President Obama sent me an email today and he decidedly has a future in art cristicism: "Kehinde Wiley and I share some things in common. Both of us had an American mother who raised us, an African father who was absent from our lives, and a search to figure out just where we fit in. I wrote a book about that journey, because I can’t paint. But I suspect a lot of Kehinde’s journey is reflected in his art. I was struck by the way his portraits challenge the way we view power and privilege; the way he endows his subjects, men and women often invisible in everyday life, with a level of dignity that not only makes them visible, but commands our attention." #idareyoutocounttheleaves
Alice Neel, Andy Warhol, 1970. "Cezanne said, 'I love to paint people who have grown old naturally in the country.' And I say I love to paint people who have been torn to shreds by the rat race in New York.” A view of a vulnerable and exposed Warhol in the corset he was forced to wear after being shot in 1968. #aliceneel
"You have to pick the places you don't walk away from." -Joan Didion
🙂 Have a nice day 🙃 This O.G. Emoji in its classic form was designed by Harvey Ball in 1963 to boost morale. Also, my unofficial spiritual guide for 2018!
The Art of Letting the Branches Settle. A study in slow living. 🌲❤️
"Are you into the magic of art? Just the magic of like, how did that happen? And if you're standing in front of something and just don't understand it, but you're drawn to it? I think it's one of the last things that still has magic to it. It just appears." -Barry McGee, 2013
Marvelous citrus things are happening in this staircase. #stairporn
Close encounters 👽 Architects of Air's inflatable "Luminaria" crosses paths with the newly renovated 1878 redbrick Music Hall and mimics all the peaks and valleys of its High Victorian Gothic splendor.
Monday pep talk: throwback birthday feels edition. 🎂🥀
Happy Birthday @cocorachinsky
❤✨🔮 Laughing and dancing with you gives me life! You showed up the day I moved to Brooklyn, and haven't left my side since! I love you dummy!