In the News: Spanish Surrealist

••• “When the Spanish artist Maruja Mallo moved to Madrid with her family at the age of 20, she enrolled with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Spain’s most prestigious art school. Talented and beautiful, she became friends with another promising young student, Salvador Dalí, and in the subsequent years their friendship propelled her into the world of the avant-garde. […] Mallo was one of the leading contributors to the Spanish Surrealist movement, but her name is hardly as well known as her contemporaries’ (Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Federico García Lorca). Which is why it is remarkable that 18 of her paintings will be on view in September at the Tribeca gallery Ortuzar Projects.” —New York Times

••• “President Trump has repeatedly and vehemently denounced what he calls “chain migration,” in which adult American citizens can obtain residency for their relatives. On Thursday, his Slovenian in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, became United States citizens in a private ceremony in [Lower] Manhattan by taking advantage of that same family-based immigration program. Asked if the Knavses had obtained citizenship through ‘chain migration,’ their lawyer, Michael Wildes, said, ‘I suppose.’ He said chain migration is a ‘dirtier’ way of characterizing what he called ‘a bedrock of our immigration process when it comes to family reunification.'” Amen, brother. —New York Times

••• The New York Times on the reissue of the DVD of “The Well-Tuned Piano” by composer La Monte Young and visual artist Marian Zazeela, who live in Tribeca.

••• Restaurateur Thomas Carter “is taking a break from running his restaurants [which include Café Altro Paradiso] following allegations that he instilled a ‘culture of fear.'” —Eater

••• More thefts in the Tribeca Trib police blotter.

••• Nabil Ayers on listening to jazz at 501 Canal in the 1970s. —New York Times

••• “A photo essay captures the human landscape astride the World Trade Center transit hub and mall.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Just below the Washington Market Park tennis courts on Chambers Street, starting near the Tribeca Bridge and stretching east, is a low wall and wide ledge adorned with a colorful, surreal mural—compliments of student volunteers from nearby Stuyvesant High School, who first painted the fantastical scenes of ‘Alice on the Wall’ 17 years ago, and return every year to keep its colors fresh and vibrant. This year, at the annual touch up event on Aug. 6, the student volunteers even gave it some extra flair, adding flowers and some pink flamingoes.” —Downtown Express