I Love New York

Was back in New York again, this time to finish shooting Clara Law’s film, “Like a Dream”. It’s been a rough and tough few months. We began shooting in July in Taipei then Shanghai and finally here. I’m so wasted from this shoot having lost over 15 pounds. Despite all the suffering I really think this is going to be a good one. I can’t wait to see it. I guess my reward for all the blood seat and tears(literally) is that we finished in one of my favorite cities in the world. Check out some NY images below.

The Guggenheim Museum by architect Frank Lloyd Wright is a structure that never ceases to amaze me. I can’t even imagine what people were thinking when it opened in 1937, I know it angered many but it must have really blown people away.

The spiral motif appears all over the place inside.

One of my favorite artists Jeff Koons had an exhibition of his sculptures on top the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I love this piece. The Met is crazy big. Even a full day is not enough time here but it’s amazing to see examples of art from the beginning of time to now in just one place.

This piece was part of a special exhibition at The Met entitled “Race and Indentity”. If you look closely, this head is made out of patent leather pumps.

This ad is just silly funny.

Saw this at a private gallery on Houston St. It’s sad to see Grover from Sesame Street end up like this. I wonder what happened? Now he’s broke and a drunk. I wonder if he’ll make a come back like Robert Downey Jr.?

But you don’t have to goto a museum to see art in New York. Nice piece of graffiti here in Union Square.

This is just so wrong. It looked ten times worse in person. But I see this all the time all over the place. Guys and girls from all walks of life. I really just don’t get it. How can you not know half of your ass is hanging out of your pants?

And I can’t talk about New York without talking about the food!!! Had several good meals while I was here in an effort to gain back some of that lost weight. This was todays breakfast. You can never go wrong at Clinton Street Bakery. Usually you’ve got to wait 30-40 minutes for a seat but this time there was a free table just as we walked in. This is the Southern Breakfast. Two eggs, cheese grits, candied bacon and two fried green tomatoes coupled up with some coffee and a glass of fresh squeezed oj and you’re ready to start your day!

I think I fall deeper and deeper in love with this place every time I come here. I’m leaving tomorrow, I wish I could stay longer but I’m dying to get home after being gone for so long.