With the NYC heatwave going strong, we’re taking our weekend to the Highline for a dose of food and culture with a waterfront breeze.
Enter Santina. Settled directly under the High Line, Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick’s latest restaurant is turning it out with coastal Italian cuisine and a quirky-chic setting. Go for their signature Cecina appetizer, stay for the coconut iced coffee.
Conveniently enough, modern art is right next door. No doubt the new Whitney should be on everyone’s “summer must” list, but the Santina/Whitney combo is unbeatable. Go for the Renzo Piano architecture and waterfront views, stay for the Mary Heilmann: Sunset installation (pictured below).
Kate Moss steals the spotlight yet again—are you even surprised?
Rodríguez Calero’s premier exhibit, Urban Martyrs and Latter-Day Santos at El Museo del Barrio, features a portrait of Ms. Moss done in the artist’s original “acrollage” technique—a textured fusion of pop culture, hip hop and religious iconography.
With over thirty works on display, it’s the complexity of Calero’s societal commentary that draws us even deeper.
Below, get to know two female artisans whose lives were positively changed by the sustainable support provided to them from this global initiative.
Vicenta Zaput Palax, 41
Vicenta has seven children and feels proud that her weaving helps support her family’s economy and education. She heard about FINCA through a man in her village, and along with several people formed a village bank and joined the weaving community.
She works hard to sell her products and says that giving her children the opportunity to go to school is one of her greatest achievements.
Now she is able to save money—something that she couldn’t
Let your inner Margot Tenebaum rejoice—Wes Anderson’s artful aesthetic is coming to New York.
After a five-year run at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, Bad Dads, an art show tribute featuring over 70 Wes Anderson-inspired pieces, will debut at Chelsea’s Joseph Gross Gallery this weekend.
Now that we got you all excited here is the bad news: the event is SOLD OUT. You can try your luck at standing in line all weekend or visit the Spoke Art Gallery site on August 17th, when the entire exhibit will be available for purchase.
But maybe a look at the pieces below will ease your FOMO.