Even though I’m trying not to bring things into the house, It’s hard not to buy something when it speaks to you in such a personal way. For example, I found this print by the Canadian artist Mary Okheena at a weird studio sale. It’s called “Cold Mist Howling Can’t Make Me Sleep.”
This painting is by Gregg Allen McGivern, a Toronto-based outsider artist. I met him selling his works on the corner of Queen and Dufferin. I was drawn to the composition and subject matter — Toronto in a heatwave!
I was in New York last week and was super excited to see that David Shrigley had done a collaboration with Flying Tiger. Mr. Andrew and I collect a lot of artist multiples and I bought him a Shrigley flying disc for his birthday last year. I picked up four things from this collection, including this shower curtain. I first thought of using it as wall art, but then we thought, why can’t it be art and a shower curtain?
And finally I finally got out to see the Gary Baseman “My Eyes Are Bigger Than My Stomach” exhibition at the Drake 150. The staff were very sad to see the show go. I am sad that I didn’t go visit sooner.