Category Archives: ART

HEAVENLY BODIES at the Met Museum

A fascinating collection at the MET .  Artifacts from the VATICAN and modern fashion influenced by Catholic Vestments.


SALMAGUNDI CLUB

The club has been the Center for American Art since 1871..[tho the Brit, Winnie Churchill was allowed to join].

Today was your last chance to see the 40th ANNUAL PAINTING show [for Non-Members]……..so I viewed the show for you…..and here are my favorites.


“A Wrinkle in Time”……Lisa Botto Lee [Pencil drawing].

“Alone at Monks”……….Matthew Bird [Watercolor].

“Heather with Two Painters”………Lin Yang [oil]

“The Coming Winter”  Matthew Bird  [Watercolor].

“Our Own Territory”……..Tony Lombardo  [Oil on Panel].

“Sunshine”…….Anzhelika Doliba   [Colored Pencils].

“After the Hunt” circa 1943 ……..David Jaycox, Jr.   [gouache on Board].

“Garage door Serenade”……..David Jaycox. Jr.   [watercolor].

“Standing on the Promises”……..Naomi Martin   [Charcoal Drawing]

“RanWu Girl”……JingFeng Li   [Pen and Ink]………selling price $100,000.

“Patrick”………….Takayo Futamura   [Oil].

“Joe”……..Erin Milan   [Oil on Board].

“Time Traveler”………Lin Yang  [Oil].

“Tre Gucci”…..Barbara Shelly [Mixed Media]

GLENN MARLOWE Sculptures

My friend, Glenn has three sculptures in the 40th Annual Exhibition for nonmembers……….at the Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village.


HOPE and ETERNITY [plaster]  $6000.

THE LOVERS [Aqua -resin]  $7,500

WILSON [Bronze]  $8,500

CHILDREN of IMMIGRATION

My little friends “THE TWINS” and their little sister CASSIE..…set up their LEMONADE STATION in Columbus Circle last Sunday………and raised $2500 for IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS.  WOW !!!

Some of their little friends helped them sell the lemonade……at $1.00 a plastic cup!  That’s a lot of lemons………..supplied by COUNTRY TIME LEMONADE.

CASS TECH HIGH in Detroit

CASS TECH HIGH………where I went to school………majoring in the Art Department……….and almost every student won a scholarship to an Art College.

My scholarship was to the Philadelphia College of Fine Art…..where I attended for four days…………then I quit and passed my scholarship onto my alternate………who was so grateful to receive it.  I went back to Detroit and worked at  Holland Associates Art studio.

There were 5000 students………all having to choose a university preparatory major.

A few of the distinguished graduates include:  Ellen Burstyn, Muriel Costa-Greenspon [nyc Opera], Artie Fields, Carole Gist [Miss USA], Naime Mora [Americas Next Top Model Winner], Della Reese, Lily tomlin, John Delorean, Charles Wysocki

The school was built in 1917. This photo shows a deserted building that was demolished  in 2011.  There was a last ditch effort to save the building….led by Diana Ross.……who was one of my class mates.

The auditorium where the DRAMA DEPT staged their performances.

I wrecked quite a few experiments in this chemistry lab………and it was the only class that I failed……..and had to repeat  in summer school.

American  History was taught in this classroom……..but I slept thru most of the lectures.  I am currently reading the textbook that was used…..trying to “catch up”

La Pet-isserie

La Pet-isserie  a pop-up shop……was parked on Columbus avenue today……with their BALANCED SEEDS.


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ORGANIC, GRAIN FREE TREATS FOR YOU DOGGIE

HOTEL LUTETIA PARIS…….Renovated for $200 million…..and now open.

In the 1920’s……  guests were Charles de Gaulle, James Joyce, Albert Camus.  Picasso and Matisse lived here in the 1030’s.  In the 1950’s Josephine Baker crooned in the bar.


More recent guests ……..Brad Pitt and Catherine Deneuve…..and the list goes on.

After 100 years………the grand LUTETIA is once again grand.  When I stayed here in 1970….my room was $20 [and that was a lot]……..now it is almost $1000.

Bar Josephine…..Murano glass chandeliers ………new baths.  There are seven signature suites  but those go for $5000 a night.