Do you miss going to art galleries? I sure do. I know that many galleries have reopened, but as a fairly enthusiastic fan who used to spend nearly every Thursday evening roaming the streets of Chelsea, the scene just feels so dead while Covid keeps us from gathering together to celebrate our shared passion for art. Art! Because of this — even though I’ve been hitting the museums pretty hard — I’ve been feeling rather art-starved over the past year, and that’s just a shame.
Located on the northwest corner of Allen Street and Division Street in lower Manhattan, here is the Letter Guide for this fantastic Greetings From Chinatown Postcard Mural by artist Victor Ving (AKA DCEVE):
C – Maneki-neko cat
H – Manhattan Bridge
I – Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
N – F train and some trash (of course)
A – Box truck/ tribute to Jade BTM
T – Tsingtao Beer
O – Bootleg Louis Vuitton on Canal St.
W – Fung Wah Bus on fire
N – Nom Wah Dim Sum Parlor
Here at The ‘Gig, where we only write about things that we love, we especially love to write about Food and Art. And on the rare occasion when the two worlds collide, it is an act of pure kismet which we simply must share with you. In this case, we recently received a review copy of Curious Feast: 100 Food Art Postcards, which — if you love food and art — is the most fantastic thing you can imagine owning.
Mike Geno is an amazing artist who specializes in creating works of art based on meat. I am not generally a fan of realist painting, but Mike’s work really is top shelf! Mike has just created a fun item designed for all bacon lovers: the Mona Bacon Postcard, sold in packs of five for just $5.00 in his store over at Etsy.com! Postcards measure 4×6″ and are professionally printed in full color with the back side left blank for inscribing your own personalized greeting!
Here’s what Mike has to say about the new postcards:
“Originally, I designed this image for an exhibition I curated called The Bacon Show (Meat Artists Blogspot), which celebrates the glory of bacon. I recently realized this [card] makes sense for lots of occasions, like thank you cards, birthday cards, apology cards, even after first date cards…and “good luck on going vegetarian” cards too!”
These cards are pretty cool and almost sold out, so you’d better haul your bacon-loving ass over to Etsyright now and pick some up!
Thanks to Bacon Today For The Tip!
Being a rabid collector of vintage Halloween memorabilia, someone going by the pseudonym of Rip The Skull has accumulated what might be the largest group of Vintage Halloween Post Cards ever seen. There are literally over 1400 thumbnail images of these amazing cards cataloged on just one of his/her many Flickr.com pages. I can’t help but get a vicarious thrill from someone who has such a wild passion for collecting.
This one is just insane!
Sadly, there were no postcards with pictures of Satan on them, but this one (above) looked pretty close.