Rockefeller Centre Tree

Rockefeller Centre Tree

The Rockefeller Center holiday tree has arrived. It’s a gorgeous 85 foot, tall 13 ton (wow!) Norwegian Spruce from Pennsylvania, that must have taken many years to grow to that height and weight. 

Which begs the question, who is letting them cut down their beautiful tree? And why is Rock Center still killing trees for this seasonal display? 

Here’s an idea NBC:  
– commission an artist to make one each year, or
– construct a life-like version and decorate that each year. 
What other suggestions can we pass on to the NBC folks?? Post your ideas on this blog. 
Note: When it’s all over, this tree will return to Pennsylvania and be used to build Habitat for Humanity homes. That’s a nice outcome. 
Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. 
This year’s summer exhibitions include do it (outside), a selection of artists’ instructions interpreted by other artists, performers, community groups, and the public;  FOLLY: tree wood, a  rigid yet airy geometrical wooden structure placed within a grove of trees where a formal, ornate chandelier will be suspended; and Beyond the Hedges (Slivered Gazebo) by Heather Rowe SOA’01.

Jackson Pollack's Apartment for Sale

Jackson Pollock’s Greenwich Village apartment is up for grabs, reports the Huffington Post. The historic apartment once owned by Aaron Burr at 46 Carmine Street is on the market for $1.395 million.The 800-square-foot property includes four skylights, a second story open loft bedroom and a fireplace. Despite these luxurious elements, it’s not the most spacious of lofts, not to mention that it’s a fifth floor walk up.