A Few Favorites

by Kathleen

IMG_2871{My front row seat to the best fashion at DKNY; jacquard knit top and skirt is form fitting and perfect in holiday green and white}

It’s November and the clock is ticking off the hours towards Thanksgiving, and before you know it a lavish dinner will have been served and you will be frantically searching for leftovers, not to mention trying build in time to visit a few galleries or museums, instead of shopping during “black Friday”. Time where does it go? It is also imperative to find the right outfits to wear when invited to those holiday soirées. Last weekend I was invited to a DKNY fashion show at the Tyson’s Bloomindales and the fabrics of the clothing that came down the runway were absolutely luxurious.

Listed are a few favorites I would like to experience or do a bit of research on before the start of the New Year!

ModiglianiAmedeo Modigliani’s “Nu Couché” {1917-18}

I enjoyed studying art from the early 20th century while in college and Modigliani was always a favorite. His painting “Nu Couché “sold this week at Christie’s for $170.4 million to a former taxi driver turned billionaire Liu Yiqian and his art collector wife Wang Wei. They have two private galleries in Shanghai that I must research so, the next time I am their bustling city, I hope to gain an invitation to see this magnificent expressionistic painting.

Stella{Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967. Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas. 120 × 240 in. (304.8 × 609.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; gift, Mr. Irving Blum, 1982. © 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York}

I may take the “red eye” or train to New York to check out this exhibition Frank Stella: A Retrospective {Oct30, 2015- Feb, 7 2016} at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

K