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For around $5 a night, visitors to Shanghai can sleep in a capsule that is less than eight feet long and four feet high. Not for the claustrophobic. Would you sleep in one of these?

NIGEL COOKE EXHIBITION AT BLUM & POE Nigel Cooke exhibition is currently showing at Blum & Poe till February 12, 2011. Cooke’s paintings, “hybrid theatrical spaces” as he has called them, often depict fantastic graffiti-strewn architecture and supernatural landscapes. Rendered in a naturalistic style that bounces back and forth between affirmation and complication of the [...]

Butt Johnson’s first solo show at CRG Gallery, The Name of the Rose, opens January 14 and runs through February 19, 2011. The show will feature drawings that fuse the idioms of old master drawings and engravings with a subject matter both contemporary and allegorical. In employing the visual language of engravings writ in the [...]

Fossilized, the first solo US exhibition of work by Jens Praet is opening at Industry Gallery January 15, 2011, 6-8 PM, and running until February 26, 2011. The Belgium-born, Florence-based Praet has shredded and recycled copies of Art in America, Capitol File, Details, Fast Company and Robb Report mixed with clear resin to create five different designs [...]

EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT THREATENS TO TAKE BACK OBELISK IN CENTRAL PARK The Egyptian government official charged with protecting his country’s ancient monuments is threatening to take back an iconic obelisk in Central Park unless New York City takes steps to restore it. Zahi Hawass, secretary general for Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, wrote in a letter [...]

DENNIS HOPPER’S FINE ART COLLECTION GOING UP FOR AUCTION Dennis Hopper shot two bullet holes through an Andy Warhol portrait of Mao Zedong. Instead of earning the wrath of Andy Warhol, the infamous pop artist called the Easy Rider star a collaborator. So Warhol. Variation of Warhol’s Mao Mao is among 300 works of fine art [...]

This Sunday, January 9th from 3PM to 6PM is the 10th Annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York City! The requirements for participation are… 1) You’re willing to take off your pants on the subway. 2) You’re able to keep a straight about it. Sounds simple enough. If you plan on showing up for [...]


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