Tag: finances

A 32-Year Journey to Hell’s Kitchen

Bernie Telsey was still a student at N.Y.U. when he met an actor named Robert LuPone and decided to form a theater club. Their duo became a trio when they met Will Cantler, and soon they were putting on shows whenever and wherever they could. That was more than three decades ago, and over the […]

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A Small Alaska Town Reels as the Coast Guard Weathers On Without Pay

KODIAK, Alaska — The morning after more than 40,000 Coast Guard members missed their first paycheck, and the federal government’s shutdown stretched into its fourth week, Eleanor King placed an empty jar next to her diner’s cash register. In scribbled black marker, a sign on the jar, written in all capital letters, read: Donation Coast […]

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His Art, Their Ideas: Did Robert Indiana Lose Control of His Work?

In the days before the artist Robert Indiana died last May at 89, two of his close associates were brainstorming just what sort of art might be sold under the Indiana brand during his last years. Maybe people, they wondered, who had enjoyed Mr. Indiana’s iconic sculpture LOVE, with its jaunty, tilted O, would appreciate […]

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El Museo del Barrio Drops Plan to Honor German Socialite

El Museo del Barrio in Harlem, the country’s oldest museum devoted to Latino art, announced on Thursday that it was rescinding a decision to honor a princess from Germany at its upcoming 50th anniversary gala. Longtime admirers of the museum had criticized the choice to honor Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, a 58-year-old socialite […]

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Upright Citizens Brigade to Close East Village Location

The Upright Citizens Brigade, facing substantial financial pressures, announced on Wednesday that it would be closing its East Village location in Manhattan, a month after laying off several staff members. That will leave the comedy theater with three venues: Its struggling flagship in Hell’s Kitchen, which opened last year, and two locations in Los Angeles. […]

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How Paparazzi Dogs and Rabbitgirl Conquered New York City Streets

New York has gone to the dogs, but the rabbits and rhinos aren’t far behind in their assault. With little fanfare, Gillie and Marc Schattner, married Australian artists, have marshaled their brash bronze menagerie up and down Avenue of the Americas from Greenwich Village to Rockefeller Center, along Astor Place and over to Downtown Brooklyn. […]

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Art Basel Miami Beach: Cracks in the Glittering Facade

MIAMI — “It’s better to look good than to feel good” seemed to be the internal mantra throughout much of the week’s Art Basel Miami Beach fair, which ended Sunday. In its 17th annual edition, the fair and a dizzying number of concurrent celebrity-studded events took over the entire greater Miami area. And though many […]

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Met’s Leaders Move Ahead With Modern and Rockefeller Wings

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its wing devoted to Africa, Oceania and the Americas in 1982, the director, Philippe de Montebello, said, “We are closing the last gap in our encyclopedic coverage of the arts of man, placing works by artists from so-called ‘primitive’ regions on the level of oriental, classical, medieval and […]

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A Study Reveals The Best US Cities To Live In For $55,000 Per Year

Getty Image According to Census Bureau estimates, the average American family earns a combined income of $55,000 per year. Which means on average American adults are raking in about $27,000 a year. This quite frankly isn’t enough, especially if you’re living in an expensive city and actually want to plan for the future while still […]

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As Sales Slump, Jaguar Land Rover Moves to Plug Leaks

It’s not oil dripping onto a snooty cobblestone driveway this time around — it’s cash. Following the release of its latest quarterly fiscal report, Jaguar Land Rover announced a plan to plug the leaks threatening its existence. The automaker cites declining sales as the reason for a 10.9 percent drop in revenue for the three […]

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Up for Bid, AI Art Signed ‘Algorithm’

With their eyes trained on a gilded frame containing a smeared, half-formed image of a distinguished gentleman, a small group of potential bidders gathered Friday night over cocktails at Christie’s New York and heard the pitch: here was the first portrait generated by an algorithm to come up for auction. The portrait, produced by artificial […]

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Mismanagement, and a Scientology Scandal, Blamed in Munich Museum Chief’s Ouster

MUNICH — At a recent exhibition opening, a painting of a black baby was attracting an unusual amount of attention. The work, by the German artist Jörg Immendorff, was part of a series of several cartoonish infants painted half a century ago. Visitors at the Haus der Kunst, one of Germany’s most important contemporary art […]

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Museums Forced to Reassess Saudi Ties Amid Uproar Over Journalist’s Fate

“It is a pleasure for us to welcome Misk Art Institute as it inaugurates an ambitious roster of international programs,” the museum’s director, Glenn Lowry, said, according to Misk’s website. “This exciting new venture holds out the promise of a deepened and enriched artistic and scholarly exchange across traditions and cultures, in which MoMA is […]

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Want to Get Rich Buying Art? Invest in Women

Once, when asked about discrimination against female artists, the Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner said the bias was as old as Judeo-Christian history. Brushing aside the weight of that realization, she added, “There’s nothing I can do about those 5,000 years.” She painted anyway, as have women throughout the ages who have continued to create despite […]

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The Frick Likely to Take Over the Met Breuer

In a striking development likely to surprise the art world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is in discussions to turn over the Met Breuer to the Frick Collection. By off loading the last three years of its eight-year lease in the Madison Avenue building, the Met could free itself of an $18 million annual financial […]

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Is the Way Australia Funds the Arts a Recipe for Mediocrity?

SYDNEY, Australia — In a rehearsal room here earlier this year, actors were doing a walk-through of the stage adaptation of “The 91-Story Treehouse,” a best-selling children’s book. In the magical world the play creates, two well-meaning, if haphazard, protagonists live in a multistory treehouse where they try to write a story, but keep getting […]

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The VSB Group Chat: Insecure Season 3, Episode 2, ‘Familiar-Like’ Recap

Photo: Merie W. Wallace (HBO) We’re slowly rolling through season 3 of Insecure with plenty of exposé and character development. So we are keeping the debate and discussion that Insecure inspires moving right along with it as a weekly discussion between Jouelzy and Panama Jackson. Jouelzy: This season is opening with a slow roll, but […]

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#SafeWayOut: Serena Williams Wants to Raise Awareness About Financial Abuse

Serena Williams during Day 3 of the Western and Southern Open on August 13, 2018 in Mason, Ohio.Photo: Rob Carr (Getty Images) When we discuss the effects and types of domestic abuse, there is one component we often overlook: financial abuse. Financial abuse (or economic abuse) is defined by the U.S. Office on Women’s Health […]

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