Sunday, August 31, 2008

Art (Galleries Finally Get Back to) Work

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

Gary Winogrand: The Sixties Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco

Alexey Kallima: Chechnya Women's Team of Parachute Jumping and its Virtual Fans Lehmann Maupin New York

Joel Sternfeld: Oxbow Archive Luhring Augustine New York

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bad(minton) Behavior

We East Coasters think we're so fancy with our mixology bars, but in Minnesota, they require quite a bit more than natural ingredients and a stool to get properly tossed. Thirty two of them decided that "more" = custom tennis whites, an official crest, a very nice lawn and a few shuttlecocks. You can read a bit more about the Minneapolis Badminton Club's first annual Invitational Mixed-Doubles Championship here. My grade-schoolmate Johnny Whitaker and his adorable wife Heidi took home the Freeman Cup. Heading to the U.S. Open tonight. We'll see if Roddick can match this performance.




(Two token brunettes take in the action)

Perilous, Frustrating Day Trippin'

Godard, Week-End, 1967

or THIS!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Day Trippin' Loot

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.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Day Trippin: Yale





A hint regarding the MFA photography program for someone? Hum.



Caption unnecessary...





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.

(All photos not of Porter, by Porter)

Day Trippin: Bard College

Manor Dormitory, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (Porter's alma mater).



Stone Row Dormitories


Manor Dormitory, Jil Sander flats

A step up from the cupboard under the stairs... (Potter Dormitory, Stone Row)

Blithewood Garden


Porter, reenacting Edward Gorey's opening credits to Mystery! (Editorial Note: Inspector Lynley series VI starts tonight!)
 
Blithewood Mansion

Manor Dormitory

Day Trippin: Dutchess County Fair

Socks + taters (by Porter Hovey), Dutchess County Fair.




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).

Day Trippin: North Fork + Shelter Island



Triangle Sea Sales, Greenport, NY


About 20 feet from the ferry dock, Shelter Island, NY

Reddings, Shelter Island, NY