06
Apr
09

NYC Day #4

 

This big blow-up devil greets you as you enter the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.

This big blow-up devil greets you as you enter the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.

 

 

    Saturday began with breakfast followed by a subway ride to 42nd Street. It was a brief walk from there to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market on 39th. There is not rain, but it is gray and cloudy with winds gusting up to 50 mph. About 50 dealers are set up, but I understand that on a warm, sunny day there can be three times that many. Now I must tell you that overall the prices on stuff at NYC flea markets is a bit steeper than those in WV, OH, and PA. In addition, rarely do the NYC vendors put actual price stickers on their merchandise, which means you must ask the price on anything you are even remotely interested in.

 

Jessie checks out some merchandise.

Jessie checks out some merchandise.

    Paul, Jessie, and I purchased some Chinese propaganda posters, similar to those which influenced artist Shepherd Ferry. Otherwise, I found little at the market that interested me enough to want to take it home. It is fun to look at the various booths, and the contrast of the market vendors against a back drop of skyscrapers makes for a great view.

 

The vendor wraps up my posters.

The vendor wraps up my posters.

    We finished our flea market stroll and headed back to the hotel to pick up some later sleepers. From there we took the subway to Chelsea and spent the afternoon visiting one gallery after another. At the Gagosian Gallery we saw Chuck Close taking in the Picasso: Mosqueteros exhibition. Below are a view pics from some of the galleries we visited Chelsea.dsc_0225

Lambros takes it all in.

Lambros takes it all in.

 

 

Padgett examining a small painting.

Padgett examining a small painting.

 

 

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