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Damien Hirst: The Best and the Worst Art of 2017.

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It’s not an easy feat for one art exhibition to be the best and worst of the year, but then again Damien Hirst is no ordinary artist. His sprawling exhibition “Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable,” which occupied two palatial spaces in Venice during the Biennale, was both adored by the general public and reviled by the critical press. …

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Spotlight on: Sydney Cash – A Meditation on Movement

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The first time I saw Sydney Cash’s latest series of paintings depicting wavy lines jutting out of dark surfaces, I immediately visualized brain waves, a heartbeat, and DNA links twisting and unfolding. These vibrating, orderly patterns of wavy, intersecting lines gave me an immediate sense of calm which then shifted into a kind of vertigo, a feeling of elated disorientation. …

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NSFW. | Prince on a Black Horse. | Marloes Haarmans.

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I recently asked a curator, “why don’t we see penises in art anywhere anymore? I mean if you really think about it, there were legit statues with johnsons on full display everywhere back in the day.” So I was stoked to come across a photo series called Prince on a Black Horse (Anonymous Lover) by Marloes Haarmans. Marloes Haarmans is a London and Amsterdam based …

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Rubik. | Moli Studio.

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Rubik is graphic design art collaboration created by MiloStudio and Peter Tarka. Low key, this conceptual collection might be paying homage to famous Dutch graphic artist, Maurits Cornelis Escher’s Relativity (1953) lithograph print. Each image pops with vivid color and mind-bending perspectives. Rubik beautifully defies the laws of gravity yet feel perfect to the point where you could not imagine it any other way. Conceptual art …

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Is Facebook Making You Unsuccessful?

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Originally intended as a way for collegiate chums to keep in touch, Facebook has now grown into a monolith of cultural proportions. While some see it as a useful technological tool capable moving the societal needle, others see it as distraction that dissolving the very fiber of society itself. Despite its polarization, Facebook isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Nevertheless, just …

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New Enamel Face Pin by Shantell Martin.

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One of our favorite illustrators, Shantell Martin, just debuted a new enamel pin. Encouraging us all to not lose our head, this limited edition pin is now available for pre-order—but be sure to get yours now because Martin last sold out almost immediately. SHOP NOW! Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is …

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New Music. | Summer • Velvet. | Chazmere.

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You should give this track by the multi-disciplinary artist from the Bronx a listen. Chazmere recently released his latest EP, •FELT•, and Summer•Velvet truly embodies the vibes Chaz hopes we fall into or as he states: More than ever, what we see is distorted, filtered, manipulated. Ads everywhere. Infinite Scrolls, endless instant updates. Exploiting our attention. Breaking our focus. Taking our energy. •FELT• …

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BWOOD x Anthony Cruz. | Quiet Lunch Book N°5 BTS RECAP.

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Here’s a video recap of our photoshoot with BWOOD featuring rapper Anthony Cruz from Quiet Lunch’s Book N°5 Fall/Winter print edition featuring Neil Grayson. Check out the short recap below and get your copy of Book N°5 today! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but …

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Kyoto no Kodo. | Philippe Marinig.

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Recently discovered Kyoto no Kodo, a series by French photographer, Philippe Marinig. Although brief, the series has a playful elegance and timeless appeal that makes quite memorable. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such …

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LiAngelo Ball Reveals UCLA Made Him Thank Trump for China Release.

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A new entry in the Ball-Trump feud. During an interview with The Breakfast Club this week, former UCLA hoopster LiAngelo Ball revealed that the university made him thank President Donald Trump for helping with his release from China. Last November Ball was with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill when they were accused of shoplifting some sunglasses and subsequently detained. …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Scope & Untitled Art Fairs. | Day 5.

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I can’t believe it’s already over! Today was the last day of a whirlwind of spectacular and inspiring art + memorable parties in more surreal than ever locations always infused with hit or miss art installations (no proper nightclub can call itself such without one nowadays) and the most varied and creative fare to rival New York or Paris. I decided …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Pulse Miami Beach. | Day 4.

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions…the good intentions were mine when yesterday I decided to go to the Soho Beach House Tent “just to check it out”…After the umpth late night, I had a smashing Cuban breakfast at El Exquisito restaurant in Little Havana and went to Pulse Contemporary Art Fair for what may be the strongest, …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Art Miami. | Day 3.

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After a long night partying at Carsten Höller’s Prada Double Club Miami, I mustered the strength to tackle the other Miami Art’s Week’s behemoth, Art Miami. After a fulfilling and highly rewarding day perusing stunning modern and contemporary art at the fair, I quickly changed into a retro Pucci outfit and went straight to one of the very best restaurants in Miami Beach. It’s simply called “27” …

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Visual Pleasure. | Art Basel Miami Beach 2017. | Opening Night.

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On Wednesday, champagne flutes clinked to inaugurated the 2017 edition of Art Basel Miami. The mood was decidedly festive. Under a protective dome of Miami sunshine and the manic highs of the Trump economy, many found reasons to be optimistic. The Swiss bank UBS (an event sponsor) says Art Basel Miami is the number one fair for collectors and looking …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Day 2.

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Quiet Lunch is in Miami! The second day of Quiet Lunch’s special envoy Eva Zanardi adventure in every art lover’s wet dream is about two inspiring, not to be missed satellite events: Mana Contemporary’s “Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions”, an exhibition composed of artists in Mana BSMT’s New Media program, “Flatland” will guide viewers through each world or dimensions, incorporating AR/VR elements and 3D projection mapping. The exhibition …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Day 1.

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Quiet Lunch is in Miami! Every day check out my Miami Art Basel report, my special envoy pop-up blog. I will be carefully selecting only the very best out of the myriad of events happening simultaneously during Miami Art Basel week alongside pieces I like. Let’s start with the Bigger than Life press preview day for Miami Art Basel, a.k.a.the Big Mac or the Black Friday of the …

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Recess. | Brooke DiDonato.

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Photographer Brooke DiDonato puts an adult spin on recess. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE …

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She Did That. | Tree Toppers by Women To Look Up To.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

Tired of your holiday being too basic? Well, now you can give your holiday some life with these handmade tree toppers by Women To Look Up To. Featuring popular women such as Serena Williams, Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton, these are way better than your average angel or cherub thingy. SHOP HERE Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, …

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New Pin by Dadu Shin.

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We’re big fans of Dadu Shin and we are absolutely pleased to find out about his new pin! A universal hand signal meant to ward off undesirables, let this pin do it for so you don’t have to. SHOP HERE Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction …

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The Outer Boroughs. | Urban Landscape Painting at The Lodge Gallery.

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The Lodge Gallery is proud to present The Outer Boroughs; Brooklyn, Queens & The Bronx, a group exhibition exploring the transformative cultural history of New York through contemporary urban landscape painting. The works in this exhibition are formidable testaments to the only unchanging constant in New York, which is change itself. Here, through the beauty of each urban landscape, we witness the …

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Happiness. | A Film by Steve Cutts.

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Happiness is a short animated film about a rodent’s relentless quest to find fulfillment. If the animation looks familiar it may because you saw the viral short Man by Steve Cutts that has over 24 million views on Youtube a few years back.  The short starts with a rodent running alone in a void (individuality) then he (assuming the rat …

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The Sound of Masturbation: 5 Masturbatory Anthems.

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No Nut November is coming to an end—yes, you read correctly, No Nut November. Apparently November has been deemed a month in which some collectively refrain from the vile but ecstatic act of masturbation; otherwise referred to in more brash circles as choking the chicken, jacking (or jilling) off or flicking the bean. Unlike its counterparts “No Shave November” a.k.a. …

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Sewing Icons. | Victoria Villasana.

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This embroidery infused work by Mexican artist Victoria Villasana is amazing. You may recognize her name because Victoria was a prolific street artist in London for a decade. Known for “her rebellious femininity and cross-cultural imagery”, Villasana mixes her love for yarn with images of visionaries, positive messages, colours, and patterns to create these dope pieces of art featuring iconic figures like Amy Winehouse, Nina …

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New Music. | King Salomon. | Salomon Faye.

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The homie Salomon Faye released his debut EP King Salomon featuring the critically acclaimed single “LIVE LEARN” featuring J. Cole & Eryn Allen Kane. The album artwork was created by artist Ryan Bock who we featured in our previous print edition, Book N°4. Stream the EP project below. Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and …

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Into the Light. | Cascione & Lusciov.

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Sculpting duo, Cascione & Lusciov wants the audience to step into the future with their 2016 bronze sculpture series, Into the Light. Inspired by scientific research and study of pure forms, Into the Light features pieces with lines that flow in a precise conceptual drawing of the object being conceived in three dimensions. Sketches, drawings, physical and virtual models were exploited to identify the final …

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Computer Virus 1.0 and the Return of Lazarus.

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Galerie Richard – 121 Orchard Street – New York November 8th – December 10th 2017 A retrospective view of Joseph Nechvatal’s sensual works is at Jean-Luc Richard’s gallery on Orchard Street, located just above Kenmare in the LES. These soft richly textured surfaces and images are not hand made but conceived visually in digital territory. Three works from 2017 are …

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Three Pulses: Ventiko, Fischer Cherry and Kennedy Yanko.

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n the lead up to Art Basel Miami this year and every year for that matter, freelance art writers accumulate a plethora of urgent press materials advocating for why certain fairs cannot be missed, why their party will be the party, their activation, intervention, booth or installation the most memorable, salacious or avant-garde, and so on and so forth. Some …

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Open This Book and Say Cheese. | LITERALLY, This Book is a Camera.

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We all have a fond love for pop-up books but have you ever seen a pop-up book that can also take a picture?! Aptly called, THIS BOOK IS A CAMERA, Kelli Anderson designed the book to discover the inner workings of the camera. For analog aficionados, learning how to use a non digital camera can be intimidating but this book makes it …

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In-Shadow. | A Modern Odyssey.

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I came across a dope but thought provoking short animated film called In-Shadow. It’s a visual masterpiece reminiscent of the internet red-pill short film animation classic, I Pet Goat 2. Written, Directed & Produced by Lubomir Arsov, In-Shadow depicts the dark truths starting to unravel before over very eyes today from our obsessions with social media, news, celebrity to what looks like …

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New Video. | Finesse. | Bl’eve Brown.

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ew East Coast co-founder, producer and rap artist, Bl’eve Brown just released his latest track, Finesse featuring Jimmy2Shoes with over 200,000 streams on Spotify! The new visual, directed by Kevin Chiu, depicts Bl’eve going around the city as he raps about how sometimes, all you have to do is finesse ’em. Peep the video below and give it a like. Click …

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The Ascent. | Thomas Yang.

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The Ascent You pedal, you push, you pant, you press on, you never stop until you are at the peak. You ride higher, live louder, laugh harder, dream bigger. Your life takes you from one adventure to another.  ust in time for the holiday shopping season, Thomas Yang (of 100 Copies) just released his latest print,  The Ascent. Yang explains …

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NSFW. | TRANS-Ville. | Catinca Tabacaru Gallery.

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ast weekend, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery presented the second iteration of TRANS-ville. Curated by Milk & Night’s Coco Dolle, the event exhibited six performance art works involving installation art, sound pieces, body language and video projections. With an inter-sectional and inter-generational approach, Dolle mixed in conversations on gender politics, mythos, cross-cultural identity, inter-racial dynamics and transitional states of beings. Displayed in …

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Insidious Beauty. | Valli Art Gallery.

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If you are heading down to Miami for the upcoming Art Basel Miami Beach, or even just to escape the winter, be sure to head to Wynwood’s Valli Art Gallery to immerse yourself in the new exhibition from internationally regarded Italian multi-media artist, Chiara Dynys. Curated by famed Italian art critic Giorgio Verzotti, the show, titled ‘Insidious Beauty’ will be …

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The Long Wet Grass. | Seamus Scanlon.

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The resonance of tires against the wet road is a mantra, strong and steady.  The wipers slough rain away in slow rhythmic arcs into the surrounding blackness.  The rain falls slow and steady, then gusting, reminding me of Galway when I was a child where Atlantic winds flung broken fronds of seaweed onto the Prom during high tide.  Before the …

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Rashaad Newsome. | Running. | Park Avenue Armory.

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n Tuesday night, November 7th, multi-media artist Rashaad Newsome unveiled the fruits of his Artists Studio residency at The Park Avenue Armory in back to back presentations of his stripped down and yet most emotionally evocative performance series yet: Running. Taking place inside the newly restored Veterans Room, “a monument of late 19th-century decorative arts” that combines multi-ethnic architectural influences …

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Artists We Know: “The Water Carrier” | Profile Lucia Love.

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elcome back to our fall edition of Artists We Know.  For our second series of articles for Quiet Lunch, we will be serving both new and lesser-known artists as well as artists well into their respective careers. So without further ado: Our second article of this season profiles Lucia Love, a visual artist whose use of evolving story arcs beckons …

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Like Lesser Gods. | Bruce McEver at the National Arts Club.

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Quiet Lunch attended the historic National Arts Club in Gramercy Park on Friday evening, October 27th, to hear poet Bruce McEver read from his latest collection of work, Like Lesser Gods. Its not often we leave a poetry reading looking back over our shoulder hoping the poet might read one more poem for good measure, but Bruce McEver packs his works with …

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Edo Ball x Season 2. | Andrew Archer.

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With the NBA season starting this past week, Andrew Archer returns with season 2 of  Edo Ball artworks. Andrew  put in some big work over the off-season to create a new series of 10 artworks. Each artwork has a fresh new story and has been finished off in the iconic Edo—Ball style. This season features The Wolfpack, The Durantula and my personal …

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A Matter of Dust.

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Mike Weiss, the art dealer and former Chelsea gallery owner, liked to give out assigned seats at his more formal gallery opening-after-parties. I can’t remember which artist he was showing that evening roughly two years ago, or what restaurant it was, but I do remember being deliberately plunked down next to a charming young stranger with an infectious, liberally-used laugh, …

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Ron Agam. | An Ode to Black and White.

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“Color weakens”, Pablo Picasso. New York’s own Ron Agam strongly agrees. The internationally renowned artist, is widely acclaimed for his “furiously chromatic” geometric artworks. His artistic output successfully attempts to replace sensual pleasure with intellectual design, primarily through mesmerizing black and white acrylics atop low relief wood panels. His optical creations fit perfectly within the resurgence of Op and Kinetic …

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Andy Cahill. | Home at SAFE Gallery.

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stern figure sits at a dinner table which appears to be morphing into a face; a house grows ears; a smoker blows puffs out of a shirt sleeve; and a figure crawling on the ground, partially clothed with woolen socks and shirt, reaches toward a distant house. Pictorially grotesque, kaleidoscopic, psychedelic and dreamlike, Andy Cahill’s new show ‘Home’ at Brooklyn’s Safe Gallery will …

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Titia Ex. | Light Art for the Common Good.

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October 2017, Amsterdam- NL elebrated Dutch artist Titia Ex’s work is altruistic in its essence. Her dynamic, whimsical, site-specific light sculptures are carefully planned and created for public enjoyment. Her work affirms that art should be a common good, gratis and available to be experienced by all, regardless of one’s class or level of affluence. Public art is a leveler, …