NYC The Movie

Wow guys this is my vlogging debut. Exciting right? Be kind...

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What the heck did I just see:

- various artwork around Chelsea, including 2 works by Anish Kapoor at two Gladstone galleries

- Ellsworth Kelly at the MOMA

- Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the MOMA. While it looks like a pile of shimmering silver, it's actually hundreds of pieces of individually-wrapped candy. This guy's just too cool...

- Keith Haring at the Brooklyn Museum

- Scenes from the Bushwick Open Studios, also called the Bushwick Basel - fancy right? This great article from The New York Times sums it up (thanks for sending it to me, Laurie!)

- The Defaced Project by Allie Pohl

- Incredible wire mesh sculptures by Park Seung Mo

- Pizza from Roberta's in Brooklyn

- Dessert from Telepan - best dinner ever, but it was so good I forgot to film it... but you do see my chocolatey dessert creation.

- The best bestie in the whole world, miss Janna.

Hope you enjoyed! P.S. don't you worry, weekend roundups will be back next week.

Video by artsocial; music: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Starfucker, purchased through itunes.

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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What's Goin' Down

Oh hai, trip to New York. You're sure sneaking up quickly... What have I done to prepare? Umm... I bought a new dress. Yikes, I need to start researching a bit, eh? There's so much art to see and I'll only be there for a couple days... Reading this article about the 10 most inspiring young artists in NYC right now, made me just a tad excited to go check out the scene.

Here's part of my NY to-do wishlist. I doubt I'll get to do everything, but srsly it's ok. I'll be in NY. That's enough.

Brooklyn Museum: Keith Haring: 1978-1982

Can it get more New York than a Keith Haring show? I think not. Oh and in honor of this exhibition, the Keith Haring Foundation is posting Haring's journals to Tumblr. One page each day for the duration of the show. So. Awesome.

 

Gagosian Gallery: Richard Avedon

According to The New York Times, Richard Avedon's fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century. Kind of a big deal? I'm gonna say yesss.

 

James Cohan Gallery: Everyday Abstract – Abstract Everyday

Who doesn't love abstract art? Ok actually a lot of people. It's usually weird, I get that. But that's kind of what I like about it. Hear me out... no matter how weird the work is, there's always a story behind it, a tangle of personal, societal, and/or political references that make even the most ridiculous pile of contemporary art relevant in the history of art. Ok enough arty talk.

image cred: pattern | nyc

The Magic of Bill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYqiLJBXbss

I'm sure by now you've seen this absolutely lovely film but I've just returned to Netflix and couldn't help but notice it hanging out in the "Watch Instantly" section. I had the pleasure of seeing it in theaters a few months back but am readying to watch it again. Style photographer Bill Cunningham is an inspiration to all - artists and artisans of living alike. The man is in his 80's, still rides his bicycle around New York annnnd shoots film. Seek beauty and you shall find it, he says. Found. Now go watch Bill Cunningham New York again. I'm right there with you.

Image courtesy of First Thought Films.