SKINS is by far the best show on T.V. right now. If you get BBC America I suggest you do not sleep on this. Each character is amazing, each episode engrossing, and it makes anything on American television just look really, really lame. Sure, I'm a bit of an Anglophile, and yeah I like watching people "wild out", but I'm sure once you start TIVOing this or buy the dvds, you'll thank me in the morning.
Carrie and I had our Thanksgiving dinner at the LEVER HOUSE restaurant the other day, continuing our yearly tradition of blowing way too much money on eating turkey. But I have always wanted to experience eating in my favorite NYC building, so it was worth it. The interior is designed by Marc Newson, and is very, very modern and sleek(sorry no pics). Food was ok I guess, while service was fantastic. The courtyard currently has a Hello Kitty group of sculptures by Tom Sachs, which Carrie really enjoyed. We both ate too much and felt ill, but overall a worthwhile experience to eat in this modernist mecca.
Picked up a couple of new books recently. After seeing the WILLIAM EGGLESTON show at the Whitney (GREAT), I grabbed this copy of "5X7," a book I had seen around alot, until I wanted one, and then they were sold out and going for almost double online. Luckily the Whitney bookstore had some copies, so I pounced. Also, a bunch of RICHARD PRINCE books, just because I'm on a mission to get all of his stuff and I get obsessed. Carrie and I went to the opening for his new show at Gagosian Gallery a couple of weeks ago and his new stuff is sick!
Carrie wanted to see the ELIZABETH PEYTON show at the NEW MUSEUM and since it was 29 degrees out, I agreed on an indoor activity. LIVE FOREVER is the name of the show with paintings of rock stars like Oasis, and other artists and celebs. I, quite frankly, didn't get it. But the view from the top of the building was great, and I snapped a couple of shots of a freezing Bowery. Click 'em.
Carrie, my friend Nick, and I made our way to Long Island City to check out the KEITH HARING exhibit "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS" at Deitch Gallery on Sunday. These paintings have never been shown in America before, and they were totally insane! The gallery is a great space right on the east river, next door to Matthew Barney's studio. We spent most of the time trying to match up the paintings and the commandments, but were later told that nobody knows for sure because Keith might not even have known them all himself. Another painting was also on display, but didn't catch the name. A chilled out Sunday, before a hectic work week.
The William Eggleston retrospective opens this week at the Whitney and is must-see shit for those who love classic American images shot by the godfather of modern color photography. Snagged the last copy of LOS ALAMOS at The Strand last week and it got me even more psyched to check out the exhibit. Besides being from the South and a complete nut, Mr. Eggleston is one of the greatest photographers of our time, so I really urge you to check his stuff out.
We barely caught the last day of the RICHARD KERN photo exhibit at Feature Inc, a tucked away gallery on Bowery, this afternoon, but it was worth it. The usual array of beautiful subjects in alluring poses. Great for the whole family. I think most of the images are from his latest book, LOOKER. Iphone shots to fill you in.
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