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A Studio Visit with Chuck Manion

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Artist Chuck Manion is much like the architect protagonist Howard Roark in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead: fiercely independent, autonomous thinking, a man of action. And like Howard Roark, fame and fortune are not a driving force governing the creative process or life trajectory. The integrity of their art is. Mr. Manion is concerned as much about the proper hanging for …

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A Shade of Pale Curated by Carrie Scott @ The Store X, London, Review by Edward Lucie Smith

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180 Strand is one of those betwixt and between spaces, found in big cities such as London, that from time to time play host to interesting art shows. It is a former office block, in classic Brutalist style, which seems to be always perpetually in a state of restoration and renovation. It is centrally located, very close to Somerset House, …

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Window Dressing: Artist Elliott De Cesare at Bergdorf Goodman.

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The other day, while walking from the Quiet Lunch offices on Fifth Avenue and 27th Street to a meeting further up Fifth by The Plaza Hotel, we couldn’t help but stop and stare at the magnificent window display at Bergdorf Goodman, the world’s premier fashion retailer. Not being Christmas, it’s rare our eyes spot something in the windows to temporarily …

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Best Booth at Frieze New York: Bill Beckley, the Eighties, Albertz Benda Gallery Booth SP21

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Chelsea gallery, Albertz Benda featured a stunning exhibition of works by the American artist (and poet as we see it), Bill Beckley. A teacher at SVA and trailblazer who, many years ago, organized the first exhibition at the legendary 112 Greene Street Workshop in SoHo in 1972 with Gordon Matta Clark, Rafi Ferrer, Barry Le Va, Jeffery Lew, Bill Bollinger, and Alan Saret. Beckley’s …

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Worst of List, Day 1, Frieze, New York

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Randalls Island, New York—Quiet Lunch hit Frieze hard yesterday. And for the most part, loved every second. Except when we were sweating our fucking balls off the entire time because the AC wasn’t fuctioning. We also hated the new design layout of their massive tents. Why did they change on the previous year’s awesome design where the air, light and …

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Ocean Art Week | Meta Gallery, Monaco

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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” -Jacques Yves Cousteau MONACO—The world-renowned French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, scientist, author, inventor, photographer and legendary seafarer was protecting our oceans long before others had realized just how important it is to do so. It was Jacques Cousteau, in his iconic, red-wool hat, who reminded us …

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Masterpieces Skateboard Show | Art on A Gallery

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Quiet Lunch visited Rafael Colon’s ‘Masterpieces’ on Skateboards show at Art on A Gallery this week. A New York native and former Marine, Rafael Colon breaths new life into the Old Masters.  Famous works by Michaelangelo, Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, and Vincent Van Gogh to name but a  few, are painted by Mr. Colon on wooden skateboards. But if you …

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Iron Gate East Launch Party | Inaugural Show: Ghosts of the Inanimate

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SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK—A full house was had Saturday evening, February 24th, at The Spur @ Southampton Social Club, the Hampton’s first private co- working space and innovation hub for entrepreneurs. There to launch Kelcey Edwards’ Iron Gate East and the opening reception of Ghosts of the Inanimate featuring works of three, Brooklyn-based artists: Belgian-American artist, Hedwig Brouckaert, American artist, Caleb Freese, and South Korean-American …

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McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York & The Ashcan School

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“McSorley sold his ale across the bar at two mugs for a quarter. A tired man could go in, buy his mug, sit down and rest until his weariness passed. It was a meeting-place for artists, writers and musicians of the quieter kind. It was quiet there, and blue clouds of smoke from pipes and cigars were rarely disturbed. Conversation was quiet, earnest …

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The Projective Drawing Opening Night Panel Discussion | Austrian Cultural Forum New York

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On Monday evening, Quiet Lunch attended the Austrian Cultural Forum New York opening night Panel Discussion for The Projective Drawing, a group exhibition curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director, The Drawing Center, New York. Brett was joined by Elsy Lahner (Albertina, Vienna) and Austrian artists Judith Saupper, Brigitte Mahlknecht and Lionel Favre.  A reception followed afterwards at the Raimund Abraham …

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Remembering Tim Hunt

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Our good friend and drinking companion, Tim Hunt, passed on November 26th, 2017. Always cheerful and dapper in bright, custom-tailored suits, he’d call friends male and female alike, ‘Lovely’ or ‘Darling’. Ever the consummate Englishman, Tim never had a bad word to say about anyone, nor had anyone a bad word to say about Tim, a former Curator at the Andy Warhol Foundation, on …

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Andy Moses: A 30-Year Survey. | The Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery.

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ndy Moses: A 30 Year Survey opens today, February 10th, at the Santa Monica College Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery. Quiet Lunch was privvy to get a sneak peek at the show which maps Andy’s progression as artist these last thirty years and is, essentially, chronologically ordered beginning with his early black and white paintings created while living in …