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Image above: Vik Muniz

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère after Édouard Manet, from the Pictures of Magazines 2 series, 2012.

Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life. Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, painted in 1882, explores the treachery of nineteenth-century Parisian nightlife through the depiction of a bartender attending to a male patron reflected in the mirror behind her. Muniz plays on Manet’s style, replacing Manet’s visible brushstrokes with the frayed edges of torn paper and lending the work immense visual interest.

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DOG STAR is the creation of a high school English teacher in New York City. This blog began in 2008 as an online community for a journalism class and has since evolved into a curated site on the creative arts, arts-related news and a guide to free and low-cost events for teens. Our mission is to offer teens real-life options for enjoying all the creative arts in New York City. May wisdom guide you and hope sustain you. The more you like art, the more art you like!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Changing New York: Discover the Old Post Office Formerly at the Foot of City Hall Park at Park Row & Broadway

DOG STAR knows the city changes every day around us but sometimes it is just staggering to think about what gets torn down!  We are the types who think old can be beautiful and by the 1930s the Old Post Office was definitely old-fashioned looking but only 60 years old (young for a building, a baby for a tree).  So this building was at the foot of City Hall Park where Broadway rounds the corner to go north on Park Row.  It was torn down in 1938 to get ready for the city-wide beautification projects of the 1930 Worlds Fair and such an old-fashioned building certainly didn't look modern!


In photo above - Looking north from Broadway and Dey Street TOWARDS the front of the Old Post Office (City Hall is behind it but you can't see it in this picture).
In postcard above - Same view as top photo but this postcard shows the view north up Park Row and the tall dark red brick building on the right still stands (Starbucks is on the ground floor).



In photo above - Same view as top photos but now you can see trolley tracks with horse-drawn trolley cars (early city buses).


In postcard above - View from the north LOOKING SOUTH over City Hall Park, Woolworth Building (tall one on right) and the Old Post Office center background.

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