Nick Savides, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 2013. Courtesy of UGallery.
Art Inspired by New York City
Known for its astonishing skyscrapers, an aura of opportunity, and the ambitious residents that give the city its reputation as “The City That Never Sleeps,” New York City is also widely considered to be the global capital of the contemporary art world. Since Marcel Duchamp first exhibited his infamous urinal sculpture at a New York City art salon in 1917, the capital of the art world found itself shifting from Europe to the Big Apple. In the decades since, countless artists have made their break in New York’s boroughs—from groundbreakers like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol to contemporary stars like Jeff Koons and Kiki Smith. Below, browse available works inspired by the infectious energy, grit, and glamour of New York City.