Balazo Gallery http://balazogallery.com/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:51:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://balazogallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Balazo Gallery http://balazogallery.com/ 32 32 Henry Street is New York City’s new experimental and affordable center for contemporary art. But his dealers wonder how long the good times can last https://balazogallery.com/henry-street-is-new-york-citys-new-experimental-and-affordable-center-for-contemporary-art-but-his-dealers-wonder-how-long-the-good-times-can-last/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:51:56 +0000 https://balazogallery.com/henry-street-is-new-york-citys-new-experimental-and-affordable-center-for-contemporary-art-but-his-dealers-wonder-how-long-the-good-times-can-last/

Real estate in New York regularly overturns an old adage: if you give it up, they will come. Most visibly, this was the case on the Lower East Side in the 1980s, where artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol were able to find cheap rents, due to state neglect of an economically devastated area. . Over the past two years, a smaller version of this has sprung up just under a mile away, on the corner of Pike and Henry Street, where savvy merchants have formed an enclave of low-rise, high-rise galleries. energy.

“I’ve only been here a year, but it’s grown so much it’s really crazy,” Leo Fitzpatrick, the owner of Public Access, told me one recent afternoon. Fitzpatrick moved into his Henry Street space just over a year ago, in a block made up largely of untouched storage spaces and apartments abandoned during the exodus. “I didn’t think about how much money I could make, I thought about how much I could afford to lose,” he said (although, to be fair, Fitzpatrick keeps a day job at the skate brand Supreme).

Fitzpatrick and several of his neighbors are paying $3,000 a month for their storefronts on multi-year leases signed over the past two years. This tale of scrappy young dealers who sunk their teeth into Manhattan at the opportune moment and didn’t let go is mostly associated with the TriBeCa scene. From conversations with dealers in the area, it seems those on Henry Street are taking a less commercial and more experimental approach than their colleagues on Broadway.

The scene on Henry Street during the first week of September, when the corresponding galleries all held their openings on the same evening.

“I don’t belong in Tribeca. I have a lot of friends there and I’m going to support all those galleries, but it’s more my vibe,” said Fitzpatrick, who looks after the interests of the nearby skate crowd, a demographic that he has known since his first discovery. as an actor by photographer Larry Clark in the 1990s for the film Kids. At Public Access, he set up an exhibition of a cut-out photo book by Christopher Wool; neighborhoods with conspiracy theories burned on them by Ben Werther for $100 a pop; and a comprehensive exhibition of paintings by Steve Keene.

Just to the left of Public Access, Casey Gleghorn opened No Gallery just months before Fitzpatrick hit the block, identifying it as a “commercially ambiguous art gallery.” He had moved the gallery across the country; after a shaky start in Los Angeles opposite David Kordansky, Gleghorn found his footing in Chinatown.

“What I learned in Los Angeles is to keep my overhead as low as possible. I don’t need a big space to be taken seriously,” Gleghorn explained. He signed a three-year lease for No Gallery with rent less than $30,000 per year “My goal is that when someone walks into my gallery, I don’t want them to forget about the exhibition in five years or a month I want them to be like, ‘Oh my god, remember that show where they had live eels, and they shot the eels, and they ate them?'” he explained, doing referring to his recent exhibition of works by Jenyu Jenyu, where he did just that.

During the armorLast week, a large majority of the galleries on Henry Street had openings planned in conjunction with each other, booked by ATM Gallery and Housing. What happened in the meantime was nothing short of a street party: Crowds of people showed up for the event, which included an ice cream truck rented from ATM Gallery and booze at will. The evening also saw the launch of two new spaces: www., a jewelry store and gallery run by artist Will Shott, and David Fierman’s new space on Pike Street. The art dealer’s former space on Henry Street is now the Diana Cooperative Gallery, which is run by Fierman alongside Dubai’s Carbon 12 and Vancouver’s Macaulay and Co. Fine Art.

Gallery visitors at the ice cream truck which the ATM Gallery hired for the joint Henry Street opening night during Armory Week.

I spotted veteran dealer Jeffrey Deitch there, who dutifully stopped in most of the galleries to the left of Henry and Pike. Later, by e-mail, Deitch told me about the scene reminded him of Tenth Street in the East Village in the early 1980s. “It was a spontaneous street party,” he said. “Showcase galleries don’t have to be big and elaborate to showcase exciting new art. It was great to see the community that has formed around the Galleries on Henry Street.

This energy certainly does not only come from newcomers. One of Henry Street’s early champions is Ellie Rines, a name closely associated with guerrilla sales tactics and lively programming that appeals to both downtown and uptown. His gallery, 56 Henry, recently expanded to include space on the corner between Henry and Pike, doubling their area.

“When I opened here, I had no idea it would turn into this, it was just what I could afford,” she told me on the recent opening night. “I’m really grateful.”

Rines moved into 56 Henry as a living/working space in 2016, back when Chapter and Office still had their first spaces nearby. From his perspective, the neighborhood’s evolution has been subtle and marked by respect for the history of Chinatown and its people.

“There are more galleries, but the good thing is that the Chinese community owns the buildings, so there hasn’t been too drastic a change,” she said. “Most galleries have been pretty respectful of their environment and haven’t tried to make their gallery a Chelsea space.”

She added that her current rent of $3,500 hasn’t changed much since she moved to Henry Street. “It’s a place where you can be a little more experimental,” Rines said. “People didn’t break down the walls. They moved into their spaces instead of trying to take over.

Installation view of “Indifferent Stars” by Allan Gardner, at No Gallery. Courtesy of No Gallery.

It would be nice to end this story here, and let it be a bastion of hope for a new generation of art dealers. However, other gallery owners have not been so lucky to get such cheap rent in the area. According to Gleghorn, rents in the area are already rising and he projects that when his three-year lease expires, he could likely see it double, citing other vacant lots on Henry that are asking for $7,000 a month. “It’s kind of like, tick tock,” he said. “I’ve been coming to NY long enough to see these things come and go, and then all of a sudden you’re SoHo.”

More optimistic, Rines acknowledged that this will always be a risk in New York. When asked if she would ever leave Henry Street, she replied, “New York is constantly changing, and that’s the excitement of the place.”

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Quadrum Global, a global real estate development and investment firm famous for Arlo Hotels, officially unveiled The Huron, an iconic twin-tower condominium complex located at 29 Huron Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by esteemed Morris Adjmi Architects (MA), The Huron comprises 171 exquisite studio to four-bedroom residences for sale with sweeping views of New York City and over 23,000 square feet of private outdoor space among 67 residences. Sales and marketing will be led by SERHANT. New Development, Ryan Serhant’s multi-dimensional brokerage designed for tomorrow’s market. Residences are hitting the market this fall and occupancy is expected by the end of 2023.

Located directly on the Greenpoint waterfront with unparalleled access to the widened and connected waterfront promenade, The Huron is highly anticipated. It comprises two contemporary 13-story towers connected by a brick base that contains a host of amenities totaling over 30,000 square feet. The twin-tower massing maximizes permanent waterfront and skyline views of New York City, the East River, Brooklyn, and Queens and creates more corner residences and intimate floor plates. There is an 8,000 square foot private park and play area above a brick podium base on the second level, named Treehouse Playground for its elevation and a nod to its design . Two rooftops on the West Tower and East Tower will provide some of the most enviable private outdoor amenity spaces in the New York area with lounge furniture, commercial-grade barbecue grills and an expansive passive lawn ideal for picnics and the sunsets.

MA designed The Huron with his thoughtful and singular engagement with history, his distinct interpretation of industrial forms and the creative expression of materials. The H-shaped twin-tower configuration, with its long linear connected hall, is reminiscent of a ship with two chimneys. A brick podium conveys the textures of the neighborhood, while the gridded facade is an expression of the craftsmanship that once anchored Greenpoint. Oversized industrial mesh windows, made in Germany and assembled in Italy, maximize direct waterfront views and abundant sunlight in every home.

“We are very excited to unveil MA’s first project in Greenpoint – one of Brooklyn’s most beloved neighborhoods,” said Morris Adjmi, Founder and Principal of Morris Adjmi Architects. “Inside and out, the building’s design draws inspiration from the waterfront district’s history of maritime industry and manufacturing, as well as its current community of local artists and designers who perpetuate craft traditions.”

Huron’s timeless interiors feature palettes and details that juxtapose industrial details and sophisticated design cues. Residences have ceiling heights of 9’5″ and above, with most exceeding 10′ and some reaching 14’8″. Wide-plank European engineered oak hardwood floors and best-in-class VRF air conditioning system demonstrate unparalleled attention to detail.

The kitchens combine polished Italian Dolit marble with imported washed walnut wood cabinets and Miele appliances. Select residences feature a marble waterfall island and wine fridge.

The master bath pairs imported polished natural stone tiles with a custom white Caesarstone vanity top and refined matte black hardware. The secondary bathroom combines the industrial feel of blackened hardware and bronze fixtures with the delicate touch of graphic white marble and deep blue textured tiles.

“Brooklyn has been one of the best performing real estate markets in the world and Greenpoint feels like the soul of Brooklyn. Greenpoint is steeped in history and constantly changing,” said Jared White, Senior Vice President, Quadrum Global. “The Huron pays homage to this history and evolution, with shapes that reference its industrial past and work for today’s lifestyles.

The Huron offers curated amenities one would expect to find in a development several times the size, totaling over 30,000 square feet over multiple levels. The stunning 50-foot indoor saltwater pool overlooks the East River and the Manhattan skyline. Additional amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with Peloton® bikes, a Movement studio with full-length mirrors, a ballet bar and TV, and men’s and women’s locker rooms with saunas. There will be a resident lounge with a pool table, fireplace and TV, a dining room complete with a cozy fireplace and pantry for entertaining, and a lovely work area with pods, built-in seating, a television and a conference table. .

The sophisticated spaces were designed by MA with hand-glazed tiles, marble mosaic and terrazzo floors, and white oak paired with stripped-down elements such as blackened weathered metal. Furniture and materials for the amenity spaces were sourced locally by an array of Brooklyn artisans.

On the second level is the elevated private park, offering passive and active recreation for children, the Explorer’s Room, a children’s playroom, stocked with KiwiCo® crates and children’s furniture, and the Nook, a casual meeting place equipped with board games, state-of-the-art TV and comfortable seating.

“Greenpoint has become one of Brooklyn’s most coveted neighborhoods with an eclectic mix of legendary restaurants, interesting shops and galleries, a waterfront promenade and much more,” said Jennifer Alese, director of SERHANT. New development. “The Huron meets the growing demand for oversized waterfront residences with ample outdoor space, numerous amenities and full services.”

Le Huron will offer a 24-hour concierge in a spectacular arrival hall with a pink Onyx and woven leather counter desk, ample storage space including a parcel room with refrigerator, bicycle storage and additional storage space . There is an on-site guarded parking garage and a pet wash.

Greenpoint is located at the far north end of Brooklyn, north of Williamsburg and south of Long Island City. The neighborhood is home to artists, restaurants, shops and a culture that makes New York exciting. The Huron is about 25 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. The Greenpoint Ferry stop and the G train are minutes away.

Additional details about The Huron Residences, including an unrivaled Penthouse Collection, are available on request and by appointment only. Contact thehuron@serhant.com or visit: www.thehuron.com to inquire.

About Quadrum Global

Quadrum is a global property investment and development company based in London. The firm has been investing in world-class real estate since 2005, deploying more than $1 billion in corporate equity. Quadrum has a long history of investing and developing lifestyle properties in key markets in the United States. The company is responsible for the development of iconic residential buildings in New York and Chicago. The company continues to grow by offering prime real estate. For more information, visit www.quadrumglobal.com.

About SERHANT.

SERHANT. is the first real estate agency designed and reinvented for the market of tomorrow. The company is a multidimensional brokerage firm, consisting of SERHANT. Brokerage and New Program, including SERHANT. Signature, SERHANT. Studios and SERHANT. Ventures and powered by proprietary technologies and marketing capabilities developed in-house, ADX and ID Lab. SERHANT. sits at the intersection of technology, media, entertainment and education with a commitment to amplifying the success of its business, brokers, employees, developers, customers, vendors , members of the world course and the industry as a whole. For more information, visit www.serhant.com.

About MA

MA creates buildings that stand out for their integration, contemporary architecture and environments inspired by history and context using sustainable technologies and innovative materials. Every design decision is guided by a deep appreciation and understanding of the integral architectural, artistic, cultural, civic, environmental and economic forces that shape a project. This rigorous research-based approach has helped make MA a leader in revitalizing post-industrial neighborhoods and historic neighborhoods in New York City and the country with projects infused with a distinct sense of place and of the goal. For more information, visit www.ma.com.

]]> Williams challenges incumbent Weipert for County Commissioner of District 13 https://balazogallery.com/williams-challenges-incumbent-weipert-for-county-commissioner-of-district-13/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 04:29:59 +0000 https://balazogallery.com/williams-challenges-incumbent-weipert-for-county-commissioner-of-district-13/

Phil Weipert

The Board of Commissioners is the legislative body of Oakland County, divided into 19 equally populated districts. Two people are vying for the position of Commissioner of District 13 (formerly District 8, which now includes the Village of Milford, the Townships of Milford and Lyon, the City of South Lyon, as well as parts of the Townships of Highland and White Lake). The candidates are Republican incumbent Phil Weipert of South Lyon and Democrat Jim Williams of Highland.

Why are you looking for a position and what experience do you bring to this position?

I have been a commissioner for over 10 years and truly enjoy public service, giving back to the community and want Oakland County to remain one of the best places to live, work, play and thrive. I am committed to serving the neighborhood, keeping taxes low, improving roads and infrastructure, and preserving property values.

I have over 10 years of experience as a commissioner and I sit on the economic development and infrastructure committee. I have served on many other county committees and sub-committees and my experience in law, public service and in leadership roles in many public and civic organizations has provided me with the skills and values ​​to serve the citizens of District 13.

What do you think are the most important issues facing District 13 and how will you solve them?

Economy, fiscal responsibility in the aftermath of the pandemic, roads and infrastructure. As your county commissioner, I worked and passed a 3-year balanced budget, maintained a AAA bond rating, and saved residents millions in interest charges. I voted to lower the tax rate every year, protecting property values ​​and maintaining quality services. I will ensure that all tax dollars, especially the county’s $247 million in US federal bailout funds, are spent/invested as planned, wisely, and that costs are contained. I voted for our Local Road Improvement Programs and our Tripartite Road Programs, which make millions of dollars available to improve local roads. I will continue to promote grants and small business stabilization programs to keep small businesses open and pursue workforce development programs that attract and stimulate quality jobs and employment opportunities. I have experience in all aspects of county operations and have a demonstrated ability to work with all county departments to pursue programs that provide quality services to residents and will ensure that all tax be spent in a fiscally prudent manner.

Jim Williams, Democrat

Why are you looking for a position and what experience do you bring to this position?

I want to be a county commissioner who approaches policies and programs from the perspective of environmental benefits as well as workforce and small business needs. The climate crisis, evident in changing weather patterns, is the main crisis we all face in the present and the future.

I am originally from Detroit and a resident of the Highlands for 50 years. Additionally, I am a retired state youth services social worker and have been a small business performer for 45 years. Over the years, I have also been a substitute teacher, a state transporter, an art instructor for youth in inner city outreach programs, and a driver for Meals on Wheels.

Oakland County and the wider region faces many issues: climate change, jobs, lake and water issues, broadband, infrastructure, mental health, and quality of life. This requires a creative and progressive vision. On a personal note, I was raised in a home with many uncertainties, but I knew I was lucky to live in a time in America with many possibilities. My job has allowed me to hire people with basic needs. As a student of history, I see a need to deal with current and ongoing issues. I hope to be part of the solution by serving as District 13 Commissioner.

I am a member of the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, several Michigan art associations including HVCA, and sit on The Art Shop committee there. I have been a delegate and candidate and have worked to engage voters in our democracy.

What do you think are the most important issues facing District 13 and how will you solve them?

The effects of climate change should be a major concern for everyone. This will affect the well-being of our families and our community. PFAS in the Huron River is always an ongoing concern. Under-regulated development will impact the district. This is about the safety and use of water in District 13. Accordingly, I support Water Commissioner Jim Nash’s efforts to make Oakland County services carbon-free and set the standard for the other counties.

Other priorities include supporting public education, and I would seek out any county departments that serve the needs of schools in the district. I would support improved mental health services where needed for students and other county service members.

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Athenian artist Art Rosenbaum is remembered for creating and preserving American art | Arts & Culture https://balazogallery.com/athenian-artist-art-rosenbaum-is-remembered-for-creating-and-preserving-american-art-arts-culture/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 14:15:00 +0000 https://balazogallery.com/athenian-artist-art-rosenbaum-is-remembered-for-creating-and-preserving-american-art-arts-culture/

Art Rosenbaum, artist, educator, folklorist and musician, died of cancer on Sunday, September 4, according to a Facebook post by his wife, painter and photographer Margo Newmark Rosenbaum. His work is displayed in collections and murals on campus and across the country, and his legacy lives on in the countless students he has taught and mentored.

The former University of Georgia professor and Grammy winner was 83 years old and had a decorated and rich career in art and music. Not only did he create works of art throughout his life, but he sought to preserve and document the creative contributions of others.

“I knew him…both as a really dynamic, sensitive, keen-eyed painter, but also as someone who was just this wealth of knowledge about Southern history and culture, music and folklore,” Jeffrey Richmond-Moll, curator of American art at the Georgia Museum of Art, said.

Born December 6, 1938, in Ogdensburg, New York, Rosenbaum attended Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s of fine arts in painting.






Art Rosenbaum in 1963 on the roof of his Beekman Street studio in New York, New York. (Courtesy of Georgia Museum of Art)


Rosenbaum taught at the Lamar Dodd School of Art for 30 years, from 1976 to 2006, and was UGA’s first Wheatley Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts. His impact on art students at this time was demonstrated by the outpouring of comments online following news of his death.

“He was a tremendous and legendary source of knowledge and wisdom, a very active talented artist who led by example and mentored us, the students, with kindness and generosity of spirit,” wrote Jeff T. Owens, a a former student of Rosenbaum, in an email. .

According to a Facebook post from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Rosenbaum worked in France in the 1960s on a Fulbright scholarship in painting and held a Fulbright professorship in Germany in the 1980s. He also taught in the curriculum abroad from UGA in Cortona, Italy.







Art Rosenbaum in Cortona

Art Rosenbaum (far left) with his wife Margo Newmark Rosenbaum (center left) with two students in Cortona, Italy, summer 2000. (Courtesy/Deborah Allison (far right)/Cortona Italy Alumni Organization)


His work is found not only in numerous collections at the Georgia Museum of Art, but also in collections across the country, from the New Orleans Museum of Art to the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

In 2006, the Georgia Museum of Art featured Rosebaum’s work in the exhibition “Weaving His Art on Golden Looms: Paintings and Drawings by Art Rosenbaum”, and published a book of his work of the same name.

Rosenbaum painted many murals throughout his career, including two on the UGA campus: “The World at Large Mural” at the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and “Doors” at the Richard Special Collections Libraries Building. B. Russell Jr.







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An exhibition of recent works by Art Rosenbaum, curated by Tif Sigfrid and presented at Dodd Galleries in summer 2021. (Courtesy/Dodd Galleries)


Richmond-Moll described Rosenbaum’s works as figurative paintings illustrating history, often focusing on the passage of time.

“All his figures always seem to vibrate with energy. [He used] really vigorous brushstrokes and colors as a way to bring to life this kind of history that happened and is happening in the present,” Richmond-Moll said.

Artist and musician Tyrus Lytton had known Rosenbaum for over 20 years.

“He was really interested in people and their stories. He always wanted to know more. I think his work reflects that. It’s very human. [It’s] stories that people can relate to,” Lytton said.

In addition to her vibrant career in the visual arts, Rosenbaum has devoted much of her life to the preservation of traditional American music.

He toured the country with his wife for over 50 years, recording blues, spirituals, fiddle tunes, ballads and more.

“They really worked together,” Richmond-Moll said of the couple. “She was there with him photographing the people and the communities he was documenting.”

He published the collection in 2007 in “Art of Field Recording: 50 Years of Traditional American Music,” which won a Grammy the following year for Best Historical Album and featured photographs and artwork of the pair.







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Art Rosenbaum speaks to a guest at the Suite Gallery at the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Georgia on Friday, July 23, 2021. At the opening reception, guests greeted the esteemed artist and he asked questions about the work. (Photo/Jessica Gratigny; @jgratphoto)


As a documentarian, Rosenbaum preserved the musical and artistic work of others to tell the story of the South.

“[For Rosenbaum], it was about highlighting the contributions of others whose stories may not have been told…especially those musical traditions among black and South African diasporic communities,” Richmond-Moll said. “I think the significant work was the documentation he was doing of those communities.”

Rosenbaum himself played the banjo and performed at the North Georgia Folk Festival and with the Around the Globe Sea Chantey Singers.

Lytton started the sailor’s shack singing group after taking Rosenbaum’s painting course where music was often incorporated. The two found a common interest in sea shanties and other traditional music.

They started meeting in downtown Athens with other musicians. Everyone was welcome, and at the peak of the group in the late 2000s, 50 to 60 musicians were involved, according to Lytton.

“Art [Rosenbaum] was kind of the keystone of everything,” Lytton said. “He was really interested in so many types of music and the people who made it. He made friends wherever he went.

Rosenbaum’s last completed painting was a portrait of Michael Stipe, the lead singer of REM and one of his former students. The painting was last exhibited in New York, in an exhibition titled “Art Rosenbaum: A Brand New Painting and Some Others,” curated by Tif Sigfrids.

“It’s another Art Rosenbaum legacy, it’s through people like [Stipe]who were able to express the kind of creative energy and power that they could have learned working with him in college,” Lytton said.

Educator, documentarian, painter, muralist, singer, husband and valued friend, Rosenbaum will be greatly missed by the local creative community and the larger role he played in the broader American art scene.

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Spanish artist Alehsy has strict rules for Instagram https://balazogallery.com/spanish-artist-alehsy-has-strict-rules-for-instagram/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 21:53:48 +0000 https://balazogallery.com/spanish-artist-alehsy-has-strict-rules-for-instagram/

For our NYFW Kickoff Dinner hosted by Paloma Elsesser to celebrate her new Vans “Classic Since Forever” campaign, we decided to invite Spanish artist Alehsy to customize a variety of classic Vans sneakers for our guests. The mysterious artist – he rarely shows his face to the public or creates commercial work – has traded his vacation in Malaga for some time on the gritty streets of Manhattan. It was only his second trip to New York, we called him to discuss finding inspiration in the Fast and Furious movies, the right time to go out on the streets and its rules for Instagram.

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INTERVIEW: Where are you calling from today?

ALEHSY LAMBO: I’m in New York. I came here when Interview contacted me for the event, to paint Vans for dinner at Raoul’s. Also for the holidays and Fashion Week a lot is happening.

INTERVIEW: When was the last time you went to New York?

LAMBO: I was here before Covid in 2019. It was actually my first time. I come from Barcelona.

INTERVIEW: So what do you like about New York so far?

LAMBO: The city is the people. I really like the atmosphere of the people here. The sunshine, especially, is very intense here in New York and in the United States. It shines so much. It’s my favorite thing, the sun.

INTERVIEW: Did you always know you were going to be an artist?

LAMBO: Not really. It just came organically. When I was a kid, I was so inspired by the underground scene that I started painting graffiti at 14. When I was 20, I started tattooing. Then it became popular to work on canvases, then collaborations, it all came so naturally. I did not claim to be an artist. I don’t even call myself one anymore.

INTERVIEW: How many tattoos do you have?

LAMBO: Me? A lot [Laughs]. I never counted.

INTERVIEW: Can you tell me why you fell in love with graffiti and tattoos?

LAMBO: I don’t know if I fell in love with graffiti. I just did it because it was cool to write my name on the walls and stuff. I love him and I hate him. I don’t identify as a graffiti artist. I’m an artist, I do graffiti, I do tattoos and I have so much fun in the streets. Graffiti is just a way to blow your mind and forget certain things.

INTERVIEW: What do you practice the most now?

LAMBO: I don’t tattoo at the moment, I paint more on canvas, I do sculptures, I work on collaborations. I forgot about the tattoo for a while this year. I was more focused on the canvas and the galleries.

INTERVIEW: Where do you find the inspiration for the canvas you create?

LAMBO: In the street and on the internet. Sometimes I find inspiration in movies, because I like to find iconic scenes. I like to manipulate them and integrate them into my personal work. I am also a photographer, so I like to take pictures of what inspires me. I like movies with cars like Fast and Furious.

INTERVIEW: I see the references all over your Instagram.

LAMBO: Yeah, it’s one of the first movies I saw as a kid, and it really boosted my career. The style that everyone wore, the mood of the characters and the cars. Everything was an atmosphere.

INTERVIEW: Did you have a favorite artist growing up?

LAMBO: Not really. I have these idols that I really like. My last idol was [Salvador] Dali. I love this guy so much. Picasso too. I was born in Seville, in the south of Spain. The first artist that crossed my mind was Picasso because he was from Malaga, and he is a world star. But I love Dali, his character. His way of approaching art. I don’t consider myself an artist just because of my paintings. You can be an artist and have no idea how to paint. You can be an artist and laugh at yourself.

INTERVIEW: What are you obsessed with right now?

LAMBO: Colors.

INTERVIEW: Any color in particular?

LAMBO: Primary colors. And with food.

INTERVIEW: So, fries or no fries?

LAMBO: Always fries. Fries, please. Double ration.

INTERVIEW: A sauce?

LAMBO: Mayo or truffle mayo.

INTERVIEW: Who do you like to follow on Instagram?

LAMBO: Oh, that’s a good question, because I don’t like to follow anyone on Instagram. I hate to push that button, man, but I have to. I like to follow funny content from my friends exclusively. No media, no bullshit, no stress. Just love. And no reference. I don’t like following artists.

INTERVIEW: So what’s next for you?

LAMBO: Who knows? I don’t like knowing what’s next. I didn’t even know I would be here a week ago. I was on vacation when Interview Call me. I think that’s how I like to make my life.

INTERVIEW: So you said you got a lot of inspiration from the streets. I wonder when is the best time to go out on the street?

LAMBO: past midnight. You see shit you’ve never seen before.

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“First Peace Conference in Tchan-Zâca” unveils that of Jonathan Delachaux in January 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland https://balazogallery.com/first-peace-conference-in-tchan-zaca-unveils-that-of-jonathan-delachaux-in-january-2023-in-geneva-switzerland/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 05:25:37 +0000 https://balazogallery.com/first-peace-conference-in-tchan-zaca-unveils-that-of-jonathan-delachaux-in-january-2023-in-geneva-switzerland/

ArtMeta is a newly established Metaverse platform in the digital space. Recently, the company launched a pioneering fine art metaverse and the future of fine art acquisition. ArtMeta Founder, Jonathan Delachaux, is also thrilled to announce that his masterpiece will be unveiled on January 2, 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland at the “First Peace Conference at Tchan-Zaca”.

ArtMeta is an NFT marketplace and advisory platform using the potential of blockchain, both as a new artistic medium and as an emerging sales channel for visual artists and contemporary art galleries. ArtMeta collaborates with critically acclaimed artists, galleries, curators, institutions and digital virtuosos to create unique digital environments and for the world to experience fine art in a whole new way. The team works with traditional infrastructure companies in banking, logistics and insurance to acquire physical art, with NFTs serving as proof of ownership. The company connects world-class galleries and artists directly with their collectors.

Moreover, Tchan-Zâca (the birthplace of Cyclops Arthur) is a city located in an archipelago of floating islands. Tchan-Zâca is an imaginary city designed by ArtMeta in collaboration with writers, computer scientists, geologists, volcanologists, astrologers and artists of all kinds since 2013. Today, this city is on the way to becoming the first metaverse of contemporary art by ArtMeta. In recent development, Tchan-Zâca’s masterpiece is set to premiere on January 2, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Once users enter Tchan-Zâca – the main island of their metaverse, people will be able to roam the island and freely explore each gallery. Living Tchan-Zâca is like walking through an enchanting Swiss-inspired city that is surrounded by nature incorporated with modern architectural elements. One of the unique attributes of Tchan-Zâca is that every gallery door people pass through is another world.

Tchan-Zâca is more than just an artistic metaverse experience. The ArtMeta provides a global art resource, a repository of blockchain technology knowledge, and a destination to socialize and meet people in all of these spaces.

About the Founder – Jonathan Delachaux

Artistic director Jonathan Delachaux is an accomplished artist. He created the island archipelago of Tchan-Zâca, a fraction of his artistic practice but the most ambitious project to date. Jonathan traveled to India to continue painting daily, refining his distinct style. Here, on the roof of his studio overlooking the Ganges, he began creating what would later become a cast of imaginary characters that are now central to much of his work.

Since 1996, Jonathan has been working on the ever-changing life of his created characters. He describes his work:

“I paint their daily lives, but also their exploits such as: the kidnapping of the prosecutor Zappelli, the shadowing of Paul Auster, the escape of Tim Steiner, the tattooed man of Wim Delvoye, the extraction of the stone of madness by a real surgeon in 1998 for Vassili, my autistic character, etc… This painting is therefore the first portrait of this little blended family, we even see their pet: Mardi-Gras, a giant tardigrade.

The palette of the painting, the lightly colored grays, was chosen to accentuate the contrast between night and day vision. Indeed, when the light disappears the colors appear. Technically, ArtMeta also switches from subtractive to additive synthesis. Jonathan’s additional projects can be viewed here: Jonathan explains the existence of Tchan-Zâca.

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Yakshagana artists will soon receive a pension https://balazogallery.com/yakshagana-artists-will-soon-receive-a-pension/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 19:02:00 +0000 https://balazogallery.com/yakshagana-artists-will-soon-receive-a-pension/

The Academy has not yet received the list from the government.

The Academy has not yet received the list from the government.

Karnataka Yakshagana Academy President GL Hegde said on Sunday that Yakshagana performers will also soon receive a pension from the state government.

Speaking at a reception hosted by the academy at Kamalashile in Udupi district to present the annual awards, Mr Hegde said the academy has yet to receive the list of artists eligible for the award from the government. the pension. But the artists‘ pension is in sight.

Stating that Yakshagana has a history of over 1,000 years, the President said that this particular art form has contributed immensely to nurturing the classical Kannada language.

Worried that Yakshagana was becoming “too commercial”, he said that many artists of yesteryear had built and promoted Yakshagana by selling their property, farmland and gold. This is due to their penchant for the art form. Such an art form built over the years should continue to maintain its desi form, he said.

Referring to today’s events in the “chowki” (green room) of Yakshagana, he said that many artists were not communicating with their fellow artists. Instead, they are seen busy chatting on social media or browsing before entering the stage or after they leave the stage. Some artists leave the place of performance as soon as their roles are finished. “The human relationship in the green room is disappearing,” he said.

Previously, there was a system in place where junior performers interacted with seniors and learned from them the nuances of the art form in the Green Room before and after a performance. There was total teamwork in putting on the shows, he said.

The Bhagawatha (singer-manager) of each Yakshagana mela (touring troupe) now has a greater role to play by taking control of teammates to restore human relationship in the green room to improve performance, said the president and asked the artists to follow the instructions of the Bhagawatha.

Every artist should have the responsibility to maintain the art form in its true form by actively participating in teamwork, he said.

“Yakshagana Academy has other roles to play in promoting Yakshagana. It is not the duty of the academy to correct any deviations in a Yakshagana performance,” he said.

The president said that the academy is preparing an encyclopedia of Yakshagana. When it’s ready, it’ll be a great addition to the literature.

Karnataka State Standing Backward Classes Commission Chairman K. Jayaprakash Hegde said the academy should set up a fund to help poor performers in crisis.

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“I have to buy a bigger house for my art” – Anna Jackson, Gallery Director https://balazogallery.com/i-have-to-buy-a-bigger-house-for-my-art-anna-jackson-gallery-director/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://balazogallery.com/i-have-to-buy-a-bigger-house-for-my-art-anna-jackson-gallery-director/

Anna Jackson, director of the Auckland Gow Langsford Gallery, has worked at the gallery for almost 15 years and says acquiring many works of art for her own home is a professional hazard. She lives in New Lynn with her husband and two children.

ANNA JACKSON:

We live in New Lynn, just across the border from Titirangi; This is me, my husband, Tobias Kraus, and our daughter Frankie, age 9, and son Cohen, age five.

It is two and a half bedrooms, but the backyard is huge, 800 square meters.

It’s in the market now because we’ve kind of outgrown it, just in terms of size and progression. It is about 100m². Children come to another stage.

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Ceramic artist Virginia Leonard crafts these urns for the ashes of her friends' dogs.

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Ceramic artist Virginia Leonard crafts these urns for the ashes of her friends’ dogs. “One day my ashes will be able to go in there,” Jackson said. “I’m doing my family a favor by fixing this.”

We hope to stay in the neighborhood, near the beaches and all, but not in the bush – it’s idyllic in the west in many ways but damp and wet. The locals wouldn’t tell you.

Philosophically, we like the idea of ​​living in a tiny house. Pragmatically, something bigger would be just as well.

We found somewhere around the corner, four rooms, a big section too, literally a mile away. A few balls have yet to land.

The wall rug on the right, by Claudia Kogachi, is a Jackson favorite.

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The wall rug on the right, by Claudia Kogachi, is a Jackson favorite.

Having so much art is a bit of an occupational hazard. It’s almost all New Zealand art. The collection has grown in 15 years, certainly with more intensity in recent years. It seems a little harder to say no.

I have favorites at different times. One of them is the living room wall rug, called The Landscaper, by young artist Claudia Kogachi. It reminds me of my mom. She is a little gardener but more than she is in textiles.

Tobias Kraus loves his Legos: This scene depicts Jerry Seinfeld's apartment in the 90s sitcom Seinfeld.

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Tobias Kraus loves his Legos: This scene depicts Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment in the 90s sitcom Seinfeld.

Tobias is a commercial photographer, retraining to become a psychologist, so he’s a creative person.

I was doing my OE in Berlin when we met around 2003. We moved here in 2007 or 2008.

Normally, we go to see his family every year, and that’s fine, but it’s been a bit over the top for the past two years. We just spent a month with them now.

The water jug ​​on a shelf in the living room was purchased on Jackson and Kraus' honeymoon in a village in Portugal.

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The water jug ​​on a shelf in the living room was purchased on Jackson and Kraus’ honeymoon in a village in Portugal.

We would love to live there at some point, but I’m not sure that will happen in terms of real pragmatic living.

Hopefully the children will be able to go to university there if they wish. We all speak German at home. I speak mostly English, but Toby speaks German and we respond in English.

I did some German at school but when I got to Berlin I could say “I’m 13 and I like Ace of Base” which didn’t help.

Berlin was not then like today where you could speak English and get by. I stayed there for two years, working in an Irish pub and for a stockbroker. In terms of language, I made it up as I went along, a lot of googling.

Jackson says his daughter Frankie is a

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Jackson says his daughter Frankie is a “big-headed Potter.” She says the room isn’t normally tidy, “just for open houses.”

I work full time Monday through Friday, and Tobias studies and busses. Most of his studies are remote. He just has to pass exams. This saves a lot of traffic time.

My role is quite varied. We have a show that changes every month. My role is primarily to liaise with artists, do long-term planning and manage additional events, such as the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (September 8-11).

It’s been a pretty busy week. We install it, present it and sell the work of New Zealand artists. The main reason we go there is audience building. The art world has really missed this centralized point where galleries come together. We are really competitors, but we are good to each other.

The advantage of living here in Auckland is being close to my family. I have two sisters with children, and then my parents are there too.

We like the lifestyle here, compared to living in Europe. It’s really relaxed.

The not-quite-circular artwork is a piece by Max Gimblett, a

RICKY WILSON/STUFF

The not-quite-circular artwork is a piece by Max Gimblett, an “enso,” which is a Zen circle of enlightenment. “The idea is a Buddhist calming meditative thing. It’s in our bedroom and I find it calming, peaceful,” Jackson says.

Wherever we live, it will be full of art. A lot of people think we have way too much art. But I don’t understand people who live with bare walls.

I actually have a stash of stuff at work that we can’t hang up because it doesn’t fit, so in the new house, I’ll be able to get it out.

]]> What to do in the Iles d’Or in France? https://balazogallery.com/what-to-do-in-the-iles-dor-in-france/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 10:50:38 +0000 https://balazogallery.com/what-to-do-in-the-iles-dor-in-france/

When people think of the islands off the coast of France, they tend to look west towards the Ile de Ré and the handful of places scattered around the jagged coast of Brittany. But in the far south of Provence, before turning towards the starry spots that border the Côte d’Azur, there is a trio of islands nicknamed “les Iles d’Or”, or “les Iles d’Or” , which are more frequented by sailors than the party-centric crowd you’ll find in nearby Saint-Tropez. In addition to being remote, since no road connects them, some islands are also completely forbidden to cars. For anyone who’d rather not learn the rules of the road from another country but still want to go beyond the crowded, metro-served cities when traveling, this one’s for you.

Each of the islands is more rugged than the next. The powdery beaches of Porquerolles require treks through pine forests and there is (thankfully) not a beach bar in sight. The preserved site of Port-Cros, a national park, ransacked by pirates until the 20th century, is today a paradise for hikers, with its marked trails criss-crossing preserved forests. And only a small part of the nearby, electricity-free Levant (90% of which is owned by the French military) is open to the public – and it’s primarily a naturist resort.

Port-Cros is a dream for hiking and diving. | Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock

The ideal way to travel these coasts is by boat, alone or with the help of a captain who can navigate the waters. If you rent a boat for a few days, even better. Port-Cros, the smallest of the islands, doesn’t even have accommodation, and options are limited on the larger island of Porquerolles (which has a population of 200). This is why most people post on the coast of mainland France in the town of Hyères, the ‘original French Riviera’, one of the less visited destinations on the coast between Nice and Marseille. The majority of tourists here are French (if that tells you anything), and it was the winter retreat of choice for Tolstoy and Queen Victoria.

Along the peninsula of Giens, once an island itself sewn to the mainland by a double strip of sand dunes on either side of the salt marshes, you will reach one of the traditional fishing ports of Hyères, the Fondue Tower, which is where the ferry departs for the Golden Isles. Of course, you can visit all three, but you’ll want to make the car-free island of Porquerolles, just a 15-minute drive off the coast, your base. Here’s what to do once there.

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No need to cycle long distances to find rosé. | Walter Zerla/Image source/Getty Images

Bike to Caribbean-worthy beaches

With only a handful of studios and small hotels on the island, the best place to hang out for the night is on one of the boats moored in the harbor (which can easily be booked through Airbnb). Since the only mode of transportation on the island is by bike, this is the first thing you’ll want to check off the list once you arrive. Fortunately, most boats come with a pair of wheels; otherwise, there are bike rental stands near the main square (which also serves as the main village).

The crescent-shaped island is four miles long and two miles wide, and it’s divided into two parts: the steep cliffs on the south side, where hikers can descend to hard-to-spot coves, and the long sandy shores to the north. , best accessible by bike. Take your pick from the circular coastal paths that start at the port and branch out to the beaches lining the northeast coast, such as the famous Notre Dame beach (named one of the most beautiful in Europe), which is protected by Aleppo pines.

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Cycle to one of the most beautiful beaches, Plage Notre Dame. | Vincent Pommeyrol/Moment/Getty Images

On the other side, you will find one of the less frequented beaches, the shallow Le Langoustier, about 45 minutes by bike from the city. Nearby, the secluded Mas du Langoustier with Tiffany blue shutters, an old country house converted into a hotel that once belonged to the owners of the island, is everything you imagine when you think of Provence, namely antique furniture from French country style. and a swimming pool surrounded by eucalyptus and pine trees. You’ll find sun loungers and umbrellas on the sand below (the closest to a beach club on the island), and a bistro, La Pinède, on the terrace facing the sea. The restaurant’s specialty? The lobster (lobster), of course.

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This former farm has some of the best exhibitions of contemporary art in France. | Domaine la Courtade

Walk barefoot past Andy Warhol’s paintings

When Godard was filming his classic Pierrot le fou in the 1960s, the land where Villa Carmignac is located was a farm. The architect Henri Vidal later transformed the farm into a villa and surrounded it with vines, thus creating the Domaine La Courtade. More recently it opened as a museum of contemporary art – which you walk through without shoes – with galleries illuminated by a ceiling of water and permanent works by artists from Andy Warhol to masters like Botticelli.

Outside in the National Nature Reserve, you’ll find 15 sculptures by Jeppe Hein and Olaf Breuning placed in the surrounding gardens, where an open-air cinema is held during the summer months. If you’re on a full moon, you can take a guided tour of the sculptures led by the (recorded) voices of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Patti Smith.

“Hyères in particular has a strong presence on the modern and contemporary art front, largely thanks to the famous Villa Noailles, which hosts contemporary art and design exhibitions, festivals and workshops throughout year,” says Alexandra Weinress, founder of Paris. -based The Seen, which offers bespoke private art tours across France. “Villa Carmignac is a beautiful continuation of the region’s cultural heritage, as it is home to a wide range of artists who propel new ideas forward.”

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Good food and good wine await you. | The butcher’s stall

Sip rosé, play pétanque and enjoy boat life

Despite being such a small island, Porquerolles is home to two wine estates: Domaine bio La Courtade, which offers tastings and tours of the vines, and Domine de l’Ile, owned by Chanel, in the heart of the island. , not far from Plage Notre-Dame. Pick up a few bottles of rosé and pedal into town for a DIY aperitif in the main square, where locals play petanque (or boules) until the sun goes down.

The island’s handful of restaurants mostly line the town square (Place d’Armes), so if you’re visiting during the busy summer months, you’ll want to book ahead. This is also one of the reasons why it is better to come in the off-season (May and September are really the best months, because there are fewer tourists and it is not too hot). Two excellent choices on the square are Pélagos, where you can enjoy the catch of the day a la plancha or freshly shucked oysters, and L’étale du Boucher, a butcher, wine cellar and restaurant with a Thai touch.

The island empties when the last ferry leaves, so most places end early. End the evening with a cocktail on the terrace of L’escale, which overlooks the harbour, before returning to your ship for a nightcap on deck, something you’ll soon realize everyone does at the harbour.

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Lane Nieset is a contributor for Thrillist.

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Why East Hialeah is the poorest neighborhood in the city https://balazogallery.com/why-east-hialeah-is-the-poorest-neighborhood-in-the-city/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 17:03:00 +0000 https://balazogallery.com/why-east-hialeah-is-the-poorest-neighborhood-in-the-city/

Developer Avra ​​Jain, who relaunched the Vagabond Motel and other properties in the MiMo neighborhood, is now doing the same in the industrial East Hialeah district.  She is converting a collection of warehouses into a hip music, food and event venue called Factory Town, East Hialeah January 21, 2022

Developer Avra ​​Jain, who relaunched the Vagabond Motel and other properties in the MiMo neighborhood, is now doing the same in the industrial East Hialeah district. She is converting a collection of warehouses into a hip music, food and event venue called Factory Town, East Hialeah January 21, 2022

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The eastern part of Hialeah is known as the most densely populated and least favored area of ​​the city. The area has seen less investment in recent decades and more reports of violations involving the proliferation of efficiencies, illegal units that have been built or added to a home without the required permits.

The Hialeah Racetrack marked the beginning of the city’s growth. Located at 100 E 32nd St., it was first laid out as a dog track which later became a horse track. The surrounding area began to grow with the construction of stables and houses for employees, Seth Bramson, the city historian, told el Nuevo Herald.

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Aerial view of Hialeah Park Racecourse on August 31, 1955. The racecourse club was in the process of remodeling and constructing a new building next to the old building. In its surroundings you can see houses and parks Hialeah Public Libraries Photo Collection

Amidst the dairy farms in the eastern part of the city, industrial sheds, small factories and shops began to appear. It was the new business district of the city, notes the historian.

“The eastern part of the city is lagging behind in terms of urban development. It has not developed at the same speed as the west. Its growth has been slower,” Bramson said. “They didn’t have the same richness of life, nor the same energy. There was a slow growth pattern, but that doesn’t mean it can’t change in the future. We have seen other neighborhoods in Miami with little development like South Beach that have changed with greater investment.

Bramson said Hialeah initially had no zoning regulations, and it shows in the contrast to the warehouses and houses on the streets in the east side of town.

“As the east of the city was the commercial area, people didn’t want to move to this area at first, but later it became a mixed area of ​​family homes and businesses,” he said. -he declares.

However, in recent years the area has seen gradual growth, with housing estates such as Shoma Village being built on Hialeah Drive.

An entertainment area has also begun to develop, with an arts district designated seven years ago as a space for artists to develop their creativity.

The Arts District attempts to mirror Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.

Additionally, Factory Town, a collection of open-air warehouses and industrial buildings set up for bands and rave DJs, opened last year.

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Developer Avra ​​Jain, who has revived the Vagabond Motel and half a dozen other properties in Miami’s modern historic district, is transforming a former mattress factory in the industrial east Hialeah district into a music venue , food and events called Factory Town. Jain walks through a gallery of murals by Hialeah artists painted on the walls of a former warehouse whose roof has been removed as it is converted into an outdoor music, exhibition and performance space. Al Diaz adiaz@miamiherald.com

These projects have reactivated the east and southeast of the city, although this may not be enough. This is why the municipal council is seeking to resume a project 2015 create a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) that would “encourage investment in the neighborhood so that there is rapid growth that benefits its residents and the entire city,” said Councilman Bryan Calvo, a proponent of the plan. revitalization.

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A drone shot shows a DJ performance at Factory Town in Hialeah in 2021. The site is a former mattress factory in Hialeah’s East Industrial District that developer Avra ​​Jain and partners are transforming into a venue for music, food and events. City Factory City Factory

This story was originally published September 9, 2022 1:03 p.m.

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Periodista venezolana con más de 14 años de experiencia en temas sociales y de derechos humanos. Actualmente dedicada al acontecer noticioso en la ciudad de Hialeah y sus alrededores.

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