A New Assignment
Eliot and I are so proud that one of the alumni artists of the Fountainhead Residency just sold a painting for $400,000 through Phillips Auction House. It’s so nice to know that Fountainhead plays a meaningful role in the creative lives of thousands of artists all over the world. I’m on the Board at Fountainhead. Here is the story of Christina Quarles.
A friend’s story
Progress Report From Our Friends Who Live In Mallorca
Eliot and I were told weeks ago to buy a pair of goggles for each of us if we were going to fly anywhere. The goggles are supposed to protect us from touching airborne droplets and then scratching our face. That act alone could cause someone to contract the virus.
A number of companies are already designing and manufacturing protection glasses.
I found one on Indiegogo. It’s called Stoggles : Stylish Protection For Your Eyes. Marketing copy says, “Protects from germy fingers and airborne droplets: blue light filter + light responsive + Rx friendly.”
Transparent Side + Top Shields
Anti-Fog Coated Lenses
Blue Light Blocking Lenses
Light Responsive Lenses
Rx Lens Options
Impact Resistant Polycarbonate
ANSI Z87.1 Certified (PENDING)
The Stoggles are not that expensive. They will be available very soon. Long before I saw Stoggles, we bought a regular pair of goggles as a safeguard. Now we will consider Stoggles.
This week has brought bad news for East Coast museums, with three major ones—the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston—announcing layoffs. The Met laid off 79 employees and furloughed an additional 181, bringing its total layoffs since the pandemic began in March to 160, some 20 percent of museum staff. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has laid off 85 employees; an additional 42 having accepted voluntary separation agreements, the number of employees there is down by about 23 percent. And the MFA cut its staff by 57, with another 56 workers taking voluntary early retirement offers.
And things could get worse yet for museums across the country. A survey by the American Alliance of Museums in late July found that one-third of United States museums could shutter permanently in the financial fallout related to the pandemic. Stay tuned as we bring you the latest.
Antonio Canova Sculpture Damaged, Visitor Turns Himself In – ARTnews.com
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The Rockettes’ ‘Christmas Spectacular’ Is Canceled
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Miami After The Storm
I just found out that these two gorgeous kids that I featured in a recent blog about the garden roof in our NYC building are the children of the couple who bought our apartment. It makes us so happy that our coop unit is being occupied by a family who appreciates it as much as we did.
American Museum of Natural History Announces September Reopening
Nello, Beloved by Rich New Yorkers, Is Dinged Over Illicit Indoor Dining
A Rockaway Life
Right Outside Our Window
I wanted to share this with you. We often forget what is happening in the waters right below our windows. A friend posted this on Facebook and I copied it.
Hoping you are well. Eliot and I are waiting out the virus in the Murano. Everything is delivered to us, (food, pharmacy, supplies, liquor). We have to go out for doctor appointments but that is rare. We are concerned about making one wrong move. No one is safe, no one is a big shot.
The one big problem around here is that too many young, and even older folks, are not wearing masks. The news stations interview residents, and tourists, that simply don’t feel masks are important. Friends tell me the same thing exists in the Hamptons, LA, Manhattan, Chicago, Dallas, etc.
Enjoy the video. And don’t get too relaxed.
Slimmed-down Adele is unrecognizable as she praises Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’
Adele continues to showcase her recent weight loss in a new social media post praising fellow songstress Beyoncé and her latest visual album, “Black Is King.”
Seen wearing the same Marine Serre look as Bey,the fresh-faced, curly-haired diva points to her television while acknowledging the “Queen” in her Saturday afternoon Instagram post, writing “Thank you Queen for always making us all feel so loved through your art ♥️♥️.”
She was first seen post-weight loss transformation at Drake’s birthday party last October. She then attended a Christmas party, hung out on a beach in Anguilla in January and most recently modeled her 2016 Chloé dressfrom Glastonbury, highlighting just how much she’s lost — reportedly 98 lbs — over the last four years
Pete Geracimo, a personal trainer who worked with Adele for four years between 2012 and 2016, called for less judgment of the newly-lithe mom-of-one on his Instagram page, addressing those who may have felt “betrayed” by her fitness goals.
“My hope is that people appreciate the hard work that Adele has done to improve herself for the benefit to her and her family only,” he wrote. “She did not lose weight to make others feel bad about themselves.”
WHAT THE HECK IS THAT!?
We are so excited. We keep getting better and better. Just waiting for a producing partner.
Urban Secret Gardens
Photos by Marilyn Scher
I am so proud of my NYC neighbors. They have turned our rooftop into a social distance event space. Many folks gather there for birthday parties, different types of celebrations, and a safe space during the pandemic.
Then they really got smart and started growing vegetables and spices. They turned a very challenging time in our lives into an opportunity to explore and grow. I love watching them.