Sunday, February 27, 2011

Playing Paparazzi With Broadway's "That Championship Season" Cast - Kiefer Sutherland, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth and Jason Patric

Chris Noth
Chris Noth
Chris Noth

Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland

Jason Patric
Brian Cox
Jim Gaffigan

"That Championship Season", is a new Broadway play that is now in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The play tells of "four starters from a state champion basketball team (Catholic schools) arriving on the twentieth anniversary of their triumph to reminisce and look for guidance from their ailing coach. Instead, secrets and long-ignored truths are revealed." (from The cast includes Kiefer Sutherland, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth and Jason Patric, all of whom greeted their fans and theatre goers outside the stagedoor after the matinee performance. The play opens on March 6 and will run until May 29. The Jacobs Theatre is located at 242 West 45th Street. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Frank Stella's "Grey Scrambled Double Square"

On view at the Museum of Modern Art's Atrium is American artist FRANK STELLA's work called "Grey Scrambled Double Square." Made in 1964, the work is synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Stella's earlier abstract paintings, including this one contain concentric lines, some in gray tones and some in color.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jason Hackenwerth Artwork Featured In Bergdorf Goodman Window Display

The artworks of Jason Hackenwerth serve as colorful backdrop for the new Bergdorf Goodman window display that features the store's spring lines. Hackenwerth's whimsical balloon sculptures are reminiscent of deep sea creatures, floral patterns, and sex organs. Hackenwerth is well known for his fine art balloon sculpture installations at major gallery and museum exhibitions and events in major cities world-wide.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snowy Loeb Boathouse in Central Park

The Central Park Loeb Boathouse is located at the northeastern tip of the Lake. It houses the iconic Boathouse Restaurant, a perfect place to dine on a relaxing afternoon lunch or romantic dinner in the warmer months. These images were made on the morning of February 21, 2011, after a light snowstorm.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Looking At Music At the Museum of Modern Art

Looking at Music 3.0, the third in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focuses on New York in the 1980s and 1990s. In this dynamic period, imaginative forms of street art spread across the five boroughs, articulating the counter-culture tenor of the times. As the city transitioned from bankruptcy to solvency, graffiti, media, and performance artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc works shown in alternative spaces and underground clubs. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived. Approximately 70 works from a wide range of artists and musicians will be on view, including works by the Beastie Boys, Kathleen Hanna and Le Tigre, Keith Haring, Christian Marclay, Steven Parrino, Run DMC, and Joanie 4 Jackie, a video chain letter founded by Miranda July. (information from the MoMA website).

Monday, February 21, 2011

Presidents' Day

In celebration of Presidents' Day, American flags are flown at the Rockefeller Plaza, while political bandannas are part of Bergdorf Goodman's window display. Presidents' Day grew out of celebrations of the birthdays of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both of whom were born in February. The federal holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of February.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

8 Spruce Street, New York's Tallest Residential Building Designed By Frank Gehry

This is the much-anticipated Frank Gehry-designed Lower Manhattan residential skyscraper, and it is now ready for renters. Located at 8 Spruce Street, just east of City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, the 76-story rental apartment boasts of walls of stainless-steel panels and bay windows that rippled and curled like a zipper run amok. The building was designed by Los Angeles architect, Frank Gehry, 81.The building has 903 units, and stands at 870 feet. It is by a nose New York’s tallest residential building. Gehry has produced a gawky beauty that captures the open-ended energy of the city. Gehry slims the tower so that it frames the surroundings rather than obliterating them. The New York Times' architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff said of the building, "Only now, as the building nears completion, is it possible to appreciate what Mr. Gehry has accomplished: the finest skyscraper to rise in New York since Eero Saarinen’s CBS building went up 46 years ago."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Moncler Flagship Store Window Display And Moncler Grenoble Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show At Grand Central Station

Moncler, the Italian brand that makes puffy jackets chic, has a new window display in its flagship store in SoHo. The boutique is located at 90 Prince Street (at Mercer Street).
Last week, the Moncler Grenoble Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Presentation took place at Grand Central Terminal.

Friday, February 18, 2011

iPhone Photographer Sion Fullana: "Photographing NYC With iPhone" at the SoHo Apple Store

Earlier this evening, iPhone photographer SION FULLANA spoke about the new medium of iPhone photography at the SoHo Apple Store at 103 Prince Street in an event called "Photographing NYC With iPhone." Mr. Fullana discussed his process and presented his recent work. I photographed Mr. Fullana during his talk using iPhone 4.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hold Up The Heart - The Times Square Valentine Design

Light Hearted is a public art by Lauren Crahan and John Hartmann, of Brooklyn-based Freecell, in Duffy Square. It is this year's winner of the 2011 Times Square Valentine design competition. The Times Square Valentine is an annual competition to design and build a valentine for display in Times Square in February. This project of the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program is funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. “Light Hearted” is a ten-foot diameter lightweight construction with an open weave fabric that allows wind to pass through but still captures and reflects light. The main structure is constructed of five pairs of aluminum elliptical loops radially arranged with rotating connections, and covered with a skin of red fabric. Six volunteers will hold up the heart for display for 15 minutes at a time in Duffy Square in New York City’s Times Square from February 10th to 20th. Volunteers can register online at

Crahan and Hartmann founded Freecell, a design and fabrication studio for furniture and exhibition design, in Brooklyn, in 1999. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a graduate of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. They were finalists in the Young Architects Program 2010 for PS 1 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Their work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and in New York City at the Henry Urbach Architecture Gallery, Artists Space, and the Van Alen Institute and the Architectural League of New York. Crahan and Hartmann have both taught at the Rhode Island School of Design. (information from

Friday, February 11, 2011

Georges Braque's "Landscape At La Ciotat"

This is "Landscape at La Ciotat" by Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963) on exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 23 3/8" (71.7 x 59.4 cm). Before Braque met Pablo Picasso, with whom he invented Cubism, he painted in the bright, bold colors shared by the Fauves, a loosely affiliated group of artists that also included Henri Matisse, André Derain, and Raoul Dufy. They were given this name—meaning "wild beasts"—by an unsympathetic critic in 1905, as a result of the high-pitched colors and anti-naturalistic rendering they embraced. In the summer of 1907 Braque worked in the resort town of La Ciotat, near Marseilles, where he painted this landscape using heavy outlines, flattened space, and intense, harmonic colors (information from the gallery caption).

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Luigi and Luca" Photographic Oeuvre At The Leslie/Lohman Gallery

Italian artist Luigi at the opening reception
Leslie/Lohman Gallery in SoHo

Luigi and Luca, a contemporary photo exhibit opening reception and book launch took place earlier this evening at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery, 26 Wooster Street in SoHo. The exhibition features the works of two young Italian artists, Luigi (pictured above) and Luca which include photographs and video . The event also coincides with the U.S. launch of their recent book, "Private Album" published by All Saints Press, which exposes both the private and public aspects of the lives of the artists. Luigi and Luca collaborate to create a contemporary photographic oeuvre in unusual and innovative  locations. The exhibit runs through March 12, 2011.