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Happy 4th of July from one of my favorite hidden spots in Tribeca! To celebrate this best of all summer holidays and the opening of the magnificent Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum (the last curated show before the Whitney move downtown to it’s new space) I had to showcase this little know spot at the foot of Greenwich St, where Koons’ Balloon Flower Red happily sits amidst a fountain display built around the glorious ruby sculpture. The balloon flower also looks out onto the World Trade Center site and has a beautiful garden with benches where I often love to sit and enjoy an iced coffee and reflect.
Durring this visit, reflection turned into engagement, and with the unbelievable temperatures heat and humid, I followed a little girl and took a delightful skip through the fountain. Oddly enough, after wondering whether this move was somehow inappropriate given the setting, I realized that the best way to celebrate my love for this city and honor the space, setting, and spirit of Koons’ sculpture is to show the joy and happiness that is so inherent to our American spirit.
So today, try to honor all those who have fought and brought us to where we are by truly celebrating and basking in the glories of our nation. Delight in the freedom we enjoy, cherish the independence we feel so deeply in our soul, and recognize the liberty we abundantly possess.
Happy Independence Day to you all.
A CAN’T MISS, MUST SEE, WILL LOVE:: Jeff Koons: A Retrospective ; on display until October 19th, 2014 ; Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, (212) 570-3600 http://whitney.org