I'm really into early Picasso right now. Specifically his 'Blue/Rose' period from 1901-1906. Such emotion and delicate, sparse, fragile beauty. This particular piece, "Two Acrobats with a Dog", is from 1905 and can be seen at the MoMA.


dia: beacon

I finally made it to the Dia:Beacon this past weekend and it is spectaculor. Every last detail is perfect. I would really recommend taking a daytrip there. The train ride takes 1.5 hours, and gives you plenty of time to enjoy the fabulous collection (as well as the grounds- its location is superb). It is a great daytrip that in total costs less than $30.



Dash Snow and Dan Colen bring their infamous NEST performance/installation to Deitch Projects. You've read about it in 'Vice' Magazine, now come and see the real thing. Over 2,000 NYC telephone books were shred.

Dash Snow and Dan Colen
Deitch Projects
76 Grand St.
July 26 - August 18


the gallows

my band rocks.

check out the new cd 'cross the bridge'. more info here


damien hirst

The shark is coming to the Met. "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living" is being lent to the Met and will arrive before the end of August. It will remain here for 3 years. The Met seems a funny place for it, but I'm glad that it will be on view in the city. Maybe "For the Love of God" will follow?

Damien Hirst
"The Physical Impossibility of Death..."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
5th Ave. and 82nd St.
Through 2010


the frick

I finally went to The Frick earlier this week and came away quite impressed. The estate itself is remarkable, and the collection likewise. The Old Masters are well represented, with a standout Rembrandt self-portrait, and several exquisite Vermeer's. My favorite, though, and quite unexpectedly, was "Vetheuil in Winter" by Monet.

Yes, Claude Monet.

The Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St.
btwn 5th and Madison