Tag Archives: May 12th

Final Week to See Jeff Koons’ Seated Ballerina in Rockefeller Center

Jeff Koons Seated Ballerina
All Photos By Gail

Jeff Koons‘ 45-foot tall inflatable nylon sculpture, Seated Ballerina, went up in Rockefeller Center Plaza on May 12th, 2017 and was originally due to be up only through June 2nd. But the sculpture’s tenure was extended by three weeks due to popular demand, which means you still have until this Friday, June 23rd, to make your pilgrimage to Midtown!

Seated Ballerina Right with People

Sunday was so very hot and summery here in the City, and I decided to train it uptown, where I visited a street fair, ate ice cream, and walked all around the Seated Ballerina sculpture, taking shots of her from every angle.

Seated Ballerina Distance With Prometheus

The famous golden statue of Prometheus is just in front of her.

Seated Ballerina Distance

And here’s a shot without Prometheus.

Seated Ballerina Left Close Up

I like that she’s up high enough that you can crop tourists out of your pics, or leave them in for life-size-scale comparison.

Seated Ballerina Left With People

Seated Ballerina

This one was taken with my iPhone as opposed to my regular camera. The difference in quality is amazing.

Seated Ballerina Skirt

Here’s a detailed look at the back of her skirt.

Seated Ballerina Through the Trees

Here she is as seen through the trees from across 50th street!

Seated Ballerina Left

Jeff Koons Seated Ballerina can be found in Rockefeller Center Plaza, bordered by Fifth Avenue to the East, Sixth Avenue to the West, 49th Street to the South and 50th Street to the North.

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Video Clip of The Week: Grounders, “Pull It Over Me”



I’m definitely not what you would call a “Cat Person,” but I sure do love watching a life-size Garfield wander the streets of an unspecified suburban landscape in this charmingly morose video for the song “Pull It Over Me” by Toronto based band, Grounders. In case the minor chord wooziness didn’t give it away, “Pull It Over Me” is a break up song, the occurrence of which puts Garfield in a deep enough funk to, it appears, spontaneously murder someone on the beach and get away with it. Hilarious!

But seriously, you can tell these guys have a deeply-rooted love of pop music that, according to their bio, ranges from “David Bowie and Devo, to The Velvet Underground, Neu! and The Zombies.” They sound like guys I would want to be friends with. Surely, there is no higher praise that can be offered than that. RIYL: The Kinks, Weezer. Grounders‘ eponymously titled debut album will be released on Nevado Records on May 12th, 2015. Enjoy!

Grounders Video Still

Robert Rauschenberg, Titan of American Art, Is Dead at 82

RIP Robert Rauschenberg
1925 – 2008

Legendary artist Robert Rauschenberg has passed away on May 12th, 2008.This is Sad News, because Robert Rauschenberg was awesome. I took a lot of Modern Art classes in college and his combine paintings definitely opened my eyes to different ways of seeing and thinking. I was actually just at LACMA out in Los Angeles on Friday and saw some of Rauschenberg’s work up close, and it still blows me away. Sad.