Sorry I have been M.I.A from COS for a few days. I’ve been busy having a blast in New York; my first vacation in too long of a time. Halloween is always wild in New York, and while we did experience the craziness of it, we opted to see The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theater – starring the superb Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto, and directed exquisitely by John Tiffanny. It was amazing! I highly recommend it.
Next time you’re in New York (or if you are lucky enough to live there), Balthus’ Cats and Girls—Paintings and Provocations is a definite must see. The exhibition is limited to thirty-five paintings dating from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Never before shown in public will be the series of forty small ink drawings for Mitsou, in which the eleven-year-old Balthus evoked his adventures with a stray tomcat and which were published by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke in 1921. This is the first exhibition of the artist’s works in this country in thirty years, don’t miss it!!
“This choice selection of works proves that Balthus never forgot what he had discovered as an 11-year-old: How despair and momentary pleasures could be enlarged into material for art.”—Wall Street Journal
First group of photos – from left to right: 1 -3 Halloween in New York, 4 – My Old Apartment in New York, 5&6 Halloween in New York.
Second group of photos- from left to right: 2 Balthus works, outside The Met, an honest-to-goodness book store on Madison Ave.