Tide

Tide

Some incredible Japanese bamboo art for today’s daily image: “Tide” (1978 ) by artist Fujitsuka Shosei, from the exhibit Japanese Bamboo Art at the Metropolitan Museum.

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Confronting Barnett Newman’s Vir Heroicus Sublimis or “Man, Heroic and Sublime” at MoMA, March 30, 2017.

Let’s Never Forget

Let's Never Forget

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.

An Elegant Wall of Separation

An Elegant Wall of Separation

Choir Screen from the Cathedral of Valladolid in Spain from 1763. Screens of this kind were used to separate the choir from the public. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Faces From The Past

Faces From The Past

“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.

The Joy of Balloons

The Joy of Balloons

One of the mosaics “Perfect Strangers” by artist and photographer Vik Muniz at the 72nd street station of the new Second Avenue subway line in New York City.

Ladder Work

Ladder Work

One of the mosaïcs from “Perfect Strangers” by artist and photographer Vik Muniz at the 72nd street station of the new Second Avenue subway line in New York City.

Unfinished and Abandoned

Unfinished in Multiples

Seen near Bethesda Terrace in Central Park .

The Standoff

The Standoff

“Woman with a Book” by Fernand Léger stares down a man with a hat at MoMA.

Smokin’ Art

Smokin' Art

Office worker on a smoking break amid the corporate art at 77 Water Street, Downtown Manhattan.

Entering Katharina’s World

Entering Katharina's World

Katharina Gaenssler’s “Bauhaus Staircase” (2015) at the Museum of Modern Art.

The Magic Of Light

The Magic Of Light

“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.

Yoko’s Stairway To Heaven

"To See The Sky" by Yoko Ono at MoMA's exhibit Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960-1971.

“To See The Sky” by Yoko Ono at MoMA’s exhibit Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960-1971.


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Soft Spin

Soft Spin, a sculptural installation by Heather Nicol at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City.

Soft Spin, a sculptural installation by Heather Nicol at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City.


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More Magic From A Decade Ago

"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

“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


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Magic From A Decade Ago

Hard to believe it is 10 years ago we were enjoying the Christo Gates in Central Park.

Hard to believe it is 10 years ago we were enjoying the Christo Gates in Central Park.


Canon S400

An Invitation To Look At Art

"Twin" 1966 oil on cotton by Robert Ryman, and an empty bench at the Museum of Modern Art

“Twin” 1966 oil on cotton by Robert Ryman, and an empty bench at the Museum of Modern Art


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Creativity

"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.

“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.


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A Dizzying Walkway

"Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures" by Sol LeWitt; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures” by Sol LeWitt; Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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Lost in Art-By-Numbers

"Untitled" (Learning from That Person's Work: Room 1) 2005, by Matt Mullican at MoMA

“Untitled” (Learning from That Person’s Work: Room 1) 2005, by Matt Mullican at MoMA

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Art-Inspired Fashion

Passing by a Paul McCarthy work of art at MoMA

Passing by a Paul McCarthy work of art at MoMA


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A Secret and a Sacred Text

MoMA guard secretly texting next to  David Hammons installation of "The Hole Bible: Old Testament"

MoMA guard secretly texting next to
David Hammons installation of “The Hole Bible: Old Testament”


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Time for Art

William Kentridge's "The Refusal of Time" installation consisting of a contraption with moving gogs and wheels and a multiscreen video presentation; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

William Kentridge’s “The Refusal of Time” installation consisting of a contraption with moving gogs and wheels and a multiscreen video presentation; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


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A Walk on Hot Art.

"The Roof Garden Commission" by Imran Qureshi, on a very hot Metropolitan Museum roof garden, New York City.

“The Roof Garden Commission” by Imran Qureshi, on a very hot Metropolitan Museum roof garden, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

The Lady and the Cheetah

The Lady and the Cheetah with coördinated outfits at the Flat Iron Building Prow Art Space, New York City.

The Lady and the Cheetah with coördinated outfits at the Flat Iron Building Prow Art Space, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens.

Without Words………

Met Life Tower and Alex Arrechea's sculpture of it, at 23rd Street and Madison Avenue, New York City.

Met Life Tower and Alex Arrechea’s sculpture of it, at 23rd Street and Madison Avenue, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens.

Reflection on The Event of a Thread

Ann Hamilton’s installation "the event of a thread" at the Park Avenue Armory."

Ann Hamilton’s installation “the event of a thread” at the Park Avenue Armory.”


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens.

Mesmerized by Billowing Cloth

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.

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.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens.

The Shadows of Art

The Vine by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980) Bronze with the shadow of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

The Vine by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980) Bronze with the shadow of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35 f2.8 lens; processed in Silver Efex Pro2.

Grand Central Boogie Woogie

Art and Commuters at Grand Central Terminal's IRT subway entrance, New York City.

Art and Commuters at Grand Central Terminal’s IRT subway entrance, New York City.


Lumix G3 with a Lumix G 14mm f2.5 lens.

Emerging from an Art Experience

"Sum of Days" by Brazilian artist Carlito Varvalhosa at MoMA, New York City.

“Sum of Days” by Brazilian artist Carlito Varvalhosa at MoMA, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with the 20mm f1.7 lens.

Guarding his Stripes

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

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


Panasonic G3 with the 20mm f1.7 lens.

An Immersion in Art

"Sum of Days" by Brazilian artist Carlito Varvalhosa at MoMA, New York City.

“Sum of Days” by Brazilian artist Carlito Varvalhosa at MoMA, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with the 20mm f1.7 lens

Nature, Art and Liberty

Mark di Suvero’s sculpture “Figolu” on Governors Island with the Statue of Liberty in the background

Mark di Suvero’s sculpture “Figolu” on Governors Island with the Statue of Liberty in the background


Panasonic G3

Philosophers in Marble

An unknown philosopher (R) with Epikouros in the foreground (Roman, Imperial period) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

An unknown philosopher (R) with Epikouros in the foreground (Roman, Imperial period)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Walking Men 99

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.

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.


Canon G9.

Yippee…Spring is in the Air

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

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


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 and the m.Zuiko 9-14mm lens.

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Sleeping Boy (Terracotta, painted white) by Philippe-Laurent Roland (1746-1816) French (modeled in Rome), Ca. 1774. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sleeping Boy (Terracotta, painted white) by Philippe-Laurent Roland (1746-1816) French (modeled in Rome), Ca. 1774. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

A Torso

Marble Torso of a youth, Roma, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Copy or adaptation of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marble Torso of a youth, Roma, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Copy or adaptation of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Olympus Pen E-p2 combined with vintage manual focus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens

Reclining Figures

Lincoln Center has been renovated and my favorite Henry Moore statue “Reclining Figures” has been reinstalled.

Lincoln Center has been renovated and my favorite Henry Moore statue “Reclining Figures” has been reinstalled.


Olympus 35-RC rangefinder on Kodak Porta 400NC film.

Bottoms

Fluxus Wallpaper (c.1973) designed by George Maciunas (1931-1978). Images are stills from "Film Number 4 (Bottoms), 1966, by Yoko Ono.

Fluxus Wallpaper (c.1973) designed by George Maciunas (1931-1978). Images are stills from “Film Number 4 (Bottoms), 1966, by Yoko Ono.


The man with the hat was what I needed to make this art installation interesting.
Olympus Pen E-p2 and a Panasonic 17mm f1.7 lens.

The Art Lesson

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.

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.

An artful tea time

Tea-and-Coffe Service (1980) by Mario Bellini, Italian. Silver-plate, rose quartz, lapis lazuli. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

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.

Body Language #2

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus E-p2 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens

A Lady of Stone

East 80th Street, New York City.

East 80th Street, New York City.


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.

The Predator

The Large Coqui (2004) by Tom Otterness is waiting for an unsuspecting passer-by. West 57th Street.

The Large Coqui (2004) by Tom Otterness is waiting for an unsuspecting passer-by. West 57th Street.


Lumix LX3

Monster Art

Gabriel Orozco. Installation view of Mobile Matrix (2006) at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Graphite on gray whale skeleton.

Gabriel Orozco. Installation view of Mobile Matrix (2006) at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Graphite on gray whale skeleton.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 converted to BW

Trapped in Art

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.

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.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8 @1/40 sec., Fuji Superia 400

Art and Silhouettes

People watching detail of video installation "Mirage" by Joan Jonas; Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

People watching detail of video installation “Mirage” by Joan Jonas; Museum of Modern Art, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8 @1/40 sec., Fuji Superia 400

A gravity defying sculpture

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

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


Olympus Infinity AF-1, Zuiko 35mm f2.8, Kodak Gold 400 (expired 1994)