RICHARD ESTES is a world class artist……….with extraordinary skill.
His “realism” paintings are so incredible……….most viewers think they’re photographs.
Richard is consulting with Michael Domberger at his film in Filderstadt, Germany. They are looking at Proofs for D Train, circa 1988.
VIEW OF MANHATTAN FROM THE PROMONADE
THE PLAZA HOTEL
COLUMBUS CIRCLE, MAINE MONUMENT
STSTEN ISLAND FERRY
COLUMBUS CIRCLE LOOKING NORTH
STATEN ISLAND FERRY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN THE PARK
This exhibition gives an insight into the artists creative process.
Posted in Architecture, ART, Central Park, FAMOUS PEOPLE, Museums, NEW YORK CITY, THE STREETS OF NEW YORK
Tagged MAD MUSEUM, Museum of Arts and Design, Oil Painting Realism, Realistic Paintings, Richard Estes, RICHARD ESTES: PAINTING NEW YORK
• JOHN JAMES AUDUBON •
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.
These were John James preparatory watercolor models for his folio print edition THE BIRDS OF AMERICA printed by Havell in 1827.
The Great Blue Heron ………….[and we have one that lives in Central Park].
The collection was purchased from Mrs, John James Audubon in 1863.
Posted in ART, Central Park, FAMOUS PEOPLE, Museums, NEW YORK CITY
Tagged Birds of America, Central Park, JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, New York Historical Society, NEW YORK MUSEUMS, Snowy Owls, the Great Blue Heron
Ilona Royce Smithkin and her friends celebrated her 95th birthday at CAFE GITANE in the Jane Street Hotel.
ARTISTS always need crayons
Ilona gives it a try
Sheloved her little egg
Erik…..staring in the Disney production of HUNCHBACK
Tom needs readers……
Shel and our waiter
Fab selections on the menu
Margo did the table decor
Margo wrote a poem for Ilona
just WEAR IT ALL……..
Modeling her new necklace
and her PEACOCK scarf
And her new neck band
SHE LOVES HER GIFTS
and her new ring
Tom always has the burger
I adore GORGANZOLLA
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CAKE
The flowers are edible too
everybody got presents
Margo made her pants!
Ilona and tom
Margo and Ilona
At the next table….
Setting up the decor
Love is in the air
95 today………and the last 365 were FABULOUS!
Posted in ART, FAMOUS PEOPLE, Food, GAY, NEW YORK CITY, Restaurants
Tagged Birthday Cakes, Caberet Singer, Cafe Gitane NYC, Erik Lieberman, Happy Birthday, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ilona Royce Smithkin, JANE STREET HOTEL, PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE
Martin Meissner took this photo.
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.
CLICK ON your favorite pup……….
Yes………….a puppy is a man’s best friend.
Posted in Animals, Central Park, New York City adventures, NEW YORKERS, THE STREETS OF NEW YORK
Tagged ADOPT A PET, Bull Dogs, Canines, Costumed Dogs, Cute Doggies, Dog Portraits, Man's Best Friend, NATIONAL PUPPY DAY 2015
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.
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.
Attention getting CONDOM COVERS……..
Billi has donated his art to the auction to help raise money for DIFFA…….
he wants to make a DIFFArence.
BILLI with his design. The STOP SIGNS have become CONDOM WRAPPERS.
Posted in ART, DIFFA, FAMOUS PEOPLE, GAY, GAY PRIDE, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORKERS, SHOPPING
Tagged BILLI KID, DIFFA, DIFFA'S Dining by Design 2015, Graffitti, HIV/AiDS, Make a DIFFArence, Street Artists
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.
Posted in ART, DIFFA, FAMOUS PEOPLE, GAY, NEW YORK CITY
Tagged Benjamin Moore Paints, CALVIN KLINE HOME, Design within Reach, DIFFA, Diffa nyc 2015, DIFFArence, DINING BY DESIGN 2015, Hermes, INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE, Ralph Lauren, The Rockwell group