We’ve got a slice of pepperoni pizza with an eyeball in the middle, and a popsicle with a grin … two examples of anthropomorphic food as street art. The pizza was seen in Manhattan, and the popsicle was seen in Brooklyn. It makes me a little hungry.
As I got out of my car this morning, I noticed a bright white spot on the back of my otherwise clean car, and sure enough, a close look revealed it to be bird poop. But a close look also revealed the reflection of trees and a basketball hoop, with the bird poop almost resembling […]
I was fascinated to learn that former NBA basketball player Chris Webber has a significant and important collection of African-American documents, books, photos, and more. His collection includes a first edition book of Phillis Wheatley’s “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral,” published in 1773. The collection also contains a program autographed by Dr. Martin […]
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that there have been numerous occasions over the years where I tend to see interesting things on the slate sidewalks in Glen Ridge, NJ. Even though I’m often walking the exact same path (down Ridgewood Avenue), either while walking my dogs or on my way […]
I was driving to the office this morning and saw a very sporty Range Rover – I’m not sure what model it was, maybe a Velar – and my first impression was, “doesn’t that kind of look like a Star Wars stormtrooper?” What do you think? Do you see any resemblance?
The official presidential portraits of Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC yesterday. President Obama’s portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle Obama’s portrait was painted by Amy Sherald. Not only are the Obamas the first African-American presidential couple, but Wiley and […]
The other day I was walking home from an errand and noticed two planes leaving white trails in the sky … except one was going at a nearly-perfect 90 degree angle through the other one. It’s easy enough to say “what’s the big, who cares?” but on the flip side, I’m still curious why someone […]
I’ve seen this bumper sticker a few times, and have always liked what I perceived to be the meaning: the idea that if you look closely around you here on planet earth, you’ll find plenty of art. It’s kind of the mindset that I have with The Arts Adventurer, which aims to explore and find […]
As I start my Sunday morning, I thought back to this graffiti I saw in New Orleans a few weeks ago, on Montegut Street between Chartres and Royal Streets: one person spray-painted the words “today’s mantra is … create” and someone else came along and added “cool stuff!” Sounds like a good idea to me!
On a recent visit to NYC, I saw two instances of former Presidents showing their current-day style … or rather, the fashion that two particular artists envision for these Presidents. At left, we have George Washington looking cool with his jean jacket, a painting by Jac Lahav on view at 326 Gallery on 7th Avenue. […]