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Greenpoint’s Newest Space Opens With Colossal Street Art and Free Beer

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

“Everyone who comes in here for the first time, all they can say is, ‘Fuuuuuuuuuuuck.'”

Daniel Weintraub is creative director of Greenpoint’s newest art gallery and events space, Succulent Studios, located in a century-old warehouse at 67 West Street. The room is a monster: it clocks in at 3,000 square feet but feels three times that size because of what Weintraub calls the “urban barn” effect of the vaulted ceilings. In the afternoon, sunlight pours in through west-facing windows.
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The Last Brucennial, Featuring Only Women, Was Just Nuts

The preview of the Whitney Biennial was great and all. But did those uptown swells lay out endless garbage cans filled with free PBR at THEIR opening? Did they toss out free t-shirts to a rowdy, adoring crowd? Was there Ministry on the decks and naked people on the floor? And were there almost 600 different artists with works hung literally floor to ceiling, every square foot filled, every single one of them created by a woman?
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Here’s an Early Look at the New Museum’s Fantastic Pawel Althamer Exhibit

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(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Polish artist Paweł Althamer — whose sculptural figures of himself, friends, family, and neighbors pull off the neat trick of being simultaneously friendly and slightly disturbing — has a big exhibition coming up at the New Museum later this month. “The Neighbors” will fill the museum’s three main gallery floors, and all the promo photos we’ve seen indicate this will be a must-go. So what a great surprise last night when we popped in for the New Museum’s weekly pay-what-you-want hours (for another look at the spaceship) and learned that they’ve opened up an entire floor’s worth of Althamer’s works some two weeks in advance of the official start date.
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