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Art on the Block

Tracking the New York Art World From Soho to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond
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A tour of the last four decades of contemporary art in New York City reveals how artists pioneered new trends in gentrification and inspired art renewals, focusing on the achievements of such artists as Basquiat and Rauschenberg.

McMillan Palgrave

An informative tour of the last four decades of contemporary art in New York City, showing how artists were the unwitting footsoldiers of gentrification and how neighbhorhoods in turn shaped their art—with special attention to artists such as Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons

A fascinating tour of the last five decades of contemporary art in New York City, showing how artists are catalysts of gentrification and how neighborhoods in turn shape their art--with special insights into the work of artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons

Stories of New York City's fabled art scene conjure up artists' lofts in SoHo, studios in Brooklyn, and block after block of galleries in Chelsea. But today, no artist can afford a SoHo loft, Brooklyn has long gentrified, and even the galleries of Chelsea are beginning to move on. Art on the Block takes the reader on a journey through the neighborhoods that shape, and are shaped by, New York's ever-evolving art world. Based on interviews with over 150 gallery directors, as well as the artists themselves, art historian and cultural commentator Ann Fensterstock explores the genesis, expansion, maturation and ultimate restless migration of the New York art world from one initially undiscovered neighborhood to the next.

Opening with the colonization of the desolate South Houston Industrial District in the late 1960s, the book follows the art world’s subsequent elopements to the East Village in the ‘80s, Brooklyn in the mid-90s, Chelsea at the beginning of the new millennium and, most recently, to the Lower East Side. With a look to the newest neighborhoods that artists are just now beginning to occupy, this is a must-read for both art enthusiasts as well as anyone with a passion for New York City.

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& Taylor

An informative tour of the last four decades of contemporary art in New York City reveals how artists pioneered new trends in gentrification and inspired community art renewals, focusing on the achievements of such contributors as Basquiat, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons.

Authors: Fensterstock, Ann
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Fensterstock
Title: Art on the block
tracking the New York art world from Soho to the Bowery, Bushwick and beyond
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xiii, 274 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-261) and index
Subject Headings: Arts, American New York (State) New York 20th century Arts, American New York (State) New York 21st century Arts, Modern 20th century New York (State) New York Arts, Modern 21st century New York (State) New York Arts New York (State) New York Artists New York (State) New York 20th century Artists New York (State) New York 21st century
Topical Term: Arts, American
Arts, American
Arts, Modern
Arts, Modern
Arts
Artists
Artists
ISBN: 9781137278494
1137278498
Branch Call Number: 700.9747 F
Research Call Number: JQE 14-278
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Four decades of the contemporary art scene including profiles of Basquiat and Koons.


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