Yesterday, I had a Tribeca jaunt with the ultimate
"seriously supreme accessorator"
Starting with lunch at the delicious new restaurant ....
"a modern Jewish America bistro,"
with the best matzoh ball soup & hot dogs in town,
from foodies Zach Kutsher, Alan Wilzig, Jeffrey Chodrow,
& Richard Kirshenbaum!!!!
Next was a visit to the stunning & stylish installation
at the historic New York Mercantile Exchange!!!!
This spectacular exhibition, a joint venture between
was conceived & curated
by world renown architect, designer, & artist
"Le Cabinet de Curiosités" is presented in a series of
Second Empire rooms created by 18th century boiserie &
objects d'art shipped from Paris by Steinitz.
This unique installation of art, design, & antiquties
features sculptures & collages from
Spanish artist Manolo Valdés,
hyperrealist trompe l'oeil paintings by
Chilean painter Claudio Bravo,
and Despont's assemblage sculptures & paintings.
Reminiscent of Deyrolle's chic Paris taxidermy store &
Axel Vervoordt's Palazzo Fortuny exhibition
during the Venice Biennale .....
this installation is extraordinary & must not be missed!!!!
And it's been extended thru February!!!!