The trek out to Randall’s Island will nearly kill you, but you’ll survive and then ooh and ah at the contemporary, interactive and often eccentric art. And with great weather and tons of food options, you might even want to stick around for a while.
Ever since I moved to New York, I always walked by this building wondering what went on within. I imagined lavish parties and eccentric artists as I’m sure most people have done. But the story only partially came out last year when the building’s former-owner, Jay Meisel, sold it. We’ll never know about the photographer’s lifestyle, but its new owner, Aby Rosen, plans to develop the hell out of it. And before the former bank is chopped up neatly and rented out, Rosen is co-hosting an art show with Vito Schnabel that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. This Saturday from 5-7PM, catch a glimpse inside for the first time since 1966.
If you’re like me, you’ve walked by 190 Bowery hundreds of times and wonder who or what goes on inside. Now they’re cleaning it up and tearing down the street art. Photographer Jay Maisel bought the Gilded Age former bank building for $102 000 and sold it recently for $55 million.
Twenty years and eight albums capture Iceland’s most famous export through costumes, sounds, objects, films and visuals. Starting March 8, MoMa shows off some of the best and also a new sound and video installation specially commissioned for the museum. If that’s not enough, she’s playing shows all month long and later this summer at Governor’s Ball.