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Highlights of Three as Four at The Guggenheim 2019

In case you haven’t heard by now, they are all the way back. The show was inspiring plus everything else a show should be.

Connie Flemming returns to the runways of New York. Elevens across the board.
The casting of the show was by Barbara Pfister. It was timely, inspiring and totally correct. I thought it was extremely better than great, whatever that is because whatever it was it was OVAHNESS (cluck.)

Styling by Victoria Bartlett. She knows tights. She turned it. TOTES

You may wear purple.

Forward florals for the future.

And then there is MAXIMA CORTINA…

A captivatingly classic face, that’s one hell of a bleedin’ boat race.

Make up by Frankie Boyd – also CORRECT. Maxima, let the stalking begin!

Unitard Retruns to Joe’s Pub

NEW SHOW!
Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku are back with their wildly twisted take on everything annoying, amusing and artisanal. It’s a comic cocktail for your psyche. 

“Don’t miss this! Incredibly vicious and relentlessly hilarious.”- Time Out New York 
“Critics Pick” – The New Yorker
“Highbrow/Lowbrow Brilliant” – New York Magazine

Tickets $20 at Joe’s Pub (photo Aaron Cobbett)

A New Chelsea Gallery Is Having a Group Show

Just when you thought all the good galleries had crossed water to make room for Roasteries and even more luxury rental towers, a new Chelsea gallery has sprung up around the corner and is currently showing some nerw art by several artists who I suspect do not live in the area.

Keeping track of gallery hours can be a headache but this gallery has a unique approach to that because they are never open. They are always closed, padlocked in fact. No worries for the art lover though because all the art is easily viewed from the sidewalk right in front! A clever idea and a little perk for the line of commuters who line up daily in front of it, waiting for their bus to…um…actually I have no idea where that bus goes but there seem to be hell of a lot of people taking it everyday to “somewhere.”

Anyhoozle, as they never say in the art world, here are few highlights of the show…

Black/Pink – not the Korean pop group – from GHOST.

GRAFFITTI’S exploding purple bomb.

Werds, werds and more werds. You’ll write a rope of words and strangle this business! – sorry but sometimes ( like all the time ) I need to quote Norma Desmond. Nevermind.
It’s a very well lit and spacious gallery. I’m not sure who did the installation on the floor, but it’s GEEEEEENIUS.

Stop by and check it out of you are in the neighborhood. No address is posted ( on the chain link fence “piece” across the front – which is totally also geeeeenius – but you can find it right around the corner from the new KGB Museum on 14th St and diagonally across the intersection from the new Museum of Illusions and for any old time locals, it’s next door to the check cashing place on 8th an 15th. A note for visiting tourists; The gallery is Google Headquarters adjacent so after your selfie with the sign, turn around and have a look. Enjoy your visit to NEW YORK CITY – The artistless city of art!

#werds

#GHOST

#Graffiti’s

UPDATE: Pop up installation in front of the gallery tonight! Anybody know the artist of this piece?


Cancer Schmancer!

Fran Drescher’s anti-cancer organization is not breaking news but nonetheless it is interesting, relevant and important for your health.

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE

Besides admitting to being a little behind in many ways, I also admit to taking advantage of every chance I have to post something about Fran Drescher. J’love Fran Drescher, and now she can help us all to avoid cancer in the fyoochah!

Thanks Fran!

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Government Shutdown Allows Shitheads to Destroy Precious Joshua Trees

With most of the park’s rangers furloughed, vandals and inconsiderate guests ran amok. A small number of the park’s namesake trees were outright destroyed. Replacing them may take centuries, according to conservationists.CreditCreditJae C. Hong/Associated Press

By Liam Stack

The partial government shutdown ended last week after 35 days, but conservationists have warned that its impact may be felt for hundreds of years in at least one part of the country: Joshua Tree National Park.

The Southern California park, which is larger than Rhode Island and famed for its dramatic rock formations and the spiky-leafed Joshua trees from which it takes it name, had only a skeleton crew of workers during the shutdown.

With most of its park rangers furloughed, vandals and inconsiderate guests ran amok. Gates and posts were toppled, new roads carved through the desert by unauthorized off-road drivers, and a small number of the park’s thousands of Joshua trees were outright destroyed, conservationists said.

Pictures posted to social media showed trees that were chopped down or that appeared to have been driven over by cars. The sensitive ecosystem of desert and craggy rock formations that surrounds them was littered with garbage and other telltale signs of illegal camping.

Most visitors to the park were well-behaved, said John Lauretig, a former park ranger who now runs Friends of Joshua Tree, a nonprofit group that organized a small army of volunteers to help clean the park during the shutdown.

“It was just a few vandals or people acting out of ignorance that caused these problems,” he said, reflecting on the broken trees. “Hopefully it’s not malice. Maybe they just didn’t see them.”You have 4 free articles remaining.Subscribe to The Times

The volunteer cleanup crew, which numbered about 100 people, cleaned bathrooms and repaired broken gates and fences. But, unlike those tasks, replanting and growing the park’s namesake Dr. Seussian trees takes a very long time.

A spotlight on the people reshaping our politics. A conversation with voters across the country. And a guiding hand through the endless news cycle, telling you what you really need to know.Campgrounds at Joshua Tree National Park were blocked off after the federal government’s partial shutdown forced many park rangers to stay home.

Campgrounds at Joshua Tree National Park were blocked off after the federal government’s partial shutdown forced many park rangers to stay home.

“Because these trees are so big and they grow so slowly, it can take hundreds of years for a tree to mature,” Mr. Lauretig said. “We say they grow an inch a year, and in a wet year it might grow five inches or a foot but in a dry year it might not grow at all.”

At a rally on Saturday near the park, Curt Sauer, the former park superintendent who retired in 2010, agreed.

“What’s happened to our park in the last 34 days is irreparable for the next 200 to 300 years,” he told the crowd, according to The Desert Sun, a local newspaper. Mr. Sauer did not respond to messages seeking comment, nor did David Smith, the park’s current superintendent.

An online guide to Joshua trees published by the National Park Service identified them by the scientific name Yucca brevifolia, a form of yucca plant that is a member of the Agave family.

That taxonomy means it can be tricky to determine their age or to estimate the length of time it might take to a replace a destroyed specimen, Mr. Lauretig said.

“They’re yucca plants, so they don’t grow with rings, like a tree, so you can’t count their age that way,” Mr. Lauretig said. “All we can do is make estimates.”

According to the park-service guide, the plants — which it says are valued for their “grotesque appearance” — tend to grow at a rate of one-half inch to three inches per year, so conservationists often use a Joshua tree’s height to guess its age.

That’s a not-insignificant margin of error, though, caused in part by the erratic nature of the tree’s growth: Young ones can grow quickly for the first five years of their lives, only to slow down or pause for the next several years, the park said.

In short, there are a lot of unknowns. Especially when the trees get to be tall.

“The tallest Joshua tree in the park looms a whopping 40 feet high, a grand presence in the Queen Valley forest,” the park said. “Some researchers think an average life span for a Joshua tree is about 150 years, but some of our largest trees may be much older than that.”

PLEASE RE-POST

Please post these pics wherever you can. Let’s call a turd a turd. This kid is doing exactly what shit-head asshole bullies have been doing since they were doing it to me in High School and well before that. To call this anything but blatant bullying is lie. I hope to meet this useless piece oh shit one day – I have a lot of things saved up for him.

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter – wherever – Please let’s call this worthless rotten kid exactly what he is. After that, we can talk about forgiveness….LOL (SMILE)

Hey, Melania – WHERE ARE YOU? I thought bullying was your thing? REMEMBER? Did anybody translate this for her? Is this shithead really “Being Best?” – or whatever you called it???