Friday, November 20, 2015

Frank Stella at the Whitney

The Frank Stella show at the new Whitney Museum was quite a revelation to me. I've long been familiar with his huge, flat, bright, crisp-lined paintings (and everyone in my household is a fan of those), but I had somehow never before seen his enormous metal sculptures that hang on, and protrude off of, the wall. Don't know how I'd missed those, but now that the omission has been rectified I'm really quite excited about them. Happy Art Friday!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Poem Series On the Subject of the Summer of 2006 Continues

July 21, 2006
I’ve been home real sick

for a couple of days and
today all I can seem
to notice is the heat

Walking to work and
then at lunch it felt
pretty good to be
out in the sun

but now
it’s just
in this

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chronicle Art Stuff Spotted in the Wild

How lovely it is to see Chronicle Books ART books and products scattered all over the fine retail establishments of New York City. The Brooklyn boutique Sterling Place, legendary bookstore The Strand, the MoMA shop, the Whitney shop, and super cool Chelsea retailer Story all had our goodies out in abundance. Yay!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Autumn in New York

Like many people, I find New York a very inspiring place; particularly New York in the Fall. The best is the duality of, on the one hand, stopping by old favorite places that never fail to delight--the New York Public Library, Central Park, Marimekko, the High Line--and on the other hand discovering brand new glories--Fun Home (the best play I have ever seen in my life (and I've seen a lot of plays)), CW Pencil Enterprise (a beautiful little store entirely full of nothing but pencils (plus a few erasers))--and odd unexpected quirks and treasures--a house covered in eyeballs or a light-up ballarina dancing her heart out in the middle of Columbus Circle at ten o'clock at night.