After World War II, New York became the laboratory for the Western world's avant-garde art movements, a prominent role it maintained for decades. Generations of New York artists have left their mark on the development of contemporary art in the context of influential art movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Super Realism, Minimalism, Land Art, Body Art, and Conceptual Art. This show and catalog, published in association with a major exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum of Monte Carlo, is the most comprehensive exploration of this topic. New York, New York encompasses critical research into the fields of architecture, cinema, photography, music, performance art and video, conveying the cultural dynamics that have characterized life in this metropolis since the 1940's. Lisa Dennison and Germano Celant have selected the artists and works that best depict the pivotal role played by New York artists, and they have illuminated the complex cultural environment in which they worked.