Pepe Karmel in Conversation at the Grey Gallery

12 Feb


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Valerie Jaudon, Ostinato, 2014. Oil on linen, 78 x 78 in. Courtesy the artist


Valerie Jaudon and Pepe Karmel
Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 pm
Silver Center, Room 301
(enter at 32 Waverly Place)

Valerie Jaudon, artist, and Pepe Karmel, associate professor of art history, NYU, will discuss her work, including her involvement in the Pattern and Decoration movement, with its interest in abstract Persian ornamental forms such as arabesques.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History and Grey Art Gallery.

Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited. All programs are subject to change.
Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran, on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery January 12–April 2, 2016.

For more information on the exhibition,
please visit


Piero news from Professor Geronimus

10 Feb

You probably remember this:



And now there is this:

The exhibition catalogue Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence (accompanying the show of the same title at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2015), co-edited by Gretchen Hirschauer of the National Gallery of Art and Dennis Geronimus, has won an honorable mention in the prestigious 2016 PROSE Awards, in the Art Exhibitions category. The PROSE Awards are sponsored by the Professional & Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). This past year, the PROSE Awards received a record-breaking 551 entires — more than ever before in its 40-year history — from 70 publishers around the world.

A Chair that Conquered America History of Thonet Bentwood Furniture: Design-Technology-Production

10 Feb


Prof. Jiří Pelcl, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM), Prague

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:30 pm

New York University

Department of Art History

Silver Center 301

100 Washington Square East

(entrance on Waverly Place)

Michael Thonet (1796-1871) patented in Germany a process of heat bending of several layers of wood veneer glued together and laminated. He also developed a method of bending solid wood. His bent solid and laminated beech chairs remain among the most successful industrial designs of all time. Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos used Thonet’s bentwood technology in their furniture designs. Le Corbusier later used Thonet furniture in his Pavilion de l’Esprit Nouveau at the 1925 Paris Exhibition. Painters Auguste Renoir and Toulouse Lautrec featured Thonet chairs in their paintings and drawings, and Pablo Picasso had one in his studio.

Thonet settled in Bohemia in 1856 to open his first factories, and by 1900 Thonet’s furniture was a smashing success in the USA. His Chair No.14 became the best-known and most manufactured model. It is still produced in its original design in the factory in the Czech Republic.

Jiří Pelcl is a prominent personality in the field of design in the Czech Republic. Aside from applied design work for industrial manufacturing, he also teaches design and is the head of Furniture and Interior Design Studio at UMPRUM in Prague, where he was a rector in 2002–2005. His design work has received many awards and is represented in permanent design collections around the world. Currently, he is a visiting Fulbright Masaryk Scholar at the Pratt Institute researching history of the Shaker furniture style.

Sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, New York Metropolitan Chapter; NYU Department of Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies; and Czech House, NYU Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, in cooperation with Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences


–Free and open to the public–


Urban Design Summer in London!

10 Feb

Urban Design

Grey Gallery Conversation

9 Feb


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Shahpour Pouyan, Projectile 9, 2013. Steel, iron, and ink, 78 3/4 x 72 x 7 7/8 in. Private collection, New York

Persian Lithographs of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries at NYU
Thursday, February 11, 12:301:45 pm
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
255 Sullivan Street (at Washington Square South)

Dagmar Riedel, Iranian Studies, Columbia University, and Guy Burak, subject librarian for Middle Eastern Studies, NYU Libraries, will discuss the large collection of Persian lithographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries in the collection of Fales Library, NYU.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU Libraries, and Grey Art Gallery.

Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited.

Shahpour Pouyan and Murtaza Vali
Thursday, February 11, 6:30 pm
NYU Abu Dhabi
19 Washington Square North

Shahpour Pouyan, artist in Global/Local, will discuss his work with Murtaza Vali, a Brooklyn-based art historian, curator, and critic whose writing has appeared in Artforum, ArtReview, ArtIndia, Bidoun, and ArtAsiaPacific.

Co-sponsored by NYU Abu Dhabi and the Grey Art Gallery.

Required RSVP here.
Free of charge, seating is limited. All programs subject to change.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran, on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery January 12–April 2, 2016.

For more information on the exhibition,
please visit


NYU Art History is Now on Instagram!

8 Feb

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Submit your work to Ink and Image

5 Feb

Dear Art History Majors,

Ink and Image, the art history department’s journal of original undergraduate scholarship, is currently looking for submissions for our 2016 publication. The submission can be a term paper or the product of an independent research project, so long as it is an original idea and research. Papers should be 10-20 pages long. The deadline is coming up quickly, Monday, February 15. Selected students will undergo a series of edits with the student co-editors and Professor Krinsky, and their work will be published in the journal in the spring.
In addition, thesis writers are eligible to submit an abridged version of their final thesis or a portion of it.
Submissions and any questions should be sent to
The Editors of Ink and Image

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