Thursday, February 23, 2012

70 Million By Hold Your Horses

- Sandro Botticelli, “The Birth of Venus” (1485-87) - Michelangelo’nun Sistine Chapel’inden, “The Creation of Adam” (1511) - Caravaggio, The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist (1608) - Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632) - Diego Velázquez, Las Meninas (1656) - Johannes Vermeer, Girl with A Pearl Earring (1665) - Jacques-Louis David, Death of Marat (1793) - Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa (1818-1819) - Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People (1830)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Gary Carter (1954 - 2012)

Gary Carter waving to the Shea Stadium crowd on Sept. 28, 1989, his last home game as a member of the Mets. Carter died on February 16 after a battle with brain cancer, which had been diagnosed in May 2011.  Photo: AP.  Article: LA TIMES.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sexy Pin-Up Chess Calendar

Yes, it's finally here: The Pin-Up Chess Calendar for the sexy but nerdy geek in your life (male or female) who believes in sacrifices, queen-side castling and double checks.

Talk about hot dates with moves: These babes will give your pawns someplace to go when the middle game starts and the endgame is forming.

Designed by Paris-based artist, photographer and chess lover Leslie McAllister, the calendar is available on LULU.

Check (mate) it out: Pin-Up Chess Calendar.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Have We Met Before?

Yishay Garbasz, Eat Me Damien, 2010. Two surgically removed human testicles, formaldehyde solution, 2x2x1 inches each.  (At first I thought this was some kind of Valentine's Day exhibition). (Second thought: This is a love poem to Damien Hirst).

Opening at The Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC, NY on February 18, 2012.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Artist Peter Schuyff is the genius behind the blues and country duo, The Woodwards.

The group will play Berlin on February 15 and 16 at Tausend and O.T. Projektraum. 

Schuyff's partner, the talented Stevie Guy will sing a couple of dozen original songs that pierce the heart and stir the brain.

For more info, tracks and a bit about the group see: The Woodwards