I spent a couple of very fun and visually stimulating hours yesterday at the Louis Vuitton: 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries exhibit, which is staged across three floors at the former location of Barneys on Madison Avenue and 61st Street. Admission is free and you can reserve your timed entry at This Link! This experience is very highly recommended by me!
In case you’re curious, the trunk featured in this room, by photographer Francesca Sorrenti, is below.
Look out below! In this 3-D ad for the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week programming, a prehistoric Megalodon shark appear to leap from the facade of a building on 23rd Street, overlooking Park Avenue South. Very scary!
Does this look to you like a Pink Soda Can is wearing Pink Sunglasses? Because that’s what it looks like to me. This photo was absolutely not staged but part of real-life scenario I encountered near the downtown intersection of West 57th Street and Broadway. After a pause-and-crouch to snap a few pics, I was on my way again!
Philip Perlstein (b. 1924), an artist renowned for his decades -long practice of painting the nude – male and female, solo or in company – has rarely depicted the landscape of the city he calls home. In Entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, Night-Time (1992), he captures the nighttime vista from the window of his New York studio in the West 30s, near the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel. In his typically inventive way, the artist calls attention to the construction of his composition – the red mullian of his window reminds us that we are looking through a deliberately framed view — just as the Mickey Mouse figurine at bottom right is a humorous reminder of the props of an artist’s practice.
Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
This is purely coincidental, but maybe ten days before I attended the massive new exhibit Jean-Michel Basquiat:King Pleasure, a pair of brazen art thieves attempted to steal one of the late artist’s paintings — valued at $45,000 — from a Chelsea art galleryin broad daylight. The crime was easily foiled as the couple — who, sadly, avoided apprehension — attempted to just walk out of the gallery holding the artwork. Ballsy! I mention this to illustrate the fact that Basquiat’s popularity hasn’t waned in the 34 years since his death from an accidental drug overdose at age 28. Though he did not get to live a long life, Jean-Michel Basquiat lives on through his art, and King Pleasure is here to make sure he is not forgotten.