20.3.09

From my collection: a treasure from Persepolis


Takht-e Jamshid was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid dynasty. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Persepolis is the Greek interpretation of the name Πέρσης πόλις (Persēs polis: "Persian city"). This fragment was most likely from the corner of a column that was maticulously carved with floral designs. This piece is made of the same material found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of works (although not as large), and is a cherished possesion.

6.3.09

New York Bridge Art Fair 2009 Day 1











Tonight was the opening party for Bridge, we set up way into the wee hours, and after having to navigate the insane West side parking restrictions, we set to work. In the morning we raced over to the early preview for Pulse and met up with some friends who are showing there. After countless hours hanging etc the show was ready, and there was a generous crowd tonight. The air was so hot, that it felt like we were showing in the middle east. But enough talk, and here are some photos.