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Art Break: Combined Creativity—Comic Book Style

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 30, 2017

So you’re at work and you’re just not feeling it. You’re tired, you’re bored, you can’t concentrate. We’ve got a solution for you— go look at some art! This week’s Art Break will shake up your mind so you can come back to the office full of energy and ideas. One of our favorite’s this week is Aline Kominsky-Crumb and R. Crumb: Drawn Together at David Zwirner in Chelsea. It’s proof positive that work and fun are not polar opposites. All listings are free.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Alden Projects, 34 Orchard Street, between Hester and Canal

When: Now through February 12, Wed – Sun: 12-6

Who: Rejoice! Our Times Are Intolerable: Jenny Holzer’s Street Posters, 1977 – 1982

What: Fragmented statements of philosophical or political intent

Why: Conceptual street art that is timely and timeless

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: David Zwirner, 525 West 19th Street

When: Now through February 18, Tues-Sat: 10-6

Who: Aline Kominsky-Crumb and R. Crumb: Drawn Together

What: Two underground comics legends and their relationship

Why: One of the great love stories of our times, graphically told

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: Laurence Miller Gallery, 20 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor

When: Now through February 18, Tues – Sat: 11-5:30

Who: The Big Apple: From Tycoons to Raccoons

What: Photographs of New York City subjects from 1902 to 2016

Why: Photographers love this city, every single bit of it

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street

When: January 26 – March 11: Mon-Sat: 10-5

Who: For Arts’ Sake: The Aesthetic Movement in Print & Beyond

What: Decorative arts of the late 19th century explained through books, prints and objects

Why: Because making things is simple, making them beautiful is not


Cover: Poster for the exhibition, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb – Drawn Together, Cartoonmuseum Basel, 2016. Ink and watercolor on paper; courtesy of gallery.


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