some left over photographs from the month of June.Diane Arbus’s “Child with Toy Hand Grenade” spotted off the Highline. Street art by Army of One. Connect with Army of one here.
William Eggleston, Untitled from the Portfolio 14 pictures 1974.
[picture of my favorite photograph from the now closed Eggleston exhibition at the MET.]
Ellsworth Kelly installation @ Matthew Marks Gallery.
A very closed, very magical Metroplitan Museum of Art. (Taken after HacktheMET)
Meg Webster, Pool 1998. Currently installed @ MoMA PS1 for the exhibition, EXPO 1: New York.
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
CONFETTISYSTEM: 100 Arrangements on view at MoMa P Site. Website.
Jeff Elrod: Nobody Sees Like Us on view at MoMA PS1 . Website.
(aren’t my models wonderful?)
Wolfgang Laib, Pollen from Hazelnut 2013 in the atrium of MoMA. Website.
Kehinde Wiley (Chapel as I like to call it) at Brooklyn Museum. Website/Info.
Dieter Roth, Zucherturm (Sugar Tower), 1994-2013 [& in background, Selbestturn (Self Tower), 1994-2013 @ Hauser & Wirth.
Dieter Roth, Landscape with Tower, 1976-1994 @ Hauser and Wirth.
Allen Ginsberg takes bathroom selfies too. On view at Grey Gallery.
Entrance to Hauser & Wirth.
Found wandering through Brooklyn.
Isa Genzken, Rose II 2013 installation on The New Museum’s Facade. Website.
Itziar Barrio. WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL at S.2.A. Website.
Julia Scher, Mothers Under Surveillance 1992 on view as part of NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star at New Museum. Website.
My motto this week.
iphone art lately.
& a lovely silhouette.
Wendy isn’t just an eye-popping sculpture or a piece of bright blue spiky architecture. She isn’t merely an interactive play ground or just an environmental installation, but Wendy is friends with the environment. She is composed of nylon fabric that has been treated with this ‘new thing’ called titania nanoparticle spray, which actually neutralizes airborne pollutants. So while the rest of us are out in the sun, driving to the beach and enjoying time off this summer, Wendy will have cleaned the air from the exhaust and pollutants of 260 cars. Kinda cool, for something so.. sharp.
Wendy is the new installation in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. She is the winning design from the Young Architects Program and was executed by HWKN. She is 56 feet high, has fans to circulate the fresh air she creates, and mists patrons as they walk up into her. Every five minutes, Wendy shoots out a fresh stream of water from her water canon. You can dance and have drinks with Wendy every weekend until September 8. In the courtyard, where a DJ will be spinning from inside her…… (yes, really.)
some thoughts on Wendy
It is iconic, but with a twist. By combining off-the-shelf materials and scaffolding systems with the latest cry in nanotechnology it is able to produce both an out-of-the-box ecological statement and a bold architectural gesture. It is economical and terse in terms of its design, and yet, through its positioning and scale, it also smartly projects different possibilities for use and social appropriation across the entire site where it sits—including the ability to reach out for those outside the museum’s walls. – Pedro Gadanho, Curator of MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design
“Wendy is like a woman. She blows hot and cold! She spews whenever she wants!” – Glen Lowry, MoMA director (I have found a couple variations of this quote so I am not sure which is accurate.. but all say more or less the same sexist remark)
Wendy … Instagramed.
Photograph by Iamlights
Photograph by Jenn Stevenson.
Photograph by Sean Wu.
Photograph by Todd Holmes Instagramed here.
a virtual tour of Wendy.