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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Before Load In. This is looking from 42nd St. to 43rd St. in Midtown Manhattan. It is a through Block between 4 Times Square and One Bryant Park. It is called Anita's Way. Named for the founder of Chashama, the non profit I am helping on this trip. Times Square is one 1/2 block to you your left, and Bryant Park 1/2 block to your right. The day has four components:
1. Anita Durst (founder of Chashama) ringing the NASDAQ closing bell to celebrate the organization
2. Chashama fundraising gala for 400
3. Kick-off of Art Takes Times Square in Times Square
4. Afterparty for 800
Early Morning set up
The Event was created by the Chashama organization, Designed by Christopher Trujillo with Production provided by Danzell. I assisted Christopher Trujillo's efforts.
I draped, taped, arranged, flew, constructed, styled & schleped.
( Road kill) taxidermy and mannequins arrive at Gala Site
Anita Durst during Nasdaq closing bell ceremony rehearsel.
NOTE: All Nasdaq event photographs:
© 2012, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Art Takes Times Square Kick Off
Everyone that participated (thousands) appeared for moments that night-
it was fun to see art from around the world
Gala morphing in to Afterparty
Bumping in to Doris Laughton & Martin Smith at the afterparty.
Long day, but it had some wonderful moments.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
I had a little break this morning, so I headed to the Metropolitan Museum. I can wander forever there and still find new treasures and views. Here are some selections from the visit this morning.
Lovely parabolic of stainless steel tiles
Detail from a Gustave Moureau
The Cloud scupture on the roof - waiting time was 2 hours, so I didn't climb around
These Columns in the the American Wing are georgeous
Is that a Mermaid floating through the Manhattan Sky or
a wonderful reflection in the Bergdorf-Goodman Window?