I got back Sunday from a great short trip to New York. My dad was an excellent guide, recounting stories from his childhood up in the Bronx at Gun Hill Road, early life with my mom working at Scholastic and living in Brooklyn, pointing out all the buildings family members worked on as electrical engineers, and educating the other tourists who tried to pretend they weren’t listening to him on the subway. We saw so much, including two shows at MoMA (Bill Brandt and Le Corbusier), and the John Singer Sargent show at the Brooklyn Museum. Seeing those paintings up close in person was remarkable. Well worth a trip. Reproductions don’t even begin to do the work justice. I learned a lot from looking, and will write about it as I continue with my painting.
For now, click here for a Flickr collection of photos I took with my iPhone and edited on the bus ride home.
Only found this by accident and almost didn’t open it thinking it was spam. so interesting, Corey. Glad you had that experience with your dad, who really know the city. Fun to read. ____________________________________
Two of my favorite men in one of my favorite cities! What fun to think of the two of you walking on the Brooklyn Bridge just as Dad and I did forty years ago. We used to go on the bridge at night so Dad could take might photos of the bridge while I stood by holding all his stuff! He was 28 and I was 23. Glad you saw the city with the best guide there is. And remember, before you were born, you were “growing” in New York City while I worked all nine months at Scholastic when they were on 44th Street and 6th Avenue.