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Pink Thing of The Day: Captured City of Kandor by Mike Kelley

City of Kandor in Bell Jar
City of Kandor in a Bell Jar (All Photos By Gail)

According to the comic book legend, Superman’s father Jor-El sent his infant son to safety on Earth before Krypton’s destruction, saving his life but inadvertently sentencing Superman to a future of displacement, loneliness and longing.

Superman grows up believing that Kandor – his city of birth – was destroyed, but later discovers his real home still exists, having been stolen by intergalactic archvillain Brainiac prior to Krypton’s demise, shrunken to a miniature metropolis and left trapped inside a glass bottle.

Superman ultimately wrestles Kandor away from Brainiac and hides it in his Fortress of Solitude, sustaining its citizens with tanks of Kryptonic atmosphere.

City of Kandor Detail

As artist Mike Kelley (1954 – 2012) once explained, Kandor functions for Superman as “a perpetual reminder of his inability to escape the past, and his alienated relationship to his present world.”

Pink Thing of The Day: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Swag

Wear Pink Wednesdays

Wear Pink Wednesdays: It is a Thing. Right now, you can get this fun On Wednesdays We Wear Pink design by Kuitsuku — and featuring the Jigglypuff Pokemon — in a wide variety of T-Shits, Long Sleeved T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and Hoodies, just in time for the cooler weather. Prices start at just $19.95! Get Your Pink On now at This Link!

Pink Thing of The Day: The Pink Building (aka Big Pink)

The Pink Building

This big Pink Building, actually known as Big Pink or simply The Pink Building, sits majestically at the corner of Orchard and Grand Streets on the lower east side of Manhattan. The building was formerly the home of Ridley & Sons Department Store and, though recently sold for the sum of $27 million, is landmarked so cannot be bulldozed or have its exterior altered. Small victories.

Pink Thing of The Day: Man Balancing a Large Stuffed Pink Pig on His Head

Pig Balancing 1
All Photos By Gail

I was riding the M3 Bus uptown on Bowery coming home from Chinatown and I noticed a man, walking with his girlfriend, who was also carrying a very large, stuffed Pink Pig.

Pig Balancing

When the bus stopped at a light around 5th Street, the man suddenly put the pig on his head, balanced it perfectly, and his girlfriend took a photo. I also took a photo, or three. Because, NYC.

Pig Carrying

The light changed and the bus started moving again. The couple and their large stuffed pig continued on their way, as did I.

Pink Thing of the Day: Pink Artworks from the Affordable Art Fair!

Pink Teddy Bear
All Photos By Gail

The late summer edition of the Affordable Art Fair is back at the Metropolitan Pavilion through Sunday, September 13th! We hit the Preview Night on Wednesday and were thrilled with the variety of artworks for sale and the friendliness of the gallery representatives on hand to help move each piece along to an art-loving home.

We took a ton of photos, as usual, but managed to edit this post down to 10 (or 11, actually) of our favorite Pink Things we saw at the show. Enjoy!

Adam KouKoudakis Tiger Requiem (Pink)
Adam KouKoudakis, Tiger Requiem (Pink) at Jealous Gallery London

Twiggy By Elisabetta Fantone
Twiggy By Elisabetta Fantone at Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN

Brooklyn Bridge by Thierry Hoyau
Brooklyn Bridge by Thierry Hoyau at Arteria Gallery, Canada

Art By Maurizio Savini
Bubblegum Sculptures By Maurizio Savini at Emanuel Fremin, NYC

Pink Panther By JuanRamon Garcia
Pink Panther in a Pink Suit, By JuanRamon Garcia at standARTe, Madrid Spain

Emma Levine Flouro Tree II
Emma Levine, Flouro Tree II at LCA, London Contemporary Art

Emigre Collection, Tokyo japan
Emigre Collection, Tokyo Japan

Art By Lumir Hladik Reference Contemporary Toronto CA
Art By Lumir Hladik at Reference Contemporary, Toronto CA

Done Hee Lee Pink Cell Division
Dong Hee Lee, Pink Cell Division at H.O.V Art (High on Visual Art), Brooklyn, NY

That was fun right? And there is so much more to see, so make sure to go this weekend!

The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) and the Affordable Art Fair hours are as follows:

Friday, Sept. 11, 11am – 8pm (Free admission Friday: 6-8pm)
Saturday, Sept. 12, 11am – 8pm
Sunday, Sept. 13, 11am – 5pm

Tickets are available at the door, or for a slightly discounted price at This Link!

Pink Thing of The Day: Body Fantasies Spray Fragrance

Body Fantasies Spray Fragrance
Photo By Gail

The packaging design of this fragrant body spray is almost too pink to resist, especially when you add the fluorescent, multi-colored lip prints. Even the fragrance name, “Pink Vanilla Kiss Fantasy” sounds almost edible. And I guess that is what good advertising is all about: compelling you to purchase a product based solely on how it looks on the shelf. Oh, the Pinkness.

Photographed in Duane Reade on 8th Ave and 33rd Street.