FILM COMMENTS

May 21, 2024

Little-seen still photos and film footage of Rauschenberg at work make Taking Venice requisite viewing for anyone interested in American art of the 1960s and is an invaluable addition to the still-unfolding history of that pivotal moment.

Czech-born, New York artist Pavel Kraus (1946-2024)

May 7, 2024

Known for abstract paintings, sculptures, and installations in encaustic, glass, marble, and experimental materials such as natural resins, Pavel Kraus died suddenly of a heart attack on April 15. He was 77. Kraus’s work and career, extending over five decades, encompassed a thorough assimilation of mid-twentieth-century Eastern European avant-garde styles, as well as the dynamics […]

FILM COMMENTS

March 4, 2024

Ostensibly a documentary about the formidable and influential German artist, the film is unapologetically engaged in the business of mythmaking.

David Ebony’s Top 10 / NYC Spring

April 29, 2022

Below is a selection of some of the most memorable New York City art exhibitions of the season. The list contains museum as well as gallery shows, most of which are currently on view, and not to be missed. 1.) Charles Ray at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, through June 5.   This […]

David Ebony’s Top 10 New York City Gallery Highlights

July 20, 2021

This spring and summer, New York City’s art scene clearly began to recover its energy—and audiences—after a full year of Covid-19 shutdowns and restrictions. The situation may not be back to “normal,” but each gallery and museum I visited managed to project some credible version of normalcy. Artists helped provide art audiences with some hopeful […]

David Ebony’s NYC Autumn TOP 10

October 1, 2020

As New York City galleries and museums begin to reopen this fall, masks and social distancing are mandatory. Some proprietors have implemented added precautions, asking to take visitors’ temperatures as they enter the gallery, or requesting names and phone numbers for possible contact tracing in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the larger […]

10 Highlights of the 2020 Armory Show

March 8, 2020

1. Tracey Emin at Galeria Lorcan O’Neill In this particular moment of apprehension and anxiety in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the tumbling financial markets, and against the backdrop of climate change, not to mention the tension-fraught U.S. presidential election, Tracey Emin examines “how it feels.” Her beacon-like pink cursive neon sculpture hung high […]