Speaker(s): Barbara Hoffman, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, Jack Waters, Rosalba Carriera

New York: When Creativity Ruled the Streets


New York’s artists made a giant impact on the art world. We saw the rise of art-as-popular-culture heroes Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol was leading the Pop Art movement. Further, the downtown performance art scene is legendary and the impact of works of art commissioned in a renewed spirit of civic art, as well as the postering of public spaces by the Guerilla Girls is evident to this day. Join our panel, led by pre-eminent art lawyer Barbara Hoffman with an original member of The Guerrilla Girls, Rosalba Carriera, legendary photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron, and artist, filmmaker and writer Jack Waters, as they discuss New York’s electrifying cultural scene, the artists that left their mark, and the vibrant scene today, which...

This session took place live during the Symposium at Art New York 2017.


Barbara Hoffman

Barbara T. Hoffman is recognized internationally and nationally as one of the preeminent art, intellectual property, and cultural heritage lawyers. With more than forty years of practice in every aspect of the field, Hoffman has been acknowledged by her peers with leadership positions in the New York City Bar Association and International Bar Association, elected to Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers...

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Jeannette Montgomery Barron

Jeannette Montgomery Barron was born in Atlanta Georgia and studied at the International Center of Photography, NY, NY. She became known for her portraits of the New York art world in the 1980s, which were later published in Jeannette Montgomery Barron (Edition Bischofberger, Zurich, 1989). Her next book, Photographs and Poems (1998), a collection of her still life photographs, was a...

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Jack Waters

Jack Waters played the title role in the critically acclaimed film “Jason And Shirley” showcased at MoMa in 2015 the year of its release.
Jack’s own experimental short, “The Male GaYze” exhibited at the Whitney Museum in the groundbreaking “Black Male: Representations Of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art”.  He and his partner, Peter Cramer, co-directed the...

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Rosalba Carriera

Rosalba Carriera is the adopted name of one of the original Guerrial Girls.
Rosalba Giovana Carriera (12 January 1675 – 15 April 1757) was a Venetian Rococo painter. Appealing to Rococo styles for its soft edges and flattering surfaces, she is remembered as one of the most successful women artists of any era.
Clearly, in her time, she was very well known and financially...

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