The Garden of Stones by artist Andy Goldsworthy, a living memorial consisting of eighteen boulders with a single dwarf oak sapling emerging from the top of each boulder growing straight from the stone. The garden is a tribute to the hardship, struggle, tenacity, and survival experienced by those who endured the Holocaust. The Museum of Jewish Heritage at Battery Park City.
“Elevated” , a mosaic by artist Jean Shin at the 63rd station of the new Second Avenue Subway. It depicts people from an era when an Elevated train was still running high above Third Avenue in New York City.
“Luminaries” an interactive light installation at Winter Garden in Battery Park City. Inspired by the season’s traditions of sharing, community, and connection, Luminaries immerses visitors in a canopy of light emanating from 650 hanging lanterns. Visitors can send a wish to the lanterns by touching a Wishing Cube, transforming the installation into a mesmerizing display of changing lights.
“The Gates,” by conceptual artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s which consisted of an installation of 7,500 saffron-colored fabric panels hanging from 16-ft.-tall portals along 23 miles of walkway in Central Park, February 2005
“Winter Pool” , 1959, by Robert Rauschenberg. Combination of oil,paper,fabric,wood, metal, sandpaper,tape,printed paper,printed reproductions,handheld bellows,and found painting, on two canvases, with a ladder. (The girl was not originally included in the art) Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Ann Hamilton’s installation “The Event of a Thread” at the Park Avenue Armory.” 42 swings are ingeniously connected to giant curtains which billow and move continously as people ride the swings back and forth.
Striped cotton fabric with vertical white and colored bands of 8,7 cm (+/- 0,3 cm) each. The two external white bands covered over wth acrylic white paint recto-verso – 1970 by Daniel Buren, French, born 1938
Detail of “Walking Men 99” by Maya Barkai; Barclay Street, New York City. Covering the three plywood street facades surrounding the Silverstein Properties construction site at 99 Church Street, this 500-foot-long work highlights ninety-nine versions of the international “walk” symbol found on traffic signals around the world.
Star Fountain (Blue) (1999) by Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2001) with Nohra Haime Gallery — an approximately 10-foot tall voluptuous female figure made of ceramic tiles, glass pebbles and mirrored glass, lent by the Niki Charitable Art Foundation. Times Square, New York City
Art is one of the most important subjects to teach our children, and often it is the first to be eliminated from the curriculum when budgets are tight. It was a real pleasure to see this teacher in action and the children respond enthusiastically at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Olympus OM-1, a Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC film.
Tea-and-Coffe Service (1980) by Mario Bellini, Italian. Silver-plate, rose quartz, lapis lazuli. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
The manual focus vintage Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on an Olympus Pen E-p2 is great for photographing art objects with a smooth background bokeh. In this shot I tried to make the background enhance the art work in the fore.
I walk by this statue very often, but the quality of the light this time was unlike I had ever seen. All I had with me was my Olympus OM4T w. the Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens, loaded with Fuji Superia 800 film. This is the result after a BW conversion.
Ernesto Neto. Navedenga (installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, 2010). 1998. Polyamide stretch fabric, sand, Styrofoam, cloves, cord, and ribbon, 144 x 180 x 252″ (365.8 x 457.2 x 640.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Sculpture on Fordham University’s elevated plaza at the Lincoln Center campus. Across Columbus Avenue is a 26-story Art Deco Building designed by Irwin S. Chanin in 1931 It is the former Kent Automatic Parking Garage, now known as the Sofia Apartments
Marble portrait of a man – Roman, Late Republican or Early Augustan period, late 1st century BC. This head with its broad forehead, narrow chin, and long scrawny neck is so similar to portraits of Julius Caesar as he appears on coins and in sculpture that, in the past, it was identified as that famous general and politician. Perhaps the man who is the actual subject of the portrait wished to accentuate this resemblance because he sympathized with the dictatorship of Caesar or with the cause of his party, the populares. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
The fourth in my series trying out the Olympus Pen E-p2 with a vintage manual focus Olympus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.