The auction took place last night and by all accounts it was a huge success. The venue was sold out, again, and the vibe was very festive. All the teams outdid themselves and I can only imagine what will be dreamed up next year. As a little background the Sustainable Quilt Auction was formed 6 years ago as a way for the architecture + design community in New York to get together, much like traditional quilting bees, and explore their creativity in ways they don’t do usually get a chance to do 9-5. The house rules state that the quilts must be queen size or better and made from discontinued fabric from our industry, thus re-purposing what would have ended up in a land fill. Below are images of all the quilts. In advance, please excuse my poor photography.
Much thanks to The Open House Gallery for a wonderful venue, and also to Abigail, Suzette, Miguel and Brian without whom this never would have happened.
The City as Canvas
Opening Feb 4th at The Museum of the City of New York
Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000, were seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection begins with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.
Wong, who died of AIDS in 1999, donated his collection to the City Museum in 1994.
The companion publication for City as Canvas is sponsored by Mrs. Florence Wong Fie and The Martin Wong Foundation.
This should be a fantastic show, definitely worth a visit. You should support wonderful institutions that bring such decidedly NY events to us.
Celebrate with TAC, Lomography + Study NY this Thursday!
The TAC Shop is thrilled to announce the first of many wonderful designer collaborations! Each month we’ll be offering an exclusive product made by one of our favorite brands. The piece will coincide with an event, window display, and workshops showcasing the methods used to create the series.
Study NY kicks off the launch of the shop with a collection of to-die-for knitted bracelets in 4 colorways. We all adore Study and this collection is everything we’ve dreamed of. Tara will also be installing a knitted window display that will grace our shop all month.
Come snatch one of these bracelets and toast the new shop. We’re partnering with Lomography and Brooklyn Brewery for the night, so expect an amazing film photobooth and delicious cool beer!
This Thursday, 7-10pm.
26 W 8th Street, Manhattan
AIA CES: 1.0 LU
When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
Where: At The Center
Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller will present their new book Ezra Stoller, Photographer.
Ezra Stoller (1915–2004) elevated architectural photography to an art form, shooting impeccable images of Modernist buildings. Living and working in New York from the early 1940s to the mid-1970s, he photographed such mid-century masterpieces as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, as well as structures by Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and others. Critically acclaimed for his precise attention to form, detail, and light, Stoller is often cited as aiding the rise of Modernism in America. He received the AIA Architectural Photography Medal in 1961.
However, he is less well known as an accomplished photographer of industrial and domestic spaces. Ezra Stoller, Photographer examines the full extent of Stoller’s oeuvre, highlighting his editorial spreads of homes and factories during the 1950s and 1960s, to provide a fresh perspective on his unparalleled portraits of post-war America.
Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, and historian. Erica Stoller is the director of Esto, the photo agency founded by her father, and manages the archive of Ezra Stoller’s work.
Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID – RSVP using the form to the right
$10 for non-members – PURCHASE A TICKET
Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee
Oculus Book Seller: McNally Jackson Books | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 | 212.274.1160