Exhibit: a grittier, unforgettable era of New York

Exhibit: a grittier, unforgettable era of New York

West Chelsea is filled with art galleries. In fact, this former industrial area houses some of the most reputable galleries in the world, representing internationally renowned artists. Their pieces tend to sell for astronomical prices, so I’m always interested in exhibits that feature talented artists whose work is within reach. Starting tomorrow, and until December 20th, Daniel Cooney Fine Art will be hosting a solo exhibition by Arlene Gottfried, a Brooklyn-born photographer who chronicles the people and landscape of New York City in the 70’s and 80’s. Her black and white, documentary-style photos lay bare the artist’s intimate knowledge and love of the city. The exhibition, appropriately titled Sometimes Overwhelming, will include 30 vintage prints of images taken in Soho, Brooklyn, Rikers Island, Central Park, Riis Beach, Coney Island, and the Lower East Side.

 

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