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GILA’S NOSH / ART GALLERY

 

On Friday, Don and I dropped in at GILA’S for a nosh. ……[on East 23rd street].
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GILA’s menu is authentic Mediterranean…….and worth the schlepp on the 23rd street crosstown bus to get there.

 

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Her rugelach is sublime……….puff pastry, strawberries, raisins, walnuts and a touch of love.

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It is a simple Continental Cafe…………no pretense………. just delightful cuisine.

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GILA lets her walls serve as a gallery for students down the street at The School of Visual arts.  This painting [a New Yorker] was on exhibit.

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MEET THE ARTIST:  Paul Thiesing…….a student in the Illustration Department at the SVA.

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Paul’s painting is now in our collection……..on the wall of my art studio………hanging next to the Picaasso.  Marie Laurencin [Picasso’s lover ] is the painting in the bottom right corner.

 

 

 

 

Gallery

33 FACES staring at me every day

This gallery contains 33 photos.

THESE ARE A FEW OF THE FACES ON THE SHELVES AND WALLS OF MY APARTMENT CLICK ON the Jester to open up the Gallery

MY ART STUDIO IS JAMMED with my latest acquisitions.

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Hurricanes IRENE  and  SANDY did their number on my walls and ceiling.

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The ceiling fell in……….exactly over my computer.  What fun!!!

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ZORRO [yes, his real name]………….came with six guys.

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In three days they did a complete restoration..and new paint job!

NOW my problem is…………where to hang all the NEW art I bought since October!!!  SELL IT???  Never!

NYC………People watching at the MOMA

I went to the Museum of Modern Art today to take in the show: INVENTING ABSTRACTION 1910-1925…………but I got sidetracked and found the people viewing the art more interesting than the art.

 

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NO ! by the artist Gino De Dominicis

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PRESSURE ………by Robert Longo

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Father and son

 

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LIVES by Gilbert & George

 

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WALKING HOUSE………….by Laurie Simmons

 

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PRESSURE………….Robert Longo

 

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SUZANNE & LUTZ………..white dress,army skirt 1993 by Wolfgang Tillmans

 

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DON SILVER……………shooting into the BLUE

 

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WALKING HORSE………..by Laura Simmons

 

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Girl in red hat…………walking away

 

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PRESSURE………Robert Longo

 

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Two men and one woman

 

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EMPRESS OF INDIA…………Frank stella

 

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LAURA MISCHKE……..exporter and shipper of fine art

 

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POMEGRANATE…………Pamela Bianco

 

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PORTRAIT of MLLe MORENO of the Comedie Francaise……by Edmond-Francois Aman Jean

 

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Tall young man………..looking at a BLANK WALL

 

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Piet Mondrian

 

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Another admirer of Mondrian

 

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RECLINING NUDE………….by Amedeo Modigliani

 

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Panel for Edwin R. Campbell…………Vasily Kandinsky

 

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THE SCREAM……………..Edward Munch

 

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Orange on Orange…………….my title!

 

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NUDES……………..Picasso, of course.

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DANCE 1…………….by Henri Matisse

 

EYES WIDE OPEN

Everywhere I turned today……….people and things were staring at me !  I stared back.  And snapped!  I took 200 photos….here are a few of them.  Have fun !

 

 

 

 

“HERE’S LOOKIN’ AT YOU KID !”

50 FACES on the streets of Manhattan

There are millions of faces on the streets of New York.  Funny faces, defacements, facelessness,  dogfaces, facelifts, face masks, moonfaced FACES ………..you get the picture !

 

Marilyn Monroe………a face no one can forget.

 

Bang and Olufsen……….[Earphones $300].

Molls and dolls……..Beethoven and hardhats…….Minnie Mouse and clowns……..Picasso and Frieda Kahlo.

 

Cartoons and buffoons

This “Matisse….ish” face was on a four foot vase on the sidewalk at Little West 12th. street.

 

 

John Lennon……..I was home the night he was shot.  Ran out into the street.  Will never forget the screams of Yoko Ono.

 

My day started with bacon and eggs on toast…….shared with nephew Steve from Detroit………in town for a job interview .

Today was the last day to catch the PICASSO AND FRANCOISE GILOT exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery on Madison avenue.

THE SHOW WAS NUMBING…….SO INCREDIBLE.   She lent many works from her own collection of paintings to the exhibition…….curated by John Richardson.

Meet Francoise. She is alive and well and at age 90 living in New York City.

I decided to walk thru the park…..instead of cabbing it to the Picasso Show.

That’s my apt, shrouded with a scaffold and screen…….Hurricane Irene cracked it wide open.  Nasty piece of work !

This Hansom Cab tried to pick me up.  At $100 …..I declined !

Allways begging!  I fed them my toast crumbs.

Over the bridge…..and thru the woods……….to….

BETHESDA FOUNTAIN………

And the Angel pf the Waters…..sculpted  by Emma Stebbins…..and placed in the park in 1873.

Water lilys fill the fountain.

Some try to beat the heat is a boat.

The Gondolier gets a workout in this 95 degree heat.

“CIRO” our resident cormorant……..waiting for a fish.

Get out the Sunbloc!

Coppertone for sure!

SPF 15 !

Sizzlin” HOT !

He said he was photographing the Dakota !  Hmmmmmm………

Miss Ruby and her little “Miss Slippers”.

Dropped in at the Boathouse for lunch.

Breads !  Say “yes” to carbs.

Champagne and potato chips.  Why not !

WHY?  Just because Lunch is $100 per .

So how much is it for a bone?

It’s 95 degrees….and she wears a sweater?

The great blue heron ever on the lookout.  My mother nick-named her “Harriet”.

The Yacht Pond Cafe………a Perrier stop for sure.

Lots of boats were out today.

My mother also named her…..”Lucy Goosey”.

Donald headed for the Carousel.

My favorite horse……….I always ride twice.

“Can I have a ride……..?  “I’m dressed for the occasion.”

We looked up at the building on 5th Avenue where Mary Tyler Moore lives…….and where Pall Mall’s nest has been restored.  The head of the co-op board wanted it REMOVED!

Pale Male was hatched in 1990.  His mate was dubbed…..“First Love”

Rising to 1004 feet is t he new residential tower ……157 WEST 57 th street, by Gehry  Overlooking Central Park……the penthouse was just sold for $90 million.  But there are a few left at $20 mil and UP.

The PLAZA Hotel is still my fave.  Todd English has opened 12 restaurants on the lower level………..but I’ve only tried four.