Sunday, February 22, 2009

Gingerman and JP Morgan

Yesterday was a pretty good day, although JV had to work in the morning that gave me time to take a yoga class before meeting him and our friend Christine for lunch at the Gingerman. I recommend the pretzel and the chicken cesar salad, but always order the pretzel it's the best I've found in the city. After a relaxing lunch we walked across the street to the newly renovated JP Morgan museum. Although we were a little disappointed that they didn't have out the "Morgan bails America" during the Depression exhibit. The New York Times cartoons exhibit made up for it. Here's what David Hockney had to say about the sketch of his dogs above:
"In order to draw them I had to leave large sheets of paper all over the house and studio to catch them sitting or sleeping without disturbance. Everything was made from observation, so speed of execution was important. (They don't stay long in one position and one knock on the door is enough to make them leap up, not very good models)...I make no apologies for the apparent subject matter. These two dear little creatures are my friends. They are intelligent, loving, comical and often bored."
Truer words were never spoken.

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