Interestedly enough, we do a lot of laughing. You can’t tell from these images because our in house photog, John Ricard, likes to capture those somber moments. You know the moments pre or post laughter or deep cackle. Or those times where we are dog tired from a day of walking the city streets. We do a lot of that.
I suppose a face without laughter evokes an emotion that makes us think a bit more about the subject. The emotions bring you to a place where you may think of your own emotions or feelings. It may even make you sympathetic. Whatever it is, there is nothing like a black and white portrait where a smile, a smirk or even a somberness is captured.
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Images: John Ricard
What better was to spend a sleepy Sunday than to visit the magical Brooklyn Museum of Art. The building is truly this majestic place right in the middle of the Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn. If you have to walk, run or jog, please do get there to catch the “One Basquiat” show currently on exhibit until March 11, 2018. It is called “One Basquiat” because there is 1 of Basquiat’s painting on exhibit. The lucky painting that we are getting to see is the now famous piece called “Untitled” that was recently acquired by Mr. Yusaku Maezawa, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector.
Mr. Maezawa is young, at 41-years-old he is an accomplished entrepreneur but also a philanthropist as he shares his love of art with us. He recently wrote on Instagram: “When I first encountered this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art. I want to share that experience with as many people was possible.”
“Untitled” by Basquiat
Brooklyn born and bred, Basquiat.
while I was at the Brooklyn Museum, I had to visit the 3rd floor. It’s where you can view the vast exhibit on Egyptian relics. Below are some pieces of Nefertiti in sandstone. I am forever intrigued by Egyptian history, culture and life.
It’s Saturday, 2:30pm and 50 degrees in January, in a usually blistery Brooklyn, NY. The warm weather really brings the entire borough out. It’s a great time to vibe, walk and really take in all of the great sights (architecture, colors, flavors) and sounds of Brooklyn. That is exactly what we did a bit of in Fort Greene with Apple, Downtown Brooklyn. We strolled around BAM, past historic brownstones and landmarks in Downtown Brooklyn, all while taking tips from two pros from Apple.
My Favorite Images From The Photo Walk:
Pretty girls lined up all in a row. I have loved these faces for so very long and longed to have a piece hang on my wall. The brilliant artist is Alanaine.
The strokes and minimal colors used give the work maximum feel.
She pulls me in the most.
The artist, Raquel Diaz created these black and white reminds me of sketches made using coal on white paper.
Don’t you feel like you know him?
How we get around.
This was once perfect but the Knicks and dents makes it one of a kind now.
Who doesn’t love a red door.
The Brooklyn Museum welcomed it’s 1 millionth visitor to it’s Target First Saturdays. Target sponsors many free events in cultural institutions across the city and the Brooklyn Museum’ First Saturday is a great way to spend some time soaking up the arts and engage in lively, timely cultural discussions all for free. This Saturday there was a presentation for Michael July’s coffee table book, “Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair”. The event was hosted by the fabulously candid, Micheala Angela Davis and the extremely funny, Malik Yoba. He is an actor but may have been a comic in his former life. Anu Prestonia of Khamit Kinks, a popular natural hair salon in Brooklyn, curated a natural hair show.
Michaela Angela Davis and Malik Yoba were the evening’s hosts. They presented Michael July’s “Afros”.
Anu of Khamit Kinks curated a hair show with three natural hair models.
Anu’s gifted stylist, who hails from Senegal, created 3 unique styles for the models.
The venue was full and the natural hairstyles were beyond fabulous.
The ladies were styled to perfection.
Momma afros and baby afros.
TWAs on display.
There were also lovers who shared a passion for natural hair.
Locks were styled in intricate updos.
The fellas also came out in droves. They too represented in stylish ways.
It is the museum after all so you cannot forget about the arts. I got the chance to check out a great Civil Rights exhibit.
You cannot forget about the art.
“Witness: Arts and Civil Rights in the 60s”. #Activism
This year is the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This exhibit reminds us of the way things are and the way they used to be.