted from contacts with Asia in the previous century.

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