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?


See Egg, Love Egg

EGG begins playing in theaters this FRIDAY! 1/18

My friend RISA MICKENBERG wrote it, I saw it and it’s great. You should see it too.

EGG is a dark comedy that explores the duplicities of marriage and parenthood: why we revere it, fear it, delegate it, or forgo it.

Starring Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Alysia Reiner, (Orange Is The New Black), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire) and David Alan Basche (The Good Wife).
Written by Risa Mickenberg. Directed by Marianna Palka. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Distributed by Gravitas Ventures.

Great article in The Washington Post

100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

EGG THEATRICAL SCHEDULE
1/18 New York The Roxy Cinema at the Tribeca Hotel #2 6th Avenue NYC Starts 1/18 for 1 week (click to purchase now!)
1/18 Los Angeles at Universal Los Angeles, Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City CA 91608 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
(Tickets will be on sale in L.A. and in all below AMC theaters by Wed 1/16 pm)
1/18 San Francisco, AMC Deer Valley 16, 4204 Lone Tree Way, Antioch CA 94531 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Denver, AMC Westminster Promenade 24, 10655 Westminster Blvd, Westminster CO 80020 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Orlando, Barnstorm Theater, 2733 Brownwood Blvd, The Villages FL 32163 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Cleveland, Tower City Cinemas, 230 W Huron Rd #7256, Cleveland OH 44113 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Atlanta Southlake Pavilion 7065 Mount Zion Cir Morrow 24 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Boston Liberty Tree Mall 20 100 Independence Way Danvers, MA Starts 1/18 1 week
1/25/19 Chicago Emagine Frankfort 19965 South LaGrange Road Frankfort Starts 1/25 for 1 week
1/25 Detroit Emagine Royal Oak 200 N Main Street Royal Oak MI Starts 1/25 for 1 week
1/23 Southbury CT, Riverview Cinemas 1 night
1/18 Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LaCenterra 2707 Commercial Center Blvd Katy TX 1/18 for 1 night
2/13 Lubbock TX Alamo Drafthouse 120 West Loop 289 2/13 1 night

Mel Odom – Gorgeous at Daniel Cooney Fine Art – Via Text by Christie Minstrel

Chrystie Minstrel/H:
File Transfer:

Chrystie Minstre/H:
Mel Odom opening tonight at Daniel Cooney
Billy Beyond:
Oh wow. Thank you. I didnt know.
Chrystie Minstre/H:
Think i may go at later end : 7 or 7:30
Billy Beyond:
Ok. I am meeting ⧓⧓⧓⧓ ⧓⧓⧓⧓⧓ for dinner. Maybe done by then

photo CHRISTY MINSTREL
photo CHRISTY MINSTREL

Christy Minstrel/H:
Crazy accidental Mel O. Remix 😳!
Billy Beyond:
Pure blog. A+
This will keep me busy tonight. Thank you.

photo – BILLY BEYOND

Billy Beyond:
And BTW –
Christy Minstrel/H:
For cheeks and chins?
Billy Beyond
No, top secret – For M. – haha
You remember Jesus’ mother as a sculpture
For chin and ears
Christy Minstrel/H:
M!
Billy Beyond
So stoops – bad timely reading
Ok – ttyl – typing time. I have 2 blog this

Billy Beyond:
Im back. Was my makeup a natural color tonight? I couldn’t see it.
Christy Minstrel/H:
Unspookable ™️
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The Blonde Ambition Tour
Billy Beyond:
TY. Its a new one.#notgettingover. #itswhatsunderneaththatswrong

wait…….LMAO
YAAAAASSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
CORRECT
RECLINING!!!!
“The camera captures a more relaxed Madame”
Back to typing.
Christie Minstrel/H:
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Billy Beyond:
Stop it!!!!!
Urgent 2 blog
Christie MinstrelH:
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Billy Beyond:
Im having a heart attack but i can still type on my phone!! (pain down left arm – still typing) Ma-dam-a? Modame – yes.
This chat is BLOG
Identities concealed
Christie Minstrel/H:
We have a lot to cover tonight
Billy Beyond:
I can schedule the posting. Write tonight. Sleep til Saturday
8:15am posts.
Christie Minstrel/H:
Is that optimal blog posting time?
Billy Beyond:
Says somebody. I was told the entire design floor at Ralph Lauren reads. Doubt it
I also do “my mornings” – noon to 2PM
And any evening before 2AM
Plus – not at all

Roger Sanchez Presents Secret Weapons – There It Iz

This track makes me crazy…still. What was this, 1994? That was the golden arc of house music in New York. Thank you Jesus for putting me on the dancefloor through those times. I started listening tothis track again last week and well, it’s still playing. I’m not finished listening to it yet. The arrangement is the thing. It’s like it comes in backwards, then doesn’t arrive but then all of the sudden…THERE IT IZ, Y’ALL ! I think I’ll play it again while I’m writing this.

Roger Sanchez is just…I mean…the King of House Music? At the very least.

I never realized until very recently that in fact I have been in love with him for about thirty years. It’s a difficult situation since we have never met.

🎧 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 🎧

Hot Shop Op

David Yarritu’s  Oh You Pretty Things!

December 20–23, 2018. Noon to 7PM daily.
22 East 17th St. Room 925
 
Jack Pierson’s Remnants: an installation and sale of ’90s test prints, boxes of slivers and more. $100-300 each.
Cash, Venmo, and PayPal only. No online sales. 

The artist will be present on Thursday, December 20th, 5PM-7PM, Friday, December 21st, 4PM-6PM, and Saturday, December 22nd, 4PM-6PM. 

David Yarritu’s Oh! You Pretty Things returns to Gordon Robichaux for a second year as an installation-happening-hang-out-last-minute-Christmas-bazaar-tag-sale-event. 
Cash, Venmo, and PayPal only.

The 2018 Holiday Windows Report Has Begun!

This year, we are dedicating our coverage of the 2018 holiday windows in New York City and the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area to Cheryl Mackenzie. Do you know Cheryl? She probably knows you. I haven’t seen Cheryl in quite a while but I hope to see her everyday. Nothing so far. Cheryl? – these windows are for you, babe. Happy Holidays to you and to all of our friends who’s names do not appear on their driver’s licenses.

Let the coverage begin!


A SAD START – Christy Minstrel reports some very sad news to us tonight from the East side of Lexington Avenue and 59th St. regarding one of the Greater Metropolitan Area’s most renown annual displays. And now, the deeply troubling report…


This eew inspiring window display could do with an apology to pedestrians. This Boo-mingdales’ window silently screams, “I used glue!” and looks like nail polish smells.  What happened to concepts? Too hard to grasp? Then even an idea would have done more than more is more because in fact, more is more is a bore, especially when we are at war! The Wishnik hairdo and bedazzled ladder are not worthy of comment so don’t go looking for one because you’re not going to find a comment on the Wishnik hairdo and bedazzled ladder anywhere in this post. Save yourself some time and just stop reading this right now because this post is OVAH!


Trust the British on this one.

The Practical Side Of Poodleology

If you’re like most people, you are probably asking yourself, “What can Poodleology do for me in my everyday life? Sure, it may help me at the hairdresser’s or when I’m choosing a greeting card, but how can Poodleology be applied in my day to day life?”

As a long time Poodleologist, let me start by saying that it’s pretty obvious your life sounds like a boring and sad routine repeating over and over in an endless cycle of meaningless days. Greeting cards? – ummmm that’s really thoughtful (yawn.) 

Here’s an example of Practical Poodleology in action.

Recently I was doing a little re-re-re-decorating and hanging a borrowed painting was the task du jour. I wanted this painting to be hung perfectly straight and invisibly from a slanted beam in my ceiling. As everybody who has ever worked in display will tell you, the only answer was a plumb line. Now, where did I put that old plumb line? After a three second search I realized I was going to have to improvise. I had a good string and I had a poodle. Those would do it. Easy now boring person, it wasn’t a real poodle, it was an old birthday present in the form of a poodle shaped silver charm that had a nice weight to it… from Tiffany’s actually. After establishing plumb the job was a breeze and the painting was invisibly suspended exactly where it wanted to be. That little poodle worked like a charm. Poodleology in action.

Now if I could just find that bottle of Tarnex…