Review

Man Up: Macho Men Take Upper East Side Galleries—Too Much Testosterone?

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THE UPPER EAST SIDE ART SCENE sure is getting wild. Long the preserve of the staid and genteel (old masters, modern masters and the like), the neighborhood has recently been seeing more adventurous fare. Three gallery shows that exemplify the trend—and a fourth farther uptown—are of work by artists who share elements of the same profile: the bad-boy avant-gardist with machismo to spare, rebelling against aesthetic conventions, social norms or both. Read More

Openings

There’s Something About Mark Flood: Cameron Diaz Turns Up for ‘Hateful Years’

Dan Colen, Mark Flood and Cameron Diaz at the opening for Mr. Flood's 'The Hateful Years,' 2012. (Courtesy Mary Barone)

Barry Manilow and David Lee Roth—present in the form of grotesquely distorted photo collages—weren’t the only celebrities at the opening of artist Mark Flood’s career survey, “The Hateful Years,” at Upper East Side gallery Luxembourg & Dayan the other night. Cameron Diaz was on hand, and paused to pose for photographer Mary Barone (remember her people pics from the sadly now-defunct Artnet magazine?) along with Mr. Flood and the artist Dan Colen. Read More