It has been six years since I left New York, but it’s always fun to catch up with amazing old- and new-school artists when I am in town. Here are some photos from my latest visit.
Leo Fitzpatrick (above), Nate Lowman, and Hanna Liden have a project/gallery called Home Alone 2. They started it on Franklin Street in 2012, where they exhibited artworks in the window to be viewed 24-7. Then they moved into another small space at 208 Forsyth Street, where you can walk in. They have been showing many artists, including Dan Colen, Richard Prince, Agathe Snow, Spencer Sweeney, and Tony Cox.
Downtown’s don, Aaron Bondaroff, has a new Internet radio project called Know Wave. If you want to know what’s up downtown, you need to check out this show. When I visited the station, Andrew Richardson was on air with sex blogger and performance artist Karley Sciortino (she also has a column on vogue.com). Andrew just opened a store at 325 Broome Street, where you can find his streetwear and sex-related books and magazines.
Here are Sandy Kim and Colby Hewitt of DIIV at Sandy’s birthday party at Maison O, a Japanese imekura-inspired spot. There was a lot of karaoke action going on.