Wandering around in Chelsea

I spent yesterday afternoon with Ivory Serra, son of my good friend Tony Serra ( I’ve known Ivory and his  twin brother Shelter since a few days after they were born). Ivory’s a working photographer, worked with Annie Liebovitz for a while, and knows the NYC art scene. (It’s quite wonderful that Ivory and Shelter, coming from this little town of 3000 people, have survived and thrived in NYC, and as artists.)

We went to some bookstores and a few galleries. I can’t find my notes on which gallery this was , or the sculptor, but he’s quite famous, and these are ultra expensive (prices not listed, but Ivory thinks maybe $150,000). It was a great afternoon, we started out at Grumpy’s coffee house on West 20th, and then went to all these places I would not have known about otherwise.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

7 Responses to Wandering around in Chelsea

  1. Ivory Serra is a great photographer. His photo of Andy Kessler skating through NYC traffic is still mindblowing. IF you have not seen it, I'm sure you would dig it.

  2. Always best to be shown around by a local to really see a place.
    As for the 'artwork', looks more like 'NYC autowreck' to me and would have no value in my hands. To each their own, however.

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