January 17, 1998
Don't know what the weather's been doing where you are, but the sun hasn't shined in New York City for a week.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF OH YEAH, WHY DON'T THEY COME TO MY HOUSE AND PICK UP
SOME ART MATERIALS?
The Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, NH has a new exhibit opening on January 31. It's called, "Transformations: Recycled Materials In American Art and Design". The exhibit features the work of more than 80 contemporary American artists and crafts people, using such discarded materials as newspaper, plastic trash bags, old kitchen utensils, bicycle parts and bottle caps. Items include furniture, jewelry, clothing and sculpture. And you thought that "sculpture" about to topple over in the corner of your garage was useless!
The Currier is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, from 11 AM to
3PM, Saturday 10AM to 5 PM. Its address: 201 Myrtle Way, Manchester.
WOULDN'T PUTTING IT IN THE BANK HAVE BEEN EASIER? DEPARTMENT
As I'm typing this in my upper East Side Manhattan high rise apartment, I am looking out the window at the Hell's Gate, a place where the East River meets Long Island Sound. In the water are several divers, attempting to salvage gold from an English ship sunk over 200 years ago. Their rig looks like some sort of oil well. I'm wondering why they're doing this, as New York State will take away anything they bring up, and the currents here are notorious (why do you think they all it Hell's Gate?). Artie says they're attempting to make a film about the salvage operation. Stay tuned. I'll let you know what develops.
THIS IS MORE THAN I WANTED TO SEE, I JUST CAME IN TO READ THE POETRY.
In the sixties, "underground" poets found ways to publish their works, away from the mainstream press. The New York Public Library has mounted an exhibit of underground publications of such poets as Allen Ginsberg and Ted Berrigan, beginning January 24 and running through July 25, at the Main Library on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street in New York City. The exhibit, named "A Secret Location On The Lower East Side" also features art work by Warhol, Katz and Rauschenberg, who did the cover art and illustrations for these frequently mimeographed tomes. These poets and artists apparently had a lively social life as well. The exhibit includes many snapshots of their longtime ongoing poker game, and a portrait for which 20 of them posed - nude.
This is family weekend for Artie and me. Happy hunting!
© 1998 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #26
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