If it weren’t a comedy troupe I’d have guessed it was actually artists. But then again, that’s a slim distinction: the best artists amuse and the greatest comedians challenge perception.
Inspiration bubbles up from all around; Walker Evans took some of his from the postcard racks at the local five and dime. Currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are selections from Evans’ massive archive of postcards hung alongside some of his matter-of-fact American views. Unbeknownst to me, the postcard originated in 1907 [...]
I just managed to get my paws on a copy of the current issue of ESOPUS Magazine. It’s blockbuster as usual, but this issue stands out as it features a itty-bitty bit of me by way of Jason Polan’s pen. Back in July, I posted about Jason soliciting people’s favorite things about New York City [...]
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Christoph Niemann’s move to Berlin (after 11 years in New York) left him feeling homesick, but he appears to have found a dose of comfort in his son’s LEGOs. The latest entry at his Abstract City blog at The New York Times shows us the New York of a playful mind and brilliantly reveals the [...]
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Great article in today’s New York Times on Mike and Doug Starn’s installation in the South Ferry subway station. Plenty of interesting details on the piece, its method and meaning, but I found this part most inspiring: When the Starns were first approached by the Arts for Transit program in fall 2004, they were busy [...]
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