We went with some friends up to the MOMA on Saturday morning to see the Ed Ruscha show—a must-see. At 85, he continues to put out work. The ever-changing piece by Refik Anadol is now part of MoMA’s permanent collection. I could sit in the front room for hours and stare at this piece. It is incredible.
These are some of my faves from the Ruscha show. The Boss was made in 1961 and owned by the Broad Collection.
Painkillers, Tranquilizers, and Olive made in 1969 and owned by Cristen Sveaas Foundation. Just missing the martini glass and perhaps a joint.
Ruscha made many books.
This flag was created one year after Trump had been in office. It suggests Ruschas feelings at the time; although his work has never been instructional, this time was different.
There are a few exhibits right now at the MoMA. This map is called Emerging Ecologies, Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism. Ian McHarg, a Scottish landscape architect and writer, worked with these for the first time in 1968, educating his students to create maps thshowingultiple measurements of the land and the people when considering development. Early thinking.
There is also a Picasso exhibit that highlights his work at Fontainebleau in 1921 when he had his first child with Olga. This is called Maternity.
What is incredible is the large swath of paintings, charcoals, and drawings he made in one year. It is mind-blowing—Three Women at the Spring.
We had lunch at the Modern in the bar, where you can choose what you want to eat versus a prix fixe in the main room. This crowd favorite was a bottle of champagne with boneless fried chicken nuggets and french fries. We went through three buckets!
We walked home after lunch and napped before heading to Yasuda for dinner. I can’t count how many times I have been to Yasuda; it never fails to be excellent. It was a family affair, and Josh created our omakase for us.
Ended the weekend with a stroll through the new Wegmans one Astor Place and another family meal with our nieces and Josh was a serious treat. Wegmans deserves its own post. It is quite a place!