Monday, August 23, 2010

Brief sojourn in Brooklyn

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 While we were in NYC, we spent a day in Brooklyn, mainly to see a wonderful Kiki Smith exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The show featured her drawings and sculpture.

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I was really taken by her delicate yet powerful drawings.

We also visited a store I've been dying to see for a long, long time.

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Pip-Squeak Chapeau are famous for their incredible knitwear, but they have beautiful clothes too.

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I spent a lot of time trying everything on, and walked away with several linen dresses. I had read about the owner and designer, Sveta Dresher, in Selvedge magazine, so it was a treat to meet her in person. She was as lovely as her clothes!

If you find yourself hungry in Greenpoint, may I suggest a lovely pizza place? Paulie Gee's serves up Neapolitan-style pizza with amazing combinations of fresh local ingredients. Great food, service and surroundings.


6 comments:








Jodi

said...

The Kiki Smith exhibit looks amazing! All new to me, to boot.

What a marvelous trip -- art, shopping, and pizza. Pretty much perfection.





craftoholic

said...

I love Kiki Smith, though I've never seen her drawings in person. What beautiful and inspiring experiences you had!





Linda

said...

Wow, that artwork is beautiful.





t does wool

said...

what a great trip you had...
must check out those shopping hot spots sometime~





Michele

said...

i'm a huge Kiki Smith fan so it's lovely to see her drawings. very inspiring. thank you.





arounna

said...

oh how i love kiki and what a beautiful shop you visited