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New York City: Romanticism vs. Reality

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hen you think of New York City, you imagine the "stereotypical" view of it. The endless sky-scraper draped avenues, the gritty underworld of the subway, the glamour of the all the designer's fashion houses and the bright lights of Broadway. These are all aspects of the city that are heightened in film & art alike to give the Big Apple it's romanticized v[...]

Falling Out Of Love With New York City: The Truth About Our Messy Breakup

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I just want to start out by saying that New York City and I have been in love for the majority of my life. We have shared laughs, long nights of tears, drunken escapades, a mutual distaste for tourists and arrogant assholes from Staten Island alike, and we have both been there for each other during the darkest of times. In what some would call a fantasy wor[...]

Street Brilliance: Blek Le Rat, The Godfather of Street Art

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After a visit to New York City in 1971, Blek le Rat became influenced by early graffiti works. Back in Paris, Blek decided to bring his brand of street works to his hometown. Much like his name, he spread his work like rats spread the plague. Part Graffiti, part Richard Hamilton styled works, Blek is credited with being the inventor of the life-sized ste[...]

Everyone’s Work Is Equally Important…

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Don’t read – just blink and go. Three steps to fifteen minutes   Brand Yourself … and the phone that understands said brand “Everybody’s work is equally important…” #wordsbywhichtolive Ad the end of the day, the world is yours   If you have a great photo of “Art is Everywhere” email it to submit@an-mag.com with the subject m[...]

Hello Brooklyn, Nemo Achida Adores You

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New York City holds a special place for artists. No matter the medium, intrinsically there is something that pushes most creative minds to get their asses to New York if they ever plan to get serious about their career. If you're an artist, I know you've heard that internal chant constantly reminding you 'You've got to have your New York years, You've go[...]

We'll Always Have NY: Work By Lou Patrou

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New York City based artist Lou Patrou has created a body of work that speaks to the city he calls home. It's vibrant, full of life and robust characters. Some of pieces--complete with dancing stick figures and African inspired patterns and prints--remind me of pop art legend Keith Haring--one of my favorite artists. Check out some of our favorite pieces [...]