Tag Archives: New York City

Alan Uglow, 1941-2011

Strict minimalist painter Alan Uglow died on February 3rd, succumbing to lung cancer. Born in Luton, England he moved to NYC in the 70’s and was most known for his “outlined fields”, sparse linear paintings containing bold areas of negative space framed by various colors and notches. The pieces directly referenced both his contemporaries (and masters like Mondrian) and also his childhood love of soccer (“football” for the rest of the world). Uglow’s works were celebrated for their originality and he continued to produce them in various forms throughout his life.

Read the New York Times obituary here. Also check out his Artnet webpage here.


Jason Polan – Every Person in NY

Jason Polan, a professional illustrator and artist, has taken on an ambitious and some would say, impossible project. He is attempting to draw a portrait of every person in New York City. You can witness his efforts at his blog which he updates every day with image after image of everyday people doing all sorts of things. Jason’s strategy is quite simple, he sits in public spaces or restaurants or parks and sketches who he sees around him.

You can follow his progress here.

And be sure to watch this MoMA 30-second film of Jason in action here.

Up There – Hand-painted advertising

Up There is a moving short film on the surviving art of hand-painted large-scale advertising, with interviews and insight from veterans and those still laboring to create consumer-driven art.

Created by: Mother NY, Directed by: Malcolm Murray

Deluxx Fluxx – Street Art Arcade

“Street” Artists Faile and Bast buck the traditional gallery route and open Deluxx Fluxx in the Lower East Side. As covered by the New York Times Magazine, the video shows the extent of the show, from custom made arcade booths to original games using artwork from the artists.