Before discovering the Impressionists, Paul Durand-Ruel first joined his father’s art gallery to sell works by artists like Eugène Delacroix, who inspired him to spend his life working to support great artists.

Interior of a Dominican Convent in Madrid,” 1831, by Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New Exhibition:

In and Out of the Studio

Photographic Portraits from West Africa

August 31, 2015–January 3, 2016


This exhibition presents one hundred years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly eighty photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum’s Visual Resource Archives in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.

The installation seeks to expand our understanding of West African portrait photography by rendering the broad variety of these practices and aesthetics.

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Cleon Peterson

In an exciting new exhibition, rising art star Cleon Peterson debuts his signature figures in sculptural form at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, Michigan. Locked in moments of shocking violence, Peterson’s silken figures play out the eternally primal fight between humans for dominance, power and ultimately survival. While depicting the terrors of early man, the works thematically speak to our current age where class exploitation and economic warfare result in seemingly endless protest and violence in international conflicts. The works bring to mind the concise power attributed to the works of art legends like Constantin Brâncuși and Umberto Boccioni. 

Exhibition, Cleon Peterson: Poison at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, Michigan, 1260 Library Street, Detroit, MI, opening August 29th, 2015

  1. Thirst for Vengeance, 2015
  2. The Marcher, 12” sculpture, 2015
  3. The Horseman [white], 14.5” sculpture, 2015
  4. The Bleeding, 2015
  5. The Marcher, 12” sculpture, 2015
  6. The Horseman [gold], 14.5” sculpture, 2015
  7. The Marcher, 12” sculpture, 2015
  8. By the Sword, 2015
  9. The Horseman [black], 14.5” sculpture, 2015, images posted with permission of the artist. 

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Alex Seel is a photographer, filmmaker, and activist. He currently has a show at the gallery XY Atelier in Lower East Side, NY. In collaboration with artist Lorenzo Masnah, the exhibition “Entre La Guardia Y El Dorado” explores the streets of Bogota, Colombia. Gentrification has taken over in Bogota, forcing more and more of its residents to disappear. Lorenzo and Alex journeyed to Bogota to experience and understand the diversity of life in the city. The show runs from August 20-29, be sure to check out it out!

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New York, NY
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