Tuesday, October 4, 2016


The Artist at the Table


Jeff Koons's installation,  COLORING BOOK

Discussed and illustrated in The New York Times, October 4, 2016, p C1
by Daniel McDermon:

"Art installations have long been a requirement for developers who want to show off their panache and good taste."

Also referred to as a "sculpture, Koons's recent creation was unveiled outside the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA.

Art pieces (some will be mixed work from different artists as well as installations) will soon appear at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA, the Dallas Cowboys' A&T Stadium in 2009, and Vikings' US Bank Stadium for the Vikings, in Minneapolis, MN.

Front row installation artists like Jenny Holzer (See her picnic table in INSTALLATIONS post). The forerunner of this trend was The Dallas Cowboys' A&T Stadium in 2009.

Falcon by  at the Atlanta site


Also, check out PAUL FRIEDMAN'S book, Ten Restaurants that Changed America," as reviewed in ther New Yorker. September, 19, 2016.  The book's reviewer is JANE KRAMER.
                                         The accompanying illustration (above) is by Greg Clarke.

The old Delmonico's 1900-1920. Friedman rates it the best, numero uno.  Caleb Carr's novel The Alienist describes many a hearty meal there. Mark Twain loved it, too. Below he celebrates his his birthday circa 1900

                              Horse-drawn carriages line up for restaurant resevations.

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