Holiday Lights

The weekend was spent testing recipes, baking, and addressing holiday cards. But as the evening set I put all tasks on the back burner in order to relax. In keeping with the festive spirit I began viewing photographs of Christmas’ past.

The photo on the left is in the foyer at the InterContinental Paris and the second is a foggy morning at the Reston Town Center.

Stay festive,


The Basquiat exhibit at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil includes 80 of the artist’s works from the private collection of José Mugrabi. The exhibition includes paintings, collages, sketches and ceramic plates.

Jean-Michel Basquiat  {1960-1988} was born and raised in Brooklyn, and was strongly influenced by the pulse of New York City in the 1970’s and 1980’s. An African-American painter, sculptor and draughtsman who utilized imagery and symbolism from African, Aztec, Greek and Roman cultures, as well as incorporating influences from his Puerto Rican and Haitian heritage. His bicultural focus included graffiti art, cartoons along with street imagery. Basquiat met Andy Warhol in 1983, they became close friends as well as collaborators on several pieces.

1982 Coelho vermelho {Red Rabbit}, Acrylic and oil-stick on canvas
1983 Flash em Napoles {Flash in Naples} Acrylic and oil-stick on canvas
1982 Quatro Grandes {Four Big}, Acrylic and collage on canvas
1983 Nu reclinado {Reclining Nude, Crayon on paper
Jean-Michel Basquiat + Andy Warhol 1985 Ovos {Eggs}, Acrylic on canvas
Jean-Michel Basquiat + Andy Warhol 1984, Sem titulo {Dois caes} {Untitled- Two Dogs}, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro
Rua Primeiro de Março, 66 – CentroCEP: 20010-000 / Rio de Janeiro (RJ)(21) 3808-2020