Monday, March 26, 2007

Peter Max's advice to me

I went to Barnes & Noble at 7pm to see Peter Max. At the moment, I was debating if I should go straight home and I just said to myself - Oh what the heck - It's Peter Max. In his 60's, he still looks very young looking. He came to the front with a big smile. He talked about his life in Shanghai and Tibet and how he became an artist. He talked about his woodstock art project, Statue of Liberty, Central Park flyer.

He talked about his friendship with Andy Warhol. Everytime when their artworks were purchased, they would go to an antique shop and purchased cookie jars. Apparently, Andy Warhol picked the cookie jars Peter Max wanted, so he would pick different jars. After Andy Warhol's death, Andy's assistant told Peter that Andy always thought Peter selected the best cookie jars. Crazy-huh?

As I was waiting on line to get my book signed, I've met a lot of interested people. After 20 mins passed, it was my turn to meet Peter Max. I asked him one advice he could say to an aspiring artist. He said...

..." Keep on drawing. Making silly drawings. That's what bring out the best work "

I will cherished it advice. Thanks, Peter.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

OK Harris

At my NYU class, we went to OK Harris to meet the pioneer Art Dealer, Ivan Karp. He was a humorous man with straight forward introduction and answers.

OK Harris' current exhibition is really great. My instrutor, Laura, explained to the class how the paintings are arranged in a way not to overcrowd the paintings. The smaller paintings are put in the back for the reason that it would not be a target of getting it stolen. I was intrigued with the baby because the wire is twisted and blended in a way that the light can shown to the wall of a baby crawling - that was amazing.




Monday, March 12, 2007

Jhumpa Lahiri and Mira Nair talk about Namesake at Barnes & Noble

3/12/07 - My sister and I went to Barnes & Noble at 6:30pm thinking that being there 30 mins earlier will be ok. Oh no - It was so packed. We ended up standing for an hour and a half but it was worth everything. I got three books signed: Namesake, Interpreter of Maladie, Namesake the movie. They were terrific ladies. Jhumpa Lahiri looked like she was so tired and didn't feel like she wanted to be there.

Now, I want to see the movie.

Here is a clip of the movie Namesake and Jhumpa and Mira interview each other about the movie.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

A trip to MOMA

I met up with a friend, Snow and her friend at MOMA on Friday. To those that don't know, it's free on Friday between 4-8pm.

I missed my chance to see Jeff Koon, a contemporary artist that will be discussing his artwork at MOMA. It was sold out and you had to pay for an admission.

It was my first time going to MOMA. I got the opportunity to see some of the greatest artists that aspired me to be an artist. I took pictures that interested me. My pictures show the size of the artwork by comparing to visitors.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Jeff Koon at MOMA

Jeff Koon will be in MOMA at 7pm o Friday, March 9th.