All manner of illustrated anatomical hearts on this wheat-paste street art piece “Love Hurts” outside the Sue Scott Gallery on Rivington Street in New York’s Lower East Side.

This giant, wall-mounted plaster pizza sculpture by artist Tom Friedman was recently on show at the Frieze Art Fair New York, where the Luhring Augustine gallery sold it for US $270,000.

We’re at the second annual Frieze Art Fair in New York City today, an ambitious event started by influential U.K. art magazine Frieze. Below are some pictures of the venue, including pix of the dramatic entrance to the long, snaking tenets that house the event, which we got to viaContinue Reading

Classic framed poster for Les Aventures de Tintin for the “Au Pays des Soviets” edition of the comic book series by Belgian author Herge (a.k.a, Georges Remi). This poster is in the bathroom of the Belgian restaurant Petite Abeille in Tribeca, in New York City. The entire restaurant is decoratedContinue Reading

These fur-covered hand grenades by Hungarian artist Kata Legrady are part of a series of works where ordnance and weapons are covered with the materials of luxury. The grenades were recently on show in New York by the Pekin Fine Arts gallery at the Armory Show. The artist is basedContinue Reading

Artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres‘ “Untitled” lightbulbs installation occupies the cavernous orange-carpeted fourth-floor gallery at the New Museum in New York City. The work is of one several pieces by Gonzalez as part of the show “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star.”

The white neon-light “America” sign (titled Rückenfigur) by New York-based artist Glenn Ligon at the “Human Nature” contemporary art exhibition at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (or LACMA).

New York street art: Another one of those celebrity-image and Andy Warhol pop-art mash-ups by artist Mr. Brainwash that have been appearing around lower Manhattan the past few months. This one of actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on Star Trek, and Warhol’s famous Marilyn Monroe silkscreen painting can beContinue Reading