Jan 31st and after work we hop on down to Deitch Projects in Soho (some 4 or so blocks from the sad memorial at Heath Ledgers apartment) for the opening of Stefan Sagmesiter's 'Things I Have Learnt in my Life So Far'. Even on a cold night it was balmy on the inside and VERY cramped. A typographer and type artist, he presented words in a variety of media and contexts, including a wall made entirely of bananas.
A sentence spanned a wall comprising of photographs for each word and even a motion senseitve screen that allowed you to pull and stretch words across a spider web.
Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne was wandering around much to my excitement...and who can not love a giant inflatable ape..
After that we checked out the 'New Museum' on the Bowery near Chinatown and I recommend if you are visiting NY to check it out. Super modern and a little 'huh?' with the work on show and a beautiful minimalist design.