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WHO? One photographer, Chairman Mao, and A Giant Koons Floral Dog Idol

May 15, 2013
Photographer Alexis Dahan fools around with Mao at Warhol opening at the Brant Foundation/photo by Susan Kirschbaum

Photographer Alexis Dahan fools around with Mao at Warhol opening at the Brant Foundation/photo by Susan Kirschbaum

05-12-2013 “Mothers’ Day”/USA  We New Yorkers tend to lose ourselves and sometimes lose our minds when let loose in the country. So, on Sunday, when a lucky bunch of us– writers, artists, art collectors, actors, models– got to experience the personal Warhol collection of Peter Brant at the Brant Foundation in Greenwich Connecticut,  we got a bit frisky.

Yes, the current Gatsby, actor Leonardo DiCaprio sauntered around the incredible grassy emerald grounds where we lunched on roasted chicken, ravioli, grilled asparagus, and salads.  Fierce carnivores devoured the pig carcass roasted to the bones under the giant gray Urs Fischer statue.  Another actor, Owen Wilson walked about with  his mother, photographer Laura Cunningham Wilson — who started her career as Richard Avedon’s assistant– and seemed to be snapping pix too.

But, it really hit me just how high we were on the supernatural art meets grand nature, when my pals (see the artists Carlyle Stewart/Erik Foss)  and I started running towards the giant Jeff Koons dog on our way to the parking lot. Up close, it is NOT a mammoth chia pet, but constructed entirely of bright petite flowers and grass: ditto for the back door, which one can open and enter.

We DID NOT, but check out the pilgrimage, below:

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2013 3:48 pm

    This sounded really epic. Makes me want to dream again about writing for some big New York magazine happily strung out on coffee and questionable trail mix from Duane Read.

    • itsthattimeagain permalink*
      July 12, 2013 3:57 pm

      I was there HAPPILY as a guest and the spoof on my website is what I can do creatively, independently writing for myself. But if your dream is to write for some big NY magazine, who I am to kill that? You might want to read Who Town and get back to me on said dream. Happy Friday Marcus!

      • July 12, 2013 4:25 pm

        Merci madame! Ehoofing it to the kindle store ahora.

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