Category Archives: FAMOUS PEOPLE

THE NEW YORKER • cover for Aug. 28, 2017

David Plunkert was compelled to take up his pen this week.  He seldom takes up political matters but he has designed this cover in response to the violence that took place in Charlottesville Virginia this week.

 

RAUSCHENBERG at the MOMA

This is one of the more curious pieces of art in this exhibit.

What do I find more interesting……the paintings or the people looking at them?

BOTH.

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The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation was started 18 years before his death in 2008……giving grants to people whose work and ideas would not happen without support from the foundation.

There are over 250 works in this exhibition………..you will have to plan on several hours to fully appreciate this exhibit.

This is Roberts “FISH HOUSE”……..part of his 20 acre estate on Captiva Island where I used to vacation in Winter.

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Femme Fatale, JEANNE MOREAU, Dies at 89

Jeanne Moreau…….first came to American film goers in 1958……..”The Lovers” followed by “Jules et Jim” and she became an international star.

She stared with Marcello Mastroianni”s wife in Antonioni’s “The Night”.

Then we saw her in 1964 in Buneul’s “Diary of a Chambermaid”.

The only interaction I had with her was when I was sub-leasing her loft in SOHO.

The day I was to sign the 5 year lease I ended up taking an apartment off Central Park instead.  Tough decision….but the park won!

MICHAEL KORS buys JIMMY CHOO Shoes

Michael needed some new shoes to go with his bags.

For 1.5 BILLION….he how has glitz and Jimmy just got richer.

Two very cool dudes!

FACES at the FLEA………renamed the GRAND BAZAAR!

The local FLEA has gotten a lot “grander”……and is now called….the Columbus Avenue GRAND BAZAAR.  How bizarre is that!


SASCHA a star at the NYC BALLET [at the Met Opera House] is a regular……..and LARRY who is known as the KING of FLEA…….sets up his stall every Sunday……..rain or shine!

The only thing I bought last Sunday was one MICKEY MOUSE…and one MINNIE MOUSE.

KENNETH JAY LANE died last night at age 85

Kenneth moved the New York from Detroit while still a teenager …….determined to carve out a career in the fashion world….and he did!

The public first became aware of him through QVC where he sold his FABULOUS FAKES.……….and made millions doing so.



Ivanka Trump, Joan Rivers and tens of thousands of other women adored Kenneth and his jewelry…………which was so fabulous it was impossible to tell if his pieces was real or fake.

All of societys stars and super stars loved his jewelry………”FABULOUS FAKES” is what he called his jelewry and himself……….with a wink of the eye.!


His opulent apartment reflected his opulent lifestyle.

Kenneth was invited to every party in Europe…..Morocco……..lending his presence and flair to the gathering.  Always on a jet ………off  to British and European royalty and to Indian maharanis.

 I only met him once when he hung out with Andy Warhol at Max’s Kansas City…….comparing “notes” as we were both exiles from Detroit.

ABCV the new Vegetarian Restaurant at ABC Carpet

Jean-Georges new restaurant ABCV at ABC Carpet………..is a delightful addition to the NY restaurant scene.  The menu is so precise……..nothing is random………the ingredients of every dish on the menu, as well as the bar drinks,  are all gearged toward your health……..no gimmicks used here.


You will not experience the smells of roasting meats floating thru the air.

The room is so light…….so airy………a touch of color in the lime green chairs……nothing in the decor that will compete with the food on your plate.


An insert in the menu goes into detail of the health benefits of the various plants that will show up on your plate…………colorful…….beautiful………not overly fussy, just ingredients that go sublimely together……….layers of taste sensations that surprise your taste buds.

CLICK ON THE MUSHROOMS:  Huge…..and a dressing charged with yuzukosho.  You are also informed that vitamin B will help manage your emotional and physical stress [who knew this lowly fungus could do that].  The caramelized fennel is a surprising accompaniment.

 The pavlova with berries and sorbet is adorned with snippets of “Johnny-jump-up” pansies.