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ChrisChristieLeaving Trump headquarters yesterday, Gov. Christie told NBC’s Katy Tur that meeting his wife Mary Pat for dinner was “more important” than her question. Several hours later, Ms. Tur called attention on Twitter to Mrs. Christie’s eye roll during Mr. Trump’s comments on Hillary playing the “woman card.”

FrankStella2016FrankStellaCRPost-painterly abstractionist Frank Stella, who turns 8o this year, was in-conversation at the Phillips auction house last evening. The occasion was the launch of an expanded edition of his catalogue raissone: The Prints of Frank Stella. Joining Mr. Stella (center), were Jordan D. Schnitzer, of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, and Rick Axsom, Curator at the Madison (Wisconsin) Museum of Contemporay Art.

When asked how he determined when a work is “finished,” Stella commented that he and fellow artists would talk about that, and their talking was “not enlightening but the results are good.”

The assemblage behind Mr. Stella (center) consists of a screenprint, lithograph and linocut with hand coloring on heavy card paper (c. 1989).

StreetArt2016tJackson Heights artist Gerry McGann heads home from a day at the office.

Bernie2016dSanders2016The Bernie Sanders rally, in Washington Square Park yesterday, drew thousands of concerned Americans, from a cross-section of humanity, eager to see their country saved from ruin. That will be difficult given the deep-seated “I am King” mindset present in the 1% and 99 % — which undermines America, and is a clear and present danger to the world. The way people walk down the street of any American city (with knives out mentally and literally) is proof of that.

AIPAD2016aAIPAD2016hAIPAD2016iThe Photography Show is at the Park Avenue Armory, April 14-17.

Celebrating its 36th edition, with 86 galleries from around the world, this year’s show includes new participants from Buenos Aires, London and Mexico City.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

VoicesOfNewYorkStephanieMckayBraataProductions4An evening of music, poetry, dance, and spoken word — at LaGuardia Performing Art Center — featured: Paul Canaan, Topaz Arts, Stephanie Mckay (middle photo), Braata Productions (bottom photo, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Irish Arts Center, and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.

The event was presented by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. Mr. Van Bramer is also the Chairman of Cultural Affairs.

Guests were treated to hugely talented artists producing thoughtful and uplifting art. Especially noteworthy was Stephanie Mckay’s rendition of “I Got Song Here in My Heart.”



Yoga2016fYoga2016cHoping to leave her peeps “calm but focused,” Larissa Hall Carlson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, led a Detox Yoga session at Yoga Journal Live, 4/10.

BookFair2016BookFair2016aThe 2016 New York Antiquarian Book Fair is at the Park Avenue Armory through April 10.

“In nature’s infinite book of secrecy
A little I can read.”
Shakespeare, Anthony & Cleopatra

Park740740 Park Avenue – April 6, 2016

The aftermath of a fire today—in the apartment of Ezra Merkin, former associate of Bernie Madoff, in a building once said to have “not only New York’s but the world’s best addresses.”


Stephen B. Wise


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