Julie Mehretu

The New Yorker this week profiled Julie Mehretu, in the fantastic article “Big Art, Big Money” by Calvin Tomkins. The article is focused around her recent $5 million commission by Goldman Sachs, and they touch on the role the institution played in the recent financial crisis. Julie Mehretu paints precisely defined abstract shapes in bright… Continue reading Julie Mehretu

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Evening of findings

3 findings tonight (late) 1) Crossing Delancey …a surprise of a movie about a microcosm of the New York Jewish community, and a meditation on singlehood and finding love. A 33-year old single girl–happy, successful, loving her life in the literary circles of the city–reluctantly finds herself in the talons of a well-meaning matchmaker who… Continue reading Evening of findings