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From Da Vinci's flying machine sketches and daily wardrobe lists to Delacroix's intimate drawings in theaters and harems, sketchbooks then and now provide a window into an artist's private world.

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  New York has one of the most prominent street art scenes in the world, and the city's walls are constantly in flux. With the artwork regularly changing and many players on the grid, it can be hard to know...

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  Surrealist guru Dean West creates staged photographs that will blow your mind. His work ranges from serene beach scenes to creative digital manipulations, both of which are breathtakingly clear and uniquely inspiring. This week we chatted with him about...

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 New York City is known for its active and booming art scene, and the public art here is no exception.  Some of the most successful artists in the world are commissioned to do works in public spaces.  From Claes Oldenburg to Jeff...

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This week we chatted with Adam Lupton about his animosity towards the NYC subway and his passionate love for gelato (yes, please!). The Brooklyn-based artist gave us erudite and personal answers that provide unique insights about his body of work and the mental processes...

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  We are thrilled to add Connecticut-based artist Linda Colletta to the Sugarlift roster! This week we chatted with her about the moment she realized she was destined to be an artist and the intimate nature of her work.  Check out...

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With summertime around the corner and spring cleaning well underway, we are feeling tired of our spaces and desperate to refresh them with a new look (and some great new art)!  Whether you are looking to revamp your entire apartment or...

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Across New York City from Chelsea to the Upper East Side, there are plenty of gallery shows open this month that are visually striking, mentally challenging, and nostalgically playful. We selected three of our favorites that illustrate a slice of the...

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This week we caught up with our resident hand drawing expert, Miles Yoshida. Among the topics discussed, Miles told us about playing with an 1,800 pound mass of clay, cooking the perfect Hawaiian cuisine, and scoring the unicorn of used cars. ...

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New York City-based Amanda Scuglia loves her cats, sweets, and camping! This week the multi media artist gave us the inside scoop on artist residencies she has received, her favorite piece at the Met, and which astrological phenomenon she's headed out...

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Meet Sabrina Barrios, a Brooklyn-based Brazilian artist, whose interest in the perception of reality results in some remarkably unique installations. We caught up with her about her love of Brazilian music, relatable Netflix binges, and interest in creating art across...

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Caitlin Masley is a Brooklyn-based painter whose work focuses on built forms, ruins, monuments and topographies in their moments of change. We caught up with her to hear about her love of architecture and disregard for the pressures of art...

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Robert von Bangert is an Ohio-based painter whose work evokes early 20th century modern painting in a fresh, contemporary way.  We caught up with him to hear about what drawings give him instant inspiration, the only music he's allowed to...

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It's the first weekend of spring! What better way to celebrate than a weekend full of great art? In-house gallery hop expert Alex Allenchey presents his list of top ten shows to see this weekend. If you need a break...

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Thomas Hammer's body of work includes ink paintings inspired by the loose strokes of post-war abstract expressionism and acrylic paintings which feature strict geometric forms. We caught up with him to hear about how he developed a unique tool to...

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That’s a wrap! Another Armory Week in the books. There was a whole lot of art to see in New York in the last several days. In case you didn’t see it all (how could anyone?!) here’s a roundup of...

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As we enter March, our in-house gallery hop expert Alex Allenchey shares with us his top ten shows to check out this weekend. Take a walk through some of these quiet but incredible gallery exhibitions in between attending all of...

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It’s that time of year again, New York. Armory Week is finally upon us, and as the international art world prepares to descend upon our fair city, we thought we’d provide you with a little briefing of the most popular...

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Atlanta-based Kiki Slaughter creates large-scale abstract canvases by exploring the fundamentals of painting: pouring paint, scraping it and layering it. Learn about her routine, balancing her painting with motherhood and about her latest purchase, a very specific mushroom-based superfood. Check...

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This week, in-house gallery hop expert Alex Allenchey presents his list of top ten shows to see this weekend for the first time. There's something for everyone on the list below, starting with Alex's top pick. If you're gonna see...

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If you ask us, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo is one of the most talented young painters we've recently encountered. A native of Colombia and New York City transplant, Esteban attended the New York Academy of Art. After a few years in the...

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In these depths of New York winter, we could all use a little more color in our lives. That’s the theme underlying our five selections for Chelsea galleries to stop by for Your Art Weekend in February. Big, bright colorful...

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Elliot Purse is a talented abstract painter living and working in Sugarlift's former 'hood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. His work, at once powerful and elegant, evokes the rich history of abstraction. We caught up with him and learned about his preferred...

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We would love to introduce Anna Church, who is one of the most recent artists to join Sugarlift's vibrant community. Getting to know Anna we learned that she is both an artist and a mom, a sculptor and a photographer ("Sculptographer!"),...

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Natale Adgnot is a talented artist who recently relocated from Brooklyn to Tokyo. Learn below on how it has affected her studio practice and her life. And learn about the hidden (culinary) gems of Japan. LIVES & WORKS IN  Tokyo,...

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The Holidays are upon us! Finally. This year has been interesting to say the least and it’s time to wrap up 2016 in a pretty bow and say farewell. Now crank up the holiday music, pour yourself a cup a hot chocolate, finish that Facebook rant and take a look through our annual handpicked NYC Museum Gift Shop gift guide, because nothing says quirky and unique like a gift from a museum.

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Alison Cooley is a mark maker. Her canvases are filled with them, marks working together to tell stories of "interactions and entanglements". Her recent work explores the many connections between gestures and memory. We were lucky enough this week to...

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This week we are catching up with Patricia Vargas, an artist based in Chino, California whose abstract creations convey positivity and vibrance through her use of colors and shapes. A painter since the age of ten, Patricia is the founder of Parima...

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It’s Print Week here in New York, so that means it’s time to focus on a lesser known and definitely under-appreciated form of making art, which is called printmaking. Now I’m sure most of you have already closed your browsers or...

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This week we're catching up with Vicky Barranguet, an Uruguayan-born abstract painter based in East Harlem. When you first walk into her studio, you're overwhelmed by the scale, color and movement of her work. It's like walking into a symphony with...

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We recently caught up with Tom Flanagan, a painter based in Yarmouth, Maine. When we first look at his paintings, we think color (!!!), Cubism, texture, and how among all of this chaos is there such harmony? Tom paints like a jazz...

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  We got an inside look into the inspiration behind the young and talented Helen Robinson, Sugarlift's newest painter! She regales us with life hacks like the best way to keep a tangible road map and how to get as many sprinkles on your ice...

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  We are thrilled to welcome a new artist to Sugarlift and to get a glimpse into the intricacies of his life and work! Photographer Matthew Johnson let us in on his love affair with New York, detailing how he...

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This weekend we’re heading to the Met to check out Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World before it closes for good on Sunday the 17th! And while we’re there we’ll head up to the roof to have...

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Ah, summer. The season of sunshine, vacations, and, in the art world, group shows. Take advantage of galleries gearing down for the warmer months by scoping out their expansive shows featuring countless artists. If anything it’s an opportunity to find...

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The summer months can start to get a bit drab, as you sit in a crowded subway car with broken air conditioning dreaming wistfully of a faraway beach. Let us be your art spirit guide this July and we'll show you the what's what...

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The lovely Dina Brodsky joins us this week and gives us some insight into the magic behind her work and her collective to #drawanyway. The artist continues to wow the world and her 150k Instagram following with her art, while also...

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Today we are catching up in the studio with Moscow-born artist Svetlana Rabey. Svetlana, a trained dancer, brings movement and music into each and every one of her artworks.

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We couldn't wait to catch up with Hawaii-born, Portland-based photographer Heather Amistad! Heather's work has been featured in Street Dreams Magazine and more, and there is something about her style that is SO fresh. Check it out for yourself, and...

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We couldn't wait to catch up with Omar Z. Robles, NYC photographer extraordinaire. With his electrifying photographs of dancers around the city, Omar has gained quite the social media following--and with good reason. We are so excited to be working with Café Grumpy to hang Omar's photography in the Café Grumpy Grand Central location, up now until March 15th. (Bonus: You can shop the Café Grumpy + Omar collection now). Read on for more about Omar's work, and how his training as a mime helps him be a better photographer!

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The stockings are hung, the tree is lit, and you've crossed almost everyone off your list. ALMOST everyone. Well, put your mind at ease -- we've got the perfect gifts at any price point for the art-lovers in your life, all...

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Last night's Street Dreams Magazine launch party at Be Electric, fresh off the #SDwalks photo walk on Wednesday afternoon, were the perfect way to celebrate such a fresh publication. With over 200 at the photo walk and a completely sold out...

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We couldn't wait to learn more about Susan Inglett, founder of Susan Inglett Gallery, I.C. Editions, and the Editions/Artists' Book Fair. Check out this week's "Catching Up With" to learn more about Susan, and to get a preview of the gallery's current show, Benjamin Degen's Where We Live

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In Frank Stella's latest major museum show in New York, the third of his 57-year career, now installed in the Whitney’s fifth floor and outdoor terrace, the full gamut of the prolific artist’s oeuvre is on display; and will undoubtedly wow you with its variety and unusual evolution. Check out this week’s #YourArtWeekend to read more about Frank Stella, and make sure to check out the show before it closes on February 7, 2016.

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We were so excited to catch up this week with Joey Herring, Assistant Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. With crazy advances in technology, the worlds of both photography and museums have...

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