If you are rushing through 14th Street station in New York, or perhaps just distracted by your book, newspaper or cellphone, it’s easy to completely miss these charming little fellows. Naturally they can’t be a trip or bump-hazard, so they’re placed out of the way. That means tucked discreetly out of the natural sight-lines too. … Continue reading the metal midget figures of 14th Street Station in New York (Public sculpture NYC iii)
A favoured day-trip for tourists in New York (like ourselves) is walking across the amazing Brooklyn Bridge over the broad and mighty East river, finally arriving at the borough of Brooklyn itself, then spending a very pleasant day there. Many people start around the Dumbo area (above), others stroll along the seaside linear park, (its … Continue reading Art, Scale & experience in New York City (Public sculpture ii)
Art on the High Line. Public sculpture in New York City. Just back from a break away, in New York city. Quite frankly, there’s so much to say about the place, and especially about the amazing art, public art, sculpture, public sculpture, architecture, town planning, heritage conservation, artists, street-scapes, mood, scene and politics, that if … Continue reading Art on the High Line. Public sculpture in New York City.
With several of the paintings Sir Alfred and Lady Beits left to Russborough House threatened with imminent sale abroad and in the news at present, it seems a timely moment to explore, cherish and celebrate those other exceptional paintings from the Beit collection given to the National Gallery of Ireland back in 1986. Accordingly, we … Continue reading Thurs 25th, Dutch Genius & the Beit Gift, evening tour of Nat Gal 6-8pm.
On the 9th of July, just one month from now at the time of writing, the London auction house Christie’s will hold a sale of important European old master paintings. The sale includes important works that were left in trust for the Irish people to Ireland. Strangely however, unless something extraordinary now happens over the … Continue reading Take 5 minutes: prevent your heritage being sold off.