Crossing borders, ignoring boundaries

Editorial Staff Art

Originally published in March/April 2014 For the past few years, while much of the art world has been gnashing its teeth over the fate of the American Folk Art Museum’s former home in midtown Manhattan, the institution itself has continued to pursue its critical work of shaping the discourse in the field. Since decamping in 2011 from the soon-to-be-demolished Tod …

Looking forward: Young people, old things

jbitenc Magazine, Opinion

On a recent afternoon at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, Jake Spetalieri, the proprietor of Catskill Coydog Vintage furniture, was offering a few rainy day spe­cials, including a blue nubby vinyl-cov­ered late 1960s settee for $345 (normal­ly $450) and a sleek, surfboard-shaped white-topped coffee table for $250 ($100 off). The sky was threatening to open any minute, but a …