I’m so glad to be acting as guest editor for this edition of Whitewaller New York. New York is the most diverse and beautiful city. It is truly the concrete jungle where dreams are made.
I’m a native New Yorker, born and raised in Greenwich Village. New York is the kind of place where even when it’s a freezing February day and you’re schlepping to the subway, something beautiful happens and you fall in love with the city all over again. New York is home.
This May, the art world will celebrate the return of one of the most exciting fairs, Frieze New York. I always love going to the fair on Randall’s Island. It’s a great way to ring in the start of spring. A visit to The Brant Foundation never disappoints, and I’m looking forward to their spring group show. And I’m also excited to see Gerard & Kelly at Pioneer Works, which will open at the end of May.
Coming up in mid-May is Art Production Fund’s next iteration of Art Sundae, our public art program for children in partnership with Fort Gansevoort. We will also launch our national public programming in connection with Zoe Buckman’s CHAMP, which opened in L.A. this past February. Stay tuned for details!
In the spring, between the fair previews, exhibition openings, and events, some of my favorite spots to recharge are at restaurants like Pasquale Jones, The Osprey at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Nom Wah Tea Parlor (the original location), Sugarfish (because I do also love L.A. and their sushi), and abcv. For a real respite, you’ll find me at Brooklyn Bridge Park, tenoverten salon (my oasis), and SoulCycle. Art-wise, I usually frequent Fort Gansevoort, The Whitney, 56 Henry, and the New Museum, and of course I love seeing the public art all over the city.
The weather is finally clearing up, so get out there and enjoy it with me!
Guest Editor Executive Director of Art Production Fund