Thursday, December 29, 2011


New Years Countdown/animated

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Space of the Week: A Life in the Stacks

Space of the Week: A Life in the Stacks

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Singular Beauty- Help Cara Phillips make her book come true!

Singular Beauty- Cara Phillips
Singular Beauty- Cara Phillips

Being in the season of ''Giving'' I encourage you all to help Photographer and dear friend Cara Phillips make her dream book come true. I am not a big Kickstarter Campaign lover but, this is only exception that I am making because Cara's work is so worth it, had supported it, collected, shown it and can truly attest for its exceptional quality and theme. For the ones who had not ever saw her first attempt at a Singular Beauty book , Cara created a  small limited hand made edition of 5 which it is right now in the possession of very 1% VIP art and book collectors. Now it is your turn to help her bring her theme and message to the other 99% of us. You will not be disappointed with the end result nor content of this book which, has a very strong and reflective social message. Remember January 20th is the deadline so, every little helps! Contribute today!

Here is more info about the project:

Dear friends and supporters,

First I want to thank everyone who has supported my work over the years and kept me going even in difficult times. Now I am embarking on the most ambitious and important project of my career--publishing my first book.

Singular Beauty 
(Summer 2012) is being published by Fw: a non-profit publishing platform based in Amsterdam. Co-founded by designer Hans Gremmen, Fw: is an independent organization that initiates projects, publications, exhibitions, lectures and gatherings between photographers, writers and curators.

And while independent projects give artists and designers the ability to take risks and push themselves creatively, they must find self-fund. So in order to make this project a reality, I have launched a Kickstarter campaign.

For just $45 you can pre-order the book. Singular Beauty will be 192 pages (2 x 96 pp) / 22 x 26 cm / colour / ± 50 images / stapled / Japanese binding and it is limited to 700 copies.

I know these are challenging times and there are many worthwhile projects that need funding, so whether you can pledge $5, $25, $45, $150, or $2500, every amount makes a difference.

Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING funding model, I must reach my full funding goal, $15,8000 by Jan 20th, 2012.

Thank you so much for your time and support.
To learn more about Kickstarter, check out this recent New York Times article
And if you feel so inclined help spread the word! 

Singular Beauty (Summer 2012): pre-order your copy
on Kickstarter now until Jan 20, 2012
Member of POC Project 

Monday, December 12, 2011

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week- Ho Ho Ho Holiday Unique Limited Edition $50.00 by Ruben Natal San Miguel @ Finch & Ada

Salon de Belleza 2, 2011, Harlem, NYC.


Señorita's Flower 2011, Harlem
Gossip Girl, 2011, Harlem, NYC

This is the time of the year to say thanks to all the support and considering the current Economy, wanted to make a very special and very limited ( only unique edition of 3 ) of my most popular images for you and the ones who cannot afford the other 2 or three standard sizes. There were times that many people liked the photographs and said they wish they had the money...well now here is your chance. Along with my Art Dealers Finch and Ada , decided to have a special Holiday sale to cheer the spirit with art!

The limited edition is pretty unique. At only and edition of 3 , some of these images will never be printed nor reproduced ever again. They are also full bleed image , printed on metallic finish print and signed at verso. Some sizes range from 5 x 5 or 5 x7 . So far 10 prints had been sold and they will be gone soon!

So deck the walls, bring to someone a very special Hanukkah present, be original and spread the love with art!

You can see all 12 images here!
Happy Shopping!
Big love,

 Mini Holiday Print Sale: As some of you are aware, we launched our first ever holiday print sale last week, featuring a selection of images by artist Ruben Natal-San Miguel. This sale includes 12 fetching 5"x5" or 5"x7" images at $50 each! That's right, only $50.00* each and we are waiving the $8 shipping/handling fee to deliveries within New York. We hope that this mini-sale, with its' mini price point will entice you to collect or gift a loved one with the spark of art collecting. These gems of Harlem will add pizazz to any apartment wall. Please email me directly for purchase(s), we use PayPal to invoice. Order by Dec. 17th to receive before Christmas. 
For more information and to view the Mini Holiday Print Sale, click HERE.

(*New York Sales Tax applies to residents) 

Here is the link for the print sale on the Finch&Ada site for you to share:

Glamour Break Diva, 2009, Harlem
Subway Rider, 2011, NYC

Lady Money Sings the Blues, 2011, Harlem, NYC


Salon de Belleza , 2011 Harlem NYC.
Harlem Tribe, 2010 Harlem , NYC
Parade King 2011 Harlem, NYC.
Señorita's Roach Kilers, 2011, E.Harlem, NYC.

Nightcrawler, 2009, NYC

Outdoor Altar, 2007, E. Harlem, NYC


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Artmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week- Occupying Wall Street: A visual diary by Accra Shepp at Steven Kasher Gallery

Accra Shepp

Accra Shepp

Artmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week- Occupying Wall Street: A visual diary by Accra Shepp at Steven Kasher Gallery. This a great opportunity to collect history  and fine art portrait photography from a gallery artist instead of the propaganda photographers  constantly saturating the social media with poor imagery of this movement.

For only $60.00 you get your print and 50% of the proceeds go to Occupy Wall Street. Be part of the 99%!
Happy Shopping!
You can see the prints here:

Occupying Wall Street: A visual diary by Accra Shepp at Steven Kasher Gallery

Occupying Wall Street: A visual diary by Accra Shepp at Steven Kasher Gallery

Thursday, December 1, 2011

''Being American'' @ The Visual Arts Gallery 11/22-12/21/11

Jessica Craig-Martin Party Animals (Denise Rich Pool Party, Southampton), 2006
48 x 72 inches
Edition 1/3, + 2 AP
Courtesy of Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York

Artist: Alix Smith 
States of Union 11, 2009
20 x 26 inches
Courtesy of Alix Smith & Morgan Lehman Gallery

This group exhibition of 20 artists curated by Francis Di Tommaso is a before and after Miami must see!
A great repertoire or artists whose variety of works , theme, stories and art medium take you in a journey of what is ''Being American'' today.

Go and see it!!

Being American

November 22 - December 21, 2011
Reception: Thursday, December 1, 6-8pm

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents "Being American," an exhibition surveying responses by visual artists to some of the most pressing social issues in America today. Culled from various forms of contemporary visual culture, the works address topics ranging from recent environmental catastrophes to the pervading effects of the economic crisis; from the long shadow of 9/11 and two overseas wars to the home-front debates surrounding religious tolerance, gay marriage, capital punishment and firearms possession. Curated by Visual Arts Gallery Director Francis Di Tommaso, the exhibition will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, New York City, from November 22 - December 21.

Curator Francis Di Tommaso explains, "The twenty artists in this show have twenty stories to tell about the experience of being American today. Though many would not normally exhibit in the same venue-the work of some is almost never seen outside of the printed page-they all have immediately accessible and also exquisitely nuanced commentaries to make on American culture."

Participating artists include: Susan Anderson; Sandow Birk; Steve Brodner; Edward Burtynsky; Jessica Craig-Martin; Andrea Gennari; Reiner Gerritsen; Bob Giraldi; Dustin Grella; Alfredo Jaar and David Levi Strauss; Shai Kremer; Christoph Niemann; Robert Priseman; Aurora Robson; Martha Rosler; Alix Smith; Charles Traub; Lane Twitchell; Type A (Adam Ames & Andew Bordwin); and Kehinde Wiley.

WORLD AIDS DAY-December 1, 2011

Today is December 1, World AIDS Day. A day to remember all our friends, family members and loved ones who had died from this horrible disease . I also always think of Gia Carangi, a one of a kind supermodel, lesbian and aspiring photographer who also, was one of the very first reported women who died of AIDS. Like her, most of my friends suffered and died without all the treatments available today. It is always easier to post a photo of an unknown one that a loved one. Today , I remember you all with