By Washington Square in the Curtis building is a 15 by 49 foot favrile glass mosaic. The light and colors were brought to you by the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The mosaic is based on a painting by Maxfield Parish.
The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is one of my favorite gardens, I even like it more than the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. It’s larger and for much of the park, you don’t see high rise buildings so it really feels like you have gotten away. Right now they are featuring world renowned artist Dale Chihuly. It’s his first major exhibition in NY in over 10 years. His works have been here since April 22, 2017 and the exhibit will close on October 29, 2017. The garden stays open late for Chihuly Nights and the glass pieces are really an extra special something at this time of day. Continue reading
Modern Art Foundry is a third generation family owned foundry in Astoria, Queens. It was founded by John Spring in 1932. They specialize in fine art services. Continue reading
The Louvre was originally built as a fortress in the 12th century by Phillip II (Philippe Auguste). The building was extended many times to form the Palace it is today. Remnants of the fortress can be found on the lower level. Continue reading
Rodin is one of my favorite sculptors. I was pretty excited to visit his villa but too bad it was being renovated. Since we didn’t have access to the building we viewed his work in the garden and some other temporary areas – that just didn’t quite have the effect I was looking for. Either way he’s the man. I wish more present day artists created classics instead of abstract. Continue reading
Isaiah Zagar is the artist behind Magic Gardens. Every inch of the place is covered in mosaics. It’s really impressive when you get there and see the scale of his creation. His style is really something. Continue reading
The arts are very important to me. I believe they are essential to our soul.
I grew up walking the art galleries of Soho. My parents took us to Broadway and Off Broadway shows and museums. I remember seeing Little Shop of Horrors at the theater where Stomp is playing today. I can still hear ‘Feed me Seymore…’