Art | Georgia O’Keeffe

I « met » Georgia O’Keeffe this summer at the Met of New York city. An experience similar, as striking as my discovery of Mark Rothko a few years ago.

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Above, Grey Line with Lavender and Yellow, oil on canvas, ca. 1923

O’Keeffe conjure up images of flower petals and human anatomy…

Above, Black abstraction, oil on canvas, 1927

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Black Iris, oil on canvas, 1926

Monumental flower painting, with enlarged petals forcing the viewer to observe the small details

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Black Place II, oil on canvas, 1944

« The Black Place » was the name O’Keeffe gave to one of her favorite painting sites in New Mexico, a place of desolate hills.

Ace Hotel NYC, a typographic journey

Ace Hotel NYC, 20 West 29th Street

In Midtown Manhattan the wholesalers slowly leave the place to trendy boutiques like Maison Kitsuné. In a couple of year Midtown Manhattan will be the next spot for the trendsetters. Ace choose the heart of this district to open one of their hotel where the history of a building meets design and arts.

At Ace NYC I like the use of (what it seems to be) Akzidenz-Grotesk font for the signings. I like the graphic design feeling that Roman & Williams, the firm which design the interiors, gave to this place.

It is all about typo.

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Condensed

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Extended (customized)

and…

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The entrance

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Serif fonts. Even with chalk handwriting a special attention is paid to typography…

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Above, on a desk what look like Trixie font

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Handwritings…

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United Colors

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Karolina succeed in dragging me in this afro party at Fix’n’Fiddle, one the best after work spots in New York. At 1 AM when we arrive the place was crowded and the music really loud.

This series of photos was an idea of Karolina, she needed them for a publication.

The bar was plunged into darkness, Karolina had never used a reflex camera before then and i never use flash with my old 5D camera, so the exercice was tricky but fun. The surprise was this explosion of metallic colors, blue, green and red, which give a good idea of the atmosphere of the party.

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All pictures Karolina Brock & Christian Poulot

 

New York inspires… Shake Shack !

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Chers lecteurs,
une heure de queue…

No mistake, it’s more a good place to eat a very good burger than a fashionable place to be.

Shake Shack start in 2004 then spread around the city. If you wanna test it when in NYC, be prepared, come with friends or a good book/iPad (internet is free in the square) because in Madison’s square it’s one hour queuing!

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People at work

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Nine


New York City, 9 on 57th street

After two days working with the french digital team of Louis Vuitton (and meet the US team) for the coverage of Yayoi Kusama various events in New-York City, it’s time to have a break.
It had been nine years that I had not come to Big Apple! Last two days it was all Carrie Bradshaw-like women on the Vth avenue! It’s now time to leave the pleasant Hotel Chambers and to move to SoHo. Let’s go downtown!