Thursday, December 25, 2008

Dogs of New York


The Dog Gym, says the sign,
on 13th street between 5th and 6th avenues.
A Dog Gym?
What exactly do dogs do in a dog gym?
Lift weights? Run on threadmills?
Sit ups? Or lay downs?
The fellow in the window doesn't exactly look
as if he's getting a lot of excercise.
The gym teacher is obviously sleeping in his chair.
A day care center for dogs I guess.
Or a day not-so-much-care center?
Only in New York.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

balloons again

www.individualeye.com/2008/12/dreamspace-450/
kely zuk, jeroen bours, my wonderful partners who made this happen.
Thank you Patrik Andersson for making the really
cool time lapse movie.
Standing out in the rain for days, from morning to early mornings.
Editing for days.
www.patrikandersson.com
450 Park Avenue, if you happen to be in the neighborhood when dark has fallen.

Monday, December 15, 2008

more balloons in NY


A time lapse movie, shot and edited by Patrik Andersson,
of our art project on 450 park avenue, new york city.

www.patrikandersson.com/view/balloons/lapse.mov

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rain on 57th street


When shooting at night
one of the nicest tricks is
to spray a lot of water
on the ground.
This however, is real.
It's New York in December.
I reckon at some point before
global waring hit,
this would have been
snow.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

balloons, New York is filled with balloons


So you're a real kid. You like balloons. Really like balloons.
Go to the corner of Park Avenue and 57th street in Manhattan.
450 Park Avenue is the address.
Well, you can't miss it. The balloons!
Two stories high shop windows filled with balloons.
Thousands of them. Some as big as 6 feet.
Computer directed light makes them shift from green through gold to red.
And who came up with such a crazy idea?
Well, I did, actually. Together with Jeroen Bours and Kelly Zuk.
And the agency Hello Darling made it happen.
The owners of the building were the ones who footed the bill of course.
and made the brave decision to let us do it.
Rather brave considering that nothing on this scale's ever been done before.
Not with balloons.
This is art.
Jeroen and Zuk has spent night and day at the site over the last week making sure everything is coming together.
It still wasn't complete when I took the image shown above. That was around 8 PM Wednesday (12/10).

Monday, December 1, 2008

New York addresses


Even in the humblest of streets,
on the plainest of buildings,
you might fine fine examples of typography.
the door is of questionable non distinct design.
The number above it is classic.