Friday, November 30, 2007

Jazzy Jasper

One of the best buckets in the biz.

Sketchbook 9

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sketchbook 8

I made this one for my brother, wishing we both had yellow wings and a push to make us fly.

V Magazine -- out now!

For winters most daring shoes, try these glossy jazz-inspired kicks that I modeled for photographic sensation Gisel Florez. Additionally, be sure to check out her burning bag series in the same issue!

If you're feeling down...

this will surely pick you up!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Liza Legs

Fall sweeps itself into winter.

Ouattara Watts

Ouattara Watts, Blood Brother, 2007

Born in Ivory Coast, NYC-based artist Ouattara Watts boldly paints where imagination dares to travel. Maps intersect with floating monsters, all offset by a rhythmic color palate. One of my favorite contemporary artists at this moment.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bits Pups

This might be the greatest pic of all time...

Liza Empire

I think I'm starting to like New York again.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Collins and Cage

A Judy Collins record spinning its heart out, competing with the symphony of chaos that makes up John Cage's 1969 piece "33 1/3."

Clowning around

William singing along with Folkert de Jong's sculpture at James Cohan Gallery.

Chinese Relativity Part 2

Stux Gallery hand selected some of China's superstar contemporary artists for their "Chinese Relativity" show. It got me extremely pumped for the upcoming Cai Guo-Qiang show at the Guggenheim.

Yang Shaobin, "Untitled," 2006

Chelsea Bears

From Jill Greenberg's celebrity bear show, "Ursine," at ClampArt Gallery

Wheatpaste print/paper cut out on building exterior (artist unknown)

The life of the cat

It's always amazing that when you ask cats to move, they deliberately get more comfortable. Thus, accommodations were made...

Holus Bolus

Holus Bolus tore up the Tea Lounge this week with their sick tempos and soothing melodies. Keep your ears and eyes out for this Brooklyn quartet -- they just released their first cd and it's not to be missed!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Yellow Fall

Passing by yellow New Jersey leaves today through the grey light.
Sleep walking through fall.
Want to eat chestnuts and wear wool socks.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Too much coffee (wo)man

I love when you google how you're feeling at any given moment and find the perfect illustration for it.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Image Inspiration

Lucien Freud, The Painter's Room, 1943

This picture makes me wonder:

1. Do zebras eat people?
1a. If so, did this zebra just eat the painter?
2. Or is this zebra perhaps spying on a mini giraffe taking a nap?
3. Is the couch in this piece a nod to Lucien's grandfather, Sigmund?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Today the Whitney installs Lawrence Weiner's piece on their building's exterior. I was relieved to see this text instead of some of his other typical witticisms, such as "2 blocks of salt / In the morning mist." He sees his work as visual sculptures and until now (having just seen black type on white gallery walls) I remained unconvinced. Go ahead!

Spotted: Upper East Side Fashion?!

Look out, Ladies Who Lunch! Art handler and soon-to-be farmer extraordinaire Bowen Ames was caught today sporting off the cuff fashion trends from Brooklyn. Page Six wishes they could break this story...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blue County Down -- So Long

This is my new favorite song.

Meet Luna

Luna is usually down for anything. Be it jumping around or talking to giraffes, you can count on her to have a nice time. Yesterday, however, she was not interested in me taking photographs of her and punched me in the face. I felt like the paparazzi guy that Sean Penn raged against. But life goes on, and she's still aces in my book.

Kehinde Wiley

Napoleon Leading the Army Over the Alps, 2005

Monday, November 12, 2007

One sweater, two boots

Contemporary Caribbean Art

The Brooklyn Museum's current show highlights:

Raquel Paiewonsky, Levitando: A un solo pie, 2003

Alex Burke, The Spirit of Caribbean, 2006

In Satch Hoyt's piece, "Say it Loud!" the artist creates a literal platform for free speech made out of 500 books on the black diaspora-- all set to the tune of James Brown.

Image via BM.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pet Post

Tucker the Terrier

Friday, November 9, 2007

Feel the Heat

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Message to Brother: See this show

Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh has an art show in LA and it opens November 17th. Scion Space proudly notes that in addition to free valet parking, there will be an open bar. These things, coupled with the fact that I saw a great show of his in Milwaukee two years ago, leaves no reason why my brother (or anyone else in the area) shouldn't go. Hopefully he will post his comments on the show!!

Youssou N'Dour - Sam

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Keith's Farm

Eat greens and feel better.

More Kara Walker

From Darkytown Rebellion

The recent show at the Whitney drew its usual overstuffed, overstimulated crowd to its Friday night bash this week. I shuffled through Walker's undiscovered history book, trying to read the silhouettes intimately with a bunch of strangers. Could have done with less graphic sexual content, but I appreciated nonetheless her bold perspective on the relationship between the oppressor and the recipient.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Image Inspiration

Gloria Zein's "Bed for Simon" makes me want to:

1. Go camping to avoid a "contemporary crisis"
2. Turn off my computer
3. Sleep for 5GB worth of time. On the ground.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Pet Post

The cat taking a chin solo.

Foto "exhibit" at the Guggenheim

Today I went to the Guggenheim and it was closed, so I snuck into the basement of the building and perused through the catalog for the new photography exhibit upstairs. The book's content was a surprising treat, filled with early 20th century European photo collages. It made me want to see the show!

Image Inspiration

Sometimes New York makes me feel like this:

Kazimierz Podsadecki,
City the Mill of Life, 1929

Pet Post

Finally, the Captain of all pets: Maggie the Dog. I've posted some pretty important posts in the past, but this one is probably the most compelling. Just look at that face!