Monday, September 27, 2010

A Shore Adrift, in Driftwood Sculpture!
Riverside Park along the Hudson River

Headed down the Westside Highway from 125th Street this weekend Harlem One Stop was surprised and intrigued to find a series of driftwood forms that resemble everything from the bleached remains of some ancient dinosaur, to the structural remnants of a former Robinson Crusoe encampment, or more possibly, the primitive sculptural totems from a recently departed reality show!

In any case, they serve as a charming distraction from the agravation of slow moving traffic, evoking man's primal connection to nature, water and land, against a distant shore and blue horizon.

We've been unable to ascertain any specific information about an artist or others that may have been involved in making the these constructions and the mystery makes them all the more intriguing.

Take a look during your next trip down the westside, even better, take a walk along the river for an even closer view!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Notorious & Notable:
20th Century Women of Style

September 14, 2010 through January 3, 2011
Museum of the City of New York
Fifth Avenue & 104th Street

Harlem One Stop...
highly recommends this spectacular show

Jean Schlumberger
Trophee de Vaillance fourteen-karat white gold, platinum, enamel, diamond, amethyst, and ruby clip brooch
cigarette lighter, items worn & used by Diana Vreeland

Zolotas yellow gold flower brooch,
worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style highlights 80 prominent New York women who used their style, talent, or wealth to capture the attention of society and the media.

The exhibition features a runway of original attire—much of it created by the most important designers of their times—and an impressive selection of jewelry crafted from the dawn of the 20th century to its close.

Stephen Burrows/Burrows' World
Striped synthetic single knit jersey evening dress, worn by Ethel Scull, sixties.

The exhibition features such celebrated New York women as Mrs. Cornelius Whitney Vanderbilt, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Babe Paley, and Barbara Walters, as well as women from the arts world, including Isadora Duncan, Marian Anderson, Lena Horne, and Lauren Bacall.

Pendant, pearls and diamonds,Maker unknown, 1910
worn by Edith Bouvier Beale

Boldy patterned maxi coat,
worn by Bella Abzug, late seventies.

The exhibition offers an opportunity to encounter many of New York’s leading ladies past and present through their fashion and jewelry.

Notorious & Notable: 20th Century Women of Style is made possible by the generous support of Graff.