Photo diary: last week in NYC

August 30, 2013

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I started a two-week crash course in Spanish

I started a two-week crash course in Spanish

El Taller Latinoamericano is a language school but also a cultural center and an art gallery. The current show features three artists, my favorite being Holly Wood, whose work includes "Furry Bar" (above) and "Demon Beaches" (below)

El Taller Latinoamericano is a language school but also a cultural center and an art gallery. The current show features three artists, my favorite being Holly Wood, whose work includes “Furry Bar” (above) and “Demon Beaches” (below)

8-27 demon beaches

speaking of art galleries, a temporary James Turrell suddenly showed up in my hallway/portrait gallery

speaking of art galleries, a temporary James Turrell suddenly showed up in my hallway/portrait gallery

Wednesday night gamelan rehearsal

Wednesday night gamelan rehearsal

Saturday night to celebrate Andy's birthday I took him to Kazino to see "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"

Saturday night to celebrate Andy’s birthday I took him to Kazino to see “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812”

afterwards, a walk on the High Line with a view of a beautiful sunset

afterwards, a walk on the High Line with a view of a beautiful sunset

the public art show currently on display features busts by contemporary artists -- above, George Condo's "Liquor Store Attendant"

the public art show currently on display features busts by contemporary artists — above, George Condo’s “Liquor Store Attendant”

speaking of public art, I'm alternately dazzled and startled by this Leda and the Swan that lives across the street from me in the arcade outside 40 W. 57th St.

speaking of public art, I’m alternately dazzled and startled by this Leda and the Swan that lives across the street from me in the arcade outside 40 W. 57th St.

Sunday we had brunch with Sari, Alex, and Hugh at the Astor Room in the Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Sunday we had brunch with Sari, Alex, and Hugh at the Astor Room in the Kaufman Astoria Studios.

across the street -- Frank Sinatra High! who knew?

across the street — Frank Sinatra High! who knew?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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