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Doug + Mike Starn 2017

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday February 28, 2017

As a prelude to the solo presentation of their work at Wetterling Gallery/Stockholm, at the Armory Show this week, Doug and Mike Starn invited collectors, gallerists and friends to visit their Beacon, New York studio last weekend. The artists, identical twins born in 1961 who came to notice at the 1988 Whitney Biennale, started out like most artists have: drawing at the kitchen ...   Read the full Story >>

To a T, Gothic Style

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday October 22, 2014

T: The New York Times Style Magazine celebrated its tenth anniversary with these cover lines: Voice / Passion / Taste / Identity / Style / Creativity / Influence. The magazine was launched in August 2004. It is published 15 times a year and distributed within the Sunday edition of the New York Times newspaper. Stefano Tonchi was editor until 2010; his replacement was Sally Singer. Singer left in 2012 and was replaced by ...   Read the full Story >>

A DART Skyline Report: Big Bambu

By Peggy Roalf   Friday October 8, 2010

If you haven't strolled along the springy walkways that makeBig Bambu such a thrill to visit, you have just 20 days remaining to do that. Mike and Doug Starn's installation on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes after Halloween. The views of the Manhattan skyline are extraordinary, and Big Bambu - a multi-dimensional work of art that offers visitors ...   Read the full Story >>

Climbing Big Bambu At the Met

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday June 2, 2010

Now that it's really hot and summery, a little altitude might help to cool things down. A climb 110 feet above Central Park can be yours for the price of admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Doug and Mike Starn's Big Bambu is installed in the roof garden.climbbambu_2uplow.jpgPhoto left: Peggy Roalf. Right:Big Bambú installation view; photos by Doug ...   Read the full Story >>

Growing A Bambu Forest In the Sky

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday May 18, 2010

On the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a bamboo forest is growing. The work of Doug and Mike Starn, New York art world regulars since the 1980s, this is Big Bambu - a sculpture, an installation, and a performance piece all in one. Rising 50 feet above the roof garden, with heart-stopping views of the city, Big Bambu is constantly growing and changing ...   Read the full Story >>

DART Picks From the Year in Pictures

By Peggy Roalf   Monday December 28, 2009

As a new decade approaches - and not a moment too soon - I'd like to feature the exhibitions and events of 2009 that were memorable, signifiers of something new, or just plain fun to cover. Here in reverse date order is my list of favorites, some of which are still on view. Be sure to check links for holiday schedules. Tim Burton at MoMA ...   Read the full Story >>

Big Bambu Opens to the Public in Beacon

By Peggy Roalf   Friday July 24, 2009

When the Starn Brothers' design for the new MTA station at South Ferry opened last spring, I had an idea the something else, just as big, might be in the works. When I contacted Gaudericq Robiliard, director of Starn Studio, he confirmed that my guess was, in fact, on target. The brothers, Mike and Doug, identical twins who first gained broad exposure for their ...   Read the full Story >>

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