NYC Art at 100

It’s 100.

City art – expressions of messages and protest with oil, water, paper, metals and cans.

You can say it all started with some of the best in the business.

This year marks 100 years since the NY Armory Show was held in 1913 at the Lexington Avenue Armory.

New York was introduced to, Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Ce’zanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

So now the New York Historical Society is hosting: The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution through February 2014.

Over those 100 years we have seen the rise in great American contemporary and pop artists. Like Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Olden Litchtenstien and the list go on.

As well as those not yet approved by the establishment; such as British Graffitti artist Banksy.

New York has become a live wire for all things art. It is a billion dollar industry.

There is art in Airports, subways, streets, institutions of higher learning, sporting arenas, city and state buildings and on clothes. Yes! Art, can be seen through and through.

Now NYC is a major art premiere market.

Giorgio Kiaris' self titled: "Cromografie" Passione verde (Green Passion) Nicosia smith photo

Giorgio Kiaris’ self titled: “Cromografie” Passione verde (Green Passion) Nicosia smith photo

On October 9, I attended S. Artspace Gallery at 345 Broome Street, premier of Italian Artist Giorgio Kiaris’ self Titled: “Cromografie”. It featured Italian singing duo Giuseppe Fiorito and Francesco Moretti.

With this international art status, NYC art has entered its own space.

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