WHAT I’M WEARING // YASO Faux Leather Jacket // H&M Blouse // MAVI Jeans (Old) // CHINESE LAUNDRY Leopard Loafers (old, via Delia’s) // HURLEY Backpack // JUSTFAB Sunglasses
Last Friday, Jim and I took our friends Gina and Mark to MOMA and then headed slightly cross-town to Times Square. The street artist JR currently has the Inside Out Project set up there and we wanted to check it out and hopefully get to participate.
JR is best known for his portraits, so as part of this project he’s taking portraits of New Yorkers throughout the 5 boroughs and installing them in areas around the city. To make the process crazy efficient, they have a fully outfitted photography studio truck, so they’ve been moving the truck from neighborhood to neighborhood. If you visit their Facebook Page, the portraits done around the Rockaways and other Sandy stricken areas are so powerful it makes me well up. I highly recommend checking it out.
We had heard the photo truck was in Times Square so we took a quick walk over to see if we could participate. Sadly, they weren’t there due to a 10k race being set up for the weekend. But we still had a great time enjoying the incredible weather and checking out all the portraits pasted to the sidewalks.
Gina and I also wanted to take the opportunity to take our own portraits amongst the portraits. How meta, right?
The Inside Out Project is supposed to be in Times Square through May 10th. Jim and I are still hoping to make it there one day after work to get ours done. If you participate you have the option to either have it pasted at the site, or to take it home with you. We’d love to have the portraits for our apartment, so fingers crossed we’ll be able to make it happen!
The day Jim and I visited the High Line extension, we decided to check out a few galleries in Chelsea. There are literally hundreds of galleries in that small area, so there was a lot of art to see, both street art and traditional media.
I honestly went to so many galleries and saw so much art that I don’t remember the names of everything that I saw and visited.
The highlight of the day for sure was seeing Tauba Auerbach’s show at the Paula Cooper Gallery. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, it’s very technique oriented. She’s best known for her “folds series”, which are absolutely stunning in person. At this show she also featured some new woven canvases which were pretty incredible and intricate.
Other highlights was the Pace Prints gallery showing works from Shepard Fairey to Chuck Close, and an amazing Avedon photography show at the Gagosian Gallery.
I wasn’t allowed to take photos in a lot of the galleries we visited, but these are some of the best shots I was able to sneak.
Considering how hot it was that day (90+ degrees and humid as hell), this piece outside of Printed Matter was the highlight of my day.
Here are some of my favorite images I shot during our visit to the High Line park extension this past Tuesday.
Edit: There’s been a lot of comments on the man waving from the window in the last photo. He’s actually a cardboard cutout, which I had though was pretty rad.
Thursday this past week I took a half day off from work. My hubby planned a fun day for us in the city, complete with seeing a live taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a movie preview screening, and a nice dinner at my favorite NYC restaurant, Blossom.
Due to the crappy weather I decided to travel sans camera and instead take photos with my iPhone. My intent was to take a photo an hour to document the day but looking back at the images now I seemed to have forgotten a few hours. Here’s some of what I was able to document throughout the day.
Reconciling boring payment spreadsheets at the office.
Driving home at 12 pm (most awesome feeling ever!)
A weird dayglo ball we saw at Rite Aid while purchasing Hubby an umbrella. It was POURING!
Some really cool Buddha street art we spotted on the walk to the studio.
The Daily Show Studios
Waiting on line at the Daily Show. We were some of the first people there, it got crazy a few hours later.
Me hugging my hubby (he doesn't like having his photo taken).
Me super cranky after getting frizzy hair while waiting outside in the rain for 3 hours to get into the Daily Show.