Where Art and Pizza Live

1. Gagosian, you are one powerful network of galleries. Two Gagosian galleries were on the art agenda this weekend. The first was on West 21st Street and was showing the murals and portraits of Richard Avedon - what better way to start the day than with nude photographs of Allen Ginsberg?

The other Gagosian was on Madison Avenue and guess what was showing there? Oh just a humble little artist by the name of Pablo Picasso. The show was called Picasso and Françoise Gilot, you remember her from this post right? Sigh just two people in love - Pablo in his 60s... and Françoise in her early twenties.

2. Best. Macarons. Ever. Next time you're in New York City, go to Ladurée immediately. Like straight from the airport. Don't worry about your luggage, just take it with you.

3. So it turns out my part time, un-benefitted job at a museum actually has a perk! Well it has two perks - discounted light rail pass AND free admission to all of the major museums in New York City. That's kind of a big deal... hmm I wonder if I could write this off as a business trip. Ok we're approaching three perks here.

4. One of the main reasons I visited New York this weekend was to support the cutest, most talented little artist in the whole world, miss Allie Pohl. On Saturday, my bestie and I took one questionable cab ride (I swear we passed the Marcy Projects) to get to Bushwick where Allie was participating in Art Cart NYC, "a mobile exhibition space that motivates people to think imaginatively about exhibiting and experiencing art."

Allie's Art Cart project, titled Defaced, explores how social networking websites allow us to construct our ideal selves. The image above is of an interview being conducted inside the Art Cart... how do you really feel about social media? You can anonymously share everything over here. Come on, I know you secretly hate Facebook... and Google Plus? Don't get me started.

5. After a day of walking and art-viewing, there's nothing better than (multiple) glasses of wine... and dinner at this awesome place.

6. HolyWOW guys, these portraits cut from wire mesh by Seung Mo Park were absolutely incredible. I got to see some of his work in person at the Bushwick Open Studios. If any art could be described as amazeballs, it's this.

7. When you're confronted with the words "Make Your Mark" after walking through the Keith Haring exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, it kinda makes you want to do something BIG...

8. We took a long walk through Central Park on Sunday and all I could think about was every scene from Sex and the City that took place in Central Park... what is wrong with me?

9. If it were socially acceptable - and not extremely unhealthy - I would eat margherita pizzas from Roberta's EVERYDAY. Thanks to Jesse for recommending it!

Oh New York City, you are magical...

All images taken by artsocial.

Here I Go...

I'm off to New York today - eep! Preeety darn excited about it and I cannot wait to share all the fun with you next week. Can't wait till then? I understand, I'm impatient too. You better believe there will be instagramming and tweeting, which you can follow here and here. See you next week, friends!

P.S. Kate's totally got your blog-reading needs covered while I'm gone. Check back tomorrow for Shoes and Views!

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NY Wishlist: Top 5

With my trip to NY quickly approaching, I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do with my precious 2 days there...

... here are my thoughts so far:

1. eat an authentic New York bagel. There's a place in Denver called New York Bagel, but something tells me the bagels are just made here in Denver... and yes, this is my number 1 wish.

2. drink a cosmopolitan - I know, I know. What can I say, Sex and the City was basically my dating guide for 10 years... until I realized taking real life advice from a tv show probably isn't the best idea.

3. Brooklyn. I just want to go there, hang out, soak it all in. Omigosh if I could visit the Tattly headquarters, I would die. Even if I could just walk by their headquarters. Casually of course... while staring.

4. go to H&M. Ok I know in the city of New York there are waaaay cooler places to shop than H&M, but everywhere I travel this is where I go. It's my weird travel thing. Best H&M so far? Paris.

5. gallery hop in the city I'm pretty sure invented gallery hopping. Last week I posted a few of my exhibition picks. A few more gems I've come across since then include Interstate Projects (in Brooklyn!), The Pace Gallery, and the David Nolan Gallery. I better stop researching, I'll just keep finding more and more arty awesomeness.

See you soon, New York. I'll be the girl incessantly taking instagrams...

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Setting the Mood: NYC

New York City. Is there any place like it? Nope. Sure isn't. I'm so excited to go back for a visit next month! Just think, the art, the food, the cosmopolitans! Oh you know I'll have to have a cosmo Sex and the City style... It would be a crime not to. A crime against women or SATC lovers or something.

I haven't been to New York in 6 years! Wowza, an overdue trip for an art history grad, eh? Now I have a month to plan some effortlessly chic outfits for gallery hopping and art viewing. I especially need something awesome for this fab event with my very favorite little artist Allie Pohl. Time to get shoppin'.

Can't wait to get some New York into my life. What are some of your favorite places to go to in New York? I'd love to hear!

Image cred: Cosmos & New York images | Dream Big | Line poster | Polka dot shorts | Striped skirt | Dress | Polka dot pants