In February, the depth of winter, when the landscape recedes adamantly into brown, New York City remains vibrant. The shop windows push spring and summer fashion and galleries and museums bring out their brightest works to add cheer to this dreary month. One can take some solace in this bit of warmth as the temperatures drop into the teens. Here is a look at some of the more vivid scenes from a recent trip to 5th Avenue.
Bergdorf Goodman’s picturesque store windows are awash in color and pattern for Fashion Week featuring Gucci’s Victoriana take.
Around the corner, in the windows facing Central Park, a loosely gridded ribbon construction embellished with knick knacks adds a certain dimension to the fashion therein while complimenting the bare reflection of the trees of Grand Army Plaza. The Pulitzer Fountain adds to the overall beauty.
The color red and the monkey honor the Chinese New Year in this wonderful display: Jacket from Marc Jacobs and dress by Elie Saab.
Just off of 5th Avenue on 57th St. Pace Gallery exhibits a brilliant Winter Group show that includes Kiki Smith, Sol Lewitt, Kenneth Noland and Alfred Jensen.
Alfred Jensen’s “There Came into being: Calirvoyance, Per. I, Divination, Per. II,” (1959) matches the arc and zing of Kiki Smith’s “Rainbows” (1997).
And the random arrangement of sculptural hues in Lewitt’s “Splotch #3” (2000) contrast the smooth perfection of Kenneth Noland’s “Minted Morning” (2003).
And lastly, the Jaqueline de Ribes exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (closing on February 21st) should not be missed.
And while your there check out the colorful digital recreations projected onto the processional scenes of Temple of Dendur. Only on the weekends…enjoy.