Photo by Enrique Iglesias’ friend.
Enrique Iglesias and Geoffrey Dicker
Let me first say that I will probably never wash my shoulder again! Ha. I’ve always thought Enrique Iglesias was really handsome, but in person, I will not lie when I say that my knees got weak! I met Enrique recently as he performed a secret show in Manhattan. Despite lots of girls (and a few gays) wanting a piece of the man, he did his best to accommodate everyone and we love when that happens. Thanks Enrique for being so nice and so ffffing good looking! x
Photos by G. Art by Ellsworth Kelly.
Artist Ellsworth Kelly is a few days shy of turning 90 years old! To celebrate, Matthew Marks Galleries in New York are hosting 3 exhibitions of Kelly’s work. The exhibition includes fourteen paintings and two sculptures made in the past two years.
A closer look
The galleries are located at 502 and 522 West 22nd Street and 523 West 24th Street. “Ellsworth Kelly at Ninety” runs through June 29, 2013. Ellsworth Kelly turns 90 on May 31, 2013.
Ellsworth Kelly (at eighty nine) and Geoffrey Dicker
I was fortunate enough to meet Ellsworth Kelly at the opening night reception and he was extremely nice! Thanks again Ellsworth. It was great meeting you. Congratulations on 3 great exhibits and happy birthday in advance!
Photo by G.
Dan Brown and Geoffrey Dicker
Like him or hate him, there’s no denying that Dan Brown is a master of suspense. I LOVE his books. I discovered his work slightly before “The Da Vinci Code” became a well-deserved mega blockbuster. His books “Deception Point” and “Digital Fortress,” were my gateway drug into his writing and as soon as you pick up one of his books, be prepared to not be able to put it down. Plot twists and turns will have you on the edge of your seat throughout all of his novels. Then of course, there are the Robert Langdon books. To craft a character as revered as a ‘modern day Indiana Jones’ is quite a feat and after reading “Angels and Demons” and “The Da Vinci Code,” audiences worldwide are always excited for a new Langdon story. Good news! The wait is over! “Inferno (Robert Langdon)” is on shelves now and I am very excited to read it. It will be hard to repeat the greatness of “Da Vinci Code,” but even his last book “The Lost Symbol,” which was my least favorite of his books, was still impossible to put down! Being such a big fan, naturally, I was delighted to meet Dan Brown and he was super cool! Love when that happens. Thanks Dan! It was a pleasure meeting the man that has kept me on the edge of my seat more times that I can count!
“Inferno (Robert Langdon)” is out now!
Photos by G. Art by Dan Colen.
Dan Colen at Oko
If you are a fan of Dan Colen, you should definitely check out his latest exhibit “The Spirits That I Called” at Oko in the East Village in Manhattan. The new oil paintings are a departure from other exhibitions by Colen. A fun fact: this exhibit was inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia.”
Dan Colen at Oko
“The Spirits That I Called” by Dan Colen will be showing at Oko (located at 220 East 10th Street) through June 15, 2013.
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Photo by G.
Ms. Lauryn Hill and Geoffrey Dicker
Ms. Lauryn Hill is amazing! She’s only released a few albums in her career but they are genius. She is sometimes as noted for her outbursts in the press and her reclusive nature as much as her music and she may be serving prison time for tax problems. With that kind of reputation and an amazing career, you’d think she might not be the friendliest person around, but I am here to tell you, Ms. Lauryn Hill was absolutely delightful in person. She gladly signed autographs and took photos with a couple of fans who waited quite a while to meet her. As she signed album covers, she told us some of the behind the scenes stories about the photo shoots and was not rushed at all. I was so pleasantly surprised by how cool she was and we returned the love because a talent like hers does not come around very often. Thanks so much Ms. Hill! I really hope she avoids serving a prison term because we all know that paying taxes is the equivalent of taking a torch to your hard earned money, but that’s a conversation for a different day. As I said to Ms. Hill, I hope to see her again very soon and no matter how long it takes or what happens before she comes around again, myself and her legion of fans be waiting for her! Thanks again Lauryn! Love you sister!