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.

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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.

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> 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.

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> 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.

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> 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?

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> 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.