The exhibition in Chelsea featured two new Infinity Mirror Rooms, one which could be seen through a peephole (below) and another, where the viewers could walk in (from which yesterday’s ”teaser” photos). There was also a red and white polka-dotted space and a larger one featuring sixty-six paintings from the artist’s iconic My Eternal Soul series and three large-scale flower sculptures.

Immerse into Yayoi Kusama’s mesmerizing, beautiful chaos. You may even discover a kind of order behind this explosion of colour, this pandemonium of patterns and shapes, this sensory overload.

After a while, it all starts to make sense. 

Festival of Life ran through a limited time only, in David Zwirner Chelsea concurrently with an exhibition of Kusama’s new Infinity Nets paintings, in their uptown location. We never made it to the latter.

December, 6th 2017

Let there be light

This is it friends – 2017 is almost over! It has been adequately bumpy and all kinds of weird and felt, at times, like going two steps back for every step forward but, on a personal level, it’s been a rather good year. So it is only fitting that we bid it adieu with a splash of colour from one of New York City’s most beautifully restored neighbourhoods, the South Sea Port historic district.

Fulton Street is glowing in a ”Sea of Light”, an installation that will run through March 2018.

Wavertree, the great sailing ship, is decorated with its own Christmas tree, as is tradition in maritime countries around the world.   Tonight, even the New York Central No. 31 railroad barge pilothouse is bathed in light. 

And so is the Titanic Memorial, the lighthouse erected in honour of the lives lost in the sinking of the Titanic.

From the iconic South Sea Port, my warmest wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year!

May the light be with you always!

December 26th, 2017

Google play

It is a freezing end of year, here in New York City. We may not have seen much snow, but the weather forecast keeps making mention of an ”arctic chill” and warning merrymakers heading to Times Square to ring in 2018 that they are about to face one of the coldest ball drops on record this New Year’s Eve! As for me, I can barely move under multiple layers of clothes, undercoat, overcoat and headgear and nothing could make me withstand the Times Square agony. So why on earth was I lining up in the frigging cold outside the Google pop-up store, together with a bunch of youngsters half my age?

To meet this photogenic guy? Nope (sorry Chris)!

To play with the interactive pixel board? Nope, nope. 

To dive into the snow globe pool? Yaaaaas!! Because where else would I get to play Ophelia in the contemporary drama “Death by Selfie”? 

Because kids of all ages wanna have fun.

Made by Google pop up store will be open until December 31st.

December 26th, 2017

Christmas windows in the City

Holiday window displays in Manhattan are integrally connected with Christmas in the collective consciousness of New Yorkers – and in that of the regular, or even occasional visitors too. They’ve become part of the tradition, glitz and glamour and beauty of the holiday season and there just can’t be Christmas in the City without them.

Here, for instance, are some takes from Bergdorf Goodman’s breathtaking displays, inspired by some of the city’s most iconic institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History,  Museum of the Moving Image, The New York Botanical Garden, New York Philharmonic and New-York Historical Society (there are also windows for Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)  and UrbanGlass but I have no captures of them).

Entitled ”To New York with Love”, a celebration of the city’s ongoing love affair with arts, history and music, they are simply spectacular.

New York Philharmonic

The New York Botanical Garden

Museum of the Moving Image

American Museum of Natural History (and an avid admirer)

New-York Historical Society

And back to business with the commercial part and evening gowns – entrance in grand style guaranteed.

A ball in the Four Seasons, maybe? 

At which point I have to move on because I feel I’m turning green; head over heels (image from Elie Tahari)

Midtown Manhattan
December 17th, 2017