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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday (Ryan Edition)

The Clairvoyant ©Ryan McLennan

Just thought I would share a recent work by one of my favourite contemporary artists: Ryan McLennan. Ryan's work is the kind of work that makes me wish I owned a gallery. I am so excited about his work and I want everyone to see it. Ryan's work is shown and represented by several galleries, so hopefully you will get a chance to see some of his work up close.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New York & Wisdom

No longer here: Old Skool "Whale of a Wash"on Broadway & Houston -- for you, Ida.
© Nina Buesing Corvallo

Last night the husband asked: Is this place worth saving? He was referring to New York.
Watching Bill Cunningham New York prompted this question.
To see nonagenarian Editta Sherman and octogenarian Bill Cunningham evicted from their artist residences at Carnegie Hall was heartbreaking. Carnegie Hall is city owned. And that is what really made my heart sink. I can understand a privately owned building taking such steps, but I expect the city to protect its assets and to have wisdom & vision.
Bill Cunningham is an asset (yes, I know they re-homed him into a nice apartment, but magic is fragile). New York needs culture and industry just as it needs banking and tourism.
New York has always been expensive, but never as expensive as today. It makes it very hard for artists to flourish. I read that Berlin artists call New York artists 'weekend artists' because most artists in New York have to put in a 40 hour week into another job first, before they can work on their art. Even if they are very talented.
That is just the reality. New York is tough. No news here. We deal with it. New York is still a treasure. As the Manhattan Mini Storage Ad says: No one gets famous in Demoines ;).
New York is pretty much the only true city in the US. If you cannot walk everywhere, it's not a real city. Sorry. Seems like New York will always maintain that edge at least.

PS: Oh and try to own your home. It's a good strategy in so many ways.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bill Cunnigham New York

We followed Emily's recommendation and so Ida, the husband and I went to see Bill Cunningham New York last night. Emily was right, great documentary. Inspirational and very touching. Catch it while you can. Find showtimes via : www.zeitgeistfilms.com.
And see Bill Cunningham's work at: www.nytimes.com. I heart New York. And Bill Cunningham.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Foal in a Bucket

Tender Two © Nina Buesing Corvallo

Everyone should have a bucket list. Top of my list: Seeing a horse birth.
I have seen a cow birth, but not yet a horse birth. I'd like to witness one of those in my life.
Anyone have a pregnant horse? If so let me know if I can visit for the birth. Seriously.