my, what a large david you are

“David (inspired by Michelangelo)” by artist Serkan Ozkaya is a double-sized replica of the famous statue “David” by Michelangelo. Tuesday night I went down to Storefront for Art and Architecture on Kenmare Street because they were hosting a lecture about the nature of the double and the statue. I had been at a lecture earlier that evening by Srdjan Weiss that was held uptown, so by the time I got down to Storefront the place was packed and I didn’t stay long. Then again, given how small that space actually is, it’s always packed so I don’t know what I was expecting.


“David (inspired by Michelangelo)” was hanging out on a trailer in front of Storefront. Quite a shocking thing to see on a Manhattan street. I mean, it’s a gigantic 30-foot-tall statue that’s golden, horizontal, and on a freakin’ trailer. I knew it was going to be there and I was still taken aback by the sheer size and out-of-placedness of it. Ah, yet another quiet night in the city, eh? Anyway, it’s headed to a museum in Kentucky called 21c Museum, so goodbye, David, it was fun to see you!

random fun in this town

One of the reasons why I love New York so much is just the random amount of stuff that is going on … all the time. So this past evening I went with some friends to Storefront, which is a gallery of sorts that often has architecture lectures. But right now it’s an exhibit of sorts called Urban Songline, where the entire space is strung up and there are microphones near some of the lines so you can hear the twangs as people move through it. Random. But fun. I like it when art is fun.