NYNOW0816NYNow0816eNYNow0816bNY NOW, billed as “the market for home, lifestyle and gift,” is at the Javits Center through August 24, 2016.

Of special note at this years show are chocolates from Louis Sherry (NYC), and products from Taiwan, especially those made with Treether, a hybrid leather/wood material developed by David Hsu.

Back2SchoolDuring a week that saw Western media make an icon out of a wounded Syrian boy, a back-to-school display in a NYC Staples shows American youth being targeted for ‘Trouble — a Barrel of Monkeys playing Battleship without a Clue.’

Happy to offer two splendid twentieth-century works of American art.

Painting-WasleyPainting-DudashTop – Thom Wasley, “Squall Eastward (Buckroe Beach, VA),” 1960s; acrylic on English flax canvas (23″ x 28″)
Bottom – C. Michael Dudash, “Picnic,” 1993; oil on canvas (8″ x 10″)

For more information: stephen@lotuseditions.com

 

StreetArt081516StreetArt081516aSwedish photographer Felicia Malmstrom at work in Midtown yesterday, trying to call attention to environmental issues.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

DominicanParadeDominicanParade2Dominican Day, Fifth Avenue NYC – August 14, 2016

Cup“If you only knew what God is offering and who it is that is saying to you: ‘Give me a drink,’ you, perhaps, would have been the one to ask, and he would have given you living water.” John 4:10

“A pure heart create for me, O God,
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit.” Psalm 50

 

TopmanWhen advancement is unearned the community is diminished. To be healthy in a community people need to be of one mind and one heart, on the way to God. They need to leave behind all self-seeking in order to find happiness in love for the other.

‘Take envy away, and what I have is yours. Take envy away, and what you have is mine. Possess love, and you possess everything.’ St Augustine

 

MoMA-DuchampThe same diabolical energy that is behind the destruction of Libya, Syria, and Ukraine is now driving the Black Domination Movement in America — which will likely end the same way, with the U.S. Justice Department on the side of disorder.

The best hope for overcoming the new tyranny of selfishness and hatred, brought on by Marx-inspired activists corrupting the African-American community, is for good black men to step-up and confront the lies and distortions. Sadly, many black women have been seduced by the propaganda and miseducation, of said activists, and are channeling hatred (“Get’em”) rather than wisdom in these days.

MoMA-VanGogh‘I know, but what a glorious fool. After you are gone Vincent, the world will understand what you have tried to say. The canvases that today you cannot sell for a hundred francs will one day sell for a million. Ah, you smile, but I tell you it is true. Your pictures will hang in the museums of Amsterdam and The Hague, in Paris and Dresden, Munich and Berlin, Moscow and New York. Your pictures will be priceless because there will be none for sale. Books will be written about your art, Vincent, novels and plays built around your life. Where ever two men come together who love painting, there the name of Vincent an Gogh will be sacred.’ Lust For Life, 1934

StreetArt080316America’s aversion to truth (including humility and purity), especially among political leaders, has paved the way for evil and madness to fill the void, as the presidential campaign aptly demonstrates.

It’s worth noting, at the birth of the nation,”most people in the early 1790’s did not want (political) parties. Not only the exalted George Washington, who was trying to be president of all the people, but Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison railed against the spirit of party. ‘If I could not go to heaven but with a party,’ Jefferson explained, ‘I would not go there at all.'” The Deadlock of Democracy, (Prentice, 1967)

 

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