Another grueling week, professionally and personally. Thank God, I can sleep on buses. I am usually dozing at least before we even eave South Station in Boston. I arrived in New York a bit refreshed and found a treat at the Hx3, Kristi. We popped across the street to our neighborhood fav Sojourn for a bite to eat with (lamb meatballs and chicken satay with lovely Boujelais) to chat and catch up.
Saturday, very good Friends form home took advantage of New York’s 2nd annual Hotel Week (actually most of the month of January). I met them at their Hotel just south of Time Square and we had the first of a full day of long leisurely walks. Our first destination was a Gallery Tour of Chelsea with New York Gallery Tours.(www.nygallerytours.com) Rafael Rosenberg is becoming one of my favorite people to spend a Saturday afternoon with! This is the third time I have taken his tour, and again bumped into Robin, the photographer who introduced me to him! I highly recommend it!
My favorite of the day
was 68 year old African artist, El Aratsui.
In just 5 or 6 years, he has taken the art world by storm, literally,
going from obscurity to one of Africa’s wealthiest artists in history. Using trash, liquor bottle caps and the metal
wrapping around the necks of the
bottles, he creates truly magnificent sculptures, while also employing young people
to help in his creations!
|From the Jack Shaianman Gallery website|
My least favorite of the day was Carroll Dunham’s paintings, the Father of Lena Dunham the creator of the highly acclaimed new TV show “Girls”,. Although the New York Times gave his show a glowing review, his art simply wasn’t my taste, although his brilliant colors did remind me a bit of Gauguin.
|The Campbell Apartment|
|Les Sans Culote|