Tag Archives: Artists

Tommy Mouse and Donnie Mouse

 

Tommy Mouse [the artist]…and Donnie Mouse [the writer].…..are still on vacation in Paris.

They ordered delivery of the Newspaper………..

These French paper boys are so continental!

OH LA LA!

Pierre did NOT move in.  One espresso.….and he was gone!

CENTRAL PARK PEOPLE having fun in the Sun

Every moment spent in Central Park is full of amusement Clowns……dancers………singers………artists……………..brides and grooms………dog walkers……….a little bit of everything.


“ADVANCED STYLE” Older and Wiser • book signing with ILONA

ILONA was again the star of the show………….a book signing at the Strand Book Store.

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The “goddess” of advanced style is in the new book.

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Ari Seth Cohen is a photographer……writer and blogger.  He appeared at the STRAND BOOK STORE last night to publicize his latest fashion book……. ADVANCED STYLE • Older and Wiser

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About 200 people showed up to have Ilona autograph the new book.

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Two talented artists….Tom Casesa [who took theses photographs and has kindly let me publish them in my blog]….and Alain.

View Alain’s demo reel for a movie he directed called “Daniel”

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3714924/?ref_=ext_shr_eml_vi#lb-vi4107247897 

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ALAIN FURCAJG………born in Paris but now living in New York City. writer…..film director….music videos.

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Who are these two fascinating men…………

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ILONA was the hit of the evening……….and signed about 100 books.

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Ilona gave a short, spirited and warm talk and then led the crowd in singing “Que Sa ra Sa ra”………

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Stylish in her little black dress……….and  Vasil Basil in his little black jacket.

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The gentleman in the white suit is Gregory………..man about town……and always stylish. He usually carries a cane with a white rabbit for the pommel

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The Michelin Woman….is it Valerie???  Mad about her bow.

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Vasil Basil.…..Russian…..and often seen in the galleries……..lets his “hair down”……..what a great look he has.

MARA HOFFMAN meets Ilona Royce Smithkin

 

 

 

My friend, MARGO, a student at Parson’s is working with MARA HOFFMAN this semester.  She took our friend, ILONA to work with her one afternoon………..and Ilona drew a sketch of MARA’S eye.

[eyes are the window of the soul]

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CLICK ON….to see her drawing

http://www.marahoffman.com/world-of/blog/ladies-we-love-ilona-royce-smithkin/

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Ilona is 95 and has embraced every stage of her life…..tho she admits that everything takes a little time.

DESNUDAS………..Naked Ladies in Times Square

DESNUDAS have taken over Times Square.  It is perfectly legal in New York for women to go topless in public…….as men have always enjoyed that freedom.

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So…...TITS and ASS are everywhere………..the fave decor being the American flag.

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Pay your $20 BUCKS and pose with a DESNUDA.

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See……….some guys are doing it too.  5 poses in an hour…………that’s $100.  Cool!

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Artists have set up shop………$50 for a paint job.

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The NAKED COWBOY  has been here for years……and gets big
tips”

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Getting her butt painted………..sweet.

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She asked for $100…and the dumb tourist paid it.  Is this extortion??  That’s what the mayor says.

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The city council just doesn’t know what to do…..since it is legal to go topless.

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I think she is perfectly lovely.  What do little kids think when they see this?

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See…….you can even touch the lovely ladies!

Like his TEE says…..he is FEELING BETTER!

 

 

MET MUSEUM • Sidewalk Artists

There is always a crowd if front of the Met Museum on Fifth ave.

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The MET  has over 6 million visitors a year……..viewing over 2 million pieces of art.

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The monthly rent on a HOT DOG CART is $54,000.  A hot dog is $2.

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The fountain has been redesigned……….at a cost of mega-million.

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SPLISH SPLASH

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Newly planted trees line the sidewalk.

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This is the exhibit of the artist GEORGI DIMOV………born in Bulgaria.  He has exhibited in many galleries in Europe……..and here in America.

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This is GEORGI’S watercolor of my apartment on Central Park west.

 

LYONS WEIR GALLERY • Kaleidoscope Print Show

Artists exhibiting their works in the KALEIDOSCOPE Print Show at the Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea………..thru July 12th.

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AKEEM DUNCAN [third from the left]……..and his photograph on exhibit.

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Don and I went to the opening last night……..WHAT A SHOW….the art AND the artists.