Thursday, May 23, 2019

Holy Ground



"My love for New York is very, very deep. Because of the theater it has been my mecca since early childhood. Every film, every photograph spoke of the promise of a new life, worth dreaming of… It is holy ground for me."
Val Kilmer, Woodward Gallery


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Gigantism



"All in all, New York represents the most extreme case of grotesque gigantism until now achieved by mankind. It suits me just fine.”
Max Beckmann, Max Beckmann in New York

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

American Ambitions

The Beresford

"Until you have lived in New York, you haven't lived. The city is a reason to love America in part because it is a distillation of American ambitions. It also shows what happens when those ambitions are distributed among eight million people living in tight and steely quarters."
Roger Rosenblatt, Where We Stand