The Willem de Kooning exhibition at MOMA in NYC

I went to see the de Kooning exhibition at MOMA yesterday and it is amazing and so inspiring. I loved seeing the progression from his earliest work through to the end of his life. I love the 1940’s – 50’s and 60’s work the most and the colors and palettes are so beautiful. And the famous yet largely unseen theatrical backdrop, the 17-foot-square Labyrinth (1946) right at the end is incredible. This from the MOMA website:
This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist’s development over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. Bringing together nearly 200 works from public and private collections, the exhibition will occupy the Museum’s entire sixth-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 17,000 square feet.

 

Meisel Fabulous Fakes in November W Magazine

IF WHILE THUMBING THROUGH THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF W YOU STUMBLED UPON SOME PECULIAR ADVERTISEMENTS, SUCH AS LINDA EVANGELISTA HAWKING A SHAMPOO, THAT’S BECAUSE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE MAGAZINE ARE NINE COMPLETELY PHONY ADS—EACH PHOTOGRAPHED BY STEVEN MEISEL AND STYLED BY W’S EDWARD ENNINFUL—STARRING A WHO’S WHO OF POP CULTURE TODAY. THIS AD FEATURES ONE OF MY BEST FRIEND’S – CAN YOU SPOT HER AND ALL OF THE BEST STYLISTS WORKING TODAY – ALL OF STEVEN’S GIRLS??

Read More http://www.wmagazine.com/fashion/2011/11/steven-meisel-advertisements-ss#ixzz1bwYb7qX9

 

New Marimekko Store in Manhattan!

Today on my way from and to a meeting I came across the new Marimekko store at 23rd Street and 5th Ave. It is the first free standing Marimekko store in America. It was a quick visit and I loved all the women’s clothes! I love Marimekko and I am thrilled that it will be easier to find all of their wonderful colorful fabrics and products close by.

 

NYC – The High Line yesterday

One of the things I have to do when I am here is walk the High Line and yesterday I got to do that with my friend Neil who was in NY from India where he now lives. It was first time and so fun to see it for the first time through a good friends eyes. You can learn more about this amazing urban oasis and park and contribute by becoming a member of Friends of the High Line. See the link below:

 

TONIGHT! In Hollywood SPD Unsung Heroes of The West

Please join us tonight at Smashbox Studios West Hollywood for the 4th installment of The Society of Publication Designers ” Unsung Heroes of the West “. I am a cohost with the fabulous Charlie Hess and the wonderful Lisa Thackaberry and we are happy to have Emily Smith from SPD in New York back in LA for this special night. We have posted this on Facebook of course for the last few weeks but here is one more shout out for you to come. You can still buy tickets – it is only $10.00 if you buy in advance or $15.00 at the door.

http://spdwest4.eventbrite.com/

We will have food and drink and a wonderful time so please join us. We have some good surprises tonight and one of the presenters is one of my artists! And I get to introduce one of my favorite photographers – you better show up to see who it is…..
See you later!
Carol