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Art Miami, the leading producer of international contemporary and modern art fairs, will present the third edition of Art New York and the second edition of CONTEXT New York at Pier 94, opening Wednesday, May 3, and continuing through Sunday, May 7, to kick off New York Art Week.

The two highly-anticipated fairs will showcase more than 120 international contemporary and modern galleries from 50 countries, representing more than 1,200 artists who have exhibited at Art Miami, Art Basel, Design Miami, The Armory Show, Masterpiece, Expo Chicago and Art Dealers Association of America’s The Art Show, among others.

The sister art fairs will begin with a special VIP Private Preview on Wednesday, May 3, 2:00-5:00PM. This will give collectors, curators and art advisors the opportunity to view and acquire the most prestigious works available to the market from the 20th and 21st centuries.

This year, Art New York will display the finest work of the modern, post-war and pop eras, and feature paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture from masters including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning and Ed Ruscha.

“This will be our most exciting year yet,” said Katelijne De Backer, Director of Art New York. “In addition to high quality blue chip works, we will be offering some truly unique immersive experiences, which promise to engage seasoned and new collectors alike. Art New York will be the perfect launch to New York Art Week, showcasing the most important works from the masters to the emerging artists ready to take fairgoers by storm.”

At Art New York, Long-Sharp Gallery will display The 99%: United We Stand, an installation of intimately scaled portraits by artist Jason Myers that portray faceless, nameless members of the 99%. A portion of sales will be donated to Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization devoted to improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty and emergencies.

Amarist Studio will present Welcome, an installation that shines light on the current refugee crisis. Inspired by the razor wire recently installed along the borders of several European countries, all proceeds from Welcome will be donated to USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Gary Lichtenstein Editions will show images by famed photographer Bob Gruen and, for the first time, and works by Metallica’s Jason Newsted in the combined exhibition ROCKERS RAWK. Gruen’s ROCKERS features images of the most legendary musicians, including John Lennon, David Bowie, Debbie Harry and The Rolling Stones. Newsted’s RAWK will be the Grammy Award winning bassists’ artistic debut, featuring paintings and prints. Half of all sales from both artists will be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, a non-profit devoted to the advancement of the arts, environmental, marine and wildlife education and preservation, teenage entrepreneurship, and boating safety education. On Saturday, May 6th, the duo will be on-hand for a question and answer session to discuss their careers and latest exhibitions.

New York Academy of Art will feature the exhibition Inside/Out, with paintings, drawings and sculptures that depict landscapes and aspirational places, domestic scenes and interiors of the mind. All of the artwork was created by alumni of the Graduate School, which combines intensive technical training in the service of vital contemporary art.

At CONTEXT New York, collectors and visitors alike will have the chance to view and acquire works from emerging and mid-career artists from top galleries around the globe. Several galleries will highlight works that are significant to our current social issues, including includes Accola Griefen Gallery, who will present the work of Marie Watt, an American artist and member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. They will show some of her larger works, which are made in community “sewing circles.” Thomas Jaeckel Gallery will present a selection of international artists, including Danny Rolph’s latest work, NYC. The fair will also have new exhibitors, including Richard Koh Fine Art, which will offer new works from Malaysian emerging artist Hasanul Isyraf Idris. Idris will show a series of vibrant paintings representing a dialogue of self-inspiration, local folklore and regional myths. Additionally, Corey Helford Gallery will make its first appearance at the show.

“The fair will highlight a selection of work by emerging and mid-career artists that are primed to become contemporary masters within the next few years,” said CONTEXT New York Director Julian Navarro. “The artists for this year’s special projects are taking a vested interest in social awareness and are putting forth works that will drive visitors to ask questions and to participate in the ever-changing social conversation.”

All Proceeds, a series of conceptual, socially engaged works will be presented by Pablo Helguera, an acclaimed artist and the Director of Adult and Academic Programs at MoMA. One hundred percent of the sales proceeds will be donated to a variety of organizations that support social issue causes, including United We Dream, American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and City Meals on Wheels.

Artist and musician Ted Riederer will display Tone Pictures: Our Year of Dissent, featuring photo emulsion prints made with records that he has recorded and cut to clear vinyl. These prints aim to freeze an echo in time capturing fleeting sounds. Riederer has shown his works internationally, with exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Prospect 1.5, Go and Rosenthal Berlin. He also serves as the Artistic Director of Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project, a non-profit gallery and performance space in New York.

For the second consecutive year, Art New York and CONTEXT New York are pleased to partner with Artsy as our “Official Online Partner” of the fairs. Artsy’s online preview will launch on Thursday, April 27 to the public which includes the first view of the galleries and artists that will be displayed at the fairs as well as programming and visitor information.


ACA GALLERIES | New York; Adelson Galleries | New York; AICA | Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art | Milan; Alfstad & Contemporary | Sarasota;  Amstel Gallery | Amsterdam; Amy Li Gallery | Beijing; Andrea Schwartz Gallery | San Francisco; Andreas Binder Galerie | Munich; ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN | London; ARTÊRIA | Bromont; Ascaso Gallery | Miami; Ashok Jain Gallery | New York; AUREUS Contemporary | Providence; Beatriz Esguerra Art | Bogota; Beaux-arts des Amériques | Montreal; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery | Coconut Grove; BLANK SPACE | New York; BOCCARA ART | New York; C24 Gallery | New York; Casterline|Goodman Gallery | Aspen; Catherine Edelman Gallery | Chicago; Cavalier Galleries | New York;  Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables; Contessa Gallery | Cleveland;  Cordeiros Galeria | Oporto;  Cynthia Corbett Gallery | London; CYNTHIA-REEVES | Walpole; David Benrimon Fine Art | New York; Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami; Espace Meyer Zafra | Paris; GALERI SELVIN | Istanbul; Galerie Raphael | Frankfurt; Galerie Renate Bender | Munich; Galerie von Braunbehrens | Stuttgart; Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts | Vienna; Heller Gallery | New York; HG Contemporary | New York; iPreciation | Singapore; JanKossen Contemporary | New York; Jerome Zodo Gallery | London; Khankhalaev Gallery | Moscow; LICHT FELD Gallery | Basel; LIONELGALLERY | Amsterdam; Long-Sharp Gallery | Indianapolis; Mark Hachem | Paris; Masterworks Fine Art Gallery | Oakland; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea | Milan; Onishi Gallery | New York; Pontone Gallery | London; Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design | Heusden aan de Maas; Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery | London; Rosenberg & Co. | New York; RUDOLF BUDJA Gallery | Miami Beach; Sims Reed Gallery | London; SmithDavidson Gallery | Amsterdam; Sous Les Etoiles Gallery | New York; SPACE 776 | Brooklyn; SPONDER Gallery | Miami; STOA | Estepona-Marbella; TAI Modern | Santa Fe; UNIX Gallery | New York; Vallarino Fine Art | New York; Villa del Arte Galleries | Barcelona; Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami; Wanrooij Gallery | Amsterdam; Waterhouse & Dodd | New York; Zemack Contemporary Art | Tel Aviv; ZK Gallery | San Francisco; 326 Gallery | New York; 55Bellechasse | Paris


Acacia Gallery | Havana; Accola Griefen Gallery | New York; AFFINITY ART | Hong Kong; Art d’Aurelle | New York; Asterisk | Brooklyn; Black Book Gallery | Denver; bo.lee gallery | London; Christopher Martin Gallery | Dallas; Connect Contemporary | Atlanta; Contempop Gallery | New York; Corey Helford Gallery | Los Angeles; Counterpoint Contemporary Fine Art | Bridgehampton; Donghwa Ode Gallery | Englewood Cliffs; GACI/Prak-Sis Contemporary Art Association | Chicago; GAGA Gallery | Seoul; Galeria Casa Cuadrada | Bogota; GALLERIA CA’ D’ORO | New York; GALLERY BASTEJS | Riga; galerie bruno massa  | Paris; Gallery Henoch | New York; GALLERY LEE & BAE | Busan; Gallery Tableau | Seoul; Gibbons & Nicholas | Portmarnock; Gilles Clement Gallery | Greenwich; HOHMANN | Palm Desert; JoAnne Artman Gallery | New York; JOERG HEITSCH GALLERY | Munich; JUAN SILIÓ GALLERY | Santander; K +Y | Paris; LaCa Projects | Charlotte; Lassiter Fine Art| Birmingham; Lucía Mendoza | Madrid; Markowicz Fine Art | Miami; Richard Koh Fine Art | Kuala Lumpur; Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance| Rancho Santa Fe; Skipwiths | London; Soul Art Space | Busan; Studio 21 Fine Art | Halifax; Tauvers Gallery International | Kyiv; The Public House of Art | Amsterdam; Twyla | Austin; 3 Punts Galeria | Barcelona; 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel | New York

Carey International is our preferred private transportation provider for the fairs.  Art New York and CONTEXT New York VIP Card holders will have access to a complimentary one-way transportation* to the fair by registering their VIP card online at or VIP Registration opens April 18. For all fairgoers, include promo code ANY2017 in the special instructions when booking travel to receive a special rate at or by calling (800) 336-4646.

A courtesy shuttle service will be available to/from Art New York/CONTEXT, the Frieze Ferry at 35th Street and TEFAF NY at the Park Avenue Armory, starting at 2:00PM on May 3 and running daily during Art New York/CONTEXT fair hours.


Fair Hours:

Opening VIP Preview: Wednesday, May 3, 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Fair: Wednesday, May 3, 5:00PM – 8:00PM; Thursday – Saturday, May 4 – 6, 12:00PM – 8:00PM; Sunday, May 7, 12:00PM –­ 6:00PM.


Pier 94 (711 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10019)

55th Street at West Side Highway


Tickets: $40 one-day pass; $75 multi-day pass; $25 students and seniors 62+; $25 Groups of 10 or more. Children under 12: Free. All tickets are valid for admission to Art New York and CONTEXT New York.

The generous 2017 cultural sponsors and partners for Art New York and CONTEXT New York include Conrad New York, Carey International, Resorts World Bimini, The Wall Street Journal, NYCxDesign, One Art Nation, Venü, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Blouin Artinfo, Art in America, Artillery, Manhattan, The Art Newspaper, Art & Antiques, ARTnews, Whitewall, artnet, Fine Art Connoisseur, Observer, ArtPulse, Cooper Hewitt, No Longer Empty, International Center of Photography, Americas Society, El Museo del Barrio, Turon Travel, Bourlet ArtLogistics, Butterfield Market, VOSS Water, Aesthetica, Bronx Museum, SculptureCenter, Norwood and Bric.

Art Miami LLC is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. In addition to three fairs during Miami Art Week – Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami – the company annually produces the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary in January; Art Wynwood during Presidents’ Day Weekend in February; Art New York and CONTEXT New York at Pier 94 in New York in May; Art Southampton in July; and Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco in October.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation’s Golden Age



In the summer of 1941, Walt Disney’s top animator led hundreds of Disney artists out on strike, nearly breaking the studio. This is the true story of those two creative geniuses, plus a corrupt advisor and a mafia gangster, who collided to cause the greatest battle in Hollywood history.

An essential piece of Disney history has been unreported for eighty years.

Soon after the birth of Mickey Mouse, one animator raised the Disney Studio far beyond Walt’s expectations. That animator also led a union war that almost destroyed it. Art Babbitt animated for the Disney studio throughout the 1930s and through 1941, years in which he and Walt were jointly driven to elevate animation as an art form, up through Snow White, Pinocchio, and Fantasia.

But as America prepared for World War II, labor unions spread across Hollywood. Disney fought the unions while Babbitt embraced them. Soon, angry Disney cartoon characters graced picket signs as hundreds of animation artists went out on strike. Adding fuel to the fire was Willie Bioff, one of Al Capone’s wise guys who was seizing control of Hollywood workers and vied for the animators’ union.

Using never-before-seen research from previously lost records, including conversation transcriptions from within the studio walls, author and historian Jake S. Friedman reveals the details behind the labor dispute that changed animation and Hollywood forever.

Join a book talk with the author Jake S. Friedman on March 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, at The Lambs, 3 West 51st, 5th floor. The book will be available to be purchased and signed by the author.

Jake S. Friedman is a New York–based writer, teacher, and artist. He is a longtime contributor to Animation Magazine, and has also written for American History Magazine, The Huffington Post, Animation World Network, Animation Mentor, and The Philadelphia Daily News. For ten years he was an animation artist for films and television as seen on Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Saturday Night Live. He currently teaches History of Animation at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The rest of his time he specializes in mental health for the creative psyche.

The moderator will be honorary Lamb Foster Hirsch, a professor film at Brooklyn College and the author of 16 books on film and theater, including The Dark Side of the Screen:Film Noir, A Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio, and Kurt Weill on Stage: From Berlin to Broadway.

The Cole will be Magda Katz.

More about the book here.

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April’s Midnight Moment A New Nature



In A New Nature, the Midnight Moment for April being shown from  artist Mark Dorf imagines the future of our natural world as one that’s neither a blockbuster-style apocalyptic wasteland nor an Edenic return to primitive earth. Instead, the vignettes in A New Nature depict the dynamics of our present — a messy, global system in which simulations are entangled with our expectations of real life, and our perception of what constitutes the natural world is mediated, supported, suppressed, amplified, and interrupted by technology.

Integrating gaming and surveillance aesthetics with both animations and footage of the Rocky Mountain region, Dorf collapses the barriers of what’s real in a way that echoes our digital consumption of the world. A mass of living tree roots is scanned and imposed over a simulated ocean; a mountain range is represented as a topographical blueprint. Even the filmed footage, captured at the field research station of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, is manipulated with compositing techniques  and color treatment. As Dorf explains, “The more we create simulations of landscapes or nature, the more we expect nature to be and perform as the simulation that we’ve already made.”

This unique edit of the work was crafted specifically to mirror the brisk pacing of the plazas and billboards in Times Square. As the video progresses, the pace increases, emphasizing the influence of our technological lives on the way “Nature” is understood and perceived.

“The presentation of A New Nature in Times Square is an extension of the concepts in the work itself. Nestled within the endless motion and electrical currents flowing through the glowing canyons of Times Square, the moving images harmonize with their surroundings and enact their post-natural position.”
— Mark Dorf

April’s Midnight Moment is presented in partnership with Public Works Administration in conjunction with Dorf’s solo exhibition there from April 1–30, 2023, which includes the full length version of A New Nature.

Dorf would like to thank the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, and Dr. Paul CaraDonna and Dr. Amy Iler for their continued support in bringing together the arts and sciences.

Mark Dorf is a New York based artist whose practice utilizes photography, video, digital media, and sculpture. Often working directly with ecologists and technologists in the production of his works, Dorf is influenced by human’s perceptions of and interactions with what we call “Nature”, urbanism, design, and virtual environments. As opposed to seeing these subjects as categorically separate, Dorf reveals their entanglement and integration with one another as an inclusive and lively planetary ecology. Being both self-aware and critical of their own means of production, Dorf’s works craft a vision of an ecological future that navigates away from environmental collapse in the Anthropocene and imagine a “New Nature.”

Public Works Administration (“PWA”) is a digital art project space located in the 50th Street subway in Times Square. They spotlight underground artists who use digital tools to drive culture forward.

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Death Is Not the End Opens March 17 At The Rubin Museum



Join on Friday, March 17, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM to celebrate the opening of The Rubim Museum newest exhibition, Death Is Not the End. The cross-cultural exhibition explores ideas of death and afterlife in the art of Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity with artworks spanning 12 centuries from the Rubin Museum collection alongside artworks on loan from private collections and major institutions.  Enjoy free admission, tours, music from DJ Roshni Samlal, drinks and dancing in the K2 lounge, temporary tattoos, and the launch of the 2023 Spiral issue, which explores moments of change that propel us into the unknown. Members will also receive two free drink tickets and access to the exclusive member section. Come explore what #LifeAfter means to you and toast the new exhibition! Reserve your free tickets today.

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