The Lower East Side and the New, New Museum...
Well.. NYC is only just a few days away from the Dawn of a New Era in Contemporary Art.. And NO..we don't mean the pending fall in contemporary art prices! Actually a Contemporary sale went very well last night at Christies... surprise ..surprise... the art sky isn't falling... YET!!!
We're talking about a significant shift of the NYC contemporary art world energy from
the over hyped Chelsea to the fun Lower East Side. Yes..!! get your NYC maps out, my little MAO-Ettes.. and familiarize yourself with Orchard, Ludlow, Rivington, Bowery and Stanton streets....Cause you'll be prowling these streets all too soon looking for that next contemporary art gallery treasure! Actually you can't believe how many new lemmings galleries and fun restaurants are opening up on the lower east side.
We at MAO were lucky enough to take a 6 person, full building tour of the New home of the New Museum Of Contemporary Art...
actually we got a personalized hour tour by none other than Lisa Phillips their head honcho herself!
This new building does not disappoint..
from the first moment you step inside.. it's sheer modern elegance..
We predict this building will become the new standard by which all contemporary museums will be measured against.
It shimmers inside and out.. with amazing light. A large but intimate space..
It's new gallery floors literally float, and the buildings innovative exterior skin will sure to be the discussion of everyone who walks by.
Also... there's a very impressive New Museum benefit auction taking place at Phillips tomorrow night with many
must haves exceptional items generously donated by some of the super stars of the art world.
The auction includes amazing works by Jasper, Cindy, Jack, Vik, Richard, etc, and a totally
horny funny can of Frank and Beans by Tim and Sue!!
So get those checkbooks out rich MAO readers!!
(Photo #1 & #2..by MAO.. one taken before and one after our hard hat
ego boosting director's tour... )