Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Art as Geography

The neighborhoods of New York remind me of the European Union.  You don't need a visa to go from one place to the next, and neither do you need signs to tell you that you've arrived someplace new.

The vibe is different, people look different, the art is different, the restaurants are different.  The graffiti is different. 

Witness this on the Upper East Side: The Road Less Traveled

And compare to this in Chelsea--

And right down the street:

Let's put it this way.  I'm glad to visit Chelsea, as it's always interesting.  But I am definitely more of your classic Uptown Girl.   Give me Dreams over Bin Laden Bunnies any day!

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