We all have paths that take us through our commutes and daily lives, and Iím particularly fond of the path that took me home from my retail store in Chelsea Market every evening for a year. Leaving the store, I would walk down Ninth Avenue which becomes Hudson and turn left on Bleecker Street, following it until I turned right on Mercer. It cuts through the south of Chelsea, through the Meatpacking District and down to the West Village into Soho. I became enamored with the variety these neighborhoods offer.
As I leave the Eleniís store and Chelsea Market, the first visible business is a lumberyard, which begins the walk that is charmingly full of so many different sides of New York. Looking west, you can see the High Line running for several blocks, the defunct and beautifully rusted elevated train tracks. There is evidence of the recent transition of the Meatpacking ... [more]
Eleni Gianopulos, Eleni's.
What makes a great portrait? Is it the ability of the artist to capture the spirit of his subject beyond the moment of the sitting? Somehow a great portrait is able to tell us from where our subject came, and posits where she will be as the paint dries. We can see that ability here in Lifshutz portraits of Carmen and Sugar Chaitman. What might you expect from the these two beauties, rendered in the prime of life? Carmen is the active older and dominant sister who pounds the pavement 9 to 9 to bring home the bacon, after running two daily laps around the Reservoir. Sugar is never more than 10 days away from her next coif, or 10 steps away from one of several daybeds on which she spends her days relaxing. One thing we can all agree on here in the DOG listings, we can't love, nor get enough of, our dogs.
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