In 1967 Andy Warhol gave Cathy Naso, a part-time receptionist at The Factory, a self-portrait for work unpaid. She stored it in her closet and forgot about it, until now. It is part of Sotheby’s November 11 auction.
This looks like a nice show.
November 3 – 28
Specific Object/David Platzker “is an attempt to isolate distinct works of value- historically, monetarily and / or personally valuable- and show them in an isolated context without the artifice of visual confusion or clutter in hopes of allowing these works, or objects, their own place, space and time.” The current project, Peter Downsbrough : The Published Books, features “a complete collection of the artists’ books… bracketed by a newly editioned set of bookends; a wall work; and additional individual titles by the artist.”
Specific Object/David Platzker
601 West 26th Street
September 25 – November 6
October 6 – November 1
Great music this week for us lucky New Yorker’s. Built To Spill is headlining four shows, two in the city and two in Brooklyn. And on Wednesday Trampled By Turtles plays a gig at the Tribeca 92Y. Good Times.
The Harlem Open Studio Tour is this weekend. A wonderful chance to meet new artists, see their work and explore the neighborhood.
Harlem Open Studio Tour
Noon – 6:00 pm
It is being reported that McDonald’s will soon open a restaurant inside the Louvre. According to the London Telegraph, “the restaurant will open next month in the underground shopping plaza beneath I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid in the museum courtyard.”