I just got back from a whirlwind trip down to NYC. It was a 36-hour series of indulgences. I stayed in a fabulous apartment I borrowed from a friend, I ate delicious food, and I got to see several of my most favorite people in the world. And, I want to introduce my dog Parker to this blog, for reasons which will shortly become obvious. I named her after Parker Posey, Dorothy Parker, and maybe even Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker likes to hang out with my backyard Buddha.
On my first night in the city, I was having dinner at an outdoor Italian cafe with my NY gallerist and pal extraordinaire, Jen Bekman, and who should be seated a few tables away, with her little white dog in tow? None other than Parker Posey herself. Needless to say, it was all I could do not to go up to Ms. Posey and tell her that I named my dog after her. But I displayed incredible restraint and kept my rabid fandom completely in check.
I saw the prints from 20x200 over at the gallery, and my Manshroom collage at 16x20 inches is, simply put, divine. The print quality is to die for. It is amazing to see the small collages at such a large scale, and it got the old creative wheels turning and churning, which is just the sort of inspiration I was looking for. I'm very excited to be part of this project which has gotten a ton of good press lately and deserves every good word written about it. I know I'm biased, but I have seen the goods, and they are good.
I had brunch at Balthazar with said dealer as well as Ms. Lux Lotus, who herself recounted our meal on her blog in far more eloquent and evocative prose than I could ever pen. And then I had the most divine sushi, sake, and shu mai with my cousin.
In retrospect, I think I ate my way through Manhattan.