Images of New York City: Richard Haas & Friends
You are invited to a benefit for The Center for Architecture | AIANY
September 7th – September 28th, 2018
The Michael Ingbar Gallery of Architectural Art is proud to host a benefit exhibit for The Center of Architecture. The opening night reception will be held on Friday September 7, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm, with 20% of artwork sale proceeds during the opening going to the non-profit. Well known artist Richard Haas will give a brief lecture around 6:30 pm. Other artists whose works are in the show will be present as well. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP through Eventbrite.
The Center for Architecture is a leading cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City, informed by the complexity of the City’s urban fabric and in dialogue with the global community. The Center for Architecture shares a home with the AIA New York Chapter and has the unique advantage of drawing upon the ideas and experiences of practicing architects to produce thought provoking exhibitions, informative public programs, and quality design education experiences for K-12 students.
This gallery exhibition features artworks of many well-known architectural landmarks, mainly from Richard Haas as well as works by Assunta Sera, Daniel Hauben, James Iska, Helen Frank, and many others.
Richard Haas is probably the most well collected artist of New York City architectural imagery, including artwork of iconic images such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, Chelsea Hotel, Helmsley Building (formerly New York General Building), and the Dakota.
Richard Haas is best known in NYC for his rendering of the cast-iron façade in SoHo as well as his many trompe l’oeil works throughout the USA - in fact he is the most prolific tromp l’oeil artist in the USA . His descriptive architectural artwork has been described as making: "… people stop and think about architecture and realize that buildings are not just a backdrop; they are also an active presence in our lives." -Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic, Vanity Fair.
Assunta Sera, has an amazing view of the Grand Central Station information booth from above, always seen in the abstract as an eye. Sera was obsessed with the station and, in 1996 when the station was renovated to reintroduce the missing stairway on the east side of the interior, the Metropolitan Transit Authority commissioned her to paint a poster to celebrate the renovation. The original painting hung in the MTA chairman’s office.
The Michael Ingbar Gallery of Architectural Art is located on the lower level of 568 Broadway (the Prince Building) on the Northeast corner of Broadway and Prince Street. Go into the office building entrance, sign in with security, and either take the stairs or elevator down one level. Wheelchair and walker accessible ramp available from the elevator. If you have any questions, feel free and contact the gallery at either email@example.com or (212) 334-1100 for viewing times and hours of operation. To attend the opening night reception please RSVP through Eventbrite.
The Michael Ingbar Gallery of Architectural Art, a subsidiary of MFI Art Company, has been showing NYC architectural imagery since 1986. MFI has been in the corporate art consulting business since 1977. SoHo Picture Framing and SoHo Picture Hanging, are also sister companies of MFI.