Saturday, June 29, 2013

another great piece

a great ending to a magnificent film

Everyone’s everyone.

Millicent Weems: Now it is waiting and nobody cares. And when you’re wait is over this room will still exist and it will continue to hold shoes and dresses and boxes and maybe someday another waiting person. And maybe not. The room doesn’t care either.

Millicent Weems: What was once before you – an exciting, mysterious future – is now behind you. Lived; understood; disappointing. You realize you are not special. You have struggled into existence, and are now slipping silently out of it. This is everyone’s experience. Every single one. The specifics hardly matter. Everyone’s everyone. So you are Adele, Hazel, Claire, Olive. You are Ellen. All her meager sadnesses are yours; all her loneliness; the gray, straw-like hair; her red raw hands. It’s yours. It is time for you to understand this.

Millicent Weems: Walk.

Millicent Weems: As the people who adore you stop adoring you; as they die; as they move on; as you shed them; as you shed your beauty; your youth; as the world forgets you; as you recognize your transience; as you begin to lose your characteristics one by one; as you learn there is no-one watching you, and there never was, you think only about driving – not coming from any place; not arriving any place. Just driving, counting off time. Now you are here, at 7:43. Now you are here, at 7:44. Now you are…

Millicent Weems: Gone.

--- written by Charlie Kaufman, for Synecdoche, New York

Friday, June 28, 2013

Macklowe Gallery

This is the seven-panel window above the main altar at St. Michael's Church 
on the Upper West Side that depicts Lucifer's banishment from heaven and a victorious St. Michael. 

Macklowe Gallery

from the NYPost

at the New-York Historical Society

I visited these exhibits today and again: a mesmerizing and outstanding experience!

also here: The Civil War in 50 Objects

Draft Wheel, ca. 1863. Wood, metal. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Frederic C. Wagner, 1865.6.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Angelino Heights

This is from 11/9/10, in marjorie-digest:

Angelino Heights

East Kensington Road

Carroll Avenue

and the Don Draper house, from Mad Men:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Seventh Avenue and 19th Street

from the NYPL Digital Collections:

This is a view of the west side of Seventh Avenue, between 18th Street and 19th Street. 

This is that location in 2013.

Seventh Avenue and 19th Street

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tenth Avenue and 45th Street

Seventh Avenue and 21st Street

Seventh Avenue and 21st Street, 1918

Seventh Avenue and 21st Street in 2011

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Early Sunday Morning

Seventh Avenue between Fifteenth and Sixteenth Streets, June 10, 1914. 
Subway Construction Photograph Collection, composite of photographs #1003 and #1004. 
The New York Historical Society 

Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930. Oil on canvas

Seventh Avenue between 15th Street and 16th Street, 2013


Edward Hopper, 1942

Greenwich Avenue and West 11th Street, 2011

Saturday, June 15, 2013

at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Hopper Drawing at the Whitney Museum, NYTimes

 I went to this exhibit today and it was so fascinating I stayed until the museum closed!

Hopper Drawing

"Hopper Drawing is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of Edward Hopper (1882–1967). More than anything else, Hopper’s drawings reveal the continually evolving relationship between observation and invention in the artist’s work, and his abiding interest in the spaces and motifs—the street, the movie theatre, the office, the bedroom, the road—that he would return to throughout his career as an artist. This exhibition showcases the Whitney’s unparalleled collection of Hopper’s work, which includes over 2,500 drawings bequeathed to the museum by his widow Josephine Hopper, many of which have never before been exhibited or researched. The exhibition will survey Hopper’s significant and underappreciated achievements as a draftsman, and will pair many of his greatest oil paintings, including Early Sunday Morning (1930), New York Movie (1939), Office at Night (1940) and Nighthawks (1942), with their preparatory drawings and related works. This exhibition also features groundbreaking archival research into the buildings, spaces and urban environments that inspired his work."
Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Study for Nighthawks, 1941 or 1942.


Early Sunday Morning
(the inspiration for this painting was Seventh Avenue, between 15th Street and 16th Street!)

Rooms for Tourists


New York Movie

Soir Bleu

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Old Photos

Jefferson Market Court, now a library

Oldest apartment house in New York City, 142 East 18th Street

Columbus Circle


I saw this excellent exhibit today, June 13th.


John Baldessari Will Discuss Jack Goldstein’s CalArts Days During Jewish Museum Exhibition

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

I visited this exhibit on June 12, 2013. It is excellent.

Society of Illustrators

"The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is presenting "Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work," an extraordinary exhibit of more than two hundred never-before-seen Sendak originals curated by rare-book dealers Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David."

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Green-Wood Cemetery

Today, I took the trolly tour of: Green-Wood, a national historic landmark. It is breathtaking in architectural and landscaping scope.