Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New York Trip

I went to New York yesterday with two of the most artistic and stylish people I know -- they are wonderful friends too, so the day started off just right -- and it only got better from there.

Paysage Méditerranée, 1954, Oil on canvas, 23 5/8 by 31 7/8 in

Grignan, 1953, Oil on Canvas, 5 1/2 x 8 5/8 in.

We saw the Nicholas de Staël show at Mitchell-Innes and Nash.  Above are my two standouts from the show.

Nasturtiums with the Painting "Dance" I, 1912, Oil on Canvas, 75 1/2 x 45 3/8 in.

And hit the Met to see what was on view there including the PUNK fashion exhibit and a visit to the modern galleries.  I love revisiting the painting above every time I am there.

Little Sperlonga Norway, 2011, Acrylic on Canvas, 11 x 15 in.

Extreme Ikebana, 2012-13, Acrylic, Collage on Canvas, 66 x 84 in.

We also breezed through Chelsea to the shows we thought worth dropping into including Judith Simonian at Edward Thorp.  Her work was really interesting to see in person.  Her ability to pull together all these images and paint and color and make them work on one canvas while teetering on the edge was pretty great.

Olympian, 1984, Oil on Linen, 17 x 23 in
Barking Dog, 1995, Oil on Canvas, 11 x 14 in.

Long Rectangular Box, 2001, Oil on Canvas, 14 x 17 in.

But my favorite of the day had to be seeing the Victor Pesce show at Elizabeth Harris.  The show included somewhere around 60 works ranging from 1978 to 2010.  There were so many gems in the show, they were quiet meditations on painting.  His ability with color is really fantastic.

We ended the day on another lovely friend's roof deck overlooking the Chrysler building while eating Turkish take out and sipping white wine.  Probably one of the best Tuesdays that ever was.

2 comments:

Peter T. said...

Thanks for the shout-out/external link ;)

annamaria said...

Lovely, lovely!I so,so wish I could see the Pesce show. ;-)

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