The reception desk area in the main lobby entrance of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, in New York City. The painting mounted on the wall behind the reception desk is titled “Mao” by  artist Al Held. The artwork on view in this spot changes regularly and is usually aContinue Reading

A public phone in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, branded with the logo of TelMex, the giant Mexican telecommunications company. [ Traduction française ci-dessous. | Traducción al español está por debajo de | 以下の日本語訳。] Un téléphone public à Playa del Carmen, au Mexique, avec le logo de Telmex, la compagnie deContinue Reading

The Reina Roja Hotel is the famous “red” hotel in Playa del Carmen, a resort town in the Yucatan, on Mexico’s Caribbean Sea coast. The Roja is a high-design  boutique hotel bathed in red light at night and with architectural design flourishes that by day evoke photo spreads in WallpaperContinue Reading

Stencil street art of young man on a banana-seat bicycle by the artist Mash on Elizabeth Street in Nolita, near SoHo, in downtown New York City. Note the nuclear hazard symbol on the rear wheel of the bike. [ Traduction française ci-dessous. | Traducción al español está por debajo deContinue Reading

The “Extra” convenience store in the Caribbean sea coast  resort town of Playa del Carmen, in Quintana Roo,  in Mayan Mexico. Le magasin “Extra” de commodité à Playa del Carmen, une petite ville située sur la côte la mer des Caraïbes au Mexique. プラヤデルカルメン、メキシコのカリブ海沿岸にある小さな小さな街で”余分な”コンビニエンスストア。

Pictures of the iconic, historic, legendary Daily News Building in New York City. The newspaper that once called this namesake Midtown Manhattan address its home has long since to moved to larger, more modern quarters on the other side of the city, but the structure is still called the DailyContinue Reading

The recently installed Andy Monument, a gold statue of the late artist Andy Warhol,  sits  across from the northwest corner of Union Square in New York City. Warhol was one of the most influential and ground-breaking artists to emerge in the post-modern art era and was at the forefront ofContinue Reading

Urban nature: Life-size photo-realistic street art paste-up of a wide-eyed owl perched on a branch on Spring Street in Nolita, in downtown New York City. Cute. [ Traduction française ci-dessous. |  以下の日本語訳。] La nature en milieu urbain: Voici une image d’une affiche d’art de rue d’un hibou aux yeux écarquillésContinue Reading

We’re sitting on a leather-upholstered bench in a small gallery tucked behind a little-used second-floor elevator bank in MoMA and basking in the glow of artist Leo Villareal’s LED artwork “Field.” It’s the most wonderful thing we’ve seen in weeks. Nous sommes assis sur un banc rembourrés en cuir dansContinue Reading