For most people, drunkenly stumbling into a bodega at 2 a.m. for a hot sandwich is mostly, if not entirely, about acquiring and eating said sandwich. But for artists like Lia Ryerson, that act can quickly evolve into an art project. In this case, a series of sketches based on the “Bodega Cats of Bushwick.”
Three to See During Frieze Week: NADA, African Art, and a Design Fair
If there’s anything to say about Frieze that speaks to the massive annual art fair as a whole is that it’s wholly impossible to see everything. Last year, there were 190 participating art dealers from all over the globe. And that’s just at Frieze alone. What’s more the art fair brings so many art people into the city and out of their studios in “far-flung” neighborhoods to Manhattan, that several satellite festivities coincide with the event in places other than the Frieze tent. So take your pick and get ready for two parts shmoozing and feigning interest and one part legitimate enthrallment!
A New Exhibit Has Turned This Avenue C Bodega into a Beau-dega
Oh hey, street art lovers and bodega loiterers: here’s an opportunity to double down on your favorite pastimes. Specials on C—that corner deli turned art gallery/event space—is currently hosting a joint exhibition of works on paper and canvas by street artists BEAU and JMR.
Astor Place Bombshells: IBM Moving In, Another Newsstand Down
First Jerry Delakas’s Astor Place newsstand shuttered and now New Corner Magazine, on St. Marks and Third Avenue — rated one of Racked’s Best International Newsstands in Manhattan — is a wiry, splintery, cigarette butt-laden wreck. Renovation is underway. Why? “It was old,” said one construction worker. “It’s not that exciting.”