Central Park, Jean-Marie Appriou’s curious horses, the Met, and one of my favourite pastimes: window shopping… oh my, those peacocks…! I think I just found the most beautiful window displays in the City (they are for sale, by the way)…
Iggy Pop joined longtime collaborator and friend, Jim Jarmusch to discuss the release of ”Free”, Iggy’s 18th studio album. There were stories to be shared, cool music to be heard, golf moves to be taught. By the way, the man in front of me with that gorgeous ”eye” vest I wish I’d owned, is another friend of Iggy’s and a legendary character of New York, Jimmy Webb who sadly passed away in April 2020 just seven months after the event.
On her ”Something to Believe Tour” in support of her -then- newly released album ”Titanic Rising”, Natalie Laura Merin played in Webster Hall. An intriguing young artist that somehow manages to sound nostalgic and pragmatic, contemporary and retro – ageless, in equal measure. That, and her rich, mesmerizing voice singing lyrics like:
”No one’s ever gonna give you a trophy for all the pain and things you’ve been through…”
It was not long before Webster Hall fell under her spell.
Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion was a retrospective of the work of the pioneering couturier, known for his futuristic creations and extensive licensing, which ultimately had a negative impact on the brand’s image (I remember growing up, the Cardin signature was omnipresent, from exclusive, out of my reach fashions, to cheap lighters and pens sold at the corner newspaper shop). The exhibition presented over 170 objects drawn from Cardin’s atelier and archive, which may sound like a lot, but was a mere fraction of the designer’s work over the decades.
A visit to the Jewish Museum on the occasion of an exhibition devoted to the bard of Montreal; poetic and emotional, a little happy, a little sad and bittersweet, bringing back memories to some and bouts of nostalgia to others. It was suitably unphotographable but, luckily, there were more works by other Jewish artists around to ”save the day”.
The Jewish Museum, Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, April through September 2019
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