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Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

NER BECK: Found Art on the Streets of New York City & Prague

Ner Beck returns to the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library for another exhibition of his recent street art photographs.

Most of these strange and wonderful pictures were shot right in this Upper West Side neighborhood were he has lived and worked most of his life. This style of finding lost street art with photographs began as his Art College Senior Project in 1965. After graduating he put aside his camera and worked as an art director for 45 years. For the past few years he has been searching for and capturing images again on his daily walks on the streets surrounding this library and throughout New York City. Also included is a selection of photographs he shot on the streets of the magical city of Prague.
Like all NYPL branches, this library has always been a warm and welcoming place for everyone who lives or grew up in this neighborhood. So if you would like to see how lost and found street art is seen through the lens of Ner Beck’s eyes, stop in the Bloomingdale Library for a tasty visual treat.

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Library Visitors’ Comments:
“This exhibition depicting the streets of our wonderful and historically rich city is breathtaking and bold.”  “Charming and whimsical, makes you look at New York City with new eyes.”  “I applaud your capturing everyday miracles.”  “For someone interested in photography your exhibit was really inspiring.”  “My 17-month old daughter always says “Hi” to one of your smiling face pictures.”  “The artist has eyes and he can see.”


Bloomingdale Library, 150 West 100th Street, NYC


From: Aug 1, 2015
To: Aug 28, 2015


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