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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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Odd-Mod at the Whitney

Thanks to my good friend, Barbara, we were able to  see the Whitney museum’s exhibit for the “Whitney Biennial 2017”. It is a vast exhibit which would take several visits to do it justice. In our case, we spent valuable time having a leisurely lunch on the Whitney’s top balcony in between art-gazing. Modern art seems to me to be taking a new direction; it is getting away from geometrical shapes and minimalist placement of objects at strange angles and trending towards complicated tangles of stuff which the layman’s’ mind’s eye has to work hard in order to  unravel. Click on the picture for detail :

start unravelling . . .


. . . . .


. . .where does it begin? . . .


. . . tiled closet . . .


.  . .  display shelves . . .


. . . a right tangle, this . . .


. . . . . .


back to strategic placement . . .


 . . . anatomical . . .


. . . . .


Multi-mirrored view down to the first floor . . .


tangle of figures and electronic screen on a turn-table. . . .






One Response

  1. Hi Ben… glad you sent the preview, the first one looks as if the dog vomit on its self. The others “Art?”. No thanks… Actually they look kinda weirdly. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Nereida your friend

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