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Paul Thek: Diver, a Retrospective is the first retrospective in the United States devoted to the legendary American artist Paul Thek (1933-1988). A sculptor, painter, and one of the first artists to create environments or installations, Thek came to recognition showing his sculpture in New York galleries in the 1960s. The first works exhibited, which he began making in 1964 and called “meat pieces” as they were meant to resemble flesh, were encased in Plexiglas boxes that recall Minimal sculptures.
The Whitney Museum, semi-flush after the sale of some properties uptown, is prepping to break ground on May 24th for the new museum set to rise next to the High Line in the Meatpacking District. The museum crew, headed by Whitney director Adam Weinberg, gathered with locals last night to show off the latest revised designs for the Whitney Downtown . Plans from Italian starchitect Renzo Piano call for loads of glass down low along Gansevoort Street, where a 14,000-square-foot plaza Largo (in Piano-speak) stretches towards the Hudson River.
When it first opened in 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest tower in the world. But as a new exhibtion in the Skyscraper Museum shows, it's anything but lonely at the top. To view our videos, you need to