NYC-ARTS

S2021 E518 | FULL EPISODE

NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 29, 2021

A visit to Fotografiska New York, the new photography museum in the Flatiron District. A conversation with Shahpour Pouyan, an Iranian artist whose works range from drawing and painting to sculpture and performance art. And a look at one of the works in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum.

AIRED: April 29, 2021 | 0:27:46
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♪♪

>>> COMING UP ON "NYC ART," A

VISIT TO FOTOGRAFISKA NEW YORK,

A NEW PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM IN THE

FLAT IRON DISTRICT.

>> AS PEOPLE MOVE THROUGH THE

SPACE WHAT WE WANTED TO

EMPHASIZE WAS DIFFERENT TYPES OF

PHOTOGRAPHY, STREET PHOTOGRAPHY,

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, LANDSCAPE,

FINE ART CONCEPTUAL WORK,

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

>>> AND PROFILE OF IRANIAN

ARTIST NOW LIVING IN NEW YORK.

>> I MAKE CERAMICS, AND AT THE

SAME TIME I DO PAINTINGS,

DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY,

EVERYTHING.

>>> AND A LOOK AT EXHIBITION

"GRIEF AND GRIEVANCE: ART AND

MOURNING IN AMERICA," BRINGS

TOGETHER THE WORK OF 37 ARTISTS

IN VARIETY OF MEDIUMS.

>>> FUNDING FOR "NYC ARTS" IS

MADE POSSIBLE BY --

THEA PETSCHEK IERVOLINO

FOUNDATION, THE LEWIS "SONNY"

TURNER FUND FOR DANCE, JODY AND

JOHN ARNHOLD, THE AMBROSE

FOUNDATION, ROSALIND P. WALTER,

ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN,

CHARLES AND VALERIE DIKER, THE

NANCY SIDEWATER FOUNDATION,

ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ

FOUNDATION, THE MILTON AND SALLY

AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN

PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF

CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP

WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY

MEMBERS OF 13.

"NYC ARTS" IS MADE POSSIBLE IN

PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

>> FIRST REPUBLIC BANK PRESENTS,

FIRST BANKS FIRST.

AT FIRST REPUBLIC BANK, "FIRST"

REFERS TO OUR FIRST PRIORITY,

THE CLIENTS WHO WALK THROUGH OUR

DOORS.

THE FIRST STEP, RECOGNIZE THAT

EVERY CLIENT IS AN INDIVIDUAL

WITH UNIQUE NEEDS.

FIRST DECREE.

BE A BANK WHOSE CURRENCY IS

SERVICE IN THE FORM OF PERSONAL

BANKING.

THIS WAS FIRST REPUBLIC'S

MISSION FROM OUR VERY FIRST DAY.

IT'S STILL THE FIRST THING ON

OUR MINDS.

>> AND BY SWANN AUCTION

GALLERIES.

>> SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES.

WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF

LOOKING AT AUCTIONS, OFFERING

VINTAGE BOOKS AND FINE ARTS

SINCE 1941, WORKING TO COMBINE

KNOWLEDGE WITH ACCESSIBILITY,

WHETHER YOU'RE A LIFELONG

COLLECTOR, A FIRST-TIME BUYER,

OR LOOKING TO SELL.

INFORMATION AT

SWANNGALLERIES.COM.

♪♪

>>> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO

"NYC ARTS," I'M PAULA ZAHN.

ON OUR PROGRAM, WE'LL VISIT

FOTOGRAFISKA NEW YORK, A NEW

PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM IN THE FLAT

IRON DISTRICT, LOCATED IN

LANDMARK CHURCH MISSIONS HOUSE,

NEW GLOBAL OUTPOST FROM

STOCKHOLM BASED DESTINATION FOR

PHOTOGRAPHY.

BUILDING WAS RENOVATED BY

ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN

FIRM TO PROVIDE A MIX OF

COMMERCIAL, GALLERY AND EVENT

SPACE.

THE FIRM RECENTLY WON A LUCY J.

MOSES PRESERVATION AWARD FOR

WORK ON THIS HISTORIC BUILDING.

AFTER MANY CLOSURES DUE TO THE

PANDEMIC, MUSEUM REOPENED IN

AUGUST EAGER TO BRING

WORLD-CLASS PHOTOGRAPHY BACK TO

THE PUBLIC.

THE MUSEUM PRESENTS A CONSTANTLY

ROTATING SET OF EXHIBITIONS WITH

DIVERSE RANGE OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

AND TIMELY SUBJECTS IN IMMERSIVE

SETTINGS, VIVID TABLEAU BY

PHOTOGRAPHER HASSAN ASADJ,

PORTRAITS BY LUCY LIU AND LOOKS

BACK AT ARTIST KNOWN AS TOM OF

FINLAND.

WE VISITED SOON AFTER THE

REOPENING TO DISCUSS THE UNIQUE

ARCHITECTURAL PAST AND ITS

FUTURE.

♪♪

>>> FOTOGRAFISKA WAS FOUNDED IN

2010 IN STOCKHOLM BY TWO

BROTHERS, HAD OVER 250

EXHIBITIONS AT THIS POINT.

JUNE OF 2010 THEY OPENED SECOND

LOCATION IN ESTONIA, AND IN

DECEMBER OF 2019, NEW YORK

OPENED.

>> FOTOGRAFISKA OCCUPIES A NEW

YORK CITY LANDMARK, WHICH WAS

BUILT IN 1894 AS THE MISSION

HOUSE FOR THE EPISCOPALIAN

CHURCH DOWN THE STREET.

IT WAS UNDERUTILIZED NEW YORK

CITY LANDMARK, AND ONE OF THE

REALLY EXCITING CHALLENGES OF

THE PROJECT WAS TO TAKE THIS

BEAUTIFUL BUILDING THAT WAS 126

YEARS OLD AND GIVE IT NEW LIFE

AND GIVE IT LONGEVITY FOR THE

NEXT 200 OR 300 YEARS.

ARCHITECTURE IS KNOWN AS

NEOFLEMISH, AND REFERS TO

BEAUTIFUL GILD AND TOWN HALLS OF

NORTHERN EUROPE.

AMAZING LIMESTONE AND GRANITE

FACADE PUNCTUATED BY LARGE

WINDOWS.

WHEN WE UNEARTHED SCULPTURE, WE

PUT DISCRETE LIGHTING ON THE

OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING SO YOU

COULD SEE SIX FLOORS UP AMAZING

DETAILING THAT NO ONE KNEW WAS

THERE FOR OVER 100 YEARS.

>> AS PEOPLE MOVE THROUGH THE

SPACE, WHAT WE REALLY WANTED TO

EMPHASIZE WAS DIFFERENT TYPES OF

PHOTOGRAPHY.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY MIXED WITH

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED WITH

LANDSCAPE, FINE ART CONCEPTUAL

WORK.

REALLY HAVE SOMETHING FOR

EVERYONE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

FOTOGRAFISKA STOCKHOLM HAS BEEN

SO SUCCESSFUL WITH IS EXHIBITION

DESIGN.

WE DECIDED TO ALSO TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF HAVING THIS

BUILDING AND BLOCKING OUT

NATURAL LIGHT TO ACTUALLY USE

THAT TO ELEVATE THE WORK.

SO WE USE A LOT OF WALLPAPERS,

COLORS, FONTS, TO FURTHER

EXPLAIN WHAT THESE PHOTOGRAPHS

OR THIS EXHIBITION IS ABOUT.

MOST WIDELY KNOWN FOR HER

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY.

SHE AND THE CURATOR THAT WORKED

ON THE EXHIBITION CREATED SEVEN

DIFFERENT THEMES WITHIN THE

EXHIBITION.

EACH HAD DIFFERENT COLORS,

COVERS SHE HAD SHOT OVER YEAR OF

30-PLUS YEARS, MADE INTO

WALLPAPERS, A FUN AND DYNAMIC

WAY OF SHOWING PHOTOGRAPHY AND

STEERS US AWAY FROM THE WHITE

CUBE MODEL THAT'S SO

TRADITIONAL.

THE ARTIST DID EXTENSIVE

INTERVIEWS AND PORTRAITS OF

MIGRANT WOMEN WHO HAD TO LEAVE

THEIR HOME COUNTRIES DUE TO

VARIOUS REASONS, USUALLY

CONFLICT OR VIOLENCE HAPPENING,

AND ENDED UP LIVING IN SWEDEN,

DESIGNED THE WALLPAPERS AND WE

HANG THE PHOTOGRAPHS ON TOP OF

THEM.

WANTED PEOPLE TO WALK INTO THE

SPACE AND FEEL ENCOMPASSED BY

INTRICATE SETS THEY CREATED AND

PORTRAITS THEY PHOTOGRAPHED.

>> WORKING WITH A NONPROFIT

CALLED WITNESS TO INNOCENCE, AND

WHAT HE DECIDED TO DO WAS IN HIS

QUINTESSENTIAL STYLE TAKE THESE

UP CLOSE PORTRAITS OF DEATH ROW

EXONOREES, BUT HE FILMED THE

SITTERS, THEY'RE SLIGHTLY

MOVING.

IT'S AN EXHIBITION, HE DECIDED

TO RECORD THEIR STORIES.

HEARING FROM THEIR OWN WORDS

WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE ARRESTED,

GO ON TRIAL BE CONVICTED AND

LIVE ON DEATH ROW FOR CRIMES

THEY DIDN'T COMMIT

>> I SAY REAL LOUD, I DON'T WANT

TO DIE!

>> AS YOU MOVE THROUGH THE

EXHIBITION WHAT WE DECIDED TO DO

WAS CREATE A SENSE OF HEIGHT,

INTIMACY, GETTING EVEN CLOSER

AND CLOSER TO ALMOST WHAT A

DEATH ROW CELL LOOKS LIKE SO

PEOPLE REALLY GET A SENSE OF

WHAT THEIR LIVES WERE LIKE WHILE

THEY WERE INCARCERATED.

WE HAVE LOCAL EXHIBITIONS THAT

DON'T TOUR TO OTHER LOCATIONS,

SPECIFIC ARTISTS DEALING WITH

RELEVANT ISSUES TO NEW YORK OR

AMERICA.

LARRY FINK IS ONE OF THE MOST

FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS OF HIS

GENERATION, MAINLY IN STREET

PHOTOGRAPHY.

HE CONTACTED US AND SAID I

REALLY LOVE YOUR PROGRAM YOU'RE

DOING CALLED PHOTOGRAPHERS ON

THE FRONT LINES.

THIS WAS WHEN WE HANDED OVER OUR

PLATFORM TO PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT

WERE PHOTOGRAPHING THE BLACK

LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT.

HE SAID THIS IS WHAT I WAS

REALLY DOING THROUGHOUT MY

CAREER.

I WOULD LOVE TO GET INVOLVED.

LET'S DO SOMETHING ON THE

PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY I TOOK IN

THE '60s, WORK FROM HARLEM AND

WASHINGTON, D.C., STUDENT

PROTESTS, MARCH OF WASHINGTON.

ONE OF THE STRENGTHS OF

PHOTOGRAPHY HE SAID IS WE CAN

RESPOND QUICKLY TO RELEVANT

ISSUES AND STAY CURRENT.

GREEN IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE, A

BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST AND ALL

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE LGBTQ

COMMUNITY, MOSTLY PEOPLE OF

COLOR, MORE OF A CELEBRATION,

INTIMATE AND CAREFULLY CRAFTED

PHOTOGRAPHS.

OUR WHOLE CONCEPT IS REALLY

CATERING TO THE NEW WAY THAT WE

FEEL THAT PEOPLE WANT TO VISIT

MUSEUMS.

WHERE IT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE

EXPERIENTIAL, INTERACTIVE.

ON THE SIXTH FLOOR WE DO A LOT

OF EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING,

ARTIST TALKS, COSTUME PARTIES,

PERFORMANCE PIECES, CONCERTS.

PULLING FROM ALL THESE AREAS TO

MAKE A LAYERED EXPERIENCE.

DURING THE PANDEMIC WE DID

TRANSITION A LOT OF OUR

PROGRAMMING ONLINE,

LIVESTREAMING EVENTS.

FAMILY PROGRAMMING THAT USED TO

TAKE PLACE INSIDE THE BUILDING

WE MOVED OUTSIDE WHEN WE CAN.

REALLY GOING TO CHANGE THE WAY

PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE MUSEUM OR

FOTOGRAFISKA SPECIFICALLY.

I THINK WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT

TO FOTOGRAFISKA IS BEING

RELEVANT AND RESPONDING QUICKLY

TO WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD.

WE REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO COME TO

FOTOGRAFISKA AND SEE THE SOCIAL

RELEVANCE IN THE ARTWORK THAT'S

ON DISPLAY.

♪♪

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>>> NEXT WE'LL VISIT WITH AN

IRANIAN ARTIST WHO LIVES IN

NEW YORK.

BORN IN 1979, THE YEAR OF IRAN'S

ISLAMIC REVOLUTION, HIS

CHILDHOOD WAS MARKED BY THE

EIGHT-YEAR WAR WITH IRAQ.

HIS WORKS RANGE FROM DRAWING AND

PAINTING TO SCULPTURE AND

PERFORMANCE ART.

THEY SHOW A CONCERN WITH POWER,

MILITARY AGGRESSION AND

RELIGIOUS ORTHODOXIES, SOMETIMES

QUITE SUBTLY.

INCLUDE COPIES OF PERSIAN

MINIATURES WITH HISTORICAL

FIGURES ERASED AND GAPS IN

LANDSCAPE FILLED IN.

AND IMPOSING SCULPTURES

FASHIONED IN CHAIN MAIL, LEARNED

DIRECTLY FROM MASTER PERSIAN

ARMOR BUILDER ETCHED WITH

CALLIGRAPHY.

HIS WORKS ARE EXHIBITED ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

"NYC ARTS" CAUGHT UP WITH HIM IN

LONG ISLAND CITY.

>> I MAKE CERAMICS AND AT THE

SAME TIME I DO PAINTING,

DRAWING, PHOTOGRAPHY,

EVERYTHING.

THE FUN PART IS DOING EVERYTHING

WITH MY OWN HANDS.

I GREW UP IN TEHRAN AND LIVE IN

BROOKLYN NOW.

IRAN IS MODERN NAME, IN

POLITICAL TERMS.

PERSIA HAS 1,000 YEARS OF

HISTORY.

I DON'T THINK IT'S ABOUT IRAN,

ABOUT THE SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHY,

IT'S MORE THE CULTURE AND

INTERACTIONS THAT HAPPEN.

PROJECTS ARE BASED ON OLD

PRACTICE OF PRODUCING ARMOR IN

IRAN, BEEN AROUND FOR 2,000

YEARS, 3,000 YEARS.

THE PHYSICAL PROCESS IS ABOUT

BRINGING THIS VERY OLD MEDIEVAL

TECHNIQUE AND JUST BRING IT BACK

TO LIFE AS A CONTEMPORARY FORM

OF PRACTICING ART.

ARMOR IS LAYERS OF HISTORY,

LAYERS OF AGGRESSION.

AND AT THIS POINT TURNED TO BE A

POETIC PRODUCT, COVERED BY

DECORATION, POETRY, AND LAYERS

AND LAYERS OF RICH CULTURE.

PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME WHAT ARE

YOU TRYING TO SAY, BUT TELLING

ANYTHING ABOUT THIS WORK IS JUST

MAKE IT MORE COMPLICATED.

BECAUSE THESE WORKS HAVE VERY

STRONG ROOTS IN MISUNDERSTANDING

BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURES.

SO I WOULD SAY LAYERS AND LAYERS

OF MISUNDERSTANDING.

WHICH IS THE TRUTH.

I COLLECTED/SELECTED THIS VERY

SPECIFIC MINIATURE FROM MEDIEVAL

AND 15th, 16th CENTURIES.

TALKING ABOUT VERY VAST

GEOGRAPHY OF TODAY'S MANY

COUNTRIES.

IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT HISTORICAL

MOMENTS, AND THEN I REMOVED ALL

THE FIGURES, HEROES, ANTIHEROES.

I FREED THE MINIATURE FROM THAT

WEIGHT OF FIGURES.

SO WHAT YOU SEE IS THIS EMPTY

LANDSCAPE OR ARCHITECTURAL

THING.

THERE IS A STORY THERE, HOWEVER

YOU CAN READ IT OR NOT, SO IT'S

JUST I WOULD SAY UPDATED.

I DO MANY SKETCHES.

I KEEP DOING SKETCHES AND JUST

DOING AGAIN AND CHANGING AND

CHANGING AND CHANGING.

BUT THEY'RE ALL COMING FROM AN

IDEA, SO I HAVE SOMETHING IN MY

MIND, AND I HAVE A CONCEPT AND

SOMETHING THAT HAS TO GET THREE

DIMENSIONAL FORM.

AND THEN I GO TO STUDIO AND

START BUILDING THE CERAMIC

PIECE.

AND KEEPS CHANGING AND CHANGING.

FINAL RESULT IS SOMETHING ELSE.

WORKING WITH CLAY IS AMAZING.

BECAUSE IT DECEIVES ME.

EVERY DAY YOU GO AND YOU'RE

WAITING THAT SOMEHOW IS GOING TO

SURPRISE YOU WITH SOMETHING,

WITH A NEW CRACK, WITH A CHANGE,

WITH DEFORMATION, WITH MANY

OTHER THINGS.

BUT IT'S BETWEEN THE MEDIUM AND

ME, DISCUSSIONS, LIKE I WANT TO

TAKE YOU TO THE PERFECT STEP AND

HE'S JUST RESISTING.

AND GETTING THE SHAPE, GETTING

THE FORM, AND THEN YOU FIRE IT

TWO TIMES, THEN WHENS IT COMING

OUT, IT'S A MONSTER.

TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

THE MOMENT -- OH, SO THE

NEGOTIATION WORKED.

MY IDEAS IN SKETCHES ARE NOT

FROM SPECIFIC PLACES, NOT

REALLY.

SO WHAT I DO IS GET THAT

ESSENTIAL ALPHABET IN FORM OF

ARCHITECTURE AND BRING IT TO MY

SCULPTURES.

WHEN I WAS WORKING ON THIS

CITYSCAPE, I WAS THINKING THE

BEST WAY TO CELEBRATE A NATION

IS ARCHITECTURE.

I THINK WORKS BECAUSE IT'S

UNFINISHED PROJECT, THE SKETCH

OF A FUTURE.

LIKE A DREAM OR NIGHTMARE.

CERAMIC IS VERY FRAGILE, IT'S

ABOUT FRAGILE CONDITION OF ALL

OF US, AS PEOPLE, AS A NATION.

AS A CITY, AS A STATE.

SO EVERYTHING HAPPENED IS THE

TRUTH THAT YOU TRY TO FIND, BUT

HOW MUCH IS CORRECT, YOU NEVER

KNOW.

♪♪

>>> NEXT, WE'LL VISIT THE NEW

MUSEUM, ONLY MUSEUM IN NEW YORK

CITY EXCLUSIVELY DEVOTED TO

CONTEMPORARY ART.

FOUNDED IN 1977, MUSEUM HAS BEEN

LOCATED ON THE BOWERY SINCE

2007.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW IS "GRIEF AND

GRIEVANCE: ART AND MOURNING IN

AMERICA," THE EXHIBITION A

REFLECTION ON CONCEPTS OF

MOURNING MADE URGENT BY THE

RACIST VIOLENCE NOW EXPERIENCED

BY BLACK COMMUNITIES ALL ACROSS

AMERICA.

IT BRINGS TOGETHER THE WORK OF

37 ARTISTS IN A VARIETY OF

MEDIUMS, FILLING ALL THREE MAIN

FLOORS OF THE MUSEUM.

THE EXHIBITION WAS ORIGINALLY

CONCEIVED BY NIGERIAN BORN CURE

CURATOR, ONE OF THE MOST

INFLUENTIAL OF HIS GENERATION.

AFTER HIS DEATH IN 2019, HIS

LONG TIME COLLABORATORS AND

CURATORS CAME TOGETHER TO

REALIZE HIS PERSONAL AND

POLITICAL VISION FOR THE SHOW.

THE EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

DIVERSE ARTISTS EXPLORING

AMERICAN HISTORY FROM THE CIVIL

RIGHTS MOVEMENT OF THE 1960s TO

ISSUES OF POLICE VIOLENCE IN THE

1980s UP UNTIL TODAY.

SOME OF THESE WORKS LOOK AT

HISTORY AND TRAUMA IN VERY

DIRECT AND RECOGNIZABLE WAYS,

OTHERS USE ABSTRACTION TO

CONFRONT OR MEDIATE PAINFUL

MOMENTS.

TEXT PIECE ON THE NEW FACADE

SPELLS OUT IN LARGE NEON LETTERS

THE PHRASE -- BLUES, BLOOD --

UTTERED BY A TEENAGER ARRESTED

AND BEATER BY POLICE IN 1964.

2012 PORTRAIT SERIES CALLED THE

BIRMINGHAM PROJECT IS MEMORIAL

TO THE FOUR YOUNG GIRLS KILLED

BY THE BOMBING OF THE BAPTIST

CHURCH.

PEACEKEEPER IS A HARASS ENCASED

IN TAR AND FEATHERS, CREATED IN

1995 AND RECREATED ESPECIALLY

FOR THIS SHOW, EXEMPLIFIES

INCOMPLETE OR UNFINISHED

MOURNING.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS, PAINTINGS BY

MARSHALL AND JULIE, AND

PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURES BY

MELVIN EDWARDS, AND MONUMENTAL

INSTALLATION BY RASHEED JOHNSON,

AND SOUND, VIDEO AND PRODUCTION

BY GATES.

"GRIEF AND GRIEVANCE: ART AND

MOURNING IN AMERICA" ON VIEW

THROUGH JUNE 6th.

>>> NEXT WEEK ON "NYC ART,"

VISIT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL

GARDEN IN BRONX.

>> HAS PRESENTED HER WORK IN

BOTANICAL GARDENS BUT NOT TO

THIS SCALE, ARTWORK ENHANCES THE

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND

VICE-VERSA.

>>> AND TRIP TO THE ART MUSEUM

ON LONG ISLAND'S EAST END.

>> HAD A LONG AND RICH

RELATIONSHIP TO HERE.

STAKED HIS CLAIM TO THE

LANDSCAPE EARLY ON AND SAW MORE

POSSIBILITIES IN IT THAN THE

UNTUTORED EYE.

>> PLUS A LOOK AT ONE OF THE

HIGHLIGHTS IN COLLECTION OF THE

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM.

>> CENTER OF THE QUILT IS

EMBLAZONED WITH A LARGE LETTER

"L," ALSO A MUSICAL STAFF AND

NOTES.

WHEN CLARA AND HER FAMILY MADE

THE JOURNEY BY COVERED WAGON,

INCLUDED WITH HER PIANO.

>>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US THIS EVENING, I'M

PAULA ZAHN, HAVE A GREAT NIGHT

AND I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

TIME.

TO ENJOY MORE FAVORITE SEGMENTS

ON "NYC ART," VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

NYC-ART.ORG.

>>> LEONARD, A PRIVILEGE TO TALK

WITH YOU.

>> I LOVE BEING WITH YOU TOO.

>> WHERE ARE WE?

>> MOMENT TO TAKE NOTHING FOR

GRANTED.

>> PLEASURE TO BE WITH CURATOR

OF EXHIBITION OF HOPE.

WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF SOME OF

THE GREATEST SCULPTURES BY

ICONIC NAMES.

>> CLASSIC AND MODERN DANCE

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AND I HAVE

SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN.

>> WHEN I LISTEN TO THE LYRICS,

THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO

DO.

>> PRIMARY WAY OF PLAYING PIANO

IS IMPROVISING.

>> YOU'RE IN SOME RESPECTS ON

SACRED GROUND.

>> A WOMAN CAME TO SEE ME

PERFORM, SAID HOW WOULD YOU LIKE

TO PLAY BILLY HOLLIDAY?

>> WE LEARNED THAT MATISSE USED

PENS TO COMPOSE HIS WORK.

>> ALWAYS SURPRISED DOING A

PIECE 100 YEARS AGO AND THINK

THIS COULD BE NOW.

>> CARDBOARD GUITAR IS FIRST OF

THAT MOMENT OF REALIZATION.

>> YOU COME AND PRESENT

SOMETHING, GET APPLAUSE.

GREAT, YOU KNOW?

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

>>> FUNDING FOR "NYC ARTS" IS

MADE POSSIBLE BY --

THEA PETSCHEK IERVOLINO

FOUNDATION, THE LEWIS "SONNY"

TURNER FUND FOR DANCE, JODY AND

JOHN ARNHOLD, THE AMBROSE

FOUNDATION, ROSALIND P. WALTER,

ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN,

CHARLES AND VALERIE DIKER, THE

NANCY SIDEWATER FOUNDATION,

ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ

FOUNDATION, THE MILTON AND SALLY

AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN

PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF

CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP

WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY

MEMBERS OF 13.

"NYC ARTS" IS MADE POSSIBLE IN

PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

>> FIRST REPUBLIC BANK PRESENTS,

FIRST BANKS FIRST.

AT FIRST REPUBLIC BANK, "FIRST"

REFERS TO OUR FIRST PRIORITY,

THE CLIENTS WHO WALK THROUGH OUR

DOORS.

THE FIRST STEP, RECOGNIZE THAT

EVERY CLIENT IS AN INDIVIDUAL

WITH UNIQUE NEEDS.

FIRST DECREE.

BE A BANK WHOSE CURRENCY IS

SERVICE IN THE FORM OF PERSONAL

BANKING.

THIS WAS FIRST REPUBLIC'S

MISSION FROM OUR VERY FIRST DAY.

IT'S STILL THE FIRST THING ON

OUR MINDS.

>> AND BY SWANN AUCTION

GALLERIES.

>> SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES.

WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF

LOOKING AT AUCTIONS, OFFERING

VINTAGE BOOKS AND FINE ARTS

SINCE 1941, WORKING TO COMBINE

KNOWLEDGE WITH ACCESSIBILITY,

WHETHER YOU'RE A LIFELONG

COLLECTOR, A FIRST-TIME BUYER,

OR LOOKING TO SELL.

INFORMATION AT

SWANNGALLERIES.COM.

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