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Arts Gowanus Artwalk on Atlantic Avenue

Look for Gowanus artwork on Atlantic Avenue by Mark D Phillips of southbrooklyn.com “Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave” returns from June 18th until June 26, 2020. The 1.5-mile self-guided ArtWalk through Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Cobble Hill will include the works of local artists such […]

Worcester Bravehearts Andrew Chronister (36), Nate Novia (26) watch teammate Connor Peek tag out Norwich Sea Unicorns Zach Zyons during the kickball inning of the fan rules game on June 8, 2022. Photo by Eliza Phillips

The Bananas meet the Bravehearts

If you’ve heard of the Savannah Bananas, then you know that a revolution is coming in baseball. The Harlem Globetrotters meets Barnum & Bailey concept debuted this week in New England, when the Worcester Bravehearts of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, held their first-ever “You-Choose-The-Rules” games of 2022.

Red Hook Athletic Field closed for Lead pollution in 2014, finally reopening with a politician-studded, back-slapping event that sort of turned my stomach. ©Mark D Phillips

Maybe a Lead-free Zone?

So all the politicians came to celebrate the opening and the cleanup of the Red Hook Fields closed in 2014 due to Lead contamination. The reality was that all our children were playing on fields where they found that the top six inches of ballfields 5-8 were so highly contaminated that they could not stay open.

Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal consists of an indoor exhibition at The Old Stone House (OSH) and two public outdoor art exhibitions of artwork printed on banners hung on the fences surrounding J.J. Byrne Playground and Coffey Park. ©Mark D Phillips

Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal

Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal consists of an indoor exhibition at The Old Stone House (OSH) and two public outdoor art exhibitions of artwork printed on banners hung on the fences surrounding J.J. Byrne Playground and Coffey Park.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Raphael Madonna-$6.99, 1985. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, 156 1/4 × 116 in. (396.9 × 294.6 cm). The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 1998.1.358. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Warhol comes to Brooklyn

He was more than just soup cans. The deep influence of his roots is plain in Andy Warhol:Revelation, a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, that marries the Warhol we know with the one hiding in plain sight. The show examines no less than the concepts of life and death, […]

9/11 Diptych is twenty years of New York 9/11 history with two images by Mark D Phillips – “Satan in the Smoke” and “The Hand of God” – printed on 11″ x 14″ aluminum, made to hang floating on the wall.

Satan in the Smoke, 20 Years After

Satan in the Smoke was one of the first electronic viral images. Sent over email before social media, the image appeared in millions of inboxes across the country. My website crashed from the million hits it received. The image was vilified as fake by major news organizations, I had to […]

The groundbreaking portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama—painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively—go on view at the Brooklyn Museum this August in the paintings’ only Northeastern stop on their five-city tour

Presidential Portraits make Brooklyn Debut

The Obama portraits debut this summer at the Brooklyn Museum, the second stop on a nationwide tour. Opening August 27, Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Barack Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of Mrs. Michelle Obama have inspired an unprecedented response from the public.