neon love messages in times square

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In the heart of Times Square, synchronized on over 15 digital billboards, is a dazzling display of love. For the month of February, contemporary Britsh artist Tracey Emin will be showcasing her neon love notes as part of the public program ‘Midnight Moment.’ Six handwritten love messages are animated in Emin’s exhibition titled “I Promise to Love You” which can be viewed every night this month from 11:57 PM to midnight.

Pretty darn lovely, ay?

More info on the Times Square website and if you’re into glowing text installations you may also like this.Β Β 

Source and photos: My Modern Met

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upper east side

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While in NY I made the trek to the Upper East Side to get my hair did by the one and only,
Davide Torchio. Having him touch my golden locks was the ultimate treat and I have no idea where I’ll go from here.

I can’t remember a haircut that I’ve ever immediately loved. It’s usually a good month or three of wearing my hair pulled back, annoyed with myself for allowing someone to chop my mane right before my very own eyes. With Davide’s meticulous attention to detail, and thorough consultation, he gave me exactly what I wanted and it’s almost saddening to watch the layers grow in day by day. Perhaps I’ll hold out for cuts until I’m in NY as I’m not sure how I could go to anyone else, ever again.

The bonus, while waiting for the subway on my way back I spotted a slew of people shooting what I thought was an editorial. I nonchalantly scooted over for a birds eye view and sure enough there stood Hanneli, as effortless as ever. Too shy to say hi, I watched in admiration, pinching my boyfriend as hard as I could as she snapped away with her little camera. He assumed I was smitten over the amazonian model so when I told him who I was excited about he cracked up and called me a nerd. Somethings boys just don’t understand…

It turns out that she was shooting behind the scenes photos of Poppy De Villeneuve’s new film. So dope.

Some more pictures that I’m pretty sure are from the exact moment I spotted them after the jump…

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antony gormley, event horizon, nyc

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I spotted what I thought was a man on a roof ledge in NY and had a brief freak out until I bumped into (literally) something similar in Madison Square Park. I quickly googled and discovered that this was the work of Anyony Gormley – the sculptures themselves are casts of Gormley’s body; there are 31 of them on buildings around Madison Square Park.

I became pretty obsessed and attempted to find all 31 body forms but only found 12, not too shabby!

More about the exhibit and tidbits from Unurth:
“There seems to have been a lot of debate over the legality of street art in the past few months years, but mostly the debate comes down to a struggle to reconcile the historic objection to artists appropriating public space with an ever-increasing public enthusiasm for artists appropriating public space. It’s funny to think that while some artists are being jailed for their art, some cities are actively competing for street art festivals & exhibits.

Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon is a great example of an enlightened approach; public & private organizations worked together to make it happen (the official guide even includes an introduction from Mayor Bloomberg), and it’s hard to argue that it can have done anything other than benefit local culture & business.

The sculptures themselves are casts of Gormley’s body; there are 31 of them on buildings around Madison Square Park. It’s fun and surprising as you start to spot them, and then they’re strangely enigmatic – sometimes they feel quite ominous, sometimes quite friendly.

“The ambition is to make people visually aware of their own surroundings and the skyline above their heads.”

The exhibit runs until August 15; details here.

Chchchhhheck it out if you’re in the city, all you have to do is look up!

Photos: Unurth

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