Tag Archive | Highline

Orchid Chandelier

Orchid Chandelier
Photo By Gail

I spotted this ornate chandelier in a restaurant on Washington Street underneath the Highline, and maybe half a block uptown from The Whitney Museum, but I did not stop long enough catch the name of the place. It looks pretty fancy with all of these nice chandeliers installed. I would eat there.

Kenny Scharf Sculpture Squirtz on Display at The Standard

Kenny Scharf Squirtz at the Standard
The Artist with his Sculpture (Image by Photographer Chris Mosier Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery)

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce Squirtz, on view at The Plaza at The Standard, High Line from March 15 – April 1, 2013. Following its debut at The Standard High Line, Squirtz will continue to be on view April 4 – May 4, 2013 as part of Kenny Scharf Kolors at Paul Kasmin Gallery, 515 West 27th Street.

Titled Squirtz, the work is a two-sided, 8-foot tall, sculpture that is 6-feet deep from nose-to-nose. Utilizing Scharf’s repertoire of symbolic imagery over the last thirty years, one face of Squirtz is awestruck, in shock, and the other wears a slapstick grin—a portrayal of the ancient Greek theatrical trope of tragedy and comedy. Painted with glossy enamel, similar to car paint, Squirtz brings to light Scharf’s endeavor to overcome the barriers of elitist art by using the materials of commercial manufacture.