As the possibility of spending some time in Brooklyn this summer is becoming more and more of a reality, I decided to look for artists in the area. I was thrilled to discover the paintings of Fede Saenz. Native of Argentina, he has been living and working out of Brooklyn since 2003. His work explores the basics, and investigates the problem of simplicity. Interesting line, “the problem of simplicity”. I really hope to have the chance of meeting him in person and maybe bringing back one of those fabulous pink paintings for may collection.
Park Avenue Armory commissioned artist Ann Hamilton to create her first largescale project in New York City in over ten years. “The event of a thread” just closed its doors and I am really disappointed to not have been able to make it in person. at least I have these dreamy swing images.
Recently, the New York City Municipal Archives released over 870 000 photographs from the 20th century. I selected a few of my favorite ones from my this amazing city. You can view a recent google street view of certain of the images by clicking on them.
Grand Central Terminal
Lower Manhattan skyline at night
View from Seamen’s Church Institute
View of midtown from Chanin Building, NY Central Building right, RCA Building left
Approach to the Brooklyn Bridge
View of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge
A friend of mine introduced me to the work of New Yorker Rob Hann and I have to share some of his photographs with you. I selected a few favorites, but you should check out his website for much more of his work. If you happen to be in New York, you can often find Rob at his table on Prince St between Greene St and Wooster St.