Coraggio in the Press

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July 16 2014

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, works by Linus Coraggio were featured in the photo triptych that accompanied the New York Times’ coverage of the opening of the new Buddy Warren Inc. shop at 171 Chrystie St. on the Lower East Side.

Five Coraggio pieces were included in the photograph:

  1. “King Chess Set” Chair
  2. “Action Figure” Mirror
  3. “Queen Chess Set” Chair
  4. “White Copper and Black Sun Queen” Chess Set
  5. “Glass Wheel” Chopper
Click here to view the full article on the Times’ website.

May 17 2011

Coraggio won first prize in the group show of garden-themed art discussed in the article—an exhibit at the Haverford (PA) Library in May, 2011. The winning Coraggio work was a watercolor-and-pastel entitled “Fire in the Woods” (click here to view).

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Coraggio won first prize in the group show of garden-themed art discussed in the article—an exhibit at the Haverford (PA) Library in May, 2011. The winning Coraggio work was a watercolor-and-pastel entitled “Fire in the Woods” (click here to view).

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March 27 2008

An article about Coraggio's solo show at The Gershwin Hotel, in which the author asks the reader, “have you ever been captivated by a chair, hunk of metal, deer skull?”

Click here to read the article on the City Guide website.

An article about Coraggio's solo show at The Gershwin Hotel, in which the author asks the reader, “have you ever been captivated by a chair, hunk of metal, deer skull?”

Click here to read the article on the City Guide website.


January 2 2008

Coraggio’s “Hammer & Sickle Chair” featured in the arts calendar section of the Long Island newspaper, Newsday.
Coraggio’s “Hammer & Sickle Chair” featured in the arts calendar section of the Long Island newspaper, Newsday.

May 13 2000

A funky art blog from May 2000, it shows a head shot of Coraggio (rightmost image of the triptych), whom the author refers to as “Linus Coragio [sic], metal sculptor extrardinaire [sic],” and describes a recent sculptural furniture piece of Coraggio’s along with other art activity in the East Village amongst the glitterati and intelligentsia.

This was during a 3-year period Coraggio had his studio in the backyard of Deepdale Gallery (where he also showed regularly) on the then very un-gentrified east end of Ludlow Street.

“It still smelled like fish from the Chinese packing storefronts,” recalls Coraggio.

A funky art blog from May 2000, it shows a head shot of Coraggio (rightmost image of the triptych), whom the author refers to as “Linus Coragio [sic], metal sculptor extrardinaire [sic],” and describes a recent sculptural furniture piece of Coraggio’s along with other art activity in the East Village amongst the glitterati and intelligentsia.

This was during a 3-year period Coraggio had his studio in the backyard of Deepdale Gallery (where he also showed regularly) on the then very un-gentrified east end of Ludlow Street.

“It still smelled like fish from the Chinese packing storefronts,” recalls Coraggio.


October 1 1995

A mention/fanfare for Coraggio's Gas Station/Space 2B in the wake of its closing

October 1 1988

An overview of Coraggio's furniture pieces in Hi Fashion (roughly the Japanese equivalent of Vogue magazine).

Rolling your mouse over the article, you will find an enlargement of Coraggio’s “The Memory,” accompanied by a Japanese translation of his comments on the dual-chair piece (from the center of the right-hand page).

In the middle of the right-hand page, you will see Coraggio’s “The Memory,” accompanied by a Japanese translation of his comments on the dual-chair piece:

Translating it back to English, we get:

“Although I am relatively interested in politics, I don't want to impose my views. To me, this work expresses a particularly Jewish feeling of being chained to the memory of Nazism.”

Coraggio has been working to interest The Jewish Museum in New York City in acquiring "The Memory" for their permanent collection.


February 1 1987

Apparently, The Learning Annex used to attempt some serious arts 'n' culture reportage in its magazine. Coraggio gets a nod in their coverage of the East Village art scene (that's him in the photo at the top of the page, not the one at the bottom—that's some guy named Andy Warhol).
Apparently, The Learning Annex used to attempt some serious arts 'n' culture reportage in its magazine. Coraggio gets a nod in their coverage of the East Village art scene (that's him in the photo at the top of the page, not the one at the bottom—that's some guy named Andy Warhol).

October 1 1986

A brief introduction to the Rivington School, the Sculpture Garden (Gas Station/Space 2B) and the artists who made it all happen (i.e., Coraggio et al).

April 1 1986

Coraggio’s 1984 sculpture “Ronald Reagan” is featured in the Finnish art magazine Taide


May 1 1985

A plug from The New Common Good for this 1985 art show featuring—and curated by—Coraggio.


January 1 1985

The New Common Good was a monthly paper published on the Lower East Side in the 1980s by Marvin Jones and Chris Huestis.

The January, 1985 issue featured this thoughtful article about Leon Golub and Linus Coraggio, where both are interviewed about art and its role in society.

Coraggio quote:

“I want to give people messages—which are my feeble attempts of contributing something to avoid doomsday.”

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