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Comment Archives: Stories: Art

Re: “A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene

Virginie Sommet otherwise know as "Madame V" has been operating this illegal business in Chinatown for over 15 years and putting peoples lives in danger. Her gallery was a front for SRO Slum Lord Hotels, she had two huge lofts full of beds in Chinatown.These shady lofts according to many sources had rats, bedbugs and loaded with fire hazards . She is currently living in Brooklyn at 137 Decatur Street where she bought a brown stone building and creating more illegal SRO units in the building to rent to foreigners from European countries such as France in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan using different names and outside sources. thousands of dollars were ripped off from unsuspecting tourist & students who lived in horrible conditions, she has been committing fraudulent activity. The DOB has shut down her illegal business in manhattan so now her focus is to us the Brooklyn Brownstone to restart her operation. A full investigation in under way and her property will be for sale soon !

Complete articles about her are here along with photos!

Posted by David Black on 07/01/2014 at 12:59 AM

Re: “Beyonds Within: For Your Eyes Only

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Re: “Beyonds Within: For Your Eyes Only

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Posted by honsnmr on 06/12/2014 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Brawn & 'Glitz Brut': Brent Owens at English Kills

Oh gee, another text painting, no one's ever thought of that.

Posted by Hilary on 03/23/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “The Next Ones: Wendy White (visual artist)

It was a pleasure to hear Wendy White and met her in person. Thank you

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Posted by Melissa Ayr on 02/25/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Pole Dancing in the Sun at PS1

Agreed that there is a big difference in pole dance fitness and the more vulgar types of poledance. For exercise it's really great. Try to get some start up help.

Posted by Empano Axlo on 02/18/2014 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Paintings of Women by the Handful

Posted by Freddo on 02/02/2014 at 1:10 AM

Re: “Laughing, Gasping with Deference: Mike Kelley

Thanks Paul, an inspiring review.

Posted by Farrell Brickhouse on 01/22/2014 at 5:01 PM

Re: “8 Museum Shows You Need to See This Fall

This is a very good list.

If you get a chance check out the list of museum exhibitions you can't afford to miss.

Posted by Cristian Valbuena on 08/30/2013 at 9:21 PM

Re: “8 Museum Shows You Need to See This Fall

Claes Oldenburg at the Walker Art Center

Posted by heyangella on 08/28/2013 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Tunga’s Eternal Minute

Brilliant writing! Conceptual art as an extension of the urban experience that is already there. It recalls the Charles Atlas show at this gallery in February last year, as well as Takahiko iimura at Microscope in March 2011. I shall bring my thickest monocle to this one.

Posted by ethanpettit on 08/16/2013 at 9:23 PM

Re: “A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene

@Louis P. Sloane. Richard Timperio IS mentioned, under Sideshow Gallery.

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Posted by ethanpettit on 06/29/2013 at 12:16 PM

Re: “A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene

Finis. Thank you for your time.

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Posted by ethanpettit on 06/29/2013 at 12:01 PM

Re: “A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene

For every gallery, editor, shaker and maker mentioned in L Magazine's short list here, there are scores of bloggers and socialites chiseling and proof-reading around the discourse. The art scene is a remarkable self-generating kind of consensus that comes out of miles of screed and canvas. Stars and celebrities are pushed upwards by consensus and through gauntlets of scrutiny. This peculiar social organization is by no means a new species in the world. But that Brooklyn can now be said to possess one of its own, is something in which I think the borough can take pride, and something that perhaps many people Neva Wudda Thunk.

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Posted by ethanpettit on 06/29/2013 at 11:47 AM

Re: “A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene

Or Coney Island USA! Which brings us the Mermaid Parade and has almost single-handedly revitalized America's greatest amusement park. 30 years running, and an immense infusion of creative energy into the borough. But not exactly what we're talking about here. If it were just a matter of not being elitist, this matter could be settled in a day and we'd have a nice "top ten" list of popular arts organizations that would make Marty Markowitz happy. But that's not what this is about, is it now, nor should it be.

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Posted by ethanpettit on 06/29/2013 at 11:24 AM

Re: “A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene

I have piles of newspaper clippings of arts programming by local groups in G-point and W-burg going back to the 80s. And these will appear in my Facebook archives. (Worth a trip for readers who might like to see some background on the Brooklyn art scene.) But local arts programming is not the point of this story, nor should it be. For a community arts programmer to make the cut in a lineup such we have here, they would have to put out enormous additional resources and probably change much of their mandate. Just being around, getting grants, and making programs is not enough. Hence El Puente is not in the "top ten" and neither is, for example, that show that's been taking place on a barge in Red Hook forever. My point is, this is a competitive sport. The stakes can be very high in this game, with money and fame in the offing. You don't hand out Olympic medals to every Little League team just because they do worthy service for the community. And they DO such worthy service, for sure. But this story is about who's cutting it, not about who's been around.

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Posted by ethanpettit on 06/29/2013 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Fred Valentine: Humorous Haunts

Great thoughts on Valentine's paintings. Thanks.

Posted by ethanpettit on 06/29/2013 at 12:23 AM

Re: “A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene

Arts in Bushwick! A huge oversight.

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Posted by ethanpettit on 06/28/2013 at 10:48 PM

Re: “A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene

You definitely forgot English Kills. But El Puente? Nothing but nachus for this great community cultural center. And for many others throughout the borough that ran theater and arts programming for a decade or more before the specialized "art world" claimed the land. But let's face it, this piece is about the art world in Brooklyn, not the arts in Brooklyn. Nothing wrong with that. Excellent work getting well-deserved kudos from L magazine. In another script, El Puente might have opened the "Roberto Bolan~o Gallery" and galvanized the newly-arrived art scene. But maybe they decided they didn't need the aggravation.

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Posted by ethanpettit on 06/28/2013 at 10:22 PM

Re: “A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene

Very surprised to see that you did not think that Richard Timperio was one of the key members of the Brooklyn art scene. He's done more to help and promote artists whether well known, un known, young or old by hosting the most democratic salon exhibition at his space for over 10 years. His eye and ability to place artists together is unmatched. Sit back and think of the careers which have been launched because of his great eye and compassion for other artists.

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Posted by Louise P. Sloane on 06/21/2013 at 11:35 PM

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