Monday, November 14, 2011

Fusion — Fashion, Art and my Closet

I recently went to a lively panel on collecting art. The panel was created by Annika Connor, an artist entrepreneur.

It made me think about collecting to understand the business from the other side and precipitated some new art purchases for me. It also reinforced my own cheap collecting strategy, that of buying art books that interest me. Having them around and studying them and then selling them is cheap thrills that may pay off big time. One book, I bought for $3 , I later sold for $1200. See my post Art $$$ in a Down Economy if you want the story.

The next panel coming up on Wednesday November 16 (Yes, that's this Wednesday) is on art and fashion —two subjects dear to my heart and my closet. I expect it to be as enjoyable as the last. In addition to lively discussion, they promise (and deliver) complementary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. It is taking place at General Assembly in the Flatiron District. Featured panelists are: Patrick McMullan, Photographer and founder of Patrick McMullan Company; Austin Scarlett, Fashion Designer & Project Runway Star; and Bill Indursky, co-founder of

The Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion is the third a monthly discussion series on Art as Entrepreneurship which Active Ideas Productions (Annika's entrepreneurial enterprise) produces. Tickets are $30 General Assembly is located at: 902 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, 10010

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nom Wah — Patterned for Success

Continuing my partnering with Linda Tharp in the artist as entrepreneur thread, we met over lunch at Nom Wah tea parlor on Doyers Street. It was a homecoming of sorts, my father used to take us here every sunday in the 1950s and 1960s. It has been newly freshened up (and the Dim Sum was good) but I was happy to see it has retained the old along with the new, entwining the only seemlingly random patterns of life.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


In the last year I have been painting like (and copying) Frederic Church as an exercise to enrich my own painting practice. Now it seems as if anywhere I go the world is "churchified."

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fit to be Cable Tied

Use 'em for bags, bundles, hand cuffs and art.

"Flaming Cactus” is an art project by ANIMUS Art which has been installed in Astor Place. It’s made by wrapping plastic neon-colored cable ties around light poles to transform them into hairy urban cacti!

Gotta love 'em!

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