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Apprentice seaman training - Merchant Marines

This is a WWII poster from the Northwestern University archives.

Apprentice seaman training
Apprentice seaman training

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Smokey says - care will prevent 9 of 10 forest fires!

This is a WWII poster from the Northwestern University archives.

Smokey says - care will prevent 9 of 10 forest fires!
Smokey says - Care will prevent 9 of 10 forest fires!

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Posted August 6, 2008 10:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Monet exhibition, through June 15, 2007

A New York gallery is offering a new look at the Impressionist master Claude Monet, exhibiting works never before seen by the general public in the most comprehensive retrospective in New York for 30 years.

"NY exhibit offers new look at Monet," by Daniel Trotta, Yahoo, April 23, 2007

Slideshow here

Claude Monet: A Tribute to Daniel Wildenstein and Katia Granoff, Wildenstein & Company, web site, 19 East 64th Street, April 27 to June 15, 2007, Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Admission $10, $5 students/seniors, no advanced sales.

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Posted May 2, 2007 08:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Torch from 116th Street/Columbia University IRT Station


Torch from 116th Street/Columbia University IRT Station, opened 1904. Terra cotta by Grueby Faience Company, Boston, Massachusetts. New York Transit Museum


Architects of the NYC Subway, Hines & LaFarge: The Tradition of the Great Public Works, Part I, at the New York Transit Museum, 212-878-0106, March 19, 2007 - July 8, 2007, at the New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex at Grand Central, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm. Admission is Free.

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Fulton Street IRT Station - exhibition starts today 3/19/07


Fulton Street IRT Station, opened 1905. Tiles manufactured by Rookwood Pottery. Photograph copyright by Andrew Garn.


Architects of the NYC Subway, Hines & LaFarge: The Tradition of the Great Public Works, Part I, at the New York Transit Museum, 212-878-0106, March 19, 2007 - July 8, 2007, at the New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex at Grand Central, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm. Admission is Free.


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Posted March 19, 2007 06:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art , Subway   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Architects of the NYC Subway, Heins & LaFarge: The Tradition of the Great Public Works, Part I - 3/19/2007 - 7/8/2007

We do not normally reproduce press releases on AGINY, but the subway is so integral to NYC, and the design impacts so many people every day, that we are reproducing this press release, and encouraging our friends and readers to stop by the Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex in Grand Central Station and see these exhibitions, opening March 19, 2007.

Chandelier from City Hall Station Station opened 1904. Material: Bronze. Image credit: New York Transit Museum
Chandelier from City Hall Station Station opened 1904. Material: Bronze. Image credit: New York Transit Museum


Architects of the NYC Subway, Heins & LaFarge: The Tradition of Great Public Works, Part I (3/19/2007 - 7/8/2007) and Architects of the NYC Subway, Squire Vickers and the Subway’s Modern Age, Part II, (7/30/2007 – 10/28/2007)

Be sure not to miss two new exciting - consecutive - free exhibits at the New York Transit Museum entitled, Architects of the NYC Subway, Heins & LaFarge: The Tradition of Great Public Works, Part I (3/19/2007 - 7/8/2007) and Architects of the NYC Subway, Squire Vickers and the Subway’s Modern Age, Part II, (7/30/2007 – 10/28/2007). Culled from the extensive collections of the New York Transit Museum, The New York Historical Society, the Episcopal Diocese of New York, The Bronx Zoo / Wildlife Conservancy Center, and private collectors, more than sixty historic artifacts, architectural drawings, and photographs will display, the vision of the subway’s first architects, John L. Heins and Christopher G. LaFarge and the subsequent work of Squire J. Vickers at the Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex in mid-town Manhattan.

From 1901 to 1908, John L. Heins and Christopher G. LaFarge not only designed the first subway stations, but also the control houses, power substations and ornamental kiosks, in the popular Beaux-Arts style, evoking classical architecture using ceramics, metal, and wood. Because Heins & LaFarge began working more than a year after subway construction began, their primary duty was to decorate and make beautiful the stark utilitarian spaces built by engineers achieved by using ceramics, terra cotta relief’s and unique station plaques to identify and adorn each station. Says Roxanne Robertson, Director of Special Projects,
“The crown jewel of the subway is the old City Hall Station which was designed by Heins and LaFarge. Visitors are still inspired by the arched tile ceilings, skylights, and brass chandeliers. This station still has the feeling of entering a grand cathedral and remains the NYC subway’s most spectacular space.”

Elements adorning the subway also included ceramic tiles, mosaics, terra cotta reliefs, sconces, iron railings and circular air vent covers. Examples of brass ticket booth grilles and metal exit signs in the exhibition are graceful, with their function masked by the beauty of design and materials. Design drawings of Manhattan’s control houses for 72nd, 103rd Streets and Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue show three similar structures with decorative arches, glass, metal, and terra cotta. Architects of the NYC Subway… also presents a dozen pieces of these original station ceramics. Because an immense amount of ceramics had to be designed, fabricated, and installed in less than three years, numerous companies were hired to produce these pieces. The work of the noted ceramics firms Grueby Faience Company of Boston, Atlantic Terra Cotta of Staten Island and New Jersey, and Rookwood Pottery Company of Cincinnati, are also represented in the exhibition.

Architects John L. Heins, Christopher Grant LaFarge, and Squire J. Vickers determined the aesthetics of New York’s subway system. These men created the decorative motifs that adorned the subways, allowing each station to be unique while contributing to its overall style. In 1907, Heins died of meningitis. Though he would work as an architect until his death in 1938, LaFarge worked on the subway only until 1908. Architect, Squire J. Vickers, was then hired and become the architect responsible for New York’s subway station’s design elements for the next four decades.

In addition to being business partners, John L. Heins and Christopher Grant LaFarge were friends, classmates, and brothers-in-law. The two met as architecture students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studying a curriculum based on the French school of Beaux-Arts classical approach to architecture, but also stressing logical planning and design. They graduated in 1882, and in 1886, formed their own New York City firm. Heins & LaFarge specialized in ecclesiastical and residential buildings.

Today they are best remembered as the original architects for the Cathedral of Saint John theDivine. They began the cathedral project in the 1890s and would continue with it for two decades. During this time, Heins would also be appointed the State Architect of New York, responsible foroverseeing the design and construction of all state buildings.

In the first years of the new century, Heins & LaFarge continued with the Cathedral, but also designed the New York City subway stations and the Astor Court Buildings of the Bronx Zoo. Though these important civic projects might seem, at first, to be disparate, Heins & LaFarge used similar architectural elements and fabricators for each project. The Guastivino Fireproof Construction Company fabricated magnificent arches for the grand City Hall subway station, the Belmont Chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and the Elephant House of the Bronx Zoo. The Atlantic Terra Cotta Company produced ceramics for numerous subway stations and the Lion House at the Zoo. Pieces of these Zoo and subway ceramics, including examples taken from the 33rd Street, 110th Street, and 116th Street subway stations, are featured in the exhibitions. An architectural drawing for the Zoo’s Monkey House shows a frieze with classical design elements that can also be seen in subway station ceramics.

Architects of the NYC Subway, Heins & LaFarge: The Tradition of the Great Public Works, Part I, at the New York Transit Museum, 212-878-0106, March 19, 2007 - July 8, 2007, at the New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex at Grand Central, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm. Admission is Free. These exhibitions are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support: Major sponsors: ARUP, Daniel Frankfurt, P.C., and Parsons Brinkerhoff. Supporting Sponsor: STV. Sponsors: FXFOWLE ARCHITECTS, PC, and Domingo Gonzalez Associates.

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Provenance

After retiring from truck driving in 1987, Teri Horton devoted much of her time to bargain hunting around the Los Angeles area. Sometimes the bargains were discovered on Salvation Army shelves and sometimes, she willingly admits, at the bottom of Dumpsters.

Even the most stubborn deal scrounger probably would have been satisfied with the rate of return recently offered to her for a curiosity she snagged for $5 in a San Bernardino thrift shop in the early 1990s. A buyer, said to be from Saudi Arabia, was willing to pay $9 million for it, just under an 180 million percent increase on her original investment. Ms. Horton, a sandpaper-voiced woman with a hard-shell perm who lives in a mobile home in Costa Mesa and depends on her Social Security checks, turned him down without a second thought.

Ms. Horton’s find is not exactly the kind that gets pulled from a steamer trunk on the “Antiques Roadshow.” It is a dinner-table-size painting, crosshatched in the unmistakable drippy, streaky, swirly style that made Jackson Pollock one of the most famous artists of the last century. Ms. Horton had never heard of Pollock before buying the painting, but when an art teacher saw it and told her that it might be his work (and that it could fetch untold millions if it were), she launched herself on a single-minded post-retirement career — enlisting, along the way, a forensic expert and a once-powerful art dealer — to have her painting acknowledged as authentic by scholars and the art market.

"Could Be a Pollock; Must Be a Yarn," by Randy Kennedy, The New York Times, November 9, 2006

Where is the provenance???

"Provenance" is a list of the previous owners of a work of art, tracing it from its present location and owner back to the hand of the artist. Provenance has many uses: It can help to determine the authenticity of a work, to establish the historical importance of a work by suggesting other artists who might have seen and been influenced by it, and to determine the legitimacy of current ownership.

Provenance Research, Harvard University Art Museums

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Must see exhibition for all New Yorkers



Pablo Picasso, Seated Woman with Wristwatch, 1932
Pablo Picasso, Seated Woman with Wristwatch, 1932


Roy Lichtenstein, Girl with Beach Ball III, 1977
Roy Lichtenstein, Girl with Beach Ball III, 1977


I strongly diasagrree with Michael Kimmelman's charcaterization of the Picasso exhibition at the Whitney Museum as

one of those dull affairs incubated in the world of academe: a walk-through textbook that goes to extraordinary lengths to state the obvious

What a horrible review by the chief art critic of the NYTimes ... Friday evening I went and enjoyed the exhibition very much ... I read the review after seeing the show ... there are so many paintings from faraway places that are shown for the first time in NY ... after the show at the Whitney, I went home and ate a simple supper of silky tofu with 2 Chinese fermented eggs, dressed with sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds ... the red wine was a south-east Australian 2004 Penfolds Koonunga Hill shiraz cabernet ... .

This exhibition is a must see for all New Yorkers ...

"Picasso and American Art," Whitney Museum of American Art, September 28, 2006 - January 28, 2007, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, Friday's from 6–9 pm is pay-what-you-wish admission, (press release - 5-page pdf)




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Posted October 1, 2006 08:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art , Museums , Museums and Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

It pays to stroll through the flea market and avoid the TV shows

A very good eye for Fine Art ... $50 makes $284,000 ...

A painting bought for less than $50 at a Manhattan flea market 23 years ago sold at auction in London this week for $284,000. The picture, an oil on canvas by the Indian artist Francis Newton Souza, is a portrait of a bald, frowning man in a black suit, his eyes obscured by wire-rimmed glasses, and is dated 1958.

"Bought for Less Than $50, Sold for $284,000," By Ben Shapiro, Arts, Briefly, The New York Times, September 16, 2006

Also, he enjoyed the painting for those many years ... It pays to stroll through the flea market and avoid the TV shows ...

Francis Newton Souza

Bonhams

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Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting - in DC

The National Gallery of Art in Washingtan, DC, has a not-to-be missed exhibition underway ... and the Chinatown bus only runs about $35 round-trip ...

Titian, Pastoral Concert (Concert Champêtre), c. 1510, oil on canvas
Titian, Pastoral Concert ("Concert Champêtre"), c. 1510, oil on canvas
This show was 13 years in the making. Visually seductive and rich with exciting ideas, it is one that visitors will long savor.

"Show reveals relationships," by Sheila Wickouski, The (Fredericksburg) Free-Lance Star, July 27, 2006

A major new international exhibition, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, will present more than 50 masterpieces from the most exciting period of the Renaissance in Venice. Premiering June 18 through September 17 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the exhibition explores the relationships between these and other artists, emphasizes their innovative treatments of new pictorial themes such as the pastoral landscape, and reveals what modern conservation science has discovered about the Venetian painters’ techniques.
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The time span covered by the exhibition represents, visually and intellectually, the most exciting phase of the Renaissance in Venice, when the old Giovanni Bellini (d. 1516), Giorgione (d. 1510), and the young Titian, among others, were all working side by side. The exhibition will present approximately 60 paintings that best exemplify the new ideas and ideals: music, the pastoral landscape, the female nude, and the romantic portrait. It will include Bellini and Titian's Feast of the Gods (1514 and 1529), Giorgione's Adoration of the Shepherds (c. 1500), Laura (1506), and Three Philosophers (c. 1506).

Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, June 18 - September 17, 2006, West Building, Main Floor. Mondays through Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, Sundays 11 am - 6 pm.

The National Gallery of Art is located on the National Mall between Third and Seventh Streets at Constitution Avenue, NW. The West Building is at 6th Street NW at Constitution Avenue NW , Washington, DC. The nearest Metro stops are Judiciary Square on the Red Line, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Square on the Yellow and Green Lines, and Smithsonian on the Blue and Orange Lines.

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Posted August 5, 2006 11:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art , Museums , Museums and Art , Washington, DC   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Jean-Étienne Liotard - at the Frick

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-1789), Liotard Laughing, c. 1770, oil on canvas
Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-1789), Liotard Laughing, c. 1770, oil on canvas, 84 x 74 (33 1/16 x 29 1/8), Musée d’art et d’histoire, Département des Beaux-Arts
Whatever Liotard was paid for these pictures [of Austrian Empress Maria Theresa's 16 children], it was too little. He poured every ounce of his talent into them. Each seamlessly blends several mediums: black and red chalk, pencil, pastel and watercolor. Details are executed with a watchmaker's precision. To give the figures a naturalistic glow, Liotard colored the reverse side of each thin sheet of paper. Marie-Antoinette is bathed in a rosiness that you sense rather than actually see.

"Jean-Étienne Liotard, the Unrelenting Eye of the Enlightenment," by Holland Cotter, The New York Times, June 23, 2006

To his admirers, Liotard was the “painter of truth.” The artist was unsparing in his depiction of his sitters, including himself, avoiding the flattery and embellishment that characterized the art of his colleagues. He also avoided the painterly touches and visible brushstrokes favored by his contemporaries, railing in his Treatise on the Principles and Rules of Painting, published in 1781, that since one did not see such flourishes in nature, they had no place in art. Although the artist’s scrupulous realism put him at odds with the artistic establishment and did not please all of his sitters, it was the startling veracity of his likenesses that attracted the attention of noble and non-noble elites and secured his international reputation.

"Special Exhibition: Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-1789): Swiss Master," June 13 through September 17, 2006, at the Frick Collection

The Frick Museum is pay as you wish on Sundays, 11am to 1 pm. A great bargain, go early and enjoy...

The Frick Collection, web site, 1 East 70th Street, 212-288-0700

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Unknown Wegee (Arthur Fellig)

Come visit New York City and see this wonderful exhibition of photographs by Weegee (Arthur Fellig)...

"Unknown Weegee," June 9 - August 27, 2006, at the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd Street, 212-857-0000, $ admission fee

"'Unknown Weegee,' on Photographer Who Made the Night Noir," by Holland Cotter, The New York Times, June 9, 2006

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Posted June 12, 2006 06:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art , Museums and Art , Notes to a Friend , Tips   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

28th Annual Free Museum Mile - FREE

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 13, 2006, from 5:45 - 9:00 pm - the 28th Annual Museum Mile Festival ... FREE

all the museums along Fifth Avenue will throw open their doors to the public for free, the Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic, there will be world music every few blocks, crayon drawing for children on the avenue, etc.

I will head to the Cooper-Hewitt for their show of Hudson River School paintings and the National Academy for the American Art contemporary show.

Participating Museums along Fifth Avenue

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Impressionist & Modern Art - Christie's

Exhibition of Impressionist paintings at Christie's, Rockefeller Centre, New York, tomorrow, 10:00 am - 12 noon ... worth a detour ...

Exhibition:

Sale, No. 1655, May 2, 2006, 7:00 pm

Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-636-2000

Please note that links to auction items usually stop working within 30 days after the auction concludes ...
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Samuel Palmer : Vision and Landscape - at the Met

I love the MET when they show small exhibitions amongst all the very important art works ... it is like strolling into a art gallery and ... wow!

Samuel Palmer (1805–1881): Vision and Landscape
Samuel Palmer (1805–1881): Vision and Landscape


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Posted March 14, 2006 04:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art , Museums , Museums and Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

People and Animals - photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a French photographer, has taken some fascinating pictures of people and animals ...

Whitemine Vampire, accompanied by Laura Morris

PIMPERNEL SIMMENTAL BULL

Whitemine Vampire; accompanied by Laura Morris; owned by Bernard E. Kenney of Leicestershire, England (Royal Show, England)

He has also posted numerous portraits of people of different occupations ...

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Posted February 20, 2006 06:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Impressionist Art and Good Chinese Food ... This Weekend

This week-end at Rockefeller Plaza, free to the public ... a very great show of Impressionist paintings from the Masters ... Saturday, October 29, 2005, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 30, 2005, 1:00 - 5:00 pm ... next door to Wu-Liang-Ye ... yummy dan-dan mein, ma-po tofu, etc.

"Impressionist & Modern Art - at Christie's," A Guy In New York, October 19, 2005

Wu Liang Ye, 215 East 86th Street, 212-534-6032

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Artists Aid Orleans, Sept. 13th

Artists Aid Orleans is a benefit art sale raising money for the charities Habitat for Humanity and America's Second Harvest ... Tuesday September 13th, 6 to 9 pm ... NYC Stories has details ...

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"'Art Funds' Starved for Investors" - WSJ

Today's Wall Street Journal had an article discussing funds set up to invest in art ... the lede: "Art prices are dazzling collectors these days, but the market for investment funds that buy and sell art is looking gloomier than El Greco's 'View of Toledo.'" ... "'Art Funds' Starved for Investors," by Marcus Baram, page C1, August 22, 2005 (subscription required) ... according to the article, the only fund performing well is the Fine Art Fund, based in London ... whose CEO is a former executive of Christie's, Philip Hoffman ...

We wrote about Art as an Investment in July

Posted August 22, 2005 09:23 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art , Auctions and Appraisals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

New York Changing - at the City Museum of New York through November 13, 2005

New York Changing: Douglas Levere Revisits Berenice Abbott’s New York presents 50 pairs of photographs by contemporary photographer Douglas Levere and world-renown photographer Berenice Abbott. Abbott’s iconic photographs, drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, were taken in the 1930s and first published in her landmark book, Changing New York (1939). More than six decades later, Levere used the same camera Abbott had used and returned to the same locations at the same time of day and the same time of year. Indeed, he took on the role of detective as he successfully sought to understand and replicate every aspect of Abbott’s process. When seen side by side, these two remarkable bodies of work reveal much about the city and the nature of urban transformation. Perhaps more than anything else, these carefully crafted images powerfully suggest that in New York, the only constant is change.

Many of the photographs are shown side-by-side on the project's web site at NEW YORK CHANGING | image list here

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, 212-534-1672

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The Boatyard Ruins - web site - Highly Recommended

The Boatyard (the elephants graveyard) is a photographic essay of the boatyard in Arthur Kill (Staten Island: Arthur Kill Road and Rossville Avenue - click on "Satellite" in the upper right corner of the map and zoom in) ... Shaun O'Boyle started photographing these old boats, which include ferries and tugs, in 1987 ... he went back in 2005 for another essay ....

... mesmerizing ...

The Boatyard is part of Mr. O'Boyle's larger web site, Modern Ruins - Photographic Essays.

The site is supported by sale of handmade Boatyard books with color photogpaphs and prints.

AGINY Highly Recommended

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Gratuitous Gates pics

The Gates in Central Park (February 12-28, 2005).

The Gates in Central Park




The Gates and carriage and jogger in Central Park


Peter's 14-year old niece said, "It looks like a carwash."

Many more photos on the Christo and Jeanne-Claude web site.

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"Images of the Divine" at Asia Society

The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, at 70th Street) has an excellent exhibition through September 18, 2005 ... "Images of the Divine" ...

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A Friday evening Fine Arts education

Keep Friday evenings free because it is pay as you wish ...

(1) Start at the Guggenheim Museum, 6 pm. - 8 pm., 1071 5th Avenue (88th Street), take the elevator to the top floor and walk down the circular staircase ... so much fun ... to see the art-works ... people watching ... time required about 45 minutes ...

(2) Afterwards, walk out of the museum and head south and east to Sant Ambroeus, 1000 Madison Avenue (78th Street), treat your-self to two scoops of delicious ice-cream or fruit ice for $3 ...

(3) Then walk south to The Whitney Museum, 6 pm. - 9 pm., 945 Madison Avenue (75th Street) ... keep the Whitney for last because of the 9 pm closing time ... watch all the Lower East Side young and very hip folks trekking up-town for the 5 floors of American art ...

(4) Finally, walk to Via Quadronno, 25 East 73rd Street, for two more scoops of ice cream for $3, too!

In one evening, you get a very cool Fine Arts education with some exercise and lots of ice-cream ... I'm in heaven on earth ...

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Posted July 22, 2005 10:00 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  AGINY Good Value , Art , Dessert , Museums , Museums and Art , Sights & Sounds , Tips , Upper East Side   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Art as an investment

I have heard about efforts to index the art market for old masters ... and create financial instruments for portfolio diversifying ... the huge problem is the high transaction cost and not a very liquid instrument to trade transparently ... too many fakes to worry about, too ... A posibility in this context, create a portfolio of Modern and Contemporary prints, multiples, posters, lithographs, etc. ...

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Greater New York 2005 at PS1

Greater New York 2005 ... Currently the best museum exhibition in town ... PS1 (an exhibition of contemporary art) ... through September 26, 2006 ... 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City... 718-784-2084 ... in Queens...I was there, last Sunday. Pay as you wish...suggested admission...a great bonus... directions

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Ha Jin at Summer Stage July 27

Ha Jin...National Book Award winner will read from his third full-length novel "War Trash" (Vintage). An interview with the author will follow the reading...Wednesday, July 27th, 7.30 pm ... Central Park, SummerStage, 69th Street & 5th Avenue ... eat watermelon, a pinic in the Park, stare up to the clouds and heaven ... relax... www.SummerStage.org

Central Park SummerStage is located at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Enter the park at 69th Street and 5th Avenue on the east side or at 72nd Street and Central Park West on the west side. MAP

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