A new exhibition called "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years" recently opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibit shows the enormity of Andy Warhol's influence on contemporary art. Forty-five works by Warhol are juxtaposed with one hundred works by some sixty other artists. The exhibition depicts how the other artists responded to Warhol's pioneering work. The exhibit runs through the end of 2012.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Brooklyn's BARCLAYS CENTER Arena Opens
Barclays Center is the newly built Brooklyn sports/entertainment complex that is now a landmark of the borough. It is the home of the Brooklyn Nets. It officially opened last night with a Jay-Z concert. Jay-Z is an investor in the Brooklyn Nets. The center was designed by SHop Architects. The arena's exterior is made of steel components purposefully covered in rust. The front space is dominated by the "oval oculus", a 360 degree LED marquee screen. Architect Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP said they wanted a juxtaposition between grit and glamour: "The idea was to use raw industrial materials, a certain kind of grittiness extended in a sensual way." The weathered steel arena has a capacity of 18,000. The opening of the Barclays Center was also punctuated by protesters with signs about unfulfilled promises of the center's developer.
Friday, September 28, 2012
"Yo' I Need Money 4 Weed"
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Campaign for Wool: Bryant Park Transformed into Woolen Wonderland
A flock of sheep grazing freely at Bryant Park's lawn was the centerpiece of an installation called ‘WOOL UNCOVERED’ earlier today. The installation is part of the launching of the Campaign for Wool, an effort by HRH Prince Charles to promote the wool industry in the U.S. The famous Bryant Park Fountain was filled with wool and the terrace was transformed into a lavish Wool Salon with richly colored carpet and a stunning wool bed. The back rest of some lawn chairs were covered with wool fabric. The sheep were brought down from a farm in Upstate New York.
Peacock Chair and the "Carlton" Room Divider - from the Modern Design Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
It's Time For Clocks In Manhattan
|Trump Tower, Fifth Avenue|
|Louis Vuitton Flagship Store, Fifth Avenue|
|The Sherry Netherland, Fifth Avenue|
|CNN, Columbus Circle|
|Tiffany Flagship Store, Fifth Avenue|
|Grand Central Terminal|
|Digital Clock, Water Street|
|Tourneau, Columbus Circle|
|72nd Street and Columbus Avenue|
|Grand Central Terminal Information Kiosk|
Began to whirr and chime:
“O let not Time deceive you,
You cannot conquer Time.”
- W. H. Auden’s “As I Walked Out One Evening”
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