Jesus, 2002. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm). Collection Nancy and Robert Magoon.
We stopped by the New Museum’s latest show, “George Condo: Mental States,” yesterday. The exhibit, which opens today, is the first major American survey of Condo’s work, comprised of over 80 paintings and sculptures created throughout the last thirty years. It takes up the third and fourth floor of the museum and is definitely worth going to see.
Clearly, Condo has officially crossed over in to the “main stream.” There were a lot of questions about Kanye West (Condo was commissioned to make five paintings for the cover of Kanye West’s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy) and everyone wanted to know if P. Diddy and Beyonce would be coming to the opening night party.
Essex Street near Canal. Photo by Bridget Bosworth.
Thanks to L.E.S. resident Bridget Bosworth for this update on the crowd-pleasing snowman in front of the fruit stand at Essex and Canal. He just keeps growing! You’ll want to have your umbrella with you today – it will be cloudy, with a wintry mix of rain and snow beginning early this afternoon. Look for a high of 37℉ with similar temps tomorrow; we should see some sun tomorrow afternoon.
The City Planning Commission holds a public hearing on the proposed Chinatown Business Improvement District this morning and we’ll check in on the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. Board meeting.