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.