“To perceive the healing of your brother
as the healing of yourself…” The Course

StaleyWise-DemarchelierStaleyWise-Demarchelier3Patrick Demarchelier: Photographs 1992-2017 at Staley-Wise Gallery, through April 21, 2018.

GandhiRemembering Gandhi who was murdered on January 30, 1948.

“He is the true Vaishnava who knows and feels another’s woes as his own. Ever ready to serve, he never boasts.
He bows to everyone and despises no one. keeping his thought, word and deed
pure. Blessed is the mother of such a one.” Narsimha Mehta

ChuckCloseIt was announced that the National Gallery in Washington in cancelling an upcoming exhibition of works by American artist Chuck Close over ‘inappropriate behavior.’

The women who brought the charges against Close — an old guy in a wheelchair who makes art for a living — and acted on the museums behalf, are not heroic or even just, but malevolent. Imagine if every woman in the U.S. who ever had an abortion (1 in 4 — more inappropriate than what Close is accused of) was outed, fired and incarcerated. Would justice be served? for women and a movement whose identity is fixated on being able to kill their own children.

Morgan-HujarThe Morgan Library and Museum is mounting a show of photographs by Peter Hujar (1934-87), a pioneer of selfie (including dick) pics.

Art is about being able to express: “I am — Peter,” which means growing up from: “I am a dick.”

For a bit of a corrective, show goers can visit the adjoining gallery to see visions of heaven and hell in the Art of Medieval Time.


Squash18In the finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, at Grand Central Station, World No. 1 Nour El Sherbini of Egypt defeated Nour El Tayeb (foreground), also from Egypt. On the men’s side, Simon Rosner, of Germany, beat Egypt’s Terek Momen.

BordeauxNYC18cBordeauxNYC18d.JPGThe Union Des Grand Crus De Bordeaux roadshow passed through NYC this week with an ocean of silky and velvety 2015s, ready to drink now.

Weather-wise 2015 was a good year for all varieties. But the whites seem to have been especially favored, including the blanc from Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Among the velvety reds, Chateau La Gaffeliere, St. Emilion, was tasting well. From St. Julien, Chateau Gruaud Larose and Chateau Lagrange, with their higher levels of cab, are sturdy and sublime (now and for the long haul).

For under $20, Chateau de Chantegrive (blanc et rouge) is a terrific value.