Last week a group of us from the Spencer Museum of Art were in New York City for Print Week (the photographer, me, is not pictured).
In addition to the IFPDA print fair, I spent time in Chelsea, touching base at Printed Matter, Eyebeam, and several galleries.
I was happy to see that Bitforms included a bicycle in Michel de Broin's installation - it is a bicycle with an exhaust pipe that burps out smoke and comments on the irony of smoking while bicycling (vintage Tour de France videos come to mind).
Two of us had a high altitude meeting with a colleague known for his provocative publications to discuss our Art*Research*Collaboration initiative.
In addition to visits to the New Museum and other well-known art venues I noticed several smaller galleries.
There was time to consider the history of collecting…
and I was able to extend my research into the fascinating story of people and and their connections to plants.
subway, Astor Place