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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

NYC recap

Well first of all, I saw this painting by Klimt at the Neue Galerie.
And yes, I almost cried.

Web and print reproductions of Klimt's paintings never really do him justice. So you have to go and see them in person. I've been meaning to go to the Neue since my trip last November. If you're a fan of the Vienna Secession and early 20th century German art and design, the Neue is where you want to go. My friend Kira and I went last week, and unfortunately, they had only two rooms open to the public. They were in the middle of setting up a new installation on the third floor, and another exhibition on the second floor. But it was still worth it - a landscape or two, and Adele's portrait by Klimt, and Egon Schiele's beautiful drawings (and a few more drawings by Oskar Kokoschka).
At the Café Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie. Yumm, rooibos tea and cake.

So, the real purpose of the Big Apple visit was to mail out some promotional postcards. I had three different illustrations, and 160 postcards in total - all handwritten.

The trip was meant to coincide with the Society of Illustrators' Awards Ceremony for the Annual Exhibition: Illustrators 53, the Book and Editorial Exhibit held at the Museum of American Illustration. It was a great night - I was smitten and awe-struck by all the talented illustrators and art directors that attended.

Society of Illustrators

Wisdom from Sam Weber.

Great company with Marcos Chin.

It wasn't all work though. I do have to recommend going to the Pearl River Store in SoHo.
THE BEST! So many knick knacks and wonderful things that you don't necessarily need but will want anyway.

Pearl River Store

Somewhere in SoHo.

All in all a good trip. Looking forward to my next one in the summer.
Working on next portrait. Will upload soon.


  1. Hi Chelsea! This is Julia from TNA Eaton Centre; you might remember me as the cashier talking about your website. Love your work, and I wish I took the time to explore NYC like you did when I went! Love that city. Must go again soon too. Anyhow, keep up the good work, and come visit TNA more often (:

  2. Hi Julia!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my work.

    And please, go back to NYC and visit every nook and cranny. But you should go in the summer, it's nicer to walk around :)