In 1967 Andy Warhol gave Cathy Naso, a part-time receptionist at The Factory, a self-portrait for work unpaid. She stored it in her closet and forgot about it, until now. It is part of Sotheby's November 11 auction.


judith tummino

This looks like a nice show.

Judith Tummino
Sojourn: Paintings from Italy and the Chesapeake Bay
Viridian Artists
530 West 25th Street

November 3 - 28


stephen wiltshire

I've seen stories about Stephen Wiltshire before. He is quite extraordinary. The latest has him drawing New York City after seeing it from a helicopter for 15 minutes.


specific object / david platzker

Specific Object/David Platzker "is an attempt to isolate distinct works of value- historically, monetarily and / or personally valuable- and show them in an isolated context without the artifice of visual confusion or clutter in hopes of allowing these works, or objects, their own place, space and time." The current project, Peter Downsbrough : The Published Books, features "a complete collection of the artists' books... bracketed by a newly editioned set of bookends; a wall work; and additional individual titles by the artist."

Specific Object/David Platzker
601 West 26th Street

September 25 - November 6


mark jenkins

Mark Jenkins's work is very witty and clever. Some of it reminds me of Banksy.


the morgan

Just in time for Spike Jonze's film, The Morgan has a nice exhibit of Maurice Sendak's drawings.

Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings
The Morgan

October 6 - November 1


paul curtis

I just saw an interesting article about Paul Curtis, the "reverse graffiti" artist. Learn more about him here.



Great music this week for us lucky New Yorker's. Built To Spill is headlining four shows, two in the city and two in Brooklyn. And on Wednesday Trampled By Turtles plays a gig at the Tribeca 92Y. Good Times.



The Harlem Open Studio Tour is this weekend. A wonderful chance to meet new artists, see their work and explore the neighborhood.

Harlem Open Studio Tour
October 10-11
Noon - 6:00 pm

more info


the louvre

It is being reported that McDonald's will soon open a restaurant inside the Louvre. According to the London Telegraph, "the restaurant will open next month in the underground shopping plaza beneath I.M. Pei's glass pyramid in the museum courtyard."


virginia martinsen

This show by Virginia Martinsen at ATM Gallery looks interesting.


cy twombly

I love Cy Twombly. Go see his Eight Sculptures show at Gagosian on Madison Avenue.

Cy Twombly
Eight Scupltures
Gagosian Gallery
980 Madison Avenue

September 15 - October 31