SNOWY 52ND STREET
MOMA SCULPTURE COURTYARD
This week a good friend of mine from Chicago came to town for work for the first half of the week and then spent the rest of the week with me. The past few times we've talked on the phone or via email, he's told me how Chicago has had a really tough Winter. Sub-zero wind chill factor, snow storm after snow storm, winter thunderstorms and flooding.... all of the reasons I left Chicago over 12 years ago and have never been back. The beginning of this week here in NYC, we had 60 degree weather and as soon as my friend landed, it started getting colder. By Friday we had to cancel our plans of taking a 90 minute train ride up through beautiful Hudson Valley to get to DIA Beacon because the Museum was closed due to "Inclement Weather". It seems that my visitor brought the Chicago weather with him as we ended up with some where between 6-8 inches depending who you listen to. Fortunately though, it caused us to alter our plans a bit and instead of going to DIA Beacon, we walked over to MOMA and saw an incredible exhibit of Lucian Freud's etchings, many of which were accompanied by small oil paintings of the same subject matter. If you're in NYC and get the chance, it's well worth the trip.