Warehouse Comics

Out there in Sunset Park, not far from the Industry City complex, among auto parts, plumping equipment, building products, and wholesalers we discovered this: a warehouse packed with comics, paperbacks, magazines, action figures – the lot! Easy to mistake it for yet another hardware equipment warehouse, had it not been for the two feline guides, we would have totally missed it.

Koch Comics Warehouse

November 30th, 2019

Yayoi Kusama || Ladder To Heaven

Stretching to infinity with the help of two mirrors – one on the ceiling, another on the floor – and colour changing LED lights. I’m not sure about the ”heaven” part, the effect is more like ”as above so below”, with worshippers debating on which direction is better to take.

From ”Yayoi Kusama: EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE”, an exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, 2019

November 29th, 2019

Circumnavigating Manhattan

Best reserved for family visits

November 23rd, 2019

The Great Tamer


Humanity’s journey through time. Violence, Beauty, Ritualism, Abstraction, transitioning with each passing scene seamlessly, every brilliantly constructed moment sending electric shocks to the brain, heightening the senses, letting energy flow freely through the body. Life going full circle, tamed only be Time. The Great Tamer.

It takes a certain kind of visionary to conceive and direct a piece as complex as this, and make it feel so effortless and organic, sleek and elegant.

The Great Tamer, by Dimitris Papaioannou


Pavlina Andriopoulou
Costas Chrysafidis
Ektor Liatsos
Ioannis Michos
Evangelia Randou
Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Drossos Skotis
Christos Strinopoulos
Yorgos Tsiantoulas
Alex Vangelis

Full credits BAM Program

New York Premiere, BAM

November 16th, 2019

John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) was one of the greatest portrait artists of his time. While he is best known for his powerful paintings, he largely ceased painting portraits in 1907 and turned instead to charcoal drawings to satisfy portrait commissions.

The Morgan Library & Museum presented a major exhibition of his beautiful portraits of beautiful people, in charcoal.

November 10th, 2019

Joseph Cornell Illuminated

Hans Namuth

Joseph Cornell in His Backyard, Utopia Parkway, New York, 1969

”It kills me, it’s so good. Let’s pretend I took this, okay?… I used to go to Cornell’s house once a week for I don’t know how long. He would make tea on his ancient, Depression-era stove. He’d turn the gas on, and the flames shot up. He talked a lot, gesturing, in this very fluffy angora sweater he wore. And I’m thinking, I should keep the camera ready in case he goes up. A Flaming Cornell: that’d be amazing! Unfortunately, he never caught on fire. But this portrait is going to upstage the whole exhibit – I may have to set it on fire.” – Duane Michals

From ”Illusions of the Photographer”, an exhibition of the art of Duane Michals, which included this photograph of Joseph Cornell by Hans Namuth and, as far as I was concerned, upstage the whole exhibit, it did.

The Morgan Library

November 10th, 2019

Resident Alien

An exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York exploring the cultural contributions of Austrian architects that emigrated to the United States. Divided in five themed sections spread from the lower all the way up to the upper mezzanine of the ACFNY’s gallery, that is itself housed in a building designed by Austrian-American architect Raimund Abraham, it felt like an immersive experience, greatly appreciated by this humble resident alien.

November 9th, 2019