intersection 04.27.11

Walking Off the Big Apple

One never knows, do one? Would we take DIY advice from an NYU sophomore? We would if it's Daniel Kanter blogging at Manhattan Nest. Good design ideas and engaging writing.

Stewart Mader's Elevator View is a fresh—and thrilling—perspective on the city: soaring images of New York in all its verticality.

Even though Anna Helm-Baxter recommends eating Marmite with peanut butter, we still love reading her London Foodie in New York.

Theaterwords has thoughtful commentary on, and analysis of, New York theater and related matters.

There's a very good eye behind the style and fashion blog (featuring, mostly, clothing and accessories) Six Six Sick.

Lost in the Ozone by David Quintana does yeomans work tracking the community of Ozone Park and environs.

The mission of NYC Taper is to archive live music performances, making it an essential resource. [Photo: Amanda Hatfield]

Cultural and literary notes, plus self-guided walks, courtesy of Walking Off the Big Apple, a strolling guide to New York City.

On the Met's Roof Garden with Sir Anthony Caro

On Monday morning, an overcast but warm spring day on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the younger-than springtime British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (b. 1924) turned around and gestured toward his artworks and the sweeping backdrop of Central Park, proclaiming the scene "a lovely place to show." Indeed, this week's opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Roof Garden, with its heady mixture of park views, social mingling, and world-class art, has now become one of the perennial signs of springtime in the city. With this "mini-retrospective" for the one of the most influential sculptors of his generation, the five abstract steel works fit well in the lofty urban landscape. "I have a great affection for New York," Caro said. "It's a spiritual home for my work."

Caro, who lives and works in London, represents a living, breathing connection to the traditions of both modern and contemporary sculpture. In creating works of art meant to sit on the ground, a move that literally and figuratively knocked sculpture off its pedestal, and in his use of found objects and architectural allusions, he ensured his own place in the history of the medium. He still works every day, "always looking forward," he said, "veering toward craziness but not going too far."

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