RICHARD ESTES at the Museum of Arts and Design

 

RICHARD ESTES is a world class artist……….with extraordinary skill.

 

His “realism” paintings are so incredible……….most viewers think they’re photographs.

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Richard is consulting with Michael Domberger at his film in Filderstadt, Germany.  They are looking at Proofs for D Train, circa 1988.

This exhibition gives an insight into the artists creative process.

AUDUBON’S AVAIRY • New-York Historical Society

 

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

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To celebrate the New York Historical Society’s purchase of the complete collections of John James Audubon watercolors…..all 474 of them……..they have created an exhibition that is spectacular.

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These were John James preparatory watercolor models for his folio print edition THE BIRDS OF AMERICA printed by Havell in 1827.

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The Great Blue Heron ………….[and we have one that lives in Central Park].

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The collection was purchased from Mrs, John James Audubon in 1863.

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SNOWY OWLS

 

ILONA’S 95th Birthday at Cafe Gitane

Ilona Royce Smithkin and her friends celebrated her 95th birthday at CAFE GITANE in the Jane Street Hotel.

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95 today………and the last 365 were FABULOUS!

GERMANWINGS FLIGHT CRASH……..Robert Oliver one of the American passengers…….

 

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Martin Meissner took this photo.

NATIONAL PUPPY DAY • March 23rd

 

NATIONAL PUPPY DAY……….. is all about adorable pups. When I see them on the streets in manhattan…….I snap a photo. Here are 50 shots……….from my file of over 10,000 of these cuties.

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CLICK ON your favorite pup……….

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Yes………….a puppy is a man’s best friend.

DIFFA nyc • 2015• Billie Kid sells CONDOMS

BILLI KID was at the DIFFA expo on Pier 92 this past week-end.  Billi is probably the most talented of the street artists in New York.

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To attract attention to those most at risk of contracting AIDS, Billi has invited 22 street artists to paint a RED TRAFFIC STOP SIGNS as part of a campaign to make young pople aware that HIV/AIDS still exists and that wearing a CONDOM can prevent it.

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Attention getting CONDOM COVERS……..

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Billi has donated his art to the auction to help raise money for DIFFA…….

he wants to make a DIFFArence.

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BILLI with his design.  The STOP SIGNS have become CONDOM WRAPPERS.

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DIFFA • Dining by Design……a wonderful event……..supported by The Rockwell Group, Interior Design Magazine, Ralph Lauren,  Fendi Casa, Patron Tequila, Hermes, Roche Bobois, Calvin Klein Home, Sunbrella, Design within Reach, Ligne Roset, Michael Fina and Ottawa.

Michael Aram was one of the table centerpieces sponsor.

Some of the most creative visionaries in design today have brought their talent to this event…….all helping to make a DIFFArence.