Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NYC: Surtex and The High Line

It is hard to believe that Surtex was just last week. It was awesome. My first time attending and it was fun and exhausting! I worked the Group Four booth for 2 days and learned a ton! It was great to be able to hear client comments and really get a feeling for what people are looking for when they buy art. I have returned back to Budapest with inspiration and motivation (two things that I was having trouble with when I left For the States a month ago.)

The Group Four crew taking a break after a mad rush of people.
It is always great to see my friends of Sisters Gulassa, Cyrille and Lisa. Lise lives in California and Cyril in Vienna. I am determined to visit Cyrille soon-we live so close to one another!
I am thinking of having a booth myself next year. I am truly torn. Have you had a booth at Surtex? Was is it good for you?

Before the show I spent 3 days shopping, walking and enjoying NYC! I really love that town. I have been wanting to visit The High Line the past few visits. This time I got there.

The High Line was originally built in the 1930's to life dangerous freight trains off the streets. Section 1 of the High Line is open as a public park. It is fantastic! The way they have kept the train tracks and have integrated it into the park is genius!


david m said...

Diane - the highline reminds me that in Paris there is a fantastic park like this:
Promenade Plantée - an
elevated urban park above the shops and galleries of the
avenue Daumesnil just behind Opera Bastilee - also near Gare de Lyon.

Both the above ground and surface level walks are fantastic. The garden in the above ground walk is really cool. Not to be missed next time you're in Paris.

Diane Kappa said...

Thanks David. I googled the park and it does resemble The High Line. Maybe a trip to Paris needs to be planned:)