Spencer Tunick Hales Gallery London
Anthony Goicolea Haunch of Venison London
Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
Vik Muniz: Verso Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York
Alessandra Sanguinetti: The Life that Came Yossi Milo Gallery New York
Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York
A true measure of a successful vacation: quality loot. Before heading up to New Haven, we stopped in Greenwich, hoping for some wildly chic, albeit overpriced shops (akin to the ones in Sag Harbor) and a couple Bloody Marys. We got a long strip mall with overzealous pith helmet-wearing traffic cops who were both snippy and confusing (hands flailed wildly in all directions, the mouths shouted furiously if one disobeyed the "signals"). All that and not a decent brunch joint for miles. So, we drove around looking at all the old mansions with new 10,000 square foot additions (or their stone fences) and came across a great estate sale. The woman who owned the house obviously liked to return home from her trips laden with loot as well. There, we picked up a few (likely stolen) ashtrays from Europe's grand hotels, a set of mint julep cups, great rubber boots, a set of crystal cocktail glasses and a dress that would look perfect on Carol Channing -- all for $50. Greenwich's honor, restored! The chart above (which took loads of effort to create!) outlines some other great finds from our other destinations.
A hint regarding the MFA photography program for someone? Hum.
Justice! (Yale Law)
Me, swaddled in my new Brown University (better colors for the pink skin) J. Press scarf and my double vented cashmere Burberry jacket, sweating wildly.
Manor Dormitory, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (Porter's alma mater).
Stone Row Dormitories
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (by Frank Gehry)
Manor Dormitory, Jil Sander flats
A step up from the cupboard under the stairs... (Potter Dormitory, Stone Row)
Porter, reenacting Edward Gorey's opening credits to Mystery! (Editorial Note: Inspector Lynley series VI starts tonight!)
Despite our born in Nebraska/bred in Kansas status, this was eye opening, to say the least. That vein! (Also of concern, the earless/tail-less goats! Why in the world. They looked like rejected, butchered greyhounds...much too unappealing to show here...UPDATE: These are LaMancha goats and they're actually bred that way and kept out of all children's books because of it).