PLACE: New York City

Evolution of a Billboard: Barneys New York, Helmut Newton and us.

 

Photo Liza Cowan, barneys new york billboard 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week I posted this image of a billboard in progress in Greenwich Village, NYC.  

 Photo ©Liza Cowan 

 

0 (960×640)Barneys New York Billboard. Photo ©Penny House

Today my friend Penny sent me this picture of the finished billboard. It's for Barneys New York.

And here's the inspiration for the billboard:

Deste Foundation invites artists to transform windows of Barneys New York | Art | Wallpaper* Magazine_ design, interiors, architecture, fashion, art
screen capture from wallpaper.com

"Helmut Lang's cast-resin replica of five front-row seats from his final fashion collection are installed in a concrete room in the window of Barneys, replicating the artist's own basement, where the piece has been stored. Flat-panel plaques on the floor display the fashion items the artist selected as highlights of 2009"

 

 


Another day in the city: Nuns,The Missionaries Of Charity.

 

Two Nuns walking across 7th Avenue, NYC 2012 ©Liza CowanTwo nuns crossing 7th Avenue. Photo ©Liza Cowan


Liza Cowan, nuns enter Chase Manhattan Bank photo ©Liza Cowan

Missionaries of Charity Enter Chase Bank. Photo © Liza Cowan

When I started following the sisters it was because I loved the flow of their saris and the way they walked so closely together. When they entered the bank I had to laugh. I'm sure that the Missionaries of  Charity have bank business, but for a brief moment I had a vision of them robbing the joint. You know - to give to the poor. 


Flaneur in NYC

Walking around New York City is never dull. I grew up in the city but now I am just another visitor with a camera.

This is my first post via iPad do bear with me as I learn. Always a journey, right?

barneys NY, photo ©Liza Cowan

Billboard in process. NYC, photo ©Liza Cowan

shop window, NYC. Ralph Lauren. photo ©Liza CowanShop Window. Ralph Lauren, Greenwich Village. photo ©Liza Cowan

Flaneur in NYCFlowers in shop. New York City. Photo ©Liza Cowan


ALICE AUSTEN: video interview with directors of Alice Austen House Museum

 

Alice Austen fans...great news. The Alice Austen House has a beautiful new website and Facebook page, and is proud to be one of the only museums in the US devoted to a Lesbian. Yes, that's right. They are proud of it. As they should be. Here's an interview with Alice Austen House directors Carl Rutberg and  Ann Marie MacDonald on New York City TV show, City Talk. 

You will note that they talk about Alice as a Lesbian, which is great, yay, and that they discuss the first time Alice was "outed" at the 1996 NY Public Library Stonewall Aniversary Exhibit. Now, we know this is not true, because DYKE magazine ran an article about Alica as a Lesbian in 1976. However, they filmed this interview before I posted the Alice article here at SeeSaw and  at the DYKE A Quarterly Annotated Online Archive...so we forgive them for not knowing, right? Right. Because Dr. Rutberg got in touch with us immediately, and we have been emailing ever since. He now knows that we had the scoop on Alice. And as he said in a Facebook comment to me,  "We want to make sure the LGBTQ community rallies around Alice"

And we will. 

So go to the website and Facebook page, and if there's still time, you can vote HERE for the Alice Austen House to get a $100,000 grant from American Express.