Photographed by me on the sidewalk outside the Comme des Garçons Boutique on West 22nd Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.
Ascetic, sharp features give this bust (circa 1909) of conductor/composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) an aristocratic look. Mahler modeled for Rodin, though the sittings were difficult to endure for the nervous composer, who saw rest as “time wasted away from his work.” This, according to his wife, Alma Mahler.
Trivia: After Mahler’s death in 1911 (at age 5o) from a bacterial infection of the heart valve, Alma Mahler went on to be married to Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, for five years.
Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art on NYC.
My friend Diane (a.k.a.”Diaaahhne!”) took these fun photos of an Ice Head Sculpture sitting atop a parking meter near 5th Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets in Manhattan. I’m sure it was once malleable snow, but the consistently frigid temperatures that we have been enjoying just lately have turned it to solid ice. Kinda creepy.
You should stash your drugs in this.
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