Sunday, March 30, 2014

Alice Aycock's Sculptures, "Park Avenue Paper Chase"

These are the new sculptures by American artist Alice Aycock on the Park Avenue Mall between 52nd Street and 57th Street. Entitled "Park Avenue Paper Chase," the monumental pieces really play on the whimsicality of paper objects and the materiality of aluminum and fiberglass. According to the artist, the works are "the metaphorical visual residue of the energy of New York City."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

The 24-hour Sprinkles Cupcake ATM was unveiled this morning on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The machine, which dispenses cupcakes for $4.25 each, is stocked with fresh cupcakes regularly until 2 AM and restocked again at 9 AM. Sprinkles is located at 780 Lexington Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"The Kelpies" at Bryant Park

Andy Scott’s monumental sculpture “The Kelpies,” comprised of two 15-foot horse heads, are currently on display in Bryant Park (Sixth Avenue) in midtown Manhattan. The exhibition is part of the annual Tartan Week. “The artistry and architectural scale of “The Kelpies” pay homage to Scotland’s history, now creatively celebrated in artistic form for the modern day,” Scott says. His original 100-foot monumental sculptures, depicting supernatural water horses from Celtic folklore, remain in the Helix, a massive outdoor park and amusement area midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. “The Kelpies" will be on display through April 22. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

East Broadway

East Broadway is sometimes called "Little Fuzhou" because of the recent influx of many Chinese immigrants, most of whom are from Fuzhou, China. It used to be home to a large Jewish community on the Lower East Side. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Macy's Annual Flower Show

The Annual Macy's Flower Show takes on "The Secret Garden Theme" at he main floor of Macy's Herald Square in midtown Manhattan. Visitors are greeted by The Lady in the Red Dress, a 14-foot floral sculpture in runway-inspired attire. The flower show runs through April 6.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Olaf Breuning and the Public Art Fund's "Clouds" in Central Park

Olaf Breuning, in conjunction with the Public Art Fund recently unveiled his art installation called "Clouds" in Central Park at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Sixtieth Street. The installation consists of bright blue aluminum clouds held aloft by 35-foot-tall steel supports. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Broadway Maquee: If/Then Starring Idina Menzel at the Richard Rogers Theatre

If/Then, a new Broadway musical starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, is now in previews and will officially open on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. If/Then is a contemporary musical that follows Elizabeth as she rebuilds her life in New York.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Coca-Cola and Art

Christie's New York is offering Coca-Cola (3), one of the most famous Pop Art paintings by Andy Warhol in it's auction. The a painting is considered a founding work of the Pop Art movement. Meanwhile, on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a Han Dynasty jar overpainted with the Coca-Cola logo by artist Ai Weiwei. The artist aims at "provoking viewers to recognize that China's engagement with the West has had both destructive and creative consquences."  

Sunday, March 2, 2014

New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary

The New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show opened this weekend in the Bronx. The orchid show is the largest of its kind in the country. This year, the exhibit is inspired by a modernist estate garden in Key West, Florida.